Friday, February 10, 2012

Has He Restored Your Soul?

Psalms 23:3  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

            As Christians, all that we are is: “for his name's sake.”  Jesus died on that cruel old tree to accept ALL of our sins, (so that through His Blood, He could atone for us.)   He became our “Passover Lamb.”

John 3:16  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.

God sent His Son, (His Only Begotten Son,) to die for us so we can have “everlasting life.”  In His death on the Cross, Jesus made available a means of restoration for us.  Through His Blood, we are able to choose God.  I received The Holy Spirit (by one decision, accepting Jesus as my Saviour.)
            I had been bound for hell, (the “wrath of God.”)

John 3:36  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

            “But Brother John, you just don’t know what I have done.”  This is true, but Saul (Paul) said that he was the Chiefest of Sinners, and God selected him to speak for Jesus.   All of Jesus’ followers had “faith” in God and His Son Jesus The Christ.  It was never “what they were.”   It was always “what you can be.”

Ephesians 2:8-9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  (9)  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

If we go back and study we find many were the “worst of the worst,” (but God accepted them,) because one day they realized their soul was depleted, and needed restoring.  Someone told them The Gospel (or they might have read a tract,) they made a choice, and chose Jesus.
            (They received a new life, a new home, and an everlasting, forevermore eternity.)  God tells us (through Paul) in The Book of Romans that once we have made “The Choice,” we need to tell others that we have accepted Jesus The Christ as our Saviour. 

Romans 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

We made this decision based on belief.  In this verse, God asks us to “believe in thine heart” that He (God) did “raise…him [Jesus] from the dead.”  In our “belief,” God will save us eternally.
            “Reader, accept Jesus today.   Allow the conviction of God’s Holy Spirit to draw you nearer to God.”

John 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Be “draw[n]” today.  Accept Him.  Now is The Appointed Time.

Bro John R. E Chastain
Retired Pastor
Wylie, Texas   

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