Posted tagged ‘Jesus’

For Him, by Paul Washer

March 4, 2009

Transcript of one of his messages (one of the most powerful I’ve heard)
In case you’d rather listen, turn the computer sound down first 😉
The video is here.

You don’t need self-esteem. You need the knowledge of God. It’s all about Him!
Your heart beats for Him!
You were given breath for Him!
You were given strength for Him!
You were given a mind for Him!
You were given everything you were given for Him, and it is only by living for Him that you’ll ever going to have find purpose or meaning.
And even in that you will not find purpose and meaning, if your goal is to find purpose and meaning.
You should believe in Jesus Christ, you should repent and you should serve Him even if He sends you to hell because He is worthy of repentance, He is worthy of faith, and He is worthy of service, though you get nothing from it.
Do you understand that kind of Christianity?
Well, it’s all about Him!
And not about men.
For what reason does our heart beat? For what reason does our chest draw in breath?
There is only one reason, and this is for Him.
Men were not made for men.
This world was not made for men
Men were made for God.
And the christian says “I was born in sin and in sin my mother conceived me”.
I have broken every law of God and I deserve the full extent of His just wrath against me.
I am trusting in the virtue and the merit of another.
Jesus Christ my Lord.
All to Him.
“Nothing in my hands I bring
Simply to the cross I cling”
I need no other argument, I need no other plea
It is enough that Jesus died
That He died for me.
A young man came tome one day and he said “You’re right, brother Paul, Jesus is all we need”.
I said “young man, Jesus is all we have, He’s not just all we need”.
Outside of Him, there is nothing.
You need to understand that that great book of Colossians does not only teach us that the world was created by Christ and for Him but it was created in Christ.
Everything outside of Jesus Christ is not reality!
Everything outside of Jesus Christ is absolutely absurd!!
Everything outside of Jesus Christ is death!
There is nothing. There’s no reality, there’s no logic, there’s no sense, there’s no reason, there’s nothing that works, everything was made to be in Christ
Your greatest problem is lashing yourself down to this truth, Total surrender to the person and will of Jesus Christ for the glory of Jesus Christ

That men might see what they are and in seeing what they truly are,having their hearts exposed, they will see their need of a Saviour.
But while you play with them, and cuddle them and protect their so-called self-esteem, you at the same time damn their soul to hell. Seems like every time I get up to preach in a meeting some person would get up and sing a song that asks the question “Oh, God, what did you see in me, that you saved me!?” and I feel like a kid in school with his hand raised in the back: “Oh, pick me up, I’ll tell you.” What did God see in you!? He saw an object of wrath. He saw someone who broke every law he ever made and lived a dislocated perverted life.That’s what He saw. Why did He save you? Two reasons:
1) God is love
2) To demonstrate His glory, His mercy, His attributes.
Not only the world, but even beyond.
You were given everything you were given for Him!
And it is only by living for Him that you’ll ever going to find purpose or meaning.

The Christians and politics

October 18, 2008

A little background: in the last three years I spent much time reading about politics and I even listened (on a daily basis) to a talk-show which was mostly about politics.

During this time, I considered myself to have the positions that the Christians have (abortions, same-sex marriage, taxation, etc).
But I was still of the world back then.

Now, what’s wrong when we are much involved in politics? The danger comes in when we spent more time and energy about these things than about God’s kingdom.
When we are more concerned about Jesus being the teacher of the society than the Saviour. When we want, more than people getting saved, that we have the fifties back again (with its Christian values accepted in the society).

We should be known by the world as Jesus’ representatives on earth much more than as those who fight abortion and same-sex marriage (even though the Bible is against them).

The motto is: “my kingdom is not of this world”.

There is the city of God, and the city of man (like Augustine said).
It’s possible that the city of God prospers, but the city of man doesn’t. Like it is in China, where the Church is spreading much more than in the free Taiwan.

Should we vote? Of course.  Should Christians run for office? Yes. But all of us, the Christians, should be more interested that the city of God prospers.

I assume for many of us (in November) the result won’t be like we would want it. We shouldn’t become bitter about it, we should treat the president with respect, even if we didn’t vote for him.
(I am not American so I won’t vote, please forgive this “we”)

This is a bit off-topic, but it may be that difficult times will come for the Christians (both in Europe and USA). Maybe we will face persecutions.
Should we stand up for our rights? Or for the liberty of expression?

For much of its two thousand years history, Christ’s church was persecuted. Let’s pray that in case this will happen, we will do the right thing.

We are not of this world, we are just passing by.