Jesus (the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) is the True Gospel.
*I set the title purposely in this way, because of the many false deceptions out there in the world, and people labeling anything hideous and abominable to God with His name. Wake up. You might actually be living in a stronghold, blinded by the deception of this world.*
There are many false teachings by man, heresies, witchcraft, and manipulations of the truth in the world. All of that is an abomination to the Lord Jesus Christ. We know that God came into the world to set man/His people apart. It is only through Jesus that we are sanctified. When Israel was made into a small nation (that much later grew to become a large and successful nation), God ensured that all of His promises would be fulfilled. He called Israel His children (Exodus 2:25), and He walked with them in Spirit (Exodus 13:21-22), leading them through the desert with much abundance (Exodus 16:4; Isaiah 49:10).
Jesus did not forget the rest of the world, because through His Seed (Jesus in the flesh/The Word became flesh) a new covenant would be made. First, the Law of Moses had to come and be established in people’s hearts. He knew that people would fall, and would not be able to obey because of their sinful/rebellious nature. That was why there was a tabernacle made in order that people’s sins would be forgiven through a blood sacrifice. There had to be a cost, and creature must die in order for there to be true life (meaning life with God). God does not tolerate sin, nor is He partial. If you have sinned, you must repent. You must be sanctified, and it cannot be done by yourself either — only God can sanctify you. Only He can heal you, and give you life.
If you have to ask yourself, “What do you mean only God can give me life?” then you need to ask a follow up question, “Do I have peace? Do I know what will happen to me after I die? Do I want to live in a lie? Do I know true love (not the kind of lies you find out in the world, like having sex, giving away money, saying ‘I love you’ and then hurting them the next, or making promises and breaking them, or giving but in the heart you actually don’t want to, etc.)? Do YOU care about your neighbor?”
I had to ask myself many of these questions and more, because that’s the point of becoming an adult, the point of being human. You ask questions, unless you really think that everyone follows everything that they have been told (which I think would not make us human in the first place). Everyone has rebelled in some form (stolen, cheated, lied, abused someone, oppressed someone, judged, said evil things, dishonored people, etc.). I definitely have.
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God
If only Jesus can give us life, then are truly dead people (walking zombies — so you really don’t need to wait for the world to end to witness this already all around you), who don’t know where to go in life, don’t know what is waiting ahead of us after death, and don’t know how to live. Period. If we knew how to live, our world would look SO different. So point is: we don’t have Jesus, we don’t have life.
How do I know this, and how does this tie back into “Jesus is the True Gospel”? Jesus said ‘unless you are born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God’ to a man named Nicodemus (who acknowledged and praised Jesus, recognizing that Jesus has the presence of God or is of God.) He was hungry, spiritually hungry, for he is dead in the spirit and recognized the truth when He saw it. How did he recognized THE TRUTH? He was LOOKING for TRUTH. The Bible shows that Nicodemus was a well-educated man, one of privilege, a Pharisee, and a ruler of the Jews went looking for Jesus at night. Jesus knew and had the ANSWER that he was looking for.
*For the hungry: We truly must be ‘born again’ in Spirit with the Spirit of God living inside of us, in order to see the kingdom of Heaven; in other words, we must be born of His water, blood, and Spirit — Jesus Christ/His Spirit in us.*
John 3:2-3 –The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Many people want to look for answers in everything but refuse to GO TO JESUS themselves. People love to listen to things that will make them feel excited for a moment, laugh, connect with another person…essentially, their looking ends in vain. They are looking for vain glory, a deceptive looking/seeking that is only for the self. But God already knew that. He knew that we would suffer and struggle and literally die every day in our sin; there are already people out there, kids even, who are struggling with pornography, depression, suicide, anxiety, and all kinds of mental and health problems. But really, it is a spiritual problem. Everything else that comes out of death in the spirit are manifestations of the evil and the lie that is left in this corrupted (dead) world.
Do you see yourself in this? Do you know what sin is, and how serious of a crime/trespass it is unto God’s holiness? Even though you think you worship nothing and call yourself an atheist, do you worship money, or food, or sex, or people, etc? That is sin! No one can escape God’s wrath!
