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Bible Ballistics: BBs #198   Only One Way To Go???

This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-12

Jesus is the only way to God. He said so and we must choose whether or not we believe Him! In fact that is ultimately the only question and answer that matters in this world.

Then said Jesus unto his disciples,

If any man will come after me,

let him deny himself,

and take up his cross,

and follow me.

25 For whosoever will save his life

shall lose it:

and whosoever will lose his life for my sake

shall find it.

26 For

what is a man profited,

if he shall gain the whole world,

and lose his own soul?

or what shall a man give

in exchange for his soul?

27 For

the Son of man shall come

in the glory of his Father

with his angels;

and then

he shall reward every man

according to his works.”  Matthew 16:24-27

So the question isn’t “if” He is coming but when, and also will we be ready? Are you still trying to come to God YOUR way? Or have you bowed your knees before the only Lord of Creation? The One who is God, who with His Father and the Holy Spirit have provided a way of salvation for all. But only those who come to Him in repentance and faith will know the life that HE offers. What have you tried to give God in exchange for your soul? Money, popularity, time, good works, charitable actions, lip service? While those may be fine things, scripture tells us that none of that will, has nor can it ever purchase your soul from the penalty of sin! And we’ve all sinned! Only Jesus, through His death, burial and resurrection for sin, (See 1 Cor. 15:3-7+) paid the price that will deliver us from death and hell. What have you done with Him?

Jesus said:

If any man will come after me,

let him deny himself,

and take up his cross,

and follow me”!

What does that mean? It simply means that I die to myself and hand over the reins of my life to Jesus, the one who paid the price for my sin. I allow Him to lead and direct my steps. I take up my cross every day and follow HIM where ever He leads me. And in that gesture there is a power beyond anything this world can comprehend! Because when I take up my cross—the very one who died on that cross for me, will walk with me from then on! He walks with me from within, through the power and presence of HIS Holy Spirit; and He walks before me, beside me, in front of me, and behind me, to guard and keep me in every way. You can count on Him today and every day because:

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.” Psalm 37:23

Think about it—the God of the universe delights in His own children!!! And I am one! How about you? And who is a good man? Only those who have been washed in the blood of Jesus, and know His forgiveness for sins and have received new life, are made ‘good’ through His precious blood. Here are a couple of verses to take with you today:

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5:20-21

Giving thanks unto the Father,

which hath made us meet

to be partakers

of the inheritance

of the saints

in light:

13 Who hath delivered us

from the power of darkness,

and hath translated us

into the kingdom

of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have redemption

through his blood,

even the forgiveness of sins:”   Colossians 1:12-14

Have a blessed day and remember there is ONLY ONE WAY. And HE IS ON HIS WAY! Are you ready to meet HIM face to face? Please trust Him—He loves you and so do I!