A Little About RIHG

Here at Resting in His Grace, authors Tracy (also known as Mike andPicture 065 mt), TC (hopeful writer), and cc ragamuffin offer a little southern hospitality served up with a pinch of old time rock and roll. No… seriously, we’re just posting thoughts about God’s Word and His Kingdom (along with some other stuff, like a pinch of old time rock and roll).   We love Jesus and His Church.  We worship and serve Him with Lighthouse Baptist shepherded by Pastor Joey Rountree (without a “d”).

Picture 027For TC and myself, our son Clint is now grown and gone, leaving us managing an eight hundred acre horse and cattle ranch all to our lonesome. Well, unless you want to count Pot Pie Possum, our other son. You’ll see him pop up at any time in a story and sometimes the story is (yes) all about him. He would have it no other way.

TC manages the Florida Horse Ranch, where we reside.  I amPicture 009 employed by an auto logistics company. CCRagamuffin has hands down won the coveted “Encourager of the Century Award,” and serves our community through the local education system.

We seek to honor our Savior with words. We have fun at times, and we really do get hung up on music from our past, but seriously,  it’s only rock and roll folks.

Prayerfully, we are on mission with our Savior to seek and find the lost; to share the glorious good news of Jesus Christ. Don’t forget to take a look at our mission pages and should you have a spare minute, the echoes and journals pages that recap some of our writer’s recent endeavors.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”  Ephesians 1:3

10-Reasons-You-Should-Be-a-Missionary*The blogs published here reflect my personal views and are not necessarily the official views of Lighthouse Baptist Church, The Florida Horse Ranch, or any other party mentioned.*

136 Responses to A Little About RIHG

  1. From this text we have the impression two Biblical figures are intertwined. At an other place there is written you are looking for a good relationship with God the Father. Is it than not best to recognise His sent one for whom he is and not making him a god where you bow for and whom you worship? Jesus is the son of God and not a god son.

    • mtsweat says:

      Thank you for taking the time to digest the gist of my meager efforts here friend… it means much to me. While I get where you are coming from, and admit that there are times when it seems Jesus refuses to adorn himself with the majesty of the Almighty, there are too many occasions where it is evident he assumes what is rightfully his.

      Take for instance, Thomas, and his declaration, “My Lord and my God!” The confusion is really perfectly understandable when we contrast that Jesus is both fully human and fully God. (what is up with that?) In our humanness, we cannot grasp that, but it is an obvious reality according to the Scriptures.

      Isaiah, speaking of Jesus, declares him both servant and son, while still deeming him Almighty God, and Father. We can either fight tooth and nail as though we are gods ourselves, or, we can simply admit that our God is beyond our frail comprehension… and most importantly, that He personally came and redeemed us from our sin and death.

      We could not get to Him, so He came to us. Blessings to you today.

      • Shalom,
        Thomas his declaration, “My Lord and my God!” does not bring any confusion like still today many would use a similar expression. You seem to miss out the little word “and” and coming to a wrong confusion that Jesus would be both fully human and fully God. You add: “In our humanness, we cannot grasp that, but it is an obvious reality according to the Scriptures” do you really think the God of Order and the God of Clarity would mislead us in so many ways and also saying things which are contradicted in other passages, like telling us that God is an eternal all-knowing God Who does not tell lies and who cannot be seen by man or they would fall death, cannot be tempted, cannot sin, man can do Him nothing so God does not have to fear man nor death.

        When we look at the Nazarene Jeshua we can see a man who was born (had a beginning) got seen by many who did not fall death, instead even came out of the dead. When this man, who had to learn everything (though God knows everything) started his public life and got baptised by his cousin god appeared and told it was His only begotten beloved son.

        “but when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,” (Galatians 4:4 ASV)

        “21 Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. 23 And Jesus himself, when he began [to teach], was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the [son] of Heli,” (Luke 3:21-23 ASV)

        Soon afterwards Jesus went into the desert and got tempted, something which can not happen to God. Jesus also warned the adversary of god (Satan) that nobody should try out God and should look to be worshipped of made higher than God placed him. And Jesus was lower than angels at first. Only later he was made higher. (Though God was, is and always shall be the Most High)
        “But we behold him who hath been made {1} a little lower than the angels, [even] Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for every [man]. {1) Or [for a little while lower]}” (Hebrews 2:9 ASV)

        “Since then the children are sharers in {1} flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same; that through death he {2} might bring to nought him that {3} had the power of death, that is, the devil; {1) Gr [blood and flesh]; Eph 6:12. 2) Or [may] 3) Or [hath]}” (Hebrews 2:14 ASV)

        “Wherefore it behooved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.” (Hebrews 2:17 ASV)

        “Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, {1} Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. {1) De 6:13}” (Matthew 4:10 ASV)

        “23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: {1} for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers. {1) Or [for such the Father also seeketh]} 24 {1} God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth. {1) Or [God is spirit]}” (John 4:23-24 ASV)

        Jesus prayed to his heavenly Father whom he worshipped as the only One God and told us also to worship only that True God of Abraham.

        Jesus very well knew that he was lower than God and that he could ndo nothing without God’s Power.

        “17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh even until now, and I work. 18 For this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only brake the sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner. 20 For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and greater works than these will he show him, that ye may marvel. 21 For as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth them life, even so the Son also giveth life to whom he will. 22 For neither doth the Father judge any man, but he hath given all judgment unto the Son; 23 that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father that sent him. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath eternal life, and cometh not into judgment, but hath passed out of death into life. 25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that {1} hear shall live. {1) Or [hearken]} 26 For as the Father hath life in himself, even so gave he to the Son also to have life in himself: 27 and he gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man.” (John 5:17-27 ASV)

        “27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. 28 Ye heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father: for the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe. 30 I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing {1} in me; {1) Or [in me. But that…I do, arise etc]} 31 but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.” (John 14:27-31 ASV)

        “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” (1 Corinthians 11:3 ASV)

        Jesus had all reason to be afraid and as such he even sweated blood and water at a certain moment and even dared to ask why God had abandoned him. (If Jesus is God he cannot leave himself, can he?)

        Jesus could sin but did not. So did he, according to you not totally tell the truth when he said he did not know when the end-times would come, or when he would come back or who would be seated next to him in the Kingdom of God, which he was to hand over to his heavenly Father. (how can he give something to himself which belongs already to himself?)

        Jesus also will subject to God, Whose Will he always wanted to do and did, and not his own will. In case he is God than he always did his own will, is it not?

        “And when all things have been subjected unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that God may be all in all.” (1 Corinthians 15:28 ASV)

        God can not die but Jesus really did. after three days in hell (What would God have to do there?) Jesus was taken out of the dead and appeared also to several people showing his wounds and telling them that was a proof he was no spirit. In case Jesus was or is God again he would not have told the truth, because God is Spirit. (is it not?)

        when Jesus was taken up into heaven he was made higher than angels, made a high priest for God and a mediator between God and man, sitting not on God His throne but next to God.

        “But from henceforth shall the Son of man be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” (Luke 22:69 ASV)

        “25 For David saith concerning him, {1} I beheld the Lord always before my face; For he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: {1) Ps 16:8 ff} 26 Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; Moreover my flesh also shall {1} dwell in hope: {1) Or [tabernacle]} 27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul unto Hades, Neither wilt thou give thy Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou madest known unto me the ways of life; Thou shalt make me full of gladness {1} with thy countenance. {1) Or [in thy presence]} 29 Brethren, I may say unto you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us unto this day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins {1} he would set [one] upon his throne; {1) Or, one [should sit]} 31 he foreseeing [this] spake of the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was he left unto Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus did God raise up, {1} whereof we all are witnesses. {1) Or [of whom]} 33 Being therefore {1} by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye see and hear. {1) Or [at]} 34 For David ascended not into the heavens: but he saith himself, {1} The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, {1) Ps 110:1} 35 Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. 36 Let {1} all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly, that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified. {1) Or [every house]}” (Acts 2:25-36 ASV)

        When Jesus is God what was the reason for God to wait so long for faking a death and to let us wait still so long (remember after World War III there shall still be an other 1000 years before the Kingdom shall come to its final fulfilment.)?

        What can God proof for the adversaries of God when He came on the earth in an incarnation (of which he is against such ideas) to redeem us from our sin and death, when He could straight ahead have done that in the garden of Eden and would not have had to let so many people suffer so much. That seems a very cruel God, in such circumstances, is it not?

        Is it not all more sensible when we just believe the words of the Bible like they are written black on white and take the words like we use them and understand them normally in our daily language? then everything makes sense and do we have the Divine Creator god and His son, but not a godson (a word you shall nowhere find in the Bible nor a trinity).

  2. Hugs and overflow blessings

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  9. What a beautiful mission you have! Many blessings to you and your family!

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