Message about God’s love
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called thee by thy name, thou art meu.Quando pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: When you walk through the fire, not burn thee, neither shall the flame scorch ti.Visto you are precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I loved you. – Isa 43: 1 and 4 2
In another version:
Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I love you, Isaiah 43: 4
No one has more friendship for you than the Lord Jesus Christ. No one loves you more than the Lord Jesus Christ:
No one has greater love than he who lays down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what makes his master. I call you friends because I have made known all that I learned from my Father John 15;. 13-15
If you sometimes feel that there is inside your chest a huge void and thinks this tremendous space will never be filled I've got news for you. That void there that you feel in your heart. This emptiness that sometimes seems endless hole is actually the exact space that our God of love should be taking in your life. That is why this void, though you try, you can not fill with things of the world.
Eager to fill that huge void many people go around looking for different things and situations in the world. Some things can fill up this space for a while, but then the hole back and when he returns, he returns higher than it was before.
What you and I need to understand once and for all is that this gap will only really completed by the infinite and merciful love of our God. Only the presence of God in our daily life can fill us and give us the fullness of life. So if someone:
Is in prostitution, know that God loves you.
Lives doing drugs, know that God loves you.
Lives lying, know that God loves you.
Come cheating on his wife or spouse, if you live in adultery, know that God loves you.
Live in the world of crime, know that God loves you.
It is atheist. Know that God loves you.
Living consulting spirits of the dead, know that God loves you.
Lives doing witchcraft or messing with magic, know that God loves you.
Lives stirring with astrology and divination, know that God loves you.
It's that kind of person do you think this business of religion and church is for weak and failed us, know that God loves you.
Is the addiction of smoking or alcohol, know that God loves you.
Come practicing masturbation, know that God loves you.
Is buried in pornography, know that God loves you.
Come practicing idolatry, know that God loves you.
Walks in rebellion, know that God loves you.
Lives in sorrow and bitterness, know that God loves you.
Have excessive love of money, know that God loves you.
Live backbiting or gossiping, know that God loves you.
Is living a sexual life that does not please God, know that God loves you.
It means that no matter what I do or will do the Lord Jesus Christ will always continue to love me? Exactly!
No matter what you do the Lord Jesus Christ will always love you because:
God is love – 1 John 4: 8
What say I can go on sinning that will I still be saved? Negative!
What we also need to understand that God's love is one thing, but the salvation of our souls is something quite different. The salvation which the Lord offers us is a two-way street. We receive from God the grace of Him who is the access to our Redeemer and Savior: The Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus freely offers us forgiveness of our sins, a new life and eternal life. The other part of the salvation process is on us.
What do you mean? You did not say that no matter what I do that God will always love me?
That's right! It is up to us to accept or not what our God is offering us. The Lord Jesus Christ needs our accepted that he may put our names in the book of life. The salvation of our souls is it. It's very democratic. God does not force us to anything. He loves us and respects our decisions. We will we be responsible for our destiny.
Damn! I did not know it was like that?
Is that so! The Lord Jesus loves us too much, but He hates the sin that is in your life and mine. The Lord Jesus hates sin you and I commit. Look at why this happens:
Jesus said to them: If God were your Father, you would love me, because I left and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? Because ye can not hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father; He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth; When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: It is a liar, and the father of lies. But because I tell the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convicts me of sin? If I say the truth, why do you not believe me? Who is of God hears God's words; so you hear them not, because ye are not of God. – John 8: 42-46
And especially why?
The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work. 1 John 3: 8
When therefore the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; It will put the sheep on his right and the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. – Matthew 25: 31-34
What does that mean?
It means that Our Lord Jesus Christ came to destroy sin and all the works of the devil. Sin was not part of the initial work Him. sin is not good for man, so our God wants to exterminate sin. Remember? God loves us. He wants the best for us. The best for us is to live in a world without sin, no pain, no suffering and no death.
That's it! Thus, any of us who do not withdraw from the world of sin, if not fail to practice the works of the evil one, unfortunately, even Jesus loving us, we will be destroyed along with sin and the works of evil.
Let's see why It is necessary:
And do not enter into it anything profane, or one who practices abomination or a lie; but only those who are written in the book of life of the Lamb. – Revelation 21: 27
This is necessary because the kingdom of God can not enter anything that is unclean or that is an abomination to the Lord. That's why, even the Lord Jesus loving all men and women of the world, not all inherit the kingdom of heaven, not everyone will have the right to participate in the first resurrection and eternal life with the Holy Trinity.
Awesome! Who will be out?
Let's hear what our God has to say on this subject:
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20: 15
That's it! Will be shut out of the kingdom of God all the sons and daughters who do not have his name written in the book of life.
Damn! I did not know it was like that. I thought I'd get another chance. I thought I would have more lives to fix me. I thought I could leave later this business to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I even thought I could leave to the last minute. Damn! So what do I have to do to have my name written in the book of life?
To have our names written in the book of life we must accept, today, not tomorrow, the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and we are baptized. After that with faith and perseverance we must apply ourselves in obedience to His commandments and be faithful and persevering in the journey with him to the end.
So he told us:
Keep my commandments and live; and my law as the apple of your eye. Proverbs 7: 2
For you have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, the promise. Hebrews 10; 36
So that we can participate in this great promise of our God: to live the eternal life with the Holy Trinity to, we can only have the right to participate in it, if we persevere in the walk with the Lord Jesus, and as He taught us, we win as He won.
And how to be a winner?
How to win the crown of victory?
How to receive the Lord Jesus Christ is the great reward that live in the eternal city next to the Holy Trinity?
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. Revelation 3: 5
To all those who are winners, those with patience submit to the will of the flesh to the virtues of the Holy Spirit of God, there will be receiving the Lord Jesus Christ the reward of having their names written in the book of life, these too will gain the right to live forever with the Holy Trinity in the Eternal City. The New Jerusalem.
Who would not want to live in a city where there is no pain, suffering, lies, calumnies, robberies, deaths, accidents, murders and all sorts of devil's work?
Who ever thinks that our planet is beautiful, wonderful'll be even more surprised when you live in the eternal city. In the New Jerusalem continuously shines the glory and presence of our God Most High. This will be a place where there will be even a temple for our God will always be with us. Our contact with our Father will be face to face. We can talk with our God. We will be one big happy family. There we will meet all our loved ones who have died in Jesus and all the saints and righteous people who gave their lives for the gospel or who died in the hope of meeting with the Lord Jesus Christ in the great back him. This is a wonderful city in which we shall live if we are winners.
On the other hand, the sons and daughters who insist on denying the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit of God and choose to remain in the practice of sin history, unfortunately, is quite different.
Let's see what it says in the word of God:
He who overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and adulterers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Revelation 21: 1-8
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of anger, factions, divisions, parties, the envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, as I warned you before, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5: 19-21
Because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights. Proverbs 3: 12
Who has ears, let him hear. Matthew 13: 9
A big hug and be in peace of the Lord Jesus Christ
Edilson Rodrigues Silva