As a follower of Christ, it is one of my responsibilities to get a clear sense of whom Christ is. I have to get to know Him not only as God, but also as a person, since His body is of utmost importance to the redemption of humanity, and the salvation of our souls.
The other day, I was deliberating how Jesus can be both fully human, and fully God. More so, I had been studying aspects of religions that do not believe God could become human, because God is greater than the universe, and a human couldn’t be God.
In a sense, this is true. We are not God. Just yesterday, I was laying at the beach, and a voice asked me, “Are you Jesus?” to which I responded, “No.” I heard the voice say back to me, “That’s right.” I am not Jesus. I am not the savior of the world. As with John the Baptist, when “the Jewish leaders” asked him, “Who are you?” – I too respond, “I am not the Messiah” (John 1:19).
We are all, however, a part of God, and that is important to recognize. God is Love (1 John 4:8). Love, in its essence, is presence. For example, when I love someone, I want to protect them. This is communicated with my actions first, and my words, second. It is not something I have to keep saying over and over again to reassure someone of. If I have to, however, it is because this knowing isn’t there, which means it is not present. And I’ll say it now: if there is no presence, there cannot be Love.
This is, of course, only a puzzle piece of the entire thing. Since Love is God, and God is everything, we cannot know the full extent of what Love is (at least, until with we’re God). I am making an assumption, and am forming a hypothesis of what I believe is correct. But what I think, truly does not matter, as I am merely human. What really matters is what God thinks about Love, since it would be what God thinks about Himself. Once a hypothesis is tested against something that is real, we can know whether it is true or not (and therefore verified, har-har). We can know what is really-real. In knowing reality, we can know much, much more to help the people around us, which I believe is what God wants. This leads me to think that because God is Love, and that Love is presence, God wants us to recognize his presence within ourselves. By discovering this, we can slowly learn that we are indeed his children, equal with him in what we are, and therefore accepting that, in a sense, we are Gods as well.
satan makes this particularly palpable. What satan wants is to be worshiped just as God is to be worshiped. satan wants to be God. Since satan was created by God, just as we, the human race, were created by God as well, satan is a part of God. God, however, is not satan. This is crucial to understanding the nature of Christ. It is only Jesus Christ, whom God anointed and stated, in front of the entire world, “‘This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy'” (Matthew 3:17), that is God as Jesus and God are one. This is because Jesus was chosen, while satan was not. This decision was made because God knew that Jesus, as the individual, as the human, as God humbly taking on human flesh, would be the one to complete his work.
Cain and Abel
One time, when I was in a coffee shop with a friend, I said that Jesus and satan were brothers. Now, I must say, that I have no true way of verifying this. This is something I do not know at all, but one which makes sense because there is something deeper within the Word that allows us to see into heaven. As Jesus said,
“You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. That is why I use these parables” (Matthew 13:11).
So, in a sense, I am making a narrative out of this. A narrative of what I have read, an attempt to clutch at what is reality. Now, to be a bit personal, I always feel doubt when I write about Jesus. I sometimes feel that I am writing about things I do not understand, and things that may be considered blasphemous. But I am coming at this with respect, because more than being King, more than being God, Jesus, and who he is, and what has happened, is real, and its about time to start recognizing what Jesus did, and who he is, before its too late. Because it was “Jesus” who “first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt” (Jude 1:5) and it will be Jesus who will rescue us from these oppressive, violent, and cruel, colonial oppressors in a way that we cannot ever make up, which is in accordance to the plan of God, which we are seeing unravel before our very eyes. As Jesus said, through the prophet Isaiah,
“For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
The wild animals in the fields will thank me,
the jackals and owls, too,
for giving them water in the desert.
Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland
so my chosen people can be refreshed.
I have made Israel for myself,
and they will someday honor me before the whole world” (Isaiah 43:19).
It is written in the Book of Hebrews that “by God’s grace,” Jesus, “tasted death for everyone” (Hebrews 2:9). Jesus has died for our sins. All of them. Small or great. Violent or peaceful. For the wicked (if they are willing to turn away from their sin) and the righteous. Yes, for Christ is both Lord of the Living, and of the Dead. As Paul writes,
“Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.” (Romans 14:9).
