“Share God’s Love” 8/30/2013

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Psalm 10:13…  Why do the wicked renounce God? He has said in his heart, You will not require an account.”  (NKJV)
 
I came across this scripture in my Q/T reading this morning…  It jumped out at me as a question to ponder, that I am led write about…  It ties right in with what I wrote two days ago, that involved a professed atheist I have been tweeting with, in order to share my faith…  You could read this days writing by going to www.Godsmanforever.wordpress.com and typing 8/28/2013 into the search window…
 
There are any number of reasons why people renounceGod…  The atheist doesn’t believe God exists…  Satan blinds everyone who is not a Christian in God’s eyes…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)
 
So how does someone come to a point where they believe with saving faith alone in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9)…seeking Jesus Christ to become their personal Lord and Savior ??
 
The apostle Paul tells us, in…Romans 10:14-17…  How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,Who bring glad tidings of good things!”16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  (NKJV)
 
Friends, every Christian in God’s eyes, has been called to share the gospel (“good news”) of our Lord Jesus Christ…Matthew 28:19-20…  Most of us are not preachers, as this scripture suggests is needed…  But if we utilize the full power of Holy Spirit residing with-in us…we have the best Helper we will ever need, to share the word of GodJohn 14:26
 
I spoke to a long time friend just yesterday, about the love of Christ…  I mentioned to them about a 7 week course our church is hosting in the near future, that is titled…”Christianity Explored”, on Wednesday nights from 7 to about 8:45 pm…  Here is the web site for more information, for anyone living in my area that is interested…  www.Christianityexplored.org/course  E-mail, call, or message me on Facebook, if you want more information…
 
The response from my friend was one that I have heard many times before…  They had many questions about God…  People can go their entire lives without being approached by a believer who is trying to witness to them…  Others have been told by Christians, that they are headed for hell, if they don’t repent !!  Putting fear into a person, is absolutely the wrong way to share the “good news” truth about the love of Christ, and the gospel of our Lord…
 
There are so many false beliefs about how someone gets into heaven…  These false beliefs come from all kinds of teaching that is not based upon God’s inerrant Word, the Bible…  Any church whose doctrine teaches that works done in the name of the Lord are needed, to have sins forgiven by God (like having to go to church every week)…just don’t know what God tells us in the Bible about His grace through faith alone in Christ…
 
Every Word in the Bible is pure truth…Proverbs 30:5…  Jesus warns us in this eye opening scripture to follow…that anyone who dies, and knocks on the door of heaven to get in…who falsely believes that their good works done in the name of the Lord had God forgiving their sins…will be turned away, when it is too late… (There is no truth in the Bible about Purgatory… Type 8/24/2013 into the wordpress link above, for writing on this false belief of a second chance into heaven)
 
Matthew 7:21-23 Noteveryone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Yourname, cast out demons in Yourname, and done many wonders in Yourname?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knewyou; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”  (NKJV)
 
The Bible teaches us, that unless God draws someone in…they will not see the kingdom of heaven…John 6:44…  No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.  (NKJV)
 
God works in mysterious ways…  Has someone been speaking to you about God’s grace, and how their lives have been changed by God, into a new creation in Christ ?? (2 Corinthians 5:17)
 
Don’t be too stubborn or hardheaded to listen to someone who is trying to share what God, through His Word, tells us is truth…  This reminds me of what God Himself told David, in…Psalm 32:8-9…  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding, Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, Else they will not come near you.
 
Keep an open mind about God…and let someone who, out of their love and concern for your eternal destiny, is trying to share what God has appointed them to do…
 
Heavenly Father, I pray that Your living and powerful Word, would cut right to the very core of our soul, like a two-edged sword…Hebrews 4:12-13…  Open the eyes of those who still don’t know the truth about the gospel of Your Son…and draw them into hearing more about Your saving grace, through faith alone in Jesus Christ…  I pray for these unrepentant hearts and lives to be changed by You, for an eternity…in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…
 

Blessings in Christ,  bruce r mills

About Godsmanforever

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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