Jesus. . .Just. . .Give Me. . .Jesus

This blog post is shorter than most that I write. And really, really simple.

Whether you are a “Muslim” or a “Christian” reader, I hope you will join me in praying to Almighty God:

“Jesus. . .just. . .give me. . .Jesus.”

A woman blind from childhood – Fanny Crosby – was talk­ing to one of her neigh­bors, who com­plained bit­ter­ly of his po­ver­ty. “If I had wealth I would be able to do just what I wish to do; and I would be able to make an ap­pear­ance in the world.” Fan­ny re­plied, “Well, take the world, but give me Je­sus.” She was inspired by her own words to write a song with that ti­tle in 1879 (she wrote nearly 8,000 songs in her 95 years of life).

Another version of this song originated as an African-American spiritual written during the terrible time of slavery in the Untied States.

Still another version was written by Fernando Ortega as heard here:

“Give Me Jesus” (Words and music: Fernando Ortega, 2000)

In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus, give me Jesus
You can have all this world
But give me Jesus

And when I am alone
Oh and when I am alone
And when I am alone
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus, give me Jesus
You can have all this world
But give me Jesus

And when I come to die
Oh and when I come to die
And when I come to die
Give me Jesus

Give me Jesus, give me Jesus
You can have all this world
You can have all this world
You can have all this world
But give me Jesus

Paul, first century follower of Jesus and martyr for him, wrote these words about his incredible spiritual accomplishments and how he viewed them after he met Jesus (The Holy Bible, Philippians 3:7-10):

“I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. I want to know Christ. . .”

“Jesus. . .just. . .give me. . .Jesus.”

43 thoughts on “Jesus. . .Just. . .Give Me. . .Jesus

  1. All creation is a sign of God. The world is also a creation of God most compassionate, most merciful.

    Here is a Muslim song (Nasheed) by Talib al Habib

    Light of Dawn.

    I wake with the light of the dawn whispering
    With joy in my heart and with praise on my lips
    In stillness and twilight I stand before you
    Bowing, prostrating I call Allahu

    My eyes see your beauty in the dawn’s golden hues
    My ears hear the thunder as it glorifies you
    The rhythm of my heart beats the sound of your name
    My breaths rise and fall with the tide of your praise

    My soul knew and loved you before I was born
    And without your mercy is lost and forlorn
    Wherever I may wander down the pathways of life
    My cry to you, oh my Lord, is ‘guide me to light’

    Through all fear and helplessness, to you do I turn
    For your breath of healing and peace do I yearn
    For all that I have, my Lord, all that I am
    Is from You, is for You and to You will return

    the song is on the net if anyone wants to hear it………

    • Abdul, I am glad you found my blog and I am glad you are responding. And thank you for sharing this video. I watched it. It is very important to know what others believe.

      I can tell you are zealous for your faith! That is wonderful. We should all be zealous for our faith and desire with all our hearts that all people know the one true God and. . .as you said. . .”KNOW The TRUTH about JESUS.”

      Abdul, I will attempt to answer your comments as best I can but you should know that I am not about debate or winning arguments. I believe we can share what we both believe and then ask Almighty God to reveal what truth really is.

      You see, my greatest goal is not to “convert” you or anyone else. It is that all of us – and I mean all of us – know Jesus in all his fullness and follow him completely so we can experience eternal life.

      Jesus said in a prayer:

      “. . .this is the way to have eternal life – to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.” (The Injeel, The Good News of John, Chapter 17, Verse 3)

    • Abdul, I am happy to say that I have read every verse in the Qur’an about Jesus. I understand from my research that in the Qur’an there are over 90 references in 15 surahs about him. It is indeed interesting to compare what the Qur’an says about Jesus and what the Bible says about him.

