Do you know Jesus?

Many people know about Jesus. They’ve heard about Him on TV and they’ve heard about Him in sermons and other venues. The question is “do you KNOW Him and does He know you?” There are many people in the church and outside of any church that has heard of Him and knows the story of His birth and there are many who attend churches thinking that they are saved because of their knowledge of Him.

Satan knows Jesus and he knows Who Jesus is but he won’t serve Him. All of the demons and powers that serve Satan know Who Jesus is but they look at Him as the enemy. If you were to ask people on the street about Jesus, you would get lots of answers or possibly no answer at all. The world around us is very much against the knowledge of Jesus. They don’t mind talking about God but don’t bring up His Son or even claim that He has a Son.

Jesus is THE Son of God and whether you believe it or believe in Him or not that does not change. Seek Him for your salvation and your eternal destination depends on your decision. Choose this day whom you will serve, as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. Joshua said this just before he died in the Promised land and he was telling the Israelites to do the same. But, if you read the book of Joshua, the Israelites only served God as long as the generation that came through the wilderness was alive. Then they began to follow the religions of those who lived around them. A choice is a choice whether you make it or not. Make sure of yours before your time is up.

Put your trust in Him

Trust in the LORD, and do good; So shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; And he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; Trust also in him; And he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, And thy judgment as the noonday. Psalm 37:3‭-‬6 KJV

God cares for you…

Sometimes, in life, we feel that we have done so much that He wouldn’t accept us. But…when you read God’s Word you find people that He has used in His plan who were murderers, killers, adulterous, liars, harlots, even some who were not Jewish and a few who were people that God condemns completely, yet they were all used in the family line leading to Jesus. I know that was a very long sentence but to give you the backstory of all of them is just too much.

Why did I include all of the different people in the paragraph above? Because, when you begin to think about Jesus or even if you are thinking that He can’t use me or even why would He want me? God used a donkey to speak to Balim when it was needed. He knows you down to your molecules because He created you in every way by knitting your DNA together and giving you your talent and your personality. Why am I telling you this? Because there are so many people who think that God doesn’t exist or that He doesn’t care about us or more personally…me or you!

Jesus came to take your place on the cross. It was your sin and my sins that He came to pay the price for and it was those sins that nailed Him to the cross. So in the most intimate way, God loves you. He knows each of us more deeply than we know ourselves and He wants a relationship with us. He wanted this relationship in the beginning with Adam and Eve and for a while, He had it with them until Eve started talking with a snake.

It only takes a second for you to realize that you need Jesus in your life. Sometimes, that second that you say, “Jesus help me!” is all that you will have. If you know that you need Him in your life, I pray that you will make that decision soon before it is too late.

Commandments, not suggestions

Have you noticed how much people want to get rid of any mention of God or Jesus and especially their laws? The Ten Commandments were never “suggestions”, they are commandments and we should obey them. 

The first four commandments tell us how to obey and worship God. The other six tell us how we are to behave toward each other. That is why Jesus said that “we should love the Lord with all of our hearts, all of our souls and with all of our strength and all of our minds and the next commandment is that we should love our neighbor as ourselves”. Jesus didn’t dilute them, He just made ten into two but the two that He told the Pharisees about ARE the essence of the TEN.

Why can’t the church live by these commandments today? It seems that much of our problems in America could be fixed if these were taught in our homes and in our churches too. Life would be so much better if this was what we taught in schools to the children, but there are too many people worried about lawsuits and the separation of church and state. Teaching these is not an endorsement of any specific “religion or church”, it is teaching our young people the way they are supposed to act when they become adults!