Wednesday, May 12, 2021

"God's Tender Mercy"

 

“God’s Tender Mercy”

 

“You will tell His People how to find salvation through the forgiveness of their sins. Because of God’s Tender Mercy, the morning light from Heaven is about to beak upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.”   Luke 1:77-79

 

These verses of Scripture are part of Zechariah’s Prophecy, just days after John was born.  Yet the are VERY applicable to the TRUE CHILDREN of the LIVING GOD.  God gives His Children, the mandate to TELL PEOPLE how to find SALVATION.  And the ONLY WAY is through the FORGIVENESS of their sins, which is made possible, ONLY, through the SHED BLOOD of the Lord Jesus Christ, who GAVE His Life, as a SACRIFICE for the REDEMPTION of ALL MANKIND.  In Acts 1:8, we are told: “…You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.  And you will be My Witnesses, telling people about Me EVERYWHERE---in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”   Theses were the Words of our LORD. The Great Commissioning of, NOT only His Apostles, but for ALL of the TRUE BELIEVERS, throughout the known world.  We are to be His WITNESSES, and to SHARE the GOOD NEWS that mankind might be SAVED from their sins and from an ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you’re there. 

 

ALL of this is due to the TENDER MERCY of our LOVING LORD.  In order for people EVERYWHERE, to experience the One who is the TRUE LIGHT, who gives LIGHT to EVERYONE.  It is an ETERNAL LIGHT, it shines in the darkness, and the darkness can NEVER extinguish it.  (John 1:5).  This LIGHT, which is Jesus Christ, who is the Prince of Peace, will guide us to the PATH of PEACE.  Jesus said: “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.  And the PEACE I give is a gift the world CANNOT GIVE.  So don’t be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27) Are you experiencing this PEACE? 

 

You can experience it, IF you will ACCEPT GOD’S TENDER MERCIES, and ADMIT that you are a SINNER, in NEED of a SAVIOR.  Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God.  CONFESS your sins, to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  And WILLINGLY TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and His TENDER MERCIES, and bring the TRUE LIGHT into a DARK world.  And receive HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS as your ETERNAL HOME.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

Monday, May 10, 2021

"The Right Path"

 

“The Right Path”

 

Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.  Lead me by Your Truth and teach me, for You are the God who saves me.  All day long I put my hope in You.            Psalm 25:4-5

 

This is a prayer that EVERY TRUE CHILD of the Living God, SHOULD have in their HEART and on their mind.  We, as God’s TRUE Children, need to be shown the RIGHT PATH to take, because God has a SPECIFIC plan for EACH of His Children.  And in order to be in the PERFECT WILL of the HOLY RIGHTEOUS GOD, we MUST know which ROAD to take. 

 

We NEED to be LED by His TRUTH, and NOT be distracted by FALSE DOCTRINES and led by FALSE TEACHERS.  We NEED to be TAUGHT by God’s Holy Spirit, who INDWELLS EVERY TRUE BELIEVER.  He is our COUNSELOR, and our GUIDE.  He will NOT FAIL us when we put our TRUST in His COUNSEL and His GUIDANCE.  When we are SENSITIVE and SUBMISSIVE to Him, He will LEAD us to the RIGHT PATH, and we can, with CONFIDENCE in Him, TRUST Him, because He is the THIRD PERSON in the HOLY TRINITY.  He will TEACH us what GOD wants us to KNOW.

 

And we can put our HOPE and TRUST in God, because He is the ONE who brings us SALVATION, through the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and the SHEDDING of HIS precious blood, for the FORGIVENESS of our sins.  And to put us on the RIGHT PATH to an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and to be able to ESCAPE HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.  Are you on the RIGHT PATH? 

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are on the DANGEROUSLY WRONG PATH, and you are headed for an ETERNAL DESTINY in HELL, with NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you are there.  In order to get on the RIGHT PATH, you MUST ADMIT that you are a sinner, and then come to the foot of the CROSS of CHRIST, and BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  Then be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN to GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And KNOW that JESUS CHRIST is ALIVE, in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and let Him put you on the RIGHT PATH to your ETERNAL HOME.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

"Who is JESUS CHRIST?"

 

“Who is JESUS CHRIST?”

Colossians 1:15-20

 

Christ is exactly like God, who cannot be seen.

He is the first-born Son, superior to ALL creation. 

Everything was created by Him, EVERYTHIG in Heaven and on Earth,

EVERYTHING seen and unseen, including ALL forces and powers,

and All rulers and authorities.  ALL things were CREATED by God’s Son,

and EVERYTHING was made for Him.

God’s Son was before ALL else, and by Him EVERYTHING is held together.

He is the Head of His Body, which is the Church. 

He is the very BEGINNING, the FIRST to be RAISED from DEATH, so that He would

be above ALL others. 

God, Himself was pleased to live FULLY in His Son.  And God was PLEASED for Him to make PEACE by SACRIFICING His Blood on the Cross, so that ALL beings on earth might be

brought back to God.

