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"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
Luke 19:10

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Galatians 4:4 "tells us, "When the time had fully come, God sent forth His Son" Who voluntarily came to earth in obedience to His Father’s will.  Jesus, our Lord, had come from purity into a world of sinful humanity but He came with a mission of hope for a dying world.  He came because God loves each of us so much He sent His only begotten Son to bring an message of choice through faith; either spending eternity with our Heavenly Father or spending life forever in hell.  As Jesus grew from babyhood He would, one day give each of us the option to "follow" Him or turn away and continue living in sin.  He says in John 6:38: “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” He came to save the lost souls and call them to repentance.  In time, Jesus would lay down His life to pay for mankind's salvation.  Through FREE WILL that God gave to each of us, we could either accept the teachings of Jesus Christ or turn our heads and walk away on the path to everlasting destruction.   

God watching Jesus growing to manhood on earth, mindful of what His precious Son would do for the salvation of mankind.  Many would not listen to His guidance, rejecting Him, turning away from what He taught, spending their lives in sin and trepidation.  But those who sat at His feet and accepted Him, found their faith growing strong as they listened to His Word. Others laughed and threw stones in defiance. 

Think about Jesus Christ Who left God's kingdom, coming down to "shake" the world with heavenly truths, gathering souls who believed and accepted His teachings, His words of wisdom, knowing they were receiving the precious gift of Salvation.    He had come from light into the darkness of sinfulness and Satan's evil yet giving hope to the hopeless.   And as the months sailed by and turned into years, Jesus gave us the final sacrifice by paying with His blood on the cross at Calvary for all the sins of repentant souls.  John 6:38: “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him Who sent Me.”

Almighty God chose to send Jesus Christ to lay in a manger, a place where the cattle lived.  For our Salvation!  One day, our Lord would show all who listened, the way to everlasting life with no more pain, no more suffering, no more dying.  He carried His Father's Divine promises to mankind, and when our Lord Jesus was nailed to a cross as a common troublemaker, the price was paid in full.  Despite the jeers and hateful name calling, He died on that cross and paid the price of everlasting redemption for mankind.

The promises of Jesus and His teaching remains clear within the hearts of all believers.  Even now, over 2,000 years later, Jesus still stands with open arms, waiting for all sinners to take the gift He has already paid for.  He holds everlasting life within His Hands, patiently lingering for all to come and accept the eternal life He offers.  

many Christians have strayed far away from God's truth.  Some say the Bible does not mean its verses literally, that it just doesn't suit our lifestyles or needs; some saying it is too "old fashioned" for today's world.  But as Christians, we must remember that God has given His Judgment starting with the Book of Genesis, and ending in the Book of Revelation.  It is most important to remind ourselves that God loves us but hates disobedience to His Word as it is a rejection of His Precious Love We, as Christians, must adhere firmly to His Word knowing He wants us to obey and follow the teachings He has written for all mankind. 

One day, when Jesus Christ comes back, we will find Him standing before us in judgment.  Like the stewards in the Gospel who gave an accounting of his stewardship, we must give an accounting to God. The final scrutiny will center around our faith and our love — both of God and Jesus Christ.  Jesus is our earthly model for both. He has also left us a graphic description of the Last Judgment in Matthew (25:31-33).  “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.  He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.  Matthew 25:41 also reads, "Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.  Again in Matthew 25:46, “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

If we accept through faith our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we do not have to worry where we will be going after earthly life.  We will know that our Heavenly Father and our Savior will stand waiting for us in front of the Golden Gates of Eternity.  We will be taken within the arms of God and welcomed into His kingdom.  He loves us that much.  Are we worthy?  No, we are not, but with the acceptance of Jesus in our hearts, our names have been written into the Book of life.  Yes, there were some who turned away in disbelief and followed their own path to destruction.  But in John 12:46 Jesus tells us, "I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness. But as long as there is life within us, we can still change, and our destination will be eternal life. 

1John12:46-47 reads:  "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness.  As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him.  For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it." 

As Jesus returned back to Heaven, He promised that the Holy Spirit would live within us, showing us the way we must live, nudging us away from sin.  Hebrews1:3 tells us, " The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.  After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven."

Although Jesus came over two thousand years ago as that precious little baby Who became our Savior, He is still calling out to us, knocking on the doors of our hearts, inviting us to eternal life, to live with Him forever and ever.  Even today, He still stands waiting to forgive; waiting to welcome all who believe, into His Father's Kingdom. 

MOVE forward in faith, knowing one day Jesus Christ will take us home.

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  "I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.
Luke 5:32:


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