By Dennis Huebshman
Today, I will probably upset people on both sides of the isle – Believers and Non-believers.
“Victory in Jesus, MY Savior Forever! He sought me and He bought me with His redeeming blood”. Therefore, He is TOTALLY MINE, and I claim Him as MY SAVIOR no matter what.
For unbelievers, what I just said is pure foolishness. (1 Corinthians 1: 18-24) After all, they don’t believe in Him anyway. People who are claiming Jesus today are being ridiculed by the secular world in unprecedented ways. Thing is, even satan and his demons (fallen angels) believe there is a Jesus – they just don’t accept Him. (James 2:19) To those who have no feeling at all, this is the toughest group to deal with. Most likely they are so ingrained with this world that any thought of a life afterward is a waste of time – very sad. For unbelievers, the day will come when every knee will bow, and tongue confess Jesus Is Lord. (Isaiah 45:23; Romans 14:11; Philippians 2: 10-11)
The disciples had an advantage as they actually saw Jesus before and after His death, burial and resurrection. All but Judas that is. Jesus told them they were blessed, but even more so those who did not see Him and would not see Him until He comes again will be especially blessed. That’s a sign of our Faith. (John 20: 25-29.)
To the believers, I claim MY Jesus, but I will gladly share Him with any who will accept Him. He has enough love to go around for everyone. In fact, I would be honored if ALL who see this accept Jesus and follow Galatians 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives within me.
I know this to be true because of several verses, but especially 2 Timothy 3:16 – Every Scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness. (Isn’t it interesting this verse is chapter 3 verse 16 and says God loved us enough to give us His words just as John 3:16 tells us God so Loved..)
Anyone who is uncomfortable with saying “My Jesus” probably hasn’t fully accepted Him yet, and time could be running out for you to do so. We do not know the day or hour of His return to call His church home, but it could be very soon. (Matthew 24:36)
For those who are comfortable with this, you probably have a Relationship with Him, and that is Great! Just don’t let your guard down as is told in 1 Peter 5:8 because satan is like a prowling lion looking for anyone he can devour. Keep reading God’s word and talk (pray) to Him regularly.
Remember, you can hold a stick of dynamite, but until it’s set off it’s ineffective. Just having a Bible does no good unless it’s read.
Prosperity preaching, tickle-ears preaching or preaching any so-called gospel that doesn’t include Jesus is a total waste of time. Jesus knew this would happen. Peter, Paul and John talked about false prophets and anti-christs even in the first century. They have been with us ever since then, and one day the ultimate anti-christ will come forward to try to totally dominate the world.
Remember, Jesus is our Savior, Redeemer, Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Mighty Counselor. He made the blind to see, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear, the mute to talk and raised the dead. Above and beyond all this, He’s your Best Friend if you will so choose to let Him into your life. He didn’t have to leave His home for us, but He did. Didn’t have to suffer and die for us, but He did. This is what Pure Love is all about.
Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me! Please don’t ignore His call. It could be the worst mistake you would ever make. On the other hand, if you accept Jesus, ask His forgiveness for your sins (after all He paid for all of them), and ask Him to save you for all eternity, you will have hit the largest sweepstakes of all times. There can be many winners, but Jesus Himself knew “few there would be that enter in.” Don’t listen to the secular world – Hear His Call Today!