If God honour you by calling you to the Cross, then who can dishonor you? If God glorifies you through Christ, who can take that away? Absolutely no one. Now I tell you this, be foolish and believe that only through Christ you can be made righteous. That by his hands your foolishness may become wise.
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are (1 Corinthians 3:17).
A necessary requirement that must be met in order to please God is to not defile his temple. If we honor God we will not defile his temple. But if we dishonor him we will. Who then will attempt to do such a thing? He that is of this world? The willful acts of some people are not to seek God. Instead they seek to mislead the children of God for their own selfish gain, having no respect for man nor God, except those that are of their same character, and even making conscious efforts to deny themselves the grace of God. But God will not take this lightly. No enemies of God will enter into his kingdom. Those who turn people away from God and harden their hearts to his truth will not see the face of God. If only man would trust God and believe, it shall be well with him.
I believe God. I take him at his word. The Holy Spirit will not let me deny him nor forget his words. We must hear the word of God and believe. If you love Christ he shall deliver you from the hand of the devil. And he shall do more than that; he shall ask the Father, our Father, that he might sent the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, which dwells in us, for ever (John 14:15 – 16). This is the promise of the faithful God that I serve. So I encourage all to seek Christ, that you may also dwell in the comfort of God. For the love of God is like no other, that he would pour out his amazing grace to us sinners, who justly and rightfully deserve hell. But the heart of God is sweeter than honey. His lovingkindness extends beyond the heavens. Oh how I love God, because he loves us enough to save us all from eternal destruction, if we truly believe Christ, despite our wicked ways. Who else can do such a thing but our merciful God? Glorify the Son, that the Father may be pleased. For if you do not glorify the Son, how can you glorify the Father? No one cometh to the Father except by Christ.
Heavenly Father, from deep within my heart I thank you. We honour you, my LORD, for your mercy and grace. Let us, as witnesses to the Cross, live to please you. We ask that your words be embedded in our hearts and minds, that our souls will long for the goodness of God while we await the faithful promise of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Where is our hope if not in Christ? Who else can give you that glorious hope? Who else is worthy but the Lamb of God? Is there hope in hell? Is there hope by the hands of the destroyer. By all means no. For the blood of the Lamb purifies all sinners with a hopeful glory, an everlasting peace. If you hear the voice of God calling you to the Cross, do not resist. It may just mean that the grace of God is overflowing with glory. If you are predestined to be a child of God you will go to Christ on the Cross that you may be glorify with him. Oh, how wonderful they are, the wisdom, and love of God.
Now let me talk about the gospel of Christ. Christ died on the Cross for the redemption of our sins, was buried, and resurrected on the third day. That those who believe shall not perish but have everlasting life, a free gift of God by his merciful, amazing grace (Ephesians 2:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1 – 4).
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them. And they follow me. And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave me them is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand (John 10: 27 – 29). This is the word of God. Who else can give you that assurance? But the righteous Son of God, who sits at the right hand of God. What can we say then? Who can take away the hope and glory of God? Absolutely no one.
I faithfully believe that many of you will give your lives to Christ. If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God had raised him from the dead, you shall be saved (Romans 10:9).
Though we may desire the physical things of this world, they are vanity and cannot please God. Vanity will not bring everlasting peace in your lives, but Chrst can. Your riches cannot save you, nor kings or queens, or the dead gods of this world. No man can save you or holds the glory of God in his right hand, lest he be Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the giver of Salvation. So depart from the hands of the vultures. Make haste; go to Christ, the Son of God, believing faithfully with all sincerity, that your souls may be saved forever. Tarry no more; because Christ draweth near. Go to the bloody Cross, where the power, and glory of God is overflowing, that you may destroy that which is vain, longing for the greater things, the hopeful Spirit of God, so you may see and do the spiritual things that glorify God. God is not a partaker of the dead, but of the living. Let him quicken that dead spirit within you. If you live or die in shame, God will forsake you. You cannot cheat God and win; God will have his glory, by his Son Jesus Christ who giveth Salvation. Let no man tell you otherwise. For God redeems sinners who believe him. Oh what a hopeful day for those who love Christ.
