Thursday, May 13, 2010

Just Do It

            In 2 Corinthians 6:2-10 quoted below,  in (v 2) we are told,  “ is the accepted time…  We are also told “…now is the day of salvation.” 
     Had you been here Wednesday evening and heard Bro Huntress preach from Hezekiah, Chapter 3, ;-) you would have heard him preach on “Just Do It.”  It seems a title just seems to float around, because that is the title of my Message today from John Chapter 2. 
     However, now seems to be the word of the verses.   It is “now” the day for each of us as Christians and those who are lost to realize our future.  We need to get ourselves into motion to understand that “…the accepted time…” has come.
     As a Christian, it is the time to put our salvation to work.  God gave us eternal life, He wants us to be obedient to Him, and to do His will.  Our salvation isn’t just to sit and listen to the Preacher.  God expects us to work out our salvation by doing.

(Philippians 2:12)  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed,… work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

     This is not work to earn salvation, but work because we have been given salvation.  Just Do It.

Bro John R. E Chastain

(2 Corinthians 6:2-10)  (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) 3  Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: 4  But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 5  In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; 6  By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 7  By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8  By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; 9  As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; 10  As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

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