Saturday, October 08, 2016

A CHILD OF GOD

 Galations 3:22-29

Brothers and sisters:
Scripture confined all things under the power of sin,
that through faith in Jesus Christ
the promise might be given to those who believe.

Before faith came, we were held in custody under law,
confined for the faith that was to be revealed.
Consequently, the law was our disciplinarian for Christ,
that we might be justified by faith.
But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a disciplinarian.
For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus.
For all of you who were baptized into Christ
have clothed yourselves with Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither slave nor free person,
there is not male and female;
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants,
heirs according to the promise.

~*~


Ever since the beginning of time, once the earth had been created, populated with all kinds of wild creatures, man and then his mate, woman (Eve), God had planned earth to be a perfect paradise for all peoples conceived thereafter. Total bliss! Can you imagine that? Probably not - I sure can't. 

We have been raised in a sinful world. Eve saw to that when she convinced Adam to eat the fruit of the Forbidden Tree. Sadly enough to God, his special paradise was ruined, after all his wondrous works. But, instead of destroying earth, he allowed man free will. And with free will, man couldn't help but sin. 

Even the strongest Christian on earth sins. We are all sinners! Accept it! And with that sin, we must go to God every day and confess the sins of the day and pray for His divine forgiveness, which he does not deny the sincere heart.

Referencing the above scripture, before Christ, we had no faith, nothing to take away our sin. We lived according to laws and under rulers who could be quite ruthless, given how conceited they couldn't help but be.

But now, NOW, Jesus Christ came forth, born of the virgin Mary, raised by his mother and father in faith, but his faith extended beyond the reach of his parents and most scholars, as proven by Jesus teaching in the Temple when he was but 12 years old. The heads of the Jewish Temple were mesmerized by his knowledge; they couldn't possibly throw a 12 year old boy in jail. Plus, he spoke the truths of the faith in which he was raised.

By age 33, he had long been on various  paths around the Middle East teaching anyone who would listen about his Father in heaven, God. Jesus' sermons were inspiring and encouraging to all who listened. No one could get enough of this man's teachings about Faith in The Word, which was God.

If you have clothed yourselves and have faith in God through Jesus Christ, then y0u are a child of God!  You live under the protection of God. No matter who you are, or what faith you are from, you have the same Jesus Christ who died for all sin for all time and you have his Father, God, who is also your father and you are His child!

I'm speaking of things which can never be taken from you. Nobody can take your faith and your eternal reward from you. You may give it up by living a sinful life, but it cannot be taken from you. Many, many people all over the world are sinning because of their free will, which was granted to all inhabitants of the earth. If you sin, it is by your own free will and you can blame NO ONE but YOURSELF!

If you want to be cleansed and made ready for heaven, it is up to you to go to God and confess your sins and pray forgiveness.  It is like Jesus said to Mary Magdalene after he saved her from being stoned to death, "Go, and sin no more." Each time you pray for God's forgiveness, it is understood that you will not commit that same sin again. "Go and sin no more." It is imp0ssible for us to never sin, even just little ones. Therefore, I beseech you to go to a quiet place, get on your knees, and with a pure heart, talk to God as if he were sitting beside you. He is your Father and your Friend. Give your sins to him and ask him to help you to not commit that sin again, ever. You are one of Abraham's heirs, so do that place y0u hold in Jesus Christ and in God justice. It hurts them when  y0u sin.

My brothers and sisters, the world is rapidly moving toward the end of days. If you know your Bible, just look around the world at what is happening. A great many prophecies have already been fulfilled. We know no how many more we will see, nor how long our time here will be. That is all the more reason for you to be READY! READY to receive Jesus when he comes. That means no sinning, only loving each other and thanking God for each day and for His protection of you and your loved ones. All you can do is do your best, and Jesus Christ knows you already, and he knows if you've done your level best to be a faithful follower of The Word of God. 

TODAY, you must give yourself to Jesus and God, give all your sins to them, ask for the guidance of The Holy Spirit, and try, try, and keep trying to be faithful by sinning less and speaking of Jesus more.

I send you my prayers and my love. Go in peace to serve the Lord. Amen.

ABBEY

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