Remember so you don’t forget

Of the many infallible proofs testifying to scripture as well as the person, worth, and work of Christ, there are eyewitness accounts to certain things that are well, kind of hard to ignore.

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If a man was a known liar, his ‘memory’ and version of things would be rightfully suspect, but scripture presents a man as he is, warts and all, hiding nothing. In addition to those scars being proved in the furnace of affliction,  there are daily opportunities that prove our character.  Scripture points us to the benefit of remembering.

Wisdom has so few children, but wise men are not known for their lies. Misunderstandings maybe, but when Peter said ‘I will never deny you Lord,’ he simply did not know his own heart. He was quick to speak without thinking as he forgot… and did not speak with the intention to deceive, which is the father of lies.

But the cock that crowed…………that was enough. He remembered.……….and went out and wept bitterly at the tender word of the Lord which told him he would fall…………..but that he would recover and strengthen the brethren. God’s grace and mercy is revealed in our grand moments of lowliness.

And what a changed man he was when he charged his audience:

‘But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.’

Barabbas got the nod through popular vote,  and the world chose the wrong ‘son of the father.’ Oh how things do not change through time. However, some things do change, and that is the depth of faith in a heart saturated with the truth of God which grows like a tree with roots near the water.

Some years later, the experienced apostle would recall and write as a man of faith and power through inspiration, telling they of like precious faith of the person of the eternal Christ and the temporal life of man. He wrote with roots watered in truth:

‘Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,

but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.’

He of course accounted the transfiguration of the Lord, with James and John, citing Elias and Moses who spoke of the Lord’s decease at Jerusalem. You see, God is not the God of the dead, but of the living, and the God of Adam is the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Peter, James, John, and believers today;  for He is ever the same. His eyewitness account is good by me, for scripture testifies to the words of a good man. We remember that the wisdom from above is first pure, and the raising of Jairus daughter from the dead, and Lazarus, give perfect reason to have no doubt as to the Lord’s words: ‘I will rise again on the third day.’ The word of the apostles is very good, and the word of God Himself is immutable. He appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, and Peter speaks matter of factly, that he and his friends were eyewitnesses of His majesty. Peter was a good man, obviously not a liar, and his epistles are solid accounts of God’s pure word.  Listen to the spirit of God once more through the apostle who was known as a son of thunder:

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

We remember so we do not forget. God’s word meets and exceeds our every need,  as sure as God is true. And oh, there is always this: ‘Do this in remembrance of me.’

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33 Responses to Remember so you don’t forget

  1. Melissa says:

    Beautiful and needed

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  2. Tricia says:

    Jesus’s absolute faith in Peter to grow in to the man Jesus sees in him always touches and encourages me. Peter to me seemed like maybe he was a bit of an impulsive screw up but God chose him anyway to carry out the most important mission that world has seen. God chooses the ordinary to do the most extraordinary things, thx for the lovely reminder of that.

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  3. “as sure as God be true”. . .and as sure as He IS true—so good to hear, to read, to be reminded and to be mindful that He is TRUE—true indeed–for the beginning and to the end of time—amen

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I was riding my motorcycle late at night a few days ago, and looked up quickly, and yep, there it was: the same pattern of stars I saw as a youngster. I remembered the Creator….

      Gee though, one would think they would ‘bump’ into one another without the Divine….

      God’s reliable hands can be seen everywhere, and His word assures us. Tkx jewels.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Gee though, one would think they would ‘bump’ into one another without the Divine….” – I don’t suppose that the fact that they are millions of light years apart, would have anything to do with that —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Thank you for confirming the fact that ‘time’ has no bearing in God upholding all things through the word of His power. His design is perpetual, and His handiwork is still appreciated in spite of the caustic theories of man that try to dismiss Him.

          Tkx again.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          As usual, that makes no sense. You try to write in a lofty, poetical tone, and sadly fail miserably at anything poetic OR comprehensible.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          It makes perfect sense to people who recognize One greater than themselves.

          But others would ask: why you ‘torture’ yourself reading the incomprehensible and the colorless work here………………..

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          We all have our crosses to bear —

          (CS sez: just an observation without prolonging your notions. Scripture in the hands of unbelievers is rather unbecoming, and is as ‘some’ have suggested, purely ‘scripture flinging.’ They who make false charges are usually guilty of the very thing.

          Kinda reminds me of a brook trout sitting in a tree in a robin’s nest………….)

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          There’s nothing false about the anonymity of the gospel authors – I could cite experts, but you wouldn’t print them, as usual.

          As for the brook trout in the robin’s nest – do you see that a lot in your little wonderland? Maybe a dormouse or two? You and I/B make a great pair.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          @archx

          Yes, a fish in a nest is unbecoming. That’s the point.

