Humanity has long put the focus on themselves ….From all that I can gather in the 40+ years I have been studying that wonderful book The Holy Bible ….God wants these from our FAITH …..to be known as the Creator… AND the Savior… AND as King while also being our Father and a Friend…
SO – What would HIS “good news” look like?
look at Creator….Psalm 102:25 “Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.”
Isaiah 45:6-7 “That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.”
Now look at Savior….. the first word of the Bible displays this very concept…
The word “beginning” or Be-re’shyit contains the Hebrew letters Bet, Resh, Aleph, Shin, Yod and Tav. These were pictographic letters with each creating their own word.The word beginning here is translated by the individual Hebrew letters thusly; Bet is Tent/house, Resh is head/father, Aleph means leader, Shin is a set of fangs/teeth meaning piercing, Yod is a hand/arm and Tav is a set of Crossed sticks.
The full understanding of the word ‘beginning’ is now, “The head of the house of the Father, pierced by the hand, on a cross, to bring the covenant.”
Now as King….
Revelation 1:20″ The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”
The ‘right hand’ is always a representation of power and authority.
Hebrews 8:1 “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;”
What Jesus said….
Matthew 3:2 “And saying, Repent ye: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”
What did He mean? … Living with the Creator in Harmony!
There exists a place where we can live in right relationship… and Adam had exactly that!
Genesis 3:8 “And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.”
CAN YOU IMAGINE? (somebody wrote a song)
Genesis 1:8 “And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”
Jesus even warns against the posers and wannabes….
Matthew 7:21 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
moreover Jesus gives these simple people the parables …ideas that they can comprehend… about the importance of the relationship and the forth coming Kingdom!
PLENTY of room…
Matthew 8:11 “And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
its always GROWING…
Matthew 13:33 “Another parable spake he unto them; The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.”
it is very DESIRABLE…
Matthew 13:44 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.”
There are at least 25 more parallels…. So my friends…. GO and discover the Good News!
Proverbs 25:25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.