Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. ESV
In the face of all that is going on around us in the world, let us remain strong in our hope, in our confident expectation regarding the Lord Jesus Christ and His faithfulness, His promises, His Word of Life.
Let us not become those who shrink back, or draw back into fearful compromise, acquiescing to those who would threaten, be offended by the truth, or would attack the message and thus the messengers of the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us not surrender our genuine saving faith and its message for the sake of cultural acceptance or relativity, self-preservation, or even of a worldly appeasement, or worldly acceptance and approval.
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Proverbs 25:2 (ESV) It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.
There is a very real need to inquire that seems essential for each one of us. Need simply refers to that which is essential for life. We are strongly encouraged in scripture to seek that we might find, to search out that which is hidden with the assurance that as we seek and search we will find, in Christ Jesus. We are commanded to seek first the kingdom of God that all we seek after in and of God’s Kingdom may then be added to us. The problem is that there are far too many who want to do it all for us, simply because they see us as just too ignorant or lazy to do it for ourselves. Then having created this dependency, us on them, they turn around and criticize us for not doing or learning to do for ourselves.
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This is a link to an earlier post that addresses the question of what exactly crucifixion is and looks like and my further discussion regarding it. You can read it here. I pray you find it enlightening.
Let us join with the millions of other Believers around the world in remembering and celebrating with thanksgiving the Life, Suffering, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Without Him and His blood shed upon Calvary, we would be as dry bones, a people without any hope but for and in this life alone.
Thank you Lord Jesus for bearing the full weight and judgment of our sin for us, who didn’t deserve it, nor could have done anything in ourselves to gain genuine forgiveness and salvation in and before the Father God. Thank you for your awesome gift of love eternal and sacrifice sufficient to purchase for us our redemption, our deliverance from sin, its enslavement to darkness with its condemnation of eternal death and damnation. Thank you Lord Jesus for dying that we might genuinely live, eternally yours with you in your glory and for your greater glory, honor and praise, forevermore. Thank you, Father God, Lord Jesus Christ and Precious Holy Spirit!