Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

A lot of people know this song, but some may not understand this concept, (I didn't for a long time). Here's the last stanza:

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

First verse, uh oh! He's coming with trumpets, from where? Heaven? You mean there's music in Heaven? OK, I'll leave that alone and not rag some of my fellow members.

He goes on to say may I then be found dressed in (Jesus') righteousness alone, (I'll) be faultless to stand before the throne.

Judgement Day is a GLORIOUS day for Christians. When the Bible speaks of us giving an account of what we've done on this Earth, Christians will have Jesus give our account. He steps in front of us and pays our debt. We get to hear. "Well done good and faithful servant." HALLELUJAH!

I think churches focus on the sins and then say you'll have to give an account of these actions because we're not supposed to sin, and if we continuously live in a sinful state, away from Jesus, or if we're an unbeliever then yes we will have to give an account for those. But some don't make it clear to Christians that Jesus continually cleanses us every day of our sins BUT does want us to ask forgiveness. Why? To show obedience, humbleness and fear/respect for our Creator.      (1 John 1: 5-9)

Maybe it's away to keep everyone "behaving or acting right." Maybe that's why it's not explained better. Although, there is nothing wrong with reminding us how we should act. Like I've always said we need both types of sermons. The love, power, authority(we have through the Holy Spirit) and the conviction sermons. Or as we say where I'm from, a "Come to Jesus meeting." :o)

1 John 1: 5-9

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from ALL sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we CONFESS our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

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