The God of Abraham

The God of abraham

It is said that Jerusalem is holy to three monotheistic faiths: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. All three faiths lay claim to the God of Abraham.

However, who is the God of Abraham?

The God of Abraham declared His Name to be “I Am” – Exodus 3:14.

(Remember His Name.)

When Abraham was to offer his only son, Isaac, as a sacrifice to his God, he declared, “God will provide Himself the lamb for the burnt offering” Genesis 22:8.

The God of Abraham said that Abraham was a prophet (Genesis 20:7).

As a prophet, Abraham declared that God, Himself, would come “down from heaven” to be the Lamb for the offering – John 3:13.

In the Gospels, John the Baptist proclaimed, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world,” when he saw Jesus Christ – John 1:29.

Jesus Christ fearlessly stated, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad” – John 8:56.

When did Abraham see Christ’s day? In Genesis 22:14: “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.” This was the statement that Jesus Christ was referring to.

When Jesus told the religious rulers that Abraham “rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad,” the rulers responded, “You are not yet 50 years old, and you have seen Abraham?” – John 8:57.

Jesus Christ eliminated any doubts as to who He claimed to be when He answered, “Before Abraham was, I Am” – John 8:58.

Remember God’s Name?

The God of Abraham is absent from Islam and Talmudic Judaism, because the God of Abraham is Jesus Christ who is God the Son and in complete union with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit – Three in One – Matthew 28:19.

If your God is not the Lord God the Son, Jesus Christ, then your God is not the God of Abraham.

Abraham rejoiced to see Christ’s day.

Do you?

Abraham saw Jesus Christ’s day, and he was glad.

Are you?

Jesus Christ unashamedly challenged, “Unless you believe that I Am, you will die in your sins” – John 8:24.

Dying in your sins means going to hell.

You cannot go to heaven unless you repent of your sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ: that He died on the cross for you sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, and that He rose again from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures – 1 Corinthians 15; Romans 10:9-10.

Repent of your sins and believe in the One True God – God the Son – Jesus Christ, and you will receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has glorified His Son Jesus Christ by raising Him from the dead – Jesus Christ is presently alive – Acts 3:13.

There is only one thing left for you to do, deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus.

God bless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul Returns to Antioch and Departs. Acts 18:18-23. Part II

Paul Returns to Antioch & Departs. Acts 18.18-22. Part II

Paul spent some time in fellowship with the believers in his home church and in Jerusalem. He had a heart for fellowship with God’s people. May we have a heart to be in fellowship with the Lord’s people as well. May we make fellowship a priority, for this is God’s design for believers and a chief result of believing the Gospel of Christ.

Moreover, Paul departed again on his third missionary journey strengthening all the disciples. We all need strength. God has designed believers to be strengthened in the faith in Christ and His Word through godly, loving, and mature leaders who are themselves bond slaves to Christ, filled with His Spirit, and students of His Word. May you, too, dear reader, be strengthened in the faith in Christ and in the rightly divided truth of the Bible.

I pray that you are in a fellowship where strengthening disciples in the faith in Christ is the priority and is accomplished through the preaching, teaching, and living of the written Word of God by the power of the Holy Spirit.

God bless you.

 

Can I Be Forgiven?

SeasetWe need our sins forgiven.

That is the one issue between God and man – our sins.

God wants humanity to know that sin separates us from Him; however, He has made provision for our sins – His Son, Jesus Christ.

God has ordained Jesus Christ to be the Judge of the living and the dead. Jesus, our Judge, died on the cross for our sins – this was God’s will.

God wants to save us from the judgment that is coming for the world’s sins (all our sins combined) against Him. We will be condemned to hell if we chose not to be forgiven through faith in Jesus Christ. When we reject Jesus Christ as our God and Savior, we remain enemies of God. Instead of loving God, we chose to love our sin.

Our sins can only be forgiven “through His name” and “whoever believes in Him shall receive forgiveness of sins” – Acts 10:43. God will forgive us is we will believe in Jesus Christ: that He is God, that He died on the cross for our sins, and that He rose again from the dead on the third day.

Forgiveness can only be granted by God, Himself. He said that if we believe in His Son, Jesus Christ, then He will forgive

of our sins.

May you believe in the Son of God – Jesus Christ – who died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead.

He is alive. He is the truth. He is what you are missing.

May the Lord Jesus reveal Himself to you.

God bless.

For Those Who Long For Revival

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Revive Us O’ LORD!

Lord Jesus,

I love You because You first loved me. I thank You for the glorious grace that You have given to me through faith in Your Gospel.

I repent for quenching the Holy Spirit in my life: because my love has grown cold and uncaring for the world around me – right where I live – in my own backyard.

I repent for grieving Your Holy Spirit in my life because I believe I am the only one doing “it” right.

I repent for the hardness of my heart in failing to seek out and fellowship with believers across the street from the “other” church that believes the biblical, true Gospel.

I repent because I have forgotten that there is only One Body of Christ filled with born again believers from different walks of life and espousing different views though solidly dedicated and faithful to the biblical Gospel – Your Gospel, to the Apostles’ Creed, to the inerrancy of the Word of God, to the work and power of the Holy Spirit, and to prayer.

I repent of the evil of my divisive and arrogant tongue that has promoted my agenda at the cost of hurting those who are truly born again.

I repent of the spiritual pride I often find in my own heart but am too weak to confront and too prideful to admit.

I repent of the bitterness I have spread and the grudges I have held against other believers who have wronged me, hurt me, gossiped about me, or shunned me from fellowship.

I repent for the ungodliness of my nation’s sexual perversion and its results: STDs, divorce, and abortion.

I repent for my nation’s idolatry: covetousness, greed, and corruption.

I repent because of ungodly leaders who have sacrificed this nation’s honor for self-aggrandizement and financial contributions.

I repent because of ungodly Supreme Court justices who uphold unholy laws.

I repent for my nation’s many, many sins against You.

I repent, Lord Jesus. I repent.

Help me see as You See. Make my heart as Your Heart. Make my life as Your Life.

Live through me, Lord Jesus.

Rule my heart today and always.

In Your Name, Lord Jesus,

Amen.