November 8, 2015Read Now
The times in which we are living are difficult. We do live in a fallen world, and we do have an Adversary. But, we are not without remedy. We are not without hope. We are not without a solution. We are not without Good News: Beloved, we have JESUS!
Hebrews 13:8 NIV - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
“Jesus Christ is the SAME”: Full of Love and Compassion, bearing our sins on the Cross. Jesus Christ who comforts the Broken and gives grace to the Outcast. The SAME JESUS who broke the Powers of Darkness. The SAME Jesus who suffered and Died that we would Live and Overcome! The SAME JESUS: who is here and active today because He is The RISEN Jesus!
The same Jesus who is the Death-Conquering, Grave-Emptying, Slave-Freeing, Righteous-Bringing, Sick-Healing, Devil-Destroying, Comfort-Bringing, Love-Bearing, Miracle-Working…KING OF ALL KINGS, GOD OF ALL GODS, LORD OF ALL LORDS! The same Jesus who opens prison doors; builds His Church and plunders the very Gates of Hell; He Extends His Kingdom; and He is the Soon-Coming King who WILL be glorified in the Earth!
The SAME Jesus who holds Eternity in His Hand and will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER relax His hold upon you or forsake you or leave you.
When we consider THIS SAME JESUS: His magnificent Work of Salvation and the grand expression of His Mercy…then and only THEN, can we begin to understand the great GIFT, NECESSITY, and REQUIREMENT OF WORSHIP! No wonder, the Apostle Paul would tell the Church at Rome:
Romans 12:1 VOICE - Brothers and sisters, in light of all I have shared with you about God’s mercies, I urge you to offer your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God, a sacred offering that brings Him pleasure; this is your reasonable, essential worship.
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Dr. Tobey Montgomery