For All People
In today's devotional, I want to give you the seventh reason why the new covenant in Jesus is better than the old covenant. The old covenant was only for one nation—only one people—the Jews.
Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
Or, as one old preacher said, "He saves to the uttermost and to the guttermost."
That may sound crass, but it is true! Through Jesus Christ, God has made a way of salvation for every person, no matter your race, or what religion you were brought up in, or what you may have done in your life.
John 3:16 says,
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
That means no one has ever done anything so bad that it could make God stop loving them. I don't care where they have been, how dark their past has been, or how burdened down their conscience is today with guilt for the things they have done—no one will be cast out if they come to Him.
His blood has the power to wash anyone clean if they will come to God through Jesus. His sacrifice takes away the sin of the world, the burden of guilt, and the shame of sin. He can make anyone into a new person. Only the blood of Jesus can do that…only the blood of Jesus. Hallelujah!
The Advantage of the Holy Spirit
As a believer, the Holy Spirit is God inside you. He leads you to your destiny, teaches you, reminds you of truth, gives you peace, empowers you to win against the devil – and reveals Jesus through you.
Bayless Conley explores the nature and purpose of the Holy Spirit in his insightful message, The Advantage of the Holy Spirit. As you listen, you’ll see how to cut out the excess noise in your life so you can hear from God and be guided from within. You’ll also discover how to overcome worry and anxiety to have the quality of life God wants for you!
You can experience The Advantage of the Holy Spirit for yourself. We’ll send it to you on CD or DVD as a thank you for your generous donation to help Answers with Bayless Conley bring a living Jesus to our dying world.