Glorified

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Honored, dignified and exalted to glory is what the FATHER did when JESUS came to earth. When we honor and exalt JESUS we dignify the honor and exaltation of the FATHER.

When we look to JESUS the FATHER is being glorified and it’s continual. It is through the Son who is CHRIST JESUS that HIS FATHER is glorified. Men who are fathers may understand this from the moment you are told that you are the father of a son. The seed continues and the name continues, the father will instruct in love to his son throughout his son’s life how to be a moral and productive citizen in life. Father’s teach their son’s how to be men who are respectful and respected, who take control of their responsibilities, who work to provide for self and family and who protect. This is how a father has glorified from father to son over and over again. For the father, his delight is in his son. For the FATHER, HIS delight and pleasure are found in HIS SON, CHRIST JESUS. So, if we want to know how GOD is glorified we need to know that we must adhere and listen to HIS SON, the CHRIST.

John 12:28, Matt. 3:17, 17:5

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Glory

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What better way to explain the glory of GOD than to make it perfectly clear about HIS divine perfections and excellence. HIS glory is insurmountable, so much so that the heavens are continually declaring such. Ever wonder why we look to self-praise or the praise from others? It’s because we are made in the image of GOD. Just as everything that GOD has created offer up to HIM adoration in honor of HIS glory. We too look for others to adore us with praise, to tell us how we shine in the brilliance of our accomplishments. And if we don’t get this we begin to self-glory by boasting of our achievements. These devices may take on various forms of which I will not cover because I’m certain everyone is aware that speaking about your own achievements are not the only way to get people to focus on what it is that has been done. However, where can we look and not see the handiworks of GOD there are creations that mankind have yet to discover that is waiting for the betterment of our lives. We as humans should want to give GOD all the adoration and honor because HE alone is the highest GOD. HE is worthy of all praise, HE is still the most famous deity to be hated and rejected by HIS most loved creation. JESUS is an honorable representation of the FATHER.

In the kingdom of heaven, GOD is given glory. And on this earth, GOD’s peace was given to us. Hmm, I noticed that unless we a part of the kingdom of heaven, we will not give GOD glory which is due to HIM. And, the second JESUS was birthed into this world peace arrived for us all. Peace did not show up at the crucifixion of JESUS, or when JESUS rose from the dead ministered and returned to heaven. Peace did not even come when the Holy Spirit showed up at Pentecost. No, peace showed up in JESUS CHRIST in that manger.

I’m a huge fan of the opening of the gospel of John because it explains what, where, and who JESUS is. Spelling out that JESUS is GOD and that we actually looked on the glory of GOD in the flesh but many never recognized this. Imagine having pure glory living, eating, socializing with us daily. Someone that we could actually touch not some rock star or prominent person that could not be gotten close to. HE is not a GOD that just looks down low on us and we imagine that HE can’t possibly know what we go through as humans because HE does. Our GOD is full of grace and full of truth. And because JESUS is a pure truth we learn the truth about salvation and it is when we come to JESUS that HE set us free from the guilt and penalty of sin. This glory, this brilliance, this light which leads us out of darkness who is JESUS is the only way to GOD the FATHER, HE is the only real truth and HE is the only life that is genuine. There is no window entrance, back or side door entrance to see GOD the FATHER. We want to get into heaven we must see the glory that is JESUS.

Luke 2:14, John 1:14, john 8:32, 14:6

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Remember the game hide and seek, we hide from our family and friends in the hopes that we would not be found so that we could win the game. Unknowingly, we took those principles into our integrity we hide through deception our wickedness. We only allow those to know what we are up to that are in the same darkness and stink that we are in. We creep and sneak around lying to others and ourselves about what it is that we are involved in. Until it’s too late, we don’t see a way out. We are trapped, it’s no longer fun and glamorous as it once appeared to us. That’s the allure of some active sins it comes in levels. We all are born in sin, however, all of us will not do everything we are able to do.  This is why we should not judge another. And those of us who have been washed in the blood of JESUS must show mercy towards those who are lost because we know that this could have been us. Then again, this may have been us. Sin will convince us that we are hurting no one and or no one knows what we are thinking, seeing, saying or doing. All because we believe we are covering our tracks so very well. Well, I’ve got news for you. There is Someone that knows everything, we are actually completely naked before HIM.

Because GOD is Spirit we will never be able to escape HIS presence. We are not intelligent enough to come up with a secret place to hide from HIM because in every secret place there HE is. JESUS fills all of heaven and all of earth nothing is left void of HIS presence. So where can we go that HE is not there? So the next time you decide to have illicit sexual intercourse, take drugs, drink alcohol, steal, kill, murder, judge, disrespect the name of GOD, disrespect the name of JESUS, disrespect yourself, your parents or anything that will go against the teaching of CHRIST JESUS. Just remember that JESUS is looking at you and HE is right there with you.

Psalms 139:7, Jer. 23:24

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Goal

Goal.

Every person must have a specific goal in life. To obtain that goal it’s beneficial for us to write down our goals and make them plain. We must be able to visualize those goals daily so that we can hit that mark. Our goal is a race, often times it’s not a swift one but a steady paced one. Regardless of what our goals in life maybe everyone has the exact same goal and that is to begin and to end with a purpose. The Apostle Paul gave us a great example of goal setting and achievement. Why not take a brief look.

Oftentimes when we set out to accomplish our goals we hit opposition and fail. This is the place many people give up, grow tired and weary. We are encouraged to pursue our goals. People who press forward/pursue are the ones who believe in what they have to offer. The fulfilled accomplished goal brings about each and every time a prize won. After all, why set the goal in the first place if you did not have your eyes on the prize? Once we have set our goal, then we must keep that goal, sometimes we may have to fight not in a tumultuous manner. But strategically in the effort that others will see and hear what it is that we are presenting. We are the owner of the goal and we must guard that goal with nobility and finish our course. Never losing hope but keeping the faith. If ever we feel week regarding our goals look to JESUS and the Apostle Paul for guidance.  

Philippians 3:14, 2 Tim. 4:7, Heb. 3:1

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GOD

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Our GOD is a conquer, a refuge and HE has power when we are in trouble. Our GOD is not off in the distance somewhere but HE is right there with us in the now, face to face, in the thick of it, in the existing, ready and at hand to move swiftly on our behalf. Our GOD is very attentive and never absent. The thing is we never call on HIM by faith or we only utilize HIM as we utilize the 911 or 999 call and expect HIM to perform. It’s not that HE does not help those who are not in a relationship with HIM, HE does all the time but they fail to see HIS hand of mercy in their life. So they miss out on the fullness of HIS grace. GOD is impenetrable and mighty nothing can destroy or overtake HIM.

Each year the majority of the world acknowledges that a most blessed child was born into this world for us. HE is actually the gift given to us the Son of man. And what do we do with gifts? We give them and that is exactly what was done with GOD in the form of JESUS, HE gave HIMself to us. When we read and think of the government which has been placed on the shoulders of JESUS, we think of the offices that we cringe at where all those rules, millionaires and a lot of nonsense is going on. But this is not what is meant at all, what is meant here is that JESUS will give the direction and regulation of how we are to conduct ourselves. To control, restrain and temper our passions. HE will be the One to teach us to exercise our authority in and through HIM. Hence the meaning of GOD’s name. Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty GOD, Everlasting FATHER, Prince of Peace. It is for this purpose that GOD gave JESUS to this world and that is because HE loves us. JESUS is a most wonderful gift and the most expensive gift we will ever have. All we need do is believe in JESUS and we will not be judged, we will not die the second death, we will not go to hell and we will not perish in the lake of fire. It is promised that we will have everlasting life with CHRIST JESUS. For all the names people call GOD, Wonderful is acceptable. However, it is the name of JESUS that causes demons to run, it is the name of JESUS that all tongues will confess even those who were unwilling to do so. It is in the name of JESUS that each and every knee will bow down, face towards the grown in respect to JESUS. I have a daily growing family which is enlarged every second of every minute of every hour of each and every day of the week, month and year. JESUS receives a new soul into the kingdom just that often and we have a blessed hope in HIM and that is to one day see HIS beautiful face. To thank HIM face to face and worship HIM face to face for all the glorious things that HE has done for us. HE is our GOD!

Our GOD is a covenant, GOD. Which means HE gave to the world a contract this contract simply spells out HIS works and HIS promises to mankind. We have HIS covenant of grace, HE gave us HIS salvation, the terms believe on HIS SON, JESUS the CHRIST. We have HIS covenant of redemption, this is a mutual agreement between GOD the FATHER and GOD the SON for the redemption of sinners through CHRIST JESUS.

It is for this reason our spirit rejoice in our GOD who is the Savior and our blessed hope. How acceptable and how good this is in the sight of our GOD who is our Savior?

