Thursday, February 24, 2022

Who Did the Apostles Say JESUS Was?

 

According to these four apostles' gospel, this is who JESUS is:

MATTHEW

Matthew 14:33 

King James Version

33 Then they that were in the ship came 

and worshipped him, 

saying, 

Of a truth thou art the Son of God.


MARK

Mark 1:1 

King James Version

1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, 

the Son of God;


LUKE

Luke 1:30-33 

King James Version

30 And the angel said unto her, 

Fear not, Mary: 

for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, 

thou shalt conceive in thy womb, 

and bring forth a son, 

and shalt call his name Jesus.

32 He shall be great, 

and shall be called the Son of the Highest

and the Lord God shall give unto him 

the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign 

over the house of Jacob for ever; 

and of his kingdom there shall be no end.


JOHN

John 1:32-34 

King James Version

32 And John bare record, saying, 

I saw the Spirit descending from heaven 

like a dove, 

and it abode upon him.

33 And I knew him not: 

but he that sent me to baptize with water, 

the same said unto me, 

Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, 

and remaining on him, 

the same is he 

which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

34 And I saw, 

and bare record 

that this is the Son of God.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

What Makes JESUS the True MEDIATOR of GOD?

 

What makes the LORD Jesus the TRUE Mediator of God?

Scripture is precise, and you will find the answers in these powerful verses.

6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, 

the truth, 

and the life: 

no man cometh unto the Father, 

but by me.

John 14:6 

King James Version


5 For there is one God, 

and one mediator between God and men, 

the man Christ Jesus;

6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, 

to be testified in due time.

1 Timothy 2:5-6 

King James Version


14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, 

who through the eternal Spirit 

offered himself without spot to God, 

purge your conscience from dead works 

to serve the living God?

15 And for this cause he is the mediator 

of the new testament

that by means of death, 

for the redemption of the transgressions 

that were under the first testament, 

they which are called might receive the promise 

of eternal inheritance.

Hebrews 9:14-15 

King James Version


32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me 

before men, 

him will I confess also before my Father 

which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, 

him will I also deny before my Father 

which is in heaven.

Matthew 10:32-33 

King James Version


34 Who is he that condemneth? 

It is Christ that died, 

yea rather, 

that is risen again, 

who is even at the right hand of God, 

who also maketh intercession for us.

Romans 8:34

King James Version


25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost 

that come unto God by him, 

seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 7:25 

King James Version


18 For through him we both have access 

by one Spirit unto the Father.

Ephesians 2:18 

King James Version


5 And one of the elders saith unto me, 

Weep not: 

behold, 

the Lion of the tribe of Judah, 

the Root of David, 

hath prevailed to open the book

and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Revelation 5:5 

King James Version


7 And he came and took the book 

out of the right hand of him 

that sat upon the throne.

8 And when he had taken the book, 

the four beasts 

and four and twenty elders 

fell down before the Lamb, 

having every one of them harps, 

and golden vials full of odours, 

which are the prayers of saints.

9 And they sung a new song, saying, 

Thou art worthy to take the book, 

and to open the seals thereof: 

for thou wast slain, 

and hast redeemed us to God 

by thy blood 

out of every kindred, 

and tongue, 

and people, 

and nation;

Revelation 5:7-9 

King James Version


16 Ye have not chosen me, 

but I have chosen you, 

and ordained you, 

that ye should go and bring forth fruit, 

and that your fruit should remain: 

that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father 

in my name, 

he may give it you.

John 15:16 

King James Version


27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father

and no man knoweth the Son, 

but the Father; 

neither knoweth any man the Father, 

save the Son, 

and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

Matthew 11:27 

King James Version


19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, 

but fellowcitizens with the saints, 

and of the household of God;

20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, 

Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

21 In whom all the building fitly framed together 

groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

22 In whom ye also are builded together 

for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:19-22 

King James Version


31 And they said, 

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, 

and thou shalt be saved, 

and thy house.

Acts 16:31 

King James Version


5 And from Jesus Christ, 

who is the faithful witness, 

and the first begotten of the dead, 

and the prince of the kings of the earth. 

Unto him that loved us, 

and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

6 And hath made us kings and priests 

unto God and his Father

to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. 

Amen.

Revelation 1:5-6 

King James Version


18 No man hath seen God at any time, 

the only begotten Son, 

which is in the bosom of the Father, 

he hath declared him.

John 1:18 

King James Version


18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, 

saying, 

All power is given unto me 

in heaven and in earth.

Matthew 28:18 

King James Version


10 He that believeth on the Son of God 

hath the witness in himself: 

he that believeth not God 

hath made him a liar; 

because he believeth not the record 

that God gave of his Son.

11 And this is the record, 

that God hath given to us eternal life, 

and this life is in his Son.

12 He that hath the Son hath life; 

and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

1 John 5:10-12 

King James Version


2 Looking unto Jesus the author 

and finisher of our faith

who for the joy that was set before him 

endured the cross, 

despising the shame, 

and is set down at the right hand 

of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:2 

King James Version


24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, 

which are the figures of the true; 

but into heaven itself, 

now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Hebrews 9:24 

King James Version


34 Who is he that condemneth? 

It is Christ that died, 

yea rather, 

that is risen again, 

who is even at the right hand of God, 

who also maketh intercession for us.

Romans 8:34 

King James Version


More verses on Jesus as Lord, Son, and Mediator.


Sunday, February 6, 2022

MANNA from GOD

 

Exodus 16:12

King James Version

12 I have heard the murmurings 

of the children of Israel: 

speak unto them, saying, 

At even ye shall eat flesh, 

and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; 

and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.


The whole chapter of Exodus 16 spoke of manna, the bread from heaven.

