He saved me
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings".
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways:
And the way of peace have they not known:
There is no fear of God before their eyes.
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away". (filthy rages means menstrual cloth).
All my good deeds are filthy before God. If there is no one good and I cant do anything good enough to get to heaven then me and everyone around me are going to hell.
"But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them".
There is no in-between your either dead in your sins or your alive in Christ. Your a child of the devil and a child of wrath or you are clothed in Christ's righteousness there is no middle ground. God is perfect God is Holy and God is righteous based on these characteristics alone God cannot tolerate sin in his presence period.
"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all".
One little lie one little time you have broken the entire law. What people dont realize we are not judge by a standard that we make up we are judged by Gods standards we are not judged by comparing people around us. Because the funny thing is you can always find someone that looks worse than you, you can find someone that gives your ego, pride and self-esteem a boost.
Scripture is like a mirror God shows you this is your real nature this is what you really are this is how I really see you. God showed me that I had a sinful record before him he showed me that my mind and my heart was filthy was wicked, evil, and depraved. There was nothing good about me he showed me that I had no merit in and of myself to save myself I wasnt good. So I gave up and I cried out to him and I said "God dont leave me, save me God change me" and he did. To God alone be the Glory, to him only.
Christ dying on the cross was not just about him being whipped by soldiers and given a crown of thorn's on his head. Its at that cross Christ took the cup of Gods wrath and he drank that cup drop by drop and when the cup was turned over nothing was left and Christ said "It is finished"
The thing is Christ didnt deserve that wrath he was sinless and he was perfect in word, thought and deed. He didnt deserve it but I did he took my wrath, my punishment for me. Not only did he take my sin but now when God looks down at me he sees the perfect righteousness of his son when he looks at me he sees the perfection of his son and not only that at that cross he purchased a new nature for me with his own precious blood.
"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh".
He gave me new desires he took a soul that was dead and destitute helpless and sinful and he breathed life in me. I used to be a child of the devil and now by the grace of God Im his child Im clothed in the righteousness of Christ and this is what being born again means this is what being a christian means.
This is about knowing that when I die that I get to spend eternity knowing I will be in the presence of my Savior. I get to spend eternity at his feet thanking him and worshipping him for everything that he has done and that he is.
Christianity is nothing short of a super natural work of God. Examine yourself to see if your in the faith and that your not being deceived. Dont ever think that drug addicts, prostitutes and people who go to AA are the only ones who need a Savior but so do the arrogant, self righteous, and the prideful do not be deceived.
"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Question: Does God know you?? or are you faking it?
You can fool alot of people including yourself but God will not be fooled and he will not be mocked. Cant bribe God with your good deeds Gods standard is nothing short of perfection and if your not in Christ and you dont meet that standard he doesnt know you.
Thank you Jesus for saving me and he can save you to please dont die without knowing Jesus.