Why do we then feel rejected by Him and often blame Him for that?
If GOD IS TRUE to His word.. WHICH HE IS… He says in His WORD that:
He loved us with an unconditional love. Nothing can separate us from His love
Jer 31:3 …Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.
Rom 8:38-39 38 … neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, 39 Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The FATHER loves us JUST THE SAME as He loves CHRIST.
Joh 17:23 I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.
Joh 15:9-11 9 I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. 10 If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love. 11 I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.
HE loved us before we could love Him
There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror!
For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].
1Jn 4:19 We love Him, because He first loved us.
While we were still sinners… Christ died for us
Rom 5:8But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us
Isa 59:1-2 1 BEHOLD, THE Lord’s hand is not shortened at all, that it cannot save, nor His ear dull with deafness, that it cannot hear. 2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. Isa 59:12-13 12 For our transgressions are multiplied before You [O Lord], and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know and recognize them [as]: 13 Rebelling against and denying the Lord, turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving in and muttering and moaning from the heart words of falsehood.
He wants us to experience HIS ETERNAL LOVE & INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE
1Jn 4:16 16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.
Joh 6:37 (37) All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me].
WHAT HAPPENS THEN , WHEN we SIN?
If we look at the scriptures above… we can come to a clear conclusion that our SINS are NOT a problem to God. HE has sent His SON to the WORLD to SET SINNERS free.
In other words GOD DOES NOT LEAVE US & DEPART FROM US when we sin.
HE HAS MADE a plan that we can be RE-UNITED with HIM
Our sins / iniquities SEPARATE us FROM HIM!
WE WITHDRAW from HIM … when we sin , because the sin CONVICTS us. We feel guilty for God has written His law, His new COVENANT on our hearts & we know VERY clearly when we sin and this conviction of sin pushes us away from God IF WE DO NOT HAVE the WORD’s TRUTH in our hearts that tells us clearly WHAT our position is before God after we have sinned
Rom 7:9 Once I was alive, but quite apart from and unconscious of the Law. But when the commandment came, sin lived again and I died (was sentenced by the Law to death).
GOD PROMISED NEVER to leave or forsake US
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.” (NKJV)
Heb 13:5 (Ampl) 5 Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support.
[I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree
leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)!
[Assuredly not!] [Josh. 1:5.]
WE SHOULD EMBRACE HIS COMPLETE forgiveness, FORGIVE OURSELVES and start living with Him in JOY, CHRIST’s RIGHTEOUSNESS & PEACE
Rom 3:21-26 21 But now the righteousness of God has been revealed independently and altogether apart from the Law, … 22 Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ… 23 Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives. 24 [All] are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus, 25 Whom God put forward [before the eyes of all] as a mercy seat and propitiation by His blood [the cleansing and life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation, to be received] through faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over and ignored former sins without punishment. 26 … He Himself is righteous and that He justifies and accepts as righteous him who has [true] faith in Jesus.
WE should not withdraw FROM God when we sin, BUT WALK TOWARDS Him & REPENT. ACCEPTING His COMPLETE gift of DECLARING us SAVED, FREE & RIGHTEOUS by the perfect offering of His Son.
Rom 10:13 (13) For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved. [Joe_2:32]
Do NOT crucify Christ again & again by not accepting His offering… and then falling into bitterness & resentment; in due time falling away from our PREVIOUS STAND OF CONFIDENT FAITH
Heb 6:6 If they then deviate from the faith and turn away from their allegiance–[it is impossible] to bring them back to repentance,
for (because, while, as long as) they nail upon the cross the Son of God afresh [as far as they are concerned] and are holding [Him] up to contempt and shame and public disgrace.
Joh 1:12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name–[Isa_56:5]
Isa 56:5 (5) To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial and a name better [and more enduring] than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.
GOD’s AIM is for us to HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. It is TO KNOW GOD
Joh 17:3 And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.
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Isa 17:13 The nations will rush and roar like the rushing and roaring of many waters–but [God] will rebuke them, and they will flee far off and will be chased like chaff on the mountains before the wind, and like rolling thistledown or whirling dust of the stubble before the storm.
1 WOE TO [Samaria] the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim [the ten tribes], and to the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley of those overcome and smitten down with wine!
2 Behold, the Lord has a strong and mighty one [the Assyrian]; like a tempest of hail, a destroying storm, like a flood of mighty overflowing waters, he will cast it down to the earth with violent hand.
Rev_11:15 The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet, and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)! [Ps. 22:28; Dan. 7:13, 14, 27.]
