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Monday, March 13, 2017
Part 2: Who Is He?
It is "politically incorrect these days to be exclusive. People think that being exclusive is bad because it is not inclusive. But consider this: If there were only one medicine that would heal you from a deadly disease - it would be an exclusive medicine, but we would highly value it! We would want that medicine right away. So why do we have a problem with Jesus being the ONLY spiritual medicine that can save us from eternal death?
““Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.””
Jesus died for you and I when we were completely powerless - we were at our worst - we were completely ungodly! When you were ungodly, you needed God. When you were powerless, you needed the power of the Sovereign God of the universe.
“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
A loving father would give up his life for his child, because he has a relationship with him and loves him. But God loved us even though He had no relationship with us. God is holy and He can have no relationship with sin.
What does He ask of us in return? Surrender. Let go and let God. Allow Him to rule your life, instead of yourself. It is the easiest thing to do and the hardest thing to do - because He has given us the free will to choose.
The work that Jesus came to do was simple:
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.””
You cannot avoid choosing - life or death - freedom or slavery to sin. What choice have you made?
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