Let Christ pour out his Salvation on you because you believe him. When you receive salvation it is for eternity. This is a very true statement because the gospel says so, what a gift of God. (John 10:27 – 29; 1John 5:12 – 13; Ephesians 1:13 – 14). That is how much God loves us, his children. Once you are washed by the blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, your Salvation is eternal. Nothing or nobody can change that. I tell you these things because the word of God is true. Where we are so also is our God. As believers in Christ, the Holy Spirit of God dwells in us (1Corinthians 3:16). But now that we are saved for eternity, by the grace of God, we should abide by the word of God, resisting the evil works of the flesh (Hebrews 5:9). Christ blood on the Cross is the implication that God’s given grace is sufficient to sustain us until eternity regardless how we live our lives. He shed is blood like a lamb, taken the full wrath of God, delivering his mercy upon this earth, that those who seek his grace shall not live in shame. Oh what a wonderful gift of God. But having been sealed with the Spirit of truth, must we then depart from the ways of Christ, become wicked in our ways because we are secure in God’s kingdom? Now I tell you, let our faith be strong. But let us honour the Father by doing the works of Christ. Will we not feed the hungry and the poor? Will we not attend to the sick? Will we not cloth he that is without clothing? Will we not comfort the widow and the widower? Will we not visit the prisoners and those in desolation? Will we not show unto others the goodness and mercy of God? Will we not follow the ways of our God? What kind of children in Christ we are if we do not do the works of God? The tears of God will not fall in vain. Let us be reminded that we must all stand before the judgement seat of God to be rewarded, or not, for our work in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10). God will not justify wicked works. What we sow we will also reap. Are you willing, as saved children in Christ, take that chance of living lives that cannot stand the test of God? Should we surrender to the evil ways of the flesh, and glorify Satan in order to please God? God forbid. How can living sinful, evil lives be pleasing to God (Psalm 145:20)? Even in the flesh that does not sit right with me. And I refused to believe that type of behavior pleases God, lest I become corrupt in my ways. Oh how grieved God must be to hear that we glorify wickedness, deemed it righteous and acceptable. As Paul stated in Romans 6:20- 21, if you are servants of sin then you are free from righteousness. And you bear shameful fruits which end result is death. Again we see in Romans 3:31 where Paul writes, “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” The burden of unrighteousness that has been placed on man from Adam’s disobedience cannot be nullified by his own doings. No man who is in his right mind can say that by his own hand he is deemed righteous [let me bring into remembrance the self – righteous ways of the Pharisees]. For he shall perish with his own wisdom. Only by the hand of God man can be delivered from the hand of the devil. Knowing that, we seek righteousness through Christ that his wisdom would keep us in his fear. For the grace of God is sufficient unto those who are ordained by God that they shall dwell with him in his kingdom forever. But unlike the children of God, those who were privy to his wisdom and have instead chosen to become antagonists, enemies of God, thereafter, suffer a different faith. For if they did not die with Christ, they cannot live with him.
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lust, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God, and our Savior Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all inequity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee (Titus 2: 11 – 15).
We can only live in the blessed hope of God if we cling to Christ on that bloody Cross, give our old lives to him, and resurrect with him as new beings. Only then we can be given that blessed assurance, the Spirit of truth, the Helper, our Comforter, the Holy Ghost, which dwells in us for ever. Amen. The Spirit of God is rejoicing.
In 2 Peters 2:20 he warns us about departing from the way of God after being privy to the wisdom and knowledge of God. The end is worst than the beginning. We must not take that lightly. In 2 Peters 3:10 – 17 he discusses the nature and wisdom of God, unlike man, what we should look forward to, and how we ought to behave as God’s children, acceptable for his kingdom. If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does righteousness is born of him (1 John 2:29). In John 5:14 Jesus said to the man after healing him, “Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worst thing come unto thee.” Now I know that the flesh will battle the Spirit. But God will not allow us to be tempted more that we could bare. We must seek God in our struggles; for all things are possible with God. If my God starts it, he will finish it.
Having said that, we, as mortals, are always looking for the easy way out, making heartless and vain sacrifices that fall at the feet of God. We don’t want to fully commit, yet we believe God should regard evil as good. But my God wants you to change your hearts today. Let all take heed to the word of God, the saved in Christ, and the unbelievers ; for the Holy Spirit has come with this hopeful message of victory, to redeem the lost, with the holiness of God. Believe in Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of God, who came in the flesh, gave his life on the Cross, and you will never die. If you believe in the only true God, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, lift up your hands to the heavens, and praise God Almighty. He will secure your life if you put your trust in him. God is faithful. He will deliver it. You can rest assured of that. The Holy Spirit of truth confirmed it.
