Sunday, March 26, 2023

Cristianismo de Corazon

28 Porque no es judío el que lo es exteriormente, ni la circuncisión es la externa, en la carne; 29 sino que es judío el que lo es interiormente, y la circuncisión es la del corazón, por el Espíritu, no por la letra; la alabanza del cual no procede de los hombres, sino de Dios (Romanos 2:28-29 LBLA)

En nuestro tiempo, la mayoría de reuniones cristianas son reglamentarias. El Pentecostés antiguo escasamente se siente en muchas de nuestras reuniones y asambleas santas. No se le está dando lugar al Espíritu Santo que se manifieste, Él no es el Factor decisivo. Horarios y proyectos son establecidos, y cuidado si nos extendemos de ese itinerario, ya que muchas personas, incluyendo los ministros, tienen planeado su día y se debe seguir el curso del programa ¡que pobreza espiritual!

Muchas congregaciones se han olvidado que Cristo es la Cabeza de la Iglesia y se han querido adueñar de Ella. Sus reuniones y asambleas se han vuelto rutinas y programas, no dando oportunidad al Espíritu Santo que sean quien tome total control; las reuniones son programadas y controladas por el protocolo y leyes humana. Este tipo de cristiandad crea cristianos de formalismo; religiosos de agenda y organización; creyentes legalistas que se enfocan en las obras, ritos y ceremonias. Estos atienden las cenas del Señor y la mayoría de actividades eclesiásticas pero su circuncisión es física, no del corazón. La apariencia es de suma importancia para los Ministerios de forma, se deleitan ser reconocidos y enaltecidos por la membresía y las cosas materiales que poseen. Tienen la forma de santidad, pero no tienen el Poder. Lamentablemente, estos ministerios atraen cristianos de confesión los cuales todavía no se han convertido.

Contrario al cristiano de forma, está el cristiano de corazón. Aquel de circuncisión interna, porque el fiel seguidor no es el de la circuncisión física.

El Cristianismo de Corazón lleva frutos de arrepentimiento y transformación genuina. Los frutos del Espíritu son visibles en su vida y dan testimonios fidedignos. El amor es la naturaleza motivadora del Cristianismo de Corazón, “porque de tal manera amo Dios al mundo…” mientras que los holocaustos, oblaciones, y tales sacrificios son indicativos del Cristianismo de Formalismo. Todavía algunas religiones hacen tales sacrificios para complacer a su deidad/dios.

El Cristianismo de Corazón es piadoso, humilde, sacrificial, amable, perdona y cuida al débil en la fe. El de Formalismo juzga, acusa, culpa y expulsa al que falla en la fe. Para estos, los requisitos y protocolos son mas importante que el amor y la persona; cumplir requisitos vale más que levantar al caído.

El Cristianismo de Corazón es de poder por el Espíritu Santo. La circuncisión del Corazón es la verdadera religión. Cuidémonos y aprendamos a discernir donde estamos y cómo andamos. Es de suma importancia, diría de vida o muerte, evaluarnos y examinarnos a ver si estamos caminando en la Senda Antigua. Muchas de las congregaciones de hoy día, han vendido la Verdad por los aplausos, reconocimientos y deleites de este mundo – evalúa donde te congregas y mídelos por La Palabra.  

 Dios te bendiga.


Sunday, March 12, 2023

Salvation belongs to God BUT Repentance is on Us

1 Peter 1:3-5

Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)! By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

[Born anew] into an inheritance which is beyond the reach of change and decay [imperishable], unsullied and unfading, reserved in heaven for you,

Who are being guarded (garrisoned) by God’s power through [your] faith [till you fully inherit that final] salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time.”

What is asking God of you oh Israel! to just believe, obey and follow Him. What else could He have provided you? Did He leave you abandoned in the wilderness/dessert? No. He took you to the Land he promised your Ancestors; He has been faithful to you despite your unfaithfulness.

God has given everything to His People, including His Most Precious Treasure, Jesus, The Messiah, His Only Begotten Son! He only asked for sole worship and acknowledgement of Him as their Savior, who brought them out of Egypt. Nowadays, Jesus is asking the Church, His church, to follow and obey Him by going to preach His Gospel to ALL Nations; to the ends of the earth! Unfortunately, the same disobedience and disrespect God’s People (Israel) showed to Him in ancient times, the Church is showing towards Jesus Christ, His Builder and Savior. As Israel, the Church must repent and return to Jesus Christ. The Church is engaging in the same attitudes and conducts Israel did: idols idolatry, compromising with the World; accepting the World as is, and lastly but not least, participating in the things of the World. The Church has lost His Builder’s Vision and Command.

The Church is called to be the Essence and Aroma of Christ; the Light of the World, the Salt that preserves and give flavor to the World, unfortunately, she has lost its way in the world, acting like It. Praise be to our Father that He is Merciful and continues to give us opportunities to repent, however, let us not take His mercy for granted (Hebrew 2:3).

The Father provided Salvation through His Son Jesus Christ, but repentance is a personal act and decision. When the message of the Gospel is preached to us and we respond positively to it, the Holy Spirit opens our hearts to understand what it means. The revelation of Salvation is imminent for obedience, determination and dedication to the spreading of this life changing Gospel given to humanity. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 says: 17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” Therefore, let us not boast ourselves thinking that we can be saved on our own. Our Heavenly Father provided a Way, Jesus Christ, to reconcile man with Him.

“Christians often talk about salvation, but do we really understand what it requires? Too many of us think that being saved is our own responsibility, but it’s really the work of God. He causes us to be born again.” Humanity cannot receive Salvation through work; we cannot make ourselves righteous. The Only Righteous One is Jesus Christ, and when we accept His Gospel, the Father sees us righteous in Him; it is not our work! Humanity became corrupted through Adam, but Jesus’s Blood on the Cross broke the curse of death on us set us free. “The good works and righteous acts can never earn God’s forgiveness and favor.” Church of Christ, stop thinking that because of your good deeds You are saved. Repent and return to Christianity of the Heart and flee from Christianity of Formalism. There are no more rituals or confessions to men. You can now come to the Father without priests or any intermediator. Jesus Christ opened the door for us to enter freely to the Holy Place! Alleluia…Amen.


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