Where Do You Live?
by Clifford Tate
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Over the years I have been down here upon the earth, I have lived in houses, apartments, condos, and I’ve also lived alone and in marriage with my children. The normal desire of every human being is to be able to have a roof over their head. The world we occupy however is full of people that are not able to provide for themselves shelter from the outside elements. Some are in that predicament due to poor choices or vices that rob them of their resources continually. Many children are born into poverty and due to no fault of their own find themselves living in streets, cars, abandoned buildings, cardboard boxes, and other make shift shelter.
On the contrary, we find that some people not only have one place to live, but some have many places they can call home. Examining these things with our limited finite understanding may cause us to wonder why this great chasm on the earth is a reality. The words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ tell us a lot in John 12:8 You always have the poor with you” (NKJV).
Christ Jesus our Lord had many things to say about the rich on the earth and much of it was not good. The chasm or gap between those on the earth that have more than plenty and those that have nothing seems great to us. However, our Lord was not so much concerned about our physical earthly abode for He said, “Foxes have holes, birds have nest, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.”
The Eternal God who humbled Himself to become a human being did not even avail Himself to the comfort of His own home while He sojourned on the earth. If we look into why Christ lived as He did it could perplex us at times but I think a deeper gaze into this reality is needed. If Christ had chosen to have His own home to work from surely it would not have made Him any less of the Saving, Healing, Loving, Lord that He inherently was on earth.
He chose this manner of sojourn down here because He wanted to teach us so many things about things and primarily that they are nothing compared to eternity and what Heaven contains. What manner of home on earth could have made Him as comfortable as His abode in Heaven? Therefore, why have something here that is actually nothing. Jesus Christ came to die to save us from our sins and rise again so that He could take up residence and make His home in every human heart that would let Him enter. This is the home He came to live in forever.
John 14:20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. (NKJV)
John 14:23 “If anyone loves Me, he will keep my word; and my Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (NKJV)
Sincerely in Christ,
Clifford D. Tate, Sr. (Author of Silent Assassins of the Soul, not yet published; coming soon as my Lord, Master, And Savior Jesus Christ wills)
“He shall save his people from their sins.”
Many persons, if they are asked what they understand by salvation, will reply, “Being saved from hell and taken to heaven.” This is one result of salvation, but it is not one tithe of what is contained in that boon. It is true our Lord Jesus Christ does redeem all his people from the wrath to come; he saves them from the fearful condemnation which their sins had brought upon them; but his triumph is far more complete than this. He saves his people “from their sins.” Oh! sweet deliverance from our worst foes. Where Christ works a saving work, he casts Satan from his throne, and will not let him be master any longer. No man is a true Christian if sin reigns in his mortal body. Sin will be in us-it will never be utterly expelled till the spirit enters glory; but it will never have dominion. There will be a striving for dominion-a lusting against the new law and the new spirit which God has implanted-but sin will never get the upper hand so as to be absolute monarch of our nature. Christ will be Master of the heart, and sin must be mortified. The Lion of the tribe of Judah shall prevail, and the dragon shall be cast out. Professor! is sin subdued in you? If your life is unholy your heart is unchanged, and if your heart is unchanged you are an unsaved person. If the Saviour has not sanctified you, renewed you, given you a hatred of sin and a love of holiness, he has done nothing in you of a saving character. The grace which does not make a man better than others is a worthless counterfeit. Christ saves his people, not in their sins, but from them. “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.” “Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” If not saved from sin, how shall we hope to be counted among his people? Lord, save me now from all evil, and enable me to honour my Saviour.
By Charles H. Spurgeon
How Can God Forgive Your Sin, Save You From Sin, and Hell?
You must confess that you are a sinner having broken GOD'S moral laws and deserve death and total separation (Hell & The Lake of Fire) from a Holy and Righteous GOD.
Scripture Verses: Acts 2: 19-21; Romans 10: 9-10; Proverbs 28:13
You must REPENT of your SINS. This means to change or alter your mind, conduct, and purpose from evil to good: to turn yourself away from all known SIN, be willing to stop sinning and turn your heart (will) to GOD.
Scripture Verses: Luke 13: 1-5; 2 Corinthians. 7: 10; Acts 2: 38-39
You must by FAITH accept JESUS CHRIST as your personal LORD and SAVIOR. The word LORD means to make JESUS Master, Controller, and Supreme in Authority in your LIFE from now until you meet HIM face to face. Example; you’ve been in the drivers seat of your LIFE, now you let go of the steering wheel and move over to the passengers seat and allow JESUS to take the wheel of your LIFE. Believe means to PUT YOUR TRUST IN. Example, as you would trust a parachute before jumping out of an airplane or a Surgeon before he/she operates on you or a chair before you sit in it. You don't think or reason you just simply trust. You will be born again or born from above by God the Holy Spirit.
Scripture Verses: John 3: 14-18; Hebrews 11: 1; Hebrews 11: 6; Luke 11: 23; Mark 8: 34-38; Matthew 10: 33; John 3:3
You must read the Word of GOD everyday and obey what you read.
Scripture Verses: John 8: 51; Matthew 12: 50; 1 Peter 2:2
Pray this from your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ (you speaking directly to Him)
Dear Lord Jesus,
I confess to You that I am a sinner and I need Your forgiveness. I believe You shed Your Blood and died for my sins. I believe that You rose from the dead proving that You alone are God. I repent of my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I ask You Dear Lord Jesus to come into my heart and take control of my life. I want You to be my Lord, Savior, and my God. Amen...
Resurrection Life Evangelistic Ministries
“Where the Life we live is all because of The Lord Jesus Christ we Love”
John 11:25 “And Jesus said to her, I am the Resurrection and the Life”
Clifford D. Tate, Sr., Evangelist
P. O. Box 35983
Las Vegas, NV 89133
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