A Life of Excellence

Once you have excepted Jesus as Lord of your life He wants to make you righteous and holy.

If you have ever had a vision from God, you may try as you will to be satisfied on a lower level, but God will never allow it.  If we are going to be disciples of Jesus we must remember that all efforts of worth and excellence are difficult. (Oswald Chambers)  This comes from the old saying anything that is worth doing in life, for it to be done well, is difficult, there are no short cuts.

God’s grace produces men and women with a strong family likeness to Jesus Christ, not pampered spoiled weaklings.  It takes a tremendous amount of discipline to live the worthy and excellent life of a disciple of Jesus in the realities of life.  And  it is always necessary for us to make an effort to live a life of worth and excellence.  (Oswald Chambers)

As Christians our only mission is to tell the Good News!   Why? So all can be saved.  Once a person is saved God works the rest of their lives out how He sees fit.

Acts 20:20-21  I never shrank back from telling you what you needed to hear either publicly or in your homes.  I have had one message for Jews and Gentiles (people who are not Jews) alike the necessity of repenting from sin, turning to God and having faith in our Lord Jesus.

The Good news is about the wonderful grace of God!  Acts 20:26 says, “If anyone suffers eternal death, it’s not my fault, for I didn’t shrink from declaring all that God wants you to know.”

Acts 20:29  I know that false teachers like vicious wolves will come after you not sparing anyone.  Even some men or women from your own group will rise up and distort the truth in order to draw a following.  Watch Out!!

WOW sound like something going on in our country right now?  If you read the Bible it addresses what is happening right now in our very own lives.  When you hear people say the Bible is the living and breathing word of God that is because it is.  God has already addressed everything that has and will ever happen.

I was just reading this morning about the shootings.  What is those people involved handled it God’s way?  People are scared.  I am not afraid of death because I know where my eternal home is.  I pray that the people who were killed know God, then they did not die in vain.

We are becoming a lawless country with everything becoming acceptable.  Our country was  based on Christian values, and the only country to ever be developed with those values.  Why do you think God has blessed us so long?  We became the country that was looked up to and if someone need help they would ask us.  Not no more.  We are pathetic with our trillion dollar debt and our weak military.  Our God given rights are being taken away.  Think of all the great things we have done!  We abolished slavery, gave women rights, have the freedom to vote, have a wonderful democratic repubic as our government.  You are free to worship and believe what you want with out being prosecuted.  Not any more as nation we have turned away from God, then we slap Him in the face by legalizing sin!  Gay marriages, corrupt politicians getting away with committing crimes, black mail from our government if we do not conform to letting boys and girls rooms in our schools you will lose funding, if you seek counseling for your child who suffers from transgender issues you can be thrown in jail and the counselor.  The FIRST Amendment is our freedom of religion, if you do not conform you will be sued.  Divorce rates are at their all time highest.  Terrorist are allowed to come into our country and we can not say Islamic terrorist for “fear” of being called a racist or bigot.  And the list goes on and on.

Proverbs 8:13 says, “If anyone respects and fears God, he will hate evil.  For wisdom hates pride, arrogance, corruption, and deceit of every kind.

My friends if you do not understand what is happening in our country and how it relates to the Bible you are in trouble.  The world has we know it will not last forever, and thank God for that!  Jesus will come back and He will reign!  We are living in the end times. There are two things that are going to happen.  Either this great America will have a revival and come back to our Christian roots and BELIEVE that GOD is in control or the end times will come and Jesus will take all of the believers to Heaven and you my dear friend will be left behind if you do not know our loving Lord.

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