Jesus is our LIVING Hope; the sure and steadfast anchor that HOLDS within the storm, within the vale, within WHATEVER we are going THROUGH (the operative WORD is going THROUGH; not staying in the time, times, or half-time of trouble. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, now, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Jesus is the beginning AND the end. Today is the Day; NOW is the Time (2 Corinthians 6:2).
Jesus was crucified between two THIEVES: the left is a thief, trying to take you back to the PAST, before the CROSS, but the PAST of Adam SEPARATED us from God, and that thief is dead and gone UNLESS you keep resurrecting the PAST: the thief on the left REFUSES to come to Jesus on the Cross and come THROUGH HIS FLESH, the curtain, the door to God our Father.
But the thief on the right CAME TO JESUS on the Cross, leaving his cross on the right to be WITH JESUS; no longer remaining on the cross of the thief of the future that steals, kills, and destroys by trying to keep you in WORRY and FEAR and DOUBTS that IN JESUS are ALSO now crucified and dead.
In Christ we are dead to the left of mankind, dead to the past, dead to the rights of fallen Adam, dead to fear of the future, dead to worry about the future, dead to the ways that SEEM RIGHT but lead to destruction.
The difference that makes a HUGE difference is the thief on the right comes to Jesus on the Cross, and Jesus says, “TODAY you are with me in Paradise”
We ALL have to make the choice: will we join the thief on the left who steals your now, today, in Christ, in paradise, on the Vine of Christ in the Vineyard of God, by letting the past keep you separated from the finished work of the Cross of Jesus, or the “seems right thief” of worry and fear of the future that takes you away from Christ as he is NOW, instead of coming to JESUS, NOW, TODAY, on the Cross and say:
“I AM crucified with Christ; it is NO LONGER I who live, but glorified CHRIST who lives IN ME; and the Life I NOW live,
the LIFE I now live,
the RESURRECTED LIFE and SPIRIT of the Word and Will and God I TODAY, NOW live in the flesh of crucified, dead, buried, resurrected, ascended, GLORIFIED Christ Jesus, the one Body of God flowing with the Spirit of God, NOT THE FLESH OF ADAM under the father of lies, when we are born again of God (John 3:3-16),
I LIVE by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave himself for me (Galatians 2:20).
The thief of the left, the thief of the past, of those who refuse to come to Jesus, is eternally separated from God because he refused to come to Jesus on the Cross; the thief of the future, the thief of fear and worry and doubts that SEEM RIGHT, wasn’t destroyed because he CAME TO JESUS on the Cross and was crucified WITH CHRIST and now lives eternally united with God in the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Christ Jesus, as we are ALL invited to do so as well.
Do you see? do not turn left OR right but turn to Jesus! do not let the thief of the past or the thief of the future steal your TODAY, your NOW that you FIND on the Cross of Jesus where you can be crucified WITH Christ, so it is no longer fallen Adam in you, but Christ who LIVES in you, and the life you begin, now and is to come, and ETERNAL, you live by FAITH in the Son of God who LOVES YOU and gave himself FOR YOU. Faith is substance, assurance, and evidence of the UNSEEN of God (Hebrews 11:1). Take it by FAITH through grace.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who IS and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” Revelation 1:8
God says “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” so we say with confidence, “The Lord is my Helper; I will not be afraid!” Hebrews 13:5-6
Return to your First Love as he is NOW. Come TODAY. Christ Jesus IS our First Love, and crucified, died, buried, resurrected, ascended, glorified Christ Jesus IS our True Love who will never die again, will never change, never leave you, never forsake you, never abandon, betray, or leave you desolate, orphaned, or widowed; but gives you a NEW name, a NEW nature, as his divine Power grants to you ALL things that pertain to resurrection life and Spirit and godliness and true holiness and righteousness (2 Peter 1:3; Ephesians 4:24), through the knowledge of him who calls us to HIS OWN glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great PROMISES, that THROUGH these you may escape the corruption in this world system, and become partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4).
