Sunday, February 04, 2018

HOPE IN THE MIDST OF HOPELESSNESS

'Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.' - Luke 23 vs 42

Hello Dearly Beloved in the LORD JESUS. Be Blessed and Lifted in your Heart by this piece of words coming to you right now. GOD Bless You.

This Revelation came into my Spirit, and got me pondering on the Grace of GOD which shows up even at the last phase of man's hope. Our opening passage is the story of the man who was condemned to death for the reason of been a thief according to their judgment. Now this man and another was hung on their individual crosses side by side the LORD who hung on the Cross for us. Praise GOD! Thank You FATHER. AMEN. Now, think about this, that was the last point of that man's hope, imagine been condemned to death for sin. Please allow me to open your mind by the Spirit of GOD. One; when one is condemned to death for sin, He looses hope of continual existence on Earth, and is faced with the grief and anxiety of death, fully knowing in His Heart that He's gonna find Himself in another place which He is not sure about. Two; satan plays in the mind of that person his sins, and gives to Him a picture of uncertainty about His eternal placement, and that on it's own is trauma; this person holds such a height of fear before he finally dies. Ooo, if you would reason (meditate) with me on this that I have just emphasized, you will come to an understanding of what a Saviour JESUS is. - Selah

Now this man, one of the men who hung on the cross side by side JESUS cried out as we see in our opening passage. Let's see this;


42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” - Luke 23 vs 42 - 43 {KING JAMES VERSION}

And at that last point of hope, He got it! Glory to GOD! AMEN. What a death that man died; He didn't die in grief, no, He didn't die with fear, knowing that He has been Justified by the LORD. You see, because He knew that JESUS was GOD, He knew that JESUS was the Messiah, the Saviour of the world, He knew that, and He cried out to the LORD to Save Him, and He was Saved! O Praise GOD! Hallelujah!

'But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”' - Luke 23 vs 40 {KJV}


You see this, this tells us that the man recognized JESUS as the Son of GOD, and depended on HIM for Salvation; and that's what He got!

Hello Beloved, permit me to say this, there are persons who say that when a sinner repents and Believes in the LORD JESUS on His death bed, that such repentance would not be accepted by the LORD. Uhmmm, well, that's not true because this story/event we've just seen reveals how far the Mercies of GOD can go for a man. They say, He must repent and live the life of a repented person first before His repentance is accepted by the LORD. But I want you to know that Salvation comes only by Faith in JESUS only! Nothing added! Nothing extra! Nothing more should be added to that process which is by Believing in the Son of GOD only. - Selah

Beloved, I don't know where you are now, speaking of the state of your Heart and the state of your mind; I don't know what's condemning you before the LORD, I don't know why you feel so condemned that you feel literally disconnected from GOD. But if you will admit sincerely before the LORD that you have sinned, and open it all up before HIM and say like that man in Luke 18 vs 13, 'GOD be merciful to me a sinner'. I tell you, you will be Lifted by the LORD, and you will be so Lifted and filled with Peace that you will not even know that such feelings and pains ever happened to you.

13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. - Luke 18 vs 13 - 14 {KING JAMES VERSION}

Also note this one thing, the man at the cross did not hide that He was a sinner or tried to justify Himself before the LORD, no! He simply cried out to be Saved knowing that the One right there with Him was the SAVIOUR. 'When JESUS is around, nothing else matters, not even your sins.' Call on HIM Today!

GOD Bless You.
- Jenning U. Angel

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