GOD’S CHILDREN will NEVER PERISH and absolutely NO ONE and NOTHING will SEPARATE US SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST because we are in the HANDS of our FATHER the LIVING GOD!

Our Lord JESUS] says: “[MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME]: And [I GIVE UNTO THEM ETERNAL LIFE]; and [THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH], neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. [MY FATHER, WHICH GAVE THEM ME, IS GREATER THAN ALL; AND NO MAN IS ABLE TO PLUCK THEM OUT OF MY FATHER’S HAND. I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE]” (John 10:27-30).

The Apostle Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles asked: “What shall we then say to these things? [IF GOD BE FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US]?” (Romans 8:31)

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? [WHO SHALL LAY ANY TH.ING TO THE CHARGE OF GOD’S ELECT]? It is God that justifieth” (Romans 8:32-33).

“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. [WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST]? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” (Romans 8:34-35).

“As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. [FOR I AM PERSUADED, THAT NEITHER DEATH, NOR LIFE, NOR ANGELS, NOR PRINCIPALITIES, NOR POWERS, NOR THINGS PRESENT, NOR THINGS TO COME, NOR HEIGHT, NOR DEPTH, NOR ANY OTHER CREATURE, SHALL BE ABLE TO SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD, WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD]” (Romans 8:36-39).

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), says: “[FEAR NONE OF THOSE THINGS WHICH THOU SHALT SUFFER]: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have [TRIBULATION TEN DAYS]: be thou [FAITHFUL] unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have [PEACE]. [IN THE WORLD YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION]: but be of [GOOD CHEER]; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

“[PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU, MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU]: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. [LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID]’” (John 14:27).

“I am with you alway, even unto the [END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).

“Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen” (Psalm 89:52).

GOOD FRIDAY: JESUS’ VICTORY ON CALVARY (Luke 23:33)!

When Jesus was crucified along with two thieves, the prince of this world, the Devil or Satan thought that he won again, as he did with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

However, little did he know that it was all part of God’s perfect plan, because when Jesus chose his twelve disciples, he said: “[HAVE NOT I CHOSEN YOU TWELVE, AND ONE OF YOU IS A DEVIL]? He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve” (John 6:70–71).

God first chose the people of Israel for his inheritance and then sent his Son Jesus to all others “to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Jesus” (Acts 26:18).

JESUS’ CRUCIFIXION, DEATH AND RESURRECTION WAS PURPOSED BY GOD TO LET THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH KNOW OF THE REWARD OF ETERNAL LIFE FOR HUMANKIND, WHICH WAS HIDDEN SINCE THE TIME OF CREATION.

Jesus said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me” (John 12:32).

The Devil believed that in putting Jesus to death, he would continue to have power over death. However, this was God’s plan to finally destroy death, with the promise of life through his only begotten Son. The word of God says:

“[FOR THIS PURPOSE THE SON OF GOD WAS MANIFESTED, THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL]. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” (1 John 3:8–9).

Jesus expressed this fact to his disciples when he told them saying: “[THEREFORE DOTH MY FATHER LOVE ME, BECAUSE I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT TAKE IT AGAIN]. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. [THIS COMMANDMENT HAVE I RECEIVED OF MY FATHER]” (John 10:17–18).

JESUS, “who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God; but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. [AND BEING FOUND IN FASHION AS A MAN, HE HUMBLED HIMSELF, AND BECAME OBEDIENT UNTO DEATH, EVEN THE DEATH OF THE CROSS]. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name. That at the [NAME OF JESUS] [EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW], of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that [EVERY TONGUE SHOULD CONFESS] that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:5–11).

“[JESUS CHRIST] the same [YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8). “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).
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GOOD FRIDAY: JESUS CRUCIFIED AND DIED ON THE CROSS.

Today and every day of our lives when we drink a glass of water especially when we are thirsty, let us be reminded how much our Lord Jesus sacrificed for us on the DAY he was CRUCIFIED ON THE CROSS.

On the day our Lord Jesus was crucified, it was a very hot day; as he suffered in the heat assuredly he requested a drink of water. However, the Roman soldiers did not give JESUS water to drink: “[THEY GAVE HIM VINEGAR TO DRINK MINGLED WITH GALL]: and [WHEN HE HAD TASTED THEREOF, HE WOULD NOT DRINK]” (Matthew 27:34).

“And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’ which is, being interpreted, ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’
And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, ‘Truly this man was the Son of God”’ (Mark 15:33-34. 38-39).

Jesus was crucified along with two thieves. It was customary after a crucifixion to break the legs; however, “when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs; but, one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water” (John 19:33–34).

“[AND HE THAT SAW IT BARE RECORD AND HIS RECORD IS TRUE]: and he knoweth that he saith true, [THAT YE MIGHT BELIEVE]” (John 19:35).

This record of blood and water which came out of the pierced side of Jesus is significant as spoken of by John when he asked:

“Who is he that [OVERCOMETH THE WORLD], but he that [BELIEVETH THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD]? [THIS IS HE THAT CAME BY WATER AND BLOOD, EVEN JESUS CHRIST]; not by water only, but [BY WATER AND BLOOD]. And it is [THE SPIRIT THAT BEARETH WITNESS, BECAUSE THE SPIRIT IS TRUTH]” (1 John 5:5–6).

