Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Choice is yours

Deuteronomy 30:19,20 this day I call Heaven and Earth as witnesses against you. I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life so that you and your children may live. Vs 20 that you may love the lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life.

As you can see God gives a choice. Life or death, blessing and curses God is such a loving God he gave us the answer twice He said to choose life and that the Lord is your life. He is referring to Jesus here. In John 3:16,18 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus. That whosoever believes on him shall have everlasting life. But Vs 18 said whosoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whosoever doesn’t believe in the name of Gods one and only Son is condemned already. Once again the choice is yours.

God loved us so much He told us twice once in the Old Testament, and again in the New Testament. In John 3:3 Jesus said that we must be born again. How do you ask? In Romans 10:9-17 you must believe in your Heart the lord Jesus and confess with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord and savior. Vs 13 states that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved amen.

Turn to the Book of Joshua 24:14,15.Joshua tells us to fear the lord. (That fear is to respect; Reverence the Lord not to be afraid of Him.) For God loves you. We are to serve Him with faithfulness.

Joshua goes on to tell us to through away the other Gods your Forefathers (You once worshiped). Vs 15 Joshua comes out with a choice He states that if serving the Lord is undesirable to you, then choose you this day that you will serve, (The God of sin whom you once served or still serving, or the God of life.) But for my house and me we will serve the Lord.

You see the choice is still yours. Question is whom are you going to choose?

The way to serve God is to get to know him. How you ask? It is simple just get into the word of God the Bible and God will speak to you. A good Book to read is Proverbs the book of wisdom. Turn to Proverbs 8:10,13,35,36. In your own time read the whole chapter it is great. In verse 10 the writer King Solomon is telling us to choose wisdom .For we find that wisdom is the word and the word is Jesus who is the word made flesh John 1:14. We are to choose wisdoms instructions instead of Gold and Knowledge than choice Silver. We are to get rid of Pride it is a pit fall and God hates it. Vs13 We is to hate pride, arrogance, evil behavior, and perverse speech. (This is how to fear, respect the Lord). Vs 17 if you love wisdom and seek it you will find it, because with wisdom come riches and honor enduring wealth and prosperity. Here is the other choice to make in VS 35,36 for whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord .VS 36 but whoever fails to find me harms him, all who hates me loves death. (Read Proverbs 16:16-25 the choice is yours).

In John 15:14-21 Jesus cause us friends not servants. Jesus said that he choose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit –fruit that will last. VS17 Jesus tells us a new commandment it is to love each other. The world will hate you but Jesus had overcome the world so we can also for greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world 1 John 4:4. Plus they hated Jesus first before they hated you.

In John 14:12-17 we are to pit our trust in Jesus we are to love him do what he tell us to do and to love one another. John 13:34,35. (To Love is your choice to make.)

This is what Jesus did for us

The Bible states out of the mouth of 2or3 witnesses let every truth be established.
Here in Ephesians 1:4-14 states that we were chosen, predestined us, loved us, we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus, forgiven, given grace, given wisdom, God did this for his purpose, so that we can be include in Christ. We are sealed with the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption. We have a guaranteed inheritance. We are Gods Possession that is me/us amen. (Wouldn’t that make you want to choose Jesus as your Lord and savior)?

Read Ephesians 2:1-10 to find out more of what God has done for you amen.

(This is Gods choice)

In 1Corinthians 1:27-31 is what God has chosen to do. He chooses the foolish over the wise. The weak over the strong, the lowly and despised of the world to nullify the things that are not to bring to nothing the things that are. Vs it is because of God that we are in Christ VS 31 Let us boost in the Lord not in ourselves amen.

2Corinthians 5:17-21 we are the Righteousness of God through Christ Jesus our Lord. God made it easy for us to choose Him. Just call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus and be saved. All we have to do is to Love, Trust and Obey Him it is that simple amen.

The Choice is yours.

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