Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Humanity is far from perfect. The God of all creation is perfect. How can sinful humanity be reconciled to a perfectly right God?
Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3)
By repenting of our sin and believing in Jesus Christ, we are born of the Spirit of God; God's Spirit and our spirit become one. We were all born with bodies of flesh, but we must be born of God's Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God indwells the believer through faith in Christ.
How else could we be made right with God except by the grace of God? That's exactly what the Bible alone teaches. We are saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus alone!
If we are sincere in our repentance of sin and truly believe that Christ died for our sins, than we are "in the Spirit", safe and secure in Christ eternally.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
Monday, June 17, 2013
"...which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all." (Ephesians 1:23)
Give Him all- and let Him be your all in all. What will it be today: fullness of joy or disappointment?
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The discoveries and wisdom of humanity is limited to the material things of this universe. The wisdom of God comes from God alone to any heart open and willing to receive from Him, through faith in Jesus Christ.
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5).”
“For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent (1 Corinthians 1:19).’”
For the atheist, materialist and evolutionist, this statement in First Corinthians alarmingly confirms their own belief: that they will be destroyed and brought to nothing, according to their belief that the universe will someday die and all life will cease. Even they can agree that the wisdom of the wise will be destroyed and the understanding of the prudent will be brought to nothing! But, what they do not know is that what they believe is only partially correct and that God has hidden the full truth from them and revealed it to “babes”. There is an eternal hell for the faithless and there will be a New Heavens and a New Earth for the faithful (Isaiah 65:17, 66:22, 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:1)!
It seems good to God to reveal His truth only to those who love Him and seek Him sincerely and honestly. Don’t we do the same? Don’t we protect ourselves from those we know are not really true, but reveal more to those we know and trust?
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:14).’”
“Of such”. The wisdom and truths of God are for those that come to Him with child-like trust, sincerity and faith. We must seek the truth in all sincerity and be willing to go wherever that leads us.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6).”
“... in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3).”