Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for Jesus! Spring is in the air, friend! I’m so excited to see the buds on the trees and little crocus leaves coming out of the ground!! A brand new day in a brand new season! It’s as though we are experiencing a new beginning when Spring arrives, isn’t it?
I don’t know who said this, but It is said that “the eyes are the window to the soul.” However, the Scriptures have a lot to day about the eyes:
Every human being is given an opportunity to be saved. Our eyes and heart search for answers but we are deceived and led down numerous paths in order to find the truth. Jesus Christ is the center of salvation! He alone opens the eyes of those who are seeking for salvation! There is no other way to get to heaven. You can be as religious as you can be, just as the Pharisees, but that won’t get you into heaven, reader. The bible says there is only one way.
The Pharisees didn’t believe that Jesus was their Messiah. They still don’t today! The Jews are still waiting for their Messiah. Jesus Christ is the Messiah for all races and religions. There is no one that will be exempt!
Amen and amen! There will come a reckoning one day, dear reader! Whether it be now when you are yet living or when you have died. You can know if your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life right now! You don’t have to hope that it is. Salvation is not “hope so”! One can know now! The phrase “book of life” is recorded once in the Epistles and seven times in the Book of Revelation alone! Seven is God’s number for perfection and perfect salvation is given to us by Jesus Christ! A total of eight verses speak of the book of life. Eight is the number for new beginnings.
Is your name written in the book of life? Once you are born again, your name is written in that book! You don’t have to wait until you are dead. At salvation, you actually start your walk through eternity, making your way from your earthly home to your heavenly home! Notice in Php 4:3, Clement and Paul’s fellowlabourers’ names were already written in the book of life. Praise God! We can know now!
When one is born again, that is the start of a new beginning in a person’s life! Once we are born again, we have a new life that has been given to us by Christ! His death, burial and resurrection covered it all! He provided salvation so we could live a new life in Him!
Friend, if you do not have assurance of your salvation, get the assurance! If you depend on your church or good works to get you to heaven, stop! There is nothing, I repeat nothing, that you can do yourself that will let you into heaven!
If you could get into heaven by your good works or following the laws and rules of your church, it would not be a gift given to you by God. You would be able to pat yourself on the back and say (much like the Pharisees) “look what I’ve done”! Our good deeds and obedience to our church is considered filthy in the eyes of a righteous and holy God!
So why would you think that obedience to a religion would get you into heaven? Everything we do to achieve salvation on our own and by our own works, is filthy rags in the eyes of God. That is why salvation is a gift from God! He knew we could not possibly get to heaven by our own “good” works. We needed a perfect substitution, which is Christ the Lamb of God!
Easter is around the corner and it’s a good time to meditate on why Christ had to come to earth to suffer a cruel death to pay our penalty for sins! Won’t you please reach out to me if you are searching? Let me shar with you the good news of salvation through Christ! It’s easy and God made it simple so even a child can understand. \o/ Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow!