God Did It !
“God The Father CHOSE YOU long ago, and The Spirit has MADE YOU HOLY. As a result, you have obeyed Jesus Christ and are cleansed by His Blood…Now we live with a wonderful expectation because Jesus rose from the dead…For God has reserved a priceless inheritance for His children…And God, in His mighty power, will protect you until you receive this salvation, because you are trusting Him…So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while.” 1Peter 1:2-9 (NLT) “All honor to The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for it is by His boundless mercy that God has given us the privilege of being born again!” 1Peter 1:3. God did it all! I’m praying for you
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God Did It !
The Production of God.
“Be careful to put into action God’s saving work in your lives, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him. Hold tightly to the Word of Life. For God’s way of making us right with Himself depends on faith. As a result, I can really know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised Him from the dead.” Philippians 2:13, 3:9-10. “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10. “We put no confidence in human effort. Instead, we boast about what Christ Jesus has done for us.” Phil. 3:3(NLT). God continually produces His work in us. Don’t trust in yourself. Depend on Him. I’m praying for you
The “Rest” of Jesus
In John 17:19 Jesus is praying to The Father. “And I give myself ENTIRELY to you so they also might be ENTIRELY yours.” This was the work of The Savior. “And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests; but The Son of Man has no where to lay His head.” Matt. 8:20. Jesus had no rest in this world. He sacrificed ENTIRELY so that we could be entirely His. He lived entirely for us. Until one day rest came. “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said ‘It is Finished’; and HE BOWED HIS HEAD, then He gave up the spirit.” John 19:30. He rested when His work was done. He loves us more than we will ever understand. Have a great day. I’m praying for you
For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
In 2007, James Tillman was released from prison after serving 16.5 years of a 45-year sentence for a rape he did not commit. Also in 2007, Lynn DeJac was released from prison after serving 13 years on a murder conviction — a murder she did not commit. In 2010, Greg Taylor was released from prison after serving 17 years for a murder he did not commit. As of June 2012, 292 wrongfully-convicted people had been freed from prison through DNA testing, 17 of whom had received death sentences.
Imagine what it must feel like to walk out of prison a free person — no more burden of guilt or shame of (accused) wrongdoing. The Christian doesn’t have to imagine it. We know the reality in an even deeper way: We did, in fact, commit the sins of which we stand accused by God’s law. And yet we have been set free from the burden of guilt and shame of (actual) wrongdoing. Through the shed blood of Christ, God promises to remember our sins no more. Our challenge is to remember that God has forgotten!
If you are a child of God, thank Him today that you have been set free — forevermore! Then walk in the newness of life Christ’s blood has bought. -David Jeremiah
Free at last, free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Don’t live like you are the worst. You are His best.
“Once we were foolish and disobedient. We were misled by others and became slaves to many wicked desires and evil pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy. But then God our Savior showed us His kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did but because of His mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us new life through the Holy Spirit! He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. He declared us not guilty because of His great kindness. And now we KNOW that we will inherit eternal life.”Titus 3:3-7. “So we should not be like cowering, fearful slaves. We should behave like God’s very own children…For His Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us we are God’s children.”Rom. 8:15-16. “For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death…The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you! HE LOVES YOU. I’m praying for you.
The Depth of His Death.
1. Jesus VOLUNTEERED to die as The Lamb depicted in the Law. John 1:29b ” Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the World.” Christ accomplishes The Father’s will and fulfills God’s inflexible Holiness which calls for payment for sin. 2. Jesus died not only for what we do wrong. He got rid of the root of the problem, the cause of our defeat. 2Corinthians 5:21 “For He made Him who knew no sin TO BE SIN for us, that we might become the righteousness of God IN HIM.” The cause of defeat is sin. Jesus became sin. He is the bearer of all the consequences of sin so that He fulfills the depth of human need. We find in Christ the answer for inflexible Holiness and our condemning conscience. Christ The Lamb paid to make us Holy. Christ became sin to fulfill our craving conscience. We stand with hearts set free and conscience cleared. Jesus paid for every part of human need. This is love unending. You are holy, cleared, and loved. I’m praying for you.
Listen or Drift.
“So we must listen very carefully to the Truth we have heard, or we may drift away.” Hebrews 2:1. We slowly leave God, a little bit at a time. “But Christ, the faithful Son, was in charge of the entire household. And we are God’s household, if we keep up our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ. That is why the Holy Spirit says, ‘Today you must listen to His voice. Don’t harden your hearts’…” Heb.3:6-8. “For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ. But never forget the warning, ‘Today you must listen to His voice. Don’t harden your hearts’…” Heb. 3:14-15. For only we who believe can enter His place of rest…’Today you must listen to His voice. Don’t harden you hearts’…There is a special rest still waiting for the people of God.” Heb.4:3-11.(NLT) Don’t Drift, and you will remain strong and confident. Don’t Drift, and you will share with Christ. Don’t Drift, and you will find rest. Listen to the voice of God. Today. I’m praying for you.