Sunday, November 25, 2007

God has a Plan-Part 6

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Making Him Ours

After we realize the wonder and the power of God’s gift of Himself to us, our minds are boggled. We respond by asking ourselves, “what then should we do? How can this salvation from God become truly ours?” The answer is found in Principle 6: We must invite Isa the Christ and our substitute, to live in our hearts and be the master of our lives.

Here are passages which explain this concept.

Towrah Jeremiah 24:7—“I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.”

Zabur 13:5—I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Injeel Revelation 3:20—“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

Qur’an Thunder 13:27-29—“He (God) guides to Him all who are penitent.” Those who believe, their hearts being at rest in God’s remembrance (that is, when you think of God, trust Him and surrender to Him)—in God’s remembrance are at rest the hearts of those who believe and do righteous deeds, theirs is blessedness and a fair resort (a good end).

What good news!!! God will guide the repentant. Imagine that—repenting and believing will lead our hearts to be at rest. We should obey God and receive by faith the Person—Isa the Christ—whom He has appointed as Savior, Redeemer, and Mediator, both in this world and in the world to come.

Ask those to seek Him. You can pray to Him, repenting of your sin and asking Him to forgive you.

A man wanted to climb to a high mountain peak. He brought all the necessary equipment and hired a seasoned guide to show him the way. As they started, conditions were perfect. They stopped for a light lunch, then stated off again. The small path that they were following soon disappeared. Rugged cliffs loomed everywhere.

Suddenly they came to a deep gorge. The guide approached the edge and examined it. He found a sturdy rock and, after testing it, jumped from it to the other side. The other man wanted to follow him, but every time he got ready, his fear of falling to his death kept him from jumping.

So, the guide tied himself to a rock, planted his feet firmly I the ground, and stretched his arm out toward the man. He told him to hold on to his hand tightly and then jump. The man still hesitated in fear. The guide looked him right in the eye and said, “Sir, this hand has helped many climbers across this very passage, and it hasn’t failed a single one. Trust in it and jump over!”

That climber jumped. All at once, there he was on the other side, safe and full of joy that he was on his way again to the top of the mountain.

We, also, are on the path to a very high summit, leading us to the peace of God and His eternal life. We have to reckon with the question of whether we are refusing or hesitating to trust ourselves to His divine hand to help us. We need to trust in that hand, wounded for us on the Cross, letting Him save us. Ask your friend who the guide represents. The following verses in the Bible and Qur’an speak of our desperate need to risk reaching out for the steady, reliable hand of God, which is already reaching out to us.

Ezekiel 18:31-32—“Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die?...For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!”

Zabur 119:145, 149—I call with all my heart, answer me, O LORD….Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.

Zabur 28:7—The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy.

Injeel Romans 10:10—It is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

Hebrews 10:22-23—Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience….Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Qur’an Disputer 58:22—He (God) has written faith upon their hearts, and He has confirmed them with a Spirit from Himself.

God is the only one who gives faith. If He doesn’t, we will never have it. The Qur’an does not even mention good works here. When a man receives Christ in faith, God puts the Holy Spirit in him. That is the meaning of “He has confirmed them with a Spirit from Himself.”

Mutual Fraud 64:11—Whosoever believes in God, He will guide his heart. And God has knowledge of everything. In other words, God will guide whoever believes in Him.

Women 4:110—Whosoever does evil, or wrongs himself, and then prays God’s forgiveness, he shall find God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.

It is obvious in this verse that God will not cast anyone outside who comes to Him in repentance.

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God has a Plan, Part 5

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God’s Provision is a Person

Principle 5: The solution is not just the Cross but a divine person, Isa, who was anointed by the Holy Spirit and called the Word of God.

Exactly who was—and is—Isa – Jesus Christ? I understand what Muhammad was trying to counter in his day. But based on the best research available today, the Jewish/Christian concepts of God in Saudi Arabia in Muhammad’s day differed greatly from what is presented in the Towrah and Injeel. Realize that there was not a translation of either Towrah or Injeel in Arabic at the time of Muhammad (MHRIP). (Allah, Allat and Ba’al (Lord) or son—separate vid)

Let’s look at what is revealed in the Bible and the Qur’an about Isa. Both say Isa is the Word of God, who is anointed and aided by the Holy Spirit.

It’s interesting—and very logical –that God’s provision is not a philosophical or a religious idea, not a list of rules to follow or a way of life. It’s a person.


Isaiah 61:1—The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor…to proclaim freedom for the captives.

Here the prophet Isaiah talks about the coming Christ, or Messiah. Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would come to proclaim freedom to the captives.


Psalm107:20—He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.

God sent Christ—the Word—to the world to heal us from sin and so deliver us from sin’s destruction.


John 1:1, 14—In the beginning was the Word, and the Ward was with God, and the Word was God…The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only...full of grace and truth.

God’s Word was with Him for all eternity. After all, He was always able to speak. He sent this Word to us as a flesh-and-blood person to save us from our sins.


House of Imran 3:45—When the angels said, “Mary, God gives thee good tidings of a Word from Him whose name is Messiah, Isa, son of Mary; high honored shall he be in this world and the next, near stationed to God.”

Christ is the Word of God. He was highly honored when He was in this world and that now He is in the closest possible position with God, or, as the Injeel puts it, “at the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:12).

Gabriel came to the Virgin Mary to tell her she would bear God’s Word, Christ. What other prophet has ever been born of a virgin? Pause. Chits is holy, He was placed on this earth in a holy fashion. It was foretold by God in the Towrah (Genesis 3:15) immediately after Adam and Eve’s disobedience. God said the seed of the woman—not the seed of the man—shall crush Satan’s head.

When a word is uttered by God, it has not been severed from God. In this case we are talking about the Word of God. There is something extremely unique about Christ. As a “word,” He is an embodiment of what God wants to communicate to us. As an eternal person, He is now right next to God, never apart from God, and thus a part of God.

A man once asked his friend, “Which came first: God or His Word?” “God obviously came first,” said his friend. “Oh, was God dumb at the beginning and unable to speak?” “No, He could speak,” the friend insisted.

“Of course, because God is perfect. So at no time was He unable to speak and be without His Word. So Christ, the Word of God, has always been with God.”

(I know it is difficult for you to believe that Christ, who came in the flesh to our world, is the same God as the one God. This is because theologians who were commentators of the Qur’an legitimately hated the idols that were worshiped along with God (Allah) many centuries ago. As a result, they fell in the trap of building their theology on the doctrine that God is a monolith who cannot be explained or defined because nothing is like Him. In this way they present God as unfree, unable to do what He wants or to appear to His creatures in the form He chooses.)

Let’s continue by plowing through some verses that speak to who Christ is.

Towrah Micah 3:8—AS for me (the Messiah), I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.

Zabur Psalm 139:7—Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

Injeel Revelation 19:13—He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.

Acts 20:28—“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God which he bought with his own blood.”

Here we see that God purchased believers with His own blood. Can God bleed? That shows the oneness of God, His Word, and His Spirit.

Qur’an Cow 2:87—We (God) gave Isa son of Mary the clear sings (miracles and God’s words), and confirmed (sustained) him with the Holy Spirit.

In other words, God gave Jesus His words and sustained Him always with His Holy Spirit.

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