Sunday, May 23, 2010

Running Into Brick Walls?

And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? [1 Peter 3:13 KJV]

Well, we certainly know who will be trying.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: [Revelation 12:9a KJV]

We also know how he works.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. [Ephesians 6:12 KJV]

We know this because of God’s mercy and His never failing grace. We have received His spirit.

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. [1 Corinthians 2:12 KJV]

It is a good thing they are free, for there is not enough time or energy for any of us to earn them. We cannot be good enough, we cannot come to God through our works. He has given us His all, Himself, and He asks the same from us.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. [Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV]

Before that, we were failures.

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. [Ephesians 2:2-3 KJV]

I cannot tell you how important this is to me. I needed Him. I sought Him. He revealed to me the hope He holds out to all, and I accepted His offer – my life for His.

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. [John 10:9-11 KJV]

Life with Christ is abundant. If that’s not your feeling, ask Him about it.

1 comment:

  1. What an inspiring post. Thank you so much. God bless, Lloyd


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