Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Word of God is Alive in YOU

Sin had us enslaved by its wickedness. Prior to the flood, there was tremendous wickedness in the world, so much, that it grieved God to have created us, because of the evilness in our hearts.  Even though we had failed God with our short comings, he still continued with his planned of salvation with Noah.  He knew that one day there would be many people following his son, Jesus Christ.  He knew that you and I were going to stand strong on his Word.  Praise God!

Be of good cheer, my friends, because sin no longer has control over our lives.  Yes, we struggle with certain behaviors, but sin should not be part of us anymore, the Spirit shall be the ruler of our lives.  God sent his son to remove us from the presence of sin, his wrath, and to give us eternal life. 

SIN
John said in 1 John 1:5-10, Jesus told us God is light and doesn’t have any darkness in him.  Now, we are telling you, if we say we share in life in God and keep on living in the dark, we are lying and are not living by the truth.  But if we live in the light, as God does, we share in life with each other.  And the blood of his son Jesus washes all our sins away.  If we say we have not sinned, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth isn’t in our hearts.   But if we confess our sins to God, he can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away.  If we say we have not sinned, we make a God a liar, and his message isn’t in our hearts.

Reflection:
We are imperfect, but we fool ourselves if we think we can live a life with God and continue living a carnal life as well.  No, remove yourselves from unrighteousness, and the Lord will help you live a life of righteousness through Jesus Christ. 

1 John 5:19 says, “We are certain we come from God and the rest of the world is under the power of the devil.  We know that Jesus Christ the Son of God has come and has shown us the true God.”  AMEN!

WRATH
Revelation 16:15 John said, remember Christ says, “When I come it will surprise you like a thief! But God will bless you, if you are awake and ready.”

Reflection:
If the Lord were to come tomorrow, will your hearts be ready?  Will your life be pleasing to him?  What would he say to you according to your deeds? 

Eternal Life
1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 says, “We believe Jesus died and was raised to life.  We also believe that when God brings Jesus back again, he will bring with him all who had faith in Jesus before they died.  Our Lord Jesus told us that when he comes, we won’t go up to meet him ahead of his followers who have already died.  With a loud command and with the shout of the chief angel and a blast of God’s trumpet, the Lord will return from heaven.  Then those who had faith in Christ before they died will be raised to life.  Next, all of us who are still alive will be taken up into the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the sky.  From that time on, we will all be with the Lord forever.  Encourage each other with these words.”

Reflection:
Eternal life is guaranteed no matter if we die before or are alive when the Lord comes.  Life in Christ is eternal there is no doubt in him.  We will live with our LORD All Powerful one day.  

Life is not great right now, but look towards the heaven, encourage yourselves with the words the Lord has written for us.  Rejoice because one day this will all be over. 

Amazing to think that one day we will be living with God in a PERFECT WORLD.  Awesome!  Thank you Jesus.

+EWSF
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