Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Where Is The Change?

"I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry" (2Tim. 4:1-5).

Wow, powerful! What's your opinion?

An Interview with a struggling christian: I asked Jesus to forgive my sins when I was about 4 or 5. I remember it well. After that, I did most of my growing up out in the world. I hung out with the wrong people and did as the world does including drugs, fornication, and listening to music that wouldn't be pleasing to God. Recently I've been in the Word more than ever and I've felt convicted about what I use to do and stopped doing them, but can I still be saved or am I doomed for what I've done?

No, you are not doomed. You are alive and able to repent and change your life. Jesus had mercy on you and kept you all these years. You could have died in your sins but you didn't. The word of God says that he draws nigh to those who are of a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Continue to draw nigh unto God and he will draw nigh to you. I am grateful to hear that the Lord is pricking your heart. I must ask you, have you ever received the Holy Spirit? If so, I would encourage you to continue fighting the good fight of faith.

The world didn't like Christ and he said that they wouldn't like us. Hold on because our Lord is about to return. Let's just be ready and pray for those who seem to be rejecting Christ. If you have not totally surrendered to Christ as Savior; "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?" (Rom. 6:1).

1John 1:9 (NIV) tell us, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." Also, Proverbs 28:13 (NIV) declared, "He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy." God bless you.

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