“[THE SPIRIT ITSELF BEARETH WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT, THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD]: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; [IF SO BE THAT WE SUFFER WITH HIM, THAT WE MAY BE ALSO GLORIFIED TOGETHER]” (Romans 8:16-17).

“[JESUS CHRIST] the same [YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8). “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).
Sileet warrior about the crucified Jesus

GOOD FRIDAY: JESUS CHRIST’S SACRIFICE FOR THE WORLD (Matthew 9:13):

We must take a moment of silence in prayer this Good Friday to acknowledge the magnitude of God’s love for humankind (John 1:1-4, 14, 3:16-18).

“[SURELY HE HATH BORNE OUR GRIEFS, AND CARRIED OUR SORROWS]: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, [HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES]: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; [AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED]. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: [HE IS BROUGHT AS A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER], and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, [SO HE OPENETH NOT HIS MOUTH]” (Isaiah 53:4-5,7).

It doesn’t matter who we are in this world, if we want to be freed from this earth on the Last Day to make it to the next world without an end in New Heavens and a New Earth (Isaiah 65:17-18) (John 3:16-18, 14:2–3) (Ephesians 3:9-12) (2 Peter 3:13) (Revelation 21:1-2), the word of God says:

“[HE THAT HATH THE SON HATH LIFE]; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. [IF THE SON THEREFORE SHALL MAKE YOU FREE, YE SHALL BE FREE INDEED]” (John 8:36).

“[FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS: WHO GAVE HIMSELF A RANSOM FOR ALL], to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).

“[FOR YE ARE DEAD, AND YOUR LIFE IS HID WITH CHRIST IN GOD]” (Colossians 3:2–3). “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).
Christ carrying cross up Calvary on Good Friday over bright sky

GOOD FRIDAY is remembrance of GOD’S LOVE FOR THE WORLD.

With the whole world on lockdown mandated by governments to “Stay-At-Home” because of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic, this is the right time to bring into remembrance GOD’s LOVE for the whole world (John 3:16-18).

“[IN THIS WAS MANIFESTED THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARD US, BECAUSE THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON INTO THE WORLD, THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM]” (1 John 4:9).

Today, we bring into remembrance GOOD FRIDAY. During today we must take a moment in silence pray to God in truth and spirit to give him thanks for given us his only begotten Son, in order that we may inherit the promise of eternal life (John 3:16-18, 12:32).

NO AMOUNT OF MONEY ON THIS EARTH CAN PURCHASE ETERNAL LIFE!

“Forasmuch as ye know that [YE WERE NOT REDEEMED WITH CORRUPTIBLE THINGS], as silver and gold, but [WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST, AS OF A LAMB WITHOUT BLEMISH AND WITHOUT SPOT]” (1 Peter 18–19).

Now, therefore, as THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE THINGS THAT ARE ETERNAL IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST who died for us; for this purpose then WE SHOULD LIVE UNTO HIM AND NOT UNTO OURSELVES (2 Corinthians 5:15).

“[JESUS CHRIST] the same [YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8) says: “Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have [ETERNAL LIFE]: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not [COME TO ME, THAT YE MIGHT HAVE LIFE]” (John 5:39–40).

“Therefore doth my Father love me, because [I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT TAKE IT AGAIN]. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. [I HAVE POWER TO LAY IT DOWN, AND I HAVE POWER TO TAKE IT AGAIN]. This commandment have I received of my Father” (John 10:17-18).

“I am the resurrection, and the life: [HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE]. And [WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE]. [BELIEVEST THOU THIS]?” (John 11:25-26).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, [IF A MAN KEEP MY SAYING, HE SHALL NEVER SEE DEATH] (John 8:51).

“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).
Lamb And Cross

GOOD FRIDAY.

Today is GOOD FRIDAY, and on this day we keep in remembrance the day JESUS CHRIST gave his life for the world.

At the beginning of time, God give light of life to the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. However, Adam and Eve did not believe the word of God: the truth; they believed instead a lie, and as a consequence all humans were condemned to death.

God gave life, but then came death. However, God then sent his only begotten Son Jesus, at the right time, in the fullness of time, to bring and to spread the word of life.
While he was here on earth, King Jesus told his disciples of this fact when he said,

“Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father” (John 10:17–18).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).

“[IN THIS WAS MANIFESTED THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARD US, BECAUSE THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON INTO THE WORLD, THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM]” (1 John 4:9).

“[LOOK UNTO ME, AND BE YE SAVED], all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22).

“O earth, earth, earth, [HEAR THE WORD] of the LORD” (Jeremiah 22:29).

“[BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HEAR] the word of God, and keep it” (Luke 11:28).

“Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen” (Romans 15:33).
Christianity

Are you really in the sheepfold of “[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8)?

The CHILDREN OF GOD are FEARLESS: Our FATHER in HEAVEN is the MOST HIGH (Psalm 62:11, 92:1-8) and HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON is our SAVIOR (John 3:16)!

