There is nothing more important that one can do than to get right with God
Almighty. No matter one's achievements, no matter one's social status, no
matter one's financial wealth, if they don't know Jesus as their Redeemer,
Savior and Lord then that person really hasn't accomplished anything in
life because to be rich without Jesus is to really be poor in God's sight.
The good news is that salvation is very simple. One simply needs to
acknowledge and repent of their sins and accept the finished work of Jesus
Christ on the cross for themselves. The requirement of one's salvation
isn't negotiable with God. The Lord Jesus sacrificed Himself for our
redemption and it is only through His shed blood that we can be reconciled
back to God again. There isn't any other way. Our good works or our
righteousness can't save us because God says those are as filthy rags
before Him. (John 19:30) (Romans 10:10-13) (Isaiah 64:6)
Humanity wasn't able to reach God's standard of righteousness because of
our sinful nature, but God found a way for us. The Lord Jesus was that
sacrifice that mankind needed because He was Holy and without blemish and
because He was perfect, His sacrifice was acceptable to God and in His
perfect love for us, Jesus willingly died so that we might be saved. I
encourage you with all my heart to make that decision to follow Christ.
Don't allow the temptations, the distractions or the ego to make you lose
heaven and all the glories that await those who have given their hearts to
the Lord Jesus Christ. God wishes for none to perish, but that all would
come to repentance. It is to your benefit to confess Christ because with
Him and through Him we receive all things. Never doubt God's love for you.
Don't reject His invitation for eternity.
(1 Peter 1:18-22) (2 Peter 3:9) (1 Timothy 6:17-19)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to accept the
finished work of Jesus Christ for yourself so that your name will be
written in His Book of Life.
THE IMAGE OF THE CROSS
Nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains of North America stands a rugged peak.
For nine months each year it lies robed in snow, indistinguishable from a
dozen others surrounding it.
But as summer arrives and the air warms, the mountain slowly sheds its
blanket of white, revealing a massive emblem. High above the neighboring
valleys, an 1100 foot vertical gouge bisects a 400 foot horizontal groove,
forming an almost perfect image of the cross of Christ. This sight is so
impressive that famous American artist Thomas Moran visited the mountain to
paint it in 1875. The peak is aptly named “The Mountain of the Holy Cross.”
In winter, only an expert could single out this particular peak from those
around it. But in summer, any child could look at these mountains and
easily choose “the one with the cross on it.” The only real difference in
this mountain and all the others is the enormous image etched into its face.
We spend much of our lives creating a thick layer of “achievements.” We
climb the career ladder, push our kids to excel, move to a better
neighborhood, pursue another degree, all in the hope that we will somehow
become more popular, wealthy, powerful, or influential. Like a thick
blanket of snow our conquests and achievements cover us, deposited one tiny
flake at a time until we are totally obscured. For many of us, self-esteem
and self-worth come from what we have accomplished or how much we can buy
or who we know.
Yet one day we will awaken to a new reality, an endless day in which all
our values will be turned upside down. All that we have done, said,
created, bought, and built will be brushed away, melted like snow under
the gaze of our eternal Father. Deep within each one of us he will seek
the one thing, the only thing he truly cares about: the imprint of the
cross, the mark of his Son.
Nothing else matters to Him. And on that day, nothing else will matter to
you. Do you possess the one thing that really matters?
You can see Moran's painting of the mountain at: The Mountain of the Holy Cross
By Mark Phillips
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 Timothy 6:17-19 “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be
not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who
giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich
in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in
store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they
may lay hold on eternal life.”
Psalm 103:10-14 “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us
according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so
great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from
the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. Like as a
father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him. For
He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.”
Romans 10:9-11 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture
saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.”
John 3:16-18 Jesus declares “For God so loved the world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but
have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn
the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth
on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already,
because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: YOU STILL HAVE HOPE
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Today's Selected Testimony: VICKIE'S WAY TO A NEW LIFE
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry