Saturday, December 29, 2012

GOD UPHOLDS HIS WORD EVEN TO HIS ON HURT......THE CROSS PROVES IT.........


      GOD AND HIS SON ARE SO PERFECT IN ALL THEIR WAYS. THIS MEANS THEY ARE  PERFECT IN LOVE, FAITHFULNESS, TRUSTWORTHINESS, AND COMMITMENT. THIS MEANS ALSO THAT THEY ARE PERFECT IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS, IN MERCY,  COMPASSION AND LONG SUFFERING. IN HONESTY AND INTEGRITY........
      THE WORD OF GOD SHINES ON GODS HONESTY AND INTEGRITY GLORY. THE SCRIPTURES REVEAL TO US THAT GOD IS SO HONEST AND HIS INTEGRITY SO FLAWLESS THAT HE WILL KEEP AND UPHOLD HIS WORD EVEN TO HIS OWN HURT.......THE CROSS PROVES IT.......HE SAID TO THE DECIPLES.....WE GO TO JERUSALEM AND THERE I WILL BE BETRAYED AND HANDED OVER INTO THE HANDS OF THE GENTILES.  THERE I WILL BE CRUCIFIED.  THREE DAYS LATER I SHALL RISE AGAIN.  SEEING THAT HE UPHELD HIS INTEGRITY IN THESE WORDS OF HIS MOST EXTREME SUFFERINGS IN HIS PASSION, WE CAN BE ASSURED HE WILL KEEP AND UPHOLD EVERY PROMISE HE HAS MADE TO US....... 
        FRIEND GOD  IS A COVENANT KEEPING, WORD UPHOLDING GOD WHO IS FULLY COMMITTED TO HIS EVERY WORD AND PROMISE TO ENSURE NONE OF THEM FAIL IN THEIR BORN PURPOSE.  GODS WORD SHALL NEVER FAIL OR PASS AWAY.  SEEING THAT HE FULFILLED HIS WORD CONCERNING HIS SUFFERING, DEATH AND RESURRECTION, WE CAN BE FULLY CONVINCED THAT HE SHALL COME AGAIN TO TAKE US TO HIS GLORY JUST AS HE PROMISED AND THAT SOON THEREAFTER WE SHALL SEE THE LIVING GOD FULFILL HIS PROMISE TO MAKE ALL THINGS OF HIS CREATION NEW. WHAT AN HOUR AND A DAY THAT WILL BE........... 
       BUT IN THE MEAN TIME LET US REMEMBER THAT SOMETIMES COMMITMENT AND INTEGRITY HURTS AND SOMETIMES CARRIES WITH THEM BOTH PAIN AND SUFFERINGS.  HOW COMMITTED ARE WE TO THE CROSS OF CHRIST AND TO THE UPHOLDING OF OUR WORD AND PROMISES?   WILL WE DAILY LAY DOWN OUR LIFE FOR COMMITMENTS SAKE?  ARE WE SO COMMITTED TO OUR WORDS THAT WE WILL UPHOLD THEM EVEN TO OUR OWN HURT AS JESUS DID?  LORD, PETER SAID,  IF ALL LEAVE YOU, I WANT.  I WILL LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR YOU.  WELL HE FAILED THOSE WORDS IN THAT HOUR AND IN THAT DAY.  BUT AS HE GREW IN THE FAITH  AND IN INTEGRITY,  IN COMMITMENTS INNER STRENGTH,  HE FULFILLED THOSE WORDS.  WHEN HE BECAME AN OLDER MAN PETER DID LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR JESUS JUST AS JESUS, WHOSE WORDS NEVER FAIL, FORETOLD HIM.   THE LORD IN WHOM OUR HOPE IS SET UPON KEEPS HIS WORD.   HE AND ALL HIS PROMISES ARE FAITHFUL AND TRUE,  THE CROSS PROVES  IT...........DENO.....AMERICA FOUNDED BY BELIEVERS FOR BELIEVERS