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HE’s Been There!

I was just reading Matthew Chapter 1 over again for the umteenth time now as I am still reading my 10 chapters of the bible a day, every day.

Ever notice in the genealogy of Matthew that Jesus displays the bad apples of His family tree?  Rahab was a Jericho harlot, Grandpa Jacob was a sly deciever, and David was inconsistent and erratic to say the least.  One minute David wrote Psalms and the next He was seducing his Captains wife!  Yet, Jesus did not erase his name from his ancestry! 

I think He did it to show us HE’S BEEN THERE!  Most families do not talk about or even want known the “bad apples” in their family tree.  They do not talk about the Grandfather who beat his wife, or the cousin who went to prison, or the father who was a drunk.

My own family has bruised fruit.  My father was a drunk and a wife beater, my brother committed suicide, another brother was a drug addict.  To all this, today Jesus is whispering to me, ‘I’ve been there’.

He had to enter into every detail of human life so that when HE came before God as High Priest to get rid of the peoples sins, he would have already experienced it all himself and would be able to help where help was needed. The bible clearly backs this up in Hebrews when it says “Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.  For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. ” Hebrews 2:17,18

I praise HIS Holy Name for when Wendy had her heart attack, HE whispered to me “I’ve been there”.  I did not hear it at the time, but I am hearing it loud and clear now. And because He understands and because HE has “been there” HE gave me the chance to change my history, to wipe the slate clean and to rewrite a new chapter in my life, so that years from now, when future people with my last name look back at their ancestry, they will come to my name and see it all changed with me.  I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior and the rest will be HISTORY!

Thank You Jesus because “You’ve Been There”

5 thoughts on “HE’s Been There!

  1. Dearest Bob & Wendy… oh my goodness dear friends, I had no idea whats been going on with you, because I was away so much and I’m SO sorry! I’ve been catching up again this week and just read all the posts about your heart attack Wendy ~ praise God for you and the man who loves you! My heart reaches out to you both as I join the many who have been lifting you up in prayer. May each of you always remember, “He saved you for HIS purpose!” And you are SO loved!

    Your last paragraph here really strikes a chord within me Bob, as it is my prayer as well for future generations that will look upon my family’s history. Thank you for such an inspirational article and for your willingness to share with the world!

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  2. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit He did not have Adams seed but had as you shared the limitations of the flesh but unlike every person who has ever lived He did not sin but He took our sin on him on the cross and so He was separated from God and made fully human as He was fully God and yet even in His despair understanding us as fallen humanity, He cried for God His Father to forgive us…and so God did for all those who will accept the free gift of Salvation

    God knows us from when we are conceived, in the flesh and before in His Spirit and by His foreknowledge of our heart’s repentance He chooses us to be conformed into the image of Jesus and prepares in advance the good works for us to do, then He equips and motivates us to do them. We are His vessels, in my case I’m a bit cracked but He is the Super Glue thank goodness. God tells us what we must do to be ready for Him to use us, we are to put to death our evil flesh nature by The Spirit…..

    2 Timothy 2:20-22 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

    Christian Love Anne.

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    1. Sorry Bob I didn’t include the first part of my message after I checked the spelling have cut andpasted it below…

      Hi Bob I don’t know my Ancestry having been adopted, I could have Royal blood, you may be sharing with earthly Royalty not just Spiritual Royalty but as I’m a humble person you don’t have to bow when you receive my comments just a nod of the head will do.

      Well at least think about it Bob!

      Kind regards Princess Anne .. there is no harm in thinking big!

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