The Big Picture

Before I can tell you about how this site is organized, and how you can make the best use of it, there is a very important truth you need to understand and embrace in your heart, soul, and mind. That is the story of the almighty, righteous, holy King of the universe and beyond, the creator of more than what we know, the sovereign ruler of all that exists: our God, and how He is dealing with the part of His creation which rebelled against Him. It is a dramatic story, full of intense emotions, tragedy, and the highest level of love, mercy, forgiveness, but also wrath, justice and judgement. We will keep it short, so please take the time to meditate on it and bring it to your heart.

The story of God and man

God is. among many other things, a Creator. He created the universe in which we live. That includes our world, us, and different spiritual beings, all of them already in picture in the first chapters of Genesis.

When He created us, both mankind and heavenly beings, we all received in the beginning one of the most precious gifts from our Creator, free will. Through it God limited His own might in order to respect what He had given us, allowing thus an alternative to His perfect ways. He would delight in our serving Him out of love and gratitude, and not because we have no choice, and expected us to reject evil and live with Him in love. Unfortunately, we chose to go our way and live life on earth without considering the will of our Creator and Lord, falling into the disgrace of selfishness and giving the control over to the fallen cherub, Satan, named in the Bible “the god of this world.”

Yes, angels had before us rebelled as well. Sentence had been already dictated, destitution of their glory had been already executed, but their final punishment is still to come. They are on death row. But in the meantime, those powers of fallen angels and demons operate on earth and in the heavenly places, opposing everything God wants to do before He takes back this part of His creation and places it again under His authority.

Because, praise God, He will take it back. All the misery, suffering, pain, fear and death will disappear, and He will place His King to rule this earth with justice and righteousness. That King, His anointed one, will be Jesus of Nazareth, also known as the Christ. He was sent by God, also known as the Father, about 2000 years ago. God the Father informed us of His coming since the beginning of our existence through prophets, history, revelation, and the law of Moses. The entire Old Testament talks about Him, the One through which everything created was created, the One who sustains all created things in existence.

When Jesus, the Son of God and Israel’s Messiah, came to earth, He proclaimed: “Repent! Because the Kingdom of God has come near!” He called that the Good News of the Kingdom, what we call in our days the gospel. The King came, and everyone of His followers expected earnestly that He would destroy their oppressors (the Romans at that time) and grant Israel independence and power. He didn’t. The real oppressor of Israel, and of the entire world, is not Satan, nor any government. The real oppressor is us. We love sin more than we love God, we love ourselves more than we love Him, and run towards Satan’s dominion through our sinful lifestyles. We have joined the gang of a condemned criminal, and we commit the same crimes he committed, deserving the same punishment he will receive.

God the Father, in His great mercy, decided to give us a chance and not destroy us. He loved us, and in order to be able to righteously forgive us, He needed to place the punishment for our crimes on someone strong enough and holy enough to carry all sins upon His conscience and pay for them with perfect blood, uncontaminated by sin. That could only be God the Son. He renounce to His glory as part of the Godhead, became like one of us, lived among us, taught us the way back to the Father, and gave His life as a sacrifice to pay for all our sins. Then He sent us to proclaim His victory and future return to all nations, and to call people to return to the Kingdom of God and walk out of the darkness of this world.

He also said He had to leave and go back to the Father. The Holy Spirit, operating in and through the Father and the Son, would be poured out on everyone who believes and remains faithful to Jesus. He would remind us of all Jesus taught, and guide us to the fullness of the truth, sealing our souls as a guarantee of our future salvation, and equipping us with supernatural power to fulfill the task given to us. He would communicate to us all that the Father and the Son have to say, and without Him, there’s nothing we can do.

So the King has been here, has started the biggest movement of priests and ambassadors – His church – and will come back to reign and rule the world from Israel. We have been sent then to proclaim this news, bring people through a spiritual new birth into His Kingdom, teach them His ways, equip them, and send them to rescue the rest of those who are still in boundaries. That is you and me, the sent ones, disciples and apostles of the King Jesus, who will soon return to destroy His enemies and establish His Kingdom, which will in due time be given back to the Father again.

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