25 In this episode, I ask the question, is life more like a game or a battle.
If you base your life on the word of God, you will come to the same conclusion as I do in this episode. This life is a battle, and the battle lines are drawn. Will you choose this day, life or death?
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
The battle is for the souls of men. The war is real, and eternity is forever.
Hell is real, and these scriptures bring Hell into focus.
Satan's weapons are lies, deception, anger, hate, division. He hates everything God has made, and his job is to destroy you and me because we are God's favorite.
God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.
Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
Salvation is personal and individually accepted or denied.
My personal belief is you are going to get one question when you stand before God.
In a previous episode, I talk about
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Jesus took all sin, all sin with Him to the cross; he bled, died, and rose again the third day to defeat evil once and fall all time.
As I discussed in episode 24, Jesus died once for all sin, so sin is no longer the issue. The real question is, have you made Jesus Lord of your life?
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
But God demonstrated His own love for us, that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
God loves you and wants His best for you, and His best is His Son, Jesus.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved.
I mentioned I'm currently trying to learn all of this technology, but if you prayed for Jesus to be Lord of your life, you could send a text to my church (Gateway Church in Southlake), and they are set up to help you get started in your Christian walk.
I intend to get up to speed sooner rather than later, but this is not something to wait on.
If you have a cell phone, text the word DECISION to 71010, and someone at the church will reach out to you.
This is the “Good News,” the Gospel, and the first and most crucial step in the Christian walk.
I pray this message finds a place in your heart. Some plant, some water, but the increase is the Lord's.
Holy Spirit, thank you for counting me worthy of sharing your beautiful message of salvation with my audience.