Its thunder storming and raining here today in the desert and it’s a wonderful and frightening sight to see. It reminds me that this is what it will be like for each of us when its our time to meet God and give account for our lives against His precepts, laws and principals, many of which are self evident but allot of which by our own rebellion we willfully chose to brake. We were made in the image of God and therefore given free choice to know good and evil. While most of us moderate how much evil we chose to indulge in, all of us are guilty of choosing it over knowing and having a relationship with God, yet deep in our souls we all know we must one day give account to the creator who is by the very expression of our existence and the universe Pure Love. Regardless of what excuses we may dream up or accusations we may try in our defense, we are all ultimately guilty and will face the reality of judgment for our personal sin and therefore are in desperate need of a savior, God himself. Omnipotent God who overlaid the greatest expression of personal love on top of the expression of love creation, and emptied himself to experienced death on our behalf. So that we are truly and utterly without excuse on a personal level with God if we reject so great a relationship and salvation. In the end we alone will be held responsible for our decision to dismiss and reject the Savior and not unite with him the relationship He intended and be absolved of all sin, born again and enlightened by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit living inside us bearing personal witness with our spirit that we are of God and only inhabitants of this body of death that cannot and will not inherit immortality. So you see its not about our abilities as creatures made in the image of God, but about our abilities when united with Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit which marks our return to God our creator, our true Father, Christ our true friend, The Holy Spirit our true power, allowing God to glorify us and give us ALL things as He always intended. To give us the richness and fullness of life everlasting in a re-creation so fantastic that God himself said we are not able to comprehend but only see glimpses through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Lastly remember we are all in the same boat regardless of our circumstances, who we are or what we have done. None of us, not one deserves salvation to glory and eternal life, it is a free gift that you can only receive by allowing the living God into your personal life, believing in Christ sacrifice, and being filled with the Holy Spirit on a daily basis, walking with God. Salvation is as simple as opening the door to your life and believing Christ is there to save and reward you. All the alternative and there are many, lead to destruction and separation from God for eternity as the spirit can never die.
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.”