Just Give Me Jesus – The Way, The Truth, And The Life

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“And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.” (John 12:20-21)

As I viewed the first video, and the one that follows, the emotional pull on me drew tears from my eyes and made me think of just how important it is for all of us to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. In the verses, the Greeks were Gentile proselytes to Judaism; they made a simple statement, “we would see Jesus.” How about you? Is your desire to “see Jesus;” to know Him as your Lord and Savior? The songs of this post are being used by God’s Holy Spirit to draw those of you who don’t have saving faith in Jesus to make the decision of John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Stay with the second video. “Consider Jesus; ask Him to be your Lord and Savior, knowing that by doing so you will spend eternity with Jesus.”

John 14:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

Theatrics Or God’s Holy Spirit

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Consider the following verses of scripture; verses of personal desires for intimacy with God, and verses that relate to the sovereignty of God. Consider whether there are verses that are theatrical performances of God, or if they are the actions of God that are being performed for His honor and glory. Consider God’s people. Consider the desires and longings of our hearts for us to be in the immediate and intimate Presence of God.

Matthew 5:6

6 Those who are hungry and thirsty to be right with God are happy, because they will be filled.

Psalm 107:8-9

8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his love
and for the miracles he does for people.
9 He satisfies the thirsty
and fills up the hungry.

Psalm 42

1 As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so I long for you, God.
2 I thirst for God, the living God.
When can I come and appear before God?

Psalm 63:1

God, you are my God; I eagerly seek you.

I thirst for you;

my body faints for you

in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water.

Isaiah 55:6

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call to him while he is near.

Hebrews 13:8

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Genesis 5:24

24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.

Hebrews 11:5

5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Exodus 4:3

3 Then God said, “Throw your walking stick on the ground.”
So Moses threw his walking stick on the ground, and it became a snake. Moses ran from it,

Exodus 40:34-35

34 Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 35 And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.

Numbers 22:28

28 Then the Lord caused the donkey to speak. The donkey said to Balaam, “Why are you angry at me? What have I done to you? You have hit me three times!”

Joshua 10:12-14

12-13 The day God gave the Amorites up to Israel, Joshua spoke to God, with all Israel listening:
“Stop, Sun, over Gibeon;
Halt, Moon, over Aijalon Valley.”
And Sun stopped,
Moon stood stock still
Until he defeated his enemies.
13-14 The sun stopped in its tracks in mid sky; just sat there all day. There’s never been a day like that before or since—God took orders from a human voice! Truly, God fought for Israel.

1 Kings 8:11

11 the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.

2 Kings 6:4-6

4 When they arrived at the Jordan, they began cutting down trees; 5 but as one of them was chopping, his axhead fell into the river.
“Oh, sir,” he cried, “it was borrowed!”
6 “Where did it fall?” the prophet asked. The youth showed him the place, and Elisha cut a stick and threw it into the water; and the axhead rose to the surface and floated!

2 Chronicles 5:13-14

13 in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the Lord saying, “He indeed is good for His loving kindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 7:1-2

1 Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house. 2 The priests could not enter into the house of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled the Lord’s house.

Ezekiel 4:1-16

Ezekiel Acts Out an Attack on Jerusalem

The Lord said:
1 Ezekiel, son of man, find a brick and sketch a picture of Jerusalem on it. 2 Then prepare to attack the brick as if it were a real city. Build a dirt mound and a ramp up to the top and surround the brick with enemy camps. On every side put large wooden poles as though you were going to break down the gate to the city. 3 Set up an iron pan like a wall between you and the brick. All this will be a warning for the people of Israel.
4-5 After that, lie down on your left side and stay there for three hundred ninety days as a sign of Israel’s punishment—one day for each year of its suffering. 6 Then turn over and lie on your right side forty more days. That will be a sign of Judah’s punishment—one day for each year of its suffering.
7 The brick stands for Jerusalem, so attack it! Stare at it and shout angry warnings. 8 I will tie you up, so you can’t leave until your attack has ended.
9 Get a large bowl. Then mix together wheat, barley, beans, lentils, and millet, and make some bread. This is what you will eat for the three hundred ninety days you are lying down. 10 Eat only a small loaf of bread each day 11 and drink only two large cups of water. 12 Use dried human waste to start a fire, then bake the bread on the coals where everyone can watch you. 13 When I scatter the people of Israel among the nations, they will also have to eat food that is unclean, just as you must do.
14 I said, “Lord God, please don’t make me do that! Never in my life have I eaten food that would make me unacceptable to you. I’ve never eaten anything that died a natural death or was killed by a wild animal or that you said was unclean.”
15 The Lord replied, “Instead of human waste, I will let you bake your bread on a fire made from cow manure. 16 Ezekiel, the people of Jerusalem will starve. They will have so little food and water that they will be afraid and hopeless.

Consider Ezekiel 4:1-16. Do you see “theatrics,” or do you see the Holy Spirit of God working through the prophet Ezekiel?

Consider the stated scriptural purpose for the things that God does, or for the things that God allows to happen.

Hebrews 2:4

4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

Romans 8:28

28 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.

Consider the following video. Consider the people who are present. Do you consider them (possibly 10,000 present) to have been “duped?” After having considered the above scriptures, which some people may believe to be “extreme,” consider whether “theatrics, or the work of God’s Holy Spirit,” were present among the people who were present at the revival meeting. The illustration of the prophet Ezekiel might be considered by some people to be something that is theatrical. In all things, consider God and His purposes. God is supreme. His Spirit may appear at any gathering of believers, for His purposes, regardless of whom the speaker may be.

Carpenters Home Church Revival Highlights – Lakeland, FL 1993

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Old Time Church – Mississippi Mass Choir

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“Old Time Church” – The Mississippi Mass Choir – Frank Williams

“When I Rose This Morning” – Mississippi Mass

God Is Keeping Me – Mississippi Mass Choir

I’m Still Here – Mississippi Mass Choir

“It’s Good To Know Jesus” – Mississippi Mass Choir

“I Love To Praise Him” – Mississippi Mass Choir

“When Praises Go Up” – Mississippi Mass Choir

Near The Cross – Mississippi Mass Choir – Frank Williams

“Grace And Mercy” – Mississippi Mass Choir – Frank Williams

Ephesians 5:18-19, ..”be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,”

Frank Williams, “In The Arms Of Jesus”

Lord Have Mercy

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Lord Have Mercy

2 Chronicles 7:14

14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

God’s Love For The Slavic Peoples – Наш Бог Всемогущий Бог – Хор церковь Суламита

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Наш Бог Всемогущий Бог – Хор церковь Суламита

God, “Elohim,” loves the Slavic peoples, to include the Slavic people of Russia.

Do the Slavic people of Russia love God, “Elohim,” in return?

Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Use the Lexicon explanation below to see “Elohim” as being the first name of God that is shown in the Bible.)

John 3:16, “”For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (God loves all of the people of the world, even the Slavic people of Russia and those in all Slavic nations.)

NASB © Hebrew Transliteration Strong’s Definition Origin
In the beginning בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית be·re·shit 7225 beginning, chief from rosh
God אֱלֹהִ֑ים e·lo·him; 430 God, god pl. of eloah