Added to the scripture from the previous post (“God Save Us”), we are blessed to be reconciled to Christ, both by Jesus’ life and death. What unconditional love God has for us! Continue reading “Saved by Jesus’ Life and Death”
Why do we need God? Why do we need salvation? God sent His Son to die for us so that we can be saved. Why?
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
I wanted to start with this to remind people that no one is perfect. I am not perfect. I have many flaws. I am just like you. But, God is faithful and loves all of us. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were sinners Christ died for us.” If we believe this with all our heart and turn to Him, we will be saved. Ephesians 2:8-9 says “For by grace we have been saved through faith, and that not of ourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. We are all equal in God’s eyes. None of us are saved by anything we do. We cannot earn salvation. It is God’s gift to us. It is what Jesus did on the cross that saves us and only through Him are we saved. Praise God for all You do and for changing my life and my desires and giving me hope. May the Lord bless all of you!
Today I want to share with you how much God loves you. He changed my life so much and filled my heart with joy. He never gave up on me and He won’t give up on you. His desire is that all will be saved. God the Father sent His one and only Son, Jesus who is God, came to this earth to save us by taking the sins of the world on His shoulders and gave His life by dying on the cross, to be raised from the dead on the third day to sit on the right hand of God the Father.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the Light and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done by God.”
We are saved by grace (a gift of God through His Son) through faith in Jesus Christ. Thank you Jesus.
Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, died for our sins so that we could be reconciled to Him. As we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, having The evidence that we are in Christ is that we walk in the Spirit, leaving our sins behind, loving God and loving others. Our old self has been crucified on the cross with Christ. We need to leave the life we lived behind, for we have become a new creation. Our character, our desires our lives have been changed. If not, you need to be reconciled to God. Confess your sins, repent and turn away from your sinful nature and toward Christ. He will help you through anything. You will struggle, but with God, all things are possible. Put your faith in Him and enjoy the newness in life, life more abundantly, assurance of eternal life through the blood of Jesus. As believers, we all have a ministry. A ministry to be a light to this world, to share God’s word, and to help those in need.
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
“For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Thank God for reconciling us to Him. For bringing us into the family of God.
As God has saved us and gave us new life, let us not hesitate to share what God has done for us. As believers, God wants us to spread the good news to all those around us. I often ask God for boldness for many times I encounter people I have a hard time on how to start a conversation about God. I need to remember to pray at that moment for God to give me boldness and the words to say. I need to have that heart to love someone enough to give that person every opportunity to know about Jesus and to have that grace God has given me . One of the devil’s schemes is to introduce fear, doubt, complacency into a believer to keep them from sharing. He has blinded many in this world from the truth and we need to unveil that truth and not hide the light.
2 Corinthians 4:1-6
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.