Saturday 10-29-2016 Martinez, Provincia de Buenos Aires
Today we ready Job 20, Mark 3 – 4
S. Mark 4:39-41 When he woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the water, "Quiet down!" Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. And he asked them, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still not have faith in me?" And they were filled with awe and said among themselves, "Who is this man, that even the wind and waves obey him?" NLT
O. “Who is this man?” That has become the question of the ages. I am told that the Jehovah Witnesses claim He was an angel on the par with Gabriel. At my door, I have heard them call Him “a god,” as though He were one of many.
The disciples were, little by little, discovering Who He was and is. Over and again they were astounded at His mighty power to heal and perform miracles. John the Baptist called Him, “The Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world!” Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel." (John 1:49) Peter blurted out “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God!” Jesus affirmed that this was said by divine revelation. After the resurrection the doubter, Thomas, fell on his knees before Jesus and cried out, “My Lord and my God!” So Who is this that allows men to fall at His feet and worship Him as God? His words are as astounding as His actions. “If you have seen Me you have seen the Father.”
As the New Testament unfolds, it unveils unquestionable clarity. Paul the Apostle, John and Peter and the author of Hebrews wrote enough to destroy every doubt. He, Whose name is above every other name and before Whom every knee shall bow “is the image of the invisible God. The invisible God has come close to us, made HImself visible so that we can know Him… and to know Him is to love Him!**
A. No sincere reader of the NT could arrive at another conclusion without “help” from some twisted cultist. The revelation of Jesus in the New Testament is clear enough for all to see. So today I fall before Him, like Thomas, and cry out, “My Lord and My God!”
P. Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, come reign within my stubborn heart. May my life become subject to the One who created it and sustains it. Heavenly Father, I do not pretend to understand all the fullness of the Godhead. My mind cannot fully comprehend the Three in One concept. Can an ant understand a human? You are God and You have been seen throughout the Old Testament to be unwilling to share Your glory with anyone. Yet You willingly allow us to bow at the feet of Your Son, Jesus… and are pleased as we praise and glorify Him. I do not even ask to understand it all… I only ask that You keep my focus on the One Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life… and the only access to You, my Heavenly Father. Amen.
** Col 1:15-20 For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”
** John 1:1-2 “In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God. Through Him all things were created and without Him nothing was made that was made.” (John 1:1-2)
Get real! Either discredit the New Testament and throw it away… or fall at Jesus’ feet and worship the Creator God.
How sad that the Jehovah Witnesses labor so hard to miss the point of the entire New Testament and then carry their twisted doctrine house to house. Satan will stop at nothing to deceive, if it were possible, the very elect of God.