We believe that it is important to be thoughtful when considering God's Word, the Bible. We hope you will check back from time to time for thoughts on God's Word.
"...I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star." -Revelation 22:16b
Christ is the ultimate fulfillment of God's promise to raise up a King from David's lineage to rule forever and ever. He did not strive, maneuver, or campaign for this role. He did not fabricate some tenuous lineage to claim His crown. Search the scriptures! Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah. He is begotten, ordained and appointed by God's sovereign will. He is the perfect fulfillment of all that was foretold. What an amazing, incomprehensible thought! He really happened, and is happening! All of that seems so improbable, so unrealistic, so unfathomable. And yet, it is happening now! As sure as Jesus Christ fulfilled all of God's Word, all of God's promises, He is faithful to His Bride forevermore. He is coming quickly!
"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches..." -Revelation 22:16a
Jesus takes full ownership of this message, of THE MESSAGE! All scripture is God-breathed, inspired. Christ directs His message and sends it directly to His bride. The universal Church AND local churches are special to Jesus. The churches receive so much care from our Lord. He shares so much with us. He desires that we would know the things written in this Book. Because He has committed His word to us we won't be caught off guard, wondering if we've been abandoned. AND, how glorious it is that we each individually, as parts of the whole, get to be a part of the churches that Jesus cares for so much! Lord help us to be discerning and attentive to the message you are communicating to Your churches.
Anthony is the Pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship.