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People have in a way forgotten that Jesus did walk amongst us


This is the problem with most upon this planet at this time. It is not just limited to those that deny the existence of Jesus or God for that matter. It also includes those that call themselves “Christian.” They live their lives as if God and His Son are just a mythology that they choose to exemplify.
This is the furthest thing from the truth though.
An accounting by Senator Tactius who lived from 56 AD to sometime after 117 AD. In his account of the burning of Roman by Nero he states this:
“Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome…..”
Josephus born 37 AD and dies in 100 AD the Jewish historian allied himself with the Romans in approximately 70 AD when the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, made several statements that verify Jesus Christ’s existence. Said this is the least contested of his statements:
“And now Caesar, upon hearing the death of Festus, sent Albinus into Judea, as procurator. But the king deprived Joseph of the high priesthood, and bestowed the succession to that dignity on the son of Ananus, who was also himself called Ananus. Now the report goes that this eldest Ananus proved a most fortunate man; for he had five sons who had all performed the office of a high priest to God, and who had himself enjoyed that dignity a long time formerly, which had never happened to any other of our high priests. But this younger Ananus, who, as we have told you already, took the high priesthood, was a bold man in his temper, and very insolent; he was also of the sect of the Sadducees, who are very rigid in judging offenders, above all the rest of the Jews, as we have already observed; when, therefore, Ananus was of this disposition, he thought he had now a proper opportunity. Festus was now dead, and Albinus was but upon the road; so he assembled the sanhedrin of judges, and brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James, and some others; and when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he delivered them to be stoned: but as for those who seemed the most equitable of the citizens, and such as were the most uneasy at the breach of the laws, they disliked what was done; they also sent to the king, desiring him to send to Ananus that he should act so no more, for that what he had already done was not to be justified; nay, some of them went also to meet Albinus, as he was upon his journey from Alexandria, and informed him that it was not lawful for Ananus to assemble a sanhedrin without his consent. Whereupon Albinus complied with what they said, and wrote in anger to Ananus, and threatened that he would bring him to punishment for what he had done; on which king Agrippa took the high priesthood from him, when he had ruled but three months, and made Jesus, the son of Damneus, high priest.”
In what is called the “testimony of Flavius Josephus,” which is doubted by those that wish to deny Jesus is real said this:
“About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks. He was the Christ. And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a cross, those who had first come to love him did not cease. He appeared to them spending a third day restored to life, for the prophets of God had foretold these things and a thousand other marvels about him. And the tribe of the Christians, so called after him, has still to this day not disappeared.”
Josephus also said this about John the Baptist:
“Now some of the Jews thought that the destruction of Herod’s army came from God, and that very justly, as a punishment of what he did against John, that was called the Baptist: for Herod slew him, who was a good man… Herod, who feared lest the great influence John had over the people might put it into his power and inclination to raise a rebellion… Accordingly he was sent a prisoner, out of Herod’s suspicious temper, to Macherus, the castle I before mentioned, and was there put to death.”
All of this points to the reality of Jesus Christ. Yet many that call themselves “Christian” have no concept or even truly know the teaching within the Bible. Why is this? Because He is not seen in person, nor heard in person, so not truly real to them. This makes Him a myth. A fairytale and this is what many wish Jesus to be.
This is why you have false teachers making millions and teaching them to nothing but selfishness and greed. Causing millions to think only of themselves and their own wants and desires. This is totally opposite the teachings of the Bible.
Too many count on others to tell them what the Bible says for they are “too busy” to read the Bible themselves. How can people count on others for their own personal standing with the Creator of the universe is something that is still mindboggling to me.
Jesus walked upon this earth in human form. Why? To die for your sin and mine. Jesus rose from the dead three days later and was seen walking amongst humanity for forty days. He was seen by the surviving disciples. He was seen by over five hundred people and their families all at one time during this time before He ascended into heaven.
During this time Jesus said this unto to Thomas:
John 20:29 – Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Soon Events will take place that will cause there to be those that will be less blessed than those that now live and belief. There will be those that will have to do more works due to His presences being reaffirmed with all creation. Their faith will be like that of Thomas. They will believe for they have seen Jesus or seen His actions upon this planet that being what is called the Rapture. As is reaffirmed in to letters to the churches in Revelation:
Revelation 3:10-11 – “Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.”
Deny He is real by placing yourself at the core of your life and you have allowed others to “seize your crown,” and you will not be spared from the “trial that is coming on the whole world.”

Doubt has always been present


Even when the disciples still lived doubt was present, and people could not accept that what they were being told could be real. Yet the Bible does not avoid speaking of these facts and makes it known that people did question, that people did doubt.
2 Peter 1: 16 – For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes 17 when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” 18 We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.
1 Corinthians 15:3 – I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. 4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. 5 He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. 6 After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 7 Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him. 9 For I am the least of all the apostles. In fact, I’m not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted God’s church.
Here are important points that must be made.
Christ resurrected was seen by Peter then by the Twelve.
Christ resurrected was seen by more than 500 people at one time.
Christ resurrected was seen by James his half-brother, whose mother and father were Mary and Joseph. Someone who knew Him all His life and had rejected Him as Christ until this encounter.
Christ resurrected was seen by someone that despised them and he became known as Paul.
As for his brother James. He is mentioned in a non-Biblical history. In fact the history was written by Flavius Josephus. The mention of James is in “Antiquities of the Jews” book 20, chapter 9 and states this:
“Festus was now dead, and Albinus was but upon the road; so he assembled the sanhedrin of judges, and brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James, and some others; and when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he delivered them to be stoned: but as for those who seemed the most equitable of the citizens, and such as were the most uneasy at the breach of the laws, they disliked what was done”
There is also mention of John the Baptist and Jesus by Josephs, but due to doubt many choose to not call them credible especially the direct reference to Jesus because that mentions his resurrection.
“About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks. He was the Christ. And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a cross, those who had first come to love him did not cease. He appeared to them spending a third day restored to life, for the prophets of God had foretold these things and a thousand other marvels about him. And the tribe of the Christians, so called after him, has still to this day not disappeared.” Antiquities of the Jews Book 18, chapter 3.
Yet doubt is the problem with Christianity today. We are seventeen year from the anniversary of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Two thousand years of doubt, yet at the same time two thousand years in which people still say they belief in these very statements. Nothing can truly compare in recorded history or even in religion to these statements. Yet as we see above it is not just recorded in the Bible, but its very existence is mentioned in non-religious history.
So why is there doubt? Because without doubt people cannot justify their actions if it is without doubt. They use the doubt as a scapegoat which allows them to live in sin to their pleasure and enjoyment. For without doubt they must accept responsibility for their sins and since they do not wish to leave their sins behind doubt is their only refuge for the truth. The truth that tells them that if they live in sin they are destine to a pit of fire.
So they must doubt. They must question, because they fear that the truth is all too real and will lead to damnation. That is why there is “doubt.”

