Thursday, May 23, 2019

Right Before Your Eyes

Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” So they were saying to Him, “Who are You?” Jesus said to them, “What have I been saying to you from the beginning? John 8:24-26

Oh reader. Consider the words of Jesus Christ Himself.  He speaks to you this day.

Read that again and open up your eyes! Open up your heart!  Jesus said He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  No one comes to the Father but through Him.

In this world we still have people who refuse to believe in Jesus.  We still have people who say as they did to Jesus's face back then. "What signs do you show us?" 

Consider your life.  Stop and really look at it.  There are signposts everywhere.  Even in the life of one who is a believer in Jesus Christ there are signposts.

You can refuse to believe that Jesus is real and that what He said is real or you can go on being a pawn and believe the lies you have told all your life.

Pawn? Yes. God has an enemy named Satan.  He uses lies and deception. Very cunning lies. Anything he can say or do to keep the truth about your hope from getting to your ears and into your heart.

If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ then you are able to be used of Satan. 

You have none of the protections that come with being in a right relationship with God.  Those in Christ are sealed by the Holy Spirit. Through the shed blood of Jesus.  God's grace and mercy follow the believer everywhere. 

The love of Jesus grows within them. He is faithful to them in their walk of life.

But consider, if you are not a believer in Jesus Christ then his enemy is just as faithful in trying to keep you from getting saved. 

Satan is a very sore loser. He wants the Throne of God. He will sacrifice everything and everyone he can in his attempt to get there. But he is a created being.  Everyone and everything is created except for God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. 

Listening to Satan's lies and going along with them makes people pawns of his.

But go back to the words of Jesus.

Unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.

1 sin is a death penalty in the eyes of God.
A sin.

1 sin cancels out every good thing you could ever do in your life. One.

Only by coming to Christ and receiving His free gift of Salvation can you be saved.

You absolutely need something more than what good you think you can do. You need Jesus.

From your earliest days Jesus had shown you many things about Himself.  In the lives of others, in the world around you.  There's evidence.  You can deny it all you want but there's evidence.  Satan will twist it to keep you from seeing it as God's truth but it's there.

Are you tired of the hate, the anger, the weariness of your life? Are you tired of stress and worry because you just don't know what will happen today let alone tomorrow?  Are you panicked about circumstances you can't change?

Jesus is the answer.  Dear reader Jesus is your answer!  In ways that I can't explain Jesus has removed stress, worry, anger, and all sorts of other things from my heart, mind and soul.  But only by coming to Christ was it possible!

The world around me is in chaos.  It's only going to get worse because Satan believes the Bible.   Yes you read that right .  Satan believes the Bible.

He knows everything in it yet rejects it because if it remains true then he is done for.  Finished.  But consider what Jesus said on that cross where Satan thought he had won. "It is FINISHED!" Jesus won.
Not only did He provide a way to save mankind, He proved

If you reject Jesus you will die in your sins.  A life spent for nothing. A life that will continue in Hell in torment apart from God.   Think about your life.  What had Jesus been saying to you from your beginning....

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