Kiss the Son?
A kiss is the ultimate show of affection to someone you hold dear, especially if it is done with sincerity. The verse of scripture in the heading of this article always baffled me. Was God really demanding this of us…to kiss someone we barely know and sometimes belittle by our actions, and even give doubtful voice to His alleged existence – this one whose name we often use in vain?
No, God was simply warning us out of love and concern for our wellbeing. We really should kiss the Son for reconciling us sinners to Himself and the Father. As the scriptures say, “For there is none righteous, no not one…For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:10, 23). After all, it is he who endured intense pain and humiliation by cruel men and hypocritical religious leaders, and then gave up His earthly existence.
Jesus the Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach in the Hebrew tongue) is coming back soon; and He isn’t coming as a lowly sheep this time around, but as a ruler full of wrath mingled with deep sorrow. God isn’t willing that any should perish, but some have become so defiled and perverse that they won’t be converted no matter what. Indeed, we should pay due diligence and “kiss” the Son for all He’s done for us – lest He become angry and you perish in the way.
To be sure, God is and has been waiting and pleading for mankind to repent and turn to Him, asking forgiveness for ignoring Him and for being ungrateful for all His many blessings.
Now, after offering up His life – a sacrifice for mankind – He sits at the right hand of God expecting man to repent and to begin living Godly lives, looking to God for instruction. But it seems that most men and women are ignoring Him and scoffing at this premise found only in God’s word – the Holy Bible, which we take ever so lightly.
But is Jesus capable of anger? Haven’t you read the scriptures? You bet He is! He came as a sacrificial lamb to show His love for mankind; after all, mankind is His special creation created in His image, as is stated in the book of Genesis where God the Father tells co-creator Jesus His Son, “Let us make man in our image and in our likeness.”
With time running out and mankind becoming more brutal and ignorant of His sacred atonement for us, Jesus must be angry – very angry; wouldn’t you be?
Today, even as we speak, our Savior Jesus must be angry at those of us who won’t acknowledge Him, even though He knew that this would be the end result of His efforts at reconciliation. The stench of their perverted and willful actions must reach to high heaven.
Jesus came the first time as a willing servant teaching us God’s ways, and all the time referring to scripture. He never hurt anyone and always accepted all who would hear Him. He healed the sick and set the devil’s captives free; ultimately, He died for our sins. The next time, He will return as a lion; and anyone not acknowledging Him will pay the price for ungratefulness and outright rebellion.
For those of you who think any religion will do (like pope Francis), you should read the Bible where it says, “There is a way that seems right to man, but the end thereof is the way of death.”
Then there are other arguments such as “But, what about those that haven’t heard about Jesus?” The scriptures let us know that God will judge those according to the light that is within them (see scriptures/explanation at this link). Jesus claimed to be the light of the world.
Others might even ask about good works; but the “good book” says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). No, we can’t please God with our religiosity and/or good works.
Divine Appointment’s have become a way of life for me, and I always try to keep the lines of communication open to anyone I might encounter. Gratefully, I’m a gregarious type of person who can talk to anyone about anything.
Let me share another little story with you.
While at the gym yesterday, I met a young Haitian man working out on the triceps machine. He was huge and muscular, but he let out with a big white toothy grin that made me think he might be a Christian. (On the other hand, it might have been the prompting of the Holy Spirit or spiritual discernment.)
In any case, I smiled back and thought he must be a Christian with a smile like that. I then asked if he was a Christian to which he replied, “I’m not sure, … I was raised in the Christian church.” I felt moved to say, “Well then, you must be a backslider.” The young man’s smile got bigger – but with a twinge of uncertainty. Then he replied, “Yes you’re right.” “Well then, you’d better repent because Jesus is coming back soon to take the believers away.” If Jesus is truly coming back in the clouds to take away believers – then backsliders, closet Christians, fence sitters and the apathetic had better repent and get ready to meet their maker.
I walked away to do my leg exercises on the stationary bike; and after a while, I saw the young man pass by in front of me – walking out the door – with the look of serious contemplation on his face.
Lastly, I want all my readers to know that it was reported on the John Tesh radio show that some businesses are beginning to implant employees in the back of the hand (in the fleshy part between the thumb and forefinger) to make it so that they can be scanned to access their bank accounts.
At the same time the implements, the Cohen, and the red heifer are being readied for the third Temple. Also, war against Israel could break out in the Middle East any day.
Anyone who knows scripture knows what that means. For those who don’t know, it means that we are living in the end times and that the rapture could happen at any time.