GOD’S SALVATION “WORTH CONSIDERING” 8/19/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
(The English meaning to the Greek word for believe is (To Trust In, Rely Upon and Cling To.) like a life raft in a storm.
| “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”|
(John 3:16, NIV)
When God sent His Son, Jesus, to the earth, He opened the door of salvation to whoever would believe. That means anyone can come to Him and become a child of His and have everlasting life! He didn’t just come to save certain kinds of people. He didn’t have a bunch of rules and conditions for salvation. Before Jesus came, people had to observe many laws in order to be holy enough to go into the temple. They were constantly performing sacrifices to pay for their sins just so they could be around the presence of God. And even then, their sins weren’t washed away; they were only covered up. But when Jesus came, He was the final sacrifice. His blood didn’t just cover up our sins; His blood washes us clean! Now, instead of just going to the temple to be near God, the Scripture says we are the temple, and He chooses to live inside us. Do you receive Him today? If you’ve never asked Him to come into your life, there’s no better time than right now.
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You for sending Your Son Jesus so that I can be free. Thank You for opening the door to eternal life. I accept the sacrifice Jesus paid. Come into my heart. Be my Lord and Savior in Jesus’ name. Amen.”|
I totally agree that Christ Jesus has completely done HIS part in SEEKING to save us. But now at my stage in life I am learning more and more about my free will responsibility in becoming a son of God in HIM. As I see it in scripture becoming a child of God begins with faith in Christ Jesus as LORD but is a process that continues until death. (Matt.10:22, 2 Tim.4:7-8, John 12:24-26 and John 17:20-26) and that I am to ingest GOD’S truth and share the same before I graduate. The lusts of the flesh,world and enemy are so deceitful and sanctification of the Spirit is so very important after the seed of life is planted by the Holy Spirit in our soil through faith in Christ Jesus as LORD. (Rom. 10:9-12) But the Hard Rocky Soil, Shallow Soil and Weedy Soils are so prevalent and deadly in our hypocritical culture. (Luke 8:11-17). Those plants died, only the deep, weed free soil produced fruit for HIS KINGDOM. Seems there are so very few that are really on “The Way” shared by Christ Jesus our LORD in producing fruit. Lots of folks saying, “Lord Lord” ( Matt.7:21-23 ) but not much humility or obedience. Each day of life is a precious gift and opportunity to learn more about GOD’s wonderful Grace and Mercy and be found in HIM. But without becoming obedient to that truth we find we may still be lost, (2 Tim.4:7-8). James said clearly, “Faith without works, is DEAD. James 2:17-26. Our Creator’s Prime Directive for HIS kids is to help HIM gather the rest of HIS eternal family and to help train them to become like HIM. This is so very important, so be sure to look up and digest all of the scriptures. And check it out as per scripture, what kind of fruit is on your tree, King Jesus or SELF?
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
THERE IS BUT ONE CHURCH OF CHRIST JESUS AND ALL WHO LOVE AND OBEY HIM ARE MEMBERS.”