Some things come to you as blessings,
others come to teach you lessons.
Will you learn or turn away,
from what has come to you today?
Everyone must make a choice
that is why I’ve raised my voice.
To some things you’ll not agree,
all I ask is, “Simply read”.
Monday, November 28, 2016
A Number in Degrees
I’ve known people who are great mathematicians. Their
ability to calculate any problem is to me somewhat astounding; when the topic
of dealing with degrees in math are presented, or any other numerical equation
arises, their blood races; they are serious ‘left-brain’ people. I, on the
other hand, am a ‘right-brainer’, as the definition for right and left brain
learners go; my mathematical skills are limited. However, today’s subject,
which refers to the mathematical equation of salvation, is one with which I am
The very next line in our poem
makes reference to an essential mathematical application that must take place
in one’s life, if salvation is the ultimate goal.
Line 13: This is the promise to those who receive; His offer of
salvation and the life of sin
What is the promise? The promise is deliverance
from the fate of death; to be resurrected – made alive again – to never ever
die again, but rather to live throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity; to
never again know what sickness, sorrow, suffering or pain is all about. The
promise includes living in a sin-free environment, with nothing but
bliss-filled positivity permeating the atmosphere.
Who are those who receive the promise? They are those who accept
the invitation of the Spirit of God to have a personal and saving relationship
with Jesus/Yashua, the Messiah and Saviour of mankind from sin and the second death.
John 1:12; I
What is the offer of salvation? The offer of salvation can be
found in the following verses: “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I
am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls; for my yoke
is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew
“For He hath made
Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness
of God.” II Corinthians 5:21
“For God so loved
the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should
not perish but have everlasting
life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that
the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17
commendeth (to show, prove, establish, exhibit) His
love toward us, that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
How do you leave the ‘life of sin’? You leave the life of sin,
by making a one-hundred and
eighty degree (180) degree turn in your life. Once
conviction comes to your heart that you are a sinner; that you have a hole a
cavity in your life that just cannot be filled with any of the things you’ve
tried in the past; that there is a longing for a peace, a rest, a wholeness
that just seems to elude you at all costs, and you spiritually ‘stand still’
long enough to acknowledge the voice that has been calling to you for a long
time and you accept it, then comes the transformation. Then comes the
one-hundred and eighty (180) degree turn needed in your life, whereby you can
leave the life of sin.
stop going in one direction, turn around, and head in the opposite direction.
Instead of running from God, honesty, wholeness, right-doing and soundness of
mind, you run toward it and away from chaos, unrest, bitterness, back-biting,
in-fighting and grief. A number in degrees becomes your friend, and you embrace
it with relish!
More: My Death Poem
First posted on the Internet – 11/28/2016
All Scriptures are taken from the KJV – King James
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