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1054th -- Message On Drawing Near To God


There comes a time in each of our lives when we become silent and reflect 
within ourselves the true meaning of life. We think about our family, we 
think about our successes and failures, we think about death and we even 
think about heaven and hell. When we enter into these moments of 
reflection, it is important that we think seriously about our eternity. 
Life on earth no matter how long it may seem to us in this present time is 
only a drop of water when compared to the vastness of eternity that is 
like an ocean. Our physical bodies have a beginning and an ending, but 
our spirit and soul that lies within our body has no ending. A theologian 
might say there was a moment when we never were, but there will never be 
another moment when we will not be. Our true self will live on forever 
and one must make the decision for themselves to get right with God. 
(James 4:14) (Matthew 10:28-29) (John 6:58)

Innately we know that we are far from God. We know from the depths of our 
being that we need to be reconciled with the One who created us. 
Thankfully God made provision for us. He knew that we could never be 
justified by our own works, He knew that all of our righteousness are as 
filthy rags before Him and God knew that without His intervention we would 
be without hope. What did God do that was so great? He sent His One and 
only Son the Lord Jesus Christ to be our Substitute, to be our Sacrifice, 
to be our Redeemer so that we might be justified before God. The Lord 
Jesus took all of our sins, iniquities and shortfalls and covered them 
with His blood on the Cross. He justified us when we could never justify 
ourselves. He redeemed us when we could never redeem ourselves and He 
saved us when we could never save ourselves. 
(Isaiah 64:6) (1 Peter 1:18-21) (Romans 5:8-11)

This sacrifice was made for all mankind. The Lord Jesus made an inclusive 
sacrifice meaning that all who accept His Finished Work would be forgiven, 
redeemed, justified and made righteous before God The Father. When God 
looks down upon us, He does not see us as sinful human beings, He sees us 
justified and made righteous through the blood of Jesus Christ. God looks 
upon us through the Lord Jesus Christ and because He does, He calls us His 
beloved child. This love is infinite, it is unfailing and it is 
unwavering. Simply call upon the Lord and confess your sins. Confession 
and repentance is what God requires of us and when we simply acknowledge 
our shortfalls and accept the Lord Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for 
ourselves, we will be justified and redeemed. 
(John 3:16) (Romans 10:9-13) (2 Peter 3:9)

Be encouraged to make that decision if you have never done so before. God 
is not mad at you and He is not shaking His fist in anger, but He wishes 
for you to be one with Him. He wishes for you to reconcile and be made 
righteous. We must take the first step towards God, but when we do, He 
will come running towards us. (Jeremiah 31:3) (James 4:8) (Revelation 3:20)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Ezekiel 33:11 “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no 
pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way 
and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die...”

John 3:17-18 Jesus declares
“For God sent not His Son into the world to 
condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. 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.”

Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him 
while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man 
his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy 
upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”

Romans 10:9-11 “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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; 
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture 
saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.”

1 John 5:11-13 “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal 
life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he 
that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written 
unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that 
ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: GOD KNOWS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem15.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: TESTIMONY OF GOD'S LOVE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony150.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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