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TIME TO CASH YOUR CHECKS

…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Romans 5:8-11

 

 

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace,

that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16



Start Living Like You Trust In GOD

I continue to be amazed at the hesitation and excuses that many professing Christians have with sharing the Gospel of Christ with others outside of their Christian comfort zone. I have written on this phenomenon several times and there are as many reasons for not sharing as there are people. What it usually boils down to, however, is a trust issue, in that God will not be who he claims to be in Scripture. On this side of the cross, we are all called to share the Gospel with others in our sphere of influence. This is not only the responsibility of the pastor, or leaders of the church – it is the responsibility of everyone who hears the Word and then studies it for himself or herself.


The Old Testament was written at a time when accessibility to the Bible (Law, Prophets, Writings) was very limited and only those who were designated by YHWH were allowed to impart the Scriptures to the people. The God of Israel wanted for the people of Israel to understand who he was and the rest of the world would be formally invited at the appointed time. On this side of the cross, the job of the religious leaders is to make disciples (Matt. 28). Unfortunately, many church leaders are not teaching with disciple making in mind, but instead for making everyone feel good about themselves. Very few people are confident enough to explain why they believe what they believe about God and their faith in Jesus, the Christ, even if they have been church goers all of their lives.


The Christian faith stands head and shoulders above all other belief systems, yet the average professing Christian is not equipped to tell you why. Every time we share the Gospel (the good news) with others, our own faith grows and our relationship with our LORD is strengthened. Sharing requires the study of the Bible, and it is within that Word that we begin to see the promises given by the Creator.


There is no greater blessing than the promise of God that we get to know Him (Deut. 6: 4-9; Matt. 7:7-11; Luke 12:29-31).


There is no other faith on the planet that offers the revelation of their god/s. The promise to know our Creator more fully is for those who come to His Christ, not for every other religion out there. Love for others requires that we work at ways to share the Gospel of Truth with those who do not know Jesus or why he is necessary.


Although it is true that the offer is for everyone, unfortunately only a few will accept the invitation. As born-again Christians, the offer for godly wisdom is also given to us (James 1:5). God will guide those who trust Him, as to how to approach even the most difficult friends and family for the kingdom of God. These are only two of over 7,000 promises that God extends to those who love and accept His invitation to life everlasting.


God’s gift of the Holy Spirit will guide those who prepare themselves to share with others, but it requires trust. Getting to know God and being given the wisdom that only He can give are invaluable promises to us and cannot be purchased with earthly materials. These are checks in the account that God prepared for us before we were even born. Isn’t it time to cash your checks and to begin building for the kingdom of God?


True wealth comes from knowing the God of the universe and as an heir to his Kingdom you are equipped with a trust fund from which you are invited to draw the promises that are there for you.

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