SALVATION : HAVE YOU ANSWERED THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION OF ALL QUESTIONS? THE QUESTION on THE SALVATION of your soul.
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This Blog will deals with the subject of SALVATION:
SALVATION and ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
A quote from M. Henry: Serious REFLECTION is the first step… towards TRUE CONVERSION.
DO YOU HAVE AN ANSWER…
…TO THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION YOU WILL EVER HAVE TO ANSWER ?
HAVE YOU ever CONSIDERED ANSWERING the following QUESTIONS?
ARE YOU SAVED?
ARE YOU A CHILD OF GOD?
HAVE YOU COMMITTED YOUR LIFE TO THE ONE and ONLY TRUE GOD ?
Do you understand WHAT IT MEANS TO BE SAVED ?
DO YOU understand what Christ did for you on the cross ?
Important Note: DIAGRAMS, accompanied with the MOST FUNDAMENTAL scriptures on SALVATION & the QUESTION of ASSURANCE of SALVATION follows below. This will give a basic but clear understanding of what SALVATION as well as ASSURANCE of SALVATION is all about.
There are about 500 scriptures in the BIBLE about SALVATION… Here is one that stands out :
CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING…
What does JOHN 3 verse 16 says about SALVATION?
THE QUESTION -/S THAT EVERY HUMAN BEING MUST ANSWER
DID YOU receive the GIFT of LIFE, that was given to you through the PERFECT LOVE of your SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST – God’s only SON ?
DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE SAVED and therefore been set free from the penalty of sin; ETERNAL DEATH?
DO YOU HAVE ASSURANCE OF SALVATION ?
ARE you sure that YOUR NAME will be written in the Book of life in heaven ?
DO YOU HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING of what is at stake?
DO you know IF you will inherit ETERNAL LIFE ?
IF you can answer “YES” to the above here are some more questions:
Do you understand the PROSESSES of God in your relationship with Him?
WHERE are you now on your walk on the ” WAY of the CROSS ” or your road of SALVATION ?
I trust that as you go through the DIAGRAM, by following the number sequence, it will be self explanatory;
you are hereby also invited and are therefore very welcome to contact me if you have any interest in having any of the above questions explained.
BUT FIRST of ALL – THE MOST IMPORTANT moment in your life
IF you have not yet cameto a point in time when you have committed your life into the hands of your Creator God; I hereby invite you to email me; sending me your contact details.
It would be a great privilege to lead you in a short prayer towards the SALVATION of your soul and introduce you to your new SONSHIP/DAUGHTER- position IN CHRIST. Or if you are UNSURE on any of the above questions, I would gladly be of help in this regard.
PLEASE CONSIDER THAT THIS CAN JUST AS WELL BE, THE LAST CHANGE YOU WILL HAVE…TO ANSWER TO THIS MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION & INVITATION FROM YOUR CREATOR to become His child
THE FATHER WANTS US TO LIVE CONTINUOUSLY IN HIS PEACE, PRESENCE & JOY: Phil 4:4-7 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the PEACE of GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
IS THIS HOW YOU CAN DESCRIBE YOUR CURRENT STATE OF MIND ?
This PEACE of God in life is only attainable when we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord & Saviour.
As we do this and repent of our sins, we are being pardoned of our sins, by being washed by the PERFECT BLOOD of the LAMB and therefore are able to stand guilt free before GOD, the RIGHTEOUS judge… IN JESUS CHRIST.
I BESEECH YOU ….. PLEASE MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION TODAY – Do Invite JESUS Christ into your life.
AS by invitation above… please contact me if you have made this ultimate decision; in order to make sure that you will also receive ASSURANCE of SALVATION.
Your decision is NOT BASED on an EMOTION, BUT on what the Word of God says about your NEW LIFE, IDENTITY & POSITION in CHRIST ( See DIAGRAM).
Therefore, no person and no voice in your head can ever tell you that there was not a specific day that you GAVE your life to God.
Your ASSURANCE of SALVATION is based on the fact that there WAS a DAY; documented in heaven … that YOUR NAME was written in the Book of LIFE!
Because of this decision, you are now the benefactor of an eternal inheritance. You are now named a CHILD of GOD with the FULL inheritance to all the benefits here & hereafter.
You are now being called a SON/DAUGHTER of the MOST HIGH GOD and you stand hidden in Christ; LOVED by the Father with the same amount of Loved that He had for Christ, His Son…
AND you will spend ETERNITY in HIS PRESENCE, TRUTH, PEACE & LOVE
WILL THE DAY of your SALVATION HAVE TODAY’s DATE ???
