Monday, July 28, 2014

God Loves You As He Loves His Son!!

SC 51  "Henceforth you are not your own; you are bought with a price.  'You were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold;...but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot.'  1 Peter 1:18,19.  Through this simple act of believing God, the Holy Spirit has begotten a new life in your heart.  You are as a child born into the family of God, and He loves you as He loves His Son.
     Now that you have given yourself to Jesus, do not draw back, do not take yourself away from Him, but day by day say, 'I am Christ's; I have given myself to Him;' and ask Him to give you His Spirit and keep you by His grace.  As it is by giving yourself to God, and believing Him, that you become His child, so you are to live in Him.  The Apostle says, 'As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him.'  Colossians 2:6.
     Some seem to feel that they must be on probation, and must prove to the Lord that they are reformed, before they can receive His blessing.  But they may claim the blessing of God even now.  They must have His grace, the Spirit of Christ, to help their infirmities, or they cannot resist evil.  Jesus loves to have us come to Him just as we are, sinful, helpless, dependent.  We may come with all our weakness, our folly, our sinfulness, and fall at His feet in penitence.  It is His glory to encircle us in the arms of His love and to bind up our wounds, to cleanse us from all impurity.
   Here is where thousands fail;  they do not believe that Jesus pardons them personally. individually.  They do not take God at His word.  It is the privilege of all comply with the conditions to know for themselves that pardon is freely extended for every sin.  Put away the suspicion that God's promises are not meant for you.  They are for every repentant transgressor.  Strength and grace have been provided through Christ to be brought by ministering angels to every believing soul.  None are so sinful that they cannot find strength, purity, righteousness in Jesus who died for them.  He is waiting to strip them of their garments stained and polluted with sin, and to put upon them the white robes of His righteousness; He bids them live and not die."

Are you willing to just let Jesus take care of you and your life stained with sin?  He is waiting to put His white robe of righteousness upon you and cover you and save you for His kingdom.  I can't think of a better thing for me to do than this.  You are in my prayers daily.  Grandma Joan

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