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THE one thing that brings us to God

In the darkness, where everything is unknown, I faced the power of sin on my own.

Darkness, the polar opposite of brightness, is understood as a lack of illumination or an absence of visible light. Human vision is unable to distinguish color in conditions of either high brightness or high darkness. In conditions with insufficient light levels, color perception ranges from achromatic to ultimately black. Wikipedia

Darkness is not the opposite of light. Darkness is the absence of light. Cold is not the opposite of warn, cold is the absence of heat.  Hate, self loathing, envy, greed, condemnation, violence, pride, and so many other attributes of religions of error, comes from the absence of the Love of God. And without that Love, our ability to see clearly and function is greatly impeded.

5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:1-7

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10

It is not the rites and ceremonies of religions that satisfy our most intimate needs, nor do those empower us to help others and win souls. All the religiousness in the world cannot deliver one Muslim from slavery to the hate, poverty, and violence that defines Islam. All the intelligence and Christian philosophy in the world cannot deliver one from the philosophies of the Eastern religions – I have never seen anyone argued into heaven.

Only the love of God can deliver, and it is transferred to us by the Spirit of God during our time spent in communion with him.

The Holy of Holies is where we put aside everything else and commune with God, where we simply give our undivided attention and love him back as he loves us. By his death Jesus the Messiah opened the way to have personal fellowship with God, and signified it by ripping the thick veil that separated the Ark of the Covenant and the Mercy Seat from the court around it. (Catch the 11 March 2020 – Asst. Pastor T. Marsh – “Praying Through The Tabernacle – Lesson 7 and Lesson 8” https://www.facebook.com/fupcokinawa/videos/1041178086265941/)

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 1 John 4:11

The world is covered in darkness: religions or knowledge or ceremonies cannot fill the emptiness inside us or anyone else. The thing that saves people is the love of God. What we need is the Love of God. We cannot not shed it abroad (Rom 5:5) unless we have it ourselves first.

This message is for saints and not-so-saints. For frustrated people who are ready to quit trying because they always seem to fail somehow. This is the Word Jesus sent to me when I struggled with that and asked what I should do.

Jesus just said “I paid for it all. Just keep trying.”

God does not require us to be perfect – he knows we will fail. He took care of that on Calvary. He made provision for us, he paid for all our sins, and all he asks is “Just keep trying.”

Don’t give up on yourself or God. Don’t stare backwards at where you have plowed and see how crooked the lines are. Just keep trying.

May God’s Peace and Blessing be with you this week.


Ignorance, even well meaning ignorance, is not bliss

Picture of commemoration of attack on 02.03.2011

By Genet, Commemoration of Frankfurt Airport shooting terrorist attack on March 6, 2011.

There is much publishing of the atrocities committed by Muslims, and their carnal, wicked behavior.

I believe there are also people who consider themselves to be Muslim because that is all they have known, who earnestly do want to obey the One and only person who is the One God of Abraham. They do not understand that Islam was created not by the God of Abraham but by one who desires the total destruction of all that the One God of Abraham created.

God seeks honest hearts and reveals his Truth to those who honestly will listen. Those Muslims who seek and meet the One God of Abraham will understand he is not Allah (el-Ah, the violent moon god of Ur from whom Abraham departed) but that the One God of Abraham made a human body and lived inside it to save, not destroy, everything he has created. And that presence of God in the human body was known as Jeshua the Messiah, that is Jesus the Christ.

Once they understand the One God of Abraham is the divine Spirit that lived in the body we know as Jesus Christ, and follow him, then they will finally find peace. In the world we have tribulations, but we can take courage because He has overcome the world.

Maranatha.

Know Jesus, know peace. No Jesus, no peace.