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Jeff Deyo, formerly of SONICFLOOd, on Would We Have Shouted

  • 2000 2 Feb
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Jeff Deyo, formerly of SONICFLOOd, on Would We Have Shouted
This is the final essay in our special series of essays on Worship from Jeff Deyo (formerly of {{SONICFLOOd}}) at crosswalk.com.

Hey, this is just a thought I had recently that I wanted to share with you. It has made me think a little concerning my response to my God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. This is in no way meant to condemn, it is simply meant to provoke a thought inside you and me. As we desire to go deeper in our relationship with our God, we need to continually let God do a heart check on us, for He alone tests the heart - nothing is hidden from Him (Hebrews 4:13).

Read these thoughts and then read about God's crazy love for you following.

You may have wondered occasionally if you had been alive during Jesus' time if you would have been one who shouted "crucify Him" or if you would have recognized Jesus as the Messiah. Jesus' coming was prophesied very clearly over and over in the Old Testament (especially Isaiah 53). We may wonder how it was possible for people to not believe in Jesus when it was so clearly written about in the scriptures.

Interestingly, we can actually look in the Bible and find things prophesied concerning what many people's response to God will be in today's times. One of those things is how in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 the Bible talks about those who will be lovers of themselves, proud, unforgiving, ungrateful, having no self-control or interest in what is good. It also says that there will those who will act religious (having a form of godliness) but who will deny the power of God for their lives. This power includes things like healing, expelling demonic forces, raising the dead and many other things that are categorized as supernatural. Paul suggests that many will think they know God, but will show that they don't by not living as if they do.

Is this you? Is this some people at your church? How about any family members? Your Pastor? Suddenly it's a little easier to understand how people in the Bible could be so "oblivious" to the truth - just like we are!! We can reject Jesus as the Messiah just like the people in the Bible by simply denying the power that Jesus gives us through the Holy Spirit the power that is at work within us to accomplish more than we could ever ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). By denying God's power, we too are shouting from our hearts, "crucify Him!!"

God is so GOOD! He wants you to know that He loves you today. In fact, it tells us in Zephaniah 3:17 that God rejoices over us with joy and that He sings with His love for us. WOW! That's a loving God! (I didn't even know God sang!) He has big plans for you - I don't mean for you to be a famous athlete or big time television evangelist - I mean He has BIG plans for you. He has plans for you and Him to have the most amazing relationship possible. He has plans (right now) for you to be able to have the kind of relationship with God that Adam had. It won't be completely perfect until we get to heaven, but He has plans to love you, walk and talk with you, to discuss things you enjoy, to be a friend that sticks closer than a true brother, to pray for and with you, to hold your hand, to carry you when you need it, to laugh with you, to cry with you, to sit and eat a good meal with you, to worship with you, to cheer you up when you are sad, to just listen when you don't need advice, to hold you when you're afraid, to forgive you when you hurt Him, to teach you things you've always wanted to know, to speak healing to you when you're sick, to dance with you to the music He created, to bind up your wounds when you are hurting, to carry your load when you are burdened down, to wink at you when you do something pleasing, to applaud you when you do something brave, to help you understand things that don't make sense, and amazingly enough, to die for you in your place!!! He has BIG plans for you!!

So, if we are going to shout, "crucify him," let's refer to our flesh, and let's do it daily! Then we will be able to walk in His spirit on earth and one day be with the one who died so graciously in our place.




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Read Jeff's third essay titled "How To Share The REAL Gospel" in this Musician Resources series on The Music Channel at crosswalk.com. You will also find a link there to Jeff's previous essays.