Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the WRATH of God remains on him."-Jesus

"And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of WRATH, like the rest of mankind.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:1-10)

All mankind is cursed. We are under God's wrath, and shall be judged according to our sins. And God will not accept any sin, or sinner, into His kingdom. He is however, merciful and forgiving. His forgiveness and grace are found only in the death of His Son, Jesus Christ. He freely calls all sinners to repent and believe in Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins. I have hundreds of thousands of sins in my life. And I still sin. Yet, Christ bore every sinful thought, word and deed of mine in His flesh on the Cross, and He received the due judgement for all my sin.

Jesus said, "It is Finished!" I am clean from all sin, because of Christ. And God gave me His Holy Spirit as a seal and comforter for this life, until I die, or the Lord returns.

What a Father we have!

What a Savior we have!

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