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The Very Basis Of The Gospel Is To Know That God Is Love!

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The very foundation of Salvation is grounded in the realization that God’s unmerited love toward us is greater than any other power— including death.   Romans 8:35-39, Ephesians 3:14-21

The last rays of merciful light, the last message of mercy to be given to the world, is a revelation of His character of love. The children of God are to manifest His glory. In their own life and character they are to reveal what the grace of God has done for them.  EGW COL 415

 

 

 

 

The Very Basis Of The Gospel Is To Know That God Is Love!

Knowing and Trusting In God’s Steadfast Love is the very basis of Salvation.  “For God so loved”—that He Gave. John 3:16, 1 Corinthians 13:5

“This is life eternal that they might know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3). When we “know” God as Jesus revealed Him to be and trust Him, then we have confidence, faith, or trust in Jesus’ ability to “save” (salvage) us! Our assurance or confidence is in our Savior (just like the thief on the Cross) not in a legal payment.

            The Power Of God’s Love! Rom 8:37-39

 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 him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the Day of Judgment, because in this world we are like him.  There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love.     1 John 4:13-21, John 5:24

 

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son…   John 3:16-17

And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died.   2 Corinthians 5:14

When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.          Psalm 94:18

But all of us who are Christians have no veils on our faces, but reflect like mirrors the glory of the Lord. We are transfigured by the Spirit of the Lord in ever-increasing splendour into His own image.   2 Corinthians 3:18

God Loves You Just Like He Loves His Son Jesus!

The one thing above all others that Christ is desirous that we should know is that The Father has loved us even as He loved Him!

I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. John 17:23,26

We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it.  Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. Salvation is Now!!   1  John 5:11-13,   1 John 3:2,   John 17:3

Is Sabbath Rest An End Time Issue?-3

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I personally believe we are living at the very end of time and Jesus my Savior is about to come to deliver those who believe in Jesus, Daniel 12:1, Romans 3:26, Revelation 14:12.

The Last Testing Truth For The World

I firmly believe that the testing truth for the world in the final crisis is centered on the issue of proper worship. (Just count the times worship is mentioned in Revelation Chapters 13 and 14, it is very revealing). Please do not attack individuals or denominations over this issue but rather call the Christian church back to The Bible Gospel! The Bible is our only rule of belief and practice! Period!

 

First, Sabbath Rest is about Relationship. Hebrews 4:4, “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works.”  The phrase ‘rested from His works’ is a direct quote from Genesis 2:2.  Resting, too often, will convey an idea of passivity.  A better fit is the word “desisted or ceased”.  A good mental picture of “cease is that of a ship gliding into harbor after a long voyage or a train coming to a halt at the train station.  It is the anticipation of being with someone you love!  Ceasing points to the joy of being with that someone very special.  This is exactly what I believe is meant in Hebrews 4:10.  “God ceased from His works” which is to say God had eager anticipation of being with His creation.  The Sabbath is about an intimate personal relationship with my Creator (Genesis 2:1-3) and His power to save me and make me like Jesus.  1 John 3:2.  The Sabbath is about relationship and resulting loyalty to Jesus Christ.

 

Next the Prophet Ezekiel plainly says that The Sabbath is a relational marker—a sign. Exodus 31:13, 17. Ezekiel 20:12, 20.  Interestingly Paul says that a sign and seal are identical. See Romans 4:11.  Let me emphasize, “The Sabbath is a special time to enjoy more intimacy with The Creator, Jesus.  As a result of this time we become more and more loving and more and more like Jesus and ready for His appearing”  Praise God!  Mark 2:27, 1 John 3:2.

 

Finally, Sabbath Rest is a “ceasing” from all activity of trying to save myself and anticipating an intimate saving relationship with Jesus. Jesus is the only source for true rest and Salvation.  He wants us to “cease” completely trying to save ourselves.  And if we would only come to Him He then will justify us, sanctify us, and make us Holy just like Jesus.  John 17:3, Hebrews 4:4, 10, Matthew 11:28-30, 1 John 3:2,  1 Corinthians 1:29-31, and 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.

 

Worship is The Final Issue

 

Let me toss Jacob’s Trouble into the mix! The “time” of Jacobs’ trouble (See Jeremiah 30:7, Daniel 12:1-2, Matthew 24:21, Revelation 13:15-18) is specifically centered on the issue of worship and is connected with the enforcement of the image to the beast with a death decree. The pressures will be extreme but God’s power to deliver His people is so much greater!!  And God will deliver all who believe in Jesus Daniel 12:1, Romans 3:26, (Compare Daniel 3:4-13, with Revelation 13:11-18).  So people living at the end of time will fall into one of two groups:  The worshipers of the True God having God’s Seal on their forehead (Revelation 7:3, 14:1) or the worshipers of the satanic trinity (The Dragon, The Beast, and the False Prophet Revelation 16:13-14) who have a mark on their right hand or on their forehead (Revelation 13:16-17, 14:11).

 

So how do I enter God’s rest?

 

We enter God’s rest by believing fully in Jesus!  Hebrews 4:3.

 

And the converse is also true; we don’t enter God’s rest because of unbelief.  Hebrews 3:19.

 

In other words, we have the “assurance” of entering God’s rest when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it.  It is all about Jesus!  He is the only one who can save us.  Romans 3:26, 5:10.  The truth is we need to stop all efforts of trying to save ourselves!  Jeremiah 13:23, John 15:5.

 

We enter His rest when we consider Jesus Hebrews 3:1.

 

We enter His rest when we listen to His voice Hebrews 3:7, 15, 4:7.

 

We enter His rest when we cease completely from our own efforts to earn Salvation     Hebrews 4:10.

All of these admonitions are saying the same thing, so let me say it again, we have the “assurance” of entering God’s rest and obtaining salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it.

Let me say it again: I strongly believe that the last testing truth for the world in the final crisis is centered on the issue of proper worship.

Revelation 13:15-17, 14:6-7

 

Hold firmly to Jesus my friend and never ever let go of your grip!

 

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.  And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.  Hebrews 10:22-25.

 

So What Is Your Conclusion? Is Sabbath Rest An End Time Issue?

Revelation 14:6-7,12

Please post your comments!!

 

What Is The Gospel Mentioned In Revelation 14:6?—The Simple Truth! A Brief Bible Study

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We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it.  Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. Salvation is Now!!  1John 5:11-13,   1 John 3:2,   John 17:3

 

  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 him. 1 John 4:16 NIV

 

Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.       Revelation 14:6

The Gospel Is A Living Demonstration Of God’s Steadfast Love— An Everlasting Love That Holds Me Together And Saves Me!!

 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15

 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;  Isaiah 61:1

 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11

It is very interesting to note that in both Isaiah 61:1 (From The LXX which is the official translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek) and in Luke 2:10-11 the Greek word for Good News is Gospel! (euaggelizo).

The Power Of God’s Love!

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son… John 3:16

And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17 NIV

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;  2Corinthians 5:14

When I thought, “My foot slips,”
your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. Psalm 94:18

The Gospel Is The Creative Power of God To Save Us!

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Romans 1:16, 20, John 3:16, 1 Corinthians 1:24, 18, 2 Timothy 1:8-12

Jesus Is The Gospel!

Christ is the power of God 1Corinthians 1:23-24. Therefore Jesus is the Gospel! And Christ’s Salvation comes through the cross. Mark 1:15, 1Corinthains 1:18

The Gospel is a Mystery Now Revealed!

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Jesus is “The Only Way” John 14:6 Colossians 1:27, Ephesians 3:3-7, Romans 8:3-4, 11

The Gospel is Christ dwelling inside us and the preaching of the Gospel is making known to others of the possibility of Christ dwelling inside of them! It’s by Faith alone In Jesus that accomplishes this awesome reality!   Ephesians 2:8-9

How does Christ dwell inside us?

Jesus lives inside us through the Holy Spirit. John 16:13, John 14:17 Romans 8:8-11, John 14:16-18, John 16:7, John 17:20-26, Galatians 5:22,23, Revelation 3:20

When I invite Jesus to dwell inside me, He then transforms me into His likeness 1John 3:1-3. He literally lives out His life of victory inside us. Romans 8.:3-4, 8-11,Romans 5:10. All of this is accomplished in me because God is love. 1John 4:8, Jeremiah 31:3, 1Thessalonians 5:23-24, 1Corinthians 1:29,30, Galatians 5:22-23

It is all Christ and nothing that we “do” in the area of putting forth effort.  We simply believe what God says. Praise God we don’t have to save ourselves. Matthew 1:21, John 3:16-17, 2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 3:3-8

And what is my part? Simply to choose Jesus and trust Him with my life! This requires 100 percent surrender to Jesus 100 percent of the time!                       And that’s it!!  John 3:16, Galatians 2:20

For Future Study: What Is Sanctification?

 

 

 

 

Jesus Is About To Come!! Revelation 22:20

    We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it.  Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. Salvation is Now!!  1John 5:11-13,   1 John 3:2,   John 17:3

Is Your Imagination Of God Starved?—Daily Devotion By Oswald Chambers

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 By Oswald Chambers

Author of:“My Utmost for His Highest”

Devotion For February 10th  

“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things.”

