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Dial in & Let's Talk! Martha's Talk is a Christian daytime talk show, in which Apostle Martha Milliner speak the truth, in love.

S1E2: What does Jesus Christ really want from us?

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Welcome to S1E2 of Martha's Talk! 
In today's episode, we are going to speak about what Jesus Christ wants from us. While some know me as Tasha, God changed my name to Martha. He also called me to be an Apostle. This simply means, that he commissioned me to go wherever he sends me to preach or teach the gospel, in truth and in love. Martha's Talk is a talk show in which I share the love of Christ for humanity, in Spirit and in Truth.

In today's episode we are going to go over:

  • Legalism & Religion
  • Love
  • Hate
  • What does Jesus really want from us?
  • Repentance
  • Accept Jesus
Focus scriptures:
  • 1 John 3:23-24 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
  • 1 John 3:16-18 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
  • 1 John 4:19-21 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
  •  1 John 5:1-5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
Is it legalistic and religious for God to tell us what to do, and what not to do in our relationship with him?
  • Legalism is defined has having a law and following it, to the point where love and truth is lost due to believing that the law is greater than the law giver. Legalist cannot see people with compassion (sympathy), or know how to love people with differences, major, differences. Spiritually speaking, legalism is a form of witchcraft, it is intended to control one's life from God's true character: love, righteousness, justice, compassion, and truth. John 1:16-17, 1 Corinthians 13:4-10, James 2-3
    • The love of Jesus Christ: When speaking about Jesus Christ, people may view Jesus based upon what they've heard. Think about it, how often do we hear about someone through a source, via news, radio, friend, or family. If I could give you a 3 minute understanding of Christianity, it would be this: 
      • Jesus Christ was sent into the world as a man, from heaven in which he is God, to bear the sins of the world, so that through him anyone who believes in him, can receive grace; grace is free favor. This grace removes our sins when we repent from our sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior. After we accept Jesus Christ, if we sin, it will be revealed to us when we know the truth (the bible and the Holy Spirit). To obtain this grace given by God, all we have to do is believe in Jesus Christ, and the word of God. Then should we sin, then repent from our sins by asking Jesus Christ for forgiveness, when it is revealed to us by the truth (the bible, and the Holy Spirit). God's free grace, and our faith, automatically makes us righteous, and because we believe we will continue to bear fruit in keeping with repentance. 
      • In Christianity, the fruit can be found in Galatians 5:13-26. No matter how awful we believe the sin was that we've committed, if we repent (ask God for forgiveness), God's grace will remove our sins. We must believe that it can and already did. BTW, once we repent of our sins, God never remember that sin anymore (Hebrews 8:12). So we should not remember that sin anymore. If their is guilt, shame and condemnation, it comes from the evil one, not God. BTW, when we've sinned against others, we should also ask them for forgiveness too. There is two commands that Jesus Christ gave us, and it is this, love God first with all of who we are, and then to love our neighbors (racist, homosexuals, Jews, Greeks, females, males, murders, rapist, etc) as we love ourselves. Stop and think about how much we love ourselves. Now this where, some people tend to need help in, really we all do! How do we love God first, and then love our neighbor as we love ourselves? Note: Our love for our neighbor, doesn't cancel out the truth (the word of God, and the Holy Spirit). The word of God still has to be held as the standard of our life, while still loving those who do not agree with that standard. If you were raised like I was, in an environment, where there was not a lot of peace, then this may seem improbable or impossible. 
      • We grow in the seed of loving that is given to every born-again believer, by understanding the word of God, and being led by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ never promises us a life of ease. Matter-a-fact, it's a guarantee that when you believe in him, that you will be uncomfortable in different seasons of your life. It's because the enemy, that cannot be seen, does not want us to love one another. He wants us to believe that he does not exist, so that we can hate what can be seen and is not understood if we do not listen patiently to one another. Jesus Christ loves us so much, and his characteristics are defined in 1 Corinthians 13:4-11, in which we will go over shortly, and also James 3:17-18. Often Jesus Christ is portrayed to be harsh, only because scriptures are not understand based upon context (who, what, when, and where). Jesus Christ gave the church gifts (pastor, evangelist, teacher, prophet, and apostle) to be the ones to explain this thoroughly, specifically teachers and apostles scriptures. However, our enemy goal is steal the truth, kill the truth, and destroy the truth, and this done by offering mankind falsehood which is the: deceitfulness of wealth, the pride (self-will over God's will) of life, the lust of the flesh, and the worries of life (recommended scripture to read: Matthew 12:13-23)
  • False-Religion is defined has having a relationship with God based upon pretense. Meaning, a person may read the bible, may go to church, but really do not know what Christianity is, who Jesus Christ is, and how to speak to God. So, what is done is done because of formalism (just being used to it). Your thoughts? 
    • James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
    • John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
In order to answer the question, is it legalistic and religious for God tell us what to do, and what not to do? We have to know how to view love and what love is. So, let's chat about how we view love.
  • Exodus 19-24 You shall not do,are commands in the bible often found in the old testament. 
  • John 13:34-35 In the new testament, we have one major command and it's to love God first, and then our neighbor as we love ourselves.
Question: Can we have a relationship with Jesus in love, and still be commanded to do and not to do (rules)? 
  • Answer: Since love always protects, it is not legalistic or religious for God to tells us what to do and what not to do since it will always be for his benefit, which is our benefit too.
  • Follow up question: How can Jesus Christ love us, and not protect us from what we are not able to see in the future?
  • For example: If you see a shark in the water, and your friend is going to jump in the water and you want to protect her and thus you scream a command. By screaming, do not jump (a command, telling someone not to do something) is love because it is was indeed to protect your friend's life from danger. Now if they say they want to jump in the water despite your warning, if you force them, outside of their will and they are in their right mind, that is legalism (legalism = witchcraft = control).
Your thoughts? [comment below]
According to the Apostle Paul who was led by the Holy Spirit, he defined 1 Corinthians 13:4-11, love as:
  • Patient - able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
  • Kind - the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
  • It does not envy - a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck.
  • It does not boast - choosing self-will over God's will (the word of God)
  • It is not self-seeking - having concern for one's own welfare and interests before those of others; self-serving.
  • It always protects - keep safe from harm or injury.
  • It is not easily angered - a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.
  • It keeps no record of wrongs - sends away all negative, feelings or thoughts about everyone
  • Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth - it overcomes evil with good, and not evil with evil because that is what Jesus Christ has called us to.
  • It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Hate is a growth in the following:
  • Not giving free will - Forcing people to do what they do not want to do 
  • Conditional love - It does not love those with differences
  • Falsehood - It does not love the truth, which is the word of God and the Holy Spirit (it does not warn people of the danger ahead)
  • Not compassionate - It is not emphatic of others, who have different view points
  • Not Listening, before speaking - It is quick to react, instead of being quick to listen
  • It does not apologize to God and others - When we know that we haven't acted according to love.
What does Jesus really want from us?
Jesus Christ wants us to believe in him because when we do, the following will be the outcome:
  • Love - Loving God first, and then our neighbor as we love ourselves without conditions and without pretense. Why? Not because we have to but because we want to.
    • Time - Putting Jesus Christ first (e.g. reading the bible and praying to God daily before we do anything else). Why? Not because we have to but because we want to.
    • Tithe Give - Putting Jesus Christ first by giving to him. Again, not because we have to, but because we want to.
    • Recommended: S23: How do we love Jesus Christ?
What must I do to have a relationship with Jesus Christ?
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