Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Valentines: it's probably considered one of the most cliche days of the year but I love everything about Valentine's day. I love it because while the media proclaims their meaning of love, love is so much more amazing than they know!

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We can only know how amazing God's love is by looking through the lens of His law - the 10 Commandments. The 10 Commandments was not merely a moral code for the Israelites to live by but rather it was given to them as a mirror to look into and realize their need for a Savior - to look to the coming Messiah for salvation.

Romans 7:7 says, "I would not have known sin but by the Law" and the "Law was our school master bringing us to Christ." Galations 3:24

You see we broke God's law, the Ten Commandments, and we didn't just break them, we failed to even come close to even keeping just one. Let's take a look: Have you ever lied? Ever stolen? OR Loved and folllowed God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength? How about looked with lust? Jesus said that if we even look with lust, we are guilty of committing adultery in our hearts. How did you do? I failed completely.

God is love, but He is also Just; therefore, the message of God's love is this: we deserve God's wrath for breaking His Holy and Just Law, but He stepped in, Jesus Christ, and paid our fine - the punishment that we deserve - He took our sin upon the Cross and He traded our sin for His righteousness so on the day of Judgement when we stand before Him that means, you can be declared not guilty! Amazing right?

God's love is this, when we repent - turn completely away from our sin - He no longer see's us as criminals but through the filter of Jesus Christ's perfect righteousness. What an amazing Love! We are the worst of criminals, just in our thought life, not to mention deeds, and He places His love and righteousness on us when we repent and turn to Him - turning our backs on the sin of this world, putting our entire faith and trust in Him alone for salvation. He grants us eternal life through Jesus Christ, saving us from the wrath to come for: "It is appointed man once to die then judgement" Hebrews 9:27.

My friend, don't settle for the kind of love the world offers, God's free gift of Love is an eternal Love, one that can never be bought and will never grow cold.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23

Does God's Love abide on you? Why wait another moment, another day...for "today is the day of salvation." 2 Corinthians 6:2

Have further questions or need prayer? email me at joyofoursalvation@gmail.com

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