Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Thomas Jefferson got to pick and choose his truth in parts of the Bible. John Adams declared, "Thomas Jefferson lives!" ~ As John Adams took a step forward into eternity. Why not take a better look at the new idea all of the Old Testament should be done away with. Only the Love of Jesus Christ should be observed in the Gospels?? Doing away with many aspects vital to the understanding of why Jesus would fight the good fight???
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
Clark, who is with the Gafcon conference in Nubia and with the Archbishop of Canterbury, always says people who are healed -
Want to help others.
Sharing their blessing.
Of course, this is Biblically supported -
Jacob tells us about the" Cross" as he blesses his grandsons.
The Way Church in The Woodlands with Pastor Matt Woodfill was on KSBJ Contemporary Christian Worship talking about gratitude and the blessing of the New Testament stemming from gratitude.
Did you know Jacob managed to find blessings on his death bed? God wants to pour out a blessing.
8 When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he said, “Who are these?” 9 Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me here.” And he said, “Bring them to me, please, that I may bless them.” 10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. So Joseph brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them. 11 And Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face; and behold, God has let me see your offspring also.” 12 Then Joseph removed them from his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near him. 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger, and his left hand on the head of Manasseh, crossing his hands (for Manasseh was the firstborn).
17 When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him, and he took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. 18 And Joseph said to his father, “Not this way, my father; since this one is the firstborn, put your right hand on his head.” 19 But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great. Nevertheless, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his offspring shall become a multitude of nations.” 20 So he blessed them that day, saying,
“By you Israel will pronounce blessings, saying,
‘God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh.’”
The cry of The OLD Testament is echoed in the New ~ Make straight the paths of the LORD!!!
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
God created both the heavens and the earth and we pray for His Will to be done here as in Heaven. The Cross of Jesus Christ makes the transition possible.
Let our living water flow and we open our hearts.
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Abundant living and Living Water flow from all the aspects of God's Word.
God adopted John on the way to the cross. And God declared his Sovereignty first to a Samaritan woman, only He could iron the mess out of her life, in the fourth chapter of John. And God adopted again when the grave could not hold Him. And again - this was a woman. The family of God is important to God. Not by anything other than God looking into our hearts and seeing us as we truly are.
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.
2 Thessalonians 2:15
So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.