A Disciple Who Loves

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God’s love is practical. It meets us where we are. It spares no expense to win us.

God’s love is real.

“We love Him because He first loved us” – 1 John 4:19.

I love God.

I praise God and thank God for His grace and love to me and you! Do you love God? I hope that you do; if you don’t, you can. Once you believe in God’s love for you that has been demonstrated through Christ in the Gospel, you will experience His work of love in your heart. He will fill you with love for Him. It’s all His work within us, and it is glorious, and it is free, and He wants to do it for all who are His! As a believer in Christ, you can believe God to do this within you. God wants you to trust Him to fill you with His love – Romans 5:5.

“Love covers a multitude of sins” – 1 Peter 4:8.

I rejoice because of God’s love, for all my sins are forgiven to glory of God! If you have repented of your sins and believe in the Gospel, then you, too, have your sins covered, buried, removed, destroyed, pulverized, and condemned by the God who is love, Himself. The God of the Bible is the great God and Savior Jesus Christ. I am so excited to know Him; to the praise of the glory of His grace by which He has made us accepted in the Lord Jesus Christ – His beloved Son.

As we have been forgiven of every evil deed we have committed, so may we forgive all those with whom we are bitter, with whom we hold a grudge, and with whom we cannot forget. When our hearts are filled with God’s love, we finally have peace, power, and boldness to love others with the love of God that resides within us. Love covers a multitude of sins.

Ask Jesus to help you forgive your spouse, your father, mother, brother, sister, enemy, boss, co-worker, etc. Ask God to make your heart a conduit by which God can extend His love to others, draw people to Himself through your sacrifice, and glorify His holy Name.

Love covers a multitude of sin – not simply one or two but a multitude – 490 or more!

“Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins” – Proverbs 10:12.

Hatred is poison. Whether slow or fast, the poison spreads until the one who hates dies inside. Like Cain who murdered Abel, the one who hates cannot please God.

However, God’s love covers a multitude of sins – this covering is unrestricted. No matter what you have done, the God of the Bible forgives and commands His disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins in His name – Luke 24:46-48.

By God’s grace and wonderful work in our hearts and minds, we can become people who help people, serve people, and love people. Through our loving service, we can influence people to seek God and His kingdom first. By this we can glorify God. I want to glorify God!

“He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends” – Proverbs 17:9.

When we learn to cover transgressions, by seeking to forgive others of their offenses toward us, we have learned what it means to be loving and are experiencing the filling of God’s love in our hearts as He promised – Romans 5:5.

God blesses the one who seeks to love. God’s blessing are far greater and exceed further in the joy of life through the power of the Holy Spirit than any grudge, bitterness, or unforgiveness can compare.

We can repeat a matter when we remind our loved ones of their past faults and failures every time they mess up or when we become frustrated with them over some issue.

Bringing up the repentant past is a great error on our part. Brining up mistakes, errors, faults, and sins that have clearly been repented of is not loving. Moreover, bringing them up every time some one fails is a sure sign of our own bitterness and immaturity.

May we be disciples of Christ and love in practice – in tangible ways – so those in our sphere will be drawn to the true God who is loving them through us.

 

 

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God Created Your Birth Gender

Phil Robertson recently stated:

“Men should use the men’s bathroom and women should use the women’s bathroom. Just because a man may ‘feel’ like a woman doesn’t mean he should be able to share a bathroom with my daughter, or yours. That used to be called common sense. Now it’s called bigoted.” – Thank you for you common sense, Mr. Robertson. God bless you, sir.

The transgender bathroom issue is not complicated. Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things, made it very simple for a human to know what gender he or she is. He did not make a mistake, nor did He create confusion in regard to this matter. The loving God wants us to know the answers, and they are found in His written word – the Bible. His grace and mercy are revealed to us throughout its pages, and the truth of His Word sets men and women free from the lies and darkness of this world.

God’s words says:

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” – Genesis 1:27. God did not make a mistake when He gave you your birth gender; He gave you your birth gender as a gift. The world lies to you about who you really are. God did not give you your birth gender to confuse you. If you are confused about your gender identity, please believe the truth of God’s Word. Jesus Christ said, “…you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” – John 8:32. He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life no man comes to the Father but by Me” – John 14:6.

The battle that is going on over transgenderism is a battle between truth and lies. Christ is the truth: His death, His resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His glorification, and His imminent return to establish His Kingdom on this earth are what all men and women everywhere need to believe in, in order to live out God’s holy purpose for their lives.

God is not the author of confusion, but Satan is. Satan lies, hates, kills, and destroy lives through his lies. Human beings are under his control through sin; he is at the helm of the transgender agenda and every lie that seeks to crush men’s souls, destroy men’s lives, and create mass confusion in the minds and hearts of young people and this entire nation.

May we know the truth about who God created us to be, and may we repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

God bless you, dear read. May His grace be with you always.

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World Idolatry, And The One True God

“And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.” – Jeremiah 1:16

 

Jeremiah was a priest, but the LORD God, Jesus Christ, called him to be a prophet “over nations and over kingdoms” – Jeremiah 1:10.

There were three reasons why God through Jeremiah would judge the nation of Israel in the 7th century B.C.:

  1. They had forsaken the LORD. “If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good” – Joshua 24:20.
  2. They burned incense to other gods. Ignoring the clear teaching of the written Word of God, they chose to be politically correct. They were swayed to believe that all religions seek God in their own way and by a different name, yet God had already told them this was not true:

2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:3-6

3. They worshipped the works of their own hands. Man’s wisdom, education, and philosophies became the criteria for worship not the written revelation of God’s Word: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ”Colossians 2:8.

My deep concern is for you, dear reader; are you doing the same thing the children of Israel did in the ancient days? Are you forsaking Jesus Christ who, Himself, declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the father but by Me” – John 14:6.

Please listen to God’s Word. There is no hope of salvation outside of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. You must remain faithful to Christ alone no matter what the cost. If you know Him, He has promised to be faithful to you: “He is faithful that promised” – Hebrews 10:23.

Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures – 1 Corinthians 15. He ascended into heaven and sat at the right hand of the Father where He PRESENTLY sustains the universe – including His followers on this earth. He will return to this earth and establish His kingdom on this earth – He will rule over all – Isaiah 9:6-7.

You need Jesus Christ. You don’t need anyone or anything else. All you need is Jesus for He is our “wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption” – 1 Corinthians 1:30.

Jesus Christ is the only hope for you in this entire universe – follow Him.

Turn from you sins – repent – and follow the risen Christ!

Love – Ryan

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The Thorn and The Brier

“Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Isaiah 55:13

I have sown the thorn and the brier, yet my gracious Master and King has pulled these from the garden of my heart and planted the fir and myrtle in their place. My heart was a landscape of death, but now (by His grace) it is a garden of life – the planting of the Lord.

The replanting of the field of my heart is a generous and gracious gift afforded me through Christ. He can do the same for you, my friend – He can change your heart as well.

There is no one that Christ cannot redeem.

God’s grace is more than a theory; it is, indeed, a fact of heaven and proven again and again on this earth. Transformed lives are the reality of its power.

Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we can become new creations – old things have passed away; behold, all things are become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17.

No one is worthy of this great kindness, no one is worthy of this great love, and no one is worthy of this great mercy.

By His grace, we change.

It is He who justifies all repentant believers by faith in Christ’s death and resurrection; seeing we have been justified by faith, we should humbly rejoice in the Lord, always.

What fruits are produced from the garden of your heart? Are they thorns and briers or firs and myrtles?

Jesus can transform anyone’s life; He can change your heart. He can cultivate His beauty within you through the power of His Spirit received by faith in His Gospel.

Thank you, Jesus

May you know Christ’s grace and truth.

Saved By Grace

“For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God. Not of works least any man should boast. For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them”

Ephesians 2:8-10

These are remarkable words!

Every soul must be saved in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven – to go to Heaven.

No man or woman past, present, or future will go to Heaven if they are not saved.

You and I must be saved from the wrath of Almighty God that is going to come upon us unless we are forgiven.

We must be forgiven of our sins; our sins are too numerous to count. All of us have sinned. We have all turned aside from following what is true and holy. We have all chosen to sin and are doomed to eternal damnation in Hell if we are not saved.

Jesus, the Christ, became a man though He was fully God! He suffered on the cross to pay our debt of sin; He rose again from the dead to prove to all humanity for all eternity that He is Godthe Way, the Truth, and the Life.

He rose from the dead and has proved that He ALONE has the power to forgive sin and save our souls from the eternal, conscious damnation that is the result of the wrath of God.

It is because of God’s grace that we can be saved from the wrath of God. God’s grace is God’s favor toward us; instead of destroying us for rebellion and sin against Him, He offers us GRACE. He offers grace because of His great, great love for us. His grace provides salvation from His wrath for our sin – we can be saved! We can be born again!

All that is required of us is that we BELIEVE His Gospel message. Because of God’s grace, we can be saved by simple faith in Jesus Christ: in His death and resurrection!

Repentance is also required. We must repent of our rebellion and sin. We must bear fruits that show that we have truly repented and turned to Christ.

The result of repentance and faith in Christ is that we will do good works. When we repent and believe the Gospel, God changes our hearts. When our hearts change, we begin doing the right things – things that honor Christ. Our behavior, speech, thoughts, and emotions are transformed through the power of Christ’s Spirit. We no longer seek to do the wrong, sinful things that we used to do.

Beloved of the Lord, are you born again? Are you saved? Has the grace of God transformed your wicked heart into a heart of obedience?

The Lord God of Israel loves you. It is because of His love that He offers you His grace to escape the conscious, eternal damnation of Hell. You must repent and believe – you must put your faith in Christ. When you do this, His Spirit will enter your heart, and you will begin to live a transformed, holy life.

May you know the grace of God and be saved.

The LORD bless you.

 

The New Life

Jesus the Messiah of Israel claimed, “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man comes to the Father but by Me” (John 14:6, emphasis mine).

The Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, was crucified for your sins. He rose again from the dead three days later! He is presently alive. You can have a new life, in Christ, if you repent of your sins and believe His truth.

It’s up to you – do you want a new life? Do you want a real life? Do you want everlasting life or everlasting damnation in the Lake of Fire?

There is no other life – He is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE.

Christ Jesus is who you are missing in your life.

He will make all things new in your heart.

He is merciful, loving, and gracious… but He will return to this earth and judge those who have chosen to follow Satan.

By rejecting Christ as one’s God and Savior, a human being remains an enemy of Christ.

All who reject Christ remain servants of the “the prince of the power of the air” – Satan (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph.+2&version=KJV). However, Jesus the Messiah, will save you from Satan’s lies and enslavement to sin, and He will graciously make you His own.

Become a disciple of Jesus the Messiah of Israel; He is God, and He loves you (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=titus+2%3A13&version=KJV).

God bless you, dear friend.

May you know the Lord Jesus, the Messiah.