I hope you are doing well and in good spirits. This is the day which the
Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24). We are to
rejoice in the Lord always and never allow this world to get us down and
depressed. God is still on the throne and still in control. Thank God He
is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever (Hebrews 13:8). God never has a
bad day and He never changes. God Himself says in Malachi 3:6 "For I am
the LORD, I change not;" so be encouraged and know that when you come to
the Lord; He is a loving, caring and merciful God. He will forgive your
every sin and make you cleaner and whiter than snow (Isaiah 1:18), simply
call upon Him and ask for it.
This is a short but very meaningful story that I feel shows how Jesus is
the Savior of the world right now, but one day will be the judge of every
person on their works, acts and deeds (Revelation 20:13). I hope this
story speaks to you as it did to me.
SAVIOR AND JUDGE
A young law school student was on his way to class on a cold, blustery day
in January. As he was walking to class, he watched a young boy ice
skating on a pond.
To his amazement, the ice broke and the boy was drowning before his eyes.
Without hesitating, the young law student ran to his rescue. He made his
way with bravery to the edge of the hole and saved the boy from certain
Years went by and the law student became a very successful lawyer and was
eventually promoted to judge. One day, a dirty, long-haired man was
brought before him for committing some serious crimes. Right away the
judge remembered the man as the boy he saved the day at the pond. He
called for the man to approach the bench. When he did, the judge
said, "one day a long time ago I was your savior, but now I have become
Jesus will be our judge one day as it is written in Romans 14:11-12 "As I
live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall
confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to
God." I encourage you to live for the Lord. Ask Him to guide your steps
and show you all that He wants you to do. God is faithful to hear and
answer your prayers.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him (Psalm 145:18) and is faithful
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness once we confess our sins to the
Lord (1 John 1:9). I encourage you to seek the Lord and ask Him to come
into your heart and life if you have never done so before. God is a
loving God and He loves you. Never let anyone tell you that God doesn't
love you or that you are beyond saving. Jesus loves you and He came to
Earth and died for you. He will welcome you with arms stretched wide once
you call upon Him, just as a father welcomes their child. He will come
into your life and be your Lord, Savior and Friend. Jesus has done it for
millions of others and will do the same for you, because He loves you.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
John 3:16-18 "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. 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."
Romans 10:9-13 "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. For there is no
difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is
rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name
of the Lord shall be saved."
Revelation 20:11-13 "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on
it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was
found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand
before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which
is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which
were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up
the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which
were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry