The Lord Jesus Christ is the One and Only True God! – 主イエス・キリストは唯一まことの神!

“If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.

21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.

22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.

23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.

24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.

27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.

29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:

30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.”

— Philippians 2:1-30

“そこで、あなたがたに、キリストによる勧め、愛の励まし、御霊の交わり、熱愛とあわれみとが、いくらかでもあるなら、

2 どうか同じ思いとなり、同じ愛の心を持ち、心を合わせ、一つ思いになって、わたしの喜びを満たしてほしい。

3 何事も党派心や虚栄からするのでなく、へりくだった心をもって互に人を自分よりすぐれた者としなさい。

4 おのおの、自分のことばかりでなく、他人のことも考えなさい。

5 キリスト・イエスにあっていだいているのと同じ思いを、あなたがたの間でも互に生かしなさい。

6 キリストは、神のかたちであられたが、神と等しくあることを固守すべき事とは思わず、

7 かえって、おのれをむなしうして僕のかたちをとり、人間の姿になられた。その有様は人と異ならず、

8 おのれを低くして、死に至るまで、しかも十字架の死に至るまで従順であられた。

9 それゆえに、神は彼を高く引き上げ、すべての名にまさる名を彼に賜わった。

10 それは、イエスの御名によって、天上のもの、地上のもの、地下のものなど、あらゆるものがひざをかがめ、

11 また、あらゆる舌が、「イエス・キリストは主である」と告白して、栄光を父なる神に帰するためである。

12 わたしの愛する者たちよ。そういうわけだから、あなたがたがいつも従順であったように、わたしが一緒にいる時だけでなく、いない今は、いっそう従順でいて、恐れおののいて自分の救の達成に努めなさい。

13 あなたがたのうちに働きかけて、その願いを起させ、かつ実現に至らせるのは神であって、それは神のよしとされるところだからである。

14 すべてのことを、つぶやかず疑わないでしなさい。

15 それは、あなたがたが責められるところのない純真な者となり、曲った邪悪な時代のただ中にあって、傷のない神の子となるためである。あなたがたは、いのちの言葉を堅く持って、彼らの間で星のようにこの世に輝いている。

16 このようにして、キリストの日に、わたしは自分の走ったことがむだでなく、労したこともむだではなかったと誇ることができる。

17 そして、たとい、あなたがたの信仰の供え物をささげる祭壇に、わたしの血をそそぐことがあっても、わたしは喜ぼう。あなたがた一同と共に喜ぼう。

18 同じように、あなたがたも喜びなさい。わたしと共に喜びなさい。

19 さて、わたしは、まもなくテモテをあなたがたのところに送りたいと、主イエスにあって願っている。それは、あなたがたの様子を知って、わたしも力づけられたいからである。

20 テモテのような心で、親身になってあなたがたのことを心配している者は、ほかにひとりもない。

21 人はみな、自分のことを求めるだけで、キリスト・イエスのことは求めていない。

22 しかし、テモテの錬達ぶりは、あなたがたの知っているとおりである。すなわち、子が父に対するようにして、わたしと一緒に福音に仕えてきたのである。

23 そこで、この人を、わたしの成行きがわかりしだい、すぐにでも、そちらへ送りたいと願っている。

24 わたし自身もまもなく行けるものと、主にあって確信している。

25 しかし、さしあたり、わたしの同労者で戦友である兄弟、また、あなたがたの使者としてわたしの窮乏を補ってくれたエパフロデトを、あなたがたのもとに送り返すことが必要だと思っている。

26 彼は、あなたがた一同にしきりに会いたがっているからである。その上、自分の病気のことがあなたがたに聞えたので、彼は心苦しく思っている。

27 彼は実に、ひん死の病気にかかったが、神は彼をあわれんで下さった。彼ばかりではなく、わたしをもあわれんで下さったので、わたしは悲しみに悲しみを重ねないですんだのである。

28 そこで、大急ぎで彼を送り返す。これで、あなたがたは彼と再び会って喜び、わたしもまた、心配を和らげることができよう。

29 こういうわけだから、大いに喜んで、主にあって彼を迎えてほしい。また、こうした人々は尊重せねばならない。

30 彼は、わたしに対してあなたがたが奉仕のできなかった分を補おうとして、キリストのわざのために命をかけ、死ぬばかりになったのである。”

ーピリピ人への手紙2章1-30節

Message in the video/ビデオのメッセージ:

“The Lord Jesus Christ is the one and only true God, all-knowing, Almighty Ruler, Creator of the universe, the Way to Heaven, the Truth, Love, Eternal Life, Righteousness, Peace, and the one and only Savior from our sins. Every one who repents of sin and calls only upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved.”
– Message from the Bible

「主イエス•キリストは唯一まことの神、全知全能の主権者、宇宙の創造主、天国への道、真理、愛、永遠のいのち、義、平安、罪からの唯一の救い主である。罪を悔い改め、主イエス•キリストの御名だけを呼び求める者は救われます。 聖書より」

