Rev. Sudha Mehta©
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Did you know: Jesus was a Jew?
Did you know: Jesus was a PERFECT (SINLESS) Man, called the second Adam?
Did you know: Jesus was not just a Perfect (Sinless) Man but a Perfect Jew?
Did you know: If Jesus had not been a Perfect Jew, He would/could not have been a Perfect Man?
Did you know: To the Jews alone was given the Law that revealed the Perfection of God, but no human could keep the Law perfectly?
Did you know: That humankind could gain salvation only by fulfilling the Law given by God to Moses on the Mountain?
Did you know: The way to life was closed and death entered by one act of disobedience, just one, by Adam and Eve?
Did you know: In disobeying God, Adam and Eve lost rights to the Title Deed of Planet Earth, and forfeited the right to govern the Earth which God had given them? Satan deceived them, but they made the choice. They already had everything given to them, but they lost it all not just for themselves, but for all their progeny, including you and me!
Did you know: They not only had to be removed from the Garden of Eden, but they became slaves to Sin? Thus they went from being Masters of this Earth and everything on the Earth, to becoming slaves to a new and brutal master, Satan/Sin/Death. They needed someone to ransom them, and the price required was the life-blood of a Perfect Sinless Human.
Did you know: That humankind was given only one way to gain salvation? No human could succeed in this because no human could keep the Law perfectly. Do one wrong, commit one sin, you now were imperfect and could not gain entry to heaven. Think about it . . . if God allowed one imperfect person to get to heaven, heaven would no longer be perfect. If he allowed billions of us imperfect humans to enter, what kind of a place would heaven be? Certainly, no better than this troubled world! Much worse in fact, because, then everyone would be living forever and free to do wrong! Horrors!!
In His mercy He has kept heaven to be only for the sinless, so heaven is not contaminated by any wrongdoing, and the people there dwell in perfect safety.
Now, since no human could open that door to God, a Perfect Sinless Human had to be found by God.
Did you know: This was the reason that God determined that He Himself would take on human flesh and live that perfect sinless life, without using His Divine power to help Him? This was why Jesus came. He didn’t have to, nothing compelled Him, except Perfect Love for humankind!
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Did you know: This meant that Jesus had to be born sinless, live sinless, and fulfill the Law of the God of the Jews, and then open the door to salvation to the rest of us, so we could by faith be included in that promise of eternal life?
Romans 10: 4 Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.(BSB)
Did you know: That God cannot let you in Heaven aside from Jesus?
John 14: 6 Jesus says to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, if not by Me.(BLV)
Did you know: The decision for Jesus to go to the Cross as the Perfect Sacrificial Lamb that would fulfill the ransom demand of Perfect life-blood was made before the beginning of Time? Think about it: before He created Adam and Eve, He knew they would betray Him, and still made them, knowing He would have to shed His own Blood for ransom! As I said, His Love alone compelled Him to take on human flesh.
John 1: 29 On the next day, he sees Jesus coming to him and says, “Behold the Lamb of God, the One taking away the sin of the world. ’(BLB)
1 Peter 1:20 God chose Him as your ransom long before the world began, but He has now revealed Him to you in these last days.(NLT)
Did you know: He knew back then the names of those that would receive Him as their Savior? Yet everyone of us has a choice. None of us is forced!
Did you know: He has not and will never give up on the Jewish Nation. They are and always will be His people?
Romans 10: 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Greek: The same Lord is Lord of all, and gives richly to all who call on Him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”(BSB)
Did you know: The promise of Abraham remains even today?
Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and all the families of the earth will be blessed through you.”(BSB)
When you bless the Jews and pray for the peace of Jerusalem, you are blessed also. Here is a marvelous promise to us: once we receive Him as our Lord and Savior, we also are called the children of Abraham by Faith. That said, even Jewish people today can enter heaven only by receiving Jesus as their Messiah.
Did you know: His desire is that all would know Him, none would perish, yet He would have died on the Cross the same way if only one single human in all time would accept Him?
John 3: 16 For God so loved the world that He gave the only begotten Son, so that everyone believing in Him should not perish, but should have eternal life.(BLB)
2 Peter 3: 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.(BSB)
Did you know: It is a simple but sincere act of confession by faith that brings you into His kingdom as His adopted child?
Romans 10: 9 that if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with your heart you believe and are justified, and with your mouth you confess and are saved.(BSB)
Did you know: Even a child can pray and receive the Lord simply by asking? We are called to be childlike in our faith, so it is actually easier for children at a very young age to receive the Lord as their savior by faith.
I have given you a fair amount of Scripture in this post. Rather than loading every single assertion with a Scripture (which was my plan), today I will leave you with just these. This is sufficient for you to ponder what God has already done for you, simply because He loves you. This Christmas it is my hope that you will take some time to ponder what you want out of life aside from all the celebration, noise, lights, glitter, presents, food and everything else.
I hope you will take some time to think about where you are going, and whether or not you are satisfied with your life. Perhaps there is room for improvement. Perhaps you will make room in your heart for Jesus. Perhaps you will come to a place of recognition of all He has done and given all already for you . . . and now perhaps, it is your turn to offer Him something.
Oh, I don’t know, perhaps your heart in return for His?!
Perhaps, since He gave His life for you, you might offer your life to Him?!
Hmm?! . . . Perhaps . . .
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