The Apostle Paul expressly said: “Who is he that condemneth? [IT IS CHRIST THAT DIED, YEA RATHER, THAT IS RISEN AGAIN, WHO IS EVEN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, WHO ALSO MAKETH INTERCESSION FOR US].

[WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST]? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” (Romans 8:34-35).

“As it is written, [FOR THY SAKE WE ARE KILLED ALL THE DAY LONG; WE ARE ACCOUNTED AS SHEEP FOR THE SLAUGHTER]. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. [FOR I AM PERSUADED, THAT NEITHER DEATH, NOR LIFE, NOR ANGELS, NOR PRINCIPALITIES, NOR POWERS, NOR THINGS PRESENT, NOR THINGS TO COME, NOR HEIGHT, NOR DEPTH, NOR ANY OTHER CREATURE, SHALL BE ABLE TO SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD, WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD]” (Romans 8:36-39).

Our Lord JESUS, says: “[MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME]: And [I GIVE UNTO THEM ETERNAL LIFE]; and [THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH], neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. [MY FATHER, WHICH GAVE THEM ME, IS GREATER THAN ALL]; and [NO MAN IS ABLE TO PLUCK THEM OUT OF MY FATHER’S HAND. I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE]” (John 10:27-30).

“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and [HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL]. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be” (Matthew 12:24-26).

“The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil” (John 7:7).

“[AND FEAR NOT THEM WHICH KILL THE BODY, BUT ARE NOT ABLE TO KILL THE SOUL]: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

“[FEAR NONE OF THOSE THINGS WHICH THOU SHALT SUFFER]: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have [TRIBULATION TEN DAYS]: be thou [FAITHFUL] unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have [PEACE]. [IN THE WORLD YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION]: but be of [GOOD CHEER]; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

“[PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU, MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU]: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. [LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID]’” (John 14:27).

“[FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“I am with you alway, even unto the [END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
wandering monk at sunrise

S A L V A T I O N.

Unfortunately, untold numbers of people are holding on to beliefs and doctrines that by being in a particular church denomination that they will be automatically going to heaven.

There is no need for anyone to force their beliefs on others. Too much time is wasted debating who is right or wrong. However, let us be reminded that only “…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5), and “there is no unrighteousness in him” (Psalm 92:15).

Also, let us be reminded of the words of Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles who said:
“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a [HOLYDAY], or of the new moon, [OR OF THE SABBATH DAYS]: which are a [SHADOW OF THINGS TO COME]; but [THE BODY IS OF CHRIST]” (Colossians 2:16–17).

“And he is the [HEAD OF THE BODY, THE CHURCH]: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence” (Colossians 1:18).

Paul made it clear that the Sabbath Days are a shadow of things to come (Isaiah 66:22–23). Moreover, Peter and the disciples also then reiterated and emphasized to the Gentiles, saying: “For it seemed [GOOD TO THE HOLY GHOST, AND TO US, TO LAY UPON YOU NO GREATER BURDEN THAN THESE NECESSARY THINGS]; that ye [ABSTAIN FROM MEATS OFFERED TO IDOLS, AND FROM BLOOD, AND FROM THINGS STRANGLED, AND FROM FORNICATION: FROM WHICH IF YE KEEP YOURSELVES], ye shall do well. Fare ye well” (Acts 15:28–29).

Today, people all over this earth should focus less on religion, race and riches (or lack of) and instead seek to be RIGHTEOUS because there is only “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ” (Ephesians 4:5-7).

Every human being is responsible for their own SALVATION.

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

Therefore, the Apostle Paul reminded us, said: “[WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION] with fear and trembling that ye may approve things that are excellent; [THAT YE MAY BE SINCERE AND WITHOUT OFFENCE TILL THE DAY OF CHRIST]” (Philippians 2:12, 1:10).
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NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH (Isaiah 65:17) (2 Peter 3:13) (Revelation 21:1).

This heaven and earth will pass away (1 Peter 21:33) (Mark 13:31) (2 Peter 3:10).

“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).

“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1).

“The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all” (Psalm 103:19).

“Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. [THEY SHALL PERISH, BUT THOU SHALT ENDURE]: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed. [BUT THOU ART THE SAME, AND THY YEARS SHALL HAVE NO END]” (Psalm 102:25-27).

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God” (Psalm 90:2).

Jesus was very clear when he told his disciples, saying: “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3).

“Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless” (2 Peter 3:14).
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GOD be the GLORY and has given his ONLY begotten SON.

Every human being would be wise to ONLY WORSHIP GOD AND FOLLOW HIS ONLY BGOTTEN SON (John 3:16-18)!

“NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME; THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).

The Apostle Paul explained of the only begotten Son JESUS: “Who is the [IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, [THE FIRSTBORN OF EVERY CREATURE: FOR BY HIM WERE ALL THINGS CREATED, THAT ARE IN HEAVEN, AND THAT ARE IN EARTH, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE], whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: [AND HE IS BEFORE ALL THINGS, AND BY HIM ALL THINGS CONSIST]. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell” (Colossians 1:15-18).

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:12-13).

“Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 118:28-29).

Thanksgiving Psalm 118:28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you.