Jesus or Jesus
There is an interesting theme that oft comes through from some of the more famous authors and it goes something like this, well about AD 30 in Israel, there arose a “Tele Evangelist” and gathered quite a following, and declared himself to be “The Messiah” and he had a group of dedicated disciples, and quite a good following. Also at this same time, there was another Preacher/Healer in the same areas, that moved often in the Capernaum, Galilee area with his twelve disciples, and a group of supporters, and many claimed him to be the real “Messiah,” instead, and even John the Baptist had announced him to be “The Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the World.”
Well around 31 AD, things fomented politically and in Religious circles, and both were arrested at about the same time, one was captured along with two of his avid supporters, but the other was arrested that night in a garden, and in the confusion, all his followers just melted into the darkness and disappeared. Well the trio were charged in a Roman Tribunal, and were sentenced to death for “Insurrection,” and a cross was theirs, and that very next day on Friday was the punishment to be executed. But then in the wee early morning hours, the other prisoner was quickly rushed in, a very quick trial, the charges were laid that he claimed God as his Father, along with many other charges, most of which could never be proven. Matthew 27:19-23 “When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, what shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? [They] all say unto him, let him be crucified. And the governor said, why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.”
You see, the chief priests and elders, were asking a very simple thing of a corrupt politician, Jesus and his two close captains have already been condemned to death, but we also have another Jesus that we feel is much worse, so let us just swap Jesus for Jesus, no need to change any rulings, Justice is being served, and we both get what we want. Pilate was shrewd enough to see through their little ruse, so he played along, and asked the mob, do you want me to release to you Jesus or Jesus? Jesus called Barabbas or Jesus called Christ (the actual real Messiah), and so everybody had to choose between Jesus and Jesus, and to make up their own mind, and so it is today, which “Jesus” will you have to rule over you and for you to follow, there are many to choose from, many claims are still being made as to which is the right one, which has the right “Doctrines,” but few there are who get out their Bibles and check out the claims, counter claims and the evidence, for scripture clearly proves what is what and what is not, as it is claimed. One said that you can easily find my followers, as you can test and prove their true status, John 4:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Matthew 7:20 “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” They are “Bible Based” Bible True, and the evidences is in the way they, live, move and have their being, it is all as clearly written down in scripture.
This world is fast moving to yet another place where things are fomenting politically and in Religious circles, there is going to be pressed upon each of us a choice, Jesus or Jesus, and the reply to this question as to where your allegiance lies, has eternal consequences. Revelation 14:9-12 “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
There are many who have claimed, and who are still claiming to be Messiah, or even to have an inside direct access line, listen to me, just join our group, and I will make it happen as god and I are on the same page, as it were. Follow what I say, or even demand, and all will be well with you, if you fail to heed, and then we will imprison and then we will kill you, it is “a Life and Death” choice. It is simply sneakily slid under your nose, do you choses Life or Death? When the real thing is; life in this world usually means eternally dead, and death in this life normally means eternally living, it is so subtle and snake like, because Satan is going to be behind it, and pushing “His Jesus.” So who will rule over you, “Jesus or Jesus,” which one will you choose, remember, there is eternal consequences to your reply? So which one did you choose?