Friday, December 11, 2015

ONLY 255 HITS-- WHY

This video was well done, and the message is very important to a Bible believer. A Christian man who cannot weep with those who weep is a dead beat and very unlike Jesus Christ.



John 11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
35 Jesus wept.
36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
 38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

You know the rest of the story of the raising from death of Lazarus.

Jesus knew he would raise Lazarus from death in a few minutes. So, why did he weep?

Verse 35 above is the shortest verse in the Bible, as if the translators of the King James Bible wanted to make sure you an I could never avoid the Son of God as he really was.

Jesus, the creator of all things, formed Adam and Eve to live forever. But, they sinned, and death came on them and on us all. Death is not only abnormal to Jesus Christ, it is a great burden for the Son of God to watch his created ones die.

So, he groaned in his spirit, and he wept.

This was not God feeling for his people-- it was God making has rage at sin and death clear for all to see. The word "groaned" is a word in Greek for extreme emotion and rage at evil. The word was also used in those days to describe the shorting of a war horse. 

Jesus is at war with sin and death, and the death of one of his best friends, Lazarus, reminded him that he was living daily with doomed people. 

Jesus also knew he would soon die so that men could be born again and live forever with Jesus.

So, why did this video have only 255 views when I arrived at it? It had been on YouTube for three months.

I believe the title terrified the wimpy men online who saw it listed and avoided clicking on it. Grown CHRISTIAN men do cry. They groan and weep when death and sin come in on their circle of friends and take a toll.

Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.


What does the photo below do to you, sir?

In 1993, Kevin Carter documents extreme hunger and poverty in Sudan.
The vulture is waiting to eat the child.




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