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Ephesians 2:4-7; NKJV: But God, who is rich in mercy, because of HIS great love with which HE loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses made us alive together with Christ ( by grace you have been Saved), and raised up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That in ages to come HE might show the exceeding riches of HIS grace in HIS kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. ** Verse 10: For we are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

 

 Our Lord God repeatedly spoke of the coming of the Messiah, Christ Jesus. He made the covenant (sealed with blood in circumcise) with Abram ** Genesis 14:18: Then Melchizedek king of Salem (peace) brought out bread and wine, he was the priest of God Most High. ** The King of Kings and Priest of God Most High humbled himself in grace and kindness with a free gift of food and drink to Abram and his men. In gratitude, Abram gave the King of Peace a tenth (tithe) of all the goods he had recovered (Verse 20).

 

Abram was renamed Abraham at 99 years old (Genesis 17:5). He walked in obedience with the King of Peace and made alive together with Christ by grace. ** Genesis 26:5: Because Abraham obeyed MY voice and kept MY charge, MY commandments, MY statutes and MY laws. **

 

Most of the world has mushroomed out of control by following that other god, the devil. A thousand years after Abraham, King David became the apple of God’s eye (Psalm 17:8) and is destined to receive exceeding riches of God’s grace in the soon coming Kingdom. Yet, David’s sins mushroomed from just looking upon a naked woman with covetous desire to eleven additional sins, as I counted. Exodus 20:7: You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain… His wickedness caused punishment for himself and others to blaspheme (2 Samuel 12:14: However, by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die. Exodus 20:4: You shall not make for yourself a carved (graven) image ---any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or is in the water under the earth…Colossians 3:5: Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

 

Psalm 51:1: Have mercy upon me, oh God, according to YOUR loving kindness, according to the multitude of YOUR tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. ** King David was dead in his trespasses but humbled before the Lord and appealed for forgiveness with a sincere heart. He was forgiven and his descendant, the Messiah, Jesus Christ will soon sit on David’s throne as the KING of Peace in Jerusalem.  ** Revelation 22:3: And there shall be no more curse (or curses), but the throne of God and of the Lamb (Messiah, Christ Jesus) shall be in it, and HIS servants shall serve HIM. **

Without the blood of the HOLY LAMB that laid down HIS life to wash away our transgressions, the destiny of every soul (life) born or created with the breath of life would be the promise of death in the Garden.

 Genesis 2:17: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. ** The temptation and fall of man by the father of liars, the devil soon took possession of this wicked earth as god of this evil world, saying in Genesis 3:4: Then the serpent said to the woman. ‘You will not surely die’. ** The sorry state of this evil world guided by the devil and his fallen angels eventually brought a watery grave to all mankind and animals. The exception was Noah, his family and the animals within the ark.

 

 Genesis 7:1: Then the Lord said to Noah: Come into the ark, you and your entire household (eight souls), because I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation. ** Verse 16: So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in. **.  The finish of the wickedness of mankind and their god, the devil is rapidly coming to an end. This wicked god has blinded billions into thinking they are righteous and will be saved even though they partially do the commandments of our Lord God. Most of mankind will perish as the elements shall melt with fervent heat in the day of the Lord.

 

2 Peter 3:10-11: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night (After the first resurrection of holy people and Satan is bound for a thousand years) * Revelation 20:1-6, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. (Matthew 24:35, Revelation 21:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3, Psalm 11:6, Isaiah 24:5-6,, Nahum 1:5). Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness?  

 

The Lord is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance (Hebrews 10:37-39, Romans 2:4, Job 42:6).

 

Our Lord God still loved King David even after premeditated murder, lying, deceit, lusting, fornication (adultery and likely rape) as well as more sins escalating from evil desire and greed. No matter how wicked and evil you are or have been, he still loves you and desires to change you into HIS righteous and godly way. If you humble yourself even in confinement or your bunk at night, he will forgive you and help you become HIS holy way if you repent with a truly sincere heart!  Do it now, no matter where you are!  Ask God to help you keep all HIS commands!

 

 

 

Be blessed until we meet again!