For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.” Romans 14:8
This life is but a vapor. Whether you are a Born Again Believer or not, you are just passing through this world. The mortal tent of which we live is decaying. It’s aches and pains are the result of sin. I don’t necessarily mean “our” sin, even though that may indeed be the case, but the result of the Fall of Man which caused all to be born with a sin nature in a fallen world.
The difference in the Believer and the non-believer; the Regenerated and the unregenerate, is that we have been born of the Spirit of God when we chose to believe and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. We are now spiritually alive unto God. The Holy Spirit bears witness to our spirit. His Word is revealed unto us by His Spirit not by our intellect.
Yes, we too are just passing through but we are passing through with a peace beyond all understanding. We know in Whom we have believed and we are persuaded that He is able to keep that which we have committed unto Him.
At Calvary, Jesus Christ paid the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and broke the power of sin for the believing Saint. Trusting in Jesus’ Redeeming Work, the weight of sin is laid waste by the power of the Holy Spirit. We now know what we didn’t know as the yoke of sin is removed and His Yoke is so freely given.
There are times the peace of God may seem uncomfortable for the carnally minded. Our intellect fights against the rest offered at the door of Calvary and entices us to do our part. As we wrestle with our flesh, we must purposefully decide to deny ourselves, pick up our cross and follow Jesus.
In the midst of it all, Jesus Christ remains the same. He was and is and will forever be the only answer we need. He knows our beginning and our end.
Sadly there are those who travel through this life not knowing the peace of God. Their life is ruled by fear. Their final destination is a devil’s hell if they don’t accept the finished work of Jesus Christ as the Sacrifice for their own sin sick life. The Sin Offering is at the door. He is knocking on the door of many hearts that have been hardened by this fallen world.
Today is the day of Salvation. We never know the day nor the hour that the Lord is going to demand of us our soul. Where will you spend eternity? We all must willing choose to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and as our Saviour. Choose this day in Whom you will serve. Jesus came to die for whosoever will believe. His death paid the penalty of sin on behalf of the believing sinner. He’s standing at the door. Seek Him while He may be found.
-Donna Clark Warren

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