      Here is a reference to Jesus that seems very important in the Qur’an:

      “. . .his name will be the Messiah ‘Iesa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), held in honour in this world and in the Hereafter, and will be one of those who are near to Allah.” (Al-Imran, 3:45)

      I want to give you just one important text here from the Bible about Jesus – his place of honour before he came to earth, his humility while on the earth, and his place of honour in the Hereafter:

      “Christ Jesus:
      Who, being in very nature God,
      did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
      rather, he made himself nothing
      by taking the very nature of a servant,
      being made in human likeness.
      And being found in appearance as a man,
      he humbled himself
      by becoming obedient to death —
      even death on a cross!
      Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
      and gave him the name that is above every name,
      that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
      in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
      and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
      to the glory of God the Father.”

      (The Bible, Philippians 2:5-11)

  2. QUR’AN is the ONLY WORD of GOD (ALLAH) who created u and has given u everything, u have to READ the QUR’AN before its too late.. don’t tell people on the Day of Judgement that nobody told u to Read Qur’an… QUR’AN has the MOST EFFECTING AND POWERFUL WORDS, there is not a single mistake in QUR’AN

    • Abdul,

      While the Quran says Jesus was no more than a messenger of Allah, he is also called “His Word” in Surah 4:171 of the Qur’an. Kalimatullah. As you know, this means “the Word of God.”

      In Surah 3:45, the Qur’an says that the angels said to Mary:

      “Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary.”

      So, more than once in the Qur’an, Jesus is called God’s Word. This is an amazing and exalted title! It distinguishes him from every other human! Jesus – and Jesus alone – is the exact, perfect communication – in his own person – of God to mankind.

      Jesus does not merely bring the words of God to men. According to both the Qur’an and the Bible, he himself is the Word of God!

      Stunning. Amazing. Incredible.

      And something to think about. . .

      The Word of God (Kalimatullah)

      • READ Again (Easy Translation):

        Your Lord (ALLAH) says:

        “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allah aught but the truth. The Messiah ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah and His Word, (“Be!” – and he was) which He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit (Ruh) created by Him; so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not: “Three (trinity)!” Cease! (it is) better for you. For Allah is (the only) One Ilah (God), Glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is All-Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs.” [Qur’an 4:171]
        “(Remember) when the angels said: “O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allah gives you the glad tidings of a Word [“Be!” – and he was! i.e. ‘Iesa (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary)] from Him, his name will be the Messiah ‘Iesa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), held in honour in this world and in the Hereafter, and will be one of those who are near to Allah.” [Qur’an 3:45]

        • `Isa is only one of Allah’s servants and one of His creatures. Allah said to him, `Be’, and he was, and He sent him as a Messenger.
          `Isa was a word from Allah that He bestowed on Maryam,
          meaning He created him with the word `Be’ that He sent with Jibril to Maryam. Jibril blew the life of `Isa into Maryam by Allah’s leave, and `Isa came to existence as a result.
          This incident was in place of the normal conception between man and woman that results in children. This is why `Isa was a word and a Ruh (spirit) created by Allah, as he had no father to conceive him. Rather, he came to existence through the word that Allah uttered, `Be,’ and he was, through the life that Allah sent with Jibril.

          • I Respect ur Positive replies Mark, Thanks. May God Guide Us to the Truth
            ALLAH says:

            “The Messiah [‘Iesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary), was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother [Maryam (Mary)] was a Siddiqah [i.e. she believed in the words of Allah and His Books. They both used to eat food (as any other human being, while Allah does not eat). Look how We make the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to them, yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth).” [Qur’an 5:75]
            ALLAH says:

            “Verily, the likeness of ‘Iesa (Jesus) before Allah is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: “Be!” – and he was.” [Qur’an 3:59]
            “And she who guarded her chastity [Virgin Maryam (Mary)], We blew into (the sleeves of) her (shirt or garment) through Our Angel – Jibrael (Gabriel), and We made her and her son [‘Iesa (Jesus)] a sign for worlds” [Qur’an 21:91]
            “And Maryam (Mary), the daughter of ‘Imran who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (the sleeve of her shirt or her garment) through Our Ruh [i.e. Angel Jibrael (Gabriel)], and she testified to the truth of the Words of her Lord [i.e. believed in the Words of Allah: “Be!” and he was; that is ‘Iesa (Jesus) – son of Maryam (Mary); as a Messenger of Allah], and (also believed in) His Scriptures, and she was of the Qanitin (i.e. obedient to Allah) [Qur’an 66:12]

            • Thanks, Abdul, I did reach each of these verses earlier this evening when I read each verse in the Qur’an that mentions Jesus.

