Monday, April 19, 2010

Do You Accept His Proposal?

I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion.
I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord. Hosea 2:19-20

God wants to take you as His bride forever. He will be honest and faithful to you. He will show love and compassion toward you. His love for you is tender and sweet. You will be a bride dressed in white- there will be total forgiveness and restoration for you.

It doesn’t matter what you’ve done before or where you were. It doesn’t matter if you’ve loved other things before God, or even if you’ve sinned countless times- God still wants you to be His Bride.

…Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, so that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:25-27

Our Lord is so faithful- He will never turn His back on you. His love is so strong that it breaks all that binds you. He washes you clean Himself. Our Lord prepares you for your wedding day with Him through His Word. You will be radiant!

I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I betrothed you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her one husband.
2 Corinthians 11:2

God wants you all to Himself. He wants your heart pure for Him. Are you going to say “Yes” to God’s proposal? Will you say “I do” to Jesus?

Marriage signifies the union which exists between Christ and the Church. Accepting Jesus into your life creates the union between you and Christ.

Do you want to receive the love that the Lord has offered you? Do you take Jesus Christ as your Savior? Do you believe He has died for your sins and that He rose again as proof that He is God’s Son? Do you invite Him into your heart to live forever? Will you love Him, honor Him, cherish and keep Him above all others as long as you shall live?

Repeat after me:   I take You, Jesus, as my Savior. I thank you Lord for forgiving my sins. I know You died and rose again for me. I invite you to live in my heart and reign forever in my life.

Congratulations! You are now the bride of Christ! Jesus has entered into your heart and has saved your soul. You now have a place reserved for you in Heaven. You may walk and live with Christ for eternity.

Your Maker is your husband— the Lord Almighty is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. Isaiah 54:5

Now start living your life with Him!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I Want Us Together

I spoke for you before you were born. I spoke for you before the world began. I spoke for you again when I died on the cross. I called you.

Jesus prayed to our Heavenly Father about you specifically, the one He loves. He pleaded for your soul, your future, your safety, your life.

My plea is not for the world but for those you have given me because they belong to you. And all of them, since they are mine, belong to you; and you have given them back to me with everything else of yours, and so they are my glory! Now I am leaving the world, and leaving them behind, and coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your own care, all those you have given me, so that they will be united just as we are, with none missing … I'm not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from Satan’s power. They are not part of this world any more than I am. Make them pure and holy through teaching them your words of truth. … I am not praying for these alone but also for the future believers who will come to me because of the testimony of these. John 17:9-11, 15-17, 24 LVB

Jesus’ heart is that you come to know Him and live with Him eternally. The very reason Jesus died was to save you from Hell. He died in hopes that you would accept Him as your Savior and live. Jesus has called you by name. Hear His voice. You are His. Receive His love.

This is an excerpt from our new book  "Because, I Love You".