TWO DIAGRAMS :
JOHN 3 verse 16 – CHRIST is the BRIDGE; redeeming us from ETERNAL DEATH back to ETERNAL LIFE with GOD
Further FOOD for THOUGHT – Explanation to Proverbs 8 v 36 ( Scripture above)
(36) But he who misses Me or sins against Me wrongs and injures himself; ALL WHO HATE ME, love and court death.
According to this scripture…
‘ All who hate God ‘…actually embraces eternal deathbecause of choosing, with their free will, to ignore God AND rather take advise from their own, human, carnal understanding.
We are all mortal men…. Do we really want to get into a competition about WHO is the wisest between us & God?
Do we really want to be at risk of having to spent ETERNITY in the lake of Fire with Satan & all His demonic cohorts just because of pride; not wanting to except that I need God. To belief the lie that I can do this life without God and that I don’t have to care or don’t have a say in where I will end up after my physical death… will cost me an ETERNITY without HIM – a NEVERENDING thirst, pain & separation from God.
We all have been given a GIFT of LIFE.
WHAT we make of it, IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY & will determine our ETERNAL DESTINY!
THE ONE who created you wants to have an UNENDING, LOVE relationship with you… FOR ETERNITY LONG!
IF we BELIEVE it or not…. IT WILL HAVE AN EFFECT on ALL of us. It is like the law of GRAVITY: A child does not necessarily belief in it… YET IT IS THERE and IT DETERMINES their EVERY MOVE!!!
Α – Ω
GOD BLESS & KEEP YOU IN HIS PEACE
There are MORE relevant SCRIPTURES & COMMENTS below.
IN AFRIKAANS :
(Die Engels is meer volledig)
VERLOSSING / GELOOFSVERSEKERING
WEET u of U n kind van God is ?
WEET U OF U VERLOS IS van die EWIGE DOOD?
HET U VERSEKERING VAN GELOOF ?
IS U SEKER dat u naam in die Boek van die Lewe geskryf is ?
Waar sal u, uself plaas op die GELOOFS-pad van die ” WEG van die KRUIS ” of SALIGHEIDSPAD ?
Weet u of u die EWIGE LEWE sal of KAN be-erwe ?
GOD BEGEER om u te herstel en te genees binne in Sy ewige LIEFDE, daarom vra Hy u vandag om Hom aan te neem as jou VERLOSSER en SALIGMAKER.
Al wat ons hoef te doen is om Hom in ons harte en lewe in te nooi en Sy liefde te ontvang.
Indien u enige belangstelling het om enige van die bg. vrae beantwoord te hê, volg asb die onderstaande “link” en kontak my gerus … met verwysing na hierdie bladsy
VOLG asb die onderstaande “LINKS”
JOHN 3 vers 16 – JESUS CHRISTUS is die BRUG wat ons uit die pad na die EWIGE DOOD herstel terug na ‘n pad van die EWIGE LEWE saam met GOD
Druk op die Blok/LINK wat oopmaak. Dit maak oop in ‘n “WORD” dokument aan die onderkant van u rekenaarskerm.
Hier is n skematiese skets van DIAGRAM. Die DIAGRAM op die “LINK” is meer volledieg met STAPPE & SKRIFTE ingesluit.
Ek vertrou, dat soos wat u deur die DIAGRAMME werk en dit stapsgewys volg u dit eintlik baie duidelik sal vind…
u is ook baie welkom & word hierdeur uitgenooi om my te kontak indien u enige verduideliking oor enige aspek van bg. inligting benodig. Kontak my asb met u kontak besonderhede.
Dit sal vir my n groot VOORREG wees om u in ‘n kort gebed te lei tot WEDERGEBOORTE in Hom & u bekend te stel aan u NUWE posisie IN CHRISTUS; as SEUN of DOGTER van die Lewende GOD.
MAAR DIE BELANGRIKSTE VAN ALLES – GAAN OOR DIE BELANGRIKSTE OOMBLIK IN U LEWE
INDIEN U NOG NIE BY die punt gekom het of UITSLUITSEL HET OOR HIERDIE EWIGHEIDS VRAAGSTUK – WAT ELKEEN VAN ONS EENDAG MEE GEKONFRONTEER SAL WORD – BEDINK DIT ASSEBLIEF, DAT HIERDIE MOONTLIK DIE LAASTE KANS KAN WEES WAT U HET OM U SKEPPER SE LIEFDES UITNODIGING TE KAN BEANTWOORD… om Sy kind te word.
