Does the person sitting next to you right now, or working close by you, or riding on the bus with you, know the Truth? Does that person know who Jesus is? Does that person even care? Or more importantly do you even care whether or not that person knows Jesus?
John 14 v 6.....Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."......
How many of you have watched the movie "The Passion"? I encourage you to watch it so that you may get just a small glimpse of how much Jesus loves you. You may say that movie is too hard to watch, well think how hard it was to live that story. Amen! Jesus did not HAVE to go to that cross, He didn't HAVE to let them beat Him until the flesh was hanging off His back, He did not HAVE to have a crown of thorns crammed onto His head until it bled. But He did. Why? Because He knew in order to save us from our sinful selves, so that we might be able to live with Him and the Father one day for all eternity, this is what it would take, Him fullfilling God's will and not His own.
He had to die to Himself and be obedient to the Father's will. There is no one on this earth that could ever love you as much as Jesus and the Father loves you. NO ONE! Not your kids, not your spouse, not your best friend. NO ONE!
God knew that we could not fullfill His laws on our own, so He sent His only Son to fullfill them once and for all. And He left us with the two greatest commandments to keep and His Holy Spirit to guide us, to counsel us in our choices.
Matthew 22 v 37-40...Jesus said to Him, "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it; 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."..........
Once Jesus hung on that cross, you are no longer under the Law but under the BLOOD. If you keep the two greatest commandments the rest of the Law will just come naturally. You can not fail in the other commandments if you are walking in these two. AMEN!
You may say, I have sinned against the other commandments. Guess what, we all have. But GOD still loves you the same as if you kept them all perfectly. All you have to do is ask for His forgiveness through Christ Jesus and accept that Jesus' blood covered your sin, and that He died and rose again on the third day and is seated at the right hand of the Father. That He is the propitiation for your sins. (that He sacrificed His life for yours). And then repent of your sins, and go and live as a new man unto Christ Jesus. In other words change inside and outwardly so that others may see Christ Jesus in you. And give God the praise and the glory for your new life. AMEN!
1 John 2 v 2....And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world......
That would be your neighbor, the whole world, the person next to you on the bus, the co-worker, the person in front of you in the line at the supermarket. EVERYONE! Love your neighbor today and tell them about JESUS and the love He has for them. AMEN!
Stay in the WORD!