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.