We cannot buy salvation. It is a free gift from our Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ, God’s Son, paid our sin debt at the cross. He is our Lord and Savior, and His birth is the reason we celebrate this Holiday Season.
Joy to The World. Let Earth Receive Her King.
In the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13), five of the virgins were foolish and did not have enough oil for their lamps when the bridegroom returned. They thought they could buy the oil and return in time to meet the bridegroom, but they arrived too late.
11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Do not grow weary in waiting but keep your eyes on the Lord because we do not know the day nor the hour that Jesus Christ will return for those who have accepted Him as their Lord and Savior. Do not be like the five virgins who did not have enough oil when the bridegroom returned. Accept Jesus Christ in your hearts today while you can.
It may be hard with all the news we receive about COVID-19 and new stay-at-home orders to remain hopeful. But let me remind you that we are not without Hope. Jesus Christ is our Hope, and He is GREATER than any pandemic. NOTHING takes God by surprise. Just like any other trial, He will bring us through.
It can become so easy to get sidetracked with daily routines, tasks, and ever-growing to-do lists. However, we have to remain vigilant with our prayers, continuously seeking Our Father in Heaven (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and reading His Word. So many of us have become overwhelmed with the matters of the world, but Jesus says to cast our cares to Him because He loves us (1 Peter 5:7). He is our burden bearer. Praise God!
Keep Working, Keep Serving, Keep Doing What God Has Called You to Do. Do not grow weary. God sees all and is coming with His rewards for each of us (Ephesians 6:8). Therefore, do not listen to the lies of the enemy and think what you’re doing is in vain. We will be rewarded according to our works. Your prayers are working in the spiritual realm, which manifest in the natural, so keep the faith.
Praise to God! We serve a God who is Real, His Word shall never return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11), which means we can stand on it, believe it, and trust it to the very end.
Jesus is the Alpha and Omega.
Keep your lamp burning and keep watch.
If you’re not saved today, then I encourage you to visit my Salvation Prayer page. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has already paid our sin debt at the cross. He is the Lamb of God. Welcome Him into your heart today. You will not thirst again.
Love you all in Christ,
Ayesha L. Shoulders 💞
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