Day 100 of 100 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus – Never changing, everlasting
(We have finally made it to the end of this series of prophecies fulfilled by Jesus. All I can say is this: “Hallelujah,  what a Savior”)

 

everlasting

Ps. 102:24-27 – I say, “O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations. 25 “Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
26 “Even they will perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.
27 “But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end.

Heb. 1:10-12 –  And, “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of Your hands; 11 They will perish, but You remain; And they all will become old like a garment, 12 And like a mantle You will roll them up; Like a garment they will also be changed. But You are the same,
And Your years will not come to an end.”

Heb. 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Day 33 of 100 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus – healer, savior, does miracles. Jesus did and still performs miracles!

does miracles

Is. 35:4-6 – Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.” 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped;  then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;

  • Mat. 9:30 – And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly ordered them, “See that no one knows of this.”
  • 11:4-6 – 4 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. 6 And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.”
  • 12:22 – Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute, and he cured him so that the one who had been mute could speak and see.
  • 20:34 – Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they regained their sight and followed him.
  • 21:14 – The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he cured them.
  • Mark 7:32-35 – They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. 34 Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.
  • John 9:1-7 – As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, 7 saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see.

God as Father

God is omnipotent! He is all-powerful! That could be enough right there to think about for years, but there’s more. This omnipotent, all-powerful God is our Creator, Father, Savior, and Way-maker, the all-powerful God. As Ps. 33:6 says “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.”

I have heard it said, “God can do anything but lie.” That is true. God’s nature is unchangeable, so He cannot go against who He is.  If He were to do that, He would no longer be God. He would minimize Himself. That is never going to happen. “Nothing can prevent His plan.” (Ron Moore.) Ps. 24:8 says “Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.”

No words can do the omnipotence of God justice, but a children’s song does come to mind. We have sung it with motions in ministry. It is called “My God is so Big”, and it goes like this. Continue reading

Being a pastor, I want to make sure you know there is a way to be secure in Christ. This has nothing to do with cyber threats, but has everything to do with your soul. That security is based on two things. At the core of this security is an act and a statement. The act was the act of the cross that Jesus died on, to pay the penalty for your sins and mine, and the sins of all who would believe on Him. The statement was the one that Jesus made on the cross, the last thing He said: “It is finished.” John 19:30 says “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished. With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. The Greek word this translates from is “tetelestai”. It was a financial term that literally means “paid in full.” (You may study both the scripture and the word at this link:
 http://www.bible.org ) Jesus’ blood paid for your sin and mine completely and forever!

“Good. I’m off the hook. I can live like hell, do what I want, and still go to Heaven, since Jesus paid for my sins. Good deal. I’m in! Should be fun!” In a word, this pastor, and the scriptures, say “NO!”, because we do have a part to play, and that is repentance, to turn from our sins and turn to Jesus. God is a gentleman. If people don’t want a relationship with His son and receive His sin payment for their souls, that’s up to them – but the consequences are eternal. Those who have turned from our sin and sin nature, and received Jesus as both Lord and Savior are eternally secure. It is all based on relationship – do we want Jesus forever, or do we want ourselves? For me and my house, we choose Jesus.

Links to the main scripture verse above and the study of the word tetelestai are above. Here is the link for the security page of this website.