Jesus Wants To Rescue You

 

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Jesus is reaching out His hand to rescue

 

John 3:16-19

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.

To explain the verses above I would like to do it with an illustration.
People live in boats floating on a vast ocean. The problem is that everyone’s boat has a small hole. Some are smaller than others and others are much bigger. Everyone without exception are going to sink and drown, some quicker than others. There is good news though. There is a big ship that’s going around through the vast ocean looking for people to rescue from their sinking boats. That ship is called “The Savior” and the Captain’s name is Jesus Christ. Every time the Captain came across a sinking boat, He quickly pulls up to it and stops. He gets out and goes to the side of the ship and stretches out His right hand to the person who is in the sinking boat to rescue them.

The most tragic thing is when they say no to the Captain and want to stay with their sinking boat. The question arises, Why? The answer is that they will have to leave ALL of their stuff in the boat. Some have lots of money, family, friends, cars, houses, jobs, gold and etc. They would rather go down with the boat than part ways with their life that’s on the boat. But those who reach out their hands to the Captain and get pulled up to the ship, they are transformed with renewed strength and great joy, so much so that they help the Captain by trying to convince those that they come across of their sinking boats to get on the ship with them. They tell them that on the massive ship are plenty of rooms, food, and comfort. They continue that the Captain is so loving that they see Him as a Father who truly cares for them.

At the end of the ship’s voyage after going to the four corners of the vast ocean, it will head for land to where the Captain has a beautiful place which He has made for those He has rescued. The place is like a beautiful city that’s built in the middle of a garden with gorgeous mountains all around.

If the Captain came to you today and reached out His hand to pull you in, would you grab it?

Don’t wait for you don’t know how long you will stay afloat.

Side note: This was an illustration that I gave my children yesterday on our Bible Study. My son told me to share it on WordPress. I pray that you get blessed and if you don’t know Christ yet on a personal level, I hope that you give Him a chance and get to know Jesus Christ because He loves you deeply.

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Jesus Christ: The Protector of Our Souls

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Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

In Matthew 7:24-25 Jesus said that those who hear His Words and puts them into practice even though the waves and winds (spiritual attacks) beat on that house (you) it will not collapse (destroy your faith) because the Rock is Jesus and He will uphold you. The fortress is a wall that encompasses you and provides protection so that the enemy can’t get to you. Jesus protects you from Satan’s attacks which the fortress would be compared to the Full Armor of God found in Ephesians 6:10-18. How does the protection work? It works by first of all putting your trust and faith in Jesus as Lord and savior in what He did for you on the cross that He died for your sins and on the third day He rose from the grave. The second would be to read the Word of God every day and do what it says so that you would be in right standing with Jesus and He will protect you because you are living a life in obedience and doing His will. If you are in disobedience He will allow the enemy to attack you and defeat you so that you may repent of your sins and turn back to Him. No matter what happens in your life Jesus will always save you from your troubles and demonic assaults because Jesus promised to those who love Him and put their trust in Him that He will not allow hell itself to conquer you as found in:

Matthew 16:18

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the forces of Hades will not overpower it.

Keyword: Church

Church means the body of believers

1 John 5:18

We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.

Keywords: Born of God

Those who have been born of God, the Holy Spirit living inside of them, who are being protected by God because He has purchased them with His blood and they are His.  

Jesus Has A Message For All Believers, To Encourage You Not To Give Up. For The Days Are Evil

 

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Jesus says, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”
Everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of Him who sent Me: that I should lose none of those He has given Me but should raise them up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father: that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father. You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
“I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
“Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as harmless as doves.
Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing will ever harm you.
But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, protect them by Your name that You have given Me, so that they may be one as We are one.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
“Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. You know the way to where I am going.”


Luke 19:10, John 6:37-40, John 15:15-16, John 14:12-14, Matthew 10:16, Luke 10:19, Luke 22:32, John 17:11, Matthew 28:19-20, John 14:1-4

Walking By The Spirit

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1 Corinthians 2:10-12

10 Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God.

These verses are very clear that the only one who can teach you about God is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit knows the depths of God which the word “depths” in Greek means “fullness”, in other words, the Holy Spirit fully knows God. Who would you prefer to learn from? Dead theologians or the Living Spirit of God who lives inside of you? I think we know the answer to that, the Holy Spirit. Only a true Christian will choose to learn from God’s Spirit rather than men.

Verse 11 shows that God’s Spirit knows His mind meaning God’s full will and desire. By being directed by the Spirit He will reveal God’s Word to you and enable you to live a life that pleases Him.

How does a Christian live in righteousness? By walking in the Spirit. The only way we can overcome the lust of the flesh if we allow, the Spirit to direct us as seen in Galatians 5: 16-17 which says, 16 I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want.

The question remains, how does walking by the Spirit of God look like? When we are reading the scriptures and we are in prayer the Holy Spirit will open up our minds to understand the Bible and strengthen us to live what we have read. He will keep us from being deceived and will transform us into the likeness of Jesus Christ.