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MUST READ!!!: IS JESUS CHRIST GOD? [Part 28]

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IS JESUS CHRIST GOD
IS JESUS CHRIST GOD: Hebrews 11:26
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches
than the treasures in Egypt: for he [Moses] had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
Some Bible teachers teach from the above scripture that Jesus Christ is God, since the above scripture makes reference to him as one who Moses knew or looked up to.
Although some translations say “reproach FOR Christ,” it is more accurately translated as “reproach OF Christ.” As said in previous parts under this series, some English translators translated from Hebrew and Greek with the trinity bias in mind. The dogma of the trinity had already taken root in the church before English translations were written.
The above scripture simply describes how Moses, just like Jesus would, preferred to suffer while in God’s will than to substitute the will of God for earthly pleasures. Moses knew about the promised Messiah (the anointed one) prophetically. Even Moses prophesied about the coming of Jesus Christ (although the knowledge lacked clarity. No one could demystify the mystery until Christ had come as a person and had died and resurrected). See the prophecy of Moses in Deuteronomy.
Deuteronomy 18:15-19
The LORD your God will raise up a prophet like me for you from among your relatives. You must listen to him,
because this is what you asked from the LORD your God at Horeb when you were assembled together: ‘Don’t let us hear the voice of the LORD our God again, or even see this great fire—otherwise, we will die.’
“Then the LORD told me: ‘What they have suggested is good.
I will raise up a prophet like you from among their relatives, and I will place my words in his mouth so that he may expound everything that I have commanded to them.
But if someone will not listen to those words that the prophet speaks in my name, I will hold him accountable.
We know that this ONE PROPHET who Moses prophesied about (his terms were not clear. The revelation of Christ in the old testament could only come in parts) that all must listen to is Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 1:1-2
On many past occasions and in many different ways, God spoke to our fathers through the prophets.
But in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.
So, as we know by now, Moses prophesied about Jesus the coming Christ, as did other old testament prophets. They knew little about him and his sufferings.
1 Peter 1:10-12
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who foretold the grace that would come to you searched and investigated carefully,
trying to determine the time and setting to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.
It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they foretold the things now announced by those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
So, by revelation, Moses and other old testament prophets knew about the sufferings of Christ and the glory that would follow. Although none of these had happened, they knew it in parts prophetically
John 1:45
Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law, the One the prophets foretold —Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
It has therefore been established that Moses knew about Christ, his sufferings and the glory that would follow, not based on personal encounter, but by revelation.
In Hebrews 11:26, the writer of Hebrews wasn’t saying Moses knew Jesus based on personal encounter with him. He also wasn’t saying Jesus Christ is the God Moses was always communicating with. He was likening the paradigm of Moses to that of Jesus Christ.
Moses knew the coming Messiah would suffer for righteousness sake, and would not be discouraged or distracted by earthly pleasures because he would be fixated on his eternal rewards (the glory that would follow when he is raised back to life). So, Moses was determined to act like the coming Messiah. He preferred to suffer like this Messiah who was to come, than to enjoy the wealth of Egypt as a member of the royal family. He preferred to obey the biddings of God in order to gain eternal rewards at the resurrection than to swim in earthly pleasures. His gaze was on the life after this one.
Moses was a type of Christ. He suffered the reproach of Christ (the kind of sufferings the Messiah would be made subject to). He dramatized in part the nature of the coming Messiah. He behaved like the Christ who was to come because he already knew how the Christ would suffer before he enters his glory. The Bible urges all who believe to behave the same way.
1 Peter 2:20-21
What good does it do if, when you sin, you patiently receive punishment for it? But if you suffer for doing good and receive it patiently, you have God’s approval.
This is, in fact, what you were called to do, because: The Messiah also suffered for you and left an example for you to follow in his steps.
So, Moses knowing about the coming Messiah, his sufferings and the glory that would follow at his resurrection, resolved to endure the reproach of Christ (any hardship that would come his way) and to fix his gaze on eternal rewards and not the fleeting pleasures of the earth.
See you in our next part.
Light shines.

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Agaga Fredrick Abangji is a writer, reporter, content writer, believer in Jesus Christ, and a creator of religious literature. A student of Bingham university – Nasarawa state, studying mass communication.

