Wednesday, March 24, 2021

God's MERCY

 

Psalm 25:6 

King James Version

6 Remember, 

O Lord, 

thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; 

for they have been ever of old.


How kind, and merciful is the Lord?

Let Jesus tell you of the parable of the Prodigal Son:

Luke 15:11-24 (KJV)

11 And he said, 

A certain man had two sons:

12 And the younger of them said to his father, 

Father, 

give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. 

And he divided unto them his living.

13 And not many days after 

the younger son gathered all together, 

and took his journey into a far country, 

and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

14 And when he had spent all, 

there arose a mighty famine in that land; 

and he began to be in want.

15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; 

and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

16 And he would fain have filled his belly 

with the husks that the swine did eat: 

and no man gave unto him.

17 And when he came to himself, he said, 

How many hired servants of my father's 

have bread enough and to spare, 

and I perish with hunger!

18 I will arise and go to my father, 

and will say unto him, 

Father, I have sinned against heaven, 

and before thee,

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: 

make me as one of thy hired servants.

20 And he arose, 

and came to his father. 

But when he was yet a great way off, 

his father saw him, 

and had compassion, 

and ran, 

and fell on his neck, 

and kissed him.

21 And the son said unto him, 

Father, 

I have sinned against heaven, 

and in thy sight, 

and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

22 But the father said to his servants, 

Bring forth the best robe, 

and put it on him; 

and put a ring on his hand, 

and shoes on his feet:

23 And bring hither the fatted calf, 

and kill it;

 and let us eat, 

and be merry:

24 For this my son was dead, 

and is alive again; 

he was lost, 

and is found. 

And they began to be merry.


The Lord Jesus says heaven rejoices over the lost sheep, and so it is.

Luke 15:7 (KJV)

7 I say unto you, 

that likewise joy shall be in heaven 

over one sinner that repenteth, 

more than over ninety and nine just persons, 

which need no repentance.


Luke 15:10 (KJV)

10 Likewise, I say unto you, 

there is joy in the presence of the angels of God 

over one sinner that repenteth.


But what of the other son?

His story is told here.


Updated 22 January 2022


Sunday, March 21, 2021

Bible DISCOVERY 21: WHO Resurrected CHRIST?

 

The angels tell the women:

Luke 24:6 

King James Version

6 He is not here, 

but is risen

remember how he spake unto you 

when he was yet in Galilee,


Shall we allow our finite minds, to be blown by the magnificence of what we will learn here today?

Such as the fact that Jesus was raised by God, Himself, and the Holy Spirit?

Is such a thing possible?

Watch what Scripture has to say:


GOD raised Jesus from the dead.

Acts 2:22-24 

King James Version

22 Ye men of Israel, 

hear these words; 

Jesus of Nazareth, 

a man approved of God among you 

by miracles and wonders and signs, 

which God did by him in the midst of you, 

as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, 

being delivered by the determinate counsel 

and foreknowledge of God, 

ye have taken, 

and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

24 Whom God hath raised up, 

having loosed the pains of death: 

because it was not possible 

that he should be holden of it.


Romans 6:4 

King James Version

4 Therefore we are buried with him 

by baptism into death: 

that like as Christ 

was raised up from the dead 

by the glory of the Father

even so we also should walk in newness of life.


Galatians 1:1 

King James Version

1 Paul, an apostle, 

(not of men, 

neither by man, 

but by Jesus Christ, 

and God the Father, 

who raised him from the dead;)


Romans 10:9 

King James Version

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth 

the Lord Jesus, 

and shalt believe in thine heart 

that God hath raised him from the dead, 

thou shalt be saved.


JESUS raised Himself from the dead.

John 2:18-22 

King James Version

18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, 

What sign shewest thou unto us, 

seeing that thou doest these things?

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, 

Destroy this temple, 

and in three days I will raise it up.

20 Then said the Jews, 

Forty and six years was this temple in building, 

and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, 

his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; 

and they believed the scripture, 

and the word which Jesus had said.


John 10:17-18 

King James Version

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, 

because I lay down my life, 

that I might take it again.

18 No man taketh it from me, 

but I lay it down of myself. 

I have power to lay it down, 

and I have power to take it again. 

This commandment have I received of my Father.


The HOLY SPIRIT raised Jesus from the dead.

1 Peter 3:18 

King James Version

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, 

the just for the unjust, 

that he might bring us to God, 

being put to death in the flesh, 

but quickened by the Spirit:


Romans 8:11 

King James Version

11 But if the Spirit of him 

that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, 

he that raised up Christ from the dead

 shall also quicken your mortal bodies 

by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.


Preposterous?

Does that blow all concept of what you can possibly imagine?

But it is truth, for apostle John testifies of the existence of the TRIUNE GOD:

1 John 5:7 

King James Version

7 For there are three 

that bear record in heaven, 

the Father, 

the Word, 

and the Holy Ghost: 

and these three are one.


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