Tuesday, 22 October 2019
No one likes to be tricked! But did you know that there is someone who wants to trick you? The devil is a liar.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
He wants you to believe that you don't need to think about where you will go when you die. But the truth is that "It is appointed unto every man once to die and after the judgement. You never know when your going to face God. It could be this very day! Are you ready to meet Him?
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
The devil also wants you to believe that you will go to heaven as long as you are a good person. This is also a trick! The truth is that " There is none righteous"!
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
The Bible tells us that if we have broken even one of God's commandments, we are guilty of breaking all His laws.
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
God's standard is perfection and no human has ever met up to that requirement. For all have sinned.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
This is where the treat comes in! Even though God cannot allow sin in His presence and we can never measure up to His standard and He was willing to take the punishment that we deserved. For He (God) hath made (Jesus) to be sin for us.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21(KJV)
Jesus, God's perfect son, took your sins upon Himself. He allowed Himself to be crucified. God judged your sin through the death of His Son.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Jesus died and three days later, He rose again from the grave, proving that He is God and that He has the power to save from sin. He said, “I am the resurrection and the life.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
The Bible says:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Wouldn’t you rather reject the tricks the devil is trying to play on you or accept the free gift of eternal salvation that Jesus offers to you instead?
You simply need to:
1. Admit you are a sinner. Tell God that you have broken His commandments.
2. Believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven. He died to take the punishment of your sins and rose again to give you eternal life with Him.
3. Call on Jesus and ask Him to forgive your sins and give you the eternal life that He offers freely.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
The word repentance means deep sorrow; regret for any past action, wrongdoing, conviction of the heart, or sinful ways. A sincere turning away in both mind and heart from man’s sinful ways to God.
To repent in relation to salvation is to change your mind from rejection of Jesus Christ to the faith of Jesus Christ, to recognize that He is indeed "Lord and Saviour".
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
All the Prophets, apostles and even Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ called for repentance.
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
The goodness of God leads us to repentance.
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
By Gods Love and great Mercy, when we repent, admitting we have sinned against God, believe in Jesus Christ alone and what He did for us at the cross of Calvary.
God then is able to restore that relationship with Himself by His Grace, leading us to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, to continue to guide us into all truth, the renewing of our minds through Gods word, personal relationship in prayer, and the inwardly and outwardly changing of our lives. A person who has truly repented from the rejection of Christ to faith in Jesus Christ will give evidence of a changed heart, mind and life showing the love of God.
With Blessing in Christ,
David & Gay