WOULD YOU HAVE SHOUTED HOSANNA OR CRUCIFY HIM?

So many times we read our bibles or hear a sermon and frown upon the way the Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes, Jews, Romans…all those who antagonized Jesus behaved.

Jesus came with a message that was different from what they were used to hearing, but was clearly supported by scripture. They witnessed Him working miracles and proving who He was, and they rejected Him.


We read about how at the beginning of the week they shouted HOSANNA , but at the end of the week they yelled CRUCIFY Him! We think to ourselves, or proclaim that if we were living back then that we would have bee on Jesus’ side….


But, your attitude now implies how you would have behaved then.

How you react to the word of truth now implies how you would have reacted then.

I’m not talking about the false prosperity ‘preachers’ who come on at 2am promising riches without preaching a word about salvation.

But, I’m talking about when a real word comes forth that may challenge your personal theology. That’s what Jesus did. That’s what the apostles did.

They confronted and corrected Jesus IN HIS HOUSE…many people would do the same thing today.

They were concerned with the outward appearance but not the heart…many people are today.

They worshipped Him with their lips, but their hearts were far from Him…many people do that today.

They established their own righteous and a form of godliness, but not according to knowledge…many people do that today.

They twisted the word to fit their purpose…many people do today.

Some were apathetic and just didn’t care…many are today.

Remember it was the religious leaders were threatened by and killed Jesus. Let us examine ourselves and our attitudes about God. Would you have been like those disciples in John 6 who said…

John 6:60 (NKJV)

60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?”

...and then left Him.

Would you have been one of those shouting “CRUCIFY HIM!” when they discovered He didn’t fulfill their expectations?

Your attitude today…How you respond today not only implies how you would have responded then, but which side you would have chosen. Beware the leaven ( teaching, mindset) of the Pharisees!!!(Matthew 16:6)

BE BLESSTIFIED!

 

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR GOD’S UNLIMITED PLAN?

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One buzz word in marketing these days is UNLIMITED.

In order to be competitive, more and more companies are offering ‘UNLIMITED’ to attract loyal customers.

Unlimited minutes…

Unlimited texts…

Unlimited data…

Unlimited miles…

Unlimited streaming…

Unlimited doctor’s visits…

Unlimited legal advice…

What’s interesting is that people get spoiled by ‘unlimited’ quickly and easily. When unlimited becomes the norm…it doesn’t seem special anymore, but expected.


Well, God has an UNLIMITED plan through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


Unlimited forgiveness…

Unlimited peace…

Unlimited joy…

Unlimited grace…

Unlimited mercy…

Unlimited prayers…

Unlimited protection…

Unlimited access…

Unlimited comfort…

Unlimited love…

Unlimited salvation…

LIFE UNLIMITED…Forever!

His plan was finalized on the cross of Calvary.

His plan is absolutely FREE…at least to us.

His plan was paid for with the blood of Jesus.

Unfortunately, too many of us have gotten spoiled by God’s UNLIMITED plan. They’ve enjoyed all of God’s UNLIMITED benefits so long, that they don’t seem special anymore.

Take a moment right now to thank God for all of His UNLIMITED benefits.

And, just as you would recommend unlimited data to someone who constantly going over their data plan…tell someone about the UNLIMITED life available to them through Jesus Christ!

Have you signed up?

Psalm 103:1-17 (NKJV)

Bless the Lord, O my soul;

And all that is within me, bless His holy name!

2

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

And forget not all His benefits:

3

Who forgives all your iniquities,

Who heals all your diseases,

4

Who redeems your life from destruction,

Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,

5

Who satisfies your mouth with goodthings,

So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6

The Lord executes righteousness

And justice for all who are oppressed.

7

He made known His ways to Moses,

His acts to the children of Israel.

8

The Lord is merciful and gracious,

Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.

9

He will not always strive with us,

Nor will He keep His anger forever.

10

He has not dealt with us according to our sins,

Nor punished us according to our iniquities.

11

For as the heavens are high above the earth,

So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;

12

As far as the east is from the west,

So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

13

As a father pities his children,

So the Lord pities those who fear Him.

14

For He knows our frame;

He remembers that we are dust.

15

As for man, his days are like grass;

As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

16

For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,

And its place remembers it no more.[a]

17

But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting

On those who fear Him,

And His righteousness to children’s children,

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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