Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"Rooted, Built-up, Strengthened, and Overflowing!"

“Rooted, Built-up, Strengthened, and Overflowing!”



So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.          Colossians 2:6



There are some people who make a profession of faith, or walk the aisle of a church and shake the pastor’s hand, and believe that when they repeat a few chosen words, that makes them a Christian and they can CONTINUE to live their lives the same way as before they made any kind of movements indicating that they are now a TRUE BELIEVER. 


Well, that is NOT how SALVATION works.  There are a lot of people who have gone through the actions, and in their MINDS, they are headed to Heaven when they leave this world.  However, SALVATION MUST be a HEART thing, not just HEAD KNOWLEDGE, but a true REPENTANT HEART KNOWLEDGE.  KNOWING what to do and doing it is DIFFERENT than KNOWING and BELIEVING in your HEART and then following your HEART’S direction. 


When a person comes to the Lord for the SALVATION of their soul, they MUST come with a TRULY REPENTANT HEART.  And when they come ACKNOWLEDGING that they are a SINNER in need of a SAVIOR and seeking FORGIVENESS for their sins, then they will be able to obtain TRUE SALVATION. 


When there is a TRUE act of SALVATION, then that person should have a desire to GROW in their FAITH and to be ROOTED and BUILT-UP in Christ.  They accomplish this by getting involved in a STRONG, BIBLE-BELIEVING, BIBLE PREACHING and TEACHING church, and as they LEARN and GROW, they become STRENGTHENED in their FAITH and are POSSESSING a TRUE SALVATION experience, and NOT like some who may PROFESS it, but don’t really POSSESS it.


When a TRUE BELIEVER LIVES their life in Christ Jesus and is able to TRULY PROFESS what they TRULY POSSESS, it should fill their HEART to OVERFLOWING THANKFULNESS to God for His GRACIOUS and MERCIFUL gift of SALVATION. 

If you have NOT TRULY come to God with a TRULY REPENTANT HEART for the FORGIVENESS of your sins, then you do NOT POSSESS what you may PROFESS, that being,  the HOPE of Heaven, and God’s gift of SALVATION, instead you are headed for an eternity in Hell.  You can change your present destination by coming to God and CONFESSING your sins to Him, 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 be ROOTED, BUILT-UP, STRENGTHENED and OVERFLOWING with THANKFULNESS. Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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