Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Mission Is To Save Souls

James 5:20 “Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his ways shall save a soul from death and shall hide a multitude of sins”.

 

Jesus told Peter that He would build His church on the truth of the revelation to Peter that Jesus is the Christ the son of the living God. This is the simple truth which hold within it the power of God unto salvation. Jesus said the gates of Hell should not prevail against it, He didn’t mean Hell wouldn’t enter into the church, for most of us was full of hell when we enter in. What He meant was that the gates of Hell couldn’t keep the truth of Peter’s confession out of the hearts of them that heard, nor keep those who heard it prisoners of sin and the guilt of sin.

 

But the problem is many no longer proclaim this simple truth. Todays message seems to be one of the promises of earthly riches. This modern self proclaimed gospel seems to be more about who we are, than who God is. It tends to be focused more on the things we have or can receive than on the giver of all good and perfect gifts. We have become so afraid of hurting feelings, that we no longer have an effective message of salvation. With a world full of lost souls, most churches seem to grow via the Christian experience, in other words the church isn’t growing we are just trading members with other congregations. This life we have been called into is about saving soul. Jesus died on the cross that we might have life everlasting with the Father, and this needs to be the message the world hears. Paul said he wanted to know nothing but Christ and Him crucified, because there is life in nothing else.

 

In our text today James tells us that  when a sinner is converted from his ways a soul is saved. Jesus died to save souls, so when one which is lost in darkness seeks the light of salvation our Father in heaven is glorified. Let not Jesus death be in vain in the lives of those whom we meet, share the good news of Christ and Him crucified that a sinner might change his ways and his soul might be saved.

If I Hold My Peace

2 Chronicles 20:17 ” ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you.

 

 

We fight not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, but the good news is the battle is not ours it is the Lords. God is absolutely always in control, all he wants from us is a willing vessel. A vessel He can use to do His will and bring Him glory. He tells us we shall not fight the battle, but just to prepare ourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

 

Here in our story Judah was about to be attacked by three enemies, and the king was told fear not that for the battle was not theirs it was the Lords. They were to go, be prepared but stand still and let the Lord fight the battle. Today we are under constant attack by three enemies. the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life. These are the same three which Satan used to tempt Eve in the garden, Jesus in the wilderness and what he tries to trip us up with today. But we have a keeper, for Jesus said He has power over all flesh, he rose with all power in His hands. We to must be prepared, for the attack, but stand still and let the Lord fight our battle. Let Him work through us as we deny our self in total surrender to His spirit and stand still in His promise that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.

 

Jesus said to cast all of our cares upon Him for He cares for us. Jesus wants us to call upon Him in our day of trouble that He might deliver us. he called us and choose us for this life, He knows all that will come up against us, He just wants us to trust that He will do just what He said. after all the battle is not our it is the Lords and He is faithful and just, so just hold your peace and let the Lord fight your battles and know ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD to them who love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

A Thank Full Life

John 10:15 “As the Father knoweth Me,even so know I the Father:and I lay down my life for the sheep”.

 

The wages of sin is death;The soul that sinneth shall surley die.God cannot lie.If He said it in His word it must come to pass.Man because of his disobedience to God became a sinful soul,and he fell from the grace of God, and was rebellious and became an enemy to God.But God love man so much He took the best of Himself and wrapped it in the worst of man that He might save man.

 

 

We are like sheep,and God gave us a shepherd.Not just any shepherd but the good shepherd.Jesus said He will lay down His life for the sheep and that is what He did.He accepted for us the wage paid by sin.Through His death man can now be the righteousness of God.Because He was willing to lay down His life,we are able to live.His blood washed us,His stripes healed us,and His death and resurrection saved us.Christ has done more than enough.He said from the cross it is finished,all that is needed for lost man to be saved.Now the choice is yours will you accept all He has offered?

 

Jesus died on a cross rose on the third day with all power in His hands, that we might have a right to the tree of life.He has done more than enough that we might live a life full of thanks. Let us tell the Lord thank you by living a life that will lead a lost world to the salvation of the Lord.

Thanks For Giving

Ephesians 1:3 ” Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
In this time of thanksgiving we find ourselves being thankful for many things. We are thankful for our jobs, health, food ,clothing, family, and for the day. But none of what we have would be possible if it wasn’t for what God gave us. Let us be sure we are thankful for Jesus.
Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God went through all that He did for us and because of us. The Son of God became the son of man, so that the sons of man could become the sons of God. By His stripes we were healed. Because of His shed blood we are saved from sin. Because He choose us we can live a life everlasting with our Father. Jesus paid for it all, as He accepted for us the wage paid by sin. Let us be thankful for Jesus. Let us share Him this thanksgiving day. Offer Him to a hungry soul that they too might feel the joy of salvation on this thanksgiving day.
Bless our Father in heaven this day by sharing with others that which He shared with you. Say thanks by giving the meat that will last a lifetime, break the bread of heaven with a hungry soul that they might eat to life everlasting. Let this day of thanks be about more than sharing cakes and pies, turkey and dressing, football and beer with friends and family. Let this Thanksgiving day, be a day of Thanks by giving, share with a lost and hungry soul the blessings given to us from our Heavenly Father.