Memorial Day 2018
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Happy 2018 Memorial Day to those soldiers that astonish Jesus.
Here is one soldier Jesus remembers well.
A soldier God memorialized in His Bible for us too to be astonished about. May the obedient faithful remember this solder.
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.
“Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.”
Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.”
The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this, Jesus was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 8:5-12)
[ Bonus Wisdom ]
Jesus honors all fallen soldiers in His army.
The soldier, a Roman Centurion, never did, as far as we know, get to have Jesus visit his house. However, we can be sure that the soldier died to himself in true faith and is now in Jesus’ house.
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (John 12:24-25)
This above is the only saving faith in Jesus ~ anything else is just Cultural Christianity. [*]
[*] Cultural Christianity is a political opinion expressed in religious terms. Cultural Christianity is conservative concepts applied as tenants in one’s life. Cultural Christianity is a form of religion that simply believes Jesus died to maintain one’s county, lifestyle and culture. Cross-carrying Christians hate their own will, denying self while picking up a cross in order to follow Jesus. They are the only honest Christians.
The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (John 12:25)
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM