What Lack I?

Matt. 19: 16. And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?

17. And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19. Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

21. Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

22. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

This young man came and asked Jesus what good thing he should do in order to have eternal life. This man was under the law, so Jesus told him to keep the commandments.

The man asked which ones. Jesus named the six which have to do with loving our fellow man. For it is written in 1John how can you love God whom you have not seen if you cannot love your brother whom you have seen.

There was no need to go to the commandments having to do with loving God if this man had not observed those pertaining to loving your brother.

The man said, All these things have I kept from my youth up.

WHAT LACK I YET?

Good question –what is lacking? I have obeyed all these commandments- so what is missing in my life? What else do I need to do in order to obtain eternal life?

Now the answer Jesus gave this young man is of the very utmost importance to every soul alive. Why?

Because herein lies the secret to obtaining eternal life. So we all surely need to know this answer of Jesus.

See that both this young man keeping all the commandments of Moses, and Jesus KNEW that this young man was NOT doing the thing necessary to obtain eternal life.

WHY?

If keeping the 10 commandments gives one eternal life, then why was this man so troubled? Why was he asking what he lacked? How did he know he had not obtained eternal life?

So what did Jesus tell him was lacking? What did this man and everyone else need to do to obtain eternal life?

21. Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

If you wilt be PERFECT, go and SELL your possessions and give to the poor.

WHAT?

Which commandment is that?

It is not any of Moses’ commandments. So where did it come from? Where is it in the Word of God?

Why over in the New Testament Church, in the Book of Acts, of course. It is not in the Old Testament.

What was Jesus telling this young man? The only way to obtain eternal life is to come over into the New Testament; come over into the Church of the Living God. Come over into the kingdom of the Son of God. Obey the Apostles of Jesus after the Day of Pentecost.

No law can give you eternal life. No one ever obtained eternal life by the means of the law. The Word of God says that if a law could have been given which could give life, then verily life should have come by the law and Jesus would have no need to come here and die for us.

Sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven (what? Where is the law promising treasure in heaven?)……..

What else? “And come and follow me”.

Sell your possessions, give to the poor, take up your cross and follow Jesus wherever he leads you. Do this and your soul shall live; you shall have eternal life.

What happened?

22. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Yes, the young man went away sorrowful– for he had great possessions — worldly goods. He treasured these worldly goods more than eternal life.

He treasured the LAW more than grace. He could not give up coming in by his own works of the law– then he could not boast, “All these have I observed since childhood– so I should be good enough for eternal–but nope– Jesus said not so— you must humble yourself– come in as a little child– give up your love for worldly possessions — give up your pride — give up keeping the law for eternal life– for it will never work.

You must come over into the N.T. way of living. Sell your stuff, give to the poor, and take up your cross and FOLLOW JESUS INTO GRACE.

Nope, he would rather die and go to hell than to come in the Grace way.

So it is with most people today, sad to say. But their lives proves it – give me law or I will not go.

Jesus still says, IF YOU WANT ETERNAL LIFE — YOU MUST COME THE NEW TESTAMENT, GRACE WAY–NO LAW WILL OR CAN GIVE YOUR ETERNAL LIFE–OBEY PETER, PAUL, AND THE OTHER APOSTLES, FOR THEY HAD THE KEY, THEY HAD THE MESSAGE OF ETERNAL LIFE.

THEY TAUGHT THE WORLD GRACE–NOT LAW.

Published by Tweety134

I love Jesus. And I only read the King James Scriptures.

One thought on “What Lack I?

  1. From: Isaiah·Sent: 11/17/2002 7:55 PMActs- 1:4- And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
    Acts-1:8- But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth
    Acts-1:9- And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
    Acts-1:11- Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven
    Rev-1:7- Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
    Now to show you these clouds . First I need to show you the meaning of the word cloud. It means more than you think it does.
    The meaning of the word cloud- a visible mass of condensed water or ice crystals in the sky, it also means a crowd; a swarm.
    As was stated above about the cloud of witnesses.
    Heb.-12:1-Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, [ so we see from this that the cloud represents a crowd of people, or a swarm of people.] Now the question who are these people and where did they come from? To get the answer let’s go to-
    Mat.-27:52- And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
    027:053 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. [ see it said they went in the holy city which is why I underlined Jerusalem at the beginning of this. It said those which slept arose. Now let’s go to
    1 Thess.-4:14-17- For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. [ see same thing as Mat. Is saying in the above when he said they slept]
    004:015 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.[ see the two or three witnesses.]
    004:016 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    004:017 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. [see we will be caught up in the clouds or that crowed of people to forever more to be with the Lord.]
    1 Thes.3:13- To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. [Same thing as Rev.1:7 is saying- Behold, he cometh with clouds;
    To me this proves that those clouds that received Jesus up in the air were those old testament saints that came out of the graves and they are going to be as Acts 1:9 and Acts 1:11 states-
    1:9- And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight
    1:11- Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
     
    I hope that maybe this has opened some understanding about these clouds that received Jesus up.
     May the Lord Bless AMEN.
     

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