The Scripture says in Psalm 3:8, “Salvation belongs on to the Lord.” The Lord wants you to be saved. The Scripture says, God is not willing that anyone should perish but that everyone would come to repentance.
The Lord would like your family members to be saved, and he wants your entire household to be saved. It’s so important to tell others about Jesus. Psalm 106:8 says, “Nevertheless he saved them for his namesake.” Jesus also said in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which is lost.”
When you talk to your family and friends about salvation, it’s important to remind them that it is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed cuss his compassions fail not, they are new every morning. Great is his faithfulness. Sometimes people think that they have to do something to be saved, or they think perhaps they are not “good enough.” But the Bible says it’s not based on our righteousness but the righteousness of the Lord.
The word of God reminds us in the book of Titus 3:5, “Not by works of righteousness that we have done but according to his mercy he saved us.” So we have Scripture after Scripture that reminds us the Lord is doing the work.
All you have to do is believe. All your family members must do is believe. Here is what the Bible says from the book of Ephesians 2:8. “For by grace are you saved through faith AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES: it is the gift of God lest anyone should boast.” The Bible goes on to say “for we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works.”
So salvation does belong to the Lord. Tell your family and your friends about the Lord. Even if they have been told before, don’t forget to tell them again. You never know when the Spirit of the Lord is going to be moving. God is constantly working with people behind-the-scenes. Because the Scripture says, God is not willing that anyone should perish.
The Lord wants us to have compassion on others. Do not be selfish, but have compassion for others. Jesus said in John 13:34, “I give you a new commandment. That you love one another as I love you, that you would also love one another.” The Bible says we should care one for another. In the book of Ephesians, you will find one of my favorite scriptures from the book of Ephesians 4. It tells us to be kind one to another.
Yes, the Bible says be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake have forgiven you. So be compassionate one to another. We should show kindness to our family and friends. The Bible says when you see someone with the need you should take care for that need. Proverbs 17:17 says, a friend will love at all times, and the brother is born for adversity.
What does that mean? Well that simply means, when you get into trouble you need others to help you in the time of adversity. If you have friends, they can help you to get out of the struggles. In like manner, when you help others, God will help you. The Scripture says in the book of Ephesians 6:8, “whatsoever good thing any man does, the same will he received of the Lord, and it does not matter if he is a bondman or if he is free.”
The Lord can get the blessing to you. Whatever you do for others will come back to you. The Scripture says, cast your bread upon the waters and after many days it will come back to you. That’s from the book of Ecclesiastes. Did you catch that? After many days it will come back to you.
It will not go to someone else, but the blessing will come back to…You. That is what compassion is all about. Helping others and then when you need help, the Lord will be a blessing to you. Remember the Bible says if you give it will be given unto you. It will not go to somebody else, it will not miss you, but it will go to you.
Be kind and compassionate one to another. Just like the Bible says.
There are special privileges for the children of God. That’s right. There are “special privileges” for the children of the Lord.
What do I mean by that? Well, the Scripture says: blessed be the God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. You have spiritual blessings that are coming to you. I like to say, there are blessings up in heaven with your name on it. I see it as little boxes with the blessings for you and for your family. Your name is on those boxes. There are blessings in store just for you.
The Scripture also says God will listen to your prayers. The Lord says if any two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my father who is in heaven. Do you believe that? It is the word of God and it is true. Do you see the special privileges you have in the kingdom?
Jesus said, it is your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. God is not trying to withhold anything from you. No good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly. You are his child and he loves you. The word of God says, “This is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us and we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have desired of him.” First John 5:14
It’s important to remember that the Lord loves you very much. You are special to the Lord. The Bible actually says, you are “the apple of his eye.” It also says in the book of Zephaniah, that the Lord will dance over you with singing. All of these things are true. The Lord loves you. You are special. And he has blessing stored up in heaven just for you.
So remember today, when you think that nothing is going your way, don’t forget you are a child of the king. You are a “Kings Kid.” Be sure to listen to the message this morning. I know it will be a blessing to your soul.
The Lord does not want you to be stressed out. Stop and think about it. Jesus is just, and he is kind and fair. The father will say to Jesus, gather your children. He will not do this until every man has had the opportunity to know Jesus and to be able to be blessed and to be able to receive the truth of the knowledge of Jesus and you can have the victory on every side.
And those that have rejected him, they will get a glimpse of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but then they will be thrown into the outer darkness. People will be weeping and wailing and gnashing their teeth. People say they want to go with their friends into hell. But in hell, you won’t have any friends. You know, you cannot have any friends in hell. You will be so burdened, and you will be so hot with the fire that never is quenched. Your tongue will hang out for the lack of water. So you do not want to go to hell.
Today is the day of salvation. Today is the day for us to fall on our knees and lift our hands to Jesus and say, Jesus, I love you and I want to serve you and live in my heart and ask him to forgive you. Those things of the past will be thrown into the sea of forgetfulness that your life will have a brand-new meaning. Like I say, we don’t go where we used to go. We have no desire to go to those old places anymore.
The pride of life, the lust of the flesh, all of these all things will be gone out of our lives. These things have been broken and cursed and they are bound into the outer darkness, I command you devil-don’t walk-but run to the bottomless pit. And when you get there, I command you to stay there. Praise the Lamb of God.
I thank the Lord for the book of Luke this morning, and it says-and those who are accounted worthy of the resurrection of the dead, they are not given in marriage in heaven.
There is a heaven to gain, and a hell to shun. We want to go to heaven to be with Jesus.
This morning, I want to encourage you that the Lord will guide you and he will lead you. The Scripture is filled with the Bible verses on the leading of the Lord. For instance, the Scripture says if you lack wisdom, God will give to you generously, and he will not discipline you, but he will give you wisdom. That is James 1:5.
Do you need wisdom for guidance? The Lord will guide you and lead you.
The Scripture says in Psalm 25:9… The Lord will guide the meek in judgment and the meek he will teaches ways. In Psalm 78:52, the Bible also says, He will guide you with his counsel, and afterward he will receive you to glory.
Perhaps you are facing a challenge today and you don’t know where to go and you don’t know what to do. You cannot open the Bible and find out if you’re supposed to go to… let’s say Wisconsin or Idaho. But you can be led by the Spirit. The Spirit will lead you and He will guide you. In Psalm 31:3 the Bible says, “You are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your namesake lead me and guide me.”
The Lord will do just that for you. He will lead you and he will direct you. Maybe you are in a relationship and you don’t know if you should stay in that relationship. The Scripture says, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart; and do not lean on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him, and he will direct your paths.”
So you see, you can turn to many places in the Bible and you can receive guidance and instruction. I encourage you this morning to get into the word of God and find those promises that apply to your life. Now here is a beautiful Scripture from Isaiah 30:21, “And you will hear a word behind you saying, This is the way, walk in it, and when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left”
Be listening for the voice of the spirit and he will lead you down the right road.