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Evangelism Part 10: The Message

Evangelism Part 10: The message from God is through His messengers, Angels, Prophets, Pastors and other anointed person.

Jesus said He only spoke what the Father told Him.  And He warned the People:

“There is a judge for the one who rejects Me and does not accept My words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.  For I did not speak on My own, but the Father who sent Me commanded Me to say all that I have spoken. “I know that His command leads to eternal life.  So, whatever I say is what the Father has told Me to say.”  (John 12:48–50)

Religious groups of people, large and small, living in one created earth have divided beliefs. There are those  leaders that are overprotecting their members against proselytes which causes  big impacts to the  lives to those that will try to convert them (members).  Evangelism doesn’t work in this area of the world. With the help of the three largest religions that believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the message was heard by those who don’t have the knowledge and or  ignorant about God. Christians, Judaism, and Islam all believe in one God as the most powerful and sovereign God.

Through the Christian missionaries, Jesus’ name was revealed to almost all walks of life; either they believe in Jesus and his mission or not, but the seeds have already been planted and they already heard the word of truth. The modern technology that most of the Evangelists have accessed to becomes the tools of their mission. They can reach people even in a remote area without living in their buildings.

Since the name of Jesus has been used by most Christians on many occasions, Jesus becomes the center of the Christian movement and the God that Jesus was preaching becomes just a background. Though many already heard the teachings and preachings of the word of God, there are still many who  cannot accept the message due to many reasons. The significant work of the missionaries was carried out preaching the knowledge that had been planted in their hearts. However, we still believe that if they continue to resist to accept the word, we have the patience to wait  because  the time will come that  they will start to grow and become thirsty about the truth.

The time will come that everyone will realize the name Jesus, the Son of God, the name above any name, and every knee shall vow and acknowledge him that God sent him and they will be saved. Jesus will be acknowledged as the Messiah and that will end the longing for his coming more particularly by the Jewish people.  He is more than a prophet, the highest priest, and the king of kings.

When those things happen, what more is clearer is what Jesus said that the Father is mightier than him. As we acknowledge Jesus, we should acknowledge His Father more than him. During his lifetime, Jesus himself didn’t call himself God and didn’t consider himself God, and none of his disciples had an idea that he is God. God the Almighty says: In Isaiah 42:8, “I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images” God also said: “I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy to whom I will show mercy. In Isaiah 48:11 God says, “For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.”

Humans by nature are sinners and imperfect beings that always missed the mark. From Adam to the present time, humans are short for the glory of God. Sins are more easily to spread to humans than any other creations because of the law, and we need the law to live righteously. Lawlessness will only drive the human race to its destruction and that is the sad part of living without God and His word to guide us. When God said it, He will do it, and when He promised it He will make it happen. That is the message from the Lord.

God said: “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. By Myself I have sworn; truth has gone out from My mouth, a word that will not be revoked: Every knee will bow before Me, every tongue will swear allegiance. Surely they will say of Me, ‘In the LORD alone is righteousness and strength.’ ” All who rage against Him will come to Him and be put to shame. What else do we need to know when God already said that He is God and no one else before Him?

“When God made His promise to Abraham since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself”— Hebrews 6:13. The message is very clear that God is all in all. He does not need to report to someone and does not need to submit, He is the supreme and sovereign LORD of Host.

There are many versions and revisions of the Bible, some updated version due to transliteration from the original manuscript; some made their own Bible for their congregation, some make their version easier to understand, some made it good in expanding the scripture but some made a perversion of the Bible and we know this is not acceptable. The Bible in general is the message from God and to understand it is by reading it by heart, you may not understand it right away but time will surprise you when the Holy Spirit starts to work within you.

This is an important message to bear in mind: LORD is God the Almighty Father, Lord is the mighty Son of God and lord is the children of God (partaker of Divine Nature of God), the third entity or person in the Godhead, and who is it? It could be you!

I, You, and We, then 1st, then 2nd, and the 3rd person to form the Trinity.

Deuteronomy 6:13—Fear the LORD your God, serve Him only, and take your oaths in His name.

God is all in all.

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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