Wednesday, March 2, 2016

"An Open Book"

“An Open Book”


Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.          Philippians 4:9


The Apostle Paul’s life, after his conversion, was a DRASTICALLY changed life.  God, in His infinite wisdom, used Paul’s life as an example of His AMAZING GRACE.  What a witness Paul was to EVERYONE he came in contact with.  He TRULY was NOT ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The Apostle Paul’s life was definitely “An OPEN BOOK,” as is TRUE of EVERY TRUE BELIEVER.


Paul could, with a BOLD CONFIDENCE, tell his readers that WHATEVER they have LEARNED or RECEIVED or HEARD from him, or SEEN in him, they should put it into practice.  He was SURE and CONFIDENT that his life was a TRUE testimony of God’s TRANSFORMATION in him.  And therefore, he could with CONFIDENCE, exhort them to put into practice WHATEVER they had LEARNED, RECEIVED, HEARD or SEEN in him.  


As a TRUE BELIEVER of the Living God, our life is an “OPEN BOOK,” which others might LEARN from, RECEIVE, HEAR or SEE.  What might they be LEARNING, RECEIVING, HEARING or SEEING from our “OPEN BOOK”?  Can we, with the BOLD CONFIDENCE of the Apostle Paul, exhort them to put into practice WHATEVER they LEARN, RECEIVE, HEAR or SEE from our “OPEN BOOK”?  Are we TEACHING, GIVING, TELLING and LIVING the life that God intends for us  to live, in order that we might INFLUENCE those who are SEEKING God, and are we CONFIDENT in who we are so that we can BOLDLY say; “If you put these things into practice, the God of peace will be with you!”?  I pray that we are, because we are an “OPEN BOOK” to a LOST and DYING world.


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are part of that LOST and DYING WORLD, which is destined for the place of torment, called Hell.  But because of God’s LOVING MERCY and AMAZING GRACE, you now have the opportunity to come to Him for the SALVATION of your soul and to escape Hell.  You do that by:  CONFESSING your sins to God, 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 let Him TRANSFORM your life, so that you can be a POSITIVE, LIFE-GIVING, “OPEN BOOK” for others to LEARN, RECEIVE, HEAR and SEE from, and to have the PEACE of God with you.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!



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