MESSAGE FOR THE WEEK OF 05-24-20
THE LORD HAS PREPARED FOR US – WE SHOULD PREPARE FOR HIM!
John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
This account in the book of John provides us an example of the scope of the Love that GOD The FATHER has for all of us. LORD JESUS CHRIST is with His disciples shortly before He was crucified and He affirms that we should not be troubled and focused on the things of this world. If we have embraced JESUS CHRIST and are saved, we know that The LORD GOD has a place prepared for us. This is a comforting fact that The LORD GOD who lovingly created man in His image and sent His only-begotten Son to die for our sins so we would not be condemned to hell has prepared a mansion for those of us who have our names written in the Book of Life. When JESUS CHRIST was hanging on that cross in excruciating pain and His precious blood was dripping down, He then said “it is finished” before He took His last breath.
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
When JESUS CHRIST stated “it is finished” this means that He had accomplished His divine mission by becoming our sacrifice and shedding His precious blood for the sins of the whole world. When JESUS CHRIST was laid in the tomb and arose from the dead on the third day, SIN AND DEATH WERE CONQUERED for all of us. However, we all have a free-will to choose to commit our lives to follow JESUS CHRIST or reject Him by continuing to follow our fleshly desires and the ways of the world, in effect the ways of the devil who is the prince of this world.
John 12:31 JESUS CHRIST states: Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
The LORD GOD is omnipotent (all-powerful), omnipresent (everywhere at the same time), and omniscient (all-knowing). This means that The LORD knows who will use their free-will to serve JESUS CHRIST and who will reject JESUS CHRIST and serve their own needs and in effect follow the prince of this world. He knows how many mansions will be needed in eternity once all is said and done. Those who freely reject and deny JESUS CHRIST and have not repented when they take their last breath on this earth will not need a mansion because they will be spending eternity with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet in the fires of hell. For those who have realized that we are all wicked and sinners without the precious blood of JESUS CHRIST to cover us, and have totally committed our lives to serve Him, there is a mansion prepared for us. PRAISE YOU, KING JESUS CHRIST! In the book of Romans 3:23-24 GOD’S Word states: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
The LORD GOD loves ALL of us and does not want ANY of us to perish. Remember that He loves us but He does NOT love our sins. In 2 Peter 3:9 GOD’S Word states: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Remember that there is no such thing as a “good person” no matter how many “good deeds” you do each day, no matter if you attend a church service or listen to a church service on the t.v. or radio, no matter how many hours you spend in volunteer work, no matter how much money you donate to “worthy causes”, no matter how many times you give of your overstock to help others in need. Your good works will NEVER save you, ONLY JESUS CHRIST CAN SAVE YOU! Yes it is good to help others in need and have compassion on them, but it will not give you extra points. ONLY THE SHED BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST CAN SAVE YOU!
This is why we need to prepare for our eternal lives right now and realize that none of us will live on this earth forever! We need to consider where we want to spend eternity and be aware that our decisions right now will certainly affect our future. Because sin originated in heaven when Lucifer, now Satan, and one-third of the angels rebelled against The LORD GOD and the earth is corrupted with sin, there will be a new heaven and a new earth once the final judgment takes place. in 2 Peter 3:10 GOD’S Word states: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burnt up. Many folks say that they want to go to heaven and we all WILL go to heaven, but we will not be staying there because of this fact that heaven and earth will burn up someday, according to The LORD GOD’S perfect timing.
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away: and there was no more sea.
Are you able to imagine the wonderful reality it will be for those who are saved and are blessed with eternal life? To have the privilege to be in The LORD GOD’S presence eternally and to not have any recollection of this present world? To live and serve JESUS CHRIST for all eternity where there is no more sickness, hunger, lying, murder, perversion, drunkenness, worldly fear, torture, or any more of the darkness of this wicked world? The LORD GOD provides us a glimpse of what to expect if we freely choose to follow JESUS CHRIST and are saved when we take our last breath in the book of Revelation 21:2-4 when GOD’S Word states: And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
For those of us who are spiritually prepared and are saved when we pass from this earth, this is what is awaiting us in eternity. This is what our Loving ALMIGHTY GOD has prepared for those who are part of His family and are sealed with the precious blood of JESUS CHRIST for eternity. For those who freely choose to reject JESUS CHRIST and follow their own ways and continue to be complacent in their worldly “religion” that their family has passed down to them, to continue in worldly traditions and ignore The LORD GOD’S Holy Word, to continue to be comfortable in just being a “good person” without serving JESUS CHRIST, who continue to go through the motions and believe they are okay just as they are and think that they have plenty of time…
THIS IS YOUR WAKE-UP CALL TO PREPARE IF YOU DESIRE TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE AND BE BLESSED WITH A MANSION THAT THE LORD GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE THEIR NAMES WRITTEN IN THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE!
Realize that you cannot “fix” yourself and neither can another person try to “fix” you. Come to JESUS CHRIST just as you are and repent of your sins and turn from them, have faith and believe that JESUS CHRIST is GOD The FATHER’S only-begotten Son who suffered and died on the cross for your sins and the sins of the whole world and that GOD The FATHER raised Him from the dead on the third day. Commit your life to serve JESUS CHRIST and be obedient to The LORD’S Holy Word. Get baptized as JESUS CHRIST did, fully immersed in the water, and not sprinkled and dedicate your life to JESUS CHRIST. This is the only way to forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
For those who freely choose to reject JESUS CHRIST and are ashamed of Him and offended at the mention of His Name, this is what awaits you for eternity if you do not repent as The LORD GOD warns us in the book of Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Remember that you have the free-will to choose whether you want eternal damnation in hell or to be granted eternal life in The LORD’S presence, dwelling in a mansion.
THINK ABOUT IT FOLKS, OUR TIME ON THIS EARTH IS SHORT!
I PRAY THAT THE LORD GOD CONTINUES TO DRAW YOU CLOSER TO HIM!
Jerilynn A. Davis https://JesusTheGoodNews.com
All Scripture references are taken from the KJV (King James Version) bible. The KJV is the only translation that is taken directly from the original Hebrew and Greek tongues. All other translations are copied from the KJV and they add to or take from The LORD GOD’S Word.