For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:11-13 NKJV
Jesus saved us from something for something. That is a great way to describe God’s work in our lives. We are not in good standing with God until we humble ourselves before Jesus. We are separated from Jesus until we submit to His rule and authority.
We were born separated from God. We lived outside of His blessing and authority. We were not covered by the protection that is offered to us when we dwell in God’s presence. We were born under the authority of an evil imposter king.
God sent His Champion, Jesus Christ to rescue us and bring us back into the Kingdom of God. God requires that we admit our need for Jesus to set us free from the kingdom of evil. We must confess our sin and receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior!
God the Father requires that we allow Jesus Christ to rule over us so that He can protect us from the evil imposter King. Jesus brings us back into the realm of our loving Heavenly Father.
We are saved from death and separation from God for His glory. We are eternally blessed under His authority but that is not the end of the story. It is the beginning of a new life. It is the beginning of an amazing adventure of living with and for the Father of Lights!
Jesus wants to use us to reach people who are still living in bondage to the purveyor of sin and death. Jesus wants you to make yourself available to Him today. Jesus wants you to join with Him as He saves people who do not even know they are in bondage!
You are a link in an endless eternal chain of salvation. God saved you. He wants to use you to save other people!
In the eternal kingdom of God there will be no more tears, pain or suffering. There will be work for us to do.
We will worship God night and day. His glory will surround us. The reward for our faith will be to live in the Lord’s presence forever. Unspeakable unending joy will surround us!
Surrender your heart and life to the Living God. Deny the ungodliness and worldly lusts that surround us. Live a sober and righteous life today. Look for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Satan’s dominion will end. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will rule forever!
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