Who is JESUS to you? Is HE merely a teacher, prophet, evangelist, miracle worker, or a good man? Then you don’t know JESUS, for HE is LORD, HE is the Son of man and HE is the SON of GOD, HE is the CHRIST.

Are your needs met? What is it that you don’t have that you can’t live life without? Where do you go for your supplies? Who is your supplier? My asking these questions is to get us to face the fact that all of our needs are met. Life, health, food, clothing, and shelter. These are basic needs to sustain life anything after these are called wants. Want better life, health or shelter go to the supplier. Want more food and clothes go to the supplier. GOD is our supplier and HE has never ending wealth and we panic over bills. We do so because we don’t take those bills or any other concern to our supplier who has the ability to supply us with what we need to take the concern away. JESUS is not going to leave us in need or in want HE is a very good Shephard.

And as I come to a close who is this GOD that I’ve shown is so near to us? HE is the GOD that is LOVE and because HE loves so are we to love.   

Psalm 46:1, Isaiah 9:6, Jhn. 3:16, Judg. 13:18, Tit. 2:13, Jeremiah 31:33, Luke 1:47, 1 Tim. 1:1, 2:3, Acts 8:37, Philippians 4:19, Ps. 23:1, 1 John 4:8

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GODhead

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The divine essence or nature applied to the true and living GOD. Right off the bat in the first chapter of John we are given a clear and concise description of GOD in the flesh. And yet the argument that GOD is One, JESUS is another and the Holy Spirit is, well people don’t exactly know what to make of the Holy Spirit is uncanny. To the believer, the misunderstanding that JESUS is not GOD but only the SON who is our Savior is a misrepresentation of being able to say that HE is known by you. Maybe this is why HE is not spoken of by you to those that you come in contact with. To the non-believer its sin that darkens their understanding from seeing and hearing the truth. However, myself, I find it difficult to write this blog without going back and forth throughout the scriptures to prove that JESUS is GOD. I will be using various scriptures to state my case along with the key scripture reference.

It is understood that JESUS is 100% GOD and 100% Man. In the flesh of JESUS lives the fullness of that GOD is. JESUS was completely able to express HIS divine nature of GOD. This was a great example for us to follow because we are 100% man and when our spirit has been awakened in CHRIST JESUS we become Godly in nature. So, just as JESUS was completely able to express HIS divine nature so should we.

From the beginning the Word was GOD. The Word was with GOD from the beginning. And GOD was the Word. JESUS is the SON of the living GOD and HE had come and given us the discernment to know who is genuine, those who are united with HIM, the MESSIAH, the true GOD and eternal life. JESUS has always been. JESUS created the heavens and the earth. I know already you want to discount HIM because you may be saying nope, GOD created. Well, check this out before you stop reading. JESUS made everything, no one truly is an inventor of anything it’s just that we are discovering what HE had placed here for us and how to use them. We can’t make anything without using anything of HIS. One of the reasons JESUS came to earth is so we can comprehend GOD with our natural senses to debunk our need for false gods and idol worship. HE is supreme over all creation which has been created by HIM for HIM. JESUS is the One who holds everything together despite what man may think because HE existed before everything. Within JESUS is life, it was then and it is now and that life is light for mankind. It is because of JESUS of where we spend our eternal life, we all have eternal life but where we spend eternal life is up to us. Even before JESUS came to earth it is written that there were saints who believed in HIM and saw HIM afar off. So, no one has an excuse. JESUS made a way of escape for everyone pre-crucifixion and post-crucifixion. In JESUS, we are complete. JESUS is an eternal Word but those in darkness can’t understand this. So many people make the mistake when reading the scripture regarding “let there be light”. This has nothing to do with the light in the sky as so many believe. This has to do with the light of JESUS who is the light of the world. Remember, the world was dark and void a veil of darkness and totally empty. JESUS then illuminated the world with HIS light, HIS glory. Mankind will be judged by the darkness in their heart, like roaches we scatter from the light because we love the dark because this gives us the freedom to work all our wickedness rather than doing so in the light to be openly seen.

