WHO IS YOUR NEIGHBOR, WHO IS YOUR BROTHER?
Spreading The Word Without Saying A Word Ministry
By: Chico and Debbie Jimenez
Has your preacher or someone else told you that you are supposed to LOVE EVERYONE? Probably so!!!
Do you TRULY BELIEVE in your heart that God’s Written Word says to LOVE EVERYONE??? It’s NOT a trick question!!! According to God’s Written Word, Your answer should be NO!!! The Word of God says in Acts 5:29b WE OUGHT TO OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN.
Jesus himself, shows us the answers to these two questions, WHO IS YOUR NEIGHBOR? and WHO IS YOUR BROTHER?
Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? Luke 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
Luke 10:27 And he answering said, 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 10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR?
Luke 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
Luke 10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. THE PRIEST IGNORED THE MAN, A SUPPOSED MAN OF GOD, IGNORED THE INJURED MAN’S NEEDS!!!
Luke 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. THIS MAN ALSO IGNORED THE INJURED MAN’S NEEDS!!!
Luke 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, Luke 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Luke 10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Luke 10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? Luke 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him,
Go, and do thou likewise.
Now, let’s see what God’s Written Word says about who our Brother is.
JESUS WAS SPEAKING TO A CROWD… Matthew 12:46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, His mother and His brethren stood without, desiring to speak with Him. Matthew 12:47 Then one said unto Him, Behold, Thy mother and Thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with Thee.
Matthew 12:48 But He answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? Matthew 12:49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
JESUS made it CLEAR, that although Mary gave birth to Him and even though His biological brothers were there; He called His chosen disciples, His brother and sister and mother. Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
THEREFORE, THOSE THAT DO NOT DO GOD’S WILL, ARE NOT YOUR BROTHERS OR NEIGHBORS; THAT IS IF YOU ARE A TRUE BELIEVER IN CHRIST JESUS AND HIM CRUCIFIED.
THE APOSTLES WERE TALKING TO JESUS… John 6:28 Then said they unto him, WHAT SHALL WE DO, THAT WE MIGHT WORK THE WORKS OF GOD? John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, THIS IS THE WORK OF GOD, THAT YE BELIEVE ON HIM WHOM HE HATH SENT. God’s WILL is that we BELIEVE ON JESUS.
WITH JESUS AS OUR EXAMPLE… Since God’s WILL is that we BELIEVE ON JESUS, do you honestly think that Jesus LOVES those who don’t BELIEVE ON HIM? Regardless of what you think or believe, the TRUTH IS NO, Jesus DOES NOT LOVE UNBELIEVERS, He doesn’t even pray for them, NEITHER SHOULD YOU. John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
LET’S THESE VERSES IN FULL CONTEXT… John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me OUT OF THE WORLD: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and THEY HAVE KEPT THY WORD. John 17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
John 17:8 For I HAVE GIVEN UNTO THEM THE WORDS WHICH THOU GAVEST ME; AND THEY HAVE RECEIVED THEM, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and THEY HAVE BELIEVED THAT THOU DIDST SEND ME. John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
James 4:4b KNOW YE NOT THAT THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD? WHOSOEVER THEREFORE WILL BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD.
2 John 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 2 John 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
FOR MORE INFO CLICK: WHAT DOES “LOVE ONE ANOTHER” REALLY MEAN???
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Romans 3:4b Let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
DO YOU KNOW JESUS? HAVE YOU TRULY GIVEN YOUR LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST AND ASKED HIM TO BE YOUR SAVIOR? CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT HOW TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR!!! TIME IS SHORT JESUS IS COMING REAL SOON, DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND!!!
SOON, THE TRUE BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS WILL BE RAPTURED FROM THIS WORLD THAT HAS FORGOTTEN AND FORSAKEN GOD!!! 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
CHICO AND DEBBIE