Even if all men had the desire to be saved (which we know that fallen, depraved man does not), he does not have the ability to move toward Christ. Salvation begins and ends in the will and power of God.
To whatever extent we claim to be a Christian, our walk should be to the same extreme.
John tells us to put all influences on trial. That means we compare everything that comes into our lives with the truth of God's holy word, the Bible. If it does not match up to the entire message of the Bible, we should kick it out of our lives – especially if it is claiming to a message from God!
Jesus closes this lesson with a warning that, if we do not resolve the sin of anger in ourselves, we will have to deal with the consequences. God will not intervene to "fix" the mess we have made when our own anger is the cause.
Today's edition of Triumphal Feast concludes the message "How Do I Know That I Am in Christ?" When we understand this fact, we can live in the peace of the finished work of Jesus Christ. Today's message picks up in 1st John 2:5.
Last time on Triumphal Feast we joined the Apostle Paul in his doxology about God's joyful will in salvation by grace. Today's message explores how it is that we can know that we as individuals are part of God's elect family.
How ever passionate we are about saying we are disciples of Christ, that same passion should be seen in our walk!
A person who truly does believe that "God is true," will have more peace, joy, and liberty in his earthly life.
Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.John 3:28-29 Consider here … Continue reading Are You Humble?
Before we are born again, we are only natural creatures operating with natural understanding. We cannot understand spiritual things.