In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus Christ suffered harsh death, atoning for the people’s sins. The burden of the sins was bravely felt by Jesus, who did not step back from taking the ownership of atoning all sins.As written in What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice his life?, ” The Savior tells us:” For behold, I… have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer… even as I.”(Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-17)”.Atonement symbolizes a new thought process and a change in priorities about the truth, and turns one’s soul to God. Through the ultimate power of atonement, one wishes for goodness to give rise to a change in heart, a desire to quit evil and turn good. The reason for god not forgiving one for a sin without atonement is that god’s character of perfection is paradoxical.
He strengthens through prayer, he strengthens through the word, he strengthens through worship and he strengthens through fellowship! He will strengthen you! Paul had been through so much in his life, shipwrecks, stonings, beating with rods, prisons, hunger, thirst, often in the deep, beatings, punishments. But he said, “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me!” The thing that must be done! The obstacle that must be faced!
Without faith it is impossible to please God for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6. Children of God, confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16.
Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV). Many other religions acknowledge that Jesus was a good teacher, but they strip Him of His Deity. With the Word of God as our source, we can see that Jesus is just as much God as the Father and Spirit. In Phil. 2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT).
Jesus loves you and wants to take away those fears and worries. That’s why the Bible says “perfect love casts out fear.” Jesus is for you and not against you. He wants to see you happy and free. He wants you to have peace in your life, and for everything to be well or good for you. That’s how very much He loves you.
THE IDENTIFICATION OF SIN Let’s begin with a very important fact: The world will not agree with the Scripture of God in defining sin. The world does not acknowledge the authority of God, nor does it see God as the standard of righteousness. The world does not accept the Bible as the revealed will and Word of God, and does not accept the reality of sin. Do not get confused when you call something a sin and the world says you’re wrong. They don’t live by the same standard.
“Choose wisely…by praying… Lord, Jesus Christ, I’ve been wrong and done wrong. Come into my Heart! Save me from Hell!” Faith or pride…Everyman had to choose for himself. One truly led to a beautiful “Life after Death” the other lead to…an unbelievably horrible one. Ever man had to choose one or the other, knowingly or unknowingly, for himself.
They are keeping the law of Moses and keeping the laws of Judaism as necessary to salvation. Paul teaches that salvation was not bound to the offspring of Abraham, it depends upon God’s mercy, which He extends to whom He pleases [Rom. 9:15-16]; and there is no reason for Jews to be boast in the name of the covenant unless they keep the law of covenant; obey the Word. (McNeil, 2006) They are most considered Jesus to be a man and not God. This teaching minimizes the divinity of Jesus Christ because they believe that Jesus is only human and just a merely man.
Furthermore, God’s will is mentioned in the prayer to emphasize not the works of the disciples but ultimately to glorify God for orchestrating all things and being the ultimate provider. It is petitioning for His will to be done on earth so that it is His will that empowers and enables people to follow his commands to love one’s enemies and to also pray for them (Hinkle, 2002). The following words ‘daily bread’ in the Lord’s prayer signify not only food but includes every need of a person and the word ‘debts’ refer to the sins of human nature (Tolar, ). Asking God for the daily provisions, for forgiveness and delivering from one’s enemy are petitions directly to God to grant those who are praying for each prayer request to be answered. Jesus is teaching his followers to ask God with complete trust in His faithfulness so that they are empowered to abide by Jesus’ precepts in his sermon and not rely on their own strength (Hinkle, 2002).
Verse 23, Jesus is saying that the fulfillment of God’s prophecy has come and that God is seeking people to worship Him in Spirit and in truth (Do we really know the truth?) Verse 24, Jesus is telling the woman that they should worship God in Spirit and in truth for God is Spirit and He is truth (Do we worship God in the truth?) Verse25, the woman speaks of His hope in the Messiah, who will reveal all the spiritual truth about God when He comes. (Do we know what we hope for in our life) Verse 26, Jesus has revealed Himself to be the Messiah that she is waiting for (have we accepted the truth that we should live according to this