Bills? well that is the price we get for our modern life. So we should welcome them and pay them of course unless they are really errors. But what we should be afraid of is sinning against God. But because of the fall of man we have tendency to sin or go against the will ,and law of God.
The Bible says all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. And the wages of sin is death. But God commended His love for us that while we are sinners Jesus Christ died for us.
Jesus Christ came to save us from our sins. Does that mean we can sin all we want to ? No of course but we should hunger and thirst for Christ's righteousness.
Seek Jesus and we will find what true life is all about.
Matthew 6:33 says Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things (needs) will be given unto you. Unfortunately i failed to follow this today. I got busy working on my yard today that i sort of ran out of energy to be able to go to church.
As i repent of my action,i meditated on our Lord Jesus and see His Sovereignty and the example that He set . If one reads the Bible one sees the way He lives, His obedience to His Father, His meekness, His discipline, His timing, His patience with His disciples, His love while He endures and suffers at the cross. His silence in His encounter with Pontious Pilate. His words, His parables etc.
In our quiet time let us meditate on our Lord Jesus Christ.
As citizens of earh we are certified or affirmed by paper records like birth certificates, naturalization, account numbers, passports etc. While as citizens of heaven we are affirmed, confirmed by the blood of the Lamb, the Spirit,the Word and the word of our testimonies, our names are written in Book of Life.
How many citizenships do we have ?
I believe dual citizenships are allowed but there will be one final one. Let us make sure we do not miss the final one. Check our eligibility while we are alive, and let us not be caught by surprise.
Opportunity for new life or fresh start in Jesus Christ
As we see in the Scriptures or Holy Bible, God offers opportunity for new life or fresh start in Jesus Christ to everyone. Examples are Matthew the former tax collector who became one of the Gospel writers, Mary Magdalene an adulteress who was forgiven and experienced the new life in Jesus. The thief on the cross who before he died confessed/accepted the Lord. Saul the Christian persecutor who later be called Paul the apostle.
The same opportunity is offered to us today. But as we put off or delay our decision to repent and follow Jesus Christ, we cause our hearts to harden.
Nevertheless God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (pls. see II Peter3:9).
Will you accept this new life in Jesus Christ? today ?
Thanking and praising my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
It has been over 34 years since i accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. For those who might be interested i would like to share my brief life story.I was the youngest child of Victoriano and Porfiria Gagolinan of Sariaya , Quezon , Philippines. I was born in 1952, baptized a Catholic. Got introduced to Seventh Day Adventist as a boy because of my mom's influence but rejoined the Catholic church. Went to Sariaya Elementary School and graduated in 1965 then went to Sariaya Institute Class 1969 then Mapua Institute of Technology Class 1974.
Got introduced to the Holy Bible in 1976. I believe in my good works then so when i saw that heaven is a free gift, i thought the Bible is wrong so i set out to prove it wrong.
Migrated to USA in 1980 and married my elem. and high school classmate Aurealita.
Back to the Bible, Instead of me correcting the Bible, the Bible corrected me. In 1982 i accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
So now 2017 i am still growing and learning as a Christian. I am learning that a Christian life is a lifelong journey.I hope to be with Jesus when i leave this world.
Looking back i could see the grace and mercy of God in my life. His patience in watching me grow in Him.
There are about 8 billion people in the world, each one unique and different from one another. But the sad thing is all of us will die someday. Why can't we live forever ?
We will all die someday because man sinned . Man disobeyed God and man was warned in the book of Genesis that they shall surely die if they eat of the forbidden fruit. When man ate of that tree, sin entered the world and man died or destined to die.
Is man doomed ? No because God provides us with a Savior named Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible records for us the life of Jesus Christ as written in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Actually if one reads all the books of the Bible one will see Jesus in all of those.
Do you know the wonder and wonders of Jesus ? Come and see through the pages of the Holy Bible.
Why do i keep writing blogs about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, salvation, grace,etc. because there is also punishment or hell or lake of fire to be avoided. That is why i sound like a broken record.
Man needs to return to fellowship with God the Creator. Man has to do that before he dies. When one dies out of fellowship with God, the Bible says one will wake up to eternal punishment or damnation.
Is God cruel for doing that ? No that is why He has provided us with His salvation, His Son Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit so we can be restored and have eternal life.
So man needs to repent of his sins and accept God's gift of pardon through Jesus Christ. Man needs to be born again, the new birth, the new life.