FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. FOR GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM. THIS IS THE VERDICT: LIGHT HAS COME INTO THE WORLD, BUT MEN LOVED DARKNESS INSTEAD OF LIGHT BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL. EVERYONE WHO DOES EVIL HATES THE LIGHT, AND WILL NOT COME INTO THE LIGHT FOR FEAR THAT HIS DEEDS WILL BE EXPOSED. BUT WHOEVER LIVES BY THE TRUTH COMES INTO THE LIGHT, SO THAT IT MAY BE SEEN PLAINLY THAT WHAT HE HAS DONE HAS BEEN DONE THROUGH GOD. John 3:16-17,19-21
There have been many deaths lately or so it appears. The world lost the king of pop Michael Jackson and the entire world moaned him as if he indeed was a king. This brought me grief because like everyone else I enjoyed the GOD GIVEN GIFT of his vocal talent. I grew up with his music and to this day I exercise to his songs because they do make you move, however I did not worship the man. I have heard many say that he was my idol…he was a genius….he brought peace to the world…..how will we live without him…and was indeed a king. Michael Jackson was just a man. In fact I feel so sorry for him because he was a very troubled man that needed mental health intervention since he was a child. He had been blessed with a GOD GIVEN ability to sing, dance and write beautiful songs. He did leave the world with music that we could listen to, dance to and sing to but he was only a man. A man with many flaws just like all the rest of us. While I felt sadden and cried for the man who did not live his life in a normal way I could not see the world worshipping him as if he was GOD. Poor Michael because he was blessed with a talent that many used to make money and to take advantage of a man who had mental health and drug dependency issues they put him so high up that all he could do was fall down and die. I wonder did he really have a real friend who didn’t care about his money and would let him know how dangerous his lifestyle was? I wonder if any body really shared JESUS THE CHRIST with him so he could receive the salvation of OUR LORD? I wonder if while asleep before his death that JESUS DID COME TO HIM AND HE TURNED HIS LIFE OVER TO HIM? These are things that I wonder. However aside from Michael Jackson I wonder how GOD OUR FATHER FEELS SEEING THE ENTIRE WORLD ADORE A MAN AND COMPLETELY FORGET ABOUT HIM? This is what grieves me. Why can’t we embrace the Creator instead of the created? The world will not take one day and give GOD THE GLORY…but every network in the world just about showed Michael Jackson’s memorial. Even those of us who know better don’t promote our LORD AS WE SHOULD. I too am guilty of this. I need to do my job more and attempt to reach others with the LOVE OF CHRIST. GOD OUR FATHER LOVED US SO MUCH THAT HE FIRST GAVE!!! We must remember that all that we have came from HIM. HE KNEW WHAT WE NEEDED TO LIVE SO WITH HIM BEING LOVE HE SIMPLE GAVE TO US. Looking at our scripture one that many of us are familiar with it simply states that “FOR GO SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.” This verse truly reveals the heart and purpose of our HEAVENLY FATHER. HIS LOVE is wide enough to embrace all people. HE LOVES THE WORLD!!! HE BLESSED EACH AND EVERYONE OF US. We all have been blessed with gifts that are unique with each of us. No ones gift is more than anyone else. GOD GAVE HIS BEST GIFT OF ALL, HIS SON AS AN OFFERING FOR OUR SINS. LORD JESUS gave us eternal life so no matter how we see each other nothing and nobody should top HIM. We can’t place a crown on anyone above our LORD. GOD OUR FATHER gave us atonement for our sins. HE did this from his loving heart. What gets to me is that we are always throwing his love back at him as if its not good enough. Then we go and worship idols made up from our own human concepts. The next scripture really shows me just what love is. “FOR GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM”. JESUS did not come and give up HIS LIFE as a way to condemn us but to save us. When our HEAVENLY FATHER could have destroyed us, HE BLESSED US WITH A WAY OUT. THAT WAY COST JESUS HIS EARTHLY LIFE. A LIFE HE GAVE UP FOR US. Now looking at this in that respect how can any man do what OUR LORD DID? Man has many gifts but he can not save our souls. He can use what he has been blessed with to bring joy, peace and love to the world but he can not give us eternal life. HE DOES NOT ASK MUCH OF US BUT TO LOVE HIM BACK. We can’t do that!!! All we can do is act wishy-washy with our affections. One day we love HIM with all our hearts and then the next day HE is replaced with the latest so-called super star. When we should take our time out to do something that’s related to building the kingdom we find a million other things to do. CHRISTmas is no longer as it once was honoring the so-called birth of CHRIST. Although we really don’t know when HE WAS BORN ON EARTH we did take that day to honor and remember HIM. However now the haters of our LORD has made it so that we can’t even call it CHRISTmas. Retail people have to say happy holidays instead of merry CHRISTmas. America was founded on religious freedom. GOD IS THE ROCK THAT THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON. Now we have the evils ones attempting to kill the 10 commandments and all forms of GOD FROM ANYTHING THAT’S IMPORTANT. So now we have turned to idols of all kinds. Mostly people with money obtained in a worldly way. We have put these these people in a category that have them thinking that they can do wrong and still be right. We who are GOD’S KIDS have even placed our preachers and leaders in this same super star category and began to worship them instead of who they claim to serve. JESUS MUST BE WEEPING FOR WHAT HE IS SEEING TODAY DURING THESE EVIL DAYS. Yes we were told by HIM that the signs of the times are coming and what to look for. Yes we know that once they begin HE WILL BE COMING BACK SOON. But still we have work to do. There are 8 billion people that need to know CHRIST JESUS AND CHOOSE TO MAKE HIM THEIR LORD AND KING. Our job is to focus on the gifts that we have been blessed with and use them for the building of THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Most studies of this scripture stop at this point but we are going a step further. Looking at verse 19 “THIS IS THE VERDICT: LIGHT HAS COME INTO THE WORLD, BUT MEN LOVED DARKNESS INSTEAD OF LIGHT BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL.” GOD OUR FATHER sent HIS LIGHT INTO THE WORLD and we stepped on his gift and threw it back into his face. The wicked has one fundamental characteristic and that is that they love darkness, they find their pleasure in sin and immorality. On the other hand we the children of GOD should find our pleasure in love, righteousness, and we should hate wickedness. We should grieved when we see the unrighteous acts of others. We should take no pleasure in the sensual entertainment or the expression of sinful conduct shown so openly in contemporary society. The next scripture in this study #20 states “EVERYONE WHO DOES EVIL HATES THE LIGHT, AND WILL NOT COME INTO THE LIGHT FOR FEAR THAT HIS DEEDS WILL BE EXPOSED. Evil people want to stay in the shadows. One of satan’s biggest tricks is to convince us that he does not exist. The other one is to make us lust after the things of the world because they appeal to our emotional senses. Our enemy wants our light to become dull so we cannot shine truth onto his evil. As I stated in the beginning of this study that the world turned to one man in death and put him on a level higher than GOD. This too was the trick of our enemy. He has always wanted us to go after things so we could become more like the ALMIGHTY. When we were made in the IMAGE OF GOD. We were already given what we needed to be like GOD. Then after he introduced sin into this world OUR HEAVENLY FATHER GAVE US HIS SON TO MAKE US CLEAN AGAIN AND ABLE TO STAND BEFORE THE THRONE WITHOUT SIN. Now our enemy wants us to look at this gift as if it was nothing and have us lust for the world. He stays in darkness so we can’t see what’s happening right in front of our eyes. He is afraid of the true child of GOD because we stand on the promises of CHRIST AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT. OUR LORD has given us all that we need to maintain our enemy because he has already been defeated. Our job is to let the world know who we are and walk in love,joy, peace, patience, meekness, humbleness, gentleness, kindness and self-control. We are to fight with power and be lead by THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT IS WITHIN US. We are not suppose to put man above CHRIST!!! Our last scripture in this study states the following “BUT WHOEVER LIVES BY THE TRUTH COMES INTO THE LIGHT, SO THAT IT MAY BE SEEN PLAINLY THAT WHAT HE HAS DONE HAS BEEN DONE THROUGH GOD.” Whatever is going on in the world we must always make a stand for CHRIST FOR ALL TO SEE. We should not be ashamed to do whats right. We must speak HIS WORD. We must stand boldly allowing all to see us. We must repent when we have done something that’s not of the LORD. We must not judge because OUR LORD DID NOT COME TO CONDEMN THE WORLD so how can we? Our job is to bring CHRIST to those who don’t know HIM. We are to teach and spread the GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST. We must remain in the light of the ALMIGHTY. We must study so that when asked we can explain who and what we stand for. We have to know the word so that we can teach it in such a way that we can relate it to all. We must pray for the affairs of our world and pray that our leaders be led by the WILL OF GOD. While we were still sinners GOD GAVE TO US. HE LOVED US BEFORE WE SHOWED HIM ANYTHING. HE PRESENTED US WITH HIS GREATEST TREASURE, HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, OUR LORD JESUS THE CHRIST. JESUS SAVED US AND GAVE US ETERNAL LIFE. Now its our turn to show HIM our love. Everyday from this time on we need to give HIM our love. Show him what we showed for Michael Jackson and some. LORD JESUS is walking the earth calling to his love. He wants us to return to our first love!!! Not just return but let the world know who our first love is!!! In case you don’t know who that is let me remind you once more…..OUR FIRST LOVE IS LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!
As always read and study this passage for yourself. Ask CHRIST what HE WANTS you to do. Speak to your pastor and spiritual leaders. Remember we are in the last days and times….there are things that need to be done. We all have a part to play. No matter what it is we need to do our part for KINGDOM BUILDING. I for one don’t want JESUS to return and find me not on my assigned task. Remember we welcome your comments and questions no matter positive or negative. We are here for you. Tell others about our blog…its time to learn and not play with what the world deems as important. Continue to be a blessing for all you come in contact with.