Saturday, December 31, 2016

"Reflecting on the Past, Looking Forward to the Future!"

“Reflecting on the Past, Looking Forward to the Future!”



All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts.  Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.  But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions---it is by grace you have been saved.        Ephesians 2:3-5


We cannot KNOW what the future holds, but we can KNOW who holds our future.  As TRUE BELIEVERS, we can REFLECT on our PAST, our life before we came to the SAVING KNOWLEDGE of Jesus Christ, and see where we have come from and where we are NOW, and more importantly where we are headed. 


We, who once were like those who are still living in sin and are dead in their transgressions, can REFLECT on where we have been, having followed the ways of this old, sin-laden, world, and doing the bidding of the devil, himself, and on our way to an eternity in HELL, the place of ETERNAL torment, torture, pain, agony and despair.  We had NO HOPE for our future, because of the DISOBEDIENT spirit that was working within us. 


 Those who are NOW, TRUE BELIEVERS, because of God’s GREAT LOVE and AMAZING GRACE, and because He is RICH in MERCY, and has made us ALIVE with Christ when we were dead in our transgressions and sins. NOW we have the HOPE of HEAVEN--- FOR IT IS BY GRACE WE HAVE BEEN SAVED!!!


We now have HOPE for the FUTURE, and an ETERNAL home with Father God and His Beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  We CAN and SHOULD REJOICE in the fact that we have such a BLESSED FUTURE.  And that we are not STILL on the road to Hell, with NO HOPE at all. 


You too can come to the Only One who holds your future in His mighty hands, and wants to bring you OUT of your DARKNESS and into the BLESSED LIGHT, and to give you a SAVING KNOWLEDGE of Jesus Christ, and to secure for you the BLESSED HOPE of an eternity in Heaven.  You can receive this HOPE by coming to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and the HOPE of HEAVEN for ALL ETERNITY and LOOK FORWARD to the FUTURE!  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!




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