Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Whe we believe...

When We Believe in Our Hearts the Gospel of the Water and the Spirit, Which Is the Spoken and Recorded Word of God, We Are Made God’s Own People at That Very Moment

We have to accept the Word of God into our hearts

John 1:11-13 from today’s Scripture passage says, “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

We have to believe in Jesus as our Savior: We have to believe that Jesus Christ came to this world through the virgin birth to deliver us from all our sins; that He took all our sins by receiving the baptism at the Jordan River at the age of thirty; that He bore our sins onto the Cross where He was crucified and left to die; and that He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven and now sits on the right hand of God the Father’s throne. God has given those, who accept in their hearts that Jesus received the baptism and shed His blood so that we sinners may be delivered from all our sins, the power and authority to become God’s children.

God desires to speak to us all the Word through the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit. We who are merely creatures can be born again as God’s children when we accept the gospel of the water and the Spirit, by which all our sins were blotted out. God’s love towards us is comprised in the Word of God. Thus, we simultaneously accept the written Word of God with the gospel of the water and the Spirit. By believing in the Word of God, we can truly experience the remission of sin as well as eternal life.

The entire Bible is not easily understood by those who believe in Christ as one’s Savior. Yet, through the Word of God we can understand who we are as human beings, where we come from and where we will go eventually. We must know the love of God though the gospel of the water and the Spirit, for the love of God is revealed in this gospel Truth. If it is written that God created us humans with dust, we must know so and believe so. According to the written Word of God, the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7). Also, the written Word of God says that, when we die, we shall return to dust. It is also written in the Bible that humans are sinners born with innate sins. It also says that our God will resurrect all of us on the last days.

Though we are made of dust and will return to dust, it is entirely by God’s grace that we are able to become God’s children and have our names entered in His family book. All this is possible because we have met God, and all our sins have been washed away by our faith in the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit, which the Son of God gave us. Dear fellow believers, do you believe and are you thankful that Jesus came to this world to expunge my sins as well as yours? Do you believe that Jesus took not only all of our sins but the sins of the all humanity when He received the baptism at the Jordan River? Do you believe that Jesus bore the sins onto the Cross and vicariously received all the judgments corresponding to them? By believing as such in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, our names are added to God’s family book. When you and I believe in the Creator God who came to this world as the Savior of all sinners who shed water and blood to deliver us from all our sins, we are able to accept Jesus as our personal Savior. Thus, we receive the power and authority to be transformed into God’s children from mere creatures. Now, God has given the right to become God’s children only to those who have received the remission of sin and become righteous.

Dear fellow believers, have you received the remission of sin? Have you become God’s children by being washed away of all your sins? Those who have become God’s children in actuality have no sin in their hearts. If a person accepts Jesus Christ as one’s personal Savior and accepts the Word of God as recorded, he comes to experience all his sins being purged away. Thus, because we have become the righteous and holy, our names have been added to the family book of God.

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