Is that how the world would describe our insatiable compelling admiration for JESUS? Or are we one of those Christians the world loves because we are not FANATICS? Think about this, there was a man who began preaching in the desert (nobody around) and continued to preach. They some heard him and word traveled fast. Then all came to hear him, rich, politicians, generals of the army and sinners (really the word Sinner pretty well covers in all, Right?). And why was he baptizing, that was way before JESUS came? John’s innovative Baptism was really a form of “mikvah” which was a Jewish ritual immersion bath, it was representative of Spiritual Cleaning (A New Beginning). So John the Baptist added “REPENTANCE” TURN FROM YOUR SINS! He was preparing the way for the LORD, by preparing people’s hearts to receive HIM. Matthew 3:1-6, “…all the region…were going out to him…and were baptized…confessing their sins.” Preaching the WORD of GOD has POWER and only LOVE gives the renewed enthusiastic, compelling admiration and intimacy with JESUS! Does our love for JESUS and our desire for others to know him leave the world with the impression that we are a little BIZARRE, FANATIC OR “ONE SANDWICH LITE OF A PICNIC’?
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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