September 13, 2018: SOAP #3206:  Ezekiel 33-35; Revelation 18 Scripture:  Ezekiel (NIV) 33:18 If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, he will die for it. 19 And if a wicked man turns away from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he will live by doing so. Observation:   God […]

September 13, 2018: SOAP #3206:  Ezekiel 33-35; Revelation 18

Scripture:  Ezekiel (NIV) 33:18 If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, he will die for it.
19 And if a wicked man turns away from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he will live by doing so.

Observation:   God is faithful to give warnings.   I cannot live a life of selfishness and pride and expect God to give me His blessings.   Sin is sin and has always been sin.   God judges sin.   Just consider what it cost Jesus to pay for freeing us from sin.   Jesus did not die so that we could ask Him to live in our life and then continue to sin!

Application:   Thank the Lord he allows U-turns.   I do not need to follow a path of sin to destruction.   God so loved me that He send His one and only Son to die for my sins!     When I accept his forgiveness and make Him my Lord, He sends His Holy Spirit to live inside me and help me to overcome sin!     It is important for me to allow the Holy Spirit to teach me how to live.

Prayer:      Heavenly Father, you have provided twice for me.   You provided your Son, Jesus to die as the payment for my sins.   AND you provided your Holy Spirit to live within me to enable me to do what pleases you and to resist temptation.   You knew me, and You knew what I needed.   You thought of everything!   Aman

Pastor Leon
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