If you have fallen away, have been on the fence, or haven’t fully committed your life to Christ yet, NOW is the time to get yourself right with God!
1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh a and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will-say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.”
Where do we find rest? in the shadow of the almighty. By Resting in the Truth of His Word? (Jesus) Where do we find the shade of a tree? At the foot of the cross.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:“
n Him, we are forgiven, washed by His Blood, loved unconditionally, accepted, protected, and well cared for. In Him, we find our rest.
3 As Paul gathered an armful of sticks and was laying them on the fire, a poisonous snake, driven out by the heat, bit him on the hand. 4 The people of the island saw it hanging from his hand and said to each other, “A murderer, no doubt! Though he escaped the sea, justice will not permit him to live.” 5 But Paul shook off the snake into the fire and was unharmed. 6 The people waited for him to swell up or suddenly drop dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw that he wasn’t harmed,…” Act 28:3-18
Who does the Bible refer to as a Serpent, snakes and vipers?
“But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and was unharmed.”
Compassion now demands that Truth be extinguished. No longer are we to speak the Truth in love. No longer are to we speak Truth at all. We are to live in fear of offending under the guise of compassion. ~ Apathy
“They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.” Romans 1:25
16There are six things the Lord hates seven that are detestable to him:17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,18a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,19a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. Proverbs 6:16-19
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35