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Discover the Book - September 23

  • 2012 Sep 23
  • COMMENTS
 

Listen to Jesus' Voice in His Word

How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him?
-Hebrews 2:3, emphasis added

For every one of Satan's spiritual flaws, God counters with a positive and powerful law. Therefore, He has four spiritual laws that destroy Satan's four spiritual flaws.

God's Four Spiritual Laws:

1.      Trust God's Word: Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven (Psalms 119:89). God's Word has never been proven to be in error scientifically, morally, or historically. God's Word is the only thing that you can stake your life on!

2.      Rest in God's goodness: Truly God is good . . . to such as are pure in heart (Psalms 73:1). God is indeed good, and He has revealed himself to be so. He always makes good decisions! He made you well; you are a beautiful work of art, created in Christ Jesus for good works (Ephesians 2:10). He made you for His glory, so never wonder why He has allowed something to happen in your life; trust His goodness and rest in that truth.

3.      Submit to God's authority: Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7). Resist Satan's lies; resist his desire to make you rebel, and he will flee from you.

4.      Follow God's plan: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). As soon as we head away from the Lord to follow after our own understanding, we are heading toward Satan's path. Satan always moves us away from God's Word, so we need to listen to the voice of Jesus in His Word!

Christ's voice in Revelation calls for action. The voice of Jesus calls out to His church for utter devotion. For example, the observance of the Lord's Table is an act of utter devotion to Christ. There we say, "We are partaking of Your body and Your blood. We are communing with You, and we are unable to live apart from You. We love You and we worship You!"

Up to the very end of God's Revelation, He is still offering salvation to all who will respond to Him. In the privacy of your will, you may say yes to Jesus Christ: Yes, He died in my place! Yes, He is the One who came to seek and save me, a lost sheep! Yes, He is my only hope and my sin is taken care of by His sacrifice. That is how simple salvation is.

Have you responded to Christ in faith yet?

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