[SW100] 07/14/2013 message notes by Rev. Susan J. Wynn ©2013
“The Whole Message of This Life”
“ . . . The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:8)
I proclaim to you the WHOLE message (not a partial message) of this capital-L Life, of why this Life, Jesus Christ, was sent by God the Father!
[My notes are brief — just an outline. Please go to http://vimeo.com/myfathersplace to watch and listen.]
Acts 5:20 — The angel instructs the Spirit-filled disciples to go and speak.
Where? The temple.
To whom, then? To God’s people.
And so I speak to the church, as a watchman on the wall.
What do I speak? The WHOLE message (not a partial message) of this capital-L Life, of what this Life, Jesus Christ, was sent by God the Father!
His message, per Mark 1:15 and throughout the gospels — “Repent and believe the gospel!”
What His Spirit-filled disciples preached, per Acts 2:38, 2:40, and throughout the Book of Acts, “Repent and believe the gospel!”
They AND now I proclaim that:
–*Jesus Christ was sent by God the Father, per John 1 (“Jesus Christ was simply a good man, a philosopher”).
–*He was crucified by us and for us so His blood would cleanse us from our past sins (“we can continue to willfully disobey God without penalty because Jesus was crucified and His blood covers all past, present and future sins,” contradicting Hebrews 10:26).
–*He rose from the dead on the third day; death could not hold Him, per Acts 2:24. He is alive forever more (“Jesus Christ was not resurrected”).
–*God the Father exalted Him, per Acts 2:33, (“foolishness, because Jesus Christ was not resurrected”).
–*Therefore, the obedient are filled with the Holy Spirit, who cleanses/purifies their hearts, per Acts 15:9 (“not for today” OR “no need to obey”).
–*Christ will come again as Judge (“God wouldn’t do that!”)
John 12:47 “If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 “ He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.”
Acts 10:42 “And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead.
–*Hell is real, per Christ Himself in all four gospels, per Matthew 5:30, Mark 9:44 and many other words of Jesus (“God wouldn’t do that!”)
–*Therefore, repent and be saved from God’s wrath (“no need to repent because God is all love”).
John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
–*Confess your sins and believe on Jesus Christ, per Romans 10:9-10 (“no need to confess your sin because God is all love, so He loves sinners; therefore, you can continue sinning”).
–*Be born from above (John 3) (“we do not expect or demand change of nature in a Christian’s heart when he is saved”)
–*Stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high, per Luke 24:49 (“that is not ‘for today’” OR “the Spirit has filled you but you just don’t know it yet”).
–*When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, He will witness that Christ is real, through you, even to the ends of the earth, per Acts 1:8 (“that is not ‘for today’” OR “the Spirit has filled you but you just don’t know it yet”).
Do most of the churches in America proclaim the whole message of this Life?
See the asterisks at the beginning of each truth and the parentheses at the end– all these are not taught in many churches!!!
The Apostles and all true believers proclaim Christ and Him crucified, so that all who hear may know that the lethal, terminal heart disease called sin that is in all mankind would have a Cure, sent by God the Father. Had there been no need for a Cure, there would be no need for a cross.
So why is it that some do NOT teach the whole message of this Life? They are people pleasers, or they want large congregations, or a million other earthly reasons. They do not want to make you feel bad about yourself. But I will tell you this. Because they are not teaching the whole message of this Life, they do not have this Life within them. They do not have the Holy Spirit. They are foolish, their hearts darkened, they have no connection with God, dear ones. Turn from them as they walk the broad path to destruction, and turn toward that narrow path that leads to eternal life!
And why do people listen to and accept these incomplete teachings of God’s truth? Because the false message is ear-tickling. Dear ones, it is not your best life here and now but Christ’s life in you, abundantly, until it overflows, and that cannot happen until you see that you are a sinner and turn from sin and to Christ who will heal you of your sin and reconcile you to God the Father.
God’s grace is here for you. Agree with the whole message of this Life, and receive the life of Christ!