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.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The City of God

Psalm 46:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the Earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the City of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her and that right early.
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: He uttered His voice, the Earth melted.
The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations He hath made in the Earth.
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the Earth; He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the Earth.
The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Many people are troubled today about our economy, the state of our nation, and the world.
The question is: Where are we living?
If we are in Jesus Christ and he dwells in our hearts by faith, then He is our refuge and strength; He is our very present help in time of trouble.
If we are truly in Him, then we are already dwelling in the City of God, and the streams of the river of God, the Holy Spirit, are making us glad. The scripture says the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. In the world we have tribulation, yet we joy in tribulations, which are working in us patience, experience and hope, and we are not ashamed as the love of God is being shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. We are in the world but we are not of the world. We are of the City of God! We are comforted by the Holy Spirit as He leads us in paths of righteousness for the Lord's sake, to overcome this world and the powers thereof. We are rejoicing in Him, doing the will of the Father from the heart, and He dwells in our midst, and we shall not be moved! Here it says that even if the Earth is removed, we will not fear! We must quiet our anxious thoughts, be still and know that He is God. He will be exalted in the Earth. He is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge. Set our affections on things above, not on things on the Earth, for we are dead and our life is hid with God in Christ.

Psalm 48:2&3
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole Earth, is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the City of the great King. God is known in her palaces for a refuge.