Saturday, 22 April 2017
God created heaven and earth… and Adam and Eve (A&E) to live on a beautiful planet called ‘earth’ where there is an abundant supply of food. God wanted man to work and enjoy His company. However, A & E were deceived by the serpent and disobeyed God when they ate the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Doing something that God has specifically told us not to do is SIN. The Bible says that the WAGES of sin is DEATH, but the GIFT of GOD is eternal life. (Romans 6:23)
The Bible also said that all (including you and I) have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) We Christians must remember what His Word says – ALL have sinned. Therefore, no man is perfect. In other words, no church is perfect.
By the grace of God, JESUS came to save us from ETERNAL DEATH. The Bible tells us that:
Thanks be to God, Jesus came first in the flesh to live among men and then in the Spirit to live in all men who will receive Him, to those who believe in His name, He will give the right to become CHILDREN of God – children BORN OF GOD. (John 1:12-13) Hallelujah!
Apostle Paul wrote: For it is by GRACE, you have been saved, through FAITH – and this NOT from yourselves, it is the GIFT of GOD – NOT by works, so that NO ONE CAN BOAST. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Let us remind ourselves that God’s eyes are too pure to look on evil; He cannot tolerate wrong. (Habakkuk 1:13a) Let us also remind ourselves that God does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
God is love (1 John 4:8b) yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished. (Exodus 34:7) So, what did God do? He laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity (sin) of us all. (Isaiah 53:6b) For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever BELIEVES in Him shall NOT perish but have ETERNAL LIFE. (John 3:16)
I pray that ALL men (and women and children) will BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus, and BE SAVED… (Acts 16:31)
I pray that ALL BELIEVERS hear the voice of the Lord when He stands and knocks on the door. I pray that ALL believers of Christ will open the door of our heart to let Him in… (Revelation 3:20)
Jesus said to Martha,
Again Jesus said to Martha:
My Response: “Father God, I BELIEVE! Amen!”
Lam Yee Ling