Friday, July 23, 2010
"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."
This is the greatest miracle of God in man- the miracle of divine grace. It is a doctrine that is unmatched in all religious beliefs and philosophies ever invented by man. The grace of God is all encompassing and does not depend on the worthiness of the person who will accept it. It is dependent on his faith in the faithfulness of God to keep His promises. A man's sins may be as numerous as the stars in the sky and as abominable as the most heinous sins he can commit, but by just accepting the offer of forgiveness and eternal salvation offered by God to him by accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior and surrendering his life to the Lord, his sins are forgiven. Even if those sins are like scarlet and crimson, they shall be as white as the purest now and wool because of the saving grace of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Not only are man's sins forgiven, he is totally justified before the Father as though he committed no sin at all. The memories of those sins are forever erased in the memory of his soul. Not only that, the righteousness and holiness of Jesus Christ are imputed upon the born again person, making him co-heir with Jesus Christ in the kingdom of God as the title of sons and children of God is bestowed upon him by God Himself.
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Isaiah 1:18b, Salvation, Grace, Lord and Savior, Born Again, Love, Joy, Peace, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible
Posted by: Mel Alarilla
Gospel/Word of God/Holy Bible
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."
This is a very powerful promise to those whose earthly bodies are bogged down with debilitating diseases. It is not always that a sick person is suffering from the consequences of sins. There are times when God uses sicknesses and pain to show His eternal glory to those who will endure sicknesses and pain with great equanimity and complete trust and confidence in God. Though outwardly their earthly bodies are wasting away, yet inwardly their spiritual bodies are being renewed day by day that when the hour of their earthly departure comes, or when the Lord fetch them for the rapture of the church, those eroded bodies are replaced by glorified bodies that are so resplendent in all glory and splendor. These bodies put to shame the splendors of the sun and the stars in the firmament of heavens. These same people become God's messengers of hope and trust in the Lord as they show the power of God in their lives. They become lights of the world and salts of the earth reflecting the glory of God with their exemplary behaviors as they lead other souls to the path of God's kingdom.