To receive salvation in Christ is to believe, while showing fruits. This can also be through repentance and good works that God does through us.
Luke 5:30-32 (KJV)
30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Please know that Jesus is so willing to help us, when we put forth effort. We must dine with Him, as sinners did when He was on earth.
Luke 8:11-13 (KJV)
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Surely, there is much rejoicing for those that die in the Lord. So many people have suffered for such a good cause, though it is hard to bear and witness.
Luke 15:18-20 (KJV)
18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
Now, as the prodigal son was getting ready to go to his father, he said, I “am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.”
I counsel you all to find true wisdom in life. The type of wisdom that is found only in the Lord. The knowledge we gain in this life can help us but true insight comes from God.
Among the people we live with everyday are those that lie for their own gain. Sometimes for a laugh and other times to manipulate another.
As you watched people go before the Lord, on bended knee, they would begin to proclaim all the good things they had done and why they should out weight the negative things.
Luke 11:27,28 (KJV)
27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
We by saved by grace, through faith, and not of our own good works, “lest any man should boast.” It is so important that we humble ourselves before God.
Oh how merciful is our Lord Jesus. I give thanks for the cross. Though it was so painful and hard to bare, Jesus suffered that we might be forgiven.
Luke 19:37,38 (KJV)
37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
When Jesus entered Jerusalem on a colt, imagine people all around Him giving praise. It was like a parade and Jesus was the main event.
As I talk to people on the streets, some have brought up examples of why God doesn’t exist. This is such a tragedy that people think this way.
“Praise ye the Lord.” If you love God, will you also proclaim the name of Jesus? Sing out in joyous praises, if you are saved.
There is a way to heaven and that is through Jesus. An open heart to God’s counsel will help you follow Him.
Blessed is Mary to be the mother of the Son of God. She declared, “he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.”
Many centuries passed but this sign of the baby Jesus’s birth was not forgotten. People anxiously awaited the coming of their King.
My precious Jesus. You are the reason why I live. Your mercy has set me free. The cross has given me hope for a new day. Thank You Lord.
What you’ve once done for the Lord will mean nothing, if you are now living in habitual sin. You can’t say, Lord, but what about the mission trip I did 2 years ago.