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Thank the Trinity for Knowing Jesus Christ


If you know Jesus Christ as He actually is, you  are of the few. Very many deceived persons are doing a kind of patriotism for Jesus and/or Christianity that has nothing to do with Jesus Christ.

But if you truly know Christ, He has revealed Himself to you and given Himself for you personally.

You can get lost in Satan’s lies/ torrents-of-Belial about “Jesus died for community” so that even in Church it may seem you are merely one of many and a mere cipher in heaven. But in Christ in truth, that is not so. You are known by name, even apart from family. You are know by purpose and fruit, past, present and future as a peculiar blessing on others and as an integral, indispensable part of God’s entire plan for all creation for grace.

While the wicked are in every way their own individuals, and none can get out of that individuality no matter how hard they seek to hide in “community”, they play the part of wrath ..and are made to love it.

So if you know God in Jesus Christ as non-metaphorical new creature in Jesus Christ with the mind of Christ and with the Holy Spirit, you are very blessed and very peculiar  ..and very hated by the world expressly for being you in Christ and for no other reason.

Matthew 16:13-19  When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?  And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.  He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

God plainly declares that God revealing God to new creatures in Jesus Christ is the only true foundation of the Church.

 

Be thankful that God has prayed for you already beyond what you know to want or ask:

John 17:5-26  And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.   I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.  Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.   For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.   And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.  O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.  And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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