Come all unto Christ, and He will give You rest.

12 Jan


Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

It is always and extreme blessing to know that Jesus Christ is not so distant from Us, that in times of need He can comfort Us in all Our trials and tribulations. The scripture above lays the foundation of the Christian Faith by Our Lord, if We read between the lines of just what Jesus was saying. Christ states “Come unto Me,” which is Jesus revealing that He is the only way to Salvation and to be made right in the eyes of God. “All ye that labour and are heavy laden,” which refers to those unsaved who are trying to find comfort in anything other than Jesus Christ and His perfect sacrifice. Only to be met with heartache and rejection.

“I will give you rest,” is speaking of the access unto Salvation and favor by God, with placing ones Faith in His perfect sacrifice. “Take My yoke upon you,” is denying Yourself of Your own willpower to be all in total submission unto God (Luke 9:23). Then Jesus states, “And learn of Me.” This process is learning of just what the Crucifixion means to the Believer, which can be read in (Romans 6:3-5). “For I am meek and lowly in heart,” is Jesus saying that He is all understanding in each and every of Our situations. “And ye will shall find rest unto your souls,” the rest for anyone can come only by Faith in Christ and His perfect sacrifice for all sin.

“For my yoke is easy, and My burden is light,” is Jesus stating that their is little required of Us except that we believe that by simply placing Our Faith in the Cross of Christ, is sufficient enough. Faith that Our sin debt has been paid and that we no longer are held captive unto it is all that is needed. Truly believe that You are now dead to sin and that the Cross affects Your life in every way for the good, is the true rest that all Mankind needs. Shalom…


Presenting Ourselves as a Living Sacrifice for Christ…

30 Dec


Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV), “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

The term “a living sacrifice,” is really underrated in today’s Christian world, where the godly and ungodly are beginning to intermingle. In our repentance from sin and turning to Christ for a new life, we at times forget just what exactly we are being held accountable for in this new life. The Bible states in Colossians 3:3 (NKJV), “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” In the same way that Jesus died for our sins we are to die to the needs and the wants of our old self. In Jesus we are to begin to think with a new mindset, one totally focused on having a godly perspective of bringing the Kingdom of God to Earth for His spirit to dwell. This means not partaking in the things of this world where sin is becoming more prevalent and normal for people to partake in rather than to focus on biblical teachings. In short, we showcase the Gospel of salvation and just how believing in the Son of God can transform anyone’s life to begin anew. The term Holy in Romans 12:1-2 means to be set apart different from everyone else to display holiness and goodness to the unsaved. This is mainly displayed through grace and mercy. We were are sinners at sometime in our lives and the light of God was shown to us, and called us out of darkness. These characteristics make us acceptable unto God and enables the Holy Spirit to flow through many to cause repentance from the sin nature we inherited from Adam in Eve. As a living sacrifice we complete the good news of the departed Savior. In spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the four corners of the world and then the Lord will return. Matthew 24:14 (NKJV), “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Through the Assembly of the Saints, we set the example and preach the good news of Christ sacrifice to the world. Allowing the Kingdom of God to be shown through us, and one day usher in the return of our Savior Jesus Christ. Shalom…