Saturday, September 5, 2020

"Inexpressible and Glorious Joy!"

“Inexpressible and Glorious Joy!”

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.      1 Peter 1:8-9

There is an EXPERIENTIAL JOY that comes from BLIND FAITH.  That is NOT SEEING, but LOVING and BELIEVING in Christ Jesus.  Hebrews 11:1 says: “Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.”  We have the HOPE of our SALVATION, because of our FAITH in JESUS CHRIST, who we have NOT SEEN, but yet, we BELIEVE.  In John 20:29, Jesus said, to Thomas, who had his doubts.  “Thomas, because you HAVE SEEN Me, you have BELIEVED.  Blessed ARE those who have NOT SEEN and YET they have BELIEVED.” 

The TRUE BELIEVER, TODAY, even though they do NOT see JESUS CHRIST, they BELIEVE and LOVE Him.  And this brings INEXPRESSIBLE JOY, to their HEARTS, because their FAITH tells them that it is FOR SURE a REAL THING, and they are RECEIVING SALVATION, that which was PROMISED and FULFILLED in the WORK of CHRIST on the Cross, and it is a CONTINUING situation.  It is a PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE INHERITANCE, which will be fully REVEALED in the Last Time.  And each day, brings us CLOSER to that FINAL DAY, when our SALVATION will be COMPLETE. 

Even in DIFFICULT times, when there seems to be NO WAY out, GOD provides a WAY, and has already, through His Son, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who is, HIMSELF, the WAY.  This KNOWLEDGE, should bring the TRUE BELIEVER, INEXPRESSIBLE and GLORIOUS JOY!!!  

 But for the UNBELIEVER, the one, who has NOT given their HEART and LIFE to God, they should be very FEARFUL of their DESTINY, which is an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after they are there. 

If this is your plight, you have the opportunity NOW, to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then BELIEVE, 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 RECEIVE an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  And experience that INEXPRESSIBLE and GLORIOUS JOY.   Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

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