1 John 1:9-10, Creation, Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:18-24, God's plan for the HOME, Home, Jesus Saves!, John 4:13-29, Living Water, Marriage, Matthew 10:32-33, Matthew 19:4-6, Salvation, The Home & Family, Truth of Creation
Bible Ballistics: BBs #752 Only Two!!! Really???
I would like to share an important post with you this morning, and while I won’t comment a lot, it’s not because I don’t have much to say, but because I simply want to share God’s Word with you and offer a few comments and ask you to consider what you are accepting and following as truth.
“In the beginning
God created the heaven and the earth…
…And God said,
Let us make man
in our image,
after our likeness:
and let them have dominion
over the fish of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle,
and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man
in his own image,
in the image of God
created he him;
male and female
created he them.” Portions of Genesis 1:1 & 26-27
More of the details are revealed in Genesis 2, with the account of the establishment of marriage, the home, and our moral boundaries.
“And the LORD God said,
It is not good
that the man should be alone;
I will make him an help meet for him…
…21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep
to fall upon Adam,
and he slept:
and he took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib,
which the LORD God had taken
made he a woman,
and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said,
This is now
bone of my bones,
and flesh of my flesh:
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man
leave his father and his mother,
and shall cleave unto his wife:
and they shall be one flesh.” Portions of Genesis 2:18-24
While many dispute and deny the truth of the Genesis account of creation, and also deny that the New Testament even deals with creation, I would challenge you to check it out! For there are many references not only to the Genesis account of creation, but Jesus Himself confirmed the truth of scripture and mentioned not only the Genesis account of creation, particularly God’s establishment of marriage, but he also referred to Daniel and Jonah—two of the most debated and denied books of scripture.
“And he answered and said unto them,
Have ye not read,
that he which made them
at the beginning
made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause
shall a man leave father and mother,
and shall cleave to his wife:
and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain,
but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together,
let not man put asunder.” Matthew 19:4-6
While our culture has almost completely disregarded God’s plan and instructions for marriage, I praise God that He forgives and restores. He gives that “living water” that heals the soul of sin and makes us “new creatures” in Jesus. I know because I am one of those “Samaritan women” who needed saving and healing from my sin and disregard of God’s way! What an amazing God we serve. Like the Samaritan woman, until we see our sin as sin, we have no need of a Savior! How about you? Are you a sinner in need of a Savior? Jesus is waiting for you to call upon Him to drink of His living water!
“Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him
shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him
shall be in him a well of water
springing up into everlasting life.
15 The woman saith unto him,
Sir, give me this water,
that I thirst not,
neither come hither to draw.
16 Jesus saith unto her,
Go, call thy husband,
and come hither.
17 The woman answered and said,
I have no husband.
Jesus said unto her,
Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
18 For thou hast had five husbands;
and he whom thou now hast
is not thy husband:
in that saidst thou truly…
…24 God is a Spirit:
and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit and in truth.
25 The woman saith unto him,
I know that Messias cometh,
which is called Christ:
when he is come,
he will tell us all things.
26 Jesus saith unto her,
I that speak unto thee am he…
…28 The woman then left her waterpot,
and went her way into the city,
and saith to the men,
29 Come, see a man,
which told me all things that ever I did:
is not this the Christ?” Portions of John 4:13-29
Here was a woman who had completely strayed from God’s plan and Jesus brought faith, restoration, and a new vibrant testimony of finding the Messiah. And this is an amazing thing, for this is the first recorded account of Jesus revealing Himself openly—and not only to a woman, but a Samaritan woman! A totally ‘anti-cultural’ move, truly declaring that “whosoever will, may come”! The choice is ours/yours—to believe in Jesus or to reject/deny Him. It’s your choice—to believe in Jesus—to honor marriage or desecrate it—to obey or to reject the ONE who died for YOU. “Come, see a man”! God did create male and female, and HE set the design and plan for mankind and the home, and regardless of what men may say today, God has spoken, and HE will hold men accountable.
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me
him will I confess
also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me
him will I also deny
before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33
Please consider what God has said and respond to HIS call on your heart. Jesus is ready to save right now! It’s your choice, but choose wisely, there is a test.
“If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned,
we make him a liar,
and his word is not in us.” 1 John 1:9-10
Amen and Amen!!!