“That Day” is Approaching

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The God of Father Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who is the one true God is not bringing people against Israel, either. It is the sad state of this fallen world that it would listen to the god of this world instead of the God who sees and loves and saves.

–Pastor Ward Clinton

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Injil Markus tells us about Messiah

Inil Markus is a gospel of activity and energy.  No story of His infancy.  Injil Markus starts with “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus the Christ.”  It portrays the active career of Jesus on earth.  Its form is that of an original dialogue which is demonstrated by some abrupt and broken sentences.  This particular gospel account lays an emphasis upon the works rather than the words of Jesus.  One Greek word is translated as: “immediately,” “anon,” “forthwith,” “by and by,” “as soon as,” “shortly,” and “straightway.”  It is used 41 times in this gospel.  The last meaning is truest to the Greek idea and may be called Mark’s characteristic word.

Injil Markus is an account of vividness and details.  It shows the awe and wonder produced upon those who were actually there to see and hear the works and teaching of Jesus.  This Gospel relates the actions of Jesus and His disciples and the multitudes.  Jesus “looks around,” “sat down,” “went before.”  He is grieved, hungry, angry, and indignant, wonders, sleeps, rests, and is moved with pity.  He is a man but He is no ordinary man for He is far and away much more than that.  He is holy.  He is a greater than Hercules or any other hero whom men have ever encountered.  He is certainly vastly superior to Mohammad, who is dead and will not be back.  If you insist on calling Jesus a prophet, then you must acknowledge that He is the final prophet because He lives and He is returning.

Injil Markus is a gospel of power over the evil spirits.  Here, as in no other gospel, the devils are shown to be inferior to Jesus.  They recognize Him as the holy one from God and acknowledge their subordination to Him by pleading with Him as regards what shall be done with them (5:7, 12).  Messiah has power to still the storm, control disease and death, and even power to conquer the unseen worlds of the jinn and the angels.  The Roman, who found deity in a Caesar could submit to one who had shown Himself King in every realm and whose kingdom was both omnipotent and everlasting, both visible and unseen, both temporal and spiritual.

Injil Markus is a gospel of wonder.  Everywhere He goes Jesus is a man of wonder that strikes awe and terror in those who see and hear Him.   Some of these may be seen, especially in the Greek, in 1:27; 2:13; 4:41; 5:28; 6:50; 7:37.  Archbishop Thompson puts it this way, “The wonder-working Son … sweeps over His kingdom swiftly and meteor-like” thereby striking awe into the hearts of the on-lookers.  He is “a man heroic and mysterious, who inspires not only a passionate devotion but also amazement and adoration.”

It is the best gospel to be used to introduce the real Isa to those who really have not had the opportunity to hear the whole truth about Isa [Jesus].  This gospel shows, more than any other, Jesus was no wimp – He was a man’s man.  Even the Koran claims that Jesus (Isa) was a holy man while Muhammad clearly was not.  Jesus (Isa) will return to this earth, Muhammad will not.  Seek and learn.  It is the Holy Bible that accurately tells what Messiah will do when He returns, not the traditions of men or other prophets or their books.

However, in his appearance, we need to remember, Messiah appeared to be just an ordinary person which is the reason why so many failed to see and understand in that day what they should have seen and understood.  The one true God was trying to show them truth but they themselves had closed their own eyes to the one who cared about them as well as you; they had chosen to remain disbelievers in the Messiah and therefore committed shirk.  Yes, this is a true saying:

The one true God cares about you.

The God of Father Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob hears and answers

–Pastor Ward Clinton