"Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world", John 1:29. Today we are going to force you to "cast your eyes upon Jesus (THE WORD) and look full in his glorious face" as the hymn says! Those of you who are fearful, timid, and sleepy, and who feel the need to protect and defend errors made by someone else, errors which you have adopted....might as well prepare for electrocution. Jesus will "shock" you with the lightening bolts of the glory of who he is and what he means to ALL. It is written that "no man knoweth the Son, Matthew 11:25-27, except those to whom the Father reveals him, John 14:21. I want to introduce you to THE WORD JESUS as you have heard of his glory.... a glory "spoken against" by those who hate grace, love, and mercy, Luke 2:34-35. I will also remind you that YOU cannot loosen seals on the WORD OF GOD, Isaiah 29:9-14; Revelation 5:1-5, lest your ego puff up before your eyes and block your vision. Consider Jesus in:
THE WORD: HEADLINES (Psalm 19:1-6)
A. Genesis 4:5-7, New English Bible
B. Matthew 12:43-45
C. John 9:3-4
D. Mark 3:28-29
E. Isaiah 43:25, 44:22
F. Isaiah 40:1-2
G. Numbers 23:18-22; Micah 6:5
H. 2 Corinthians 5:19
Obviously Jesus is the WORD OF GOD coming to you in scripture form "in the volume of THE BOOK", Psalm 40:7; Revelation 5:1, 10:8-11. What he means to ALL, many voices have acclaimed every Christmas, Easter, and Passover. But what he means to you may be very short of the real glory when you are face to face with it. Look at the eight pieces of his flesh, John 6:53,63, our HEADLINES that "ACCUSERS" and their imprisoned human advocates cannot stand to see, to hear, or to eat it, Isaiah 30:8-11. But it is sweet in my mouth and in my belly quite satisfying!!
A. Genesis 4:5-7, New English Bible
"The Lord received Abel and his gift with favor; But Cain and his gift the Lord did not receive. Cain was very angry and his face fell. Then the Lord said to Cain, Why are you so angry and cast down? If you do well you are accepted; if not SIN IS A DEMON crouching at the door. It shall be eager for you, and you will be mastered by it". A distinct difference is made between (a) the demon, SIN, and (b) the person mastered by it. Where God used the nations to prophesy and Israel symbolized ALL MANKIND and Egypt represented the powers of darkness, this DIFFERENCE is maintained, Exodus 11:7. Here is how demonic "mastery" occurs:
B. Matthew 12:43-45
"When the UNCLEAN SPIRIT (SIN) is gone out of a man he walketh through dry places seeking rest and findeth none. Then saith he, I will go back to the house (human body) from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that MAN is worse than the first". Jesus keeps the distinction clear between SIN, the evil spirits, and the MAN mastered by them. And this DIFFERENCE is maintained in Jesus' doctrine as well as the writings of the "GOOD NEWS":
C. John 9:3-4
"And Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day. The NIGHT (demons, Ephesians 6:12) comes when NO MAN can work". Jesus' WORDS are consistent with the Father's WORDS to Cain. His statement here is a further extension of HEADLINE "B". He adds "no man can work" or be credited with SIN... which is a manifestation of demonic mastery over men not doing well whose deeds are "unacceptable". It is the exhibition of the more worse state of captivity and enslavement of man. Do you follow me?... as He opens the scriptures for us, Luke 24:27,32. Throughout time men have not made this clear-cut distinction between the enemy, SIN (demons), and the victims as God and Heaven do, Revelation 12:7-11. This failure has contributed greatly to man's ignorance regarding God's viewpoints. Because of this failure and because we maintain the DIFFERENCE when the night comes and "masters" a man, the following HEADLINE is true:
D. Mark 3:28-29
