Iron-fisted Control; Velvet-glove Influence
In all the busy-ness of humanity, the greatest and truest expressions of life are those things brought to life "not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit says the LORD of hosts."  That's why Jesus of Nazareth is a perpetually significant historical figure.  Jesus appeared as an ordinary man with the spiritual know-how and authority to do His work as the Christ of God.  Jesus says things and does things that turn old-world precepts upside-down.

In this old world of certain death, Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated eternal life.  In this old world of disease and pain, Jesus of Nazareth healed people with a word or a touch.  In this old world of gnawing hunger and deprivation, Jesus of Nazareth provided food for thousands.  Father-God's Christ-Spirit makes the works of Jesus manifest in this very hour.

Anyone who is not dead-on-their-feet knows that no one can have "complete control" of anything in this world.  Despots and tyrants spin lies of fear and temporal glory.  Guile and brute military force are the tools of their control.  But soon enough even the greatest empire dissolves into the dust.  No system or invention of man's ingenuity will ever last for long.  Why?  Because there are too many little contingencies that remain (forever) beyond any mortal man's control.

Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated perfect control over all the elements and events of life on planet Earth.  Whatever there might be of law-and-order in this old world to-day came from the top, down; not from the bottom, up.  Worldly historians, anthropologists, and philosophers offer their speculations of natural evolution.  They paint a muddy, confusing picture of stupid creatures that somehow devise systems of order that, for success, must depend utterly upon intangible, structural components:  Freedom, Justice, Honor, Truth, Loyalty, Virtue, Honesty, Love, and the always popular "pursuit of happiness."

These intangible structural components are integral to the good order of life in this old world.  Anyone who truly believes these important intangible things are evolved from wriggling slime over "billions and billions" of years in time is either an evil rebel at heart, woefully ignorant, or just plain stupid.  As the poet-king, David once observed, "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.'"

God, in His mercy, continues to shield planet Earth and all of its inhabitants from the chaos of evil which presently infects the whole earth-universe.  Jesus of Nazareth spoke of a time when, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken."

These are not mythical sayings from the lips of a crazed mystic.  These are the factual reports of events-to-come given to the people of Earth by the One-and-Only-One who commands precise knowledge and control over their eventual coming.

People who insist on abusing their privileges of God-given Freedom in holding to other versions of "the truth" may fancy themselves to be in control of their present situation.  Their fanciful notions won't last long.  Complete control of anything necessarily demands complete control of everything; every bit of material and every particle of energy now composing planet Earth and its universe, including all life-forms contained therein.  

The incarnate Christ of God, Jesus of Nazareth is the Big Boss Man.  He understands the deepest intricacies of all the galaxies in this universe.  Father-God has invested His Christ with authority and power to settle every issue.     Inferior claimants to the authority and power of God's Christ would be well-advised to quit their specious claims, forthwith.


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This page was created on February 21st 2002.
Edited February 22nd 2002.