The Offer of Life or Death
11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
17 But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.
19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
These verses overtook my heart last night when I was having a quiet time. still wondering about, HOW , i really mean HOW can I live a LIFE JESUS DIED FOR ME? We all know that He wants to give us life, an abundant life till it overflows (John 10:10)
but have you ever questioned, then how can I truly experience it?
first thing first is of course, BELIEVE!
Believe you already have it when you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
Believe it’s already laid down for you (just for you to take) by Jesus, when He said “it is finished”
yes He finished pouring His blood for us to give us an abundant life, all we need is just to TAKE it, we need to RECEIVE it, rather than GET it.
receive and get are two different things. to get means you must do something to “get” what you deserve, but to receive, it has something to do with free gift. You simply receive it right? (eph 2:6-8) not by works but by faith
coz without faith it’s impossible to please God, but what about this verse? “faith without works is dead” (James 2:26)
the answer is this: For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Gal 5:6
sooooooooo, what does this connect with what I’m going to share about?
we have to know and BELIEVE that ‘the change” we want to have, “the seed of GOD” is already in us.
it’s in OUR MOUTH (so confess what you BELIEVE! start declaring what God said about you and stop judging and saying negative things about you)
and In OUR HEARTS to obey
what a revelation! the change we need to be is in us, already in us because: And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (romans 5:5)
wow, wow, i mean WOOOOWWWWW
i know it’s a process, but my friend, GOD ALREADY KNOWS THAT, and He is basically give us question, but then He tells us the answer itself
okay so here’s the question: what should you choose MY dear child?
and here is the choice:
A. life and prosperity
B. Death and destruction
and after that He told us to CHOOSE LIFE… haha, He is sooooooo goood
can we do that? isnt it too difficult? NO
it’s near you!
believe it, say it out loud, and obey it! it’s already in you!!!
and keep growing with God, coz He knows you, and He will never give up on you! (phil 1:6)