The Living, of which, “he is the God of” (Mark 12:27) are those whom have died alongside Christ, and those whom belong to God himself. As an example, Jesus provides humans from the Old Testament to show how life can exist after death. The individuals recognized by Jesus were Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, of whom “God said to Moses, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob” (Mark 12:26). What we see here is that those who belong to the Lord, are living, as they have been “united with him in his death” (Romans 6:5) which means they have been united with his life and thus will be living forever, just as God lives forever. It is here, reader, where I urge you to understand what is being said, as Jesus died fighting a spiritual war that we are still fighting to this very day. Indeed, “we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). If we fight alongside the Lord, and even if we die with and for the Lord, we will continue to live. We will be like the burning bush that God revealed himself with to Moses. God will protect us as we fight. As He said,
“When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up” (Isaiah 43:2)
We can trust that this is true. Those who die fighting for others, and fighting for Love, are blessed for dying “in the Lord from now on” (Revelation 14:13).
“Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!” (Revelation 14:13)
A break from all this:
Reader, whom ever is reading this long, sprawled out message, you are Loved. The Presence has guided you here. As it is written in the Book of John,
“For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them up” (John 6:44).
If you listen, like listen-listen, you will be saved. This is because “Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment” (Proverbs 9:10). If you Fear God, you will not sin. For “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). What is sin, is not up for us to decide. It is up to God. So turn to God, and turn to Jesus, for he said of His sheep, “I will never reject them” (John 6:37) and if you do the same, not rejecting His Love, then Jesus will be with you! As written in the Book of Haggai,
“Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant of God’s people began to obey the message from the Lord their God. When they heard the words of the prophet Haggai, whom the Lord their God had sent, the people feared the Lord. Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave the people this message from the Lord: “I am with you, says the Lord!” (Haggai 1:12-13)
I am still working on this too, alongside you, whomever is reading this. I hope you see it through, and I have faith, that “God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” (Phillipians 1:6). God bless you.
Now, back to the subject at hand.
In Genesis, it is written,
“Now Adam had sexual relations with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When she gave birth to Cain, she said, “With the Lord’s help, I have produced a man!” Later she gave birth to his brother and named him Abel.
When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground. When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. Abel also brought a gift – the best portions of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.
“Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain. “Why do you look dejected? You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.“
One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him.
Afterward the Lord asked Cain, “Where is your brother? Where is Abel?“
“I don’t know,” Cain responded. “Am I my brother’s guardian?”
But the Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground! Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has swallowed your brother’s blood. No longer will the ground yield good crops for you, no matter how hard you work! From now on you will be a homeless wanderer on the earth.“
Cain replied to the Lord, “My punishment is too great for me to bear! You have banished me from the land and from your presence; you have made me made me a homeless wanderer. Anyone who finds me will kill me!”
The Lord replied, “No, for I will give a sevenfold punishment to anyone who kills you.” Then the Lord put a mark on Cain to warn anyone who might try to kill him. So Cain left the Lord’s presence and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden” (Genesis 4:1-16).
Do you see the parallels?
First, observe that it is written that Eve gave birth to Cain first. Eve, here, can be understood as a symbol. It is written of her, that Eve was named Eve, “because she would be the mother of all who live” (Genesis 3:20).
Who is the mother of all whom have ever lived? Is it really Eve, or, rather, is it God? Although we commonly refer to God as a He, just as Jesus refers to God as a He, it can also be inferred that God is a being who gives birth. In the Book of Job, while the Lord is questioning Job for his complaints against Him, He asks,
“Does the rain have a father?
Who gives birth to the dew?
Who is the mother of the ice?
Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens?
For the water turns to ice as hard as rock,
and the surface of the water freezes” (Job 38:28-30)
Notice here how the Lord refers to Himself, as “the mother of ice.”
Similarly, when Jesus is denouncing the religious leaders of His time, He states,
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me. And now, look, your house is abandoned and desolate. For I tell you this, you will never see me again until you say, ‘Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!’” (Matthew 23:37).
Notice here how Jesus compares himself to a hen and not a rooster. There is something sacred to this differentiation because it shows Jesus’s choice, and, if analyzed closely, shows the true nature of God.
Lastly, when someone tells Jesus that His mother is waiting “outside, wanting to speak to him” (Matthew 12:46-50) He replies,
“Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother” (Matthew 12:46-50).
This is all to say that God, while commonly known as the Father, is also the Mother, and is present both in males, females, and everything else that exists in between. Thus, seeing God as Eve is something that allows us to understand His creation more, as we can compare Cain to angels.
As we know, angels are beings that are in the presence of God. More so, we know that angels live forever. The thing that differentiates humans and angels is mortality. Humans may die, but angels cannot. Thus, if humans sin, their sin has an opportunity to be erased, as Jesus has given “himself as a ransom for all people” (1 Timothy 2:6). If angels sin however, there is nothing that can redeem them from their sin, as their sin was made in the heaven with God. More so, there is an order to this: humans can become angels, but angels cannot become humans, just as how God can be satan, but satan cannot be God. This is confirmed by Jesus, “who is the stairway between heaven and earth” (John 1:51) and whom God had created alongside angels in the beginning. So, knowing this, God gave birth to angels first, and then, by giving birth to Adam, created humans second, in order to test the loyalties of those whom he granted everything in the beginning. It immediately became clear that there were many angels who disagreed with God, and in this disagreement, they rebelled against Love, which, because they are immortal, is sin against “the Holy Spirit” which “will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come” (Matthew 12:32).
