~1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
How wonderful our God is! Praise His Holy Name!!! How thankful I am that He saved my wicked soul and now I have that assurance that I will be in Heaven the moment that my eyes close in death!!
God’s mercy endures forever! There is no end to His mercy! In fact, this is so important that God saw fit to record it forty-three verses in the Old Testament alone! I found it interesting that it was not recorded in the New Testament. Why? Because God’s mercy was shown through Christ and His word on the cross. Mercy arrived nearly 2010 years ago as a baby! Praise His Holy Name!!! That same baby lived a sinless life and went to the cross to die for our sins! On the third day, He rose again according to the Scriptures and now reigns with the Father.
This is the blessed Gospel and it is to be shared with all. This Gospel, found in God’s Word, will endure forever. There is no compromising – no changing – no multiple paths. It is plain and simple. It is all about Christ and no one else – no other way.
~1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
When we stand before God, our friends and family won’t be the ones that will pass judgment. It is God and God alone. If the blessed Gospel of Jesus Christ has not been accepted, our eternal fate will have us separated from God and Heaven for all eternity. That was the purpose of His coming! That is the peace that the Christmas celebration is all about.
Piece it together, my friend. Allow the blessed Gospel of Jesus Christ and the salvation that He died for become a part of your life today! Although gifts are given to one another at Christmas time, God’s gift is what should be focused upon at Christmas. Four times is this gift spoken of in the New Testament :
~John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
~Act 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
~Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
~Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Salvation is our wonderful gift from a merciful God! He knew it would be impossible for us to be good enough to enter into His presence. He left Heaven just for us! He died just for us! He paid the penalty of death just for us! He is a gift to us! He came to earth and we celebrate His coming for a reason. Don’t miss the message this Christmas season.
Jesus is truly the reason for the season!