“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13). On the cross, Jesus shed every drop of His blood that had sustained His physical life, because nothing else could atone for our sin. Jesus died for us. By placing your faith in Him you are brought nigh unto God. The words of an old hymn by Robert Lowry says it all; “What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. O precious is the flow that makes me white as snow; no other fount I know, NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS.” Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord, If not go to my website http://www.T4GM.org and click the link “How To Become A Christian?”
“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:6-8). Paul was heavenly minded, however, he still realized he had a race to finish, a battle to be won. In our hearts, we may desire to go home to heaven, but we are still bound to this earth. So every morning that we arise, we must begin our day by walking by faith in Christ. There will come a day either by death or the Lord’s return when we will go home. But until then, we must put on the armor of God that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. One day, we will be in His presence and see Him face to face and what a glorious day that will be.
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 4). As parents, we are always proud of our children when they accomplish great things. We are even more proud when they become a child of God and we watch them grow daily in Christ. Think about your relationship with your heavenly Father. Is He joyful because you are walking in the truth? I Believe He is. Zephaniah 3:17 says; “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” Make your Father proud, walk in truth today.
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” (James 1:22). Many of us have deceived ourselves into thinking that knowing God’s will is enough. But the absolute joy of the Christian life is in doing God’s will. We read the Bible every day, and at least hear a sermon or two on Sunday, and that is very valuable, however, obedience should follow. Let the Holy Spirit guide you today to live like Christ. Who knows, you may be the only Jesus someone will ever see.
“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8). A tree that is green and bearing fruit is a blessing to those that partake of its fruit. Those that trust God and put their hope or confidence in Him are like the fruit tree. They experience a constantly growing and fruitful life by bearing the fruit of what God has done in their lives. Jesus said; “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16). Put your trust and hope in God today and let others see that trust and hope, who knows, they may just see Jesus too.
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:12-13). By faith in Jesus Christ, God makes every believer heir of His inheritance. He delivers us from the domain of Satan and transfers us into Christ’s Kingdom. We will still be tempted by Satan, however, he is not our king, and we are no longer his slaves. We have a new king who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and His name is Jesus Christ. Everything we have and everything we are now belongs to Him. Serve Christ today with all your heart.
“How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!” (Psalm 84:1). The word “amiable” means lovely. Thinking on the loveliness of God’s dwelling place, two questions came to mind. First, do you love the house of God? The writer of Hebrews wrote, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;” (Hebrews 10:25). We are commanded to meet together to worship God, and to fellowship with other believers. The second question is, How lovely is your dwelling place? Paul wrote, “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19). If you are a child of God, then you are the temple of the Holy Spirit. God lives in you. Is your temple a lovely dwelling place for the Holy Spirit? Check your heart today, allow the Holy Spirit to cleanse you and make you lovely again.