The Holy Bible: The Good news Translation
John 10:7 (Key verses)
7 So Jesus said again, “I am telling you the truth: I am the gate for the sheep.
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)
In verses 1 thru 6 Jesus illustrates to His hearers how important a gate is to a shepherd in allowing sheep in or out of the pasture. He did this to illustrate how the gate represents Himself. Meaning that we, as His sheep, have only one means of getting into our eternal pasture, Heaven, and that is through Him. Friends, I was reminded over the past week how important it is for us to teach the truth to folk about them making a personal decision and commitment to Jesus, and pursuing and maintaining a personal relationship with Him. I believe that way too often folk tend to think that because they have attended church most of their life, that they are automatically in a personal relationship with Christ. Sometimes they may also conclude that because they were brought up in a Christian home, that they are automatically in. Friends, while the gospel and the invitation is open to all (John 3:16), Jesus said that it is only through faith in Him (Romans 3:21-26) that one can enter into the kingdom of heaven. How is it with you friend? Reflect on the very moment that you surrendered your life to total faith in Jesus Christ and give Him praise and thanksgiving for that today. If you can’t, then I would urge you to make that decision today. We have no assurance of the very next breath that we take. Please don’t gamble with this decision. Get it right NOW between you and God. He is the only way to heaven!
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)
Thank You for providing The Way to heaven, Jesus. Thank You God, for sacrificing Your one and only Son for the purpose of saving undeserving sinners from a lost road to hell, and opening the gate to heaven for us so that we can live eternally with You. Thank You for tugging on my heart’s door to convince me of my need for a Savior, and I thank You for the boldness of surrender back in 1976 at Faith Temple Church of God when I gave my heart to You. Please touch the hearts of my family and friends that may meditate on this devotional today, and have not yet committed their lives to You. May this be the day of surrender for them, is my humble prayer. I don’t want to see them left behind.
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