Many people throw the word love around as if it’s a slogan for the next athletic footwear. To love is to be lawful, obedient, take responsibility and follow through with our expectations as children of God. When we love and follow God’s commandments and listen to his needs, we are in the perfect state of love. The only true love is the love he gives us, and the love we give him. To love him is to be in perfect harmony with him and only him. We are not to be of this world, for to live for our desires and needs will destroy us and lead us further away from happiness, evident by the world we live in and the lack of satisfaction as seen today.
Today my husband Paul and I got baptized and fully gave our hearts to Christ. It is a wonderful feeling to know that we are walking in the path that he expects us to walk in. We are saved not because we accept him as our Lord and Savior and have been baptized, we are saved only through the life we lead, the cleansing and purification we are about to embark on as Christians. Many think we are saved by grace and because Jesus died for us, this is misleading and a true perversion of the word Grace.
The present-day perversion and heresy is that Christ came to forgive the sins of men so He may bring them to Paradise in their unchanged state. This is the concept held by the majority of Christians. It is not scriptural.
Christ came to save men by delivering them from the Kingdom of Satan and bringing them into the Kingdom of God. Christ destroys the works of Satan in men. Apart from the moral transformation of the individual, there is no salvation. It is the moral transformation that is the salvation, the redemption from the hand of the enemy.
Jesus did not come primarily to forgive our sins and bring us to Heaven, although an initial forgiveness is necessary if we are to start on the path to full reconciliation to God. Rather, the Lord Jesus came to deliver us from our sins. Forgiveness and deliverance are different concepts.
Repentance and forgiveness remove the man from the cesspool.
Deliverance removes the cesspool from the man.
Salvation is not the bringing of men from earth to Heaven. Salvation is the bringing of men from Satan to God.
Salvation is not a change of location, it is a change of the individual. By viewing the Christian salvation as a change of location from earth to Heaven we are destroying the work of God in the earth. We are perverting the Divine plan of redemption.
God placed man in the midst of Paradise on the earth. It is God’s intention to redeem fallen man, to restore man, now transformed through Christ, to Paradise on the earth.
Man has invented a plan whereby he receives Christ, has his sins forgiven, and then goes to Paradise in the spirit realm. The motive behind the invention is to be able to avoid the painful transition from the bondages of lust and self-will to actual righteousness, holiness, and obedience to God. By inventing a gospel of forgiveness that brings us to Heaven we have managed to avoid a radical change in our personality—a radical change that is necessary if we are to be able to hold Paradise once we gain it.
Let us be careful how we get led to slaughter, let us not forget that he created us for his pleasure not for our own.
Love him with all of your might, follow his laws to a Tee, and live for him, and you will see the amazing changes he will create in you.
Till Next Time