              Here are a couple of verses from the Bible about the essence of Jesus:

              “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” (The Holy Bible, the Book of Hebrews, chapter 1, verses 1-3).

              Have you ever seen or heard of those verses before?

              It is good to share with each other from our books. It is good to learn from each other in friendship and repect!

            • Abdul,

              As the Sheikh said, we don’t need to search for religion – we need to search for TRUTH. We both want truth. Ameen? After all, our eternal destiny depends upon it!

              This is my prayer:

              “Almighty God and Father, please lead and guide us into all TRUTH. We are spiritually blind without You opening our eyes to Your TRUTH. We are asking that You cause us to see who You are so we can worship You in in ways that You alone deserve. Ameen.”

          • Abdul, yes I have seen these verses from the Qur’an. Thank you.

            Have you seen these verses from the Injeel about Jesus:

            “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. . .The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (The Injeel, the Good News of John, chapter 1, verses 1-5 and verse 14).

    • Abdul,

      I want to thank you for your strong words about your faith and your challenge to me to read the Quran. This means you must care for my eternal soul, right? I hope it means you don’t want me to experience the hellfire, right? If so, again I sincerely thank you.

      I have a passion deep in my soul: that all people know Jesus, that all people go to Paradise. I yearn for it. Sometimes, I ache for it.

      Much, much more importantly, I know God too has a passion in His heart for people to know Jesus and be in Paradise:

      He “wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (The Bible, 1 Timothy 2:4)

      “The Lord. . .does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” (The Bible, 2 Peter 3:9)

      “For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!” (The Bible, the prophet Ezekiel, 18:32)

      “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die. . .?'” (The Bible, the prophet Ezekiel, 33:11)

      • I have care for u, God (ALLAH) commands the Humans to Spread the TRUTH, so that the people may be saved from Eternal Punishment of HELLFIRE. Jesus was send for the Children of Israel (Particular), and Muhammad (P.B.U.H) who was the Last Messenger was sent for the Whole Mankind, Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was used to call Jesus (P.B.U.H) His Brother because both of these Messengers are the Sons of Ibrahim (P.B.U.H) [Abraham]. The People of Today have to believe in Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and the book Qur’an to Enter Jannah.

        Mark u know why I said QUR’AN is the ONLY WORD OF ALLAH (God)?, because in whole Qur’an the ARABIC u read are the WORDS said by our LORD ALLAH. Means when u r reading Qur’an than it means that Think that Our God ALLAH is Talking to us. Means in Qur’an our Provider, our Sustainer is talking to us.

        • Abdul, thank you for caring for my soul! Thank you for your passion to “Spread the TRUTH” as you understand it.

          I share this passion.

          Jesus “said to them, ‘This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.’ Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, ‘This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.'” (The Injeel, the Good News of Luke, chapter 24, verses 44-47)

          As I say continually: I am not trying to convert someone to a religion. I just want people of all nations to know and follow Jesus!

      • ALLAH (The All-Seeing, The All-Hearing, The Most Loving] says:

        “O man! What has made you careless concerning your Lord, the Most Generous?
        Who created you, fashioned you perfectly, and gave you due proportion;” [Qur’an 82:6-7]
        ALLAH says:

        “And indeed he (Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) saw him [Jibrael (Gabriel)] in the clear horizon (towards the east).
        And he (Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) withholds not a knowledge of the unseen.
        And it (the Quran) is not the word of the outcast Shaitan (Satan).

