JESUS LOVES BEING BRAGGED UP!
(WHILE DISTRIBUTING REAL LIFE STORIES
TESTIMONY BOOKS AND JESUS DID IT!
I CAME TO THIS CONCLUSION: "JESUS LOVES BEING BRAGGED UP!")
By: Norm Rasmussen
By: Norm Rasmussen
You won’t find it written in the Bible exactly the way the above title says it, but the Bible DOES admonish formerly messed up followers of Jesus Christ to continuously thank Him, praise Him, exalt Him, glorify Him, honor Him ... and of course obey Him. Those words can be quite religious sounding to some. Simple folks like me like to make things easily understood, so we simply say: “Jesus flat loves being bragged up.”
See – it’s us former low-life, self-willed rebellious misfits of the world that He has rescued from self-destructing … who look for every way we now can to tell others of what Jesus means to us and has done for us. The most common way we do that is by sharing our “testimony”. Sometimes short, and sometimes long, as time and space (if in print form) allows. But always with the most appreciative words we know to use.
Jesus said, “Those who have been forgiven much love much.” (See: Luke 7:47). In other words, they LOVE bragging Him up much. Sharing with everyone who will listen just how special He is to them, because of what He has done for them, and the eternal future He has promised them.
Us spiritually born again former dredges of the earth are going to co-reign with God for eternity, you do realize don’t you? TALK ABOUT A FUTURE! That is no small matter, folks! Every person alive on this planet has an opportunity to co-reign with God for ETERNITY, if they will reach out and take the FREE ticket Jesus wants to hand them before their heart stops beating. What ticket is THAT? The free ticket of eternal SALVATION. Pardon for their sins and having full assurance that their sins no longer separate them from God and heaven.
God tells us in the Bible that out of the masses of
humanity, most don’t want Jesus’ FREE ticket to be made right with an all
holy God who cannot tolerate sin in His presence, which is why our sin must
be dealt with for one to get to heaven and stay in heaven with God.
Jesus took care of our sin issue on the cross.
JESUS DID IT!
That’s WHY He’s our FREE ticket!
WHY would the masses refuse such a priceless FREE gift? Mainly because they don’t want to have to answer to anyone but THEMSELVES. God calls them self-willed spiritual rebels. They don’t want someone ruling over them, because they despise authority. They demand their right to be their own judge, jury and executioners: They want to be their OWN Lord, in other words. Unless they become new spiritual born again creations in Christ Jesus, that would rather die and risk spending eternity in hell before they would humble themselves and brag up Jesus publicly. Their prideful self-centered stubbornness is that important to them. Their hatred for what Jesus stands for over all creation -- demanding to be Lord of ALL because He can't be anything other than THAT -- lies hidden deep inside the core of their being, and it will clearly become manifest once their Judgment Day appointment comes up and FOREVER separation from The ETERNAL LIFE GIVER will be their eternity. Rage and regret will be their constant companions after that, unless they come to realize before dying that acknowledging Jesus Christ as THEIR Lord isn't threatening at all ... but the greatest opportunity God has granted us humans. How blinded can we be to think we know what is best for us without trusting THE Creator to enlighten us when we are in the self-destruct mode?
Dear one – use every opportunity given to you to publicly “Brag up Jesus for what He has done for you.” Write out your “Brag Jesus up testimony” and start leaving a copy everywhere people can find them. Perhaps one day, God will prompt you to put it in a: REAL LIFE STORIES TESTIMONY BOOK.
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