But there is hope, and it’s a narrow but faithful and true hope: Jesus. Only in Jesus do we receive His incorruptible Seed, Spirit of Christ, and life in us.
Romans 1:22-32 – Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Jesus said He came to save sinners — that’s us/all people.
1 Timothy 1:15 – This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
There’s nothing that could hold you down when you believe in Jesus for HE OVERCAME THE WORLD. Who is in the world and tries to govern the world for a time? That’s Satan! Jesus overcome all principalities and darkness, because He is light. So when you believe in Jesus, you would have the LIGHT (Spirit of God) manifested in you. Where there is Light, darkness cannot enter. Truly, you would have a DEEP peace that surpasses all understanding, and there is none like it, because there is no one like Jesus, my Lord!
John 14:30 – Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
When Jesus died on the cross, he said that IT IS FINISHED. He has come into the world of evil and sin, revealed His name before all, and given up His Spirit to all those who believe. I love this part. He gave up His Spirit when He died. He had to die, so that we could live — that we would receive His Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, inside of us. This is the new covenant: Jesus Christ in all believers. His obedience is to His own perfect law, Holiness and Pure and Good (God Himself) that we could have true and everlasting life WITH HIM in heaven! This IS AMAZING GOOD, AMAZING GRACE!
Jesus said that we are to love one another, as He loves us.
John 15:12-13 – This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Love literally means receiving the the free gift of life from Jesus through our faith/belief in Him that He indeed is God and that He indeed did die for us. And then, we give this free gift of life (Jesus is the Gospel) onto others by sharing with them of this news of salvation, praying day and night, not resisting evil, and doing good always.
I love that I am never alone, because God is always with me (inside of me) through His Spirit. He teachings me all things that man can never know, unless He reveals them to him. I ask for many things for God to teach me, and that is how I receive on a daily basis. This is how I stop relying on my own understanding, how I die to myself, how I allow Him to transform me into His likeness. I often ask the Lord to help me love Him and love others (neighbors and brethren), and He teaches me.
Today, I have so much peace, love, joy, gentleness, patience, kindness, goodness, self-control, faith, and meekness. I’m still asking for more of these gifts of the Spirit, and also long-suffering.
Galatians 5:22-23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Let’s be realistic: faith life with Jesus is SO GOOD, but because many people could not recognize God in the flesh, so they too will not recognize His children. Those who have the Spirit of Christ in them are born of God. He said that His sheep hear His voice, and they follow Him (for He is the great Shepherd). He always lead us to rest in Him for His yolk is light and everything of Him is good.
Jesus warned His disciples/followers that there would be persecutions in the flesh. People will mock you, try to hurt you, say all kinds of lies about you, because they don’t believe in Jesus (and because they are of this world). The world has blinded them, thinking that what they find in the world is “good” is in fact the way to death. All things within the world leads to death, destruction, and hell. Only Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. If we live for man, and think that we can get to heaven, we have deceived ourselves. If we think that we could work and store up our treasures on earth, and all of these things will go with us into heaven, we have been deceived. If we think that staying inside a church and doing as many Bible studies as much as possible will lead us into heaven, we have been lied to by Satan himself. There’s only one way, one narrow way, a way that many will fall away from, because they fear for their flesh, things that they know and understand in this world; but God said to trust in Him and to take up our cross and follow Him daily.
We all have a choice, and everyone has been given the same way to Jesus. We must repent (turn away from our sin completely, asking God for help and forgiveness), and choose life in Jesus (asking for the baptism of the Living Water, His Spirit in us).
Jesus is the answer, The Beginning and Ending.
For those who already have the Lord Jesus in their life, keep clinging onto Him and stay in prayer/love with Jesus. He is our portion, our everything. Don’t let Him go. He is pure light, love, and good. He is Faithful and True. He said so Himself. Believe in Him, and no one else. I am only a messenger.
For all (Jews and Gentiles):
Psalm 25:3 – Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
Isaiah 49:22-23 – Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
God, The Lord Jesus, be praised forevermore. He is the True Gospel.