9 March 2020
Series: Devotional
Topic: Bible
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Just give me Jesus

Speaker: Apostle Ernie

John 3:16, “for so God loved the world that He gave His only Son.”

As Christians, we all know and love this verse, and next to Isaiah 53:5, it is one of the most famous verses in the Bible. What most Christians fail to do, though, is actually to read what John 3:16 says.

Who loved the world?

The answer would be God.

What did He give?

The answer would be His only Son.

The next question then gives itself, who is God?

The answer would be The Father, but who is The Father? The answer would be Yehovah.

So what the Bible is saying in John 3:16 is this, “for so Yehovah loved the world that He gave His only Son.”

In John 14:6, Jesus says, “nobody comes to the Father but by Me.” In John 12:44, Jesus says, “the one who believes in Me believes not only in Me but in the one who sent Me.”

So let me ask you this, do you believe in Jesus?

If the answer is yes, then Jesus is saying to you in John 12:44 you also have to believe in Yehovah His Father.
It is not possible to have one without the other; Jesus and the Father are one, and if you believe in Jesus, you also have to think in Yehovah.

Who is Yehovah?

We Christians call Him “the Father,” and the Bible says in Mal 3:6 He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and always.

He is the one who loves us so much that He gave us His Son Yeshua (Jesus.) But still, most Christians reject the Father and want nothing to do with Him; they only want Jesus.

Jesus Himself says this is an impossibility; you can’t have one without the other, but most Christians disagree and say, “just give me Jesus.” So what most Christians are doing, when they reject the Father, is a rejection of Jesus Himself.

In what way are modern sincere mainstream Christians rejecting Yehovah?

Malachi 3:6 says Yehovah never changes, He is the same yesterday, today and forever. This should be a comfort to us because this tells us we can trust Him in everything.
But the flip side of this is something most Christians do not like too much.

If He never changes, then He still thinks the Torah (what we call the law of Moses) should apply to everyone Jew and Gentile (Isaiah 56:3.) He still considers it easy to obey the Torah and sees the Torah as the only way to a life of peace, joy, prosperity, healing, and comfort. (Ex 19, 1. John 5)

Most Christians believe Jesus came to “free us from the Torah”/”set us free from the curse of the Torah”/”the Torah is impossible to obey”/”not applicable to Christians”/”a burden”/”sinful.”

Do you share this view of the Torah? You want to be a Christian, saved by the Blood of Jesus, but you believe the Torah does not apply to you?

Jesus says that is an impossibility; you cant reject the Torah and still claim to be a Christian.

Why?

Because if Yehovah never changes (Mal 3:6), then He has not changed His view of the Torah. He still sees the Torah as easy to obey, and as the law that applies to Jew and Gentile.

If you believe the Torah does not apply to you, you believe in a god who changes. Yehovah never changes, says the Bible, so the god you believe in is not Yehovah.

If you believe the Torah does not apply to you, you have rejected Yehovah.

Jesus says it best Himself; in John 12:44, if you reject Yehovah, His Father, then you have rejected Him.

Have you rejected Jesus?

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