Willful Ignorance

Willful Ignorance

I HAVE NOTICED THAT MANY OF OUR PULPITS TODAY ARE WILLINGLY IGNORANT WHEN IT COMES TO THE “GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE” THAT CHRIST REVEALED TO THE APOSTLE PAUL.
(Gal 1:11-12) “I want you to know brothers that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.”

BEAR IN MIND, THE GOD OF THIS AGE IS ACTIVELY BLINDING THE MINDS OF PEOPLE SO THAT THEY CANNOT SEE THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL OF THE GLORY OF CHRIST.
(2Cor 4:3-4) “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

NOTICE THE APOSTLE PAUL’S DECLARATION CONCERNING THE GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE REVEALED TO HIM BY CHRIST.
(Act 20:24) “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the Gospel of God’s Grace.”

IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!

 

On Fire for Jesus

On Fire for Jesus

IT’S INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT IF THE SUNLIGHT PASSES THROUGH A MAGNIFYING LENS POINTED AT A PIECE OF PAPER, IT BURNS. LIKEWISE, IF YOUR MIND IS FOCUSED ON CHRIST, HIS LOVE AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS, YOU WILL BE ON FIRE!
(Heb 3:1) Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
(Heb 12:2) Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

IN THE TRANSFIGURATION OF JESUS, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER SPOKE AND EXPLICITLY SAID TO LISTEN TO CHRIST.
(Matt.17:5b) “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. LISTEN TO HIM!”

IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!

GIFTED TO SERVE

GIFTED TO SERVE

IN CHRIST, EACH OF US RECEIVED CHRIST’S GIFT OF GRACE AS HE APPORTIONED IT.
(Eph 4:7) “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”

HOWEVER, IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE FOR US TO BE GIFTED ON CERTAIN AREAS BUT NOT USE IT FOR HIS GLORY AND HONOR. FOR THIS REASON, WE ARE URGED NOT TO RECEIVE GOD’S GRACE IN VAIN.
(2Cor 6:1) “As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.”

THE APOSTLE PAUL FOR INSTANCE DECLARED THAT HE WORKED HARDER THAN ALL THE OTHER APOSTLES, AND YET, HE SAID, “NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD THAT WAS WITH ME.”
(1Cor 15:10) “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”

IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!

Jesus was God’s covenant for the people and a light to the gentiles

Jesus was God’s covenant for the people and a light to the gentiles

GOD MADE JESUS TO BE A COVENANT FOR THE PEOPLE AND A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES.
(Isa 42:6) “I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house.”

HE WAS THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT ESTABLISHED ON BETTER PROMISES.
(Heb 8:6) But now He (Jesus) has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.

HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED….
(John 3:16) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
(Joh 3:17) For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
(Joh 3:18) “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!

He was never caught unaware of the fall of man

He was never caught unaware of the fall of man

IN GOD’S ECONOMY, CHRIST, THE LAMB OF GOD THAT TAKES AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD, WAS SLAIN BEFORE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD.
(Revelation 13:8) “All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.”

IN FACT, GOD’S GRACE THAT WE NOW ENJOY WAS GIVEN US IN CHRIST BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF TIME.
(2 Timothy 1:9) “Who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time”

THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE THAT WE HAVE IN CHRIST JESUS WAS PROMISED BY GOD BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF TIME.
(Titus 1:2) “A faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time”

FOR THESE REASONS, ONE CAN SAY THAT GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDEEMING BILLIONS OF HUMAN BEINGS THROUGH HIS GRACE GIVEN IN CHRIST JESUS; AND THAT GOD WAS NOT CAUGHT UNAWARE OF THE FALL OF MAN.

IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!