ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 3:16

  5/10/19   (Across my desk this morning from Joel and very good.)

Today’s Scripture
“…work out your own salvation…”  (Philippians 2:12, NKJV)

Work Out Your Salvation
When you make Jesus the Lord of your life, some things will change in you immediately, and other things will be worked out over time. You may have addictions or sickness that you are instantly freed from, but yet, you may have wrong attitudes or other areas that are still in the process of changing. That’s because God is doing both a work in you and a work with you. He reveals His power to us and then gives us the opportunity to work with Him in the process of restoring and renewing our lives. You work out your salvation by obeying His Word and surrendering every area of your life to Him. You are working out your salvation when you choose to do the right thing, even when it’s difficult. You are working out your salvation when you stand strong and resist temptation. Remember, God is the one at work in you to give you the power to work out your salvation. He’s empowered you to overcome every obstacle! Keep dealing with the issues He brings up and keep a good attitude, fighting through until you win the victory!

A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, thank You for the work You are doing in my life. I choose to work with You so that I can live the life of victory You have prepared. Help me to be an example of Your love and faithfulness. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:
Actually Philippians 2:12 goes like this in the Amplified Bible:  12 So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ].

(fear here =  Holy Reverence or Great Respect)

Actually Paul here is supporting the fact that Salvation and Sanctification are a process that you began when you make Jesus LORD (ruler, king) of your life and trust HIM to forgive your sins.  The working out of this over your life time is called Sanctification or to be made HOLY.  If you have began a walk towards being like Jesus don’t get side tracked on a dead end some place and loose out.  Salvation is never a matter of “GOOD WORKS”  but if you are really saved,  that faith that brought you into salvation will also produce a change in your life into good works out of pure love for Christ Jesus as LORD.  The Holy Scriptures are the Guide Book for finding Heaven and Eternity with God.   It is our map and compass for faith, love and righteousness.  Like a good road map it is much needed as we walk through this corrupted world.  God entrusted the world to Adam,  Adam got coned out of it by lucifer,  Jesus called lucifer the god of this world and came to buy it back and give us all the opportunity of redemption.  “But straight it the way and narrow is the way to eternal life and few there be that find it.”  If you are on the “WAY” with the Holy Spirit you are indeed blessed.  But take care to keep on the “WAY” as there are many many detours all along the way that look much easier in the beginning but in the end lead a soul into the darkest of darkness and being totally alone for eternity without a body.  So choose the light and walk it out every day in Christ Jesus as LORD and you will be GOOD.  (SAVED,  REDEEMED.)

Please pray for our little fire starting gathering house church tonight.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,    Ken<><   (Our homepage, under “WORTH CONSIDERING” has many teachings that may be of interest.)

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