Monday, January 3, 2011

Jesus Loves Me


21 And just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so the Son also gives life to anyone He wants to. 22 The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,

John 5:21-22

Do you remember the verse that says "Love covers a multitude of sins?" It is 1 Peter 4:8.  My sins are covered by the Love of Jesus.  Since Jesus loves me, He has made a way for me not to suffer the eternal consequences of my sin. Jesus said that He is the way to the Father.  If you love the Son, the door to Heaven is opened wide so you can come before the Father forever.  If you reject the Son there is no other way to God.

So many people try to come to God without Jesus.   It cannot be done.   You will be blocked at every turn.  Coming to God with anything but the blood of Jesus will mean that you will be turned away from Heaven.  You can try to come with theological degrees, good works, your own righteousness, scriptural knowledge, and any of dozens of other good things that might please God.  But He will not be pleased because you come without the Son.

If you love Jesus and accept His sacrifice for your sins, God will accept you and by the power of the Holy Spirit change you into the likeness of Jesus Himself.  That is how it works.  Come to Jesus and He will bring you to God.  Reject Jesus and you will be forever separated from the Father!

Jesus simply says, “I love you, do you love Me?”

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