Isaiah 40:26

The people of God in Isaiah’s day had starved their imagination by looking on the face of idols, and Isaiah made them look up at the heavens, that is, he made them begin to use their imagination aright. Nature to a saint is sacramental. If we are children of God, we have a tremendous treasure in Nature. In every wind that blows, in every night and day of the year, in every sign of the sky, in every blossoming and in every withering of the earth, there is a real coming of God to us if we will simply use our starved imagination to realize it.

The test of spiritual concentration is bringing the imagination into captivity. Is your imagination looking on the face of an idol? Is the idol yourself? Your work? Your conception of what a worker should be? Your experience of salvation and sanctification? Then your imagination of God is starved, and when you are up against difficulties you have no power, you can only endure in darkness. If your imagination is starved, do not look back to your own experience; it is God Whom you need. Go right out of yourself, away from the face of your idols, away from everything that has been starving your imagination. Rouse yourself, take the gibe that Isaiah gave the people, and deliberately turn your imagination to God.

One of the reasons of stultification in prayer is that there is no imagination, no power of putting ourselves deliberately before God. We have to learn how to be broken bread and poured out wine on the line of intercession more than on the line of personal contact. Imagination is the power God gives a saint to posit himself out of himself into relationships he never was in.

Five Ways We Can Encourage Each Other

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Taken from a message given by Adrian Rogers

Barnabas was a man who had the gift of encouragement. Acts 4:36 introduces him as, “Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation).” The apostles gave him a nickname that meant “encouragement.”

By looking at some events in the life of Barnabas recorded in the book of Acts, we can learn some ways to encourage others.

Encourage Others by Practicing Stewardship

According to Acts 4:37, Barnabas, “having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.” Barnabas saw a need and moved in to meet that need. That encourages everyone.

You may say, “I am not rich. I have nothing to sell; therefore, this does not apply to me.” But there’s more than money to give. Acts 3 relates a story about two other apostles, Peter and John. They were not rich, but they gave what they had. They said in Acts 3:6, “silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee…” Then they healed the crippled man. Giving back what God has given to us serves to encourage and comfort those around us.

Encourage Others by Extending Friendship

In Acts 9 we read of Saul who had been an enemy of the early Church—even having some Christians killed. He became a believer, but the Church was still scared of him.

Acts 9:26-27 says, “And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.”

Barnabas encouraged Saul by extending love and friendship to him. He befriended this new believer.

Encourage Others by Building Partnerships

Another episode in the life of Barnabas included the church at Antioch. Revival had broken out there, and the church at Jerusalem sent Barnabas to make sure this church was teaching Truth. Acts 11:22-23 says, “… they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.”

Barnabas took the opportunity to encourage them. He saw the grace of God and reported, “These are brothers and sisters and we need to get with them.” He was not a divider or a wall builder; he was a bridge builder. He encouraged others by building partnerships.

Encourage Others by Developing Leadership

When Barnabas saw what God was doing in Antioch, he realized they needed a leader with an organizational mind and some spiritual insight. He knew Saul could help them and also that Paul had spiritual gifts that needed to be discovered and developed.

In Acts 11:25-26 we read, “Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people …”

Barnabas never wrote a book in the Bible, but he encouraged two people who later did—Paul and Mark. Barnabas was the man that God used to encourage and develop leadership.

Encourage Others by Re-Building Relationships

Let’s look at one last example found in Acts 15:36-41. Earlier in their ministry, Paul and Barnabas had taken a young John Mark with them on their first missionary journey. Somewhere along the way, Mark left the team and went home. Later, when they wanted to retrace their steps. Barnabas wanted to take Mark with them, but Paul refused. Barnabas took Mark one way, and Paul took Silas another. Barnabas sought to mend the broken relationship.

Later, in 2 Timothy 4:11, Paul asks for Mark to come to him. Paul’s relationship with Mark was restored and their ministries continued in part because Barnabas refused to let go of a good man just because he failed.

Barnabas was an encourager, and we too are called to be encouragers. In 2 Corinthians 1:3, the Bible calls God the God of all comfort or encouragement. So for us to encourage others is to be like God. We need some Barnabases. For the glory of God, will you say, “God, make me an encourager?”

