How do we know that Jesus Christ is fully God in the flesh? John 1
How do we know that Jesus Christ is also fully man? Paul tells us in
Phillipians chapter 2, but we also have another example:
We see how Jesus was tempted to do things on His own will and by His
own authority and not God’s,
Satan tempted Him to make stones into bread – and do things His own
way or AUTHORITY WITHOUT BEING THE CHRIST
He tempted Him into throwing Himself off the tallest point on the
Temple or DEATH WITHOUT THE CROSS
He tempted Him into bowing down to Satan to receive the kingdoms of
the world or THE KINGDOMS WITHOUT THE COST
In each instance Satan is constantly temptimg Jesus into using his
own authority and therby going directly against God’s.
He is doing the same today with folks.
He is telling them “you must hurry, get that license! God will bless
it! You already have the authority to do it! He will bless you for
taking the initiative and jumping out there if faith! He will be
impressed with your tenacity and your drive!”
I can say to my shame that I have been duped by these same words.
But notice that in each episode Jesus did not act out his own
authority even though He was the only One in the world with the right
to do so. He could have chosen his own will but aren’t you glad that
No He chose God’s will and He bowed to the authority of God. He used
the Word of God to defend Himself, deny the flesh, and defeat the
devil. If He used the Word of God, then how much more do we need to
be in His Word?
Yet we don’t, we have other things to worry about. there is always
something more important than study to do and the cults use it
against the weaker bretheren.
When they get a new convert, they pick someone who will teach that
convert their doctrine. This person will be “on-call” to them at all
times and they will come to their house to lead them through their
teachings. They know that the very first thing that people desire is
to be loved, and they will work this up until they have their new
convert where they want them, they keep them this way up until they
have them so brainwashed that they could never leave or forsake their
beleifs. They are then completely sold out to the cult.
Why is is we don’t do that in our own fellowships?
Why can’t we love like that, a true love where Jesus Christ shines
We are armed with eternal life and we have been commissioned to go
out but we spend our time worried about ministee licenses and getting
what we want as quickly as possible and brother Bill you are not the
only one I have heard make that claim. Those Microwave Ministers are
everywhere and they are teaching the church. Would that not explain
why the body of Christ is so weak?
True taught, blood bought, lifetime learners of Jesus Christ are
needed to lead the body and they seem to be few and far between.
But I beleive that just as God has kept a remnant of Israel that
still bow to Him, that there is still a remnant of the body that is
being prepared to lead when He sees fit and when He calls!!