At a time when it is easier to say “Christ” or “the Lord” rather than name Jesus by name(!), I say it is JESUS who is risen from the dead!
JESUS who alone is the name given among men whereby we must be saved! JESUS who heals, JESUS who restores, JESUS whose blood sacrifice procured salvation and pardon for ALL who believe and call on his name,
JESUS who is the Lamb slain from BEFORE the foundations of the world, JESUS who overturned the moneychangers’ tables in the temple for profaning the house of his Father God, JESUS Jeshua who loved sinners and rebels when the religious and political power elites only wanted to use and enslave them, JESUS Jeshua who was ultimately the only authority over the demonic powers, over sickness and death, over SIN which would otherwise eternally separate us from a HOLY God!
JESUS Jeshua who though the Prince of PEACE came with a sword that would separate even family members, but procure RECONCILIATION with the very God and Father who made us, Jesus Jeshua who IS the Way, the Truth, and the LIFE, and who gave his own Spirit to ALL who but ASK so we could have access to the very heart and mind and PRESENCE of God even in this 3D life on earth in this flesh,
JESUS Jeshua who EMPOWERS his own, who LEADS his own as we listen and follow, who as a Good Shepherd, goes out to face the wolves and wilderness and certain death to find one lost sheep and BRING HIM BACK!!
It is JESUS Jeshua I cling to above all else, it is for Jesus’ Jeshua’s sake that I seek to die to my SELF daily and for whom someday – by HIS faithful grace – my “self” will be so completely LIKE him FOR HIS GLORY, that I’ll be walking in my RESURRECTION life WITH him FOR his sake AND my joy everlasting! And WITH all my brothers and sisters in Christ who REFUSE TO REFUSE! to name their Beloved Jesus Jeshua no MATTER the cost.
I am timid now, but I aspire to be BOLD. I want “my life” of ease and happiness here and now, but I want JESUS more!! And that overrides my selfishness, that overrides my own impatience for MY being transformed by the renewing of my mind and conforming to the likeness of JESUS the Christ, the prophesied annointed of God, our Father and Creator of ALL, that overrides my expectations regarding how fast OTHERS “ought” to conform to Christ’s likeness ..
If JESUS Jeshua is extending grace, who am I to DO otherwise?! If JESUS Jeshua is calling out “self and sin” to better CURE the soul and spirit of another, who am I to SAY otherwise?
HIS grace is perfect AND perfecting. Mine is but the moon to his sun .. a mere waxing and waning reflection but nevertheless even when my OWN grace orbits darkly, I hope and pray anyone who looks upon me cannot help but know where the sun MUST be in this night sky, because though I am NOT the sun, by God’s grace I hope ALWAYS ONLY TO POINT TO THE JESUS JESHUA WHO IS!
HE is the Light, HE is the RESURRECTION and the LIFE! HE is the means by which ANY man/woman/child can and MUST find their way back to the Father who made them and loves them and WOULD lavish GRACE upon them if they were only a mustard seed size WILLING! God, I BELIEVE! Help my unbelief!
JESUS Jeshua, you alone are ABLE! Take my life and let it be consecrated wholly to thee!! ❤
May my life REDOUND to the glory of God, and God alone.