Not Ashamed Of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ

Because I love Jesus so much, I will tell anybody about Him. It doesn’t matter if it is my boss, co-workers, people I see on the streets and in businesses, my friends, or my family. There is nothing better in this world than to tell people about Jesus. That they can be saved by believing in Him alone. Belonging to a specific religion does not help, but their faith in Jesus unto salvation. People need to know that Jesus died for their sins on the cross and that through His payment for sins, we can be forgiven. And because He rose from the dead, we are able to be born again in spirit while in this life and also rise from the dead in the next. We can change our lives, but only if God is doing a work in us through the Holy Spirit. This and much more do I tell people. This is because “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16,17) The gospel message of the cross and resurrection is what we ought to be proclaiming to all people, for we are firm in the faith and unmovable in Christ Jesus. It is when we get off the path of righteousness is when darkness comes into our lives. And when we do not repent of our sins, we become just like the wicked and unbelievers in this world. How fast can a person who is saved fall victim to temptation and then lose their salvation because of their willful sins?

People die every day and if someone dies in their willful sinful state, it will take that person to hell when they die. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:18-20) People are without excuse when they die in their sins. This can be when people fall victim to pornography, sex outside of marriage, adultery, homosexuality, and other sexual sins. People get into such things because “when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. (Romans 1:21,22) Many people are like this in the faith and therefore they drift apart from God so easily. So if you are in the faith now, start reading the Bible daily. Pray often and do as God commands in scripture and in prayer. Then, can you get in-line with God’s standards. His light will begin to shine and His salvation will be for you come death. That is if you endure in the faith. So press on and keep seeking Jesus.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will wake up to follow You. Too many people are on the verge of going astray, and their own good works are not going to help them. It is only when we give in to the Holy Spirit and walk in Your ways can we be rescued from the darkness that has us bound. Surely, God, many people cannot even see that they are in the clutches of the enemy until they finally give into confessing their sins to You. It is at this point that people can see the wretch they have become and repent. Lord, before I found You I was a wretch also. I may have appeared to be good on the outside, but that meant nothing at all. Inside, sins abounded. Even did pornography rain supreme in my mortal body. I had no way to stop this addiction, for it kept me captive. In secret did I do things that I knew were wrong. And this continued for years. You know the bondage I was under. No matter what I tried, nothing worked. I grew more and more distant to the things of God and even got very addicted to shoot’em up games at the same time. And then I remembered something important. I would never be able to stop doing things that were sinful unless I put my trust in You. Then, could You come and transform my life. So one night that I will never forget, I fell down on my knees and cried out to You in all my confessions. Tears were streaming down my face and it did not stop when I went into bed. I needed Your comfort, and before I went to sleep Your arms of mercy came over me. Wow! Thank You, God. It was at that moment that I knew that You were real. I began to trust in You like never before and overtime You kicked out of my wicked heart every evil imagination that came from these games and porn. You did it, Lord! You saved a wretch like me. Thank You. I love You. Amen.

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