Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Jesus Christ P22 (11-30-20)
When we look at scriptures concerning the last days of Jesus on earth, those things we have read about through the prophets, such as Isaiah and Micah, and then the eyewitnesses, like John and Matthew, who ate and drank with Jesus, do you not marvel? The disciples of Jesus recorded down the fulfillment of prophecy, of the things they saw and heard, what was fulfilled, as written down through the prophets. How can you not say, “This man must have been the Messiah!”? But as you look deeper into the scriptures, you realize the attitudes of the heart of all mankind is made known.
We look at the attitude of Judas, who obviously betrayed Jesus, but later recognized his wrong and tried to make it right. He was filled with remorse. Yes, he betrayed Jesus, and so did all the disciples, including Peter. What was Judas main problem? He thought he could manipulate God into doing what he wanted Him to do, which would cause deliverance of the Jews out of Roman rule. He had the mind of natural man but was blind to the things of God. … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Jesus Christ P21 (11-18-20)
As we ponder over the biblical prophecies in Christ Jesus, let us keep in mind that this was in the heart of God before the creation of the world and mankind. Knowing that when creating man in His own image, there is a risk to that, that mankind might just choose his own way. God in His foreknowledge made provision for that, that if mankind should decide for himself what is right and wrong, to decide that he does not need or want God and wants to live independently of God, then there is a consequence to that choice. That consequence is that man will be separated from God, and be in a state of spiritual death. That is, Adam, when he sinned in the garden of Eden, died to the one who vacated Him, who was the Spirit of God living in him.
As a consequence of that choice, the entire human race was lost, being born in the nature of Adam, dead to God. God made provision to restore mankind back to himself. Through the prophetic words of the prophets, He predicted His entry into this … Listen to Broadcast & Read More