Salvation must always be honored as God’s greatest gift to mankind. God had to send His only begotten Son to die a horrific death for people who would never be grateful. He paid a price that we cannot begin to imagine how excruciating it was. He was an innocent man sent to die in place of the guilty with no guarantee. Anyone would be grateful. Then after it was all said and done, He offers redemption as a free gift to every sinner ever born of a women.
Hebrew 2:3 How shall we escape (avoid punishment for our sins) if we neglect so great salvation.
No man will take advantage of God’s gift of grace. No man will mock the Lord. We cannot continue to live like the old sinner we once was and expect God’s grace to cover us. I once heard a notable preacher say something that remains with me to this day. The manner in which you are saved will determine how long you remain saved. I have led people in the sinners prayer and I know the only reason they prayed was to get rid of me. So are they saved? That’s not my call!
1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
After Paul made this statement he listed some sins that are common with the unsaved. Adultery, homo-sex, drunkards, thieves and those who rebel against God. In this present dispensation of time, these folks are being told by some Christians that what they're doing is not sin! In this season of lawlessness men can justify anything with their progressive intelligence. God is very selective when it comes to translating men into the Kingdom of His dear Son.
2 Cor. 6:14-15 What fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what agreement has light with darkness? And what partnership has Christ with belial?
We cannot fulfill the lusts of our flesh while we go through the motions of serving God. Jesus said we cannot have two spiritual forces influencing our lives simultaneously. Anything that has two heads is called a monster. If you truly want to be saved you will protect your place in eternity at all costs.
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!