Summary: Christ Jesus suffered to save us, died to save us for his time came but the 43 parables he taught us were left and still remain, hopefully, in them, we are reminded to be always ready for our time.
A Suffering Christ Left 43 Parables
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (April 19, 2014)
EASTER SUNDAY (APRIL 20, 2014)
“My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready” (St. John 7:6, King James Version [Jesus reproveth his kinsmen]).
Greetings in the Holy Name of Jesus,
Our service modern to our Lord Jesus Christ's gospel teachings peculiar to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John resonates daily for the saving grace that freed households in our community (those God gave to Christ Jesus). The sufferings of Christ Jesus aforementioned prophesied to the people in a Psalm for Solomon (Psalms 72:2), “He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment”. The prophet Isaiah (32:1) told the people, “Behold a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.” More importantly to Christ's sufferings, Isaiah (9:5) said, “For every battle of the warrior is with confusing noise and garments rolled in blood, but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.” On this Easter Sunday (2014) by now, we should know by the blood of the lamb we are saved.
Furthermore, Prophet Isaiah (9:6-7) said, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” Well sir! I know some of you say, “The government took my house, took my job, put my family members in jail, sent my family to the government's prisons, cut me off of welfare, cut down the amount I get with the food stamps program until I barely live and I suffer each day trying to make ends meet. I do not know what to do.” I say to you, “Cast all your cares on the shoulders of Jesus. Give it to Jesus. Give all your cares to Jesus.”
According to Philippians (4:19), “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Jesus should be all you need for it is God who gives you wealth to acquire the lifestyle you choose to live abundantly. Way back in Genesis (27:28), the Lord said when Isaac blessed his son, “Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:” Also, way back in Deuteronomy, the Lord said when Jacob blessed his son,
“And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious
things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, And for
the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put
forth by the moon, And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for
the precious things of the lasting hills, And for the precious things of the earth