Sunday, April 16, 2017

It's Easter and God's purpose won't fail. One day.. end? Nope!

He will never end.
His plan won’t. The truth won’t, eternity won’t, He won’t.. His Person 100% alive… won’t!
Christ can’t be stopped! Left that grave behind. Death is destroyed.
So many people here like calling all the shots – won’t give up chasin’ brief pleasures and what they want that’s of far lesser worth. Existing in vain. Sad! I was there before.

“Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’” John 3:7 (while you’re at it.. read all of John in the Bible just to be edified and for the context)

Christ is alive! Are you alive?.. don’t mean just existing. You can be fully alive today. In a moment!
No worries, God is not like United Airlines.. overbooking trying to get bucks, or kickin’ people out. Draggin' out the door. He won’t cast any away. Come, humbly turn.. to Jesus in faith.
What happend at the Cross and at that empty tomb?
A lot! Redemption happened. Jesus was murdered. A buy-back took place. A physical death and a physical Resurrection. For you! 
You ain’t really your own at all. No, no.. “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 
“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Psalm 24:1

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13

God's Word is the only reliable guideline for living here. May I ask.. do you prayerfully spend time in the Bible?.. that's where the true story of Easter is found. Following your heart, without the leading of the Father's living Word, (Jesus or His Holy Spirit), that will only lead you to His judgement. Who wants that? And never judge Christianity by the imperfect examples that we have seen in history. Some were merely religious and lost and some were not. But judge it by Jesus Christ. Not one sin did He do. 

It should have been me.... between those two thieves. Am blessed more than I deserve really. 

Was out on my board next to a 4A surfer friend named Randy Ziglar this time of year.. and he shared the Gospel with me while we were out surfin' there in SoCal. Seeds were planted in my hard heart. Met the Lord that year -- in '77. Asked and was forgiven of all my wrongdoin's (sins) by the Lord. Didn't know my Dana Hills High School Football coach, Randy, was also the Saturday evening evangelist at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa too. That was where the Jesus' Movement was really breaking out. He knew his stuff and gave it to me straight. He lived it before me. The Lord used Randy in my life and He can bless and use you as well. Stoked-out after than, far more than before.  
“God often goes to the gutter to find the recipient for His grace. He lifts him out, washes him and transforms him - making him into a child of God fit for His kingdom. That is God’s grace.” ~ Chuck Smith
"Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking God uses only 'special' people the strong, the intelligent, the beautiful. We don't think He has a place for the rest of us. We are so wrong!" ~ Chuck Smith
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