        Then where are you going?
        Verily, this (the Quran) is no less than a Reminder to (all) the Worlds.
        To whomsoever among you who wills to walk straight,”
        [Qur’an 81:23-28]

        • Thanks for each and every verse, Abdul!

          Here are some of my favorites:

          “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
          and lean not on your own understanding;
          in all your ways submit to him,
          and he will make your paths straight.”

          (The wisdom of Suliman, Proverbs chapter 3, verses 5 & 6)

  3. and GOD is not the proper Meaning of ALLAH… u can add “s” to Gods but u can’t add s to ALLAH… ALLAH is the name of One and Only GOD…

    • Abdul, we agree: there is only ONE God.

      May we seek to know Him to know all we can about Him in this world. As the Lord spoke through the prophet Jeremiah:

      “This is what the Lord says: ‘Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,’ declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

  4. Christianity at its starting was ONCE the Version of ISLAM… now the FINAL Version of ISLAM was revealed on Last Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H)… and the People of Today have to Believe in QUR’AN and Muhammad (the Last Prophet) to be Successful in Hereafter Life… Jesus also Predicted the Coming of Muhammad in Bible…

      • The name “Muhammad” is Mentioned in HEBREW BIBLE (Orignal Language of Bible is Hebrew), I have read my self and also I have heard the Recitation in Hebrew Language (it is pronounced as Muhammad). I also have Translated myself the Hebrew word “Muhammad” from Different Sources, and it is Translated as “Muhammad” but in Translations of Bible the Hebrew word of Muhammad is Translated Wrong as “LOVELY” (It should be Translated as Muhammad)… People HIDE the TRUTH Go Research Yourself, u want to see the PROOF, u want to know the VERSE in BIBLE where Muhammad is Mentioned in Hebrew then Brother Please Watch This

    • Abdul, I watched the video. May God guide all of us to REALITY. REALITY = TRUTH, correct?

      “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the TRUTH and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'” (The Injeel, the Gospel of John, chapter 14:6)

      • Yes brother ofcourse During the Time of Jesus (peace be upon Him), ALLAH (God) send Jesus as a Guide and Mercy to the Children of Israel. ALLAH taught mankind and jinns of that time through Jesus. Jesus is ONE of the MIGHTIEST Messengers of ALLAH. There are FIVE Mightiest Messengers of ALLAH: “1-Noah, 2-Abraham, 3-Moses, 4-Jesus, 5-Muhammad (Peace be upon them All)”

        Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is the Highest, Best and Most Beloved Messenger & Prophet of ALLAH (God). Jesus (P.B.U.H) is also one of the most Beloved Prophets of ALLAH. Jesus predicted the coming of Muhammad in Bible. Jesus taught that ALLAH (God) is ONE, Worship HIM Alone. Whenever in need Ask Directly from ALLAH. Jesus was NOT God nor the begotten son of ALLAH (God). It’s ok if said Jesus is the Son of God and God is father of Jesus (IN TERMS OF RESPECT) but if said that Jesus is BEGOTTEN Son of ALLAH (God), then Associating Partners with ALLAH is the Biggest SIN, and God (ALLAH) will never forgive those people, those people will always remain in Hell Fire who Associate Partners with ALLAH.

        Jesus was the Son of only MARY (P.B.U.H) and only Messenger of ALLAH, born by miracle of ALLAH without any male intervention. Jesus was not God. Jesus used to perform many miracles with the permission and help of ALLAH to show the people signs that Jesus is the Messenger of ALLAH. Mary [Maryam](P.B.U.H) is the HIGHEST of ALL WOMENS of all Mankind. Mary is the Most Beloved of All Womens of Mankind. She was the Most Pious Women ever lived on the Face of Earth.

