Who Was, And Is And Is To Come

When the Lord Jesus Christ pursues us, His love and kindness overwhelms us. Reflect on this truth: Christ came to earth for one reason – to give His life as a ransom for you and for me. He demonstrated His great love for us by exchanging the crown of heaven for a crown of thorns. He left His throne and went to the cross because of His relentless love for us. John 3:17 says, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”

Jesus is still seeking and saving what is lost. Christ is inviting you to know Him. Do you know Jesus Christ? Consider Psalm 103:8, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” Our Lord, Who never changes, has great patience (slow to anger) with us. When I think about the patience that God has had in my life it brings me to my knees. Grace, mercy, God’s goodness and kindness is what leads all of us to the cross. It leads us to the cross because that is where God’s love was poured out. Our God is rich in mercy and goodness. The cross showcases the supreme love God has for us even as sinners. We all have rebelled, but the greatness of His love was so intense that He sent Christ to die for our sins.Ephesians 2:4-5 says, “Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace that you have been saved.” Beloved, that is the definition of love. 1 John 4: 8 tells us that “God is love.” Malachi 3:6 says, “For I the Lord do not change.” Hebrews 13:8-9 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

When we accept God’s free gift of salvation by believing by faith that Christ died for us, we are saved.Acts 4:12, “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” This is why Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” 

Is He your Lord and Savior? Are you running from the very thing that could bring your heart joy and peace? If you died today are you hoping you will make it to heaven? Why would you hope when you can be sure? 

Pray from your heart and agree with God that you are a sinner. Believe, by faith, that Christ died for your sins. Come just as you are (a mess to us is a miracle to God) and grab God’s extended hand of grace. Our Lord will do the rest. Remember, our Lord didn’t come to condemn the world but to save it through His work on the cross. The love of Jesus went the distance for all of us.

The choice to believe, in the end, is up to us. I’m praying for you to make the choice that leads to eternal life.

Thank you Lord, for Who you are and for Your great love for us. I know my God and look forward to seeing You face to face. Until that glorious day, I will praise you because You are worthy to be praised. Who do I praise? The Lord God Almighty…. 

Revelation 4:8 “Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who WAS, and IS, and IS TO COME.” AMEN

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2 Responses May 8, 2012

surely goodness & mercy is what God has 4 us, He gave His only som for us to live abudently to the fullest and have forgiveness of sin , where can we be without this grace? we didnt deserve it but He opted to take our place so we may live , how wonderful this gift of life is , may you be forever thankful for the price He paid on the cross as I am

true thanks for sharing