Sunday, November 29, 2009

Guard Yourself from moving away from the Gospel

“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight: if ye continue in the flesh grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel.” Colossians 1:21-23

• We are reconciled to God only through Christ’s death

• We are presented “holy” and “spotless” only when we belong to Christ

Thank God our reconciliation and regeneration is not dependent in any way upon our own works, any rituals, or any mystical experiences. Only Christ in us can save us and transform us into His likeness.

As you worship Him today, keep in mind that we do not lack one thing, nor do we need to generate any extra-sensory experiences in order to enter the presence of the living God. We are welcome to come boldly into the presence of God because of the shed blood of Christ which fully reconciles us to God, the Father!

STOP! Don’t move one inch toward experience, mysticism, new age experience, or any ritualistic forms of worship or you may find yourself moving away from the hope of the gospel.

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