DIT GAAN VIR GOD DAAROOR OM N PERSOONLIKE VADER-LIEFDE VERHOUDING MET ELKEEN VAN SY MENSE-KINDERS TE HE.
Dit gaan NIE oor n spul religieuse reëls & voorwaardes wat nagekom moet word nie.
ONS is gehoorsaam aan God uit LIEFDE vir Hom, soos wat Hy kom om Sy verbonds-geloftes op ons hart te skryf ( Hebr4)
SPREUKE 8:32,35-36 (32) Luister dan nou na my, seuns; want gelukkig is hulle wat My weë bewaar. (35) Want hy wat My vind, het die lewe gevind en verkry ‘n welbehae van die HERE. (36) Maar hy wat My mis, benadeel sy eie lewe; almal wat My haat, het die dood lief.
Sien asb die verduideliking oor hierdie skrif hier bo (In Engels)
DIE VADER WILL GRAAG Hê DAT ONS DEURGAANS, ELKE OOMBLIK… IN SY VREDE, VREUGDE & TEENWOORDIGEHEID SAL LEEF
Php 4:4-7 4 Verbly julle altyd in die Here; ek herhaal: Verbly julle! 5 Laat julle vriendelikheid aan alle mense bekend word. Die Here is naby. 6 Wees oor niks besorg nie, maar laat julle begeertes in alles deur gebed en smeking met danksegging bekend word by God. 7 En die vrede van God, wat alle verstand te bowe gaan, sal julle harte en julle sinne bewaar in Christus Jesus
IS DIT HOE U , U HUIDIGE DENKE & GEMOEDSTOESTAND KAN BESKRYWE?
Hierdie VREDE van GOD is net verkrygbaar wanneer ons Christus as ons PERSOONLIKE SALIGMAKER & VERLOSSER AANNEEM.
Wanneer ons dit doen & om vergifenis vra vir ons sondes, want almal het gesondig ( Rom3v23)…, word ons skoon gewas met die kosbare Bloed van Jesus, wat Hy aan die kruis vir elkeen van ons gestort is.
DAAR is n DRUPPEL BLOED met JOU NAAM DAAROP!!!
Die perfekte Offer wat Christus na die Vader gebring het… HYSELF… verklaar ons GEREGVERDIG & SONDE-SKULDVRY voor GOD, die regverdige Regter.
EK SMEEK u om die REGTE BESLUIT VANDAG TE DOEN –
NOOI vir JESUS CHRISTUS in u lewe in vandag.
Soos hierbo… indien u HIERDIE BESLUIT geneem het, nooi ek u daarna uit om my te kontak dat u ook duidelikheid kan kry oor u VERSKERING van GELOOF.
BAIE BELANGRIK!!! – :
Die BESLUIT wat u geneem het IS NIE GEBASSEER op EMOSIES nie,
MAAR… op wat die WOORD van GOD sê oor u NUWE LEWE IN CHRISTUS, U NUWE IDENTITEIT asook U POSISIE IN HOM & DIE BE-ERWING van die EWIGE LEWE! ( Sien die skrifte op diagram aangeheg op die link)
DAAROM… kan geen persoon of stemmetjie u vertel dat hierdie dag nie plaasgevind het nie.
VANDAG se datum, saam met u naam, is nou neergeskrywe in die BOEK VAN DIE LEWE in die hemele! U verskering van geloof en KINDSKAP is op skrif gebasseer wat hierdie staaf. ( Sien skrifte ook onderaan)
U is nou, a.g.v u besluit om Jesus aan te neem, n SEUN/DOGTER van die ENIGSTE LEWENDE God. U het nou ook be-erwe die EWIGE LEWE en is mede-erfgenaam saam met Christus aan al die beloftes van die VADER.
Die VADER het u lief met dieselfde LIEFDE as wat Hy Christus liefgehad het. U gaan nou tot in ewigheid, in SY totale VREDE, LIEFDE , WAARHEID, VREUGDE & GOEDHEID deurbring.
SAL HIERDIE DAG… dan die DAG VAN U EWIGE VERLOSSING & NUWE KINDSKAP WEES ?
MORE RELEVANT SCRIPTURES to the TOPIC at hand
THERE IS A BOOK of LIFE
Rev_3:5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels
Rev_20:12, 15 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.
Rev_21:27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
Rev_22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
3 … and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.
Joh 3:15-16 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
DO WE UNDERSTAND WHAT IS AT STAKE?
Rev_20:15. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
TO WALK IN HIS WAYS
Luk 11:28 But He said, Blessed (happy and to be envied) rather are those who HEAR the Word of God and OBEY and PRACTISE it!