ROSE AND LINDA’S BLOG GETTING RIGHT WITH GOD
November 13, 2012 by momsfirstscreenn
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Yesterday we ended with the question ‘Why do you believe what you just read?’ LJG and my goal since we started this was to share our knowledge with others and to get people to question why they believe what they believe. To seek and study the Word of God in the Bible to better know and understand the truth according to His Word, not man. Many religions are based more on traditions then on what God’s Word says. This is what Jesus was speaking of in the Bible.
Yesterday we did not include a single scripture. Let us look at Matthew 18:6; Mark 9:42; and Luke 17:2 we will not quote here we want you to read. Anyone who causes one of God’s children to sin would do better to have a millstone tied around his neck. That said now let us go back to yesterday’s article.
Getting right with God. When God created Adam He breathed into his nostrils, Genesis 2:7, the breathe of life; and man became a living being. If we look up the meaning of breath we find that it “exactly corresponds respectively to the Hebrew [in Greek] meaning heart[+ily] life, mind, soul, +us, +you. Looking further we find wind by resemblance breath; to breathe refreshed; breathing creature; to live; to revive; alive-living [maintenance].
[Yes we do our research] We like that word maintenance, because we do have to maintain our soul to be right with God. But what to do when we fall, make a mistake, get it wrong. We are all aware of Acts 2:21 if we call on the Name of the Lord we shall be saved. But we want you to look at Matthew 9:13 and Luke 5:32 I do not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance. Now we want you to think on that a bit. He called us, we answered. He knew our mind set, we had been living our life’s according to how our mind led us. Do you think He thought we would change over night? Do not misunderstand we have talked to many who from that day forward were delivered from everything we would think of as bad. Others, well if you are a fan of Joyce Myers she tells the battle she had with smoking. We could give many examples and are pretty sure you probably have a few of your own.
So we are walking alone on our walk and we slip, God knows we are going to make mistakes,some small some big. Let’s go to the Book of Luke 15 and we can look at verses 4, 8, 11. Again and again we are told He looks for what is lost, and He welcomes those who leave Him that return home.
Let us also look at Luke 18:19 He tells us no one is good, but God. If we go to Luke 22 verses 57, 58, 60 Peter denies Jesus 3 times, but verse 63 tells us he went out and wept bitterly. Finally let us turn to Luke 23 verses 41 thru 43 two criminals are hung with Jesus. One mocks Christ, the other says this man has done nothing wrong. This same one asks Jesus will you remember me, and Jesus tells him, ‘today you shall be with Me in Paradise.
Is there a certain way or place, written words we need to speak to be forgiven. NO, what Jesus desires from us is to be sincere. If we go to Him, He will forgive us.