Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Entitlement of Heaven!

God is the one who makes us patient and cheerful. I pray that he will help you live at peace with each other, as you follow Christ.  Then all of you together will praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Honor God by accepting each other, as Christ has accepted you.  I tell you that Christ came as a servant of the Jews to show that God has kept the promises he made to their famous ancestors. Christ also came, so that the Gentiles would praise God for being kind to them. It is just as the Scriptures say, "I will tell the nations about you, and I will sing praises to your name."  The Scriptures also say to the Gentiles, "Come and celebrate with God's people."  Again the Scriptures say, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles. All you nations, come and worship him."

Romans 15: 5 - 11

If you are not a Jew, you need to know that Jesus came to this earth for you as well!  Jesus is indeed the Jewish Messiah, but He also showed kindness to you so that you would praise Him as well.  

Jews don’t stand justified before God because of the DNA of their birth.  Jews are justified because of the Cross of Jesus Christ.  That is the same reason Gentiles can expect Heaven to be their Eternal Home!

Yes, God loves Israel and desires that all of the “blood relatives” of Jesus turn their hearts to Him.  But not being Jewish does not limit the love that God has for you!  

God loves you more than you can ever know!  The Creator of all there is has your best interests in His heart!  His agenda for your life is that you become like Jesus who was the Perfect Man!  And when you become like Jesus, you will have Perfect Peace no matter what happens in this life!

Success in life does not depend on who you are and what you do, but rather on who He is and what He did!  Your righteous acts are because you know Jesus, they are not the reason you know Him!  

Jesus didn’t deserve Death on the Cross and you and I don’t deserve Heaven!  But because Jesus got what I deserved, I can receive the entitlement of Heaven!

“Lord Jesus, thank You for dying for Gentiles as well as Jews!  And thank You, Lord that I can receive what only You deserved, a Home with You in Heaven.  May You, Jesus be praised now and forever.  Amen.”

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