Jesus IS the open Door to God as our Eternal Father. Jesus IS the Way to God our Father. Jesus IS the resurrection Life and Spirit of God. Jesus IS the Truth and now as the Spirit of Truth, guides you into ALL the TRUTH, even that which you cannot yet bear (John 16:12-13): Jesus crucified, died, buried, resurrected, ascended, glorified at the right hand of God our Father, who sends the Spirit of God who IS the Lord NOW. And when we SEE him as he is NOW we are changed into his image and likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who IS the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18).
When we TURN to the Lord, the veil is removed so we can SEE with UNVEILED faces, the glory of the Lord (2 Corinthians 12-18). Do you see how the thief of the left, who refused to come to Jesus, is trying to take you BACK to the past BEFORE THE CROSS that changed EVERYTHING, including changing time and space, for IN CHRIST you are a NEW creature of the NEW creation of the NEW covenant in the Blood, Water, and Spirit of the LIVING Christ Jesus, who has been given ALL Power and Authority in heaven AND on earth. The thief on the rights of fallen Adam TURNED to Jesus on the Cross, and was “today, now, with Jesus in Paradise.” And so it is also with us, when we turn to the Cross of Jesus, EVERYTHING of fallen Adam under the father of lies is CRUCIFIED and BURIED, as we RESURRECT and COME ALIVE together with Christ Jesus, to NOW and TODAY in Christ and Christ in you: salvation, redemption, the forgiveness of sins, trespasses, those who trespass against you, and forgiveness for falling short of the glory of God and his Christ, who are now one, and invite you to be one with Father and Son in the Spirit, in the Light, in the Glory, in the Presence, now and is to come, and forever and ever, abiding in Christ and Christ in you. Amen. Hallelujah!
Today hear his Voice, stop hardening your heart, and come to Jesus (Hebrews 3:15, 4:7). Enter God’s rest with the Word on your mind and written on your heart by the HOLY Spirit, doing the Will of God on earth as it is in heaven; the Word the holy angels hear and hearken to perform so it does not come back void, but fulfilling the Plans, Purposes, and Promises of God for ALL people, races, tribes, tongues, and nations THROUGH Jesus the Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah for ALL (don’t be fooled by any other, counterfeits, falsehoods, wicked deception, for MANY antichrists have already come (1 John 2:18-19).
With confidence draw near to the Throne of grace and receive mercy and find grace in this time of trouble; this time of great need, for our Help comes from the Lord (Hebrews 4:16).
“Therefore, brethren, since we have CONFIDENCE to enter the sanctuary of God by the BLOOD of Jesus, by the NEW and LIVING WAY which God opened up for us THROUGH the curtain, that is THROUGH Jesus’ flesh, and since we have a great [High Priest in the order of Melchizedek: glorified Christ Jesus] over the house of God [in your body filled with the HOLY Spirit of God 1 Cor 3:16, 6:19)], let us draw near with a TRUE [redeemed, new, pure] HEART in full ASSURANCE of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean [our body, soul, spirit, and life immersed in the Water of Life and Spirit of Life] from an evil [separated from God by refusing to come to Jesus, the Way, the Truth, the Life, the finished work of the Cross, the Blood, the Water, the resurrection Life and Spirit of God] conscience and our bodies washed with Pure Water. Let us HOLD FAST the confession of our HOPE without wavering, for he who PROMISED is Faithful; and let us stir one another up, to love and good works [of Jesus and greater works of the Holy Spirit John 14:12-20], NOT neglecting to meet together [as those with antichrist spirits tried to stop assembling together], but encouraging one another, and ALL THE MORE as you see the Day drawing near” Hebrews 10:19-25 (the call to persevere in this time of trouble for the Word is Trustworthy and True, Faithful and True, King of kings and Lord of lords)
Jesus IS our sure and steadfast anchor in every time, times, and half time of trouble! Thank you God for sending Jesus! Thank you Jesus for the finished work of the Cross! Thank you Father and Son for sending the Holy Spirit and fire of God to clothe us with Power from on high! Jesus IS our active, living HOPE! our “Godfidence” and “Goldness”!