“23 For the wages of sin is death, but thegift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
NIV Romans 6:23
I am a sinner just like you and in a perfect and pure presence of God Our Creator, there is no place for sin. Where the light rules, there is no place for darkness. To be able to get rid of our darkness and eternally dwell in light, we need help. Divine help. We can’t do it on our own. We can be good, we can be kind, we can be loving, still there is a nature to us that is not perfect and not pure. Despite that, God LOVES US! He is merciful. He is just. He is good. Accept God’s gift today: Salvation and Eternal Life through Christ Jesus.
14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”
Yes, he laid down His life for us! Yes, He knew that it will be so, but He did it because He loves us and because the Father commanded it! He rose again to sit at the right hand of the Father. Yes, He takes care of His sheep! Listen to His voice. Seek His Love and Grace. Apart from Him you can never be truly complete. That missing “thing” you’ve been searching for and can’t seem to find it, is His presence in your life.
The promise Jesus gives to Martha before he resurrects Lazarus is still the same and still valid! It is repeated throughout the Scriptures numerous times “WHOEVER LIVES BY BELIEVING IN ME WILL NEVER DIE.” Read it again!!! What a message of Hope did our Lord leave for the generations to come! So, do not fret, do not worry, just believe. The price for your redemption has already been paid. Believe in Jesus Christ, let Him into your heart, follow His commandments and be sure: He Keeps His Promises! BELIEVE! ♥
“1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”
When Jesus was sent to die for our sins, He was sent to redeem the whole World. Not just a part of it, not just Israel, or Italy, or Tanzania, or Russia. The Whole World! My distant friend at the opposite side of the world, Jesus paid the price for your sins too. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. And if you ever wondered if Jesus can forgive your sins, the answer is – YES! All you have to do is invite Him into your heart. No special words are needed, just say it as you feel. Ask Jesus to come into your heart today, ask Him to forgive your sins, believe on Him and ask Him to be your Lord and Savior. Remember, He was sent to pay the price for the sins of the whole world.
“8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.”
Today my prayer is that all that have been taught to be pure and without sin, may see the light of God and become aware that everyone is a sinner. I pray that all who believe their good works will make them deserving of the eternal life become aware that it will not. I pray that all who have hope but they are not quite sure if God will have mercy on them, become aware that they don’t have to doubt anymore. To all who have recognized themselves in all of the above: Jesus died to pay the price for our sins. Our hope and assurance is in Him. Believing in Him cleanses our sins, makes us pure and deserving of eternal life in Heaven. There is no other way.
If we abide in God’s love, we can’t be afraid. He loves us so much that He gave His only Son so we can be free from the chains of sin and death. If we truly believe and love God, there is no place for fear. We are forgiven and made perfect in love.♥
Oh Lord of Love, Mercy and Grace to You I lift up my eyes. Thank You for loving me Lord. Thank You for finding me in the midst of an unbelieving crowd. Thank You for opening my eyes to Your Amazing Love. Thank You for setting me free. Into Your mighty hands I submit my life and my will. Let all I think, and all I say and do be an expression of Your Love. I will love You Lord and I will praise Your Holy Name all the days of my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
What an amazing, indescribable and unfathomable Love does God have for His children?! He sent His only Son to suffer and die on the cross for us. Who are we to be deserving of such Love? We mess up every day; we think, we say and we do things that set us apart from God’s Love, yet He still cares and He still loves us because we are His children. We are. Let’s never forget that. Let’s always remember that through His Grace and our Faith in Him our lives will not end at the hour of death, but will continue into eternity. ♥
“6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
How limitless and how amazing is God’s Love?! Solely by His Grace we have been saved. It is the ultimate Gift to the humanity. And it is meant for everyone, every person that walks this Earth. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. No amount of our own good works will erase our sins and bring us to Heaven. None. Through Christ Jesus only, we are saved and made worthy of everlasting life. Believe in Jesus Christ. Start your journey with Him today!♥
“12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
Spirit of God is dormant in us until the point we realize and acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God. The Spirit wakes up our mind and our soul and prompts us to pursue God and seek a close relationship with Him. The Spirit dwells in us and guides us in Love and Truth. It’s that simple! Allow God to enter your heart today! GOD IS LOVE!