Help Save a Brother

Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.(Romans 11:13-14)
In the past two days we saw that God reconciled us back to Himself by Christ and He set some conditions, and we saw some of them. Today we’ll look at one more condition that He set.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20)

We are instructed by Christ to spread the Gospel, win souls, and teach them the Word. Yes, not all of us can go out to preach, but wherever you are make sure there is someone you are praying for to give their life to Christ, make sure there’s a person you are sharing the word of God with, make sure there’s a brother/sister you are helping to get strong in the Lord.

For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.(1 Corinthians 9:19-23)

As a child of God there mustn’t be any person you don’t talk to, unless the person has decided not to talk to you. Yes you can’t go to clubs, but that doesn’t mean you should let those who are going perish. You need to find a place where you will not be at risk of backsliding and share the word and the love of Christ with them, whether it be a lair, a fornicator, a drunkard, a gossiper, a homosexual, a thief, a prostitute, an atheist, or any kind of sinner, they all need Christ and need to hear and see His love. We just can’t force them to accept Him.

And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.(1 Corinthians 9:23)

As children of God we need to be down to earth because are called to save the world, and there is you no way you can save people from a place you don’t understand. This is one of the reasons God had to come to earth as a human being and live like a human being, and this makes living a pure and righteous life possible because Christ showed us it can be done by doing it Himself.

If you are reading this and you want to receive Christ in your life or you want to return to Him, say this prayer. Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the son of God and you came to die for my sins, wash me with your precious blood. Bring me back to you, from today I’m yours, I’m born again. Amen.

Since Christ saved you, make it a point that He saves more people through you by showing your neighbours His love.

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One with Christ

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.(Romans 6:4)

In yesterday’s teaching we discovered that God reconciled us back to Himself by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And also that the first condition of our reconciliation with Him is that our salvation is by His standards and the first one that any sin can be forgiven.

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.(Galatians 2:20)

The life that we live as born again children of God doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to Christ, hence it should be lived for His pleasure. Anything and everything we do with our body’s must make Him glad. The body of Christ took the punishment that was ment for our bodies, and since He died our deaths and we are living His life, He has all the right in Heaven and on earth to tell us what we should do or not do with our bodies. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.(Romans 12:1).

Also being one with Christ means that we must portray Him everywhere we go. People must see Him in you, whether in your words or actions. This is why there are certain things that are inappropriate for Christians to say or do, because those words or actions can cause someone to fall into sin. But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. Let not then your good be evil spoken of:(Romans 14:15-16).

Today we live in a world filled with “I don’t care what anybody thinks” type of people, and this is not what the Bible teaches us. The Bible teaches us to love our neighbours and we shouldn’t do anything that might negatively affect the faith of anyone. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.(Matthew 22:39), Let not then your good be evil spoken of:(Romans 14:16).

It is pride and selfish that causes a person to do things and not care how it affects other people, it is better not to do something that will have a negative impact on a person’s faith in God, irrespective of whether it is good or bad. Nothing you do should hinder the love of Christ that God is using you to portray.

Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.(1 Timothy 1:16).

Tomorrow God willing, we’ll look at one more condition that God has set for us. But if you are reading this and you want to receive Christ in your life or you want to return to Him, say this prayer. Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the son of God and you came to die for my sins, wash me with your precious blood. Bring me back to you, from today I’m yours, I’m born again. Amen.

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The Cross of reconciliation

And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.(2 Corinthians 5:15)

Ladies and gentlemen I want us to look at our reconciliation with God through the crucifixion of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. A few years ago I came across a video which stated that Christians shouldn’t wear a cross because it represents the killing(death) of our Saviour and it insinuated that we(Christians) should be saddened by the death and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The truth of the matter is, that day is the most glorious day ever and it should be celebrated by anyone who is born again, if Jesus hadn’t died on the cross that day we would not be reconciled with God, our sins will still have power over us.

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.(Romans 5:10)

When God reconciled us to Himself, it is according to His conditions, meaning that salvation is strictly according to the process and standards set by God and nobody else. This also means that the only way to live and serve him is by the standards He has set in His Word and by His grace.

This creates a problem for many because they want to justify themselves by their thoughts and ideas. This is why people will lie, smoke, gossip, and do all kinds of evil while still believing that God is happy with them. This is one of the reasons why the Bible says that every person is good in his/her eyes. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.(Proverbs 21:2).

God reconciled us with Himself out of His love and set His own T’s and C’s. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.(John 3:16).

The first condition that God has set for our reconciliation with Him, is that any sin can be forgiven no matter how “big” or “small”, For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.(John 3:17-18).

If you are willing to forsake all and receive Him into your life, He is more than ready and happy to come into your life, He will lead you into greatness and He will give you everlasting life and riches. All you need to do is give Him control over your life. And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.(Luke 9:23-24).

Another condition of our reconciliation with Him is that we are one with Christ. In order not to make this teaching long, I’ll continue sharing on this topic tomorrow. But if you are reading this and you want to receive Christ in your life or you want to return to Him, say this prayer. Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the son of God and you came to die for my sins, wash me with your precious blood. Bring me back to you, from today I’m yours, I’m born again. Amen.

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