|Posted on July 15, 2016 at 8:10 AM|
You know, God tells us "if we seek Him, we will find Him”. And that is so true. As a child, my mother taught me about God and reverencing Him. She taught by example and by words. As an adult, I found that since I set out to truly know God, He has been teaching me. First it was about Father God, and we developed a close relationship. He was the One I “knew” as a child. But when i became an adult, a deeper relationship was established. Then He began teaching me about His Son Jesus, and a close bond was created there as well. Such a joy!
But only recently, He introduced me to the Third Person of the Trinity, Holy Spirit. When I discovered that He loves me dearly also, the relationship blossomed! It is so enriching to have an intimacy with the full Godhead. Does that sound crazy? You might want to try it! :))
Colossians 2:10 (AMPC)
And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life
[in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead—
Father, Son and Holy Spirit—
and reach full spiritual stature].
And He is the Head of all rule and authority
[of every angelic principality and power].
God's Word is a profound teacher about life and living it fully. The last Book of the Bible, Revelation, reveals the ending of the story of life. It teaches that those who choose to follow God and Jesus will be victors. Those who disdained God and rejected Jesus and his gift will end up following their leader, satan, into the lake of fire. They will suffer the eternal punishment of separation from God and living under the devil’s hatred in pain and suffering forever.
Some say, “Oh God is good He would never send people to hell forever. That punishment is too harsh.” But if people have continued to disobey and refuse God’s chances of salvation, they will have no excuse at the mercy seat and will fall under God’s wrath on judgement day. There will be no more chances. They will have condemned themselves to everlasting punishment. His perfect justice will prevail.
My friends, time has speeded up and we do not have forever to choose Jesus. Please come and join those whose names are in the Lamb’s Book of Life. They have chosen to make Jesus the Lord of their lives. They have repented of their sin and accepted Jesus' gift of salvation on the cross. Be one of these dear ones, I plead with you. If you have already done so, great. But if not, do it today and you will spend eternity with God. And He has a great plan for you in this life and in the next. Do not wait, for none of us know our time of death.
John 3:16 (AMPC)
For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world
that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son,
so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on)
Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost)
but have eternal (everlasting) life.