Saturday, April 7, 2018

"The Shepherd and Overseer of Our Souls"

“The Shepherd and Overseer of Our Souls”


“He Himself bore our sins” in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by His wounds you have been healed.”  For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.          1 Peter 2:24-25


Jesus Christ, Himself, bore our sins, as His bloody, limp body hung on an old rugged cross, between two common criminals.  The KING of kings and the LORD of lords, HOLY, PURE, SPOTLESS, RIGHTEOUS Lamb of the Living God, took on Himself ALL the sins of mankind.  He who knew NO SIN, became SIN, so that MANKIND might DIE to SINS and LIVE for RIGHTEOUSNESS. 


Mankind lives in a SIN-SICK soul, one that DESPERATELY NEEDS to be HEALED from this HORRIBLE DISEASE that will cause the soul to be thrust into an ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS, and with NO WAY of ESCAPE.  But Jesus Christ took the punishment for the sins of mankind, and was mercilessly beaten and wounded for our transgressions, and by His wounds we have been healed of our sin-sickness.


People are like sheep who wander away from the Shepherd and Overseer, and they make the WRONG CHOICES, which is DANGEROUS for the WELL-BEING of their souls.  But the GOOD SHEPHERD and OVERSEER, comes SEARCHING for them, and when He finds them, those who are WILLING to come to Him, He will SAVE. However, there are some who will continually RUN AWAY from Him, and ALL the SAFETY and PROTECTION, LOVE and TENDER CARE, that He offers. 


Which kind of sheep are YOU, one who will come to Him for SALVATION, PROTECTION, and ETERNAL SECURITY?   Or are you one who will CONTINUALLY RUN FROM Him and REJECT His LOVING, TENDER CARE and the HOPE of an ETERNITY in Heaven?  And instead you are willing to spend an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS. 


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are headed for Hell, with NO WAY of ESCAPE, for ALL of ETERNITY, unless you TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO God, 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 let Him be your SHEPHERD and OVERSEER of your soul, and have the HOPE of an ETERNITY in Heaven.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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