Sharing an exceptional devotion from my good friend and brother in Christ. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Pastor Anthony L. Taylor
Real Talk: Why be in love with Jesus and the Gospel?
This is what He did for those who have been changed by the Gospel and its power…
What Christ has attained for us through his death and resurrection are immeasurable. Through his cross-work Christ has provided reconciliation to God, forgiveness of sins, propitiation, the ability to live for God, eternal life, justification, inheritance in heaven, righteousness, healing, bodily resurrection, intercession for the weak, peace, freedom, unity among believers, an example, redemption, advocacy, deliverance from fear of death, hope, wisdom, regeneration, access to God’s presence, and all things. In short, Christ’s death has given us God. It is literally the difference between eternal anguish and destruction apart from God, and eternal life and happiness with God.
The work of Christ is therefore something to be cherished, valued, honored, studied, and proclaimed.
This is what He will do when He returns in glory…
Revelation 19:11-13New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Coming of Christ
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the (God hating) nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
My Thoughts: His love is immeasurable, but so is His wrath to come…
Turn to Christ while you have a chance, turn from your sin, which is in hostile rebellion against a holy GOD.