IT IS OBVIOUS that there are those who feign to love God supremely in a sense and yet they never announce or let anyone else in on their own struggles and imperfections. Now, for the honest, are we willing to simply admit that we should learn to love our LORD and Savior more fervently?
Perhaps allowing Jesus to speak to our hearts in this hour as He so graciously did to the Ephesian believers, will yield His blessed fruit.
“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” Revelation 2:4-5
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
Like David and Peter and a host of others who served our God, you and I are not above sin. – “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:12-13)
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.” Jude 1:24
God can and will keep us from falling but only if we are broken in spirit, contrite, having His holy fear in us, and “poor in spirit,” panting after Him, hungering and thirsting perpetually for His holy presence (Psalms 41:1-2; 57:7; 63:8; Matthew 5:3, 6, 8).
“In the gospel narratives it says that the Lord was executed on a Friday and died around 3pm and was then laid in the tomb 1 day 1 night. The next day was shabbat, 2 days 2 nights. Early on the first day of the week, Mary found the tomb empty. As the first day of the week in Hebrew is Sunday, how do we arrive at 3 days 3 nights? Now I am in no way questioning the Lord’s words but man’s writing or am I missing something?”
3 days simply refers to the span of three days, not 72 hours …. Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
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