Repent and Believe the Gospel!

Jesus said,"The time is fullfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe the Gospel"
The Gospel is that the Word of God became a man; Jesus, the only begotten of the Father, the Son of God, full of grace and truth, and lived in this world with every temptation that you and I face, and yet He never sinned and He gave himself to die on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead. He was seen of above 500 witnesses after He arose and He ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven. He is there right now, alive, making intercession on our behalf to the Father. He is coming again with all the saints and all the angels in great power and glory and all who live and believe in him will be united with him and thus will we ever be with the Lord. I urge you to seek Him now, during this time while the long suffering of God is waiting, for the Day of the Lord is coming soon. He loves you and He will save you to the utter most if you will put your trust in Him.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Little Things


1Jn 1:1-10,  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us; That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 

When we sin, even a “little” sin, against our brother or sister, we need to go to them, humble our self and repent, and make it right with them, and with God. In Luke  17:3&4, Jesus said,  Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. Our pride wants us to just brush it off and say, that’s no big deal, that’s just a little thing, or, I will look foolish, etc. But it is very important that we keep things clear between us and our brothers and sisters, between us and God , and in our conscience. Otherwise, we have “little” unconfessed sins building up and our character flaws are not being dealt with, our hearts are being hardened, our love is growing cold “little” by “little”, and eventually we have a “big” problem and broken fellowship with each other and with God. So, humble yourself, go to your brother or sister, confess your fault to them and to God. Ask God to cleanse you of that sin, acknowledge it as sin. He will answer and continue to cleanse you. And, learn to walk in love and forgiveness. I heard a person say once that God told him, ‘The little things are the big things.” No matter how foolish you feel, even if people laugh at you, you are free, you are clear, and you walk on with no guilt, cleansed by the Blood of Jesus. You will be getting better and better, and soon you will be able to love more consistently. You will continue being conformed to the image of your savior, Jesus Christ. Praise God! Don’t let anyone condemn you or make you feel guilty. Just stand up and rejoice and walk on with Jesus. Jesus said in John 8:12, I am the light of the world. He that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

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