Leap Of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ
Chapter: The Crucifixion of Jesus (Pages 71-72)
“I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubelth you shall bear his own judgment, whosoever he be. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased? I would they were even cut off which trouble you…”
Key Point to Being Saved: The doctrine of salvation of a crucified Christ…
In reference to Disregarding the Cross:
Stumbling block: a trap-stick; occasion to fall (of stumbling), offence, thing that offends, stumbling block. Noun meaning the trigger of a trap on which the bait is placed, and which, when touched by the animal, springs and causes it to close causing entrapment. In the New Testament, stumbling block, offence, only figuratively in a moral sense. 1) Generally as a cause of stumbling, falling ruin, morally and spiritually. Spoken of Christ as the rock of stumbling; 2) as a cause of offence and indignation; 3) as a cause or occasion of sinning or of falling away from the truth (Net Bible.org).
Let this be clear, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was worded and exemplified in a symbolic manner so that we could understand His suffering. He was crucified and has the scars to show for it. But the true crucifixion goes much further beyond a death on the cross. Remember, Jesus is a living sacrifice to whom we cast all of our problems and concerns. The sin of the world has been laid upon His shoulders. You must understand that the crucifixion is symbolic in nature in order for us to understand what He goes through each and every day for us even when we reject him… The body of Christ feels the entire sin of the world. The world can either seek God and attempt to correct their lives, or Christ will continue to suffer…
Now, the reality is that the crucifixion of Jesus is not to be taken advantage of or abused. It is to be held in the highest regard. It is the most important way that we understand forgiveness. By believing in Christ we do not want to crucify Him; we want to help Him and bear our own cross. You are not to intend to make Christ suffer. You are responsible for helping Him live. You are responsible for establishing His kingdom. Do you want Christ to suffer? Do you believe (As many religions and specifically Islam teaches) that it is all about mercy and that you can act and do what you please without acknowledging Jesus Christ and His fulfillment of the Ten Commandments…
Well, this is a WAKE-UP call. You are responsible for helping save Christians and helping Jesus to be ever present in the world. Do not attempt to pierce Him, kill Him, deceive him, or trap him…For these actions God will lay his vengeance upon you.. That is what many people are doing every day and believe me that he feels the burden. He knows the pain. He is the sacrifice for the sin of the world.
You are to study the Word and abide by the Word of God. You are not to make the crucifixion a stumbling block that allows you to seek out a different way of understanding God. You must follow God’s law. You must live in the Spirit and allow God to guide you. Put away the “old self ” and put on the “new self.”
This is all that God asks. It is God’s command that you quit having to use Christ as an excuse. How long do you think that will last? There is a time frame here…THINK…How much time is left? God knows EXACTLY how much time remains...You must establish yourself with God and carry your own cross, as Christ did for us.
Christ feels the antagonizing, persecution, criticism, degrading, mocking, judging, sheer harassment, and denial every day. Many people live their lives as a statement to execute Christians, as weapons of mass destruction…Pay attention… They hate what He stands for and everything pure about Him. Satan and his army continue to act, having been told to stop, and they will, mark my words, be forever punished for their actions. God does not miss a thing. As opposed to crucifying Christ, you are to listen carefully to him and help Him. He will keep you safe…He knows what is going to happen… Help carry the weight, and stand up for God.
He looks for us to help.
Leap Of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ
Chapter: Ungodliness (Pages 117-118)
In the end of days we are forewarned that synagogues will cast out the Christians and not allow for them to receive education. This is happening now on campuses across the United States of America and all over the world…and we must be sure to address it accordingly.
Know this: when institutions make a decision to not allow Christians who are seeking to grow and learn about Christ into their educational programs, this presents a warning sign…. This warning sign is one to be seen as sheer deception, and this is what we call Radical Islam of inflitration…Used in most ways by the means of psychology…
Radical Islam is the issue that we face.This is the work of evil and rejection of God Son. What Satan has attempted to do is to turn the world upside down and make everything backward. When comparing the Bible to the Quran, we see this put into perspective perfectly.
Key Point: Islam takes different accounts from the Bible and attempts to disprove the biblical context of God’s everlasting truth, communicated by the disciples and Jesus as God’s loyal witnesses.
Part of this is due to the corruption of the disastrous political warfare that is taking place in Washington, DC, and all over the United States. This problem has been in action for an extended amount of time, and their goal is to overtake the entire world by means of unjust deception. Jesus sees the dark and evil figures in high places that wish to control society and ultimately destroy God’s creation.
Recognize that organizations and institutions will one day answer to God for not allowing students to speak their minds and voice the truth. This is what education is to be about—open and controlled discussion. God will be the director in a sense, and we will be the choir. This is how we grow.
Jesus comes to inform society of what it has become. He comes to show you the way to discerning the truth.
“These things I have spoken to you, that you may be kept from stumbling. They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. And these things they will do, because they have not known the Father, or Me. But these things I have spoken to you, that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.”
John 16:1-4 (nasb)
Just seek out a path that will lead you to enjoying your life, and do not worry about the current situation. It has been corrupted for too long. It is all backward. You write and speak your voice. You will be heard and will share your stories. Your stories are what make you who you are. Rise above the judgment and persecution. You be like Christ. Speak as Christ.
The Spirit will guide you.
Matthew 10:20 (nasb) says, “For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.”
This is how we begin to know the nature of the Perfect Trinity. Our Father is the same, as we are the same.
For I know your trials and tribulations. I know your suffering and your efforts. Do not worry. Know the path to take and the direction to move. God will make your path straight. Trust in God the Father.
Union and Harmony with all of the Heavenly Angels in God’s House….
Matthew 28:19-20 (nasb) says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”