I wrote this shortly after my conversion in November 2009. It still rings true to this day.
My intention with this blog is to use it as an outlet to arouse within Christians of the 21st century a hunger and thirst to see the masses touched and saved through the awesome sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I don’t write these postings for anyone’s glory but God’s. I refuse to reduce the salvation message to a humanistic means to an end, but simply an end. The end being the glory of God. Period. As I have learned over the course of the last few days that we have not become Christians to live the prosperous/abundant life, but to bring glory to God in everything we do. It is not a “get-rich-quick” scheme, but a taking up of the cross and follow the Master lifestyle. For those who in thinking that they can get something out of God by becoming members in the “Big Boy’s Club” I say this to you: “It’s not what you can get out of God, but what He can get out of you.”
What are you doing about your salvation? Are you figuring it out with trembling and fear? Are you crucifying your fleshly natures on a daily basis? Are more interested in saving the lost rather than your own comfort? What in blazes were you saved for?! Were you saved just so that you won’t have to go to hell? Were you saved to get in on someone’s so-called special anointing so that you can be rich? Were you saved because you wanted an experience? If you answered truthfully to any of these, then you’re not saved. If you weren’t told that you were a sinner going straight to hell because a holy and just God couldn’t stand the sight of your sin and the only place for you and your sin was hell, then you were duped! God loves you and wants you saved. NOT for your benefit but for His. This is the only way a holy and righteous God can get any glory out of a human being. Human beings on their own are selfish, vile, rotten and full of sin and self importance. The only way God can stand you is if you take on Christ’s righteousness and purity and become “born-again”.
How many of you came to the realization of the enormity of your own sin? Or were you told that you are basically good but “morally-bankrupt”? What is “morally bankrupt” anyway? That term isn’t even scriptural. You were dead, rotting, stinking and full of sin staggering over a rotten bridge suspended over the gaping jaws of hell and the only reason you didn’t go to hell was the arbitrary will of God held you up. Picture someone who cannot stand spiders holding one over a fire. As the creature wriggles and squirms in his hand the one holding it is becoming more and more convinced that he ought to hurl that vile thing into the fire. The more vile that spider looks to the person holding it, the more he is convinced to free himself of the obligation of holding it. This is a perfect illustration of the sinner in the hands of an angry and incensed God. Why should the church of Jesus Christ think for a second that God will pour out revival on the world when His own family isn’t even saved?
Jesus says one thing to the church which will reflect His will for the world:
“Do I not deserve reward for My suffering?”
There really is no choice here. You can either stand in rebellion against God, or bow in surrenderedness. You can either assert that you are doing fine running your own show and don’t need God or you can submit to His sovereignty.
To think that you, mortal worm can stand in defiance against the God of the universe is asinine!
As the picture says, ‘Eternity is a long time to be wrong’.
15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
This the first in, God willing many videos to come that I am doing on the Gospel, Repentance, God’s sovereignty…etc.
Please watch, subscribe to my channel and be challenged to examine yourselves in the light of Scripture.
Christ… is the absolute owner. Go out to your car this afternoon and you just stop in your tracks and look at it and you recognize that’s His. Look at yourself in the mirror those eyeballs in your head those are His. Your hand, it’s His. He can take it away from you.
Many of you are familiar with Abraham Kuyper’s quote: There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry “Mine!” It is His.
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