God Given Responsibility
I have a message for the world…the whole world! This message isn’t anything new, but it is a message that is powerful and has transformed lives. ( John 3:16) What gives me the right to say the things I am about to say? Well, it is my God given responsibility. (Matthew 28:18-20) The second would be this countries (the USA) constitution. My deep, longing hope is that all would hear and believe this and be transformed!
the MESSAGE for the World
Here’s the message…we all, including myself, are sinners! (Romans 3:23) Sinners who pursue our own desires and naturally rebel against the God who created us. (Ephesians 2:3; Galatians 5:19-21) Our eyes are closed off from the light of the Truth! But, God being All that God is sent His Son Jesus to bear the dreadful penalty that we all deserved. And He did, and He rose again on the third day, so that all would be fulfilled. (Luke 24:44-47; Romans 5:8; 1st John 4:10; Isaiah 53:3-6) Now, He calls you and I to turn away from our wicked ways and turn to Him, to Believe in Him! (Acts 3:19; Colossians 3; John 14:6; Mark 1:15; Acts 8:22) One of the most beautiful scriptures is 1st John 3:16,”by this we know love, that Christ laid down His life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”
Why Should You?
So why should you believe this? To put it in simple terms, it’s the TRUTH! (John 17:17) We live in a world that proclaims self-love and pushes people to live for themselves. However, God’s Word says the opposite. We are to turn away from ourselves and turn to Christ. (Isaiah 45:22; 2nd Chronicles 7:14) It scares me and convicts me to see how I first, have chosen my own desires over Christ. But it also causes me great concern to watch as our world grows farther apart from the truth of scripture. We have turned the Bible into something it isn’t. We use the term “Christian” so loosely that we forget the true weight of it. I want to bring awareness to many issues, but not apart from the Good News!
God Can, Trust Me
One thing that is important to note, is that maybe you are here today, and you feel like God couldn’t save someone like you. Let me tell you something though, that isn’t true! I would encourage you to go read Acts chapters 7 through 9 and try to tell me He can’t. As some hopeful encouragement, I know what it feels like! I have lived most of my life feeling like God couldn’t use someone like me or save me. Here is the thing, He can and I have to trust and know that He will! So, I implore you, go back to the second paragraph and read it again and genuinely think about it!
The Gospel Message
If you know me you know I could go on and on with this post, but I only want ONE thing. It is simply this, for you to Believe the Truth of the Gospel! I want absolutely nothing more than that! What I realized recently, is that I could choose to live the rest of my life the way I have. Or I can FULLY surrender it over to God and Faithfully proclaim His name! Well, it’s easy, I choose the second one. So please go back and read that second paragraph again. Ask me questions, think about this a little. Don’t just leave and forget that the Gospel is the message of salvation to ALL! (Romans 10) You are loved, and I am praying for those of you who are reading this and beyond.