Saturday, March 30, 2013

Highly Important

Life is the Most Precious Gift that we have ever received from God.  We are uniquely blessed, greatly honored, and awesomely privileged to be alive, and to know that someway, somehow, somebody, God, thought greatly about us, had us in His mind and in His plan, made sure that we came to life, and that we came fully to be just as He has designed His intricate blueprint of us.

In the Bible, it is written in Psalm 139:16, “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”   Needless to say that we have Great Value, Great Significance and Great Importance to God our Creator Himself.  Everything in us and about us is Very Good in its essence for God only creates the Absolute Best.  That is why, since we are a true, a real and a pure God’s Product, and since He created us in His image and in His likeness (Genesis 1:26, 27), we have the Power, the Ability, the Liberty, the Freedom to create, to innovate, to make things, to improve things, to change things, to decide, to work hard, to build, to Rule (Genesis 1:26).
 
Psalm 8:3-6 refers to God’s Trust in mankind and to man’s bestowed prominence in the following terms: (Verse 3) “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, (Verse 4) what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? (Verse 5) You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.  (Verse 6) You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet.”

With this Great Honor, with this Great Trust, and because of this Great Responsibility attributed to and placed upon mankind, comes the sudden jealousy from begrudged Satan that purposefully seduced and deceived man, and caused man to disobey God, to sin against God, to fail, to fall, therefore to lose his anointing of glory and honor that he has originally received from God (Genesis 3/Whole Chapter).  Subsequently, God, full of Love, full of Mercy, full of Compassion for mankind, had to send His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to come down from Heaven to Earth, for Him to die on the cross, to shed His blood, so that His blood may be used as a redeeming ransom that would pay the price for our sins, and that would reconcile mankind to God again.  The only difference this time around is that, although mankind’s restored prominence in God would still be an automatic giveaway freely dispensed by God as it was before the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, it would yet be in the form of our “more mature acceptance” of our Eternal Life through our unconditional comeback to God, through our free-willed invitation of Jesus Christ into our lives and into our hearts, through our willful repentance for our sins committed all along, and through mandatory water baptism that seals our decision and our genuine acceptance of God’s Love provisioning and offering.

Since God does not want and does not wish to see that anyone of us perish, but that all of us have Eternal Life, His decision to sacrifice His own Son for your sake and for my sake is the Utmost Evidence of how Greatly Precious We ALL Are To Him.  Each and every one of us is Extremely Valuable, Jealously Treasured and Highly Important to GodWe are God’s most Precious Possessions.  We (mankind) are so Highly Important that:
  • Jesus came down from Heaven, took on human form in order to be and to live  Personally with us, and to dwell Lovingly among us. 
  • Jesus Himself taught us directly how to pray (Matthew 6:9-13), (Full Context, Matthew 6:5-15)
  • Jesus performed many miracles to convince us that He was truly the Sent One.
  • Jesus taught us to Love one another, to Have Compassion for one another, to Forgive one another, to Care for and to Share with one another. (The miracle of the feeding of the five thousand is a perfect example of bountiful sharing). (John 6:1-14).
  • Jesus said that “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25, 26), and performed the miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead to convincingly confirm His omnipotence (John 11:1-44).
  • Jesus, out of Great Compassion and Great Care for us, gave us the Holy Spirit to be with us so that, as He promised, we are not left alone as “orphans” after He is gone to be with His Father in Heaven. (John 14:15-31).
  • Jesus promised us that He was going to prepare a place for us in His Father’s house (John 14:1-4).  Therefore, we have the Solemn Assurance and the Sure Hope of meeting Him again and of being with Him again.
  • Jesus died crucified (John 19:16-37). On the third day, He rose again (Matthew 28:1-10; John 20/Whole Chapter) so that we may strongly know, substantially confirm, and evidently believe that He is God, our God, and so that our faith in Him may be made strong, tangible, unbreakable, and unshakable.
All this is to say that when the Love of Jesus Christ for you gets a hold of you, and when you get caught up in the spur and in the midst of His Divine Glory, you are not the same person anymore.  Your Best Options are then to embrace that Overwhelming Zeal, to maximize that Uncontrollable Passion to talk about him, to share His Unique Love with others, and to spread the Great News about the Awesomeness of His Majesty.  Jesus Christ is Majestic.  That is why, as the writer of this blog, I encourage you “NOT” to let Him pass you by.  I strongly recommend that you seize “quickly” the opportunity to accept Him as your Lord and Savior in your Lives.  Therefore, I urge you to Go to Church in order to grow in Him, in order to be taught about the Bible, about the Gospel, and also in order to be water baptized.  Church is the place where it all blooms, blossoms, culminates, where you get affirmed as full-fledged Christians like Jesus was affirmed by God the Father after He was water baptized by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17).  (“This is my son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”)

