APRIL 2014 NUGGETS OF TRUTH
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SOMETHING TO CONSIDER


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My friend, I want to share with you that life is short.  We can become so busy with our daily schedules that we do not take time to think about a relationship with a God who loves us with such amazing grace and mercy. 

 

My purpose for living is to help you know that Heaven and Hell are both real.  Jesus, the holy and sinless Son of God, paid the supreme price for sin by taking a horrible beating for us.  He was crucified and shed His  precious blood on an old rugged cross.  He rose from the dead on the third day.  That act made Jesus victorious and forever The Conqueror over sin, death and Hell.  The purpose?  To give all mankind salvation and eternal life.  No other religion can claim that.  What an act of love! The gift of salvation was freely given to us.  However, to receive this gift, we must repent of our sins and give our whole heart to Jesus Christ, by faith. He becomes our Savior.

 

If we play with fire, we will get burnt.  The burn will leave a scar.  What is that fire?  It is called sin. Sin always takes us farther than we want to go, keeps us longer then we want to stay, and costs us more than we want to pay.

 

As children of God, we are called to a surrendered and holy life. We dont hear much about holiness these days.   Jesus said, Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  What is the world?  The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.

 

My heart is heavy to say this, have we become cozy and comfortable with/and in this world, that our heart isnt surrendered to God.  Jesus said “… Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.  We are called to a blessed life which  requires us to die to the flesh (our mind, will, and emotions) in order for the Holy Spirit, within us, to have full control.  We are no longer our own, for we have been bought with a price.  Only as we are surrendered will we become a light and power to a world that is darkened with sin.

 

All choices have consequences. What are you doing with Jesus?  Do you have a rather casual knowledge of Him? Do you love Him?  Are you trusting Him?  Or have you decided you want nothing to do with Him.  That last choice, my friend, will put you in Hell where God does not want you to go.

 

Repentance is a gift (from God) that causes us to turn around and go in the right direction.

 

Jesus told us that if we love Him, we are to keep His commandments.  If we do not put His Word in our heart daily, we can become easily deceived.  He gave us Scripture for direction, wisdom, and understanding on how to live in the here and now with peace and joy.   God commands us to obedience.

 

Time is short. Make choices today for eternity tomorrow.

  

Jan

 

Scripture references: Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Romans 13:11; 1 John 2:15-16; John 15:10