February 28, 2020.
Every word in the Bible is “God-breathed“ for you and me
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.” Romans 5:19-20 NKJV
God created man in His own image and put him in the Garden of Eden. Soon, God made a mate for the first man, Adam. Her name was Eve.
The third chapter of Genesis unveils the temptation and fall of man. The devil, in the form of a serpent, approached Eve. The trap had been set. “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.” Genesis 3:6 NKJV
Giving in to the devil’s temptation by the first man and the first woman allowed sin into the world from that day forward. Every person from then on was born in sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 NKJV
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NKJV
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV declares: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
The Word of God reveals Jesus Christ as “the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” Revelation 22:13 NKJV
The book “Wisdom for Each Day by Billy Graham” says, “The central message of the Bible is Jesus Christ. In Genesis, Jesus is the Seed of the Woman. In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb. In Leviticus, He is the atoning Sacrifice. In Numbers, the Smitten Rock. In Deuteronomy, the Prophet. In Joshua, the Captain of the Lord’s hosts. In Judges, the Deliverer. In Ruth, the Heavenly Kinsman. In the six book of Kings, the Promised King. In Nehemiah, the Restorer of the nation. In Esther, the Advocate. In Job, my Redeemer. In Psalms, my Strength. In Proverbs, my Pattern. In Ecclesiastes, my Goal. In the Song of Solomon, my Satisfier. In the Prophets, the Coming Prince of Peace. In the Gospels, He is the Christ who came to seek and to save. In Acts, He is Christ risen. In the epistles, He is Christ exalted. In Revelation, He is Christ returning and reigning. The message of the Bible is the story of salvation through Jesus – and the whole world needs to know this story. Whom will you tell today?”
Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that who believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 NKJV, sometimes called “the Gospel in a nutshell.”
Because the Bible is total truth, when we read and head the story of redemption, praying consistently for ourselves and those for whom we are concerned, it is a privilege and responsibility to share God’s good news. The answer to the soul-searching question, “What must I do to be saved?” is clear and concise: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Jesus said, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to sent out laborers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38 NKJV
Will you join the harvest and “do the work of an evangelist?” Tell everyone you can: “Admit you have sinned. Turn to Jesus from your sins, believe that Christ lived perfectly, being born of a virgin, was tempted but never yielded. He was betrayed, tried, beaten, and crucified, and He died for our sins on the cross. He was buried, and three days later He rose from the grave. Jesus is alive!
“Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.” Romans 5:18 NKJV
Eternal life is available now to everyone who will “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Again, “Whom will you tell today?”