Good morning and good evening (for the places where it’s already late). Special greetings to all the youth in Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, and any other country gathered in today’s youth meeting: “Youth Active in the Work of Christ.” And also special greetings to Missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin and Reverend Francisco Munoz there in Venezuela, and to the other ministers who are gathered over there on this occasion, and those who are in other countries beginning the year with goals and plans to work every day more united with your parents, ministers and congregations in the missionary and evangelistic work.
You may also visit the site: www.jovenesdefe.com.
During the year 2014, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace focused on blood drive campaigns with the support of the activists in different countries, bringing hope, happiness and peace to thousands of families which benefited from this donation. For the year 2015, we will be developing an educational program to create an awareness of solidarity in people of different ages, so that in addition to seeing blood donation as a social responsibility, they are able to understand that it is an act of love and generosity, through which, as human beings, we can give others the greatest gift: life.
Next, I would like to show you a video that summarizes the work done through the blood donation campaigns, during the blood drives carried out in 2014. Let’s go ahead with the video.
Congratulations to everyone who has participated in these blood donation marathons and other work of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace.
On this occasion, we read in Galatians chapter 3, verses 6 to 9, and verses… also chapter 3, verses 13 to 16. And it says:
“Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.”
And we continue on to verse 13:
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”
And Saint Matthew chapter 3, verse 9:
“And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.”
That is what John the Baptist said on that occasion.
May God bless our souls and speak to us through His Word, blessing us and thus opening our hearts and our understanding in order to comprehend.
“SON OF ABRAHAM.”
The Lord Jesus Christ has four titles of “Son”. This pertains to the Prince Messiah, these four titles of “Son”: Son of Abraham (this is the first one we will discuss), and the rest are: Son of David, Son of Man, and Son of God.
Through each one of these titles… in the manifestation of the Prince Messiah, there is an inheritance in each one of these titles.
As “Son of David”, He is the heir to the Throne and Kingdom of David, which we will speak about on another occasion, under the subject: “The Son of David.” As “Son of Man”, there is an inheritance that belongs to Him. It is the inheritance that Adam and Eve lost when they sinned in the Garden of Eden, in other words, the inheritance of the planet Earth. As “Son of God”, the inheritance is the Heavens and the Earth, the whole Creation. And as “Son of Abraham”, the inheritance is the land of Canaan with everything it contains, and with everything it will contain in the future.
God gave Abraham the promise about the Land, and He said to him in Genesis chapter 15, verse 7... verses 5 and on, it says… we can even read a little before that, because this Scripture is very, very interesting. Genesis chapter 15, verse 1 and on says:
“After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?” (And Abraham there, notice what he had to do by to Divine Order.)
“And he (God) said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.”
That is how a covenant was made: each piece of the animal laid against the other, and then, those making the covenant would stand in the middle.
“And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”
This is God’s promise in that Covenant, regarding the inheritance He will give Abraham and his seed. He will give Abraham’s seed the entire land mentioned here. That is the inheritance given to Abraham and his seed, and the Son of Abraham will receive the reclamation He will make at the end time, in which the Kingdom of the Messiah will be established. Therefore, as the Son of Abraham, the Messiah receives the inheritance to share it with Israel (with both the earthly Israel as well as the spiritual Israel).
The spiritual Israel consists of all the believers in Christ, those who are of the faith of Abraham. They have the same God of Abraham, they are believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; therefore they will also be there enjoying that inheritance that was offered to Abraham and his seed. That inheritance will be reclaimed at the Last Day, and the Kingdom of the Messiah will be established there.
The Messiah as the Son of Abraham inherits that territory for Him, the Hebrew people, and the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Because the believers in Christ are sons and daughters of Abraham, because they are of the faith of Abraham, because they are of the faith of Christ our Savior. The land of Canaan is the inheritance.
Each title of “Son” has an inheritance. And the inheritance of those titles will be reclaimed at the appointed time.
In the days of Abraham, and in the days of Moses and Joshua, God said that the land they tread… every place that the soles of their feet would tread would be theirs; that is why you find that Abraham and the seed of Abraham often walked throughout that entire territory.
Even among the believers in Christ, some also have the habit that when they want to buy a land or a house—since we must first see what we are going to buy—they set foot on the land first, believing that everything the soles of their feet tread will be theirs; and through faith, they obtain many things that seemed impossible.
Look at another promise there is: Romans chapter 4… chapter 4, verses 12 and 13... Romans chapter 4, verse 13 says:
“For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.”
Here it tells us that he would be heir to what? The world. And we are not going to explain this, because it pertains to the subject: “Son of Man”. Let us make use of all these following Sundays, whether I am in Puerto Rico or not, to continue with this study of these four titles of “Son” that pertain to the Messiah, such as “Son of Abraham”. And remember that those who are of the faith in Christ, have Abraham’s faith; and therefore, Saint Paul says they are also children of Abraham. They are the ones of whom John the Baptist said that God is able to raise up of these stones children unto Abraham: all those people who were being baptized, who were sinners, but believed God’s message and received the forerunner of the first coming of the Messiah.
Throughout the history of the Church of Christianity, we have seen how that prophetic Word of John the Baptist is being fulfilled: God raising children of Abraham, even out of Gentile people and nations, who have been entering into the Kingdom of God throughout the history of Christianity, of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
There should not be jealousy between Jews and Christians, because in the Divine Inheritance, each one has the part that belongs to them. They will both be complementing each other in the Kingdom of the Messiah in the Land of Israel.
“THE SON OF ABRAHAM.” That is the Prince Messiah as Son of Abraham, the seed of Abraham, who is promised to take the inheritance to govern over Israel and over all the people who will be living in the Kingdom of the Messiah. This is the Messiah as the Son of Abraham.
It is important for every person to know that the believers in Christ are also children of Abraham through faith, they are of the faith of Abraham, and therefore, they are children of Abraham. And not only that, the Scripture also says that they are children of God, meaning descendants of God, through their faith in Christ.
Galatians 3:9 says:
“So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.”
And that same chapter (chapter 3), verse 7 says:
“Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.”
If someone has not yet received Christ as his Savior you may do so at this time, and we will be praying for you so that Christ receives you in His Kingdom, forgives you and baptizes you with the Holy Spirit and fire and produces in you the new birth after you are baptized in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, you may come to the front and we will be praying for you.
Those in other nations may also come to the Feet of Christ: children, youth, adults and the elderly who have not received Christ yet may do so, in order for Christ to place them in His Kingdom, and therefore, in His inheritance; to become heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ our Lord, as Saint Paul says in Romans chapter 8 verse 14 and on. Because everything Christ the Messiah is heir to, everyone of the faith of Christ are also joint-heirs to it, with Christ, because they are also children of Abraham.
Let us stand up to pray for the people in different countries who are coming to the Feet of Christ on this occasion, and then we will continue with the Bible Study of the four names of “Son” that the Prince Messiah has (to be used in the different stages relevant to them). We will be developing these subjects on Sunday, every Sunday, until we complete the four titles of “Son” of the Messiah.
Let us pray for the people in different countries who have come to the Feet of Christ on this occasion:
With our heads bowed and our eyes closed:
Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ with all these people who are receiving Christ as Savior in different countries. Lord, Heavenly Father, receive them in Your Kingdom and bless them greatly. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray.
Now repeat after me this prayer that we will make for those who have come to the feet of Christ on this occasion:
Lord Jesus Christ, I heard the preaching of Your Gospel, and Your faith was born in my soul, in my heart. I believe in You with all my soul. I believe in Your first coming, and I believe in Your Name as the only Name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. And I believe in Your death on Calvary’s Cross as the atoning Sacrifice for our sins.
I acknowledge that I am a sinner and that I need a Savior, a Redeemer. I give public testimony of my faith in You, and of Your faith in me, and I receive You as my only and sufficient Savior.
I pray that You forgive my sins, and may You cleanse me from all sin with Your Blood, and baptize me with the Holy Spirit and fire after I am baptized in water in Your Name, and produce in me the new birth.
I want to be born again, I want to be born in Your Kingdom; I want to live eternally with You in Your Kingdom.
Lord, make the salvation You purchased for me on Calvary’s cross a reality in my life. I pray You in Your glorious and eternal Name, Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
And now, those who have received Christ as Savior in different nations at this time may ask: “When can you baptize me?”
Since you have believed in Christ with all your heart and you have received Him wholeheartedly, you indeed may be baptized; and may Christ baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire and produce in you the new birth.
Water baptism does not take away sins; it is the Blood of Christ that cleanses us from all sin. But water baptism is a commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ, and even He Himself was baptized by John the Baptist to fulfill all righteousness. And if Christ needed to be baptized, our need is much greater.
Water baptism is typological. In water baptism we identify with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. That is why when a person receives Christ as his Savior, he dies to the world; when he is immersed in the baptismal waters, he is typologically being buried; and when he is raised from the baptismal waters, he is resurrecting unto a new life: eternal Life with Christ in His eternal Kingdom. That is how simple the symbolism of water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ is.
Therefore, those who have come to the Feet of Christ on this occasion can be baptized, and may Christ baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire and produce the new birth in you. And we will continue seeing each other eternally in the Kingdom of Christ our Savior.
Continue having a happy evening, and I leave Reverend Jose Benjamin Perez with you, and in each nation I leave each minister to inform the people who have received Christ as Savior at this time what they must do to be baptized in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Continue having an evening filled with the blessings of Christ our Savior, and we will see each other here next Sunday, God willing, to continue with this Bible study series about the Messiah’s four names of “Son”.
May God continue blessing you all, and continue having a happy evening filled with the blessings of Christ our Savior.
JESUS’ FOUR TITLES OF “SON”: SON OF ABRAHAM
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