The God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ is of mercies and of all comfort. He comforts us in all our afflictions so that likewise we may comfort those who are affected in the same manner.It is the comfort which we ourselves are comforted with by Him ( 2 Cor. 1:3-4). In the midst of hardships and turbulent times or situations like what the entire world has gone through int the recent past, There is need not to despair but put hope in God and trust in His unfailing love ( Ps. 43:5). God's people are thus comforted when they put their faith in God through his Word ( Bible) which stands the test of times (Is. 40).
This earth we live in belongs to the Lord. All that is in it such as physical features are God’s creation. The fullness of it though are the works of men are still extended work of God since His word explains that it is he, who works in us both to will and to do ( Ps. 24). It is inevitable that all which is created and all that which life offers changes or comes to an end. None the less, God and His word can not be out lived. It fulfils its mission ( Is. 55 :11). The Scripture is in existence by the inspiration of the Holy-Spirit. It is profitable for correcting doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness ( 2 Tim. 3:16). Consequently, it aptly becomes the remedy for mankind's void state. This word is quick, it is also powerful and sharp (Hebrews 4:12).
The word of God, is alive and active, energising and also has the ability to "probe". It is the reason it pierces even the thoughts and divides asunder the soul and spirit. It also discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart.Therefore by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Scripture adequately quickens our mortal bodies in enabling us to yield to what is right ( Romans 8:11, 6:12-13).
Salvation belongs to the Lord, blessings and comfort too comes from him. Through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour, who by God's choice is the gift to human race for redemption from the curse of sin and death, our burdens are lifted to Calvary. So, the privilege of opened doors are received by grace. It is not by works lest anyone should boast. God's salvation, blessings and treasures are received by the currency of faith in believing that he is able to do.
Our act of faith in God is demonstrated best at the very basic of it. Accepting Jesus as the saviour of a life is vital. The journey of growing in faith starts s afterwords.The practise never stops as long as the believer desires to grow and walk with the Lord.The growth is experienced through prayers, reading of God's Word, not forgetting the habit of gathering together with fellow believers, word of the testimony (testify that Christ is Lord and saviour to others) and the blood of the lamb (allowing the blood of Jesus to cleanse, blot out sin any time upon increasing that one has gone astray).
Revelation 3:20 says,"behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man here my voice and open the door I will come in to him and I will sup(dine ) with him and he with me." Consequently, opening of one's heart to receive Christ happens as soon as he or she recognises the dare need Him in that individual life. He or she therefore opens his heart and welcome Jesus Christ as Lord in his/her heart, and with the mouth he or she confesses the new faith to others. This can happen any time, any place, with or without human assistance!
Welcome to the Kingdom of God the giver of life that starts here on earth and never ends (Internal life). We access God only through Christ, We access Christ only through the cross,and we access the cross only through denial of self (like 9:23). 'Therefore' beloved I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health,just as your soul prosper ( 3Jn :2).
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