For us to accept Jesus as Saviour we must first see Jesus as King, rightly having the authority to offer us salvation on His terms. Sin came about when man rejected God’s authority. Salvation comes about when man accepts God’s authority: when we see Jesus as our King.
…they had only ever seen Jesus as a prophet: a great prophet who could help them, but ONLY a prophet. They never recognized Jesus as The Messiah, their Messiah: they had mistaken His identity.
…if we were to depend on our own righteousness for God’s protection/blessing, then we would have none because our righteousness is worthless… But we don’t have to depend on our goodness. Instead, we rely on the PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS of Jesus our Lord and Saviour and through Him we we are blessed.
Believers must never allow the affairs of earth to distract us from our purpose here, which is attending to the interests and affairs of God as they pertain to this world.
If we indeed intend to heed God’s call to service, let us then commit ourselves to sanctification: to being washed by His Word. Let us determine to study God’s Word that He might set us apart unto Himself, for His use ONLY.
We are ALL chosen by God to do SPECIFIC work here on earth. God laid out a unique plan for each one of us before we were born.
…Real wealth is not found in the accumulation of the things that men say are valuable. We become truly wealthy when God… declares us valuable to Him because He can use us in His Kingdom. Don’t let the blessings become more important than the Blesser.
Nothing we do of our own strength can protect us from the evils of this world… But, while we are walking in God’s will, though the evil of the world may touch us, it can’t defeat us, because a believer’s victory is not in earthly security, it is in eternal security. Our victory isn’t in physical safety, it is in spiritual strength: we are victorious when God’s will is accomplished in us, not when we escape the travails/struggles of life.
Salvation is NOT gained by works.. But works testify that salvation HAS taken place… “Faith without works is dead”.
Is Salvation valuable enough to give up everything to get it?… For Salvation to come to our lives, it must displace everything from our lives… If Salvation means ANYTHING to us, it must be EVERYTHING to us. How much are you willing to lose just to get Salvation? How much is too much to lose to get Salvation?