          Your experts? Ha, the scrapyards of history are filled with the petty arguments of ‘Hath God said?’

          Since the post regards remembering, here you go:

          https://thenakedtruth2.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/higher-education/

          As to your last line, tkx for the honorable mention.

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      • Citizen Tom says:

        Bump into each other? I suppose that happens in the interior parts of galaxies. I have seen pictures of two galaxies intersecting each other (would not want to be in that neighborhood). However, in the far-flung edges of the Milky Way all we have to worry about are stray asteroid showers, and with my luck one is about due.
        😉

        Another reason to pray and to thank God.

        In this remarkable universe, it is a wonder such a dinky and helpless creature as a man can survive. Yet here we are prospering on this unusual little world in a universe that is mostly empty space filled with glittering infernos.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          No fender benders in the heavens, that’s for sure without God’s approval, eh CT?

          After all, He upholds ALL things, by the word of his power.

          And yes, dinky, scripture addresses that perfectly: ‘What is man that thou art mindful of Him……………………..’ but surviving, and prospering! Nice and tkx.

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  4. Wally Fry says:

    Good stuff brother. We do need to remember. But even among “believers” it seems we are forgetting. Some who claim to be from among us doubt the eyewitnesses more than anybody. The ignorant, bronze age cave dweller band wagon is gaining passengers.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yea Wally, but let’s not forget God has the perfect memory, and as far as the worthiness of the Lamb of God……………’He will remember their sins no more.’ THAT is some serious forgetting. Something worth remembering 😉

      As to your passenger list, eh, no biggie, God is not amused, and men can dance till their toes fall off in hopeless derision; will not change one word of scripture, nor should it frustrate us. But I will say, many are rethinking their no-God position based on the solid and spiritual reasonings by many of the brethren (and sistern) 😉

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Dance till their toes fall off that’s just classic! Thanks for the encouraging word

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        I couldn’t help noticing, CS, that I was the first to comment on this blog entry, yet my comment appears nowhere. Just can’t help yourself when it comes to suppressing the truth, can you? (EDIT: copy HERE posted again of the first of three comments gonesville)

        CS sez: Please oh please cut and paste and deliver to one of your friends house, so they can be the recipient of junk mail. First comment eh? Yep, and totally unrelated to the gist of the topic. Sorry arch, I will not cater to your whims, where I have proved in a few hundred posts that God’s word is good. You have no case here, and I will not host every juvenile trap of yours that attempts to debase this site and the wonderful people who visit, read, and comment.

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  5. Ahh, well done Colorstorm. I love how you keep reminding us that we have eyewitness testimony, the words of some good men. What is more reliable then the word of a good man?? We forget that sometimes in these jaded times we live in, but a man’s word really does mean everything. In today’s world we tend to demand half a dozen links and a few peer reviewed science papers, but I can tell you an expert’s testimony can be bought for a few hundred dollars, but a man’s word has no price.

    Peter is not lying to deceive at all, he simply does not know his own heart. That too has happened to me a few times, in much gentler ways. You are so right…and then you remember. God knows things about us, we don’t even know ourselves 😉

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      Ahh, well done Colorstorm. I love how you keep reminding us that we have eyewitness testimony, the words of some good men.” – The problem is, I/B, that we have no such eyewitnesses – the Gospels were written anonymously 4 to 6 decades after the fact, if indeed it was a fact.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Hope you enjoy your comment here archx1, but trying to stop Boeing 747’s with a catchers mitt never ends well. And please take these tired old excuses and tales elsewhere.

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      • Citizen Tom says:

        @archaeopteryx1

        The history of the early church is a history of lifelong persecution. That persecution lasted over three hundred years. In fact, it never truly ended. So it is that today there are Christians dying for the faith in countries scattered around the globe.

        There is not much profit in preaching the Word of God. Oh, there are Christian preachers who tell folks what they want to hear, and they make money. Scratch itching ears is profitable, but the preacher who just preaches the whole Word of God…such may gain some fame, but their bank accounts never grow very large.

        So, if you are worried about witnesses, I don’t think you have much to worry about. The words those who died proclaiming the coming of our Savior should be sufficient. If not…..then nothing can be.

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  6. ColorStorm says:

    I like that for an epitaph (upon the stone): ‘his word was good.’ Hopefully it could be said of many men and women.

    A man’s word has no price. Top shelf observation there. Judas ‘word’ was sought for a price………..that didn’t end well for him. And our friend Peter was penniless at the time, but gave his word to a man who could not walk, and the power of that word was in the name of the living God, and it did end well.

    Back atcha ib22 in the tkx dept. 😉

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  8. Planting Potatoes says:

    I wanted to make sure I did not forget to stop in for some good word at your place! God bless you for keeping the faith!

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