GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE

INTRODUCTION

The gift of eternal life is available to those who have yet to claim such a promise.  Below is a scripture that bears out God's love towards those who have yet to receive His overflowing love towards them:

  Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near:  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return (or turn) to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him; for he will abundantly pardon (Isaiah 55:6-7) 

GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE
GRAVITY IN THE HOUR IN WHICH WE LIVE

There is gravity in the hour in which we live; a time that many have distanced themselves from God and His greatest gift to mankind.  God gave of His only Son (Jesus Christ) to die on the cross of Calvary that one might have salvation from the curse of sin placed upon mankind in the Garden of Eden.  Jesus bore in His body the punishment due us for our sin; in so doing He satisfied God's just demand that sin be punished.

The penalty of sin is death.  Those who die in their sin (in an unsaved state) will have to face a "second death" mentioned in the Scriptures as a "lake of fire" (Revelation 20:15).  The only escape from this second death is to receive the gift of eternal life in the personage of Jesus Christ.  Scripture reveals:  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

MANY HAVE FAILED TO RECEIVE

We live in a time that there are many distractions that would attempt to offset the hand of a loving God towards a lost and dying world.  Many have failed to receive God's gift of eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ.  Jesus' love toward you outweighed the agony of the cross of Calvary, of the stripes that He bore for our healing, and the shedding of His blood, for the remission of our sins, that we might have life and have it more abundantly.

Salvation is the most common biblical expression used to identify the change in people's lives; when by faith, one has received the benefit of Jesus' death and resurrection.  He died, and was buried, but on the third day arose from that grave to be on the right hand of His Heavenly Father that He might be an intercessor for you and I!  The gift of eternal life is illustrated many times in God's Word as a result of the salvation of one's soul through Jesus Christ.

GOD'S IMPENDING JUDGMENT

Scripture speaks of the ungodly who have turned the grace God into lasciviousness and deny the only God, and Savior Jesus Christ (Jude 1:4).  Let us pray that such will come to the acknowledgment of God's mercy before it is too late.

The second death mentioned earlier as the " lake of fire" is a reality and one needs to allow the grace of God to come into focus to outweigh entrance to such a place.  Jonathan Edwards, of the Great Awakening era, spoke of God's impending judgment on unrepentant sinners and of a call to repentance to those who were endangering their souls through failure to accept God's gift of salvation to mankind.

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