An open letter answer to bullying and despair.
Project Bible 365 Day 33 Equip Yourselves With Love Of Christ.
Today’s message is not an easy one one to write but it is necessary to talk about and the reason why is because lives are on the line and souls are at stake. Tonight’s topic is a message directed towards the youth. It’s a plea to put down the gun, cut down the rope, dump the bottles of alcohol and throw out the bottles of pills. It’s time to let America know what’s really going on. The spirit of the devil is here. His mission is steal the lives of people, destroy the lives of people and kill the lives of people. I know this because God’s Word confirms it.
1 Peter 5:8King James Version (KJV)
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Again the Bible confirms just what the devils true mission is here on earth.
John 10:10King James Version (KJV)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The devil seeks to destroy the whole of God’s creation. He walks the earth. I knows this because the truth of that statement is confirmed in the book of Job.
Job 2:1-2King James Version (KJV)
2 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.
2 And the Lord said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in th00e earth, and from walking up and down in it.
However as time would continue on God would prove to be victorious no matter how deceived the enemy may be. The Lord provided a way for y0u, myself and others to be set free from any depression, oppression , sickness and disease. He proved victorious over the works of darkness and it came in the form of a cross.
The Cross: Beautiful and Brutal
The Cross is beautiful because it presents to all who believe a plan of redemption. A perfect plan of blood atonement. I say that it is a perfect plan of blood atonement because it was the only sacrifice God would accept because Jesus was without spot wrinkle, blemish or any such thing. Jesus became our sacrificial lamb
Romans 3:25King James Version (KJV)
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
There are many reasons why Jesus came to earth but to save time, I’m going to my readers a small list of just three reasons why Jesus coming to earth as very man as well as very God was so important.
- The Redemption of Fellowship with Mankind. The redemption of fellowship with God coming back to mankind and mankind once again sharing the same heart beat is so important because we as people have to understand that when sin entered through Adam and Eve after they disobeyed God he cast them out of the garden thus having a curse placed upon the earth through willful sin. Jesus came to destroy the works of darkness Christ Jesus left us an example of we as members of the church are to live in the world and how to go about living in his joy, strength and love as well as understanding the price of chastisement and not forsaking discipline.
Now the devil wasn’t able to get Adam’s attention so the serpent worked through Eve to seduce him into a different way of thinking that was not the truth. Adam listened to his wife because he went by his feelings and not by his faith in God. I am certain that had Adam not listened to Eve than God would have killed Eve and given Adam another woman to be with. Of this I am sure. The curse upon mankind happened because Adam loved Eve so much that he feared to disappoint her. That is how the curse began. I know this because the Bible says it I believe it and that settles it.
Romans 5:12-21King James Version (KJV)
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
So then what shall we say than?
Jesus came to give an open door back into the fellowship of Mankind. For those who think that when God sent Jesus to be a witness to mankind he asked too much of us, think again.
John 3:17King James Version (KJV)
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Now how are we as Christ’s brothers and sister suppose to live in the world. We live according to the truth of the world. We see an example that Christ left us while he was in the desert being tempted of the devil. He became our champion, he became our victor. and God left us his word so that we as his children can defeat any darkness with the Word of God. Three times Satan challenged Jesus/ Every time he did, Jesus gave him the Word.
Matthew 4:4King James Version (KJV)
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Luke 4:12King James Version (KJV)
12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Luke 4:8King James Version (KJV)
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
The reason I feel so strongly to talk about the topic of the love of Christ is because it is my understanding that the people in the world often wonder when tragedy strikes where is God. The latest string of tragedies to come upon the earth is teen bullying leading to serious harm or death. Let me be clear when I say this, death is not a solution. Dear friends don’t give the devil your ear, I have stated earlier what his mission is. Now often times as a journalist covering stories of great grief and loss of life whether it be in a teens life or a war zone it is all hard and very difficult issues to cover. No matter what anybody tells you, I know the general public believe that all journalists are born with thick skin and can have the strength to cover story after story without really affecting them. I’m here today to tell you something, we do. As a journalist we feel the pain of the public because at the end of the day we are all human. There are many organizations that want change in many areas of life. However human change can only last a short while. However life in Christ provides Christians with real peace. How do we as Christians cope with tragedy? We lean heavily on God’s Word. We think on the good things of good as it feeds our souls and minds. What are the things Christians think about in order to keep the love of God working in their lives?
Philippians 4:8King James Version (KJV)
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Why do I think caring for the condition of their souls is important? The reason is because I know that Mankind was created by one God the Father, God, the Son, and God The Holy Spirit created each individual wonderfully.
Psalm 139:13-14King James Version (KJV)
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Abound in the grace and love of Christ daily. YOU can eliminate the HATE within the world by calling on the name that is GREAT. Jesus.