Monday, December 1, 2014

When Our Words Are Not Enough

“[…] The moral law, ordained by God, does not make itself weak to the weak by excusing our shortcomings. It remains absolute for all time and eternity. If we are not aware of this, it is because we are less than alive. Once we do realize it, our life immediately becomes a fatal tragedy. “I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died” (Romans 7:9). The moment we realize this, the Spirit of God convicts us of sin. Until a person gets there and sees that there is no hope, the Cross of Christ remains absurd to him. […] There is only one way by which I can get right with God, and that is through the death of Jesus Christ. I must get rid of the underlying idea that I can ever be right with God because of my obedience. Who of us could ever obey God to absolute perfection!” CHAMBERS

Do you remember the day when you came under the conviction of your sin .. the day that the Cross of Christ was no longer absurd … but was drawing you … the day of your re-birth .. the beginning of your eternal life as a child of Jehovah God?  When we share Jesus with others .. those who are living in darkness … blinded by the god of this world … (2 Corinthians 4:4)  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”  Our words are not enough … there must be conviction by the Spirit .. a realization of their sin and the reality of heaven and hell.  

We are but seed planters .. spreading the Gospel .. some of us cast the seed .. others plant one seed at a time .. whatever the method .. the spiritual transaction that must take place is beyond us .. it is the domain of the Holy Spirit.  There are many people around you that are living in darkness. Jesus said, (John 12:46) “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.” Most likely they are some of your dearest friends and family.  Pray for the opportunity to talk to them about the Gospel.  But don’t limit yourself to words .. let them see the Gospel being lived out in your own life.  Avoid being conformed to this world, but be transformed (Romans 12:1) .. and let your light shine among men. ELGIN

Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

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