April 30, 2016
He was born of the Virgin Mary
and lived among us.
Crucified, dead, and buried,
He rose on the third day,
ascended to heaven,
and will come again
in glory and judgment.
Lived a sinless life among us.
*Last week I stated that God could not lose to sin and the devils temptations.
Subtly shift from Christ’s humanity to His deity.
Humanity, could not lose.
1 Sinless, w/ knowledge of who He is
2. Filled with Holy Spirit.
He lived among us.
[2Co 5:21 ESV] For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Only a sinless offering can be offered for sin.
Son of man and Son of God
[Rom 1:1 ESV] Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
[Rom 1:2 ESV] which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,
[Rom 1:3 ESV] concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh
[Rom 1:4 ESV] and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
Ascended into Heaven.
[Act 1:9 ESV] And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
[Act 1:10 ESV] And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes,
[Act 1:11 ESV] and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven."
Jesus comes and goes on His terms, not His creature’s terms.
His return is in Glory and Judgement.
2 things most people do not want.
Remember God’s most offensive character trait to a fallen race, is His Holiness.
The Return of Christ. No Mistaking It, Glory
[Mat 24:21 ESV] For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.
[Mat 24:22 ESV] And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
[Mat 24:23 ESV] Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is!' do not believe it.
[Mat 24:24 ESV] For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
[Mat 24:25 ESV] See, I have told you beforehand.
[Mat 24:26 ESV] So, if they say to you, 'Look, he is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, 'Look, he is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.
[Mat 24:27 ESV] For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
[Mat 24:28 ESV] Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.
[Mat 24:29 ESV] "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
[Mat 24:30 ESV] Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
[Mat 24:31 ESV] And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Jesus will be your Judge. More than that.
[Mat 25:31 ESV] "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
[Mat 25:32 ESV] Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Get on God’s Good side.
Let Him forgive you.
Admit you need forgiving.
Yield to Jesus, Ask Jesus to take your life. Be your boss, captain and leader.
Yield to Him, ask Him to lead you. Then read your Bible so you can get orders of what to do.
Live the life you were created to live.
[2Co 5:14 ESV] For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;
[2Co 5:15 ESV] and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
[2Co 5:16 ESV] From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.
[2Co 5:17 ESV] Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
[2Co 5:18 ESV] All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
[2Co 5:19 ESV] that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.