Romans 10:8. ‘But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9. If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.’
I dwell on wisdom. These are things I contemplate, having always preferred the deep truths to shallow half truths. I find I have been judgmental, which is not my right. I am sorry for this. I find the more truth I seek out, ask for, absorb, am given, the more foolish I am and the world system we endure. I find people, including myself for much of my life, seeking to fill our God – designed place for Him with temporary feel good schemes, pleasures, wealth, lies, momentary highs and sins of all flavors and kinds, all the while storing up great or momentary pleasures that go as easily as they come or leave behind pain. And all the while the great and powerful and surprisingly loving God who created us sees everything we do and answers every prayer in hopes that we are saved. Eternity looms, as it did for Noah as he built the ark right before the flood came and it was too late. People go about their business as then like they have all the time in the world, like God is not really ending the world soon as He warned because He has been merciful and patient so far, not wanting any to perish horribly for eternity. Eternity is a very long time. And here we are, all of us, comfortable or uncomfortable, as the moment allows, and thinking of ourselves, forgetting the sacrifice of His life Jesus Christ made and then was resurrected for us to be saved from eternal separation from God, love, goodness, etc. God says humbly obey and love me because I can and long to save you our of my love for you. We say, yeah thanks but I really want this fix now. When God is the only Healer who fixes your heart’s wounds permanently. And we do not have forever to do the right thing and make the right decision. We only have now for sure and face eternity whenever this life ends for us, the next drunk driver, a heart attack, cancer, some terrorist, a drug addict wants your stuff to sell for a brief high, whatever. We only have now for sure so we must decide to humbly obey and love God, accepting the sacrifice and resurrection of His Son for us. This is wisdom. This is truth. Nothing is deeper or simpler. Nothing is more beautiful and it is eternal, which is a very long time.❤
“Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.” I love that hymn. It is a true story.
Simple true story: sin caused and continues to cause a debt rift of holiness (He is holy and now we are not) between us and God. Jesus came to give His life to repair that rift. Death could not keep Him (because He is God) and He rose from the dead and is in heaven now interceding for our benefit. Jesus Paid it all for anyone who calls on His name, humbly asking to be saved. To anyone who humbly and truly asks, Jesus saves from an eternity separated from God (and therefore horrible) and they receive the gift of the Holy Spirit for strength, the amazing fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) development and character building. It is simple and very cool. And God has worked in my life over and over as proof of this truth. It is beautiful, God is gloriously beautiful!❤❤❤
What a precious name. Not to everyone, unfortunately, but it is not He who dictates this. People decide for themselves. That option is in keeping with love, His greatest facet, His make-up. So people are very free to accept Jesus Christ as Messiah and Savior or reject Him. Many reject Him because they see acceptance as limiting their desires or importance when the opposite is actually true. Salvation is freedom and eternal security. It is spiritual advancement into an eternal reward. In this life (spiritual and physical), peace and joy, even amidst persecution. In the next life (spiritual) which is certain to come after death of our bodies, eternal life in harmony and presence of God and those who are saved. Crying, limitations, sadness, enmity, hate, evil all gone. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? I declare from experience that any closeness to Jesus Christ brings closeness to eternal bliss. Hope is His exclusively. Jesus Christ, many call Him Yeshua, is the way, truth and life. He is the bridge between physical and spiritual. What a beautiful, precious, powerful, wonderful name! It is a name that produced faith and reason in this thinking doctor’s scientific mind for He made it. He owns everything yet came as a servant. He owes us nothing but gave everything. This is His measure of love for me, for you. There is plenty of love and hope for everyone He made. He wants us all with Him, following the higher way of love rather than base selfishness and greed/lust. Jesus Christ is the way to do this, the only way. People say it is narrow-minded to think so. The opposite is true. All are invited. Every single person is precious to Him. Everyone is welcome. ❤
My heart tonight was to share and/or reiterate that my precious God, Maker of everything we know including us, Keeper of nature, Maker of Angels, Ruler of our eternal destinies, is NOT an option. He is beautiful in His glory and wealthy beyond measure, wiser than any of our wisdom or what networks we configure. God is All Mighty and All Seeing, has always been, always will be. There is no end to Him as we know of no beginning. And He knows each of us He lovingly hand crafted by name and every minute detail of us, down to the very number of hairs on our heads. And He, loving as He us, is also holy, as we cannot be. So He made a way for us to be holy through the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Ahhh, what a sweet name. Oh how amazing. What love! So, God is not an option. To deny Him is to declare your blind foolishness, your naivity, your deception that makes it convenient to live a life based on animal pleasures. God is who made us. We cannot deny Him. And if we try, we put our immortal eternity in jeapordy of a punishment of hell made for demons who deceive and destroy us, and we are His treasure. I would rather be His treasure than enemy, His beloved child than a proud idiot. God is not an option. And Jesus Christ and His Bible and humble prayer is our only way to Him (because of the holiness). And oh how sweet His Holy Spirit gift is in us when we accept this incredibly generous gift of salvation from Jesus. God is first, most important, worthy of our efforts and energy and resources and worship!❤❤❤
All the signs and prophecies are pointing to it. Jesus Christ, the Messiah, is returning soon. It is hope and so many people are talking about when exactly He will come. I have a secret. I know the answer. Shhhh, it is for your ears and eyes only. He is coming back… wait for it… when God says it is time. He will come at the right, perfect time, like He does everything. He will come at the precise hour, when as many are saved as are willing to be, in order to minimize lost souls who will regret not choosing Him eternally. God does not want anyone to go to hell. It was designed for fallen angels, now demons. But some people sure do prefer momentary pleasures than eternal peace and hope and all who are not saved choose to end up in hell. It is unnecessary and about the saddest thing ever. So, choose to be saved by God through Jesus Christ right now if you haven’t been and read your Bible and humbly pray and God will save you and we will party in heaven one day pretty soon. In thr meanwhile, know that God delays because He is patient and wants more people He made and loves saved. Do not worry about exact days, no one knows. I know He will come at exactly the right time and my job is to be ready. It is really a distraction. He wants us to know so we have hope and motivation to get right and obey. We have work to do up to the moment He pulls us out of here. Keep praying and reading the Bible and praising God and help others do the same. That is it. It is so simple. Do it now. 😄❤
Isaiah 57:15. ‘For this is what the high and exalted One says— he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. 16. I will not accuse them forever, nor will I always be angry, for then they would faint away because of me— the very people I have created. 17. I was enraged by their sinful greed; I punished them, and hid my face in anger, yet they kept on in their willful ways. 18. I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, 19. creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord. “And I will heal them.”‘