God knows everything. He knew which angels would rebel against His decision, “For Jesus knew who would betray him” (John 13:11). God also knew that creating humans, and more so, giving them free-will, would be good. His own creation, however, cried out, even though they knew the holiness of the Lord, calling his decision bad, and thus being unable to become friends with humans. There is nothing but hostility between God and demons (angels who rebelled against Love and became corrupted), as demons will try everything to destroy us, whether that comes in the form of spiritual attacks or temptation or physical harm. To put it bluntly, demons will do everything in their power to separate us, and to make us curse God, so that we too will be fallen with them, relegated to the same suffering, making themselves equal to us, which is not what is ordained by God. For “God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives” (1 Thessalosians 4:7). God called has called us not for our own selves, but for all of us, and if we are not willing to Love, then we are not worthy of being in the presence of God.
Can you imagine how much it must hurt to have your original creation, who has seen you and understood you, and was created by you before the material world began, reject you? Moreso, how much it must hurt for them to eventually hate you? Demons disagree with God. They disagree with God and everything that is in accordance with God’s plan and purpose, which is Jesus, “who was slaughtered before the world was made” (Revelation 13:5). Jesus, being the Son of Man, can be thought of as the son of Adam, the First Man, who “is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come” (Romans 5:14). Yet, he is also The Word, who “existed in the beginning with God” (John 1:2). What we see here is a timeline: Since Jesus was in Adam when Adam was created, Adam was there when Jesus was created, and thus both humans (in their God-form, and in their mortal-form) have existed since the beginning. What God gifted to humans was death, as through death, they would be purified, and thus be able to stand before God and his throne boldly, and in Love. Only those who die in God can truly live.
Angels were not granted death. They were not given the opportunity to become mortal. They were not given the chance to repent. They were not given the opportunity to be given bodies, and those that were unable to accept this resented God. Those angels who did except this, who were able to see the value of putting flesh above their own nature, were granted into the glory of God, and were not rejected, but became friends of humanity, following the good deeds of people everywhere. And humanity is a song. We are permitted to enjoy God, alongside His angels. This is the greatest pleasure of all. For in God, all is found. You are found. We are found. Nothing could ever destroy this.
But as the story of Cain and Abel shows, God favored Abel (who we can see as a symbol for humanity) over Cain (who we can see as a symbol of corruption). This was because Abel gave his finest crop, willingly, to God, while Cain presented whatever he grew. This created hostility and envy between the brothers, and, already drawing on the sinful nature satan had planted into humans themselves, satan was able to push Cain to murder his brother, a sin which Cain does not think is wrong until judgement is cast upon him. Even after judgement is cast, however, Cain doesn’t care about the evil his actions brought into the world. Rather, what he cares about is his safety, and shows no sign of repentance (which is often a tell-tale sign that he would be willing to murder again). He ignores his brother’s blood, which “cries out” to God Himself. More so, he doesn’t think his action is wrong, as to him, his anger-fueled murder was justified, but rather that God is wrong in not seeing his reasoning. He, Cain, human, is saying that he is right, while God, Creator of everything, even Cain, is wrong. It is for this reason that God gives him a mark, as a warning to others that this person has been judged. It is this mark that will be the ultimate testimony of where a persons loyalty lies.
The Mark of the Beast
“Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth. He had two horns like those of a lamb, but he spoke with the voice of a dragon. He exercised all the authority of the first beast. And he required all the earth and its people to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. He did astounding miracles, even making fire flash down to earth from the sky while everyone was watching. And with all the miracles he was allowed to perform on behalf of the first beast, he deceived all the people who belong to this world. He ordered the people to make a great statue of the first beast, who was fatally wounded and then came back to life. He was then permitted to give life to this statue so that it could speak. Then the statue of the beast commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die.
He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name. Wisdom is needed here. Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666″ (Revelation 13:11-18).
As we know, the unholy trinity consists of The Beast, The False Prophet, and satan. The second beast, which is in the same nature of the first beast, is the False Prophet, whom gives everyone a mark, a number, trying to imitate the power of God, when He engraved a mark upon Cain. Unlike God however, their mark will be engraved upon those who worship satan-incarnate, which is the First Beast. Who this individual is, I do not know. But his mark will be a sign that the individual has accepted satan as their lord, and therefore rejected God Himself. This number is known widely across the world and is known as the Devil’s number, and that number is 666.