"Verily I say unto you, "ALL SINS SHALL BE FORGIVEN UNTO THE SONS OF MEN AND BLASPHEMIES WHEREWITH SOEVER THEY SHALL BLASPHEME: but he (devils who speak through men, Matthew 16:21-23) that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation". God's word has two edges. You must discern at all times to which kingdom, of devils or of men, the message or any part of it is sent. Clearly and consistently Mark 3:28 conforms with HEADLINES A,B, and C. Verse 29 using the relative pronoun "he" refers to the principalities and powers of darkness, Revelation 13:4-8. When you understand God's "language" and unchanging ways, you are aware of this DIFFERENCE between (SIN) the demon and MAN is constant at all times. Also God had Jesus informing us of a continuing process being accomplished in the Heavenly Priesthood for every generation of men sent down on earth or who would be sent down in the future. Since the Father is God and every day on earth is always TODAY (high noon) for Heaven, the works of TODAY'S everlasting Priesthood were being done in Isaiah's days. For God, it was a "LIGHT" (enlightening) thing to say:
E. Isaiah 43:25, 44:22
"I even I am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy SINS". So even before Jesus came, erasing and forgetting sins was no new phenomenon for your "Super-Dad", God! Going further He says, "I have blotted out as a thick cloud thy transgressions and as a cloud thy sins: return unto me for I have redeemed thee". What do you think would happen to any "prodigal son" if "Dad" said, "Return unto me"???.... Let the redeemed tell you....(but you will have to look up these scriptures)... Isaiah 41:4; Revelation 5:9-10, 7:9-13. So every man employed as a "messenger" by the Father speaks his language and delivers a timely message rightly divided and in season with heavenly reality. Here are our "orders":
F. Isaiah 40:1-2
"Comfort ye, comfort ye my people saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem and cry unto her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord double for all her sins". David wrote, "Thy ROD (Jesus) and thy STAFF (Holy Ghost), they comfort me" in Psalm 23. Every messenger of COMFORT employed by those two will tell mankind that the battle over the souls of men has been fought and won. God, our victory, has procured, secured, and insured SALVATION FOR ALL and HAS PARDONED ALL OUR SINS. But the Highest truth is that He does not ascribe SIN to men nor "charge" men with it!! Most "natural minded" religionists who have been nourished on Dragon's flesh, whose mouths spew Dragon water find such tidings of great joy too hard to say to "all those sinners we are trying to win for Christ". They do not have the "beautiful feet" Isaiah wrote about in Isaiah 52:7. Yet God has never changed! He has shown us the LOVE and GRACE in His Highest thought even in Moses' days. Observe how the JUDGE reveals His distinction between (SIN) devils and man, where Israel as a nation represents the glory of ALL MANKIND:
G. Numbers 23:19-23; Micah 6:5
"God is not man that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath He spoken and shall He not make it good? HE HATH NOT BEHELD INIQUITY IN JACOB, NEITHER HATH HE SEEN PERVERSENESS IN ISRAEL: the Lord his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them. God brought them out of the land of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a unicorn. Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought". All this is true because God never charges man for the works wrought by darkness regardless of the "appearance of things" with Moses in the wilderness. There is no inconsistency with God! Through Micah He pleads, "O my people, remember now what Balak, King of Moab consulted and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal; THAT YE MAY KNOW THE RIGHTEOUSNESS (RIGHT JUSTNESS) OF THE LORD". So...what God told Cain was true in Moses' days. As a JUDGE, He does not always have to allow any man or nation of men to bare responsibility for the SIN-WORKS demonic-Egyptians forced them to do "with rigor". Here God chose to manifest His "Highest" thought to "lighten" up the record.
H. II Corinthians 5:19
...."God was in Christ, reconciling the World unto Himself NOT IMPUTING THEIR TRESPASSES UNTO THEM; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation". This last HEADLINE is true for Adam and Eve, ancient Israel, and every human being to the last baby to be born for all the reasons in the preceding discussions.
