Gods group thoughts for 1/26/2013 “Satan’s Blindfold”

“Our Daily Bread”     http://odb.org/

The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie                                  

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Deuteronomy 5:28-29“Then the Lord heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and the Lord said to me: ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They are right in all that they have spoken. 29 Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and alwayskeep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!”  (NKJV)

The opening scripture was penned by Moses some 3500 years ago…  God wanted to give the Israelites (His chosen people) everything they would ever need…  Moses was speaking to the Israelites, just before this opening scripture… Moses had just gone over the 10 Commandments again with the Israelites a second time; and they recalled the terror they felt the first time, hearing God’s voice from the darkness…and the burning fire on Mt Sinai, and the thunder and lightning…at a time when they thought they were all going to die… (Exodus chapter 20 – here is the link… http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=ex20&version=NKJV )

The Israelites were in such fear, remembering…they told Moses to go near to God for them, and then to tell them all that the Lord God said, in…Deuteronomy 5:27You go near and hear all that the Lord our God may say, and tell us all that the Lord our God says to you, and we will hear and do it.  (NKJV)

We have the privilege of the Bible, and 20/20 hindsight…to read about these broken promises that the Israelites made to Moses…  Their minds were in the right place; but their hearts were just to stubborn to submit to God’s 10 Commandments…  As it turns out…no one then (or now), was able to keep all of God’s written law…  They would sin…and the high priest would have to sacrifice an animal to cover their sin…

Jesus ushered in the New Covenant; where Jesus became the Perfect Lamb of God…  The blood that Jesus shed on the cross at Calvary…covered the sins once and for all, for those who come to Christ with a repentant heart…seeking Jesus Christ to become their personal Lord and Savior…  God’s grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ, is all about understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…

Here is a link for this most important days writing about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…

https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/gods-group-thoughts-for-10202012-gods-grace-through-obedience-to-the-gospel-of-christ/

How many people today, still have a stubborn heart…just like the sinning Israelites ??  People still want what they want, when they want it…  Many are all about being “me first”, no matter what it takes…including stepping on someone else…  They may put their family first…or their job…or any other god; like money…or power…or their friends…or their addiction to drugs, or video games, or alcohol, or pornography…or any of the other lusts of the flesh, which the Apostle John warns Christians about, in…1 John 2:15-16…  People still living in the world of sin and shame, with Satan as their father…are blinded by Satan to seeing the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which I just posted in the link above…  God is not first in their life…

2 Corinthians 4:4whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.  (NKJV)

Friends, we are either a Christian freed from the bonds of Satan, by God’s pure gift of grace through saving faith alone in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9)…or we are still unredeemed sinners, who have never humbled themselves to being set free from the truth found in God’s Word… Jesus tells us that we have to go through Him to get to His father, in…John 14:6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. Noone comes to the Father except through Me.”  (NKJV)

This truth (the way), is found through obedience to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…  This is the only way a person can be set free from Satan’s bonds of sin and shame… Jesus tells us this, in…John 8:32…  “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  (NKJV)

 Just one more confirmation about a person’s eternal destiny, written by the Apostle Paul…for those who do not obey the gospel of Christ…2 Thessalonians 1:8-9in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,  (NKJV)

Friends…I was already a Christian, when I came across these eye opening words penned by the Apostle Paul in the Bible…  Scripture can’t get much clearer, about what God requires to grace sinners with salvation…  It’s not about going to church every week… It not about praying to anyone, other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself (John 14:6)… It’s not about being baptized as an infant… It’s not about being a good person all of your life… It’s not about going to the church your family has gone to for generations…

Becoming a Christian in God’s eyes…is about seeking Jesus Christ with a one on One personal relationship…  Until one humbles themselves enough to understand that they can in no way save themselves from eternal damnation…they will be separated from God…  And if they die before God has forgiven them of their sins…there is no truth to hanging around in purgatory…

There is nothing in the Bible teaching this false doctrine…  The Apostle John pens these words spoken by Jesus, in…John 8:24…   Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”  (NKJV)

Heavenly Father, I pray that You would draw any unredeemed sinners reading today’s thoughts to Yourself…John 6:44…and that You would open the eyes of those in need of seeing and hearing the truth from Your Word…  I pray that seeds would be planted today, that only You can grow and nurture into one of Your children…  I pray for new life and a new beginning for eyes that respond to the gospel of Christ…in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

written by bruce r mills

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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