JESUS IS THE RIVER OF LIFE!-REV. 22:1; EZ. 47:1-23
Our sacred journey home towards God takes many twists and turns, rough roads and smooth roads, paths of resistance and compliance. Those truly called by God, find their way home, as the keys to His Kingdom are laid bare. The lowly enter God's Kingdom with the heart like that of a sincere child (Mark 13:16). While the Rich man has a very difficult time trusting God's plan, because he desires to keep what he has, instead of what God the Father has in store for him in the future (Mark 10:23-31).
CNN, Larry King Live, December 22, 2009, aired the program topic, life after death titled, "Seeing The White Light." The panel of guests on the television show included New Age author and metaphysical seeker, Dr. Deepak Chopra, who made the comment during conversation, "Hope is a sign of despair." I agree with Henryk Sienkiewiez, "The greater the philosopher, the harder it is for him to answer the questions of the average man." I shook my head in disbelief, striving to comprehend a life without the hope of our heavenly Father's love. A life without the providence of God's mighty hand of grace and mercy. God's word states in Proverbs 13:12, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." Our hope is in Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith! - Hebrews 12:2.
WHO THEN CAN HOPE TO BE SAVED?
ALL WHO ASK FORGIVENESS OF THEIR SINS, CLAIM AND ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, AS LORD CAN BY GRACE, BE SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB. AS SALVATION IS A FREE GIFT FROM GOD (JOHN 3:16; EPHESIANS 2:8-9; ROMANS 6:23).
All things are possible with God. As we pick up our cross and follow Jesus, our course is made straight though narrow. MARK 10:28-31: As one leaves the path of self assurance, and learns to depend upon God alone, we find our way home. Verse 29: And Jesus said:
"Truly I tell you, no one who has left home, brothers, sisters, mother or father, children or fields for me and the gospel, will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age; homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields —along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. Verse 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST, THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OR OUR FAITH.
"if anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." - Matthew 16 : 24-26. As God woos and directs our spirit home to Him, we are provided a blessed Hope and Future (Jeremiah 29:11).
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THE MYSTERY OF GOD -
"I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul" - Jeremiah 32:39-41.
"No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began" - 1st Corinthians 2:7.
"...the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" - Colossians 1:26-27.
"My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" - Colossians 2:2-3.
"The spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him?" - 1st Corinthians 2:10-11.
"Now to Him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey Him" - Romans 16:25-26.
SEEK GOD'S VOICE OF WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING -
Seek the Lord while He may be found. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil - Proverbs 2:7. Live your life in sacred pursuit of God's word, for in it you will find wisdom, knowledge, and understanding - Proverbs chapter 2 and 3.
Strive to show love where there is hate, to understand rather than to be understood - Corinthians 13. For the mystery of God and His ways begins and ends with His love - John 3:16.
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