Our Purpose In Life Is To Worship Jesus Because We Are Created In His Image

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Mark 12:13-17

13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. 14 They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not? 15 Should we pay or shouldn’t we?”

But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. “Why are you trying to trap me?” he asked. “Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” 16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”

“Caesar’s,” they replied.

17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him.

The Jewish leaders only wanted to serve themselves and not God. They wanted to trap Jesus to have Him arrested because He was convicting all of them of their selfish ambitions. The Jewish people were under the Roman government/Caesar and they had to live according to their occupiers’ rules which they didn’t like because it required them to pay taxes to Caesar. 

The question that they asked Jesus was a trap because any answer He would give would go against Him. Boy, were they in for a surprise with the answer that Jesus was going to give them. He not only got out off their trap but showed them how far from God they really were.

The coin that had Caesar’s image meant that it belonged to him, referring to taxes, but there should have been a follow-up question with the Jewish leaders to Jesus’ answer “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”

They should have asked, “what should we give to God?” and Jesus would have answered, “whose image do you have?”, they would have answered, “God’s”. Jesus would have replied, “then give what belongs to God, your lives and live according to His will not according to yours.”

Remember, we are all created in God’s image and our purpose is to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and live for Him. 

Genesis 1:27

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

 

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Would you trust Jesus to provide for you when it seems impossible?

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John 6:5-11

5 Therefore, when Jesus looked up and noticed a huge crowd coming toward Him, He asked Philip, “Where will we buy bread so these people can eat?” 6 He asked this to test him, for He Himself knew what He was going to do. 7 Philip answered, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread wouldn’t be enough for each of them to have a little.” 8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There’s a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish—but what are they for so many?” 10 Then Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, so they sat down. The men numbered about 5,000. 11 Then Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks He distributed them to those who were seated—so also with the fish, as much as they wanted.

When you find yourself with the impending depletion of your basic needs, do not worry for He is testing you. Jesus is about to do something in your life that in the eyes of this world it would be impossible so that God may receive all the glory through your testimony. Your testimony will show that the Lord you serve is the True Living God and He helps those who are His and through that, He will bring people to Himself. A denarius was a day’s wage and not even 200 of that would have fed 5000 men. Jesus’ power has no limit and with 5 loaves and 2 fish which equals 7, being God’s number, the Sabbath/Rest (blessing), He fed the masses and took care of them. Jesus loves you and wants you to learn not to worry about anything but to know that He will never leave you nor forsake you. If you find yourself in a bad situation, continue to be faithful to the Lord, by reading His Word, doing what it says and giving Him thanks because He is a God that loves you and will see you through it.

Two Doors To Choose, Atheism & False Religion (The Door Of Darkness) Or Jesus Christ (The Door Of Light)

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John 10:7; 9-10

So Jesus said again, “I assure you: I am the door of the sheep (We have access to the Father because of Jesus). I am the door (The entryway to heaven). If anyone enters by Me (Whoever believes in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior), he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture (In Christ alone we find rest for our souls). A thief (Satan’s tools: Atheism, Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventist, Islam, and Catholicism) comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy (False religion is used by the Devil to take you away from the Jesus of Scripture to a different Jesus. Atheism is used to mar God’s image in us by saying that we weren’t created by God but came from a tadpole which turned into a monkey which turned into a human and all by chance). I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance (Jesus’ mission was to die for us on the cross and resurrect on the third day so that by faith in Him we would have eternal life).

How Long Will You Continue To Reject Jesus Christ?

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Luke 4:29…A picture of what it looks like when we reject Jesus’ love

 

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11

10 and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false

When people continue to reject the steadfast love that God displays through the Holy Spirit’s conviction of their sins and that they can find forgiveness that comes by faith in Jesus Christ, God will give them over to their own destruction.

Romans 1:21-25

21 For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.
24 Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.

The Lord now lets them immerse themselves in the sin that has enveloped in their hearts and minds. Imagine for a moment, seeing a child that is not yours and he is indulging in a buffet of candies with his parents out of sight. You tell the boy that it will hurt him later but the more you tell him the more he eats. All you can do is let him go into his buffet of sugar and stomach pains that eventually will take him to the hospital. In the same manner, when we reject Jesus as the truth and the only way to the Father in heaven we are embracing the lie of Satan. In the end-times Satan will work all kinds of signs and wonders so convincing that without the Holy Spirit in you, you will easily believe the lie and ensure a one-way ticket to hell.

Seek the Lord today while He can be found before it is too late.

The Goal & Purpose Of Atheism

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The world has broken off their chains from Christ and wants you to do the same. The good news is that our chain (faith in Jesus) is unbreakable

Psalm 2:1-3, 12

1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”

12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Atheism, Agnosticism, Cults, and Occults are united with one voice & mind in this saying, “we will not serve the Son of God.” For to be one of them is to unshackle oneself from God. The question then arises, how do you know that these groups mentioned are against the LORD and His Son? Atheism and the rest conspire and plot against the Lord by trying to convince those in the faith to leave Christianity and become like one of them. They want to lead us to destruction (hell).

Matthew 7:13

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

Satan is using them as one controls a puppet to do his will as stated in 2 Timothy 2:26 which says, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.

These groups have websites that “help” people get out of Christianity by teaching them how to kill their conscience so they won’t feel bad about their decision and their sins.

We must stand strong for the faith once delivered to us, faith in Jesus Christ and the Gospel.

Mark 8:38

For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”