2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christand gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
6 As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says,
“In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation
Looking ahead towards 2017 I am reminded NOW is the time for God's FAVOR! We live in a time that salvation is available to all who will believe, trust and ask for forgiveness. Jesus is waiting Your time is NOW! Allow God's favor to touch your heart, heal your hurts and bring transformation of your life to a life bringing honor and glory to the Lord! #GodsFavorNow
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
In Ecclesiastes 1:3 What profit has a man from all his labor
In which he toils under the sun? it looks as if our labor makes no difference to God. But that contradicts the main reason God came to earth. So the answer "Do I matter?" Jesus is indeed the answer according to the gospels. If you are overwhelmed, lonely, in pain or any need run to Jesus He is the answer. YOU matter to Him. He loves you so much He laid down His life for you! Receive Him today! #DoIMatter #JesusistheAnswer
The Compromising Church
“And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,
‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”’
Upon receiving Christ and being an overcomer we have a "New Name"! Here the Lord promises to give the faithful a white stone. This points to our freedom in Christ a "non guilty" verdict. Who do you know that needs that "white stone"? Is the Lord asking you to speak and share His love with someone today? #NotGuilty #overcomer #OurNewName #ChristinYou
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
2 Timothy 3:17
that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
We must not be deceived in Christ we are COMPLETE.
We are throughly equipped for every good work He has called us to do. In and of ourselves we can do nothing good only through the shed blood of Christ are we complete.
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
“Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit! Yes we have direst access to God through Holy Spirit. Three in one. This is who I am in Christ! #whoIaminChrist
having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
It is great to know the Word tells us we are adopted as a child of God. We were predestined into that adoption. We did NOT receive the spirit of bondage but the Spirit of "adoption"! Hallelujah He is our daddy. "Abba Father"!
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:
Psalm 16:3 As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”
1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
Who I am in Christ? The Word tells us we are a saint. Like Paul if we are an apostle of Christ; As a saint on earth the Lord delights in us. Oh to be a saint through the Lord Jesus Christ. You too can be a saint today trust in Christ.
He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received 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.
Who I am in Christ. Verse 12 tells us that we acepted as a child of God. With a big IF we receive Him as Lord of our life, believe in His name, are born of God (born again). Can you boldly say you are "accepted"? If not you to can become a childof God. Message me if you have any questions on how.
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