Tuesday, June 7, 2016

DAILY BREAD OF LIFE


This is a "keeper" - great 1-minute devotion with 8 steps for overcoming bitterness, each step is linked to a Scripture reference.:

(KJV.)  ST. MATTHEW 10:31-32


(31)  Whosoever, therefore, shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
(32)  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.


THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION


Brethren, I found the above text very interesting; for, many times, before a believer receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, there must be a confession, the sacrament of reconciliation, made before one, two or more people:  confession in this aspect, is to admit to the truth, accept Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, have salvation, be covered with his blood grace, and everlasting life: however, at points and times of confessing, receiving Jesus Christ, intended believers could barely understand into details what they are actually doing;  for, many times  they come in as unbelievers, unprepared to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, had not studied to know what accepting him was all about, neither rehearsed how to surrender themselves unto him, they come in by invitations or for curiosities sakes;  therefore, when the Holy Spirit touches their hearts to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ, they tremble under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, recite whatever they are being told to recite, after whosoever receives them into the body of Christ;  due to the excitements, that a soul gave themselves to Christ;  at times, no one has time, to explain to them into details what they are doing;  however, all things are engineered by the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit;  as they come in, he anoints their hearts with his words, they feel his presence around their physicalities and surrender themselves unto Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Regardless of how we perceive salvation, the word is the basic foundation of salvation;  how?,  case in point, when visitors come into the presence of our Father, in the beauty of his holiness; hear the gospel preached truthfully, his words go down into their hearts, turns on belief systems, hearts are turned to righteousness, converted, to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; when they confess with mouths that Jesus is the Lord, believe that he died on the cross, rose up again from the death, his shed blood saved humanity from bondage of iniquities, generation curses from lineage of Adam and Eve, salvation is granted automatically, and Jesus will confess who they are before our Father, that they are his worthy children, and deserve his covenanted blessings, advocates, on their behalf whenever they trespass against him;   however, Jesus also said, anyone who will be ashamed of him, and of his words, in this world of darkness, refused to come unto him for salvation, he will, in turn, be ashamed of that soul on the day of reconciliation; refer to 2 Timothy 2:12;  therefore, if we suffer for righteousness sakes, though we may be hurting at present times, there is hope that things will get better soon;  for, Jesus Christ will appear in the skies to receive believers unto himself on the day of reconciliation, and they will reign with him in his glory as joint heirs forevermore;  therefore, let us continue to preach the gospel truth, the Holy Spirit works in truthfulness, anoint the hearts of men with his words, never give up, Jesus is counting on believers' faithfulness to his will;  therefore, let us persevere to final destinations, receive crown of glories, reign side by side as joint heirs with him forevermore.


CONCLUSION:


Dearly beloved, many believers do not like to be seen as believers, or wear their faith on sleeves, do not like to talk to others about Jesus Christ, yet, they secretly file into congregations to worship our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior;  that is perfectly alright!;  however, believers can still do their duties as Christians, love one another, give generously, inspire, encourage others;  the point Jesus was making in the above text is, if anyone is ashamed of him in this world of darkness; guess what?, at the end of their journeys on earth, when they sleep in death, fly away to be at rest, on the day of reconciliation, he will also be ashamed to receive them into his bosom forevermore: therefore, let us not be ashamed of who we are in him, be shining examples for his glory forever and evermore.  Amen and Amen!


QUOTE OF THE DAY:


(KJV.)  Revelation 3:5  He that overcometh,  the same shall be clothed in white raiment;  and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life,  but I will confess his name before my Father;  and before his angels.