Saturday, July 26, 2014

It Is Peace That We Need.

Ezekiel 36:26  "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you;  I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.  I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them......and you shall be my people and I will be your God."

SC 49  "You feel that sin has separated you from God, that you are in bondage to the power of evil.  The more you struggle to escape, the more you realize your helplessness.  Your motives are impure; your heart is unclean.  You see that your life has been filled with selfishness and sin.  You long to be forgiven, to be cleansed, to be set free.  Harmony with God, likeness to Him--what can you do to obtain it?
     It is peace that you need--Heaven's forgiveness and peace and love in the soul.  Money cannot buy it intellect cannot procure it, wisdom cannot attain to it; you can never hope, by your own efforts, to secure it.  But God offers it to you as a gift, 'without money and without price.' Isaiah 55:1.  It is yours if you will but reach out your hand and grasp it.  The Lord says, 'Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.' Isaiah 1:18.  'A new heart also will I give you, and new spirit will I put within you.'  Ezekiel 36:26.
     You have confessed your sins, and in heart put them away.  You have resolved to give yourself to God.  Now go to Him, and ask that He will wash away your sins and give you a new heart.  Then believe that He does this because He has promised.  This is the lesson which Jesus taught while He was on earth, that the gift which God promises us, we must believe we do receive, and it is ours.  Jesus healed the people of their diseases when they had faith in His power;  He helped them in the things which they could see, thus inspiring them with confidence in Him concerning things which they could not see--leading them to believe in His power to forgive sins.  This He plainly stated in the healing of the man sick with palsy: 'That ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith He to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.'  Matthew 9:6.  So also John the evangelist says, speaking of the miracles of Christ, 'These are written, that ye   might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name.'  John 20'31.

Do you believe God will forgive you?  Believe in His word, He will forgive, He has forgiven me of many things in my life and is faithful to this day to forgive when I repent of a wrong that I have done.  He loves you and wants you to be part of His family, why not come to Him and He will receive you.
Grandma Joan

No comments:

Post a Comment