You and I cannot save our souls, and we also cannot make ourselves holy. Jesus does it all. When you receive Christ as your Savior, you are instantly justified. And then the Lord begins to produce His holiness in you and through you. The credit goes to Jesus. The glory goes to Jesus. And the believer eventually goes to heaven.
No other person and no other religion can justify you before your Creator. Only Jesus can do it. And no other person and no other religion can place the holiness of God within your soul. Only Jesus can do that as well. Justification and sanctification are both accomplished by Christ, and He does it in the lives of believers because He loves us.
You cannot make yourself righteous in God’s eyes, but Jesus can. You cannot make yourself holy, but Jesus can. Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to say “Yes” to Christ and “No” to sin. By saying “Yes” to Christ, you are agreeing with Him that only He can wash away your sins. By saying “No” to sin, you are resisting the desires of your sinful nature. Jesus enables you to say “Yes” and “No” in a way that pleases the Lord. If we don’t listen to Jesus, we easily tend to get it wrong.
Written by Dan Delzell
About the Author : Dan Delzell is the pastor of Wellspring Lutheran Church in Papillion, Neb. He is a regular contributor to The Christian Post.
Source (Original Post) by Christian Post
WHAT DO YOU THINK?- We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
If you are not a Christian, and would like to become a Christian. Simply say - "LORD Jesus, thank you for forgiving me of my SINs, today I am deciding to follow you. Accept me into your family, in Jesus name I pray. Amen "
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