Summary: God LOVES you, no matter who you are! You are FORGIVEN!”
“I SHOWED Myself,” declares the Lord!
Romans 10:20, Using NLT.
Isaiah spoke boldly for God: "… I SHOWED MYSELF to those who WERE NOT ASKING for me."
We REJECTED and DESPISED Jesus before, but God SHOWED His UNCHANGING LOVE for us! Amen!
Romans 10:17,19, Using NLT,
“FAITH comes from LISTENEING to this MESSAGE of GOOD NEWS. -- the GOOD NEWS about Christ… God had said, "I will rouse your jealousy by blessing other nations. I will make you angry by BLESSING the foolish Gentiles."
In the Scripture, Vs. 11, “APPEARED to ALL MEN!”
The 3 FACTS about the GOOD NEWS:
“IT IS I!”
“IT IS WRITTEN!”
“IT IS FINISHED!”
Now there is NO MORE REASON why you don’t BELIEVE the GOOD NEWS!
“IT IS I!”
He GAVE the FREE GIFT for you and me! We don’t DESERVE the GIFT but God GAVE it to us who are UNQUALIFIED!
Jesus said in Matthew 14:27, “Be of good cheer; IT IS I; be not afraid
Using NLT: "It's all right," he said. "I am here! Don't be afraid."
The devil might come and say,
---You’re a sinner!
---You need to do this and that!
---You are weak! You’re not important
---You are nothing! You are useless! etc…
Why BELIEVE him? If the devil reminds you of you past, always remember, GOD LOVES YOU, even before you were born!
The GOOD NEWS is:
---You are BLESSED and cannot be cursed! You are VICTORIOUS! You are well able! You are Created to EXCEL! You are full of POTENTIALS! You are overflowing with CREATIVITY! You have COURAGE, STRENGTH and ABILITY!
---The favor of God surrounds you Wherever you go! Whatever You touch is going to PROSPER and SUCCEED! You are the Child of the Most High God! You have been Crowned with God's Glory and Honor! You can Do ALL THINGS through Jesus Christ!
Remember the Prodigal son?
He didn’t knew that his dad FORGAVE him, no matter what he had done! He was even REHEARSING of what he will say to his father! But it was his father RAN TORADS him and EMBRACED him and said, “I LOVE SON! You are so PRECIOUS!” What IF! If someone told him,
“Your father LOVES you, no matter who you are! You are FORGIVEN!” He must be BOLD and CONFIDENT enough!
“IT IS WRITTEN!”
Romans 3:10, 23; “As it is written, There is NONE RIGHTEOUS, no, NOT ONE… For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
“And EVERYBODY is still a SINNER (1 John 1) WE CANNOT SAVE ourselves from the PUNISHMENT of SIN.
So the WORD was MADE FLESH to SHOW HIMSELF! To REVEAL our HUMAN SALVATION at the CROSS!
Jesus Christ DIED on the CROSS as our SUBSTITUTE and became a "SHOCK ABSORBER" of our PUNISHMENT (Rom. 3:25)
“IT IS FINISHED!”
Romans 3:22, 24, “Even the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that BELIEVE: for there is no difference… Being justified FREELY by HIS GRACE through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
Everything was PREPARED for you and me! IT IS FULLY BOOKED! Your ROBE of RIGHTEOUSNESS is already DONE (Isaiah 61:10)! Just WEAR it! There is NO REQUIREMENT! Just BELIEVE!
IT IS FINISHED! Amen!
LET’S CELEBRATE! CHEERS! Let’s have a VICTORY PARTY!
EXPRESSING THANKS IS BY SHOWING OBEDIENCE!
Romans 3:31 (NLT), “Well then, if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can forget about the law? Of course not! In fact, only when we have FAITH do we TRULY FULFILL the law.”
And LOVE is the FRUIT of our FAITH! And as it is written, “LOVE for your NEIGHBOR will FULFILL ALL the REQUIREMENTS of the LAW!
“OBEDIENCE is not a REQUIREMENT for FORGIVENESS! Rather FORGIVENESS TEACHES us to OBEY!”
In the Scripture, vs. 12, “TEACHINGH us that, DENYING ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, RIGHTEOUSLY, and godly, in this PRESENT WORLD!”
In Genesis 15, it shows that God BLESSED Abraham first and GAVE him HOPE by His PROMISES! God’s BLESSING caused Abraham to BELIEVE God! And God’s PROMISED caused Abraham to TRUST and OBEY God! For God is not a LIAR!
“When God DECLARES, CONSIDER it DONE!”
“IT IS FINISHED!” and so we GIVE GLORY to God FOREVER and EVER, Amen!
Back in the “CREATION WEEK”, Genesis 1:28! Look!
“God BLESSED them, and God SAID (COMMANDMENT) unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion…”
EXPERIENCING God’s LOVE and TASTING the FREE GIFT TEACHES us to become an EXAMPLE, a ROLE MODEL or a “LIGHT IN THE MIDST OF DARKNESS!” Amen! In short, “LOVE for others even our enemies, MOTIVATES us to EVANGELIZE!”
“GO! Bear and YIELD FRUITS of the HOLY SPIRIT! MULTIPLY! MAKE DISCIPLES! FILL the EARTH with God’s WORD! SUBDUE it and have DOMINION over EVIL POWERS and KINGDOMS!