The day that we leave this physical body, and experience death,"
will be the greatest day of our lives!"
Well, because unlike the "unbelieving world," we know Whom we have Believed, and HIS WORD, we FAITHFULLY receive." Yes, we know by Whom," GOD’S "GRACE," we have recieved." For by GRACE through FAITH,, The BIBLE says," We have been "SAVED; not by works lest any man should boast.
Right! Because GOD'S WORD - JESUS CHRIST, we have recieved; "We are now found in HIM, not having our own RIGHTEOUSNESS," which is by keeping the law."
Right, not by keeping the ten commandments, because we've all broken them." But our RIGHTEOUSNESS," is by FAITH in JESUS CHRIST, and HIS finished work of The Cross, which leads us to embrace HIM, as our BOSS."
And because there are many who have embraced HIM before us.
Consider how the apostle Paul's declaration made it clear that money was no longer first on his mind, nor were the pleasures of this LIFE!" Consider Philippians 3:7-9, and how it portrays Paul's eye-opening statement: "But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for CHRIST.
Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of CHRIST JESUS my LORD, for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain CHRIST and be found in HIM, not having my own RIGHTEOUSNESS, which is from the law, but that which is through FAITH in CHRIST, the RIGHTEOUSNESS which is from GOD by FAITH."
Because we have Trusted in CHRIST, and have recieved GOD'S TRUTH that reveals HIS finished work of The Cross, for the remission of sins." We are now found in HIM, not having our own RIGHTEOUSNESS, which is by keeping GOD’S Law. But that which is by FAITH in CHRIST, and HIS finished work of The Cross." Consider how John 1:12-13, reveals how we are Son's of GOD, who have Believed GOD, and Recieved "CHRIST."]
But as many as recieved HIM, to them HE gave the right to become children of GOD, to those who Believe in HIS NAME: who were BORN, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of GOD.
The good news is, that we are BORN Of GOD!" We are BORN of HIS SPIRIT, and thus, we are BORN AGAIN."
For when Adam disobeyed GOD, and violated HIS "WORD" and commandment. Genesis 3:17 tells us, that GOD cursed the earth, and sentenced every last sinner to death!
Thus, Romans Romans 6:23 assures us that the wages of sin is death!"
Consider what Genesis 3:17 tells us that GOD, said: Then to Adam HE said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it': "Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it, all the days of your LIFE.
["In other words, each of us must work for a living," until we physically leave this body."]
If your Doctor called you and said, “Please come in as soon as possible. I have some serious news I'd like to discuss with you.”
You would likely think that it was something bad." Your first response might be, “I don’t want to know what he has to say!” But if you decided to go, it would only be because after learning the doctors diagnosis, you could also learn about the possible cure.
Well, after reading Genesis 3, we learn that GOD also had some news." News that were expressed as a warning to Adam, not to eat from the forbidden tree." For GOD told Adam, that if he ate from that tree,"
he would surely die."
First SPIRITUALLY," then physically, he would die." That’s The "Bad News!"
But praise be to GOD, that HE has also given some "GOOD NEWS."
GOD promised a SAVIOR, that would HIMSELF," be the fulfillment of GOD'S plan of SALVATION for everyone who would Trust GOD."
But first, HE would expel Adam and Eve, from the paradise that HE had placed them in, and spoke these WORDS from Genesis 3:22-24 saying:: Then The LORD GOD, said: "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also from the Tree of LIFE, and eat, and live forever"- therefore The LORD GOD sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. So HE drove out the man; and HE placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden and a flaming SWORD which turned every way to guard The WAY to the Tree of LIFE.
So now the Good News is given to us through John 14:6
For GOD HIMSELF, makes The WAY to eternal LIFE clear, by saying: I AM The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE, no come comes to The FATHER, except by ME."
[And in case some didn't understand. Through John 10:9 The LORD exclaims, saying: I AM The DOOR, if anyone enters by ME, he will be SAVED, and will go in and out and find pasture.
[That’s GOOD NEWS, Beloved!
All one has to Believe, is The GOSPEL of Everlasting LIFE!"
Consider 1st Corrinthians 15:1-4
Moreover, Brethren, I declare to you The GOSPEL which I preached to you, which also you recieved and in which you stand, by which also you are SAVED, if you hold fast that WORD which I preached to you - unless you Believed in vain.
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also recieved: that CHRIST died for our sins according to The SCRIPTURES, and that HE was buried, and that HE rose again again the third day according to The SCRIPTURES.
[Yes, according to The WORD of The LIVING GOD, Who can by no means tell a lie!
Yet, because we are often hard of hearing, GOD doesn't stop there!" Through John 1:17 HE tell us that “GRACE and TRUTH came through JESUS CHRIST.”
Yes, through GOD'S WORD that reveals The GOD of all creation in John 1:1."
Consider how it reads: In the beginning was The WORD, and The WORD was with GOD, and The WORD was GOD.
[Yes, JESUS CHRIST, being HIMSELF, The WORD of GOD; Is GOD speaking to us, and washing us with TheTRUTH of HIS WORD.
And so, The WORD became flesh that first Christmas, in order to bring The GRACE Of GOD."
["The GRACE of GOD?"]
Yes, The Free Gift of GOD,
being Everlasting LIFE!"
For Everlasting LIFE, is a Gift from GOD, and not something one can earn through good works, or some kind of merit system."
And this is made perfectly clear through Ephesians 2:8-9.
Consider how it reads:
For by GRACE you have been SAVED through FAITH, and that not of yourselves; it is the Gift of GOD, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
If SALVATION was earned by good works, or something we could do; imagine all the "boasting" and bragging, that would be going on in HEAVEN?"
We would never hear the end of such boasting!" And when it came time to praise The LORD for HIS finished work of The Cross; we would likely hear someone saying: Blessed be The LAMB, and me!"
But no, Beloved!" There will be no boasting, in HEAVEN."
For all The GLORY, all the HONOR, and all the PRAISE; will be given to The GOD of all our days."
Well, because like Adam and Eve, we've all "gone astray."
So we will praise The LORD, Who suffered for us on The Cross, and took our sins away." Yes, The WORD became flesh, to come and reverse the curse, that sin had brought upon each of us.
And so when CHRIST died on The Cross. We died, Beloved!" And when HE rose from the grave, HE set the captive free; so that to sin, we would no longer be a slave!"
Just please, Beloved, no longer go back into the darkness of the cave!"
Because now we live!" Yet not us," but CHRIST JESUS," Lives in us!" And the LIFE that we now live, we live by FAITH in The Son Of GOD Who LOVED us, and laid down HIS LIFE for our SALVATION!"
Our Gift from GOD, is Everlasting LIFE" through JESUS CHRIST, our LORD."
Because "The WORD" Of GOD became flesh in order to reveal The TRUTH that would bring us back to GOD.
For Mathew 1:21 affirms that HE would come to SAVE us, HIS people, from our sins." And HE has, Beloved!"
Now our LORD instructs us not to live by "Bread alone." No! But to come daily, to listen to what The Great Physician has to say" about our SPIRITUAL condition, and to be washed by HIM." Yes, to be "SANCTIFIED" and "CLEANSED."
For The LORD says in
John 6:53-54 "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of The Son Of Man and drink HIS BLOOD, you have no LIFE in you.
Whoever eats MY Flesh and drinks MY BLOOD has Eternal LIFE, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Our Beloved LORD, JESUS CHRIST, is the cure for the curse of death. Because in HIM," is LIFE."
And whoever has The Son, has LIFE!"
But whoever does not have The Son, will not see LIFE, because the curse remains on him.
GOD Blessed us, Beloved Brethren!"