Jan 6: Little Christmas ~ the three Kings come to visit from far off lands. You have always been so awesome Jesus! At Your birth a great star shone in the sky and led people to Your place. The wonder of our Savior was known. Yet today there are those who refuse to honor Him. There are others who do not know Him at all. Time is a whirlwind moving faster every day. Lord help me do my part in telling people about Jesus. Give me the right words.
Truth, not your truth or my truth, but THE Truth. Some statements are true. . . ie I like chocolate, I do not like onions; these are personal truths about me. But I can believe something false and call it true, like - all gods are supreme, or as long as I believe in a god and try to live a good life I will go to heaven. These are false statements and no amount of believing will make them true.
Only one who accepts the Truth that we are all sinners; and because Jesus died for our sins, when we repent of them and accept Jesus' gift of salvation (He died for me and my sins), asking Him to be Lord of our life, will we spend eternity with Him. The alternative is to reject Jesus and what He did for us ~ this is choosing an eternity of everlasting suffering in hell.
My friends, do not take the chance of choosing to believe a lie because it is easier, or you think God would not send someone to hell, because He is a loving God. Many think God should live and act by their concepts, as though God is that small, that He Who created the universe, who sent His own Son to die for us, should be subject to our judgements. God says, My thoughts are above your thoughts and my ways are above your ways.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NLT)
8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Listen to Almighty God! Believe the Truth and accept it. Eternity is a long, long time. Choose to spend it with the Creator Father Who loves you so much! If you disregard what the Word of God says, and choose to place your thoughts and beliefs as 'higher' than God’s Word, and you are wrong, you will go to hell when you die. God’s Word promises if we accept Jesus gift of salvation and repent of our sins inviting Jesus to come live in us and be Lord of our life, we have the guarantee of living eternity with Him in heaven. Are you willing to give up a guarantee?
Dear ones, for your own sake, open your heart to God’s Word of Truth. You do not want to allow pride to cause you to trade your forever future of joy for an eternity of pain. Do not put it off! Death can come when least expected; be ready! (If you already believe, then spread the word to your loved ones who do not.)