Good Morning Precious and Dearly Loved Child of God Our Abba Father!
“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you Good News of Great Joy that will be for all people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who He is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11. This is Good News of Great Joy because apart from a Savior, there is no salvation for all people! All people would be stuck in sin with the sinful nature and in the kingdom of darkness with no way out! All people would be under the power and dominion of the enemy! Apart from Jesus dying on the Cross, this is the plight of mankind!
Religious principles couldn’t save man, religions cannot save man, gurus cannot save man, tarot cards, astrology and seances cannot save man, positive thinking cannot save man, good, clean, moral living cannot save man, being committed to a particular denomination cannot save man, perfect church attendance cannot save man, science or quantum physics cannot save man….. Mankind needs a savior who would take away the sinful nature and give to each person the Spirit and Heart of God!!! Only Jesus could do this and did do this!
Gandhi, Mohammed, Joseph Smith, or any other man and prophet could not save mankind! Devoting yourself to religious practices apart from Jesus is all meaningless apart from Jesus taking out the sinful nature inside of man! The problem for man is that he/she was stuck in the kingdom of darkness with this sinful nature, no amount of religious chanting or moral cleansing can take away this sinful nature!
The Good News of Great Joy is that Jesus is that Savior that mankind desperately needed!!! Jesus was the only one who could bear and take away the sinful nature because He was the only person born on the earth without a sinful nature to begin with! Then He obeyed the law perfectly and fulfilled the law for each and every person! But what happened when Jesus died and went to heaven? The apostles began very sad and filled with grief that Jesus was going to leave them!
Jesus said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me….. All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my Peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:18-27.
“When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who goes out from the Father, He will testify about me.” John 15:26. “But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you…. But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all Truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.” John 16:7-15.
Jesus said take He would not leave mankind as orphans, that He would send the Counselor, the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit in place of himself! He tells His disciples to have peace and do not be afraid or let their hearts be troubled because the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus, was coming to live and dwell inside of them! The Holy Spirit would lead, guide and teach them all things and all Truth of the Father! He would make known to hearts of man what is in the heart of Jesus!
So the Good News of Great Joy continues even though the Savior left the earth physically. Jesus came back to the earth in the form of the Holy Spirit to dwell in the hearts of all men! So the Savior of the world is presently with you! Jesus, your Savior is with you in the form of the Holy Spirit! Jesus, while walking on the earth, was only one physical man, now as He comes in the form of the Holy Spirit, so now He is able to dwell, lead, guide, teach and bring revelation to the depths of the hearts of all man! The Holy Spirit is the form and essence of Jesus now on the earth.
The same Jesus, who you sing all those worship songs in church about, is with you in the person of Holy Spirit! You are not an orphan! You are connected and one with Jesus and the Father through the person of the Holy Spirit who lives in you!!!!! SHALOM!!!!!!!
Jerry Brown 2-26-2013