Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A world of difference in what you do


There is a world of difference in what you do to get married and what you do because you are married. You do not start living together and have children and become a father and a mother to get married. You do that when you have gotten married. You must understand that you get a marriage license, go to the preacher who has authority to marry you, he asks if you take this man/woman to be your lawful mate. You must answer from your heart out loud, "I do" and then he pronounces you husband and wife. Then you live with her and do all those things married couples do. In God's eyes and in our eyes it is the same way about getting saved. 
You must "understand" (Matt 13:23) like the good seed to produce as you ought. Remember the Ethiopian to whom Phillip went, heard him reading the bible and asked if he understood it. He said, How can I except some man should guide me and he invited Phillip to come up and sit with him and "guide him." Many people I find want to know how to get saved. Just yesterday, I had the joy of seeing a lady come to understand how to be saved and had the assurance she was saved and stopped trying to save herself. 
You do not join a church, get baptized, start tithing, start living a godly life to get saved, you understand the Lord Jesus who knew no sin, suffered and died for your sins on the cross, paid you debt in full, rose again and was seen by hundreds. Remember no one saw Allah or Mohammed nor Buddha nor Confucius pay your debt of sin, rise from the dead and was seen by hundreds of people. Now to be saved you must believe God that Jesus did pay for your sins, rose again and was seen alive by hundreds, then Let God know You believe Him and receive the Lord Jesus as your personal savior. For He is the one authority who can pronounce you saved. Then you confess you have received the Lord Jesus as your Savior, Jesus publicly, get baptized and start living a godly life because you are now saved. Doesn't that make real good sense? "For we are not saved by what we do but by what He did for us. I use thi with almost every person I lead to the Lord and it really helps them understand how to be saved. 
ABC sumner
Three chapters a day reading schedule:
Wed 2/22 Acts 2-4
Thu 2/23 Acts 5-7
Fri 2/24 Acts 8-10
Sat 2/25 Acts 11-13


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