April 3, 2011

Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, and To Day, and Forever*

Posted in Christianity at 11:26 pm by Lisa Ritchey


Do you believe that?  Oh, really?!?

Let’s look at some of the things that He did while He was here on Earth:

  • Saved souls (Luke 23:43)
  • Healed the sick (Mark 1:30-31; Mark 5:34)
  • Made the lame walk
  • Made the Blind to see
  • Delivered the oppressed (Acts 10:38)
  • Delivered the possessed (Mark 5:1-16)
  • Raised the dead (John 11:43,44; Luke 7:12-15; Mark 5:39-42)

And so much more that the Bible says,

“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen. “(John 21:25)So, what, if any, of these things does He still do?  After all, He is not on Earth, is He?

No, but we, His believers are, and the anointing of the Holy Ghost is.  Jesus instructed His Church to do these things:  

Matthew 10:7-8
(7) And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
(8) Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 

I hear you out there!  “But, I don’t preach, so that lets me off the hook!”  Not so fast.  Do you believe in Jesus?  That He is the Messiah and the Christ? 

Jesus also said: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:16-18) 

“Come on.  He is Jesus.  How can I do that?'”  

Did you know that “Christ” is not Jesus’ last name, but is, instead, an adjective, a word that describes Him.  The word Christ comes from the Greek word Christos which means Jesus and His anointing (The burden removing, yoke destroying power of God-Is. 10:27).  This is the power that came upon Jesus when He was baptized and the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven in the form of a dove and abode upon Jesus.  (John 1:32)  This is what enabled Him to do the miracles, heal the sick, raise the dead.    

The thing is, though, that Jesus does not need this power in Heaven.  The Holy Spirit works on the Earth during this age, so when Jesus ascended into Heaven, that anointing transferred from Him to the Church.  (No, it was NOT just the 12 Apostles, or disciples, or His closest followers that received.  There were one hundred and twenty [120] men and women in that upper room on the day of Pentecost, and each one of them received exactly the same Holy Spirit and power that had abode on Jesus.)

That very same power is available to us, still today, too! 

“Ok. I really do want to be as much like Jesus as I can be.  How do I get this precious, promised gift?” 

  • You have to be a believer (see my “READ ME” page, just to be sure!)
  • You have to ask Jesus to fill you with His sweet, precious Holy Spirit
  • You have to believe that you receive

You will know when it happens by the changes that occur in your life.  You will start to become more Christ-like: There will be more power in your prayers, you will start changing for the better, and so many other signs will be seen.   

Contrary to what many religious, legalistic people believe, nowhere in the Bible does it say that any of this is going to stop before Jesus returns for us.  In fact, 1 Corinthians 13:10 tells us that is exactly when these things will stop – and not one day before.

Like the Bible says,  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.  Praise God!

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*(Hebrews 13:8)

 

©Original content Copyright 2011 Lisa Ritchey

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