Sep. 10, 2014
MY FRIENDS, ARE YOU ASHAMED TO SAY I BELIEVE?
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes……… Romans 1:16 (NKJV) My friends, do we embrace the word of God and His message as we go about our daily routines? Do we wrap our Savior around our shoulders like a shawl?
Or are we ashamed of bringing Christ to the forefront of our life because God’s word is like trying to say little red riding hood and the big bad wolf really happen? As we read the Bible, we are suddenly thrust into a world which seems out of touch with the reality of what we as humans consider real or believable.
So how do we explain to others that God’s word is what we base every fiber of our existence and faith on, and how we live our life by grace daily. In this complex computer generated world we live in, how do we bring God’s Word too life and make it real to others.
A world where we try an explain faith and the concept that the world was created in seven days, a world where seas part and millions of people walk across on dry ground, a world where a teenager kills a giant with a slingshot and a stone, and three men are thrown into a furnace of fire, and do not get burned.
But the most ridiculous sounding of all the stories in this world we call, His holy Word is the myth about God himself, who reincarnates His Son into a woman’s body who lives a sinless life here on earth for 33 years while performing many miracles and at the same time He, proclaims the good news of the gospel.
In addition, the Jewish nation, His own ancestry, kills Him by Crucifixion because they said he claimed to be the Son of God, but after 3 days, He miraculously raises Himself from the grave and He does all of this for our sins so that we can receive salvation if we believe such a story.
And that’s the story we ask other’s to believe and base their entire life on and if they do believe, one day soon all believers will go to live with Christ in a far away place in the sky called heaven where no one will ever die and sin will no longer exist.
My friends, I just repeated to you, the good news of the gospel, but it must become real to us as it transforms our lives, if we expect it to become real to a generation where God does not exist. The adulterous, lying, stealing, gossiping, murderous, covertness, greedy generation.
Oh! what a wonderful message to proclaim as you begin to tell how our loving Savior lifted you up and brought you to Safety in His loving, caring and merciful arms. “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword.”
In addition, millions of martyrs died so that God’s word can be proclaimed, who experienced the transforming power of the holy Spirit in their lives, and just wanted to proclaim this good news of what Christ had done for them to others.
My Friends, we will never be able to convict the unrighteous, only God’s Spirit can do that, but God has set a mandate before each who do believe. Time is running out, decisions by all, must be made soon “For angels are standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth”
“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” But if serving the LORD [and spreading the good news of the gospel] seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.”
For “whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after [Christ], cannot be [His] disciple.” Like 14:27 (NIV) my friends the clock is ticking, Behold, [Christ will] come as a thief and blessed is he that watcheth….” Rev 16:15 (KJV) and is ready to here Christ say “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matt. 25:23 (NIV)
So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY