He Knew What No one Knew

Heavenly Realms Series

John 2:24 New Living Translation (NLT)
24 But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew all about people.

During the time he was in Jerusalem, those days of the Passover Feast, many people noticed the signs he was displaying and, seeing they pointed straight to God, entrusted their lives to him. But Jesus didn’t entrust his life to them. He knew them inside and out, knew how untrustworthy they were. He didn’t need any help in seeing right through them. For he knew things about people that no one else could tell you, he knew the lifestyle’s and sins of the world and he knew that faith would not be easy for any of the people.

Citizens Of Heaven

Heavenly Realms Series

Philippians 3:20 New Living Translation (NLT)

20 But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.

But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. With eternity with God. Automatically granted citizenship through Christ’s death on the cross and his Promise to us at no cost, all debt paid in full.

Angels

Heavenly Realms Series

Hebrews 1:14 New Living Translation (NLT)

14 Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.

Angels are only mere servants sent to protect and guide all who shall inherit salvation. God gave angels in place of him being with his Son to help him bring protection and salvation.

The Holy City

Heveanly Realms 

Revelation 21:2 New Living Translation (NLT)
2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

I stood and saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem ascending for heaven by God as like preparing for a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. This intimate moment when God sends his Son back and pours out the heavens.

Living In Full Honor

Heavenly Realms

Living the New Life

3 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand.

Colossians 3:1-2 The Message (MSG)

He Is Your Life

3 1-2 So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspectives

You do this by showing love and acceptance of and towards others and living a godly lifestyle that honors him in everything that you do.

Every Spiritual Blessing Comes From God

Heavenly Realms

Ephesians 1:3 New Living Translation (NLT)

Spiritual Blessings

3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.

The God of Glory

3-6 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

God is the greatest thing. He gives us all the glory and a generous outpouring abundance of gifts by the name of Jesus Christ his son.

His Powerful Word Matters

Seeking Spiritual Wisdom

Hebrews 4:12 New Living Translation (NLT)

12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

12-13 God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.

Pure Wisdom Is From Above

Seeking Spiritual Wisdom

James 1:22 New Living Translation (NLT)

22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

Don’t just read God’s word like any other book you must listen and hear exactly what it is telling you so that you can practice and do what it says. Otherwise, you are fake and only fooling yourselves.

22-24 Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.

Live Wisely

Seeking Spiritual Wisdom

James 3:15-17 New Living Translation (NLT)

15 For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. 16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.

17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.

Live Well, Live Wisely

13-16 Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. Mean-spirited ambition isn’t wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn’t wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn’t wisdom. It’s the furthest thing from wisdom—it’s animal cunning, devilish conniving. Whenever you’re trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others’ throats.

17-18 Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.For God’s wisdom and the world conflict.

Come To The Father Through Jesus

Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.

Hebrews 7:25 NLT

Earlier there were a lot of priests, for they died and had to be replaced. But Jesus’ priesthood is permanent. He’s there from now to eternity to save everyone who comes to God through him, always on the job to speak up for them.

Only Jesus is able to save all those who come to him through God and only through him to God is the only way of salvation. He lives forever to arbitrate and go between with God on behalf of those who come to him in his name.