Summary: Reading through the Bible from the very beginning, there is one consistent theme, God’s great love and compassion towards us. He is unchangeable, and in this we can have great confidence. It seems there is no greater motivation for faith than knowing thi
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Reading through the Bible from the very beginning, there is one consistent theme, God’s great love and compassion towards us. He is unchangeable, and in this we can have great confidence. It seems there is no greater motivation for faith than knowing this, God is absolutely for us. He wants us to succeed. It makes it easier to have confidence in fulfilling our purpose and destiny here on the Earth when we know that He has called us to succeed.
He loves us so much that He sent Jesus to die in our place giving us freely His life for our death. He did this knowing full well the horrible cost to Himself. Thank you Lord!
He loves us more than we can comprehend and has given us through this Covenant incredible benefits. Even in the Old Covenant He admonished us not to forget His benefits.
Psalms 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3. Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4. Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5. Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Have we forgotten or have we just never believed in the first place. Regardless, in this day and age like no other, the body of Christ is being shaken. It’s easy in a World full of chaos to get sidetracked and wander from the path God has placed us on. The World seems to be in a meltdown right now and all that is going on can seem overwhelming to us. In the midst of this there is a choice we each have to make. We have to decide if God’s love toward us is real. Mans definition of love is often times just lip service, but God’s love is always manifested through action.
My question would be, how can we know God loves us if we aren’t seeing the benefit of it in our lives. First of all the action has already taken place. Jesus finished the work He was sent to do. Regardless of where we’ve come from it takes faith to please God. There is absolutely no way around this. If we’ve never been taught His promises we can not have faith to walk in them, for faith always comes from knowing God’s will. If we don’t know His promises, we can not have a foundation for which to believe. We have to know the promises of God if we are going to walk in them by faith don’t we? Jesus said this very thing in John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Knowing God is for us a is a great part of being confident that He will manifest His blessing toward us. Knowing Him is knowing the truth for that is what He is. So many think of God as the enemy instead of as their salvation, and have a tendency to run from Him instead of too Him. He’s the One with the answers, He’s the One Who is an ever present help in a time of need, and He’s the One who has freely given us all things.
Many have been taught how He puts us through every evil thing in order to purify us. I’m here to say this, only the blood of Jesus Christ can cleanse us and purify us. There’s no use trying to earn it on our own, for it can not be done. I understand there is a process to walk in this sanctification, but the work has already been done. Our work is to have faith in Him. Righteousness will manifest itself in and through us as we believe Him.
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something of which to boast, but not before God. 3. For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness". 4. Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. 5.But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
You may be saying I’ve never really seen God’s goodness manifest toward me. If that is your case, then know that first of all you have to look to Him.
Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,
If you are looking at all the bad things that are going on in your life then you are looking at the wrong things. You have to turn from the things you are looking at and start looking to the right things. Start by praising Him. Give Him something to work with. Faith is always grateful, faith always praises God. You can't be a grumbler and be in faith at the same time. God can’t work on your behalf if you are grumbling and complaining all the time. Check yourself. Make the decision to be thankful even if circumstances seem to say you are failing, and you don’t feel like you are ever going to succeed. You certainly won’t if you won’t look to the One who always causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus. You are not praising Him for all the bad stuff that is going on, you are praising Him for His protection, His deliverance, and His absolute faithfulness. He has never failed and He never will. If we want to walk in this victory then we have to walk with Him.