Salvation, trust and action in Jesus
1. Suffering covered by Peace Offering
If you want to get rid of all the pains, choose not to follow the world but look at Christ. Believe in only One God and only one Mediator. Jesus suffered and died for us, so that our suffering can come to a good end and we can enter a New Life in the Kingdom of God.
In the only begotten son of God we do have a leader who never taught leadership but friendship and peace in the love of his Father, the Only One God. When Jesus was 12 and travelled to the temple, Mary could not find him and when she did He said, “Did you not know I would be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:49) Never Jesus claimed to be the Most High or God. In several places in the New Testament Jesus says, “I am not doing my will, but the will of the Father.”
He was following the Father, who he considered the Only One God. He never claimed mastership, not becoming a leader, although we know he was a leader and the greatest to ever live, yet His call is to follow, not to lead.
This Jewish Nazarene Jesus only called followers. In the New Testament Jesus used the Greek word ‘akoloutheo’ as an imperative term. It means to follow a person in the way, meaning the way they are teaching or walking. In fact he told Peter and Andrew, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19) When we call ourselves Christians we should be followers of Christ and fishers of men.
“And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to the Messiah,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:20-22 KJBPNV)
“And Yahshua said to them, Come you after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. And immediately they forsook their nets, and followed him.” (Mark 1:17-18 KJBPNV)
“And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Yahshua said to Simon, Fear not; from now on you shall catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.” (Luke 5:10-11 KJBPNV)
Jesus Christ called the twelve to be with him and that he might send them forth to preach (Markus 3:14). Jesus, who calls, is the one who knows how far the world is from the truth. He calls and teaches how to launch out into the sea of men who are in the dark and draw them unto God. He says, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few …” (Luke 10:2).
We have to trust Jesus and follow him who is the only one way to the entrance of the narrow gate to the Kingdom of God.
“Yahshua said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6 KJBPNV)
Let us be thankful for the Grace by which we were saved and make it worth by our Faith in all humbleness.
“For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 KJBPNV)
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” (Ephesians 1:7 KJBPNV)
“Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Yahshua the Messiah: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2 KJBPNV)
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