The One I Cannot Face: A Short Story — King’s Recorder

Wow. This story written by Joah Pearson was such an amazing read! This is certainly a must-read! It’s a story of the marvelous and wonderful gift of salvation from God to undeserving sinners.

King's Recorder

He will be here soon – the one I cannot face.

I hear his footsteps even now, and my heart cringes at every stomp of his heavy boots. It won’t be long now – he will stream right through my apartment door, solid though it is. He will march his way right up to my bedside and look me in the eye, glaring with passionate glee – but I will not be able to meet his gaze. Even if I had my strength, I would not be able to face him, but as it is, I can do nothing but cower. Cancer has sucked my body dry, swallowing my strength.

Now I hear the crunch of gravel as my son Forrest drives up. He has taken care of me these past few weeks since the diagnosis. I hear his footsteps as he makes his way into the apartment complex and…

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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.)

Up From the Grave He Arose!

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.

24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?

36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:

38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

— 1 Corinthians 15:1-58 (KJV)

Movie Monday: “Ten of the Top Scientific Facts in the Bible”

Every word in God’s holy Scriptures is absolutely true. Please do not deny the truth of the Holy Bible, for it is inerrant in every part. Watch the video below: I highly recommend it.

“Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.”

Proverbs 30:5

140 Thy word is very pure: therefore Thy servant loveth it.

Psalm 119:140

Movie Monday: “The Atheist Delusion Movie”

The Living Waters YouTube channel has so many good videos to watch! I highly recommend the channel.

Let’s pray for the salvation and change of heart of God’s elect within the worldwide atheists.

“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” — Psalms 14:1

A Recommended Video For All

“‘And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ They answered Him, ‘We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest Thou, Ye shall be made free?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:32-36)

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” (1 John 1:1-10)