Monday, August 31, 2009

It's Amazing!



The beauty of God's creation...is amazing...showing love by it's very presence.

There is a song that my daughters use to sing while at home. One of my favorite and most heart touching songs.

The Man in the middle.

...the chorus went something like this:

I love that man in the middle...

Because I know, he first loved me....


The song was about three crosses...and the Man in the middle...Jesus Christ, dying for the two thieves on each side. One on the left and one on the right.

It always amazes me that only one chose to believe. Only one chose to see with his heart..the full love of GOD right in his midst.

I remember a message a brother in Christ preached one time titled..

So close...and yet so far.

How sad and grievous this is to my heart, when I think upon the souls of man that reject or take so lightly this great love wherewith Christ loved us...to die for us, to stand in our stead.

This song also has a message that has always gripped my heart:

It's Amazing!

Not of works which we have done,

but by God' redeeming Love..

It's the blood of Jesus Christ that sets me free...

And the blood of bulls won't do...

For one sacrifice tis' true...

It's the blood of Jesus Christ that makes a new ...

It's amazing what Christ can do for a sinner...

It's amazing the blood of Christ can set you free...

But more amazing....is God provided Salvation...

and included a guilty soul....like me.


My eldest daughter shared with me today about a young man on the verge of salvation!!

He couldn't fathom why men hate Jesus Christ, when he died on the cross for them!!

Amazing...yes...that he died for guilty souls...

Amazing...that some of these souls...reject the very foundation of LOVE.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13 KJV 1611


I love that man in the middle...because I know, he first loved me.

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
I John 4:10 KJV 1611


THIS IS THE DAY....I thank the LORD...I did SEE with my heart...this great AMAZING LOVE!

HOPE~

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It is Finished.

And such WERE some of you. Indeed.

WERE..... Done, finished, complete.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar,

he said, It is finished:

and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.


The sacrifice was made. Nothing more could be added to it. Finished.

One of the malefactors looked upon Jesus and said...

And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

And he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

And Jesus said unto him,

Verily I say unto thee,

Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Luke 23:41-43 KJV 1611



This thief...did not get baptised, nor did he take communion, he did not have time to do "good" works to keep himself forgiven.

He repented...He believed...and He called upon the Lord.


He was WASHED


He was SANCTIFIED


He was JUSTIFIED


I Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Praise God, we do not have to try and keep ourselves saved. We live and do good as we continue on for the TESTIMONY of this wonderful GRACE.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saves us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
That being justified by grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.


I rejoice to know that I have complete confidence in the WORD OF GOD found in the King James Version 1611. I rejoice to know that no verses are left out!! No verses are missing choice words.

It is a finished book of the LORD...it is a finished book of LOVE...it is a finished book of Life.

Pretty amazing that in the death of our Lord Jesus...LIFE began.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

And such were some of you...

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1611

Praise the LORD...that our salvation is complete. Thank the LORD, we never have to fear...did "I" do enough. NO, HE did it all...IT IS FINISHED.

THIS IS THE DAY...I thank the LORD Jesus for dying on the cross for MY sins. For the FINISHED work at Calvary..and for the LIFE that comes from this finished work of love.

Why I live the Christian LIFE:

We love him, because he first loved us. I John 4:19

Thursday, August 13, 2009

..and such were some of you


And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

I Corinthians 6:11
KJV 1611

What wonderful words come from the Bible. This is one of my favorite verses. Truly, it is to all those who have found this true. By salvation in the shed blood of The Lord Jesus Christ.

WASHED: to remove dirt, stains; to purify, cleanse

SANCTIFIED: to make holy, purify

JUSTIFIED: to declare innocent, declare free, to prove right

Just....if...I'd

Covered by the free pardon of sin by the grace of our Lord Jesus. Just as if "I"... had paid my price of sin. But, Yea...HE DID IT for me.

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remissions of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Romans 3:24-26
KJV 1611

What wonderful, glorious words of truth and comfort!

SUCH...were...some of you!

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Titus 3:5-7
KJV 1611

THIS IS THE DAY....I thank the LORD my God...

I was lost...but am found...was blind, but now I see!!


I know the path to follow...I see the light of the world...is Jesus.

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Hebrews 2:9 KJV 1611