Sunday, October 26, 2014

God’s kingdom is near.

Where is the king of kings?  Come to us lord and bring us peace.
We are struggling in a world hoping for universal peace. Yet many are looking elsewhere either for entertainment, adventure or for seemingly scientific reason they wonder about life elsewhere than on earth. We may refer to principals pertaining that conditions for life on earth are very rare and possibly unique. For me, what is important is that there is life where we are, and to see what we make of it is really saddening, at the list aberrant. From so much grief affecting others and destruction or pollution of the earth we wash our hands; with all our mistrust we embark in space voyages and send peace messages hoping to find other intelligence to communicate with. It’s a good thing that ridicule never killed anyone. We must find peace with our own environment to be the least credible to address others on the mater. Pretending to be good and just in front of strangers not even existing yet, we forget reality and truth.

A few years ago, a stock market crash caused banks and pension funds to collapse. Trillions of dollars where lost. A parcel of that money would feed the hungry people of the world for more than a hundred years. Where is our faith, our prayers, our example, our love? Our works must be so absent in front of God. Of course Jesus preached to us how we must separate ourselves from the world. It is so obvious that we must repent.

Scientist will acknowledge Darwin’s theory of evolution, and we may all appreciate it. Bu what is evolution for God? Jesus did instantaneous miracles. Reality is what we know that has a place in time and space. Mankind must evolve accordingly to God’s desire where I believe our heart, soul and spirit are united to approach God by the name of Jesus Christ; that is the reality we must find.

Sunday school is what we really need to survive and progress, but our world is far from perfect and liberty is a word that often brings enslavement to materialistic desires. Everyone is free to study what they wish or to believe what they want, and many do not make the better choice. I am not against philosophies but there are many and the study of them is not accessible to everyone. So we may consider schooling as a luxury for many people, unless it can be free like Sunday school. Mathew 10, 8 freely you have receive, freely give.

The gospel is the truth available for everyone in the developed world and Jesus is infinitely more than Plato’s king philosopher. John 6, 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. Christ brings us more than we hope for by remaining with us as our lord and savior.

We must share what we discover to be most profitable to mankind; Christ is our salvation. Luc 10, 17-22
17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20 nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 22 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

The power of God is above all philosophies and is accessible to everyone that believes in Christ.

I know since my young age how eternity is long. I was in a catholic school where a nun was the principal. One day she told us a story how a little bird would pass by the greatest mountain and slightly brush it’s wing against it; eternity is longer than the time it takes for the little bird to wear the mountain. But time has no importance to God.

Scientists have calculated that the universe was created 13.7 billion years ago.

Scientists refute the theory of creation, so does governments and schools. But no one can find anything beyond the Big Bang theory. Again it is a good thing that ridicule does not kill anyone. I do not blame science and I cannot blame anyone in believing in instantaneous miracles like Jesus did. To me it is so obvious. For the sake of an argument we seem to cut short on the scale of time. I believe that what we know is what God wants us to know.

God is the universe and Jesus is God, so Jesus is the universe. The whole bible is impregnated by Christ. Mathew5, 17 New International Version "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. It is not like we should believe that the Old Testament is out of date, what we must retain are the examples pertaining to life under God’s infinite fidelity. The biggest example is submission to God, since Christ resurrection, it is the more obvious that charity is the main example. Sadly centuries have past by and Christians are still holding a cross in one hand and a sword in the other. Reconciliation between people and countries are difficult. Even the laws inside countries are broken. What hope is there in this worldly and egoistical situation but to hope for the grace of the lord?

God presents peace for humanity. He may have influence winning battles but the war he wins is for peace. He wants mankind to love one another that is why he gave his beloved son as an example, a servant that established redemption for all of humanity.

The truth is that redemption leads to resurrection. We recognize truth when we hear it from a living voice. The bible is Gods voice, so it is what is the most vibrant and spiritual on earth when it is read. Obviously it is nothing if we do not take hold of the words written. The importance of the bible resides in the gospel that recalls the coming of God made man that died and was resurrected by the father for the redemption of all mankind. But some passages of the gospel refer to the Old Testament; it is also good to know the old to understand the new, but it is not so necessary: Mathew 9, 17New International Version Neither does people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."

Also if we are like old men from the Old Testament we must renew ourselves to embrace the grace of the lord. The lord is our example for our greater evolution. We must manifest, proclaim, and vocalize our belief; give example which is summarized in the word charity and the verb to love.

We may hear critics on God from unbelievers saying: How can he exist and permit so much sufferance? But he has given us many means to help ourselves. The simple fact of having the gift of faith is a southing matter.

John 14, 12New Living Translation "I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.

Luke 10, 8-9 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.  Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.

Luke 10, 17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

Luke 6, 17-19 17 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.

Mathew 10, 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!

Mathew 15, 30 New Living Translation A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldn't speak, and many others. They laid them before Jesus, and he healed them all.

Mathew 4, 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.

1Corinthians 12, 27-31 New Living Translation  27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 28 Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church:

first are apostles,
second are prophets,
third are teachers,
then those who do miracles,
those who have the gift of healing,
those who can help others,
those who have the gift of leadership,
those who speak in unknown languages.
29 Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? 30 Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not! 31 So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts.

But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.

First, We must repent. The more we learn from the bible, the more we want to ask forgiveness for our sins, and the more we see the glory of God.

May the grace of Jesus Christ be with you!