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Christian blogger, KJV Bible apologist, legal researcher, teacher, learner, family man, writer, entrepreneur, born Jamaican, son of the soil, traveler... it's complicated. "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence." 1 Corinthians 1:25-29 (KJV)

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"I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works." ~ Psalm 9:1 (KJV). This blog contains and explains the truth of God's Word. The Epignosis of the Word of God is what every servant of God must teach.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The most important RESOLUTION ever!!!

With December 25, 2011 slowly fading and January 1, 2012 fast approaching, many people will take down the lights, disassemble the tree, put away the decorations and look forward to the dropping of the ball in Times Square and the fireworks everywhere else.

Some will start thinking about their resolutions for the New Year. Some will resolve to give up smoking, others alcohol, and some to change diets and attitudes. Some people will make two and three resolutions yet some will make none.

Consider this, "what is the most important resolution anyone can make"?

The answer is to CHOOSE LIFE! Let me explain.

The most important CHOICE you can make in this life will determine where you’ll spend eternity. When you make that choice you’re not only prepared to live but to live abundantly as well.

Choosing true life means choosing to follow God's son JESUS CHRIST and choosing to do so wholeheartedly, in complete obedience, without compromise. THIS APPLIES TO THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW CHRIST AND THOSE WHO DO.

The Holy Bible says that no one is righteous and all have sinned.

"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:10 and 3:23 KJV

The penalty for sin is death but choosing to follow Christ takes away death, the penalty for sin, and replaces it with eternal life.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23 KJV

God loved you so much that He sent His son to die for you in order to save you from death and give you eternal life.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 KJV

Believing in Christ grants you eternal life. The Holy Bible makes it so simple. If you say with your mouth that "Jesus is Lord" and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you are saved from (death) eternal separation from God.

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." Romans 10:9-11 KJV

Just in case you were wondering, "What will people think or say when I do this?" the Holy Bible also gives you the ASSURANCE that you will NOT be ashamed as a consequence for believing. Read the last sentence in the scripture above again.

The most important RESOLUTION for the non-Christian is to choose to follow Jesus Christ.

There is a type of "Christian" that the Holy Bible calls "CARNAL". Whoa! Yes, it's in there.

"For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?" 1 Corinthians 3:3 KJV

In this scripture, the Apostle Paul wrote to Christians at Corinth. They were born again believers but were living in envy, strife and division. He said he had to speak to them as if they were babies and not as if they were mature. He referred to them as being CARNAL.

He used the Greek word SARKIKOS (Strong's G4559), pronounced sär-kē-ko's for CARNAL. In this scripture it refers to those persons who are controlled by mere human nature and not by the Spirit of God. It also refers to being a weak depraved human.

It is either Christians are led by the Holy Spirit or they are led by their own CARNAL nature. If a Christian is led by the CARNAL nature then it is as a result of disobedience and compromise.

The most important RESOLUTION for the Christian is to resolve to be obedient to the Word of God without compromise.

Let NOW be the time when YOU choose the single most important resolution ever. God Bless You!

1 comment:

Connie in Japan said...

Amen! Good post. The way the world is spinning towards eternity... We all had best evaluate ourselves in honesty and truth... Time is fast approaching when it will be too late to do that.