この世界の人々全員、一人も残さず、は最初の先祖アダムの罪によって生まれながら堕落しており、自分で自分を罪から救う事が全くできない罪深い者たちです。そのため、新しく生まれ変わらないと、天国の永遠の国には入ることはできません。生まれながらの堕落した状態で死ぬと、あなたは絶対に永遠の地獄に落ちます。永遠の主権者である唯一まことの神様に逆らう心が汚い愚かな罪人であるわたしたちは地獄へ行くのがふさわしいことです。しかし、我らには希望があります。三位一体なる唯一まことの神が、御子主イエス•キリストをこの世に使しました。この主イエス•キリストは預言通りに処女から生まれ、罪を一つも犯さず完璧な人生を歩み、何も悪いことをしていないのに十字架に掛かり、死んだのです。しかし、それで終わりではありません。イエス様の死の3日後、イエス様は死から蘇り、墓からでました。そして、弟子たちと他の目撃者に死後の姿を見せた後、神様である主イエス•キリストは天国に昇られ、この世界の最後の日に偉大なる主権者と裁き主として栄光に満ちて戻って来ます。

神様はこの世を創る永遠の昔に、誰が罪から救われ、誰が天国へ行けるかを決めました。その選ばれた者たちのために、主イエス•キリストはその者たちの身代わりに死んでくださいました。

あなたは救われているのか?神様の助けで、罪を悔い改め、主イエス•キリストを信じれば、あなたは選ばれた者だと分かり、罪と悪魔の支配から救われます!

このメッセージは聖書からまとめたものです。聖書は神様が数々のしもべを使して書いた本で、主イエス•キリストにある救いの道を全人類に示すために、偉大なる御恵みによって書かれました。あなたも聖書を読み、主イエス・キリストを信じることにつながると私は心から祈っています。

このメッセージを読まれた皆さん、あなたの創造主にこれ以上背を向かさず、主イエス•キリストを心から信じるように、神様に祈り続けます!

使徒行伝16章31節:「ふたりが言った、『主イエスを信じなさい。そうしたら、あなたもあなたの家族も救われます』。」

ヨハネによる福音書3章16節:「神はそのひとり子を賜わったほどに、この世を愛して下さった。それは御子を信じる者がひとりも滅びないで、永遠の命を得るためである。」

(Note: I’ll take it easy on the posts from now, so I won’t be posting daily for awhile.)

If This Won’t Give You Joy, Nothing Will

“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”

— Revelation 5:1-10 (KJV)

The Holiness of Christ: The Holiness of God with R.C. Sproul – Part 6

This is the sixth and last session of the series of sermons on the holiness of God by R.C. Sproul.

“And the four beasts had each of them six wings about Him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”

Revelation 4:8

Amazing Grace

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

– Romans 5:8 NKJV

– Lyrics –


Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come,
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

John Newton

(Lyrics from SongLyrics.com)

Here’s another good video!

A Wicked Agenda — Ryan Callahan’s Blog

Please read this post by Ryan Callahan.

It’s a wicked world we live in.

Ryan Callahan's Blog

Photo credit: CNET

We are rapidly seeing more signs of the times all around us. People wonder what we Christians mean when we say that. I’ll give you two recent examples. Netflix making a sick child pornography film for pedophiles, and Governor Newsom of California signing SB 145, which effectively legalizes pedophilia in California! These are clear signs of the end times that the Bible warns us about.

I have warned for many years that the LGBTQ is a wicked agenda (see my post titled Bad Move Chick-Fil-A) and I tried to warn people that they were even pushing for the legalization of pedophilia with their LGBTQ+P agenda. Hope people are listening now!

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control…

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In Christ Alone

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

– Lyrics –


In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! – who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe.
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied –
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand:
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

Stuart Townend, Keith & Kristyn Getty

(Lyrics from SongLyrics.com)

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

– 1 John 3:16 KJV

– Lyrics –


How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss –
The Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life –
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart –
His wounds have paid my ransom.

Stuart Townend

(Lyrics from StuartTownend.com)

Christ Shall Have Dominion!

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

– 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

– Lyrics –


Christ shall have dominion over land and sea,
Earth’s remotest regions shall His empire be;
They that wilds inhabit shall their worship bring,
Kings shall render tribute, nations serve our King.

Refrain:
Christ shall have dominion over land and sea,
Earth’s remotest regions shall His empire be.

When the needy seek Him, He will mercy show;
Yea, the weak and helpless shall His pity know;
He will surely save them from oppression’s might,
For their lives are precious in His holy sight. [Refrain]

Ever and forever shall His name endure;
Long as suns continue it shall stand secure;
And in Him forever all men shall be blest,
And all nations hail Him King of kings confessed. [Refrain]

Unto God Almighty joyful Zion sings;
He alone is glorious, doing wondrous things.
Evermore, ye people, bless His glorious name,
His eternal glory through the earth proclaim. [Refrain]

Sir Arthur S. Sullivan

(Lyrics from Hymnary.org)

11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

– Romans 14:11

Sorry, I Can’t Give You Final Victory — Lee Duigon

The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool.

– Psalm 110:1

“Final victory can only be achieved, and will be achieved, by Jesus Christ.”-Lee Duigon


 

The Lord of the Rings ends with all the bad guys destroyed and only good guys left. Why can’t my Bell Mountain series end that way? At least one reader has called for me to stop the series and cap it with some kind of “final victory.” Sorry, but I just can’t do it. My […]

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