This is who Christ is, and the WORK that He accomplished through His OBEDIENCE to His

Heavenly Father.  You used to be far from God, and some may still be far from Him.  Your thoughts and actions made you His enemies, because they were evil thoughts and actions, by God’s standards.  But, JESUS, God’s Son became a human being and DIED, for your sins and to give you a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God, and to make PEACE between YOU and GOD.  And when you ACCEPT His SALVATION, with a DEEPLY ROOTED and FIRM FAITH, you will be able to stand HOLY, FAULTLESS and INNOCENT in the PRESENCE of the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD, and His BELOVED SON. 

 

This process is made possible through these steps:  You MUST ADMIT that you are a SINNER, and that you have REBELLED AGAINST God and His Son. You MUST BELIEVE that JESUS CHRIST suffered, bled and died for your sins, and that God RAISED Him from DEATH and the GRAVE, and He is NOW, ALIVE, and at the RIGHT HAND of GOD, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  You MUST be willing to TURN AWAY FROM your OLD, SINFUL LIFE-STYLE, and TURN TO GOD.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION and the HOPE of HEAVEN as your ETERNAL HOME, and be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you are there.  So, PLEASE do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

"Run with Endurance!"

 

“Run with Endurance!”

 

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of Faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.     Hebrews 12:1-2

 

This great cloud of witnesses that surround us are the Old Testament Saints, who have already Run the RACE of FAITH, and PERSEVERED, thus giving WITNESS to the VALUE and BLESSING of LIVING by FAITH. They are NOT SPECTATORS, but EXAMPLES of LIVING by FAITH.  And this SHOULD MOTIVATE US and INSPIRE US to “RUN the RACE” with ENDURANCE, because of their Godly examples, which they set for us.

 

 And to RUN the RACE with ENDURANCE, we MUST LAY ASIDE EVERY encumbrance and the SIN that so easily entangles us. These encumbrances are ANYTHING that would HINDER LIVING by FAITH, the SIN is the SIN of UNBELIEF, refusing to TURN AWAY FROM our OLD SINFUL LIFESTYLE, and TOTALLY TURNING to GOD, and giving up the sins that we CLING TO.  And RUNNING with ENDURANCE or PERSEVERANCE. 

 

And KEEPING OUR EYES on JESUS CHRIST, who is the AUTHOR and PERFECTER of FAITH.  The One who for the JOY set before Him ENDURED the AGONY of the CRUEL CROSS, despising the SHAME, yet KNOWING the JOY of ACCOMPLISHING the TASK of PROVIDING REDEMPTION for ALL of MANKIND.  And because of His PERSEVERANCE He assumed the GLORIOUS, TRIUMPHANT position at the RIGHT HAND of the Throne of God. 

 

This is the UTMOST EXAMPLE of RUNNING the RACE with ENDURANCE.  The TRUE BELIEVER, should KEEP their EYES on the PRIZE that is before them.  And FOLLOW the EXAMPLE of JESUS CHRIST, that they may SHARE with HIM, the JOY of their FINAL VICTORY.  Are you RUNNING THE RACE with ENDURANCE?

 

This RACE begins with SALVATION, you MUST be SAVED from your SINS, and begin LIVING by FAITH. There are MANY GOOD examples of RUNNING the RACE with ENDURANCE, but the VERY BEST example is the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who ACCOMPLISHED His RACE a VICTOR, because of His PERSEVERANCE.  You too can be a VICTOR by; TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURNING 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 that He is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and RUN the RACE with ENDURANCE.  Then you can RECEIVE the inheritance of an ETERNAL HOME in HEAVEN with ALL its BLESSINGS, and be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

"The Law of the Spirit of Life"

 

“The Law of the Spirit of Life”

 

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.     Romans 8:1-2

 

The Law of the Spirit of Life is the Law of FAITH, the message of the GOSPEL.  And because of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who came, in the likeness of sinful flesh, but Himself was SINLESS, and He CONDEMNED SIN in the FLESH, and became a ONCE for ALL OFFERING for sin.  And because of His Act of REDEMPTION, to FREE mankind from their SINS, He has set them FREE from the law of SIN and DEATH.

 

For those, who are in Christ Jesus, who have given their HEART and LIFE to Christ for their SALVATION, they will NOT face CONDEMNATION, or GUILTY SENTENCE, for their SINS, PAST, PRESENT, or FUTURE.  They are FREE from the LAW of SIN and SPIRITUAL DEATH.  In other words, they will have ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS and be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO RELIEF.  The Spirit of Life replaces the law that produced SIN and DEATH with the Law that produces LIFE.  He FREES them from sin and a SPIRITUAL DEATH and confirms their ADOPTION as God’s Children.  Have you received the SPIRIT of LIFE?

 

You can receive Him and LIVE by the SPIRIT and NOT by the FLESH, if you are WILLING TO TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  And 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.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and be SET FREE from the law of SIN and SPIRITUAL DEATH, and POSSESS the SPIRIT of LIFE.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!