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I belong to Jesus, Do You?

I Belong to JesusI belong to Jesus — do you? There is nothing in this world that attracts me more than Jesus. There is nothing in this world that promises more. There is nothing in this world that I want but to be in close communion with the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ.

Forget the World

Forget the world and enter into the spiritual reality of life by acknowledging Jesus’ Lordship. Do you realize this world is passing away and only that which is eternal shall remain?

I John 2:17  The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

How do you “do the will of God?” God’s will is clearly revealed in His Word of Truth:

I Timothy 2:4,5  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Romans 10:9  That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.

Confess Jesus is Lord and believe God raised him from the dead and you shall be saved!  It’s simple because Jesus did it all for you. You can’t do anything on your own to “please” God because you were born faulty. That’s right, you were born faulty. Whose fault was that? Adam. Adam is the original man who counted the Word of God as naught and did his own will. That thrust mankind, for we all descend from Adam, into a fallen state — without God and without hope in this world.

But God had a solution before he even made man. He foreknew what Adam’s decision and action would be. He knew in advance that Adam would not obey him, and he also knew who would. God planned to have a son of His own who would do His will. His name is Jesus. Jesus was born sinless and chose to obey God his entire life. Wicked men took him and crucified him but God raised him from the dead and made him Lord over all.

When you realize God raised Jesus from the dead and that God has fore-ordained that he, Jesus, is the one He has chosen to rule all nations, what other choice would you make but to confess Jesus is Lord and accept his Lordship? He gave his life so you could live.

As I hear the daily news about terror attacks, climate change, positioning of nations, political and societal corruption, it’s hard not to get depressed. It’s hard to look at what’s going around and see how ignorant the majority of people are about why these things are happening as they bash the Bible and Christianity. But I look beyond. I look into God’s Word and see what He has planned for those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28,29  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

I want more brothers and sisters to join me on this journey into eternity. Are you one of them? Are you my spiritual brother  or sister? Would you like to be? Confess Jesus is Lord and believe God raised him from the dead. Forget the world — it has nothing for you in terms of God’s riches. It has nothing for you in terms of eternity. But life in Christ is eternal, is rich, and is everything you really want deep inside.

Think about it deeply. What do you have to lose except “the world?”

Matthew 16:25  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

Lose yourself and find Jesus. He will be everything to you too. In Jesus, you absolutely cannot lose!

 

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