Christ says if we believe him we will never die. But are we believing him if we are not obeying his principles? O lawless people, where is your wisdom of truth? If what he stands for we gladly throw by the wayside, are we then believers of Christ or the devil (John 14:12; 14:21; 14:23 – 24)? Must we then say that we are believers of Christ, and, yet we live like savages and vultures, destroying the hope of women and children. Shall we serve the devil, and also serve Christ? [This is the battle between the flesh, the carnal man, and the Spirit of God]. And expect Christ to rejoice by the works of our hands. By all means no. The righteous children of God, deep within their hearts try to please him. Their souls thirst to do good. But that is not the case with the children of Satan. We should not live contrary to the ways of God. The Son loves the Father, and honours him. So too we must love our Father and God by following his teachings. Better to be obedient than disobedient. God forbid we live like murderers. My God is not a murderer. He is not a liar or a thief. But he is Almighty God, full of power and glory. He is just in his ways. His mercy endureth forever. His holiness extends beyond the heavens, and his words are true. He giveth light not darkness, so that many may glorify that which is good. But the hearts of men have become wicked in their deeds, corrupting the righteous in their wickedness. The kingdom of God is a kingdom of righteousness. Let no man deceive you into living unrighteous lives. I am a sinner, but my body trembles at the thought that we will allow ourselves to fall for the errors of men, and deny ourselves or disgrace the kingdom of God. Is not hell the kingdom of the evil and the wicked? If that is not the case then why do we have hell? Hell is real; for the gospel tells me so (Luke 16:22 – 31; Revelation 20:14 – 15). Must we ignore the word of God, his truth, reject our King, and expect to see the face of God? It shall not be so. If that is the case, then it will be easy for all to see the face of God. But we know that many are called but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14). I pray to God that you be one of the few. Do not be caught without your wedding garment (Matthew 22:12). Let the many live in their world of corruption and wickedness and believe that their perpetual errors will give them eternal life. No man can save himself, lest he depart from the wisdom of the world, and go to Christ on the Cross that he may become wise with the wisdom of God. The Spirit of God teaches truth, that man would live if he believes.
Can a man not have eternal life in him and still enter the kingdom of God (1 John 3:15)? If God does not abide in you and you in him, how can you see the face of God (1 John 3:24)? If our obscure thinking is not fallacious then what is? This is the work of the evil one, confusing men with the truth. God did not give us the Spirit of confusion and disorder but of love and sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). The chaotic mind cannot please God. If we know order, why depart from it? If we live with God in our hearts there shall be no fear. If my God call you to the Cross he will make a new man of you.
So I must say this boldly, believe that you are saved by the grace of God, a free gift, [ and not by your works], the blood of Christ on the Cross, the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. And given that we are faith believers in Christ, we live pleasing in the sight of God, forsaking corruptions and the ways of death. For my God is not corrupt, nor take pleasure in wickedness (Psalm 5:4). He is a righteous God. It pleases him to see us live upright as children of judgement. Let us not become wise in foolishness lest we become foolish in life. Christ burried our death so we may live. Must we then reclaim it and expect to live? Then it shall be twice dead. If we will be wrong then let us be wrong in doing good deeds. Will God deny us his kingdom for believing in him, his death, burial and resurrection, doing good deeds in an effort to please him, or will he accept us as disbbelievers, destroyers, workers of wickedness, lovers of inequities, disobedient in character? Can you see how perverse that is? Is that the wisdom of man or the wisdom of God? God does not advocate wickedness. He cannot. It is not his character. Holy is my God. Righteous and truthful are my God. Live like God people and reject all others who do not bear good fruits. (1 Peter 1:16). If God called us with a holy call and worked his grace purposefully, must we then become corrupt as to show our gratitude (2 Timothy 1:9)? God forbid.
I tell you these things, not that you, the believers, are ignorant of our God but to remind you that we should not regard evil as good and good as evil. And that the pleasures of God are the pleasures of glory, all things being manifested in love. For we abideth in light, the word of God, and not darkness, purified like silver, seven times (Psalm 12:6). God will not reward the wicked with glad tidings but with sorrows (Psalm 32:10). We must not rely on ourselves but on the word of God; for it is he that giveth salvation (Hebrews 2:10). If you come to the Cross of Salvation, confess your sins, accept Christ as your Lord and Savior, he will wash you with his blood. And deemed you righteous, fit for the kingdom of God. ” …Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow… (Isaiah 1:18).” Live for the Lord, and he will not forsake you. When we start loving God we will start hating destruction. We will despise the prospect of going to hell; for we do not want to experience the eternal wrath of God. May the grace of God be with you, now, and forevermore. May the wise of the world who love vanity and death, bury their wisdom in the depths of hell, and come to God, holding on to the hopeful grace he has given them. Let not your souls be haunted with eternal damnation because you reject the grace of God.
Father, we thank you that you have consider us worthy as children of Abraham who shall inherit your kingdom because we faithfully believe Christ. We give you glory and honour all the days of our live. Amen
Let us continue to praise our everlasting God of glory and hope. For his goodness and mercy are forever bountiful. And his eternal grace abideth in us who endure to the end. Blessed be God the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Forever and ever, let them be blessed. Amen.