Gerry Gutierrez' Update
A former Communist urges all to Remember God as creator and redeemer.
“Remember who made and re-made you.”
Once upon a time on the First day of the week, very early in the morning, the women went seeking for Jesus at the Tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.
In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”
Then they Remembered His words. This is how the “New creation started in the Resurrection of Jesus.” Notice that this announcement is made to women who are seeking to serve Jesus.
God the Father sent two of his trusted Missionary Angels with a message to Remember.
“Do not look for the living among the dead.”
What are we to Remember?
“The clear answer to this question is to remember the words of Jesus.”
“NOT TOO FAST!”
Why are we to Remember the Words of Jesus? The women must have though. Jesus is not where they saw him last. He is not there. We can see that He is not there. We are not blind. We saw him die and we are also eye-witnesses of how a soldier made sure he was dead by spearing his chest deep into His heart and bleeding to death and overkilled.
This was the mental transactions of the women at the Tomb.
“Yes! We Remember, now that you mentioned, Jesus said in Galilee” that “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”
Yes! We sure Remember that, but He is not here!
Somehow Remembering is not enough because He is not here. But Remembering the word of Jesus leads to believing Jesus and that is saving Faith. Taking Jesus at His word in a childlike manner is the definition of Faith.
Why should I believe Jesus’ words about himself as his own witness testifying on His own behalf? Is that not called a conflict of interest?
The reason to believe in Jesus apart from the two angels and the Holy Spirit is that they all point to the greatest testimony of the only witness of the universe that counts. Who is that? God the father! It is He who spoke in the beginning, “Let us make man into our own image.” And it is he in our new beginning that starts again in the Resurrection the one sending a message for us toRemember the words of Jesus.
What is there to remember apart of what Jesus said and we already remember now? To Remember without obedience is not to Remember. Beautifully enough, it is God the Father who is pleading with us to Remember and to believe in Jesus when He came down from Heaven in the Mountain of Transfiguration reducing himself to a witness of His Son Jesus when He said:
“This is my Son, whom I love, in Him I am well pleased”
Listen to Him!
It is because God the Father who witnessed and endorsed Jesus that we must “Remember” the words of Jesus. Let us Remember to listen to Jesus! That was the message of the angels at the Resurrection Day who in representation of God the Father were pointing out our minds and hearts to Jesus.
To listen to Jesus is to take Him at His word, which is the definition of saving Faith. “The works of God is to believe in him whom he has sent”.
Our failure to Remember to listen Jesus, as God, is the root of all frights, fears, unrest and ultimate condemnation.
If you Remembered to listen to Jesus; then you have come to the point to believe in the invisible, Spiritual, Eternal God, the Holy Spirit and the angels of Heaven.
If you trust the Father and the Son with the help of the Holy Spirit, there will be no need for the eyes to see evidences or for the finger to touch the wound of the nails in His hands or to place your hand on his pierced side.
Remember that it is God the Father who willed to create men into His own image. It was Him who so loved the world that He sent His one and only Son to seek and save, that which was lost. It is He who wants us to Remember to listen to Jesus. It is He who is re-conforming us into His own Image!.
Remember the last words of Jesus in the great commission when he said, “Teach them to obey everything I commanded you”. That is teaching them to Remember me.
Georgia, January 04, 2018
PS. Use as an Illustration the Elephant who remembered the previous visit to a town where a young man hit him on the rear end with a two by four and make him jump two yards.