Jesus Who?

The tyranny of politically motivated peacekeepers will not be ignored forever. Our Eternal King Who Wraps Himself in Light, has never been, nor will He ever be, One who compromises Truth for the sake of man’s comfort. While the human heart is desperately grasping at a spurious unity, an anemic and counterfeit peace, the God of Glory is determinedly uprooting every system of this fallen world that conspires to keep us from Himself. Lasting peace, of the kind that far surpasses the extreme reaches of human understanding and self satisfied reasoning, is never built upon a lie. The invitation to compromise with liars and their lies in the name of unity and brotherly love, is an invitation smeared with the blood of the martyrs…

The lies are backed by the thick necked, rough knuckled spirit of intimidation…the slick flattery of smooth faced murderers…the upturned hands of defenseless do gooders. Always the push is present; give a little to get a little. 

“Don’t hurt their feelings or you’ll lose any chance of winning them to Jesus.” 

“Look, brother, we’re all of the same family. Just because he’s teaching something that’s not in the bible, doesn’t mean we can’t all get along.” 

“After all, we are in different places in our faith.” 

“Some are more mature than others, some have greater understanding of certain truths than others do.” 

“We must not judge one another’s doctrinal beliefs…”

There exists a value in this present world, of accepting all spiritual and philosophical beliefs as equal in veracity. Take your philosophical beliefs and feast with your friends in any way you choose! Leave the diversity of salvation perspectives and doctrinal interpretations where they belong. In Hell. There is only one Way to Paradise. One Name by which man may be saved from the eternal torment of separation from his Creator. If someone comes to you and begins to teach you that there is in fact no need for a life lived circumspectly before God, that there is no Hell and therefore no need for a Savior, and this individual claims to be a servant and friend of the Lord Jesus Christ…I can tell you with unwavering certainty that this jesus of whom they speak is not the Jesus who died at Calvary and was raised again on the third day. Frightening isn’t it? There are many “christ’s” loose in the world. With signs and wonders soon to follow. The false prophets of these other christs are experts in the quoting and recitation of biblical chapter and verse, all the while sowing a silent mutiny.

The devil himself is a quite skilled swordsman…I challenge you to find a man or woman on the planet who knows the Bible as well as the father of liars. This fallen creature is the master of manipulation, an expert at transforming himself, at least for a fleeting moment, into an angel of light. Many quote this verse and still somehow expect to be warned of encroaching deception by the waving of a bright red flag, or the clamoring bell of a five alarm fire. God has made a deposit against such a time as this. Though the planet be rife with wickedness and deception’s cunning threads run rampant through the fabric of our world, the Blood bought believer in Jesus Christ has no cause to fear. The Spirit of Truth dwells among men. Oh wonderful, Father of Creation…You live in us! The Wisdom of God now lives in whosoever will believe! 

The more time one spends with another person, the better acquainted the two shall be. Should a stranger call you on the phone, begin to address you in familiar terms and quickly set about giving you advice, you would no doubt say something like,”oh, I’m sorry, you’ve dialed the wrong number.” And promptly hang up. It’s not very likely that you would take the stranger’s advice, or even listen to much of what they had to say at all. They are not familiar to you, so their credibility is non-existent. What if this strange person should begin to tell you that the God you know and love is not God at all but some man made fraud that has never helped you, spoken to you, healed you etc…but only tricked you to believe these things? Would you accept their counsel and exchange your God for theirs? What if this messenger knew so much more about the bible than you that they just had to be the real deal? You might still be saying “no, I would not listen, I know who my Jesus really is.” 

And yet I say, “Really?”

Unless we know Him better than we know anybody else, we are vulnerable to deception. The only safe place in this day and in the days to come, is in moment by moment, breath by breath intimacy with Jesus. The Lordship of Christ must serve as the unshakable foundation of our relationship with God. Intimacy means safety and not only safety but everything that He intended it to be when He created us for Himself. You and I were made to dwell in the presence of His glory. Our first and highest calling is to be those who live and breath in the unbroken reality of His glory. The human heart is intricately formed before the incandescent heat of His gaze; joyfully created with Wisdom’s counsel…to be hidden in Him. The voice of another lover, enticing as it might be…holds no attraction for the one whose heart is hidden in Him. The lovesick worshiper of Jesus is the most secure, unflinching, unshakable voice of Truth on the planet. There is no trick, no illusion, no combination of words or manifestation of false signs and wonders that will deter the ones who truly know their God. If there remains any lingering doubt about whether or not you know Him well enough, or by contrast, you are so certain you know Him that most of this message has seemed to be written for someone besides yourself, I have one last question.

What do the following verses mean to you?

“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments. Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome. For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.” (I John 5:1-5)~NLT~

“We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life. Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.” 
( I John 5:18-21)~NLT~

Be Blessed!