Chosen by God!
To be true to the total biblical story, we must believe and teach that putting faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way for people to inherit eternal life.
“Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” (John 14:6 HCSB)
Jesus came to earth, took on the sins of the world, died in our place, defeated death, and sits at the right hand of the Father to intercede and mediate on our behalf. It is through Him that we have the gift of eternal life and have been reconciled to God. This is the foundation of our faith.
We communicate the message of John 14:6 by sharing that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. This is truth. We don’t have to prove it or argue it. We just share it. Our responsibility is to speak the truth of God’s Word to others. We are not responsible for what they do with the truth once they hear it. That’s the Holy Spirit’s job. It can look like people don’t believe, and they may even ridicule what we believe however we must remember:
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.” (I Corinthians 3:6 NKJV)
We can’t determine if, or when, hearts are changed. However, we do know that if we don’t share the truth of the Word when we have opportunities hearts, lives will not be impacted for Jesus. We must tell the truth in love and allow the Holy Spirit to do His work in the hearts of people, just like He did the work in our hearts.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
"Encouraging and Empowering you to become who God created you to be, God's Masterpiece, a Divine Original!"
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