Let's explore the verses.

The children of Israel find themselves in Sin -- the wilderness.

Exodus 16:1

King James Version

16 And they took their journey from Elim, 

and all the congregation of the children of Israel 

came unto the wilderness of Sin

which is between Elim and Sinai, 

on the fifteenth day of the second month 

after their departing out of the land of Egypt.


Hungry, they start to complain.

Exodus 16:2-3

King James Version

2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel 

murmured against Moses and Aaron 

in the wilderness:

3 And the children of Israel said unto them, 

Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord 

in the land of Egypt, 

when we sat by the flesh pots, 

and when we did eat bread to the full; 

for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, 

to kill this whole assembly with hunger.


Our merciful God responds.

Exodus 16:4-5

King James Version

4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, 

Behold, 

I will rain bread from heaven for you;

 and the people shall go out 

and gather a certain rate every day, 

that I may prove them, 

whether they will walk in my law, 

or no.

5 And it shall come to pass, 

that on the sixth day they shall prepare 

that which they bring in; 

and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.


Moses and Aaron admonish the children of Israel.

Exodus 16:6-9

King James Version

6 And Moses and Aaron said 

unto all the children of Israel, 

At even, 

then ye shall know that the Lord 

hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:

7 And in the morning, 

then ye shall see the glory of the Lord; 

for that he heareth your murmurings against the Lord: 

and what are we, 

that ye murmur against us?

8 And Moses said, 

This shall be, 

when the Lord shall give you in the evening 

flesh to eat, 

and in the morning bread to the full; 

for that the Lord heareth your murmurings 

which ye murmur against him: 

and what are we? 

your murmurings are not against us, 

but against the Lord.

9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, 

Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, 

Come near before the Lord: 

for he hath heard your murmurings.


The glory of God appears in a cloud.

Exodus 16:10-12

King James Version

10 And it came to pass, 

as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation 

of the children of Israel, 

that they looked toward the wilderness, and, 

behold, 

the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud.

11 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: 

speak unto them, saying, 

At even ye shall eat flesh, 

and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread

and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.


Manna shows up.

Exodus 16:13-14

King James Version

13 And it came to pass, 

that at even the quails came up, 

and covered the camp: 

and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.

14 And when the dew that lay was gone up

behold, 

upon the face of the wilderness 

there lay a small round thing, 

as small as the hoar frost on the ground.


Moses gives them instructions how to gather the manna.

Exodus 16:15-19

King James Version

15 And when the children of Israel saw it, 

they said one to another, 

It is manna: 

for they wist not what it was. 

And Moses said unto them, 

This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.

16 This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded, 

Gather of it every man according to his eating, 

an omer for every man, 

according to the number of your persons; 

take ye every man for them which are in his tents.

17 And the children of Israel did so, 

and gathered, 

some more, 

some less.

18 And when they did mete it with an omer

he that gathered much had nothing over, 

and he that gathered little had no lack

they gathered every man according to his eating.

19 And Moses said, 

Let no man leave of it till the morning.


The children of Israel didn't follow Moses' instructions.

Exodus 16:20-22

King James Version

20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses

but some of them left of it until the morning, 

and it bred worms, 

and stank

and Moses was wroth with them.

21 And they gathered it every morning, 

every man according to his eating: 

and when the sun waxed hot, 

it melted.

22 And it came to pass, 

that on the sixth day they gathered 

twice as much bread

two omers for one man: 

and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.


Moses speaks of the Sabbath, according to God's instructions.

Exodus 16:23-26

King James Version

23 And he said unto them, 

This is that which the Lord hath said, 

To morrow is the rest 

of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: 

bake that which ye will bake to day, 

and seethe that ye will seethe; 

and that which remaineth over lay up for you 

to be kept until the morning.

24 And they laid it up till the morning, 

as Moses bade: 

and it did not stink, 

neither was there any worm therein.

25 And Moses said, 

Eat that to day; 

for to day is a sabbath unto the Lord: 

to day ye shall not find it in the field.

26 Six days ye shall gather it; 

but on the seventh day, 

which is the sabbath, 

in it there shall be none.


Again, the people fail to follow the Lord's instructions.

Exodus 16:27-30

King James Version

27 And it came to pass, 

that there went out some of the people on the seventh day 

for to gather, 

and they found none.

28 And the Lord said unto Moses, 

How long refuse ye 

to keep my commandments and my laws?


God anticipated the need of the people, in spite of the Sabbath.

Exodus 16:27-30

King James Version

29 See

for that the Lord hath given you the sabbath, 

therefore he giveth you on the sixth day 

the bread of two days; 

abide ye every man in his place, 

let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.

30 So the people rested on the seventh day.


How manna tastes like.

Exodus 16:31

King James Version

31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna

and it was like coriander seed, 

white; 

and the taste of it was like wafers 

made with honey.


God commands the people to keep manna for future generations.

Exodus 16:32-34

King James Version

32 And Moses said, 

This is the thing which the Lord commandeth, 

Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; 

that they may see the bread 

wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, 

when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.

33 And Moses said unto Aaron, 

Take a pot

and put an omer full of manna therein, 

and lay it up before the Lord, 

to be kept for your generations.

34 As the Lord commanded Moses, 

so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, 

to be kept.


Manna sustained the children of Israel for 40 years.

Exodus 16:35-36

King James Version

35 And the children of Israel 

did eat manna forty years, 

until they came to a land inhabited; 

they did eat manna, 

until they came unto the borders 

of the land of Canaan.

36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.


Note:

An ephah is a bushel, or equivalent to nearly 35 1/4 liters.

One-tenth of that, or 3.534 liters is an omer.


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