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BOOK: Lecrae’s new book “I Am Restored”

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HOW I LOST MY RELIGION BUT FOUND MY FAITH

THE NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF LECRAE’S LOSS OF FAITH AFTER THE EXPERIENCES OF HIS PAST THREATENED TO RUIN HIS CAREER AND LIFE.

Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae had inspired millions with his redemptive and gut-honest art. But when his personal life spun into chaos, he was forced to face the buried impact of the unhealed wounds–sexual abuse, physical trauma, addiction, and depression–that threatened to tear it all apart. Along the way, he realized the wounds we all carry have the potential to be unlikely guides to healing and freedom for ourselves, and others.

With vulnerable honesty and transformational yet simple steps you can apply today, Lecrae shares the personal practices he uses in his daily life for mental, emotional, and spiritual health. With powerful prose, he gives an unflinching look at the personal and public spaces that sadly hurt us so often–culture, politics, family, church, personal failure–and reminds us that learning to let go and forgive is the birthplace for the life of creativity and freedom God has for us.

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I Am Restored is an inspiring charge to embrace the lasting healing and restoration available now, and that we all desperately long for, because no matter what you’ve experienced, God is near, He hears, and He’s not done with you yet.

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IACMP Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart [June 2020]

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Fast rising Gospel music minister Yadah has topped the June edition of the Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart, compiled by The International Association of Christian Media Practitioners [IACMP], with her wavemaking recent single titled “Onye Inaputara.”

With +18K views on the music video released on the 12th of June and an overwhelming number of votes from 54 Nigerian Gospel music blogs all across the nation, add to the nods from IACMP Top 10 Chart Panelists, the Abuja based Gospel artiste has whisked the spot off Dunsin Oyekan’s “At All Cost,” which dropped 6 steps to the Number 7 spot, for the month of June.

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“Obinasom,” by Mercy Chinwo, Ada Ehi’s “Fix My Eyes On You” featuring Sinach and GUC’s “All That Matters,” all made their way back to the chart in order of mention due to recent demands and the vacuole created by lack of stronger contenders for the month. “‘All That Matters” by GUC pushed “On God” by Eben a step down from the number 4 spot which the single held last month.

SEE COMPLETE CHART BELOW

  1. Yadah – Onye Inaputara
  2. Mercy Chinwo – Obinasom
  3. Ada Ehi – Fix My Eyes on You
  4. GUC – All that Matters
  5. Eben – On God
  6. Frank Edwards – Believers Anthem
  7. Dunsin Oyekan – At All Cost
  8. Sammie Okposo – Nobody Can
  9. Samsong – My Life Belongs to You
  10. Jimmy D Psalmist – I Need You 

The IACMP Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart uses popular votes from about 54 Gospel music blogs & online radio stations all over Nigeria, online music statistics such as charts from Gospel music blogs all over Nigeria. Also views, downloads, streams, external Gospel music charts and the decision of 2 panels (a 4-man and a 6-man panel) as criteria to determine the song that makes the monthly chart. The chart is the most credible Gospel music chart in Nigeria.

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Corona Virus/5G: Let Us Assume That

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Let Us Assume that:
1) The cause of this pandemic is the 5-G technology.

2) The only answer to the pandemic is a vaccine to be administered with a chip.

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3) The chip will be the fulfilment of the biblical prophecy of 666, the mark of the beast.

4) Anyone whether he is a believer or not, who takes the vaccine (with the chip) which is mark of the beast will be automatically lost forever!

5) Any one who refuses to take the vaccine will die from the virus or from hunger but he will be saved whether he is a believer or not!

Such a person will not even be allowed to buy or sell because he doesn’t have the mark of the beast but he will be saved forever! .

So, the only way out of the pandemic is to take the vaccine. The vaccine is the only way to survive now!

What is the Implication of all these?

If the above 5 points are correct it means that:

Salvation now is purely based on receiving or refusing the mark (the vaccine).

Even if one is a believer but takes the mark he will be lost. So, salvation now is purely based on what we do with the mark!
If you take the vaccine you shall be lost. If you reject the vaccine you shall be saved!

Salvation by faith in Christ Jesus is no longer valid. Christ died in vain. Jesus is no longer the message.

The vaccine is now the message!

Do you understand now?


Rev. Joshua Izugbara Nwokedi is The Senior of The Living Ambassadors Church Kubwa Abuja, Nigeria. He is an author of several books. Visit https://izugbara.org/ for his books and Articles

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