But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised HIM from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Romans 10:8-10 NIV
If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make HIM out to be a liar and HIS word is not in us.
1 John 1:9-10 NIV
To make GOD a liar? GOD is truth “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, You would have known my Father also. From now on you know HIM and have seen HIM”
– John 14:6–7
Many things stand contrary to our understanding. “Raised from the dead?” Who raised Him. Cruelly scourged, dehydrated and hung on a tree. Jesus died, naked and shamed.
Now, there were two centurions placed to guard the tomb He was placed in.
Please free to read: http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcraig/docs/guard.html
This is dialogue about the events that occurred after the crucifixion.
To further silence the doubters, Jesus was seen and HIS presence experienced by many. Once again HE started small and grew astoundingly profound with time.
I have abstained from cutting and pasting and instead direct you to the sources.
Once again, I state:
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised HIM from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Quite easy, but the “dinger” comes in the faith, the belief that Christ rose from the dead. Again, as stated earlier, I viewed a debate between an Islamic cleric and a supposed Christian scholar.
The Islamic scholar stated Jesus asked God/prayed to God for all. I agree whole heartedly. Not one shred of doubt exists that this is true. In the argument of raising Lazarus from the dead, I agree that HE tarried that GOD, The Father be Glorified. He further argued that Jesus was seen to be praying and asking God to perform GOD’s deed. I will point out that while here, Jesus did GOD’s will and allowed GOD to work through HIM.
This definitely can be said of what occurred after the natural death of Jesus. The overwhelming question is how many people were raised from the dead? Once again, I link and not quote:
God’s supernatural existence is given proof by HIS AWESOME essence. A polite rebuff would be Mohammed: Mohammadun Rasulu Allah, Allahu Akbar.
Mohammed was not raised from the dead. Yet, I agree that he marked a turn in events. It is key to note that we when reading the above links can see eye witness accounts of the experience of Jesus after being raised from the dead.
To point out, physical laws no longer applied. Even when the disciples for fear of the Jewish authorities locked themselves in an upper room. Jesus came in and was seen and experienced by many. To drive the point in, HE no longer was restricted by human laws.
I have added the link to the above referred to debate:
While here HE was just as Human as you or I. If and when we want something done, we do it ourselves or pray much like HE did. We cannot ‘fault’ HIM for this. ALL HE did HE did so that our Father be Glorified. Or rather in support of the Islamic argument GOD worked through HIM.
Now, so many things need to be discussed but first, I will ask you -Do you want to go to Heaven and be with God? The requiremenys are simple. First, believe in your heart and state with your mouth that Jesus IS LORD, in so doing you admit that by the power of our God, HE was raised from the dead.
In doing so, we possess a new lease on life. We know where we are headed. The rest follows suit.
I have so many questions, but they are answerable with this one fact. It is a gamble that you can win! You like craps, cards, bingo, lottery? Here is one ‘chanxw’ that YOU get to take. The rewards are untold.
So let’s get gambling.
Wow! Everything has its time:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. Ecclesiastes 3:1-14
A time to be tried, a time to prevail. A time of hardship, a time to prevail. A time of loss, a time of gain.
By Jesus’ stripes you are made whole, HE has gone before us in HIS-story that all may come to the knowledge of HIM, believe and be saved.
Quite a simple context, but it is fought tooth and nail. Science says “Impossible.” There are so many examples people being raised from the dead, Evan before Jesus was on the scene. Countless examples! Even If a modern scientist should examine the facts, the people were prepared for the grave, people mourned and in “recovering” (life or health) God was Glorified!!!
Present day has ailments, sickness, deficits, loss, burdens… Our Father is able, HE is able, I know my Father is able to carry you through.
For scientists, it has been done. It is inexplicable!
We see what has been said about fellowship in His name. Amen!!!
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place,
I can feel his mighty power and his grace.
I can hear the brush of angel’s wings,
I see glory on each face;
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place. (Lanny Wolfe)
There is so much to add. I will leave if here and give you time to search, read and learn. I learned recently that so much hinders our walking “in the right”; TV, computers, movies the list is endless. Have you read The Word today?
Thrill seeking is jumping out of a plane, scuba diving, mountaineering… Once again, the list is inexhaustible!
Let me ask a simple question: “What happens after this? Do you take your belongings?”
They are not buried with you!!! Even if they are; You leave your body here and you go beyond. Everything is left here but you. Where do you go? What happens to you? Where are the Lincon’s, George Washington’s, Hitler’s…. I could go on, but where???? Gone? But you are within your body. Who are you? What are you? Do we get in line to return?
We have touched on this passage a number of times before. In reading it again, I was blessed to glean even more from this section of The message. I will start out be saying “Today you play a key role in history. HIS story, Amen.”
Once again, there may be doubters, as believers keep praying for them, allow and let God’s light shine through you, Amen.
And we start our sharing with a keen interest in what is “shared” today.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help at all times, Amen. We have supernatural foes: evening, planning and seizing what they will. We have supernatural allies. Since the inception of human existence this has been the way. Man was created to be a host of Earth. This was taken, we exist in a world “lorded” over be he that took it from us. I am aware that we have discussed this unseeminglu with no end. But I am led to speak on the way things were, are, can be and ultimately will be, Amen.
What can life be?
My help cometh from the LORD, which made Heaven and Earth, Hallelujah, we believe and it is given freely, continually and bountifully.
We in faith believe and trust that HE will not suffer our feet to be moved, for we stand in HIM and on HIM, Hallelujah!!! Glory, Glory, Glory!!!
HE that keepeth thee will not slumber. In the day that I was blessed to glimpse The GLORY of The LORD, Eve, night, dusk never came. Instead perfection and peace all around. There is save little To compare it to in this world. A peace that passes all descriptions and definition. At this point I am aware noses will be wrinkled and upturned. The “Yeah rights!” Will flow. Frankly, it bothers my not an iota, I saw and experienced, a dream? I cannot say. Morhine or narcotic induced, I dunno! But, 4 years later, I remember it as yesterday.
I have explained to many that a “dream” narcotic induced, does not become clearer as you heal, but rather fades away with time.
Imagine, I asked you your most memorable vacation or holiday. With little thought you will describ your trip, time off, journey to… I remember every detail of my experience time not being a factor. They are memories of The Most Awesome place I have EVER experienced. I DEFINITELY want to go back. What I have learned To share is that before I “woke up” I promised to share my experience. By HIS grace I share.
Let’s carry on.
To address this briefly, in HIS presence brightness, glowing, there as words cannot define, describe or come close to explaining. Even Moses who saw His back, would have expired in this realm if he had gazed upon the Essence of our Father.
This brings us to ‘kinda’ understand the existence of Adam and Eve before the first sin. Before describing this; in the book of Job The All Mighty met with The LORD, and we read:
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.” Job 1:6-12
Many reasons why we shared this, the sons of God. His creations met with The LORD. Confusing, I am aware. There is so much to be learned The LORD was even before HE stepped down, casting off HIS deity to gr
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” Amen.