Wednesday, September 5, 2012

HAVE YOU BEEN LISTENING TO THE LIES?

So, have you been listening to Satan's lies about your walk with Jesus? Have you been thinking you're unworthy, that you cannot worship God until you make everything perfect? I have good news for you. You already know Satan is a liar but I can prove to you that Jesus has made you clean, worthy to stand before Him and serve Him in faithfulness.

How are you made worthy? By Christ's sacrifice on the cross you are given every right to worship and serve the Lord.

"That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins" (Colossians 1:10-14).

The Greek rendering of this passage is: "The Father has made us fit, worthy, qualified in character — good enough to be partakers in the inheritance of the saints of light."

What Jesus did on the cross qualifies you for eternal inheritance. And if God has qualified you for eternal life, then He has made you strong in character. You could "sit down" from ministry for a month, a year, a whole lifetime trying to make yourself qualified for Him, working on your character in an effort to become good enough to be used of God. But you can never meet the criteria on your own.

Even if you were able to win victories over every wrong thing you have done, every wrong thought you have had, you still would not be qualified in God's sight. It is impossible. Why? Because God will not accept any righteousness except that of His own Son, Jesus Christ.

You cannot obtain the righteousness of Christ by working for it. The only way to obtain it is by believing and trusting God for it. It all happens by faith in what Jesus has done!