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Our only hope part 2


Jesus loves you
We have all sinned, who can honestly deny it? Humans have broke Gods law and Gods wrath is against them, God will punish sin, he has set a day when he will judge each individual action and there is no escape from it.
Ex 34v7: Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
We ought to tremble before such a holy God, who can stand before him and justify themselves? Take a look at the cross, do you think God will not punish sin, hear the Lord Himself cry out in agony of Spirit Mt 27v46: And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? As he paid the penalty for the sins of the world, what a gift of love.
Rom 8v32: He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Nothing is hidden from his sight, there will be no pulling the wool over his eyes, he will take no bribes but will judge in righteousness, there will be no suspended sentence no community service but everlasting destruction from his presence which is the source of all the good things you enjoy in life:
2Thes 1v8-9: In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
But God loves you and does not want this to be your fate, see here:
Ezek 18v32: For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye
Isa 45v12: I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Isa 45v22: Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
2Pt 3v9: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God does not want you to be separated from all the goodness He has in store for those who love Him, He wants to share all He has with you and give you the love your soul so desperately craves. So He Himself has made a way for you to escape.
Jn 3v14-19: And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Jesus, God manifest in the flesh (1tim 3v16), took the punishment for the sins of the world upon Himself on the cross, He was able to do this because He made the world and all that is in it, His death is of infinite value because He is infinite, The Father laid on Him the sins of us all to reconcile us to Himself. Jesus is the bridge to bring us to God, consider that a bridge must touch both sides of the two places it brings together, 1Pt 3v18: For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
So just as God provided a way of escape for those who entered the ark before His judgement punished those who dwell on the earth, He now calls you to believe on His Name, put all your trust on Him alone for your salvation. His blood is a shelter from the judgement to come. If you put faith in Him and trust His blood for an atonement for your sins, His blood will be sprinkled on your soul:
1Pt 1v2: Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
Heb 12v24: And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
And when God sees the blood He will Passover you and count you righteous and sanctified ,set apart as holy to Him, not because of your goodness but because of the efficacy of that precious blood.
Hell was not made for you:
Mt 25v41: Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: but if you continue in the joint rebellion against God with the devil and his angels you will share the fate of them too. So:
Heb 12v25: See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
And finally hear this plea from the Holy Ghost Himself:
Ps 95v6-8: O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Heb 3v7-8: Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness

Choose the way of the cross, though it’s harder now it is only for a short time:

O joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee:
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee
I lay in dust lifes glory dead
and from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be

George Matheson 1842-1906
Rom 8:38-39,Col 1:19-29,Neh 8v10

Love Paul


Praise God for the mighty deliverance He has wrought for us in Christ Jesus. Amen & Amen. Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father and to Him every knee will bow and every tongue confess.
Come Lord Jesus, come.