Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Life Has More to Offer

Do you ever wonder if Life Has More to Offer?

John 3:17 (NKJV) - "For God did not send His Son into the world to *condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be *saved".

Let's look at the definition of these two words.

Condemn - decide mentally or judicially, implying, to try, condemn, punish, avenge, conclude, damn, decree, determine, call in question, sentence, make an opinion, to decide favorably or unfavorably, to lay waste, to disintegrate. (Strong's Concordance #2919)

The New Testament often uses this word to describe spiritual destruction.  Destruction for the sinner does not result in annihilation or extinction.  It is not loss of being, but loss of
well being.
 (Word Wealth- Strong's #622,  from New Life Spirit Bible)

Saved - (Sozo - pronounced sode - zoe)  Strong's #4982
To save, heal, cure, preserve, keep safe and sound, rescue from danger or destruction, deliver.  Sozo - means  save from physical death by healing, and from spiritual death by forgiving sin and its effects.  Sozo in primitive culture is translated simply "to give life, and to cause to have a new heart". 
(Word Wealth - Strong's #4982 - from New Life Spirit Bible)

My Thoughts:  God didn't send His Son, Jesus, into the world to damn, destroy or punish.  Jesus came to this world of human beings to rescue us from destruction and eternal annihilation.  He came to break the grip of sin on our lives by dying for the sins of every person that has ever lived or will be born. Jesus' unquenchable, inexhaustible love for us caused Him to lay down the power and glory of heaven and step down into our lives to bring us the promise of freedom and eternal life. 

Our part is to accept His gift of life. It's the best life has to offer!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

God Has Plans For You!

God Has Great Plans For You!


Romans 8:28 - "We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labor, all things work together and are fitting into a plan) for good to and for those who love God and are called according to (His) design and purpose".

God, being the grand designer that He is, has a plan and purpose for everything He created.  Therefore that tells us, that we were born (created) because God has a plan and purpose for our lives.

Has God Forgotten Me?

Your present circumstances may be screaming out, "Has God forgotten me"?  I assure you that there is nothing concerning your present situation that He is not aware of.
You are only able to see the "pieces" of your situation, (today) but God sees the Past, Present, and Future of your life.  He has not turned away from you. 

What Can I Do?

Your part is to keep your eyes on Christ, the creator, and not turn away from Him during troubling, painful times.  He has a plan for your life that far exceeds your expectations! 

 God Will Not Fail to Come Through For You!