Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Come As You Are

It Is Written 2 Timothy 1:9, the power of God who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.
You have probably heard this phrase before. It is used by preachers, friends, and even relatives. The whole idea behind it is simple. Whenever you are invited, don't worry about how you were dressed, just come. No restrictions to stop you from coming.
God issues an invitation to us too. His invitation is something different though. God loves us and wants us to come to Him. God sends everyone that same invitation, come as you are.
Put simply, God has no favorites. When He says, come as you are, He is saying you don't have to earn salvation. Jesus died and rose again to give you that. Just accept what He did, and come.
Many people think they have sinned so much, and did so many horrible things, that they can't be forgiven. Guess what. We were all sinners, but what Jesus did for us, erased all of those sins. It is like they never happened. You are free to accept.
Some denominations feel that they area the only way to heaven. When God says, come as you are, he includes all people of every denomination, faith, color, race. We are all His children, and He loves us all. The invitation is to accept Jesus and what He did, repent, and invite Him into your heart.
So you see, it really is that simple. God is probably the only one, that says come as you are, and really means it no matter what your condition. Praise the Lord.
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You

Amen