NLT version in Matthew 24:36 (but read all of Matthew 24)
36 ”However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.
19 When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 20 And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.
(If Jesus is our Creator God, is he now sitting next to Himself? Did he take himself up?) This is selling short both Jesus and His Father. This is not to be taken lightly by you and i as Jesus and His Father do not take it lightly at all.
If you are a regular reader of my blog here you will know that i chose to call Jesus’s Father in Heaven, Jehovah God Almighty. They are completely two separate entities/powers. Others may call our God our Creator, Yahweh or a myriad of other names as He Himself states he has many names he can and will go by. What ever He chooses. When we simply always refer to Him as “God”, that is selling Him short. God is only a title, such as “president” or “emperor”. Remember, Satan is described as “the god of this system of things”. Even presidents and emperors have names, so how can our Most High God not have a name? He has a name just like you and i do. It is best to pray to Him to share with you His name and get comfortable with it. Use it, He loves that, as it brings glory to Him of which He deserves.
I guarantee you it will bring you closer to Him both physically and in knowledge of Him and His Son Jesus.
You know Jesus sent His disciples and or apostles out to teach, to witness, to love, and to lead and even to heal.
The thought i have for you today is….
More than what you read in the Bible.
You will find it in your relationship with Jesus AND His Father Jehovah God in Heaven. You will find it in what you really know about them both.
What do You think Jesus Himself was witnessing and teaching about?
??? Was it all about himself ???
What do you believe Jesus Himself was leading us all to see and feel?
Why are we always wanting more…..? What are You wanting?
Are you wanting to gather up and collect things of this World?
Or are you wanting things of God?
7 For we have brought nothing into the world, and neither can we carry anything out. 8 So, having sustenance and covering, we shall be content with these things.
9 However, those who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many senseless and hurtful desires, which plunge men into destruction and ruin. 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led astray from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains.
And a little more in verses 17-21:
17 Give orders to those who are rich in the present system of things not to be high-minded, and to rest their hope, not on uncertain riches, but on God, who furnishes us all things richly for our enjoyment; 18 to work at good, to be rich in fine works, to be liberal, ready to share, 19 safely treasuring up for themselves a fine foundation for the future, in order that they may get a firm hold on the real life.
20 O Timothy, guard what is laid up in trust with you, turning away from the empty speeches that violate what is holy and from the contradictions of the falsely called “knowledge.” 21 For making a show of such [knowledge] some have deviated from the faith. May the undeserved kindness be with YOU people.
My request To God Today Is…..
I pray and request to Jehovah God our Father in Heaven in the Name of and the power given to me by Jesus Christ His Son and our Savior, that as i go through my day today, may Jesus give to me patience, wisdom, strength and courage “to do the right thing”. In addition i ask in Jesus’s name that i receive the strength and direction to watch every single word that i use and every thought that i have today. I pray and request in Jesus’s Name to Jehovah God that i do HIS will today, that i act in HIS Will today and that i Walk In His Will today and not my own.
In Jesus’s Name, Amen
Even To Jesus it was not about himself…….It was about “He that sent me”. His Father In Heaven. So we need to Ask Ourselves…..is it about US? Or is it about GOD in Heaven, Our Heavenly Father?
Jesus, referring to His Father who sent Him. There are numerous more writings on this. Here are only a few.
44 However, Jesus cried out and said: “He that puts faith in me puts faith, not in me [only], but in him [also] that sent me; 45 and he that beholds me beholds [also] him that sent me. 46 I have come as a light into the world, in order that everyone putting faith in me may not remain in the darkness. 47 But if anyone hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I came, not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that disregards me and does not receive my sayings has one to judge him. The word that I have spoken is what will judge him in the last day; 49 because I have not spoken out of my own impulse, but the Father himself who sent me has given me a commandment as to what to tell and what to speak. 50 Also, I know that his commandment means everlasting life. Therefore the things I speak, just as the Father has told me [them], so I speak [them].”
And same scripture from another different Bible:
44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, ”If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me.45 For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me.46 I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it.48 But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken.49 I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it. 50 And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say.”
John 8:38 - I am telling you what I saw when I was with my Father.
John 7:16 – Jesus told them, My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me.
Hmmmmmm…..so, What’s In a Name?
If you go to my Welcome page i sort of explain my views.
This is for those of you who may come to my blog and know me a little bit and find yourselves wondering why i mention the name Jehovah so much in my blogs both here and on my Straight Ahead Outreach website.
Well, it is simple really. Yes, i used to be, formerly a Jehovah’s Witness. I am not one of the JW Haters out there. I am proud and Thankful to them for teaching me a great great deal about Jesus Christ and His Father in Heaven. For teaching me, actually helping me to see what God’s name is. Yes, that is where i learned God’s name as Jehovah and also Yahweh as many other religious entities also state, not just Jehovah’s Witnesses. I am now in and on my own very personal path (and have been since 1993) with Jesus and his Father in Heaven, Jehovah and not part of any organized religion.
So, whats in a name?
Well, i call my wife Patty for example. Or Patreesha to be silly. Or Patty Watty when i am being really silly. Pat, when i am extremely serious and talking to her in a business environment. She goes by and likes to be called Pat. Her real name is Patricia.
What do you call your wife for real on a consistent basis? Hey Woman? Hey Wife? Hey Chick?
What do you call your husband on a consistent basis? Hey Man? Hey Husband? Dude?
Many times jokingly, yes, you may indeed call them those things. But not for the most part. For the most part you call them by name, endearing them.
I could go on and on with examples of titles we could use on a daily basis, like Hey Manager or Hey Executive Director or Hey Chief of Operations!
What if you were at a convention of business executives and you yelled out……..Hey Director! What would happen? A large number of people, both men and women would most likely turn their heads toward you and wonder….What? What? You talkin to me? Right? :-))!
This is why i chose to use what i personally believe to be our Almighty God‘s name. Jehovah.
There are many religions out there and thus many gods depicted as you and i all know. Even satan is called the “god of this system of things, ruler of the earth.”
So, i like to make sure i am calling on and being precise in who i am calling our God Almighty. The Creator of all things, Jesus Christ’s FATHER IN HEAVEN, Jehovah God Almighty, the very exact one that Jesus Christ Himself is sitting at the right hand of, building His coming government which will rule to time indefinite.
So, there you have it, just in case you were wondering why i use the name Jehovah all the time.