JESUS is the true light of the world and that light is salvation to the ends of the world. GOD came into this very same world that we right now habitat and HE was not known or recognized by HIS creation. When GOD as JESUS walked among the Jews HIS own flesh nationality HE was not even welcomed. HE was met with hatred and those who were in authority most likely the Pharisees and Sadducees claiming that HE was there to rule them. All because JESUS used the word kingdom, HE never once said that HE was there to reign here nor did HE announce ever that HE is a King. We must be aware of how the enemy will use our words against us for use of deflection from his agenda. So many people are willing to receive GOD and that’s nice and all but we need to know the name of the God you speak of when you say just God. Unless I know you well I never leave it to chance, I always ask what the name of a person’s God is. Take notice that I’m only capitalizing the first letter because if you follow my writing you know that when I write I always use all capitals to denote the true and living GOD for me in my life. For me, God in this manner is a safe way of maybe. We need to know GOD’s name and believe in the name of GOD using HIS name with all authority because it’s HIS name that everything must obey. We became the sons of GOD not in our confession of GOD but in our confession of CHRIST JESUS, this is where our greatest faith lays. The will of mankind in the sense of sensuality has nothing to do with our birth in GOD. This will comes from GOD HIMself through CHRIST JESUS. This is what is called the born-again process, it has nothing to do with sinful blood, sperm or flesh but of pure washing of water which is the Holy Spirit, washing and regenerating our DNA in HIS sinless blood and faith in JESUS who is the Word who is GOD.

GOD became flesh believe this or not but it’s true and HIS name is JESUS. For nine months HE lived in HIS mother’s belly. And for another thirty-three years, HE lived right here on this earth that we now breathe air, live in, grow up, mature and die in. The glory that HE has was seen and HE is filled with all grace and truth. JESUS is the One and only who is begotten of the FATHER. The name of JESUS is the Word of GOD. Know the truth, so that the truth will make you free. JESUS is the way, JESUS is the truth, and JESUS is the life. And no one will come to GOD the FATHER except he comes through JESUS. Before I wrote that JESUS never proclaimed that HE is King and when Pilate asked that question of HIM, JESUS did not deny the fact. However, again HE did not come to reign here but to bear witness to the truth. And since the truth is HIMself, HE came to bear witness of HIMself. This is why it’s so very easy that everyone who is of the truth will hear the voice of JESUS who is their GODhead.   

Colossians 2:9, Jhn. 1:14

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Godliness

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Wow, I can still recall the very first time I had to sit down in a class and absorb the knowledge I was getting from my mentor on this subject. I was wrung out during that month as a student because no matter how much we think we have arrived GOD’s Word when broken down will reveal to us that we have not. Now, of course, it’s no way possible I can relate to you what was given to me so long ago but what I can share with you is how I’ve lived and how I’m growing still. So buckle up and hold on tight because this is going to be very informative.

Readers the book of second Peter is written to the children of the Most High GOD and not non-believers. We have HIS driving power you don’t and it is the property to life and godliness through clear truth and fact of JESUS who called us by glory and virtue. So, beloved children of the Most High GOD what are we supposed to be doing daily to exercise our godly lifestyle? Diligently adding, there must be a steady application to our character and integrity for us to look, sound and think like JESUS and less like the world. And to quote our brother Montell Jordan “This is how we do it!”

  • Virtue/moral excellence/goodness [The practice of moral excellence merely from motives of convenience or from compulsion or from regard to reputation.]
  • Knowledge/insight, understanding [clear and certain perception of the heart of truth and fact.]
  • Self-control [control, restraint of self.]
  • Perseverance/steadfastness [patience, persistence.]
  • Godliness [belief in GOD, belief in JESUS, belief in the Holy Spirit. Worship the FATHER and SON. Fear them both with respect, not in dread. And look to, hold on and do what the Word of GOD calls for us to do and be.]
  • Brotherly kindness/brotherly affection [we are natural siblings by the washing of the blood of CHRIST JESUS, we are to be loving towards each other in words and deeds.]
  • Love/ learn to unselfishly seek the best for others and to do things for their benefit [active, free, willing.]

This is a condensed version and I hope that I’ve served you well in sharing my life with you. Though I’ve given no testimony today, I did give you a glimpse into how I live my day daily. My life is to please my FATHER and my Big Brother JESUS. And when I accomplish those goals I’m doing swell. We must never believe that we have fully matured into our Christian virtue walk. It’s a daily goal and we mature day by day becoming more like JESUS. After all and never forget we are the righteousness of GOD through faith in CHRIST JESUS. And our growth in CHRIST JESUS is fruitful believe this. So you walk worthy my dear siblings because our FATHER is the ONE who called us into HIS own kingdom and glory. Hallelujah!  

2 Peter 1:3, 5-8, 1 Thess. 2:12

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