07 August 2016

Purposed Relationships



We were created and made by God to serve one another.

In serving one another, we are truly our brother's keeper.

The first question recored in the bible posed to God by a man was by Cain who was tempted to commit sin (Genesis 4: 9b).

Who is the best example found in recorded history, secular or religious, of a man serving one another?

Yeshua, the man who laid His life down for the sake of mankind.

As Yeshua was hanging on the cross, He said "Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do".

This is quite profound considering that people were willfully killing Yeshua.

Understanding how difficult it can be to forgive others when they hurt you, let alone when they purposely hurt you, here we see something quite amazing.

Some would argue that Yeshua served a purpose for a certain place and time.

This argument follows that Yeshua's peaceful demeanor isn't an adequate response to the injustice found on earth today.

But let us consider: if our spirits / souls continue to exist despite our flesh being murdered, what effort would we be making in seeking earthly justice when paradise is promised to those who submit to God's will?

Looking at Yeshua, it was God's will for Him to be punished and hung to die on a cross.

This act may sound unjust, and it surely was considering Yeshua never trespassed on anyone (committed no sin).

Yet, it was God's good will for the righteous Yeshua to die a horrible death.

Why?

The Gospel declares that Yeshua rose to life!

We realize hope after death.

Yeshua vanquished death, and what is more evident was what happened after His resurrection:
And when Yeshua had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His Spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Yeshua’s resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. 
- Matthew 27: 50-53
Many holy people who had died, who had been turned to dust, came back to life in full view of many people!

If we are called heavenward by the Almighty, who is in control of all things (even allowing His faithful to die a seemingly 'unjust' death), then what would be the purpose to 'fight' and 'be violent' if men attack?

Why would those who are called to be holy, to love their neighbor and their enemy, to always forgive, and to respond to hatred with love and evil with good, disobey God and repay evil for evil?

Why respond to war with war, when the battle is the Lord's and it is He who causes His angels to action in defense of His faithful?

Thus, it is evident, when considering the eternal spiritual realities, that it is proper and correct to always stay at peace, to love one another and to love one's enemies, for in this God's righteousness is fulfilled in us... the righteousness of God that was revealed in Yeshua the Christ.

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