"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them." 1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

God Made A Way!!

The way to God is through His Son, Jesus Christ.  "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

It is that simple!  For many people that is too simple.  Most people "feel" they are not worthy and do not want to go to God or cry out to Him.  Others are blinded by pride and don't even realize it (the self-sufficient not wanting to acknowledge a need for help).  That IS the fallen nature of mankind lying to you.  The truth is that you are God's precious creation and He longs for you to come to HIM!!

Other people feel or reason that they have to work to earn entrance into Heaven or some way "qualify" to get on "God's good side" so He will allow them into Heaven.  That is NOT God's way and it WILL fail!!! 

God tells us very clearly that He loves us.  He then tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of His glory.   I am certainly not exempt from sinners or fallen short of God's glory and was separated from God, but yet while Jesus was on the cross He counted it (you and me) as joy set before Him to die on that cross, for my sin and yours, which separated us from Him (Jesus) and God the Father.

Jesus has made the Way (Path) back to God the Father.  For this very reason God so loved you that He sent His only Son Jesus Christ as the perfect (substitute) sin offering to die on the cross for you and me.....

  “.....I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

Only Jesus' life sacrificed and His Blood could make atonement (PAY IN FULL) for our sins.  This selfless act of love on God's part, through His Son, made a Way for us back to Him so we could once again enter into a relationship with Him.  He so longingly desires for us to be with Him!! 

Jesus Christ made it possible for you and me to become accepted back into a place of fellowship with God, our Heavenly Father.  Our part is to accept this gift of His love.  Jesus paid the only acceptable price for our sin, so that we would no longer be separated by those sins from our Heavenly Father.  It is now up to us individually to receive that gift.

"Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life." Romans 5:18 

God did not plan to have you come on this earth just to watch you grow old and die.  God cares about you!  You are His creation!  He desires a relationship with you here and now.  Yes, a relationship!!  Jesus did not die for us just to know God but to have an intimate relationship with God, Our Heavenly Father!!!

" looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2

In God's eyes, everybody has value and worth.  We must realize that we are God's creation and He loves us.  He has also given us great potential, a purpose, and has a plan for our lives.  You are not a accident!!!  The Lord tells us through His Word, "I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb....", Jeremiah 1:5.  "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you..." Jeremiah 31:3

You are a new creature in Christ, celebrate, rejoice and be glad.  Then go forth and never deny Jesus as being Your Savior and Lord!!!

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