“8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Brothers and Sisters have you forgotten the Plan, the Basics that The Father has set forth? That there is Only One Way to be Saved, Only One Way for us to enter into the Kingdom Of Heaven? In the World that we now live in, 2019, more of you are concerned with Numbers, concerned with Fancy Buildings, concerned with What Others Say and concerned with What You Get Out Of The Deal that you make with a Board Of A Church.
“11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:”
The Plan that The Father said “Yes To”, that Jesus, The Christ, set up. This Plan Man and Satan have destroyed for the most part, but what cannot be changed, no matter how hard that Man and Satan try to, is Salvation and The Cost Of Salvation.
The Issue is this. The church now, in its present state, spends less time dealing with Salvation and more time on making people Feel Good. Salvation should be your Number One concern, Second should be the Way You Live your Life.
Jesus is not out to make your Life Feel Good, He did not go to the Cross to make you Feel Good, He went to the Cross, gave His Life, went to Hell and Over Came Death because God The Father and the Whole of God Loves You. Jesus paid a Price for Your Salvation that you have forgotten, that you only mention once a year or barely mention each week. The Number One thing that should be on our lips is that Jesus Saved Me and My Life Belongs to Him!
Most of you speak and expect … “That Was A Good Sermon”… or some of you expect monetary payment. You should be ministering the Cost Of Their Salvation, and what the Expectations are For Their Salvation. Salvation we did not have to pay for, by We ARE Expected to Pay For Our Salvation with Our Lives.
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and
whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
This verse Sums Up Your Salvation, where is Your Love For God, For His Salvation For Your Life! When Jesus went through all of the pain and suffering He made a Payment that you could not pay, that No One could pay, God was the Only One that could have done what was done. Your Salvation should not be some mere …”Ya I’m Saved”… We are Saved By Grace, and By Grace Alone!
“And if by grace, then [is it] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:”
Many of you minister these Scriptures with a Lie, insomuch that The Children Of God THINK that they need to do nothing, but live their lives however they please, because They Are Saved By Grace, Not Works! The Works that is mentioned above is this, we No Longer have to do the Daily, Monthly and Yearly Animal Sacrifices to cover Our Sins! It HAS BEEN DONE FOR ALL ETERNITY THROUGH THE BLOOD OF CHRIST!!! But and again I say BUT, Your Daily Life is another story altogether.
You are to Walk Out Your Salvation, by Keeping God’s Holy Word, by being Led By The Holy Spirit, whom was sent on Your Behalf because of Salvation! Salvation still has a Cost, and the Cost IS YOUR LIFE!
“12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members [as] instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members [as] instruments of righteousness unto God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. 20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death. 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The problem within the church is that there is not Understanding between the difference in Salvation and Daily Sin. It is taught that because of Salvation that from that day forward that All Sin is covered and that we need not do anything. That is a Lie that Satan himself has pushed. The Lie is, that once I am Saved the Work Is Done, that No Matter what I Do or Say it is covered by The Blood Of Jesus. There are too many Scripture’s that say differently. At this time I will not list them, but you should be very concerned with at least these Scriptures…
“19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: 21 For if God spared not the natural branches, [take heed] lest he also spare not thee. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural [branches], be graffed into their own olive tree?”
Salvation is the Gift, it is the Means For Us To Walk In Obedience To God, Salvation Did NOT Eliminate Who God Is! God still expects us to Walk As He Is, to Walk In Obedience To His Word, that is, To Jesus, The Christ has laid. Nowhere in the New Testament Scripture’s will you find that we are Not to be Obedient and that Salvation has NO COST. You Pay For Your Salvation Through Your Life That YOU LIVE.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Our Salvation must be paid back in that Our Lives are No Longer Ours, but Belong To Jesus and through Jesus, The Word Must Be Walked Out, we are to be Living Epistles before All Men! Our Salvation is to Change Who We Are and How We Live. We no longer are to be like the World, but we are to Stand Out like a Candle in a dark room.
“14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Now, let me make something clear at this point. We Live By Grace, We Walk In Obedience. If I am Walking and I slip and fall, becoming Disobedient, then Praise Jesus for The Gift Of Salvation, if, if , if I Ask For Forgiveness and Return To My Walk In Obedience, then I Am Forgiven Because Of The Gift Of Salvation! Salvation is NOT A Free PASS to Walk In Disobedience, Salvation is The Pass For Me To Walk In Obedience!
Think about The Gift Of Salvation that has been given to you, take it not for granted, take it knowing There Is A Cost to be Paid, that You Can Never Repay, which means you must Live Your Life every day In The Grace Of Salvation! Jesus Loves Us and He Loves Us whether we fail or not, but Jesus Expects Us to Walk each and every day with Salvation on the forefront of our minds, knowing that each moment of time I spent on Earth, I am being a Light To Men, that they may also experience The Gift Of Salvation!!!
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savor!!!
Amen and Amen!!!