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Saturday, 11 July 2015

Through One Man: The Gospel

From the Book of Romans; The letters of Paul, The Apostle (Chapter 5)

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

          Through one man, Adam, sin entered into the world
          Through one Man, Jesus Christ our Lord,
          shall we be saved and washed from all sin

Looking at people makes me wonder about one question sometimes…

“What is your hope? Where do you think you will go if you die tonight?”

I ask myself many questions, and I find myself amazed on how much The Lord Himself has guided me to make me realized how lost I was before I even knew Him. How depraved I was in my soul for Peace, and Joy, and Relationship with God through Jesus Christ our Lord. How… Indeed… wicked and evil were my deeds… the hidden secret sins… that I committed behind the scenes, and behinds the eyes of men and women… Thinking I was a good man… Thinking I would end up in a “better” place when I die… Only to realize, that IF I haven’t accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour… If I didn’t repented of my sins and place my trust upon what Jesus has done for me… My soul was heading straight to hell without question. The Grace of God, His mercy upon my life… was glorified in The Son and He saved me from His wrath against sin, when He accepted me into His presence… entering into a relationship with Him.

Death, the wages of sin… the payment… the punishment for the sin that has entered into this very world since the time when Adam and Eve sinned… Sin has permeated into all men and women alike…

            Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

The letters of Paul, The Apostle
Romans Chapter 5, verse 12

Heaven is indeed very real, the dwelling place of our Almighty God. At the end of the day, there would be an eternity that we would spend the afterlife at… either that we will dwell in God’s presence or not.

It’s either that we’ll be in the Kingdom of Light with God and everything that is good, pleasing unto The Lord, perfect and pure…

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. 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. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me,

“It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”
The Apostle John
The Book of Revelation,
Chapter 21, verses 1 to 7

OR

We will end up in a place where there is no God. no good things. A total separation from God’s Presence… a place where you would wish you would have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour when you had the chance… but didn’t… for eternity… over eternity… over eternity… you are tormented by the hopelessness in utter darkness…

“… And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. …”

The Words of Jesus Christ our Lord
The Book of Matthew
Chapter 8, verses 11 & 12


And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

The Apostle John
The Book of Revelation,
Chapter 20, verses 13 to 15

Hell is mentioned in the Bible, as well as Heaven. With significant distinguishable characteristics to give a glimpse of what is to come. It won’t be a place where one could make some happy club, or party all night long… it won’t be a place where people are given into lust for eternity… enjoying the lustful pleasures of sin… It is a place of judgement for your sins, the consequences of rejecting the One and Only True Way to God… The Lord Jesus Christ… the narrow gate that leads to life. Life eternal…

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.

The Apostle John
The Book of Revelation,
Chapter 21, verse 8

I’ve seen young men and young women; burning in their sin on earth… having a delusion in the pleasures of sin thinking it could fulfil the emptiness of their soul. The sin that has been passed down to all mankind… from the sin that Adam has committed… manifesting in the world even today.

The sinful nature of man, the wickedness in one’s heart and mind… even a person would be conscience and know about their own sin… feeling the condemnation and seeking for an answer in various ‘spiritual’ practices but still not having the peace and freedom from the sin that is dwelling in their lives… Some finds ways of escape and other distractions to avoid themselves from facing the reality of life… the failures… the wrong… the unforgiveness… the regrets of sin… having depression… a mind that is not at peace… having problem sleeping at night… hatred… the thought of murder… the need to feel powerful and in control… having fear of the things that is going on around this world at current times…

This is when the Good News comes in a new light of appreciation.

That there is a hope… not in this world that will be condemned and judge but in Jesus Christ our Lord…

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
The letters of Paul, The Apostle
Romans Chapter 5, verse 1

That believing our sins can be washed cleaned by the blood of Jesus Christ, that He shed His blood for the salvation of our soul… He died and was buried… on the third day, God rose Him back from the dead and He is still alive today that we might have a hope that we too can be alive with Him one day. And when we enter into the afterlife… for eternity we will be with The Lord Jesus Christ.

Repent of your sins. Turn away from them. Commit your life to follow and to serve Jesus. To be dependent on the His righteousness… For He became sin for us… taking the punishment that we should suffer for eternity… To give us a life that is filled with hope, peace and joy in God’s presence… To give us a hope for the things which are to come… Inviting Him into our lives, into our heart… Call upon His Name and surrender to Him. Only He can save you from the consequence of sin. Death. Eternal separation from God. Eternal torment.

            “… These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. …”

The Words of Jesus Christ our Lord
The Book of John
Chapter 16, verse 33

To have peace in Him, in our Lord Jesus Christ… believing that He came from God and is God Himself, manifested in the flesh… Being filled with the Holy Spirit and having the peace that only He can provide in this world that is passing by.