Chosen by God!
"For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16 AMP)
Since the Lord Jesus Christ will someday bring judgment on all who reject His love and forgiveness, we are to balance God’s message of hope with His message of retribution. We must make sure that when people hear the message of eternal life they also understand the message of eternal separation from Christ. While we share a God of love we must also remember to share the God of judgment. We must clearly explain the consequences of sin, which is eternal separation from God, but also share that we can be forgiven every time we sincerely repent for our sins. As we share salvation we must also share the Word so new believers can understand that our choices have consequences and that Jesus has redeemed us and provided a way out for us. While God loves us, and wishes that none will perish, He will judge us.
It’s so important that we share a balanced Gospel and encourage the person to get in a good Bible teaching church and submit to the discipleship process. We must let them know that this walk was never meant to be taken alone.
The key is to emphasize intimate relationship with the Lord through time in His Presence and in His Word. The more time we spend with Him, the more we will look like Him and act like Him. We must stress the importance of renewing our minds daily because walking in the fullness of what Jesus did for us requires us to consciously keep our minds stayed on Him.
If you don't know Jesus and His great love for you, please inbox me, or email me, or choose the contact option on my website, or just leave a comment. I would love to introduce Him to you.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
"Encouraging and Empowering you to become who God created you to be, God's Masterpiece, a Divine Original!"