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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


In our homes, we have smoke detectors to warn us of a fire. Our car’s dashboard has lights to warns us of a mechanical problem. We would be foolish to ignore these warnings. Like wise we need to pay close attention to the scriptures that warn us about the terrible consequences for rejecting God’s provision of a Savior.
The Bible tells us how to be reconciled to God so we can spend eternity with Him. We need to understand and accept the truth that, sin separates us from God [for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…Romans 3:23] [For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross…Colossians 1:19-20]. Because of Adam and Eve’s rebellion, we all are born with a nature bent away from God, and His justice requires that we pay for our transgressions.
God’s Word says; “the wages of sin is death.” Because of the Father’s immeasurable love, He sent His only Son Jesus, to make that payment for us [1Cor. 15:3]. Only the death of one who was perfect would satisfy the Father’s righteous judgment. Jesus lived a life without sin, which qualified Him to become our substitute. He willing took our place and died in order to pay our sin debt. God accepted His death in place of ours and declared us righteous in His sight [This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe……… Romans 3:22]. You see salvation is a free gift, received through faith in Christ alone. [For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast…Ephesians 2:8-9].
Friend our good works will neither satisfy divine justice nor pay for our transgressions. They are not what God requires for forgiveness or adoption into His family. Faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to God. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” When we receive (place our trust in) Christ as our Lord and Savior, heaven becomes our eternal destination. God wants you to live forever with Him. If you have not made your eternal destination certain, do so now. For we are not promised another second here on earth. The Bible says, “today is the day of salvation.” If you are not saved friend, it is my prayer that by a simple act of faith you will acknowledge your sins, believe in your heart that Jesus died in your place, paying the sin debt you owed, and then rose from the dead. The Bible says if you do this and its from the heart, you will be saved……. [Romans 10:9-10, That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved]. He is waiting with open arms, don’t delay, run to Jesus today. May God richly bless you.