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We have been studying Faith in our Tuesday night bible study and based upon what the bible says faith is and how we see God’s children living today are complete opposites.
86% of the people in America say they are Christian. We know that number is extremely exaggerated and is not even close to being accurate. If 86% of the people in America were Christians and a sheep of the flock of God; America would not be in the pitiful condition it is presently.
The difference between 2014 and eternity is that 2014 will come to an end in 365 days, but eternity is without end, it is forever and ever. Isn’t it time we wised up and gave Jesus a chance to remove the garbage from our life so we can walk in newness of life with Him forever burden free. To get an idea of what I am talking about: pick up 100 lbs of weight and place it across your shoulders and carry it around with you for 30 minutes or so, then lay that 100 lbs down and instantly you will feel better because a heavy burden has been removed from your body. Just lugging that extra 100 lbs around caused your body to use up a lot of your energy that could have been better used doing something beneficial.
Observe the life of a sinner who has been born again. Everything about their old life passes away and the new creation replaces the old and all things are made new. That is a miracle! We were not created by God to wonder who we are and why we were created. We were created to be children of the Most High God, full of power and love and respect for God’s creation.
As a Christian soldier, if we wait until we are at the point of being overwhelmed by the enemy before we begin studying how to defeat him; we too place our life in great peril.
We are our own worst enemy, or our loudest cheerleader. Therefore, we can never point the finger at anyone else and blame them for our failures because there are always three times as many fingers pointing back at us as there are pointing at those we blame.
The purpose of Christianity and the reason God provides for us is so that we might spend as much time as possible bringing God’s lost sheep back home and into the kingdom of God where they will be looked after and cared for by the Master Himself.
If Jesus had listened to the religious leaders of His day and came down from His cross; we would still be lost in our sin and on our way to hell. Religion would send us all to hell, but Jesus didn’t listen to them and experienced the full range of pain and emotions that accompany His cross experience. As a result of Him embracing His cross, more people have been won to Him through His death then He ever won with preaching while He was alive on earth. If that were not true, we would not be sitting here today reading of His refusal to come down from the cross because we needed a Savior, we didn’t need an escape artist to be our God.
Throughout her life, Mary remained rock steady in her trust of the plan the angel had laid out before her when she was just fourteen years old.