Thursday, June 26, 2008

Saviour of all

Saviour of all

1 Timothy 2:44 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

It is Gods will for all men to be saved, yet many of Gods own people stand up and say even though it is Gods will that all be saved He cannot perform it. I have asked why and the standard answer is because of man unbelief. What! shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid.

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Do Gods own people not believe the scriptures anymore? Does this scripture not state that God does everything according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth, and NONE can stay his hand. Does not the potter have power over the clay in His hands?

Ephesians 1:9-11 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Can we not understand by this that God works all things after the counsel of His own will, so that in the dispensation of the fulness of times He might gather together all things in Christ. Is not bringing all things together in Christ the mystery of His will? A mystery that is being unfolded today, yet many reject it as heresy.

Isaiah 14:24 24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

God swore by Himself because He can swear by none greater, and we know that God cannot lie therefore surely all His purposes shall come to pass. What purpose did God have in sending His son? Was it not for the salvation of the whole world?Therefore if the whole world is not saved does God then not become a liar?

Isaiah 14:2727 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

Who shall disannul it? Who shall turn back His hand?Is there a power greater the God?

Isaiah 46:10-1110 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: 11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

God counsel shall stand and He will do all His pleasure. Why is this so hard for Christians to understand? He declared from the beginning that which shall be in the end.
Genesis 1:26-2726 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

1 Timothy 4:1010 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

Jesus Christ the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. Can it be stated any plainer.

1 John 4:14 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

Why oh why do so many walk in unbelief of these scriptures? I hear all the time we must have faith, well I ask you were is yours?

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Jesus Christ tasted DEATH for every man, He did not go into eternal torment and He was not annihilated. The wages of sin is DEATH plain and simple it is not eternal torment or annihilation as so many Christians believe today.

1 Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

He gave Himself a ransom for ALL, not SOME, ALL.This is what we are supposed to be testifying to.

1 John 2:22 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Jesus was not just the propitiation for the sins of those that believe, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Do these scriptures not show the wonder of His sacrifice.

John 1:29 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Do you believe Johns testimony about Jesus Christ? Or do you believe the testimony of today’s churches? Did He take away the sin of the world or not? Just who do you believe?

John 12:32 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Draw literally means drag all men unto me, some will come kicking and screaming, but come they will. I speak here of myself.

Colossians 1:16 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: All things are created by Him and for Him.

So how can any be lost? Do you honestly believe He created some to be eternally tormented or annihilated? If so then how can they be said to be created FOR Him?

Colossians 1:20 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

The blood of Jesus Christ was not cheap, we were all bought with a price we are no longer our own but are HIS.

2 Corinthians 5:19 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Can you not see that this is the great commission? That we are to tell the whole world that they have been reconciled to God in Christ.

Romans 5:18 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

Was the offence of Adam greater in scope then the free gift of Jesus Christ?Not according to scripture, yet God own people state otherwise when they proclaim not all men are justified by the life of Christ.Many have argued the point that all does not mean all here, while if that is the case then not all men are in sin because of Adam. And if that is the case then they have no need of Jesus Christ. ALL radically means ALL here.

Matthew 5:46 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

Does God only love those that love Him? Do not the scripture proclaim God loves the whole world? He loved the whole world so much that He will eternally torment them or annihilate them. Sounds stupid doesn’t it? Yet many believe it.

Romans 12:17 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

I don’t know what would be more evil then God eternally tormenting man or annihilating man. We are told not to do it, are we then to be more compassionate the God Himself?

Acts 3:20-21 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

The restitution of all things is not a new age doctrine, this has been proclaimed by God Himself though the mouth of His holy prophets since the world began.

Genesis 22:18 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Galatians 3:8 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

All the nations of the earth shall be blessed and justified just as Ro.5:18 proclaims.There is no blessing or justification in eternal torment or annihilation.

Philippians 2:9-11 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Can scripture make it any plainer then that?The word bow here is the Greek word kampto meaning to bend the knee in honour and religious veneration.The word confess here is the Greek word exomologeo meaning to acknowledge openly and joyfully to celebrate in praise of ones honour.

Psalm 86:9 9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

Why will all nations whom God has made come and worship Him?

1 Corinthians 15:22 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Because as all in Adam died even so in Christ shall all be made alive.This is now the second time Paul speaks of all dying in Adam and all being made alive in Christ. The first time is found in Romans chapter 5. Which is a great chapter proclaiming the sufficiency of the cross of our LORD. It is a chapter that needs to be studied in great depth but even a quick scan will reveal that the free gift far exceeds the offence.

Romans 14:9 9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

Not only the Lord of the living but that of the dead also. Jesus Christ simply put is Lord of all.

Acts 10:36 36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all)

Psalm 22:27-28 27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. 28 For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations.

Psalm 72:11 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

Psalm 72:17 17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

ALL the ENDS of the world shall turn unto the Lord.

Psalm 145:9-10 9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. 10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.

Psalm 136:1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Gods mercy endures for ever over ALL HIS WORKS.

Isaiah 25:8 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

Cannot we see here that DEATH is swallowed up in VICTORY? Too many of Gods own people still give DEATH victory over what Jesus Christ has done. If death like so many believe is forever where oh where is the victory? Do not the scriptures tell us there will be no more death? How can this be if death is forever?

Isaiah 55:10-11 10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

I really like this one. The WORD did come out from God, made in the likeness of flesh for the salvation of the whole world. And as the WORD was sent forth it will not return void but shall accomplish EVERYTHING that it was sent to do. Why do so many still believe His WORD came in vain? The salvation of the whole world was His purpose in coming so what can we say if He does not fulfill His purpose? There is only one conclusion, His WORD returned void. Believe what you will, I believe His WORD will do exactly what He came to do. Like it or not brothers and sisters Gods WORD Jesus Christ will fulfill to the fullest exactly what He came to do, THE SALVATION OF ALL.

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