 

Breaking Free From Worry And Anxiety by Knowing Jesus

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Are you a person who is gripped by worry today?  Before you can know the peace of God, you need to have peace with God.  But this is only possible through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

By Greg Laurie

Have you ever been gripped by fear? You know the feeling. A shiver downs your spine. Your stomach has a sinking sensation. Your mouth goes dry. Maybe it happened when you were in a life-threatening situation, or at least you thought you were.

Some people actually thrive on fear and will spend their hard-earned dollars to be scared out of their minds. They will go to a movie because they have heard it is really scary, or go to an amusement park to ride the most extreme ride. But like it or not, fear is a very real emotion that most of us would rather avoid.

Unfortunately, fear has a friend called worry, and the two work in tandem. For example, maybe something frightens you, and you begin to think about the worst thing that could possibly happen. What if this happens? What if that happens? You can worry yourself into a state of panic.

Medical research has proven that worry can be physically harmful. It can affect our nervous systems and make us less resistant to disease. Experts have stated that excessive worry can shorten the human life. It is ironic that we worry about our lives, but in doing so, we actually can shorten them.

I am glad that the apostle Paul took the time to address the subject of worry and give us God’s antidote for it:

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things (Philippians 4:6-8 NKJV).

When Paul wrote these words, he was not living in an ivory tower, spinning off impractical theories. He was in some very difficult circumstances. Paul wanted to go to Rome to preach, but instead, he ended up there as a prisoner.

Now he awaited his fate. His case could come up any day. He didn’t know whether he would be acquitted or beheaded. Paul had plenty to worry about. But in the midst of these circumstances, Paul offered three steps that will help us break free from worry.

The first step is right praying (verse 6-7). When we are gripped by fear and worry, we need to pray. If you want to be free from worry, then you need to be a person who prays. Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9 NKJV).

When you put God’s will above your own and start praying and thinking about His greatness, then all of your problems start shrinking, not because they are getting smaller, but because you have begun to realize how big God is. It puts your problems in perspective.

Second, we need to take the step of right thinking (verse 8). Maintaining personal peace involves both the heart and the mind. If you want peace in your heart, then you have to get your thoughts in order, because what we think about ultimately affects what we do. We want to nip in the bud any thoughts that would be impure or spiritually destructive.

Isaiah 26:3 promises, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (NKJV).

The third step is right living (verse 9). You cannot separate outward action from inward attitude. When you live a wicked life, you are constantly in turmoil, because sin always results in unrest.

In contrast, when you live right before God, you have His peace. Isaiah 32:17 says, “The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever” (NKJV).

Are you a person who is gripped by worry today? Before you can know the peace of God, you need to have peace with God. But this is only possible through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. To learn more, simply go to www.knowgod.org.

If you’re reading this today and know Jesus Christ, then you don’t have to worry about tomorrow. God is in control of your life. You may not know what tomorrow holds, but you know who holds tomorrow.

 

Greg Laurie pastors Harvest Christian Fellowship (one of America’s largest churches) in Riverside, California.

 

Does God Forget?

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Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future.  John 17:3

 

Pastor Smith’s Previous Post.

Forgotten Sins

By Pastor Dennis Smith

It seems to be a natural response of man to want to do something to make amends for his sins.  This is why the false doctrine of meritorious penitent acts of contrition became a part of Christianity.  The Christian may also find himself sometimes confessing a sin more than once to God if in his mind the sin is very grievous.

A sin need be confessed only once.

 

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

 

The story of David and his sin of adultery and murder is a wonderful example of God’s complete forgiveness of the sinner.  It seems David had forgotten about his sin and went on about his business as king.  So God sent Nathan the prophet to David to call attention to his sin.  Nathan told a story about a poor man’s little yew lamb that was taken by a rich man for a feast who had many sheep of his own.  David became enraged and was ready to pass judgment on the rich man for his unjust act against the poor man.  Then Nathan said:

 

“And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;  And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.  Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife [to be] thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.” 2Samuel 12:7-9

 

David deeply repented of his sin.  His prayer of repentance is found in Psalm 51:1-5. (Read all of Psalm 51) God accepted David’s confession and forgave him.

Years later, Jeroboam was king, but was leading Israel away from God.  Therefore, God sent a prophet to him to confront him with his sin.  We read of the encounter in 1Kings.  God told the prophet:

 

“Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel,  And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;  1Kings 14:7-8

 

Notice who God used as an example of faithfulness to God in contrast to Jeroboam’s unfaithfulness.  God said, “thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;”  God forgot!  In God’s mind David was an obedient servant of God.

God tells all who repent of their sin and ask for forgiveness:

 

“As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12

 

“And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.” Hebrews 10:17

 

God’s forgiveness is complete.  He never brings our sins to mind.  They are totally forgotten by God.

