MORNINGTIME 3819by Benjamin Munsell on August 18, 2021
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, IT IS FINISHED: and He bowed His head, and gave up the Ghost. John 19:30. All religions, faiths and denominations have man made rules and requirements for their followers to adhere to in order to get to the offered "reward". SELAH. (Stop and think about it). ALL RELIGIONS, FAITHS AND DENOMINATIONS ARE MAN MADE, SO IT IS MAN WHO HAS MADE UP ALL THE RULES TO GET INTO ITS MAN-MADE REWARDS!!! Let's be very clear here, Religion, (faiths and denominations) is Rules, but Christianity IS A RELATIONSHIP with the One True God Who built EVERYTHING. And He, the One True God HIMSELF only has 2 Requirements. And they are simple, short, and sweet. First, LOVE THE LORD, and the second, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. That's it, and that's all. And here comes the fun part, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE LORD HOLY SPIRIT, TOGETHER, WILL PERSONALLY DIRECT EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE TO HELP YOU DO THESE 2 REQUIREMENTS WITH A PEACE, WITH JOY, AND WITH SUCH TOTAL ASSURANCE OF YOUR ETERNAL FUTURE, that the "Work" of religion will fall by the wayside and the Joy of Relationship will be an all-consuming "fire in your bones". (That's a GOoD thing). The Lord Himself Will Walk with you every single step of the Way as He builds your Faith and Obedience to KNOW Who He Is and what He wants. There is a HUGE difference in man's rules, and the Lord's requirements. Man's rules and laws can never be satisfied. God's Requirements WERE ALL SATISFIED BY CHRIST ON THE CROSS, His death Paid The Way IN FULL, for your Eternity with Him. You can't do ANYTHING to help yourself get into Heaven; it has ALL already been done. Just Rest in Christ, (He'll even show you how to do that), and be at Peace with yourself and the world around you. As your Faith and Obedience Grow, share your testimony with others, be a Living Example of, "it can be done". There actually is a God Who Cares about you, personally, and you Will, for all of eternity, Be Blessed.