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As the World Gets Darker Our Redemption is Drawing Near

With the World getting darker and darker by the minute, the temptation to sin has never been so high like the generation we are living in. 

The more the freedom, the greater the temptation to sin. Society is now trying to give freedom to everyone to do anything they want including gambling, prostitution, abortion, and same sex marriage. Obedience is no longer considered as a good virtue. Pride and self fulfillment, without regard for the wellbeing of your neighbors is considered right and normal. Repentance is no longer taught in the churches, humility is regarded as weakness. Love is interpreted as sexual pleasure, and happiness is defined by momentary pleasure. 

What the psalmist said in Psalms 14 is exactly what we are seeing now days

” The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.

5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.”

Like the psalmist, we pray that the savior and our Lord Jesus Christ will come soon and get us out of this dark world. 

Like Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah, we are resting daily with the principalities and powers controlling this sinful world. But we have the LORD Jesus on our side. 

As the days become darker and darker it signifies that the night is far spent and that the dawn is about to shine. Jesus is about to come and take his bride. Soon and very soon we are going to see the King! 

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We Have a Role to Play in Our Salvation

We are saved by grace through faith. Our role is to believe, and God’s role is to supply us the grace to live the Christian life. 

Faith is not just believing but also acting on Gods Word. James says that faith without works is dead. But he was not talking about works of righteousness but work from faith. 

When we try to obey the law by our selves without Christ, it’s called work of the law. When we believe in the work of Christ and do everything out of faith in Christ it is called work of faith. 
Our belief must be accompanied with our action to make our faith alive. For example a person who believes that Jesus has healed him, no matter how much he believes in his heart, unless he confess it with his mouth and exercise his faith by acting against his sickness or disease, that faith will not work. 
The other way of describing work of faith is that we are working OUT what had been worked IN us. For example we did not create a muscle in our body, it happened by divine grace. But unless we work out our muscles, that muscle will not grow. It remains dormant and weak. In the same way faith unless we work it out remains dormant and not beneficial. That’s why Jesus says “Not every one who says to me Lord Lord will enter Gods Kingdom, but he who DOES my will”. The DOES He is talking about is work born of faith in Him, not of the law. 

So there is two types of works. Not all works are of the law. God does not condemn all works. Works of faith are necessary to make our faith alive. 

We have a role to play and God has already played his role. He is waiting for us to believe and receive by acting upon Gods Word.