Tag: salvation

Pursue Holiness

15195-ephesians-2-10“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14.  “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?” I Corinthians 6:9.  “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:48.

Salvation and good works go hand in hand. Once we are saved by grace through belief in Christ’s death on the cross for our sins, we will

Love God And Evidence Salvation By Keeping His Commandments

1-John-2-3-By-This-We-Know-That-We-Have-Come-To-Know-Him-green-copy“If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14:23. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” John 14:26.

These verses are written in the context of Jesus telling his disciples that he was going back to Heaven to prepare a place for him.  However, to believers, he has left behind the Holy Spirit

The Sovereignty of God Over Salvation

twelve-jesus-sent-forth-instructing_1157264_inl“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying, ‘Go not into any way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the Samaritans; but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ ” (Matt. 10:5-6).

In “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer the author points out that all activities of disciples of the Lord are subject to the clear precepts of God.  Disciples are, therefore, free from the tyranny of their own ideas and calculations.   Further,  if Christ will not let us preach the gospel in any particular place, we must

Keep The Faith

romans9-18From my youth I knew God, having a child’s faith that there was a God in heaven who had made the world and everything in it.  From that time God has drawn me closer to him and given me more revelation of Him, mostly through His word, the Bible, but all proceeding from His Holy Spirit. God is Spirit and those who seek Him must do so in spirit and truth. Moreover, God Is the Author and finisher of our faith.  It surely is inconceivable to the natural mind that God grants faith to us, although He states it is impossible…

The Greatest Thing Sought

05_28_1_webEternal life…..movies and books have fantasized about its attainment, Cortez searched the new world for “The fountain of youth”.  People are seeking to live longer lives and life expectations for populations are increasing.However, who can deliver on such a promise. 

God alone promises eternal life…

A Word of Encouragement

faith-hebrews-11_6You can have greater faith now.  Hear, think, remember, read, meditate, pray, seek, ask, inquire about Messiah Yeshua, and as you do listen, faith will rise.  Everywhere God is blessing His people, even those who are just turning to Him, those who are weighed down by the cares of this world, the brokenhearted, those in great need, those in peril, the weak and wounded, and everyone who calls on the name of the Lord.  God is good.  God is loving to all He has made.  Every good and perfect gift comes from God.  He is near and He knows all things; your very hairs are numbered; he cares for the small birds and flowers of the fields – you are of much greater worth than these, so His care and love for you is equally greater – Hebrews 12:1-2.  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such…