Bro. Ishmael Tetteh has launched his 25th book which is targeted at explaining the real Jesus to the world.
I speak with you as a Christian whose heart is troubled at the many people who go to church daily and yet have missed the mark to what salvation is.
Religion is the cradle for morality and the ultimate goal of morality is peace. Religious leaders must, therefore lead the way to world peace by practicing oneness as taught by their teachers.
The Mission of Jesus
The Mission of Jesus was three fold. First to show the path to the full experience of the Kingdom of God. Man is a spiritual being and needs to know who and what he is as Spirit and his full Godly potential. To share this, Jesus started his ministry teaching, “The Kingdom of God is at hand” Matthew 3:2; meaning that the kingdom of God is within your reach. Asked when it will come he answered, “it is not coming for you to see and to say it is here or there; Behold it is within you.” Luke 17:20-21. This means that the power, love and the full presence of God is within you. Heaven, we all know is a place of joy, peace, love… and all these come from within you.
The Kingdom of God is not in the skies or in the hereafter; it is right here and now within you and if you do not search for it where it is, you will not find it. That was his message of the Divinity man; the Kingdom cannot be in you without the king; The Kingdom of God within you means you are the divine child of God and this is in harmony with Genesis 1:26-28 that God created you in His/Her spiritual image and likeness.
Are you being disinherited from being a child of God?
The second objective of Jesus was to teach Oneness of Life and he expanded it as follows:
Jesus taught in Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” This clearly implies that if you are not a peacemaker you are not a child of God; you have lost salvation. That was a gospel of oneness.
How to be a Peacemaker
A peacemaker requires three things: You must love God. You must love your neighbour. You must initiate peace.
Jesus taught, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”Luke 10:27. Well, the Jews know God but not sure who he meant by a neighbour. In answer to who a neighbour was Jesus gave the story of the Good Samaritan. Luke 10:30-37 . Such teaching was very revolutionary and an affront to the elders because the Samarians and the Jews were such arch enemies that they did not walk the same side of the road. Jesus asked you to do likewise.
In John chapter 4, Jesus demonstrated his teachings by going to a Samaria well, speaking to a Samarian woman and requesting water from their well. Considered a high prophet in his days, this action was totally objectionable. Jesus did what it takes to be a peacemaker which demonstrates that he is a true child of God. To be a child of God is the only salvation there is and that is why Jesus took the pains to demonstrate it.
The teaching is clear: Be at peace with people of other faiths, cultures or races; cross your boundaries and fraternize with them. That was a gospel of oneness and anything to the contrary is the teaching of the Anti-Christ.
Be a Peace Initiator
Jesus taught that if you go to God’s altar with gifts and remember that your brother has something against you, leave the gifts at the altar and go and make peace and return to your spiritual obligations. Matt. 5: 23 -24. It is not only when you have offended someone; when they offend you, you must take the steps to peace.
A peacemaker is a proactive revolutionary committed to creating bridges, even at the peril of his life. He may lose his life, friends, reputation for the sake of peace.
When Jesus died, the disciples still practiced religious segregation. The Holy Spirit in a trance spoke to Peter, who Jesus said will be the rock upon which he will build his church, and taught him to embrace all irrespective of their race, creed or culture. Acts 10 Verses 10-35. Peter then declared: “I perceive that God is no respecter of persons and that in every land whoever does His will is accepted of Him.” So, it is he who does God’s will; not those who campaign for Jesus.
Peace be with you
Christianity and Islam emerged from the same source – Judaism and these religions war among themselves. Jesus’ first resurrection greeting to his revered disciples was, “Peace be with you”. John 20: 26. The great prophet, Mohammed (PBUH) taught his followers to greet everyone saying, “Salamalekum” which means, “Peace be unto you.”
The True Christian
Christianity is not a way of doing certain things; it is a certain way of doing all things. If you are not a peacemaker, you are not a child of God and not a true Christian.
Jesus taught, “Not those who say lord, lord, but those who do the will of God” shall have salvation. Matt. 7: 21. The will of any father is for you to behave honourably as his child and the will of God is for you to be His child by being a peacemaker.
Not those who do miracles
Some will say that they healed in Jesus’ name but Jesus said he will deny knowledge of them and described them as workers of iniquity. Matt. 7: 21-23. Not those who performed miracles, but those who practice peacemaking are the children of God.
If you perform miracles or go after miracles and do not practice peacemaking you lose your salvation.
That We May Be One
Let’s come together as one family of God. Let’s stop the pretence that we are divided or enemies just because of our tribes, culture, religion or race.
We are one: We eat from the same bowl of Mother Nature and in fact, the yam you eat may come from the same village where mine comes from.
We are one: We breathe the same air even though we have different shapes of noses. And the Air you breathe now may be coming from the nostrils of a Muslim, Hindu or Traditionalist.
We are one: We share the same water, sunlight… We Are One! John 17:22.
The road to damnation is broad and many walk it; the road to salvation is narrow and I hope you find it. Matt. 7: 13-15
Discover the third objective and more from the book: Mission of Jesus Revealed with spiritual practices for your awakening.
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