Monday, March 26, 2012
Is There Shangrila And Utopia Awaiting Most Of Mankind In Heaven?
God is love! The Christian life is one of joy in the midst of suffering in hope in God alone living for God and suffering for the right reasons. Pathos characterizes many of the lines upon our faces in times of tragedy we have to go through. But Joy in God all along the way is ours. Tribulation is par excellence as Life would have it for scripture says to count it all joy and to exult in God's glory in it for God's Purpose and Grace! Salvation is from sin in belonging to the Savior, Jesus Christ. He will give you power. You will have new wine to put into new wine skins. The person who comes to Christ and to God usually comes to the end of themselves on frustration for want of more then let's go of control to God admitting their fallibility and/or mortality. Then in their need for God Alone they are open to anything and for a forgiveness from sin and usually embrace the prayer of Jesus Christ interceding for you, Pastors, and others who know God in church, and The Word of God they read and pray! In their hunger and their thirst for God or God's Kingdom and His righteousness they become abandoning of belongings and self with regard to trust thereof in it and admit they're sinners and in need before God and accept God's salvation in Christ. God's Kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. God's love becomes real and more of a present reality to those who claim born again! Jesus becomes Lord and Master-Savior (and Friend,) from sin as one welcomes the Finished Work of the Death, burial, and Raising of Christ for theirselves. They are welcomed into the Kingdom. Jesus says, "The Gate is strait and the way Narrow, and few there be that find it to life." Abide in the Vine. He also said, "I am the Vine. You are the branches." "Deny yourself, Take up your cross, and follow Me," Jesus said. Lay hold of His salvation and Eternal Life is yours, but obey God foremost Peace, Dave C. With Holy Spirit's aid. John 3:3,5; John 3:16,17; Romans 3:23, 6:23, 10:8,9; Eph. 2:8,9; Acts 4:12.