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He's Alive

Hebrews 7:24-27

24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. 26 Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins,and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

WooHoo! Jesus Lives!!! This is AWESOME news! In Hebrews 7 we read that Jesus lives FOREVER. He wasn’t a prophet that died ages ago. Jesus IS the risen Messiah that was sent to save us completely, intercede for us, and help us when we are tempted to sin. The only way that He could ever meet our need is if He was holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners and exalted above the heavens. He is all of that and so much more. Jesus was sinless and yet in obedience to His Father, He took on the sins of the world, so that we may have hope of eternal life with Him in heaven. The ONLY way to have that eternal life is to come to God and we can only do that through Jesus. Jesus lives to intercede for us. He searches our hearts for repentance and goes to the Father on our behalf.

If you have ever doubted that Jesus IS alive, doubt no more. The Bible says that Jesus IS alive and He IS able to save us COMPLETELY because He lives. He lives to intercede for you and me, as imperfect as we are. We may make a mess of things at times. We may be buried in sin up to our eyeballs. We may have never darkened the doorway of a church. That’s okay, Jesus still lives to save you (and me!) from that sin and He lives to save you completely. He will still intercede for you to the Father.

Here’s the catch: He can not save you or intercede for you until you accept Him as your Savior, repent of your sins and allow Him to transform your life. It’s up to you! You need to make that choice to allow Jesus into your heart. I know that it is hard to take that first step, but friend, I urge you to take that step. It doesn’t matter what you have done, Jesus is waiting for you to repent and transform your life. It doesn’t matter what has been done to you, Jesus knows what pain is. He understands the pain in your heart and is waiting for you to surrender it all to Him.

Jesus lives and is waiting for you!

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approaching God

 

 

Ephesians 3:12

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

There are people in the world that feel that they are to “bad” to become a christian. They feel that God would never listen to them because of the sins they have committed.

Friend, if this is how you feel, let me tell you something about God. According to Ephesians 3:12, we may approach God with freedom and confidence. The stipulation is, that we need to be IN Jesus and have faith in Jesus.

There are many times in scripture, when God will make promises, but He expects certain things from us in return. This is one of those times. Remember, that God gave us His Son Jesus as a free gift. It is up to us to accept that gift. If we choose to accept Jesus into our lives and we have faith in Him, then God’s promise to us, is that we may approach His throne with freedom and confidence.

God does not say, “if you are without sin you can talk to me” or “when you become perfect you may approach me.” Our Abba Father wouldn’t place such unrealistic expectations on us. He only wants us to accept the free gift of His Son. His door is always open to us. Day or night. Happy or angry. He is here to listen to us and help us as He sees fit.

We will NEVER be perfect. We will NEVER be without sin. God is waiting for you. His door is open. Don’t be afraid to approach the throne of God. He loves you and always will.

Don’t let this day end without letting God know what’s going on in your life. There is never a bad time to tell God how you feel.

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adopted

Ephesians 1:5

In love, he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.

According to the http://www.freedictionary.com the definition of predestined is to fix upon, decide or decree in advance. So, God in His love decided in advance that we were to be His adopted children. It was not a mistake. God did not wake up one day and say, “well, I guess I’ll adopt so and so.” He chose us to be His adopted children.

Usually, when a couple adopts a child, there really is no way to tell the extent of issues that child may have faced or will face due to the trauma in their lives. We have to be willing to take a chance and make a commitment to love that child regardless of what issues may come up down the road. God knows exactly what we have gone through, what sins we have committed, what mistakes we have made, what we will go through, and He chose to adopt us anyway! Nothing about us or our lives is a surprise to Him. He loves us that much!

He does require one thing from us though. We have to be willing to accept His son Jesus Christ and the sacrifice He made for us on the cross. We have to accept Jesus completely in order for our heavenly Father to adopt us. Let me put it another way, we need to accept the GIFT of Jesus in our lives to be adopted by God. There are no strings attached to receiving the gift of Jesus. It is a choice that we make on our own. It is a gift freely given, but we must accept Jesus into our hearts and our lives. God will never force Himself or Jesus on anyone.

The end of the verse says that it is His pleasure and His will that we be adopted children of the King. God does not want any of His children to suffer the consequences of not accepting Jesus. He loves us all and it is His will that WE ALL become His adopted children. Our Father does not want any of us to perish. It is up to us. The choice is ours to make.

I have accepted the gift of Jesus in my heart and my life. I know that I am the adopted daughter of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. I am a princess. I am comforted in my Daddy’s arms.

If you have been struggling with the decision to accept Jesus, I encourage you to open your heart today and become the adopted child of a loving and compassionate God. It is up to you. God is waiting with open arms for you. He decided even before you were born that He wanted to adopt you. Even though you are not perfect, God wants you to be His child!

If you need someone to guide you in taking the step of receiving Jesus in your heart and life, please contact me! I am here for you. I want you to know the love and mercy of my heavenly Father. You are in my prayers, dear friend, let me know how I can help.

God loves you and so do I!

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