      • ———-
        ALLAH (Your Food Provider, The Most Merciful) says:

        “Say “He is Allah, (the) One.
        Allah-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks)
        He begets not, nor was He begotten;
        And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.”
        [Qur’an 112:4]
        ALLAH (The Most High) says:

        “Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.” [Qur’an 2:255]

      • Whenever in any problem Call Out DIRECTLY to ALLAH (God) alone, don’t call out to Jesus, yes Jesus is Alive (As Jesus was Raised Up Alive up to the Heavens by ALLAH to save Jesus from being Crucified), but Don’t call out to Jesus, Jesus can’t Hear you, Jesus is Not God, Jesus doesn’t Provides us Food, ALLAH Provides us FOOD, ALLAH Gives us EVERYTHING, ALLAH is our Only HELPER, ALLAH is Always LISTENING, ALLAH is Always WATCHING US, ALLAH is the BEST, ALLAHU AKBAR (ALLAH is the GREATEST), ALLAH answers our Prayers not Jesus, Please Brother Always call out to our Lord (ALLAH) alone and DIRECTLY ask from ALLAH we can’t use any intermediate between our ALLAH (God) and us.

        U want to be guided, ASK ALLAH DIRECTLY:

        “O ALLAH (God), Please Guide me to the True Religion”

        Ask it again and again directly to ALLAH, those who want to be guided, ALLAH GUIDES such PEOPLE who want to be Guided.

      • ALLAH [The All-Seeing, The All-Hearing, The Sustainer] says:

        “And whoever seeks a religion other than ISLAM, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the LOSERS.” [Qur’an 3:85]
        “Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account.” [Qur’an 3:19]
        After Jesus (P.B.U.H), Muhammad (P.B.U.H) came with the Final Version of ISLAM, the teachings of the version of Islam which came with Jesus was changed and still today it’s not 100% correct. Bilbe is Translated into many languages and the Orignal Teachings of Bible are not preserved, People are not taught the Orignal Teachings of Hebrew Bible (or Gospel – Injeel) which was revealed to Jesus. People have changed the Orignal teachings of Jesus and Bible. So Please we can’t read Bible, I respect the Orignal INJEEL (Bible) which was given by ALLAH (God) to Jesus. I hope u have watched that video which shows the Proof that the name of MUHAMMAD is mentioned in Bible?

        • Abdul,

          I am not seeking “a religion other than Islam.” As a matter of fact, I am not seeking any religion – not Islam or Christianity or Judaism or anything else.

          Here is what I shared with someone else on this blog:

          My passion is just to exalt, lift up, and promote Jesus. Not to “convert” anyone. Not to get anyone to “change their religion.” I don’t think Jesus came to “start a new religion” but to show us the way into the Kingdom of God. And that way is simply. . .himself! He is the gate, the door into Heaven. I just want with all my heart to point as many people as possible to that door – Jesus.

          As for the Bible, yes, of course, it is translated into many languages – and all of them have exactly the same message! The message is that Jesus – Isa Al Masih – is the Prophet God sent to save humanity from their sins. Isa is the Prophet God sent to bring forgiveness of sins. What an amazing Prophet. He was – as written in the Qur’an & the Bible – Kalimaat Allah and Ruuh Allah. We – all of us – must listen to Kalimaat Allah.

          As to the Bible being changed, may I respectfully ask:

          *Who changed it?
          *When was it changed?
          *Where was it changed?
          *Why was it changed?
          *Finally, where does the Qur’an say the Bible was changed?

          I read the Qur’an and have seem some beautiful things there. May I encourage you to read the Injeel? And when you do, please take a long, hard look at Jesus – Isa Al Masih. You will be amazed.

          Let’s read each other’s Holy Books and keep talking!

      • ALLAH says:

        Say, [O believers], “We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.” [Qur’an 2:136]
        ALLAH says:

        And because of their saying (in boast), “We killed Messiah ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah,” – but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of ‘Iesa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e. ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) ]

        But Allah raised him [‘Iesa (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allah is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise. [Qur’an 4:157-158]

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