Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Another Jesus

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

When you read the entirety of 2 Cor 11 you get the gist of what Paul was saying. People more readily accepted "another Jesus" "another spirit" and "another gospel" more readily than the real thing. The corinthian church actually thought less of Paul because he did'nt ask them for money. In today's world there are many "other Jesus" figures running around, they all seem to be quite popular. Unfortunately, as it has been throughout history, the real Jesus is in disfavor with the world, as are the real Jesus's servants.

2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

If you want to know what the source of all our problems is, it's people's refusal to love the truth. That's it. Jesus came to give us truth, love and peace, apparently people did'nt want it, they killed Him. Today people are no different. Deep down inside, they prefer lies to the truth. If you want the truth you have to REALLY want it, not "kinda" want it. You have to search for it as if it were hidden treasure (because it is). This great drama unfolding on the earth is all about the Creator finding out who really loves Him. He could have created a bunch of robots to worship Him, but He did'nt. He created human beings with free will, who constantly grieve His Holy Spirit, who love evil and wickedness, whose every thought is to satisfy their lusts and desires instead of loving the Creator who is forever praised. There are a few, FEW who are striving and straining against this filthy world. They have turned their backs on this world, they emrace DEATH through the cross on a daily basis. The god of this world has not been able to keep them blinded as are all the rest. Which group are you in? Do you REALLY want to know the truth? Are you willing to turn your back on this wicked world? Are you willing to die to yourself daily? Time is short, you don't have to be perfect, you just have to be you. You have to REALLY want the truth. Two things are required of you, FAITH and OBEDIENCE. Faith isn't enough, the devil believes in Jesus (and he trembles). You must believe and obey. On your own this is impossible, but with the Spirit of Jesus in you ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. Grace and Peace