What a wonderful gift God has given us in His act of forgiving our sins.  We too should not bring to mind our past sins and let them weigh us down.  This is the only way to experience the full and complete forgiveness God offers, and have peace in our heart.  As God’s forgiveness becomes a reality in our heart our love for God will grow deeper and deeper.  We will come to know what a truly loving heavenly Father we have.

Hebrews 8:12

Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future.  John 17:3

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Salvation’s Vital Concepts-1a

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The Grand Canyon

What follows are Five Vital Salvation Concepts. Please Post your comments and views. Are these concepts sufficient for Salvation? Or is there more to it? What’s missing?

The Gospel of Jesus

The Gospel is Christ dwelling inside us by faith ALONE and the Preaching of The Gospel is making known to others of the possibility of Christ dwelling inside them!  Jesus ALONE saves, you believe—that’s it!! 1Thessalonians 5:23-24,2Corinthians 3:18.

Colossians 1:27, Romans 1:16-17,8:3-4,11,10:9, John 14:15-18, 1John 4:8,16,

 

 

God’s Love Is Other Centered and Extravagant

God himself is love. 1John 4:8,16, Hosea 11:1-2. He designed everything to function in harmony with His law of love which is all things freely giving to others. The law of love is the law of giving —- the law of life. Love always involves doing what is good regardless of how one feels. Doing what is in the best interest of another, love is selfless. When we love we live. When we stop loving, we die. It is this other centered love that God wants us to comprehend, Ephesians 3:18-19, Ephesians 5:25, 2Thessalonians 3:5.

 

John 3:16, 1Corinthians 13:5, 1John 4:11-12, Isaiah 43:1, Isaiah 49:15-16, Psalm 36:5, Psalm 37:4, Psalm 103:1-14, Isaiah 53:4-7,Isaiah 61:1-3

 

 

Connection In Relationship Is Our Prime Reality

 

Our connection with relationship is prime reality and experience for all of us.

On the other hand, separation is the most horrific experience of reality that a human will ever encounter.

 

Jesus cried out My God My God why have you forsaken me?

Paul states the remedy for separation in Romans 8:38-39. Jesus says that “knowing me intimately is essential in order to have eternal life”,John 17:3.

 

 

God’s Love Heals Separation While Reconciling Us To Himself.

 

The one thing above all others that Jesus desires us to know is that The Father has loved us even as He loved Him.

Knowing Jesus intimately comes only through the daily presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Romans 8:9-11,14, 2Corinthians 3:18,4:16,Ephesians 5:18.

 

John 17:26, Romans 8:38-39, Jeremiah 31:3, 1John 4:8,, Hosea 11:1-2, Psalm 94:18, 2Corinthians 5:14, 1John 4:10, 2Corinthians 5:14-21, Galatians 5:22-23.

 

 

Reconciliation Is Our Final Message Of Hope To The World.

Revelation 14:6-12, 2Corinthians 5:14-20.

Jesus Our Great Heavenly Physician, Will Perfectly Heal, Restore And Save Us!!

This Is The Gospel!! Praise God!!!!

 

Jesus Is The Gospel And He Is About To Come Ready Or Not!!

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He is the First and Last,
The Beginning and the End!

He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times.
He always was, He always is, and He always will be …
unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone!

He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!
The world can’t understand him,
The armies can’t defeat Him,
The schools can’t explain Him, and The leaders can’t ignore Him.
Herod couldn’t kill Him, The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him,  and The people couldn’t hold Him!
Nero couldn’t crush Him, Hitler couldn’t silence Him,
The New Age can’t replace Him, and “Oprah” can’t explain Him away!

He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.

His ways are right,
His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and He is my peace!
He is my Joy,
He is my comfort,
He is my Lord, and He rules my life!

I serve Him because His bond is love,
His burden is light, and His goal for me is abundant life.

I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise,
the power of the powerful,
the ancient of days, the ruler of rulers, the leader of leaders, the overseer of the overcomers, and is to come. And if that seems impressive to you, try this for size.

His goal is a relationship with ME!
He will never leave me,
never forsake me,
never mislead me,
never forget me,
never overlook me and
never cancel my appointment in His appointment book!

When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak, He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!
When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!
When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!

He is everything for everybody everywhere, every time, and every way.

He is God, He is faithful. I am His, and He is mine!

My Father in heaven can whip the father of this world.
So, if you’re wondering why I feel so secure, understand this…

He said it and that settles it.
God is in control, I am on His side,
and that means all is well with my soul.

Everyday is a blessing for God Is! And Jesus Is About To Come!!!

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