JESUS LOSES NONE
BY: DALE THOMPSON
This morning I was struck with some thoughts that I began writing down and before you know it I wrote a short paper that I felt I should share with you. Please do not hit your delete key, this writing is for you.
In this imaginary world in which we live we are constantly deceived by the tempter of our mind. We are drawn away continuously by the desires of our heart to further bury ourselves in the realm of materialism. This world is an illusion created by the desire to be independent from our Maker and Creator. Meanwhile our Creator, God – Father, continues to create out of the invisible dimensions a world which is establishing itself as a Kingdom to bring down all that we have built and believe to be real. Our carnal minds have been polluted by our teachers and scholars who claim to be experts in their fields, yet are always changing their perspectives in order to stay politically correct as to not offend. The majority, as well as the minorities, is catered to in such a manner that right is wrong and wrong is right. But at the same time our God never changes. Our ideal of God changes because of outside influences which carry us away with notions and conclusions which are birthed from within mortal man. So that which we give birth to dictates the realm of death and thus we continue to sow death upon death until the carcasses of the dead become the veil and shields us from seeing truth.
The truth is “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.” And this is all we need to understand to break the illusions of life and to enter a spiritual realm and break free of the literal physical world.
And now after all of these years of following men and their cunning craftiness I have learned through suffering that the message to the world today should be the same message the Apostle Paul preached. 1 Timothy 4:9-11 “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach.”
If the world could only see that there is no other to turn to, there are no choices and no other option when it comes to the things of the spirit. Isaiah 45:22 “For I am God, and there is none else.”
My privilege is to declare that Jesus Christ is “the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.” (1 John 2:2) He was sent for one purpose and that is to be the Savior of the world. (1 John 4:14)
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth? (1 Tim. 2:4)
Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me (Jesus) of my Father:
Look at that verse. The Father gave Jesus ALL THINGS. “The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.” (John 3:35) Let us agree that ALL things and ALL power were given to Jesus. “As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.” (John 17:2) Let us agree that it is Jesus not man who holds the power of salvation. Let us also agree that Jesus sits in the place of authority “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:” (Eph. 1:21)
High and lifted up above all things, “all things are in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing [that is] not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.” (Heb. 2:8)
I hope we would all conclude that Christ Jesus controls all things and that all things have been given to Him. If Jesus were to loose one of these precious ones, if one of these sheep would wander off to be lost, does Jesus give up His rights to this sheep? Or does He retain ownership of that which He purchased with His own blood? “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?“ (Luke 15:4) I tell you friends, as a man with a limited ability to love for I have not yet come into the fullness of God, if something is mine and I own it, then it is lost, I do all in my power to find and to retrieve this lost object. Jesus who is love for if you have seen Him you have seen the Father and we know that God is love and that is all He can be. Jesus will go and find each and everyone that is lost. For one, He loves them and He laid down His life for them and secondly they belong to Him, thirdly He has the power and authority given to Him to do so. “When He has found it.” Not “If He shall find it” But “WHEN” He puts this little one upon His shoulders in a place of safety, comfort and rest and brings it back to the other ninety nine. Who is this one that has gone astray? Well, it is ALL of us. “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.” (Isa. 53:6) Jesus lay down His life for the sheep. Though we have all gone astray and have forgotten who we are and to whom we belong, yet we “are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.” (1 Peter 2:25)
What is God’s will? “That none perish but that ALL have life age-during.”
Jesus reaffirms this position “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.” (John 6:39)
So what did Jesus loose? How many? NONE! “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.” (Matt. 18:14)
Why can’t they be eternally lost? “Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.” (John 17:7) It is because we are of Him.
Because God said it I believe it! It is written “All will come to Him and He will not cast out any!” (John 6:37)
John 5:28 “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,” I see the Word of God as a spiritual book to be applied spiritually to our lives. Most Christians today literalize each and every verse until they get to scriptures they have trouble with and then they say “It is too spiritual I can’t figure it out” John 5:28 is one of those verses that we can apply this very hour. “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Col. 3:3) We are dead until we hear His voice and come out of our graves (carnal mindset) Christ is calling us forth unto salvation, out from our graves, out from the old and into the new.
You will not find the answers to hard questions by reading books, watching TV evangelists or even reading my newsletters. The answers are found in the world of the unseen which is around us. Look not at those things in the material world as if they are real. For they are not who we are. But rather seek God and there you will find the answers that will transform you into His image and likeness. “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:” (Phil. 3:20)
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