Our passionate and undaunted Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ makes us the genuine, the willing and the true Christians who say “YES” to His command to “Go and Make Disciples” (Matthew 28:16-20/Also Called "The Great Commission").  Our willingness to see and to make sure that as many people as possible being saved and being water baptized is Our Main Goal.  That is why, without any shame and without any embarrassment, we are confident to talk openly about Him, and we are committed and decisive about sharing Jesus’ Love for humanity with all.  Since we are so Highly Important that He came down to Earth, and died on the cross in order to redeem us, our Best Way to say “Thank You” to Him for His Great Sacrifice is to spread the awesome message of His Unthinkable Love with others and with all.  Truly, individually and collectively, we cannot repay the debt that we owe Jesus Christ.  However, we can only express and manifest our Gratitude and our Thanksgiving by opening other peoples’ eyes, by attracting other peoples’ attention to His Love, and by making them aware that this Free Gift of Eternal Life is readily available to all those who say “YES”, who believe, and who accept Him (Jesus Christ) in their lives and in their hearts.

I personally said “YES” to Jesus Christ more than a decade ago and I am reaping daily the great benefits for my decision by His allowing me to reach out to you, and to remind you personally about His Great Love for you.  By saying “YES”, you as well will inherit and possess something that is Priceless in its Value, and Unique in its Essence, i.e., The Eternal Life.  By saying “YES”, you will be the Great Living Testimony that Jesus Christ is LORD.  You will also make sure to bring with you, to invite and to direct as many people as possible to come to Church, like the Samaritan woman who, full of zeal, spread the news in her whole town about Jesus after her overwhelming encounter with Jesus.  The people came to see Jesus for themselves, they heard Jesus' words, and they also believed (John 4:1-42).  

In return, these people that you “HELP, INVITE and GUIDE” will come to know Jesus Christ for themselves because You and I have done exactly what Jesus Christ expects seriously from each and every one of us to do, i.e., to diligently reach out to others on His behalf and for His sake.  And the cycle will continue to reproduce itself bountifully where one will follow enthusiastically the good example of the other until the whole world comes to hear and to know about this Unsurpassed Care, and about this Great and Unique Love of Jesus Christ for Them.  They will then be directed to Church where the Church Leaders will take over and will continue the process as per their Divine Mandate, and as per their Spiritual Calling and Responsibilities.  Jesus Himself said that: “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” (Matthew 9:35-38; Luke 10:1, 2).  Jesus also said: "I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields!  They are ripe for harvest." (John 4:35).  

In other words, Jesus' LOVE in us for our neighbor must bear fruit and must bring forth effective results for Jesus' sake, and for the benefit and the well-being of the Seekers and their Whole Families.  We must remember that Jesus mentioned:  "I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen.  I must bring them also.  They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd." (John 10:16), (Full Context, John 10:1-18:1-18).  Therefore, the fields are vast for the Serious and the Willing Workers that We Are.

You are Highly ImportantThis crucial reminder is also Highly Important.

I Thank You Wholeheartedly for reading this blog, for starting the conversation, and for sharing this Highly Important Reminder about Jesus Christ’s LOVE, Compassion and Care with others and without ceasing.

In case you are shy, uncomfortable, or do not know how to start the conversation with others about Jesus Christ, simply mention to them about your discovery of this blog, encourage them to visit this blog to see for themselves, and suggest to them that you will talk to them for their comments and their opinions after they have read at least one or more topics listed on this blog.  For this specific purpose, I would recommend the following three blog titles: (1) Our Best and Greatest Love; (2) New Beginning; (3) Highly Important.  That would be a very easy way to initiate the conversation.  I am confident that you can try this easy approach (or any other approach of your own that you may be comfortable with) for Jesus' sake and for your guests' sake.  

Just Go For It!  And, Make Jesus Happy.
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