These "tidings of great joy which shall be to ALL PEOPLE" is what Jesus and the gospel of salvation is all about. The so-called "gospel of death and condemnation of men is DONE AWAY" by the glory of the real Christ when he arises in your heart, II Corinthians 3:7-11. You ought to rejoice and not be afraid to obey God's command to "COMFORT" His people with those very words Isaiah wrote in HEADLINE "F". More than that you ought to revere Him for His LOVE far beyond your nebulous perception of Him. Yet some of you are offended at a loving and powerful Christ who has done exactly what the preachers said he would do in their Christmas and Easter sermons!! You do not know how to deal with an "already saved and forgiven" people immune to charges of sin and condemnation by the JUDGE!!
I started out by forcing you to look at the WORD-JESUS as his face appears in the selected HEADLINE texts. Preachers like to "talk about" Jesus. ("But talk is cheap".) And they fail to know him, Matthew 11:25-27. They cannot stand the brightness of his glorious face even in scripture form as presented in our HEADLINES. CHRIST WILL SET YOU TO "REST"... IF YOU CAN LOOK UPON HIM... because the salvation work was "fixed and done" from the very beginning. There is no "saving men" who have never really been "lost" in the sense that the churches teach through human efforts!! But there can be "comforting" of men and education of men to help them try to overcome captivity by the powers of darkness, Daniel 7:21-22; Revelation 13:4-7. We have to refocus our eyes and attune our desires to reflect God's objectives and plans no matter how strange they may seem to our earthly senses. It is "us", men on earth who have been turned upside down as the "temple stones" Jesus mentioned in Matthew 24. The Dragon pretending to be Christ has taught us oblique and backward doctrines, Isaiah 59:10-15; II Corinthians 11:13-15. We do not feel at ease with scriptures that shake up our nice, petty "order" of concepts which expose them as misconstruements and disorder. We like being 20th Century Pharisees and Sadducees. But God has shaken the Heavens and there is no scripture written which says YOU (personally) are exempt from His "force"... no matter how beloved you fell you are to Him! ALL MUST COME to the same High Light, and ALL MUST AGREE with his ways and judgments. You may resist now in this life , but I am sure you will be brought terms as surely as your body is a clay vessel, Psalm 2:8-9; Jeremiah 18:1-6. There is a Heavenly altar which can alter every darkened mind by hallowed fire, Malachi 3:1-3; Revelation 6:9-11.
The HEADLINES chosen are pieces of the BODY OF CHRIST sacrificed once in the END to put away sin according to Daniel 9:24 and Hebrews 9:26. But some cannot eat Jesus' flesh (THE WORD), nor drink his BLOOD-WINE-WORD because it turns into bright floodlights, John 6:53,63, 7:38, 8:12. Isaiah wrote, "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our piece was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. ALL WE like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid upon him the iniquity of us ALL", Isaiah 53:5-6. This confirms the HEADLINES that mankind has no SIN. That LAMB illustrating your Father's glory "took them all away" from ALL HUMANITY. Because of that we cannot go about like the uninformed calling human beings "sinners" and ascribing sin to men. The gist of Jesus' flesh, the HEADLINES we have chosen, is that MAN ABIDES ON EARTH RIGHT NOW "WITHOUT SIN" even if "caught in the very act" of it... by the works of the JUDGE and the Heavenly Court. Now you may ask, "How shall I preach?... How do I get men to change their ways?... Why am I so anxious since men are "redeemed" to the Father as fast as (He draws them) they die"? Well... you can comfort men and persuade men to conform to the love Jesus illustrated. One good look in his face and you will be ready to heed Moses' advice, "Be still and behold the salvation of God". You do not have to labor in His aura, Matthew 11:28-30. The very face of God tends to make one "REST", Hebrews 4:9-11. This is "manna", the kind of "current" "GOOD NEWS" which causes your brothers and sisters who have just risen to "cease not day and night praising our Father for His matchless love and mercy far beyond human comprehension, Luke 7:41-43; Romans 8:38-39; Hebrews 12:22-24. All heaven has been watching while you read this. What do you think they will think of you if you abide in unbelief?
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