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Saturday, April 11, 2009

A light that can't be overcome!

4/11/2009 A light that can’t be overcome!
Matthew 16:18
“…upon this rock (faith in Jesus) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it…”

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Light = truth and its knowledge, together with the spiritual purity associated with it, that which is exposed to the view of all, openly, publicly, the power of understanding esp. moral and spiritual truth
In these times of the powers of darkness (satan), there has never been a greater need for the light of Christians to outshine the forces of evil as “NOW”. The world is turning away from God and His salvation and looking and trusting in themselves for all their needs and cares, even their eternal destiny. They refuse to trust and believe in Jesus thinking they are simply good and ok and that they don’t have to worry about eternity.
But the Bible is so clear on the subject of salvation:
John 3:16-18
v16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. v17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. v18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
People say “How could a loving God condemn someone to eternal hell?“ God never condemns anyone, for we condemn ourselves by refusing to believe in and accept Jesus as the way into eternal life. Jesus is the only way to heaven for all people. If you refuse to believe in him you are condemning yourself.
The way to salvation is;
John 10:9
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
John 10:1
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
If you enter at the door you belong inside the house and are thereby welcome. Any other way you try to get in is as a thief/robber and are not welcomed in. As a thief is cast out so is everyone who do not enter by the door.
Romans 10:9-10
v9) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. v10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.