Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Amazing Grace

My wife and I can't wait for the day that we are to be present with the Lord to worship Him. He has given both my wife and I "life during life." Our prayer is to live out our faith in Christ through His will not our own. To love others not in word or tongue but by deed and in truth. John 17:17 Jesus prays to the Father for us saying, "Sanctify them by Your truth, Your word is truth." The world is filled with the "lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life" (1 John 2:15-17), and the world doesn't have the love of the Father. To be Sanctified (set-apart, made righteous) from the ways of the world is a real experience of peace in your life. The way we are to be set-apart from the ways of this world is to have the truth. Jesus said the word of God is truth. A definition of truth; perfect, spotless, without contradiction, correspondence to reality. I encourage you to read the Bible. The Bible does say that "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). But don't forget what Jesus did... "God demonstates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). I was once told, "This book will keep you from sin, or, sin will keep you from this book." Make Jesus Christ your Lord today! Jesus said, "Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 10:32-33). The Apostle Paul wrote, "...Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His" (Romans 8:9). "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:9-10). Accept Jesus now! don't wait. Today is the day of salvation. God's love for you is so much. He wants to forgive you of your sins, but you need to come to Him. You need to confess your sins to Him. He will forgive you of all your sins because He is faithful and just. This is His "Amazing Grace" to you and I.

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