Friday, June 5, 2020

"Worthy of Your Calling"

“Worthy of Your Calling”

That is why we always pray for you.  We ask our God to make you worthy of the life He has called you to live.  May He fulfill, by His power, all your desire for goodness and complete your work of faith.  In this way the Name of our Lord Jesus will receive glory from you, and you from Him, by the grace of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.     2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

When a person becomes a TRUE BELIEVER, they are required to LIVE by the SPIRIT, which indwells them, and NOT by the FLESH, which brings SPIRITUAL DEATH, or SEPARATION from the Almighty God.  The UNBELIEVER, those whose minds are set on the things of the flesh, will suffer ETERNAL DESTRUCTION, not ANNIHILATION, they will SUFFER being SEPARATED from the presence of the LORD and from His glorious might. (v9)

However, for the TRUE BELIEVER, those who have given their HEARTS and LIVES to God, and are striving to LIVE by the SPIRIT, they will receive REST and RELIEF from their sufferings, and they will have the privilege of SHARING in the GLORY of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, when the DAY of the Lord arrives.  So, the Apostle Paul encourages the TRUE BELIEVERS to LIVE according to the HOLY SPIRIT of the LIVING GOD, and to act in ways that are consistent with their RELATIONSHIP to CHRIST JESUS.  In other words, they should BE WORTHY of their CALLING as GOD’S OWN CHILDREN.  Their CALLING to SALVATION and to ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, their WORTHINESS is LIVING by the SPIRIT of GOD and being OBEDIENT to Him, and doing GOOD WORKS because of their FAITH in their REDEEMER, JESUS CHRIST.

If you are an UNBELIEVER, one who has NOT given their HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT WORTHY of SALVATION. Instead, you are an ENEMY of GOD, and you are facing an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPING, after you’re there. God, in His INFINITE MERCY and AMAZING GRACE, is offering you the OPPORTUNITY NOW to WILLINGLY TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and to TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  LISTEN!!! Time is running out.  And you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and start LIVING by the Holy Spirit, instead of the flesh, and be WORTHY of your CALLING, and spend your ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!


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