Jesus is REAL


The Bible states to mark those that divide and cause conflicts. They are said to use sweet words that will entrap the simple minded and their goal will be to satisfy themselves and no others. (Romans 16:17-18)
“Mark” is skopeo in the Greek and means to consider, take heed, look at (on); regard attentively, take heed, beware.
For nearly the last seven years we have seen a prime example of this behavior and since people did not “mark” this person as a problem we now find this nation is the worst state it has ever been. Even the depression years were better than the state of this nation today. This occurred because people stopped learning from the Bible. They turned for a solid foundation to a foundation built upon sand.
A prime example of building upon sand can be traced to the 1906 earthquake. Most the damage was due to a major section of the city being built upon landfills. It caused what is called liquefaction of the ground beneath these builds which cause their destruction, then the fire occurred which did even more damage.
This is the fate of many these days. They are the simpleminded allowing others to do their thinking for them and not thinking for themselves, nor learning for themselves. They take the word of others, which those that wish to cause conflict use to their own needs and desires, for from selfishness comes all evil.
This nation will either go through a revival like no other that has ever occurred in the past or it shall parish. My personal believes lead me to think for the worst and this nation will soon fall into further disarray. Too many have surrendered their freedom thinking they are sticking to the system when in fact they are enslaving themselves and being used as pawns in a game that will result in the death of millions.
I wish someone to prove me wrong and cause this nation to enter into a great revival, but that would mean many have to sudden see the truth for what it is and who the truth really is. That would be Jesus Christ by the way. (John 14:16)
When someone truly follows Christ the scales fall from their eyes and they see the world as it truly is. They know through His death upon the cross for them that they have sinned against the Creator and they have a truly repentant heart and abandon their sin. They start to strife to do what is right and what will give glory and honor unto God.
There are many that think they are one with Christ and with God, yet they live in sin. They say that the Body of Christ must change and accept them. This is not how it works. They must change, not Christ. Those that think this way truly do not understand. To them the “Church” is something that is holding on to ancient believes and values and they must change and embrace the future.
They do not think Jesus or even God is real, but a creation of man. This in itself shows that they are blind. Jesus DID walk the earth when He was called to do so by His Father the Creator of this universe, God. Jesus never sinned and was unblemished. Jesus did perform miracles, even the Pharisees agree to this by calling Him a sorcerer. Jesus DID die upon the cross, for no Roman solider would jeopardize their own life for someone they thought to be a common criminal. Jesus did rise from the dead on the Third day for again the Pharisees try to say the guards they ordered to watch the tomb had fallen asleep and that the disciples had stolen the body. The very same disciples that were in hiding and sorrow over the death of Jesus. So they could not have stolen the body and so yes Jesus Christ did return to life and is alive to this very day. “But where is he” many ask, Do not scientist believe in multiple universe? Yes they do, the thing is the Bible has said there is such a thing for over two thousand years, for is not heaven another reality? Yes it is.
So again and again more evidence points to Jesus as real, as alive and as the Son of God. Yet people wish to change what the Creator said must be. They wish to life in their sin and be one with God, however the Glorified Jesus Christ made it clear to John in Revelation. You can either be hot for God or cold for God, but you cannot be both for it is better to be cold for God then to be lukewarm. In other words living in sin and saying you are one with Jesus.
It is now you must chose. You are either for Jesus WHO is REAL and ALIVE, or you are for sin. Pick now, for time is running out.

What are the odds?


As I explore deeper and deeper in my faith. I find just how much research has been done that just keeps showing that Jesus did walk the earth at this time two thousand years ago. Fact after fact, item after item confirming Jesus is real. What I found most fascinating though was that someone actually run the odds of a person showing up within the required time for Him to exist, which was just over two thousand years ago, and fulfill the prophecies set forth within the Old Testament. There are a total of forty-eight of these prophecies by the way.
Peter W. Stone ran the odds in “Science Speaks” published in 1969. He ran the odds for some person to accomplish all the prophecies which included a time frame as show in Daniel 22-27:
And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
The mere fact that a designated time frame was established for there to be a Messiah and Jesus was the only person to meet that criteria.
Anyway here are the odds as listed by Peter Stone for all forty-eight:
One in a trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion or 10^156.
Yet Jesus Christ fulfilled every single prophecy set forth within the Old Testament. Only someone that is beyond human could, can, did accomplish that goal.
Ponder that as you consider if there is a God and if He had a Son and know that there is more evidence supporting that is Jesus real. More than there is for any other person in history, in recorded ancient history.