16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were committed. 18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also, we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God” – Romans 5:1-2
In Acts 15:6-11, Peter teaches us that God chose, God gave the Holy Spirit, and God purified Gentile believers (non-Jews) by faith in Jesus Christ. He declared, “But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved – even as they.” It is only by God’s grace that a person can be saved from eternal damnation in hell. God’s gift of eternal life is given to those who confess and believe that Jesus Christ is God and Savior, and who repent and believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His gift of salvation does not depend on one’s goodness but upon one’s faith in Jesus. This is God’s grace to us – we do not have to be perfect in order to receive His gift of salvation through Christ: “That if thou shalt confess with they mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in thine heart that God has raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” – Romans 10:9. “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” – Ephesians 2:8-9. “Be strong in the grace that is in our Lord Jesus Christ” – 2 Timothy 2:1.
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.
“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.”
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.
“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”
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.
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 God – the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
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.
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.