This mark will be contrary to the name which is written upon the foreheads of 144,000 saints that are ransomed from the earth. It reads,
“Then I saw the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him were 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of mighty ocean waves or the rolling of loud thunder. It was like the sound of many harpists playing together.
This great choir sang a wonderful new song in front of the throne of God and before the four living beings and the twenty-four elders. No one could learn this song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. They have kept themselves as pure as virgins, following the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been purchased from among the people on the earth as a special offering to God and to the Lamb. They have told no lies; they are without blame” (Revelation 14:1-5).
So we see here a difference. The mark of the beast is a number, while the seal of the Father is His name. A number, and a name. Two words that begin with n, one with 6 letters, and one with 4.
In the Holocaust, Jews had numbers tattooed onto their bodies. These numbers were given to them in order to identify them when they were dead and stacked upon other corpses. The numbers here were dehumanizing, objectifying, and served a wicked purpose. There are still Jews alive today that bear those markings, and ultimately, they are proof that even through destruction, humanity and God, prevail. While we can be marked by the Beast, we forever belong to God. As Jesus said, “No one can snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:28).
Jews who were tattooed during the holocaust have the name of their Father written on their foreheads. Jews who have died during the Holocaust are resting in heaven. Jesus, whom we crucified, is sitting in heaven as well, and it is all tied together. Jesus was the first to receive His Ultimate Name, and when the time comes, we will see whom else shares in his glory. For those with the name of the Lord on their foreheads will be like Abel, whom was accepted by God for being righteous, and for showing deep reverence to the Presence that exists.
satan despises people like this. He especially despises Jesus. It can be seen in what he tells Jesus to do while he is tempting Him. satan tells Jesus, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say,
‘He will order his angels to protect you.
And they will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.” (Matthew 4:6).
satan basically tells Jesus to commit suicide, which means he wants Jesus dead. He wants Jesus dead for the same reason Cain wanted Abel to be dead: Cain received The Mark of the Beast, while Abel had written upon His forehead the name of His Father. satan, whom is the Beast, received Cain’s mark, and Jesus, Abel’s. When the time comes, it is up to us to choose the name of our Father, as He has always chosen us. And it is in this knowledge, that we can see Jesus for who He is, and just how often He comes to try to wake us up.
God Was Rejected By His Own People
Jesus was Jewish. Born in Bethlehem, conceived by the Holy Spirit, Jesus, whom is “the Anointed One” (Daniel 9:25), is the person whom God chose to bring us back to Him. Jesus, is the bridge between that which is mortal, and that which is immortal. It is not by anything Jesus did, rather, it was because God chose this to be so. It was His plan that Jesus was going to become the Savior of the World, and thus the King of the World as well. Once King, and when all things are under his authority” Jesus, “the Son will put himself under God’s authority, so that God, who gave his Son authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere” (1 Corinthians 15:28). satan always planned to kill Jesus, but “it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him and cause him grief” (Isaiah 53:10). Jesus had accepted God’s plan since the beginning, knowing that God was good, and that His Father, would bring many into glory through Him. And this was because “only by dying could he [God,Jesus] break the power of the devil, who had the power of death” (Hebrews 2:14). By breaking the power of death, Jesus has broken the power sin has over us, and once we realize this, we can break apart from our sin, and finally come into repentance, which is the first part of turning to God.
This much is true: without repentance, there is no Love. No Love means no God. Life without God is no life at all. Rather, it is a life “like the grass” which “fades as quickly as the flowers in a field” (Isaiah 40:6). Here today, gone tomorrow. Better yet, not even here at all.
Thus, when God decided to take up the Flesh of Jesus, to visit His people Israel, He went to see whom was really living, and whom was really dead. He saw who would be able to accept The Holy Spirit and whom would not. More so, He came to find those who believed, and those He know would come to Him, to heal, and to be restored to God. Unfortunately, not many people believed Him. They were caught up in what He was saying, rather than looking at His works, which included miracles such as raising Lazarus from the dead, and restoring the sight of the blind, to name a few. But here is the thing: it’s not that people didn’t see and recognize what Jesus was doing – it was that their societal leaders (Jewish Religious Priests), violently distorted the message, and made people stumble and run away. They drilled fear into people for recognizing God, as God, in the name of keeping their power and not their religion. For here is another truth: Jesus accomplished everything the Law was set to do. Not only did He follow every rule and regulation, He introduced a new Law, which is the Law of Love. In the Book of John, Jesus says,
“Dear children, I will be with you only a little longer. And as I told the Jewish leaders, you will search for me, but you can’t come where I am going. So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples” (John 13:33).
The New Law of Love renews the Law of God given to Moses at Mount Sinai, as, when compared, it can be seen that they are the same thing. By Loving, we accomplish God’s Law. As Paul writes, “love is the fulfillment of the law” (Romans 13:10).
This is exactly what satan does not want you to hear. He does not want you to believe that you can get right with God, at all, and especially does not want you to Love others, since Love is the Presence of God, and where God is, satan has no control. Just as I have said above, satan makes the differences between God and humans palpable. Jesus, however, makes the similarities between God and humans palpable. In doing so, He brings us to the eternal Rock, God, which is what had been planned from the beginning. But of course, we humans have free-will. The hard part about this is that humans have to choose to believe. More so, they have to let their beliefs turn into actions to prove that they indeed understand who Jesus is, and who God is, to bring glory to God. So this brings up a question: who was God, in the Flesh, going to visit first? He was going to visit His people. But He knew from the beginning that He would be betrayed.
So, Jesus was crucified by His people, the Jews. Since Jesus is God, it was actually God who was rejected by Jews, as they had rejected Him before after he brought them out of Egypt. Instead of worshipping the Lord, they turned and worshipped idols, things they believed were Gods, but were actually just themselves. God came to the world at just the right time, because He knew there would be a great falling away, as technology and science began to develop and many would begin to think they were Gods of nature, banishing the very thought of God from their minds.
More so, He knew what people would make of all this. He knew that Christ would be misused. He knew that Christ would be used to fit antisemitic narratives which would condemn His own people by putting the blame on Jewish people for the Blood of Christ. This is plainly not true. For even if the people shouted, “‘Crucify him! Crucify him!'” (Luke 23:21), it was the rich, the oppressors, and those in charge of the nation Israel, not the people Israel, that were guilty of killing God, as Jesus preached against everything they were. As Jesus says,
“Practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach. They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden.
“Everything they do is for show. On their arms they wear extra wide prayer boxes with Scripture verses inside, and they wear robes with extra long tassels. And they love to sit at the head table at banquets and in the seats of honor in the synagogues. They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi.’
“Don’t let anyone call you ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters.And don’t address anyone here on earth as ‘Father,’ for only God in heaven is your Father. And don’t let anyone call you ‘Teacher,’ for you have only one teacher, the Messiah. The greatest among you must be a servant. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Matthew 23:3-12).
What we can see here is that religion is not bad. Rather, it is how religion is used that has catastrophic consequences.
To be clear, I am not antisemitic. I have a deep respect for Judaism, because it was the religion of my Savior. If it was good enough for Jesus, it is good enough for me. And I think Jesus would say the same thing about me. While I am Christian, I am also Mexican, which means my origins are Aztecan, which is a society that was destroyed by colonial forces centuries ago. Unfortunately, I only have shades of knowledge of what my people used to worship, and whatever religious customs they might have had. The same could be said for many people. Black people in the United States can share in this pain as well, as they were removed from their land for the profit of the United States and Western society. Since Jesus is God, Jesus would see Himself in our religions, and would never turn us away from whatever religious customs and beliefs we have. Rather, He would instruct us in how to find more of God in ourselves, and our culture, so that God could obtain more and more glory. And He would also do this so that Love in the world may grow, and so that the Light could prosper.
But there are evil forces in this world that do not want this Light to prosper because it will expose all their evil works, which they aren’t ready to give up just yet.And so Jesus was rejected by His people Israel because they couldn’t recognize Him. They had been too manipulated by the nation Israel, and by satan, to not realize that God was indeed among them. And there are many societies that do so today.
Ultimately, while Jesus is of utmost importance to me, because I owe Him my life, I understand how others could not feel as pressed about the issue. In a sense, Jesus might not want the recognition, but rather wants the recognition to go to God, who is always calling us toward Him. While Jesus only came once to the Jews, God has come to us many times, in the form of many people, always declaring the same thing: “Love.” It is this Love which we must cultivate until we die. And this Love is Love that humanizes, and that always provides the absolute best, for it is Love that ushers in the Presence of God, and Love which creates the universe. For if we die in Love, we die in God. And, as Kendrick Lamar says in his song Alright “if God got us, we gon’ be alright!”
Jesus was rejected by Jews, but He is still being rejected by people all over the world. Jews were rejected by Western society, and they too, also continue to be rejected by people all over the world. God has been rejected by His children, and, tragically, He is still being rejected across the world today. Let us not reject God when He comes. For if we do not, then we will be in his family forever. It is this forever, where I want to be.