Salvation–The Role of Heart and Mouth!

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 8:9,10 NIV)

Non-Believer Alert!

For those who have been trying to ridicule and belittle those of us who Believe God, I would remind them that belief in God and acceptance of the work on the cross is a matter for the heart and mouth–not the head. For with our mouths we confess our belief and acceptance and with our hearts we accept, by faith, all that God does. The reason our heart is engaged is so our minds will receive and accept the Good News.

There is much conflict and confusion over “head-knowledge” and “heart-knowledge” for the non-believer as well as the Believer. In many cases, because a Believer has not fully developed their heart knowledge and allowed the wisdom of God to engage their head knowledge, they wither and fall under the volley of questions used by those who intend to confuse. They believe that head-knowledge, achieved by their own effort is all they need.

For the mature Believer, we know that our minds, trying to conceive of loving God who loves us in spite of us and died for us so we might one day live and reign with Him is nothing short of incredible. So, instead of trying to beat our brains into understanding, we submit to God and allow Him to speak our spirits “our hearts” so our minds can receive and accept the knowledge of Him who loves us.

For those who only believe in the rational and the logical–ability to prove something, there is no way they will ever accept knowledge they did not create or manufacture from what they know. And no matter how many times they attempt to refute God’s presence by claiming we cannot prove His existence, they cannot prove He does not exist–though they have tried.

Here’s my proof of God’s existence: I’m here, able to enjoy the sun, sky, moon, stars, the oceans, and with the assistance of equipment that man invented from what God created, know that I am currently living on a planet, earth as it is called by man.

Now, I do not wish to negate the importance of science and what it has accomplished, but when has man created from nothing, anything? I applaud every scientist who has managed to receive God’s wisdom in understanding how to analyze and explain those things that God created and how they work. And when man creates “man and woman” as uniquely wonderful as God has–from nothing--then I’ll applaud science louder than God, but we know–with our heads and our hearts, that will never happen.

Salvation–a matter of confessing that Jesus (God in the flesh) is Lord, accepting the work on the cross by faith engendered in our hearts is the only way we’ll see Him again and live for eternity in heaven.

I know many will say we have to do more than confess and believe, but I challenge that with this thought, why would anyone say they believe something if they’re not going to adhere to what their heart speaks to them? For when our confession is made, we put ourselves in position to hear God when He speaks and if we indeed are allowing Him to be Lord of our lives, we will hear Him and obey. Giving Him Lordship over our lives, means we no longer live to please us, but Him. If we are living to please Him, we will not sin against Him or others. Simple–but the enemy makes it confusing to keep us from receiving all that God has.

No rules–just confession and belief–and then hearing and obeying. Once we hear Him speak to our hearts for ourselves, it’s difficult not to know and understand the love He has for us and we repent of everything we have ever done, that was not of Him. If you haven’t tried Him yet–give Him a chance and watch and see how your life will change for the better.

He Has Not Changed!

“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.” (Revelation 1:8 NLT)

Before time was measured–He was.

In the midst of time revolutions–He is.

At the end of time, as we know it–He will be!

He is our self-sufficient, all knowing,

Ever-present, Awesome God.

There has never been another like Him,

Nor will there ever be–one like Him.

Not one god–has ever created all that was created,

Not one god–can move mountains or create the seas.

Not one god–can love man like He does,

Not one god–can be merciful and forgiving,

Though man may worship many gods,

There is none like Our God.

Though some may think He exists in the imaginations of man,

They cannot refute–all of creation–and if imagined into existence,

Why cannot man still imagine–things into existence, where nothing was?

He was not created by the hands of man,

Nor should He be worshipped with things man makes,

Those who know–worship Him in Spirit and in Truth,

Those who do not know–create symbols and images–

With the things that man has made and gives them power,

There is no power on earth like His

And there is no one who responds to the cries of man like He does.

Statues cannot respond to our pleas,

Holding beads or stones in prayer on our knees,

Will never accomplish what He can through

Our faith in Him–the only wise God!

He needed not man, but desired him to be,

The object of His affection, loved into life,

Guided along life’s journey, and waiting for him

For all eternity to live with Him!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah to the God of Heaven

Who was before, is now and forever will be–

Our soon-coming King, taking us Home–

Our Awesome God!

He Does Exist!

“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength” (1 Corinthians 1:25 NIV).

Be encouraged in your walk today–no matter what others may say–rest assured in your faith that God is and will be the victor in all circumstances–whether given the credit for His good deeds or not.

There are so many people denying the existence of God and ridiculing those who not only believe God, but know God because of the things He has accomplished in them or for them.  To argue God’s existence is indeed foolishness; especially for those who use ” limited human intellect” to attempt to refute His existence.  Apparently, they have forgotten that before we were, He was and still is and will be long after we cease to exist.

Why try to define, explain, or expound on the existence of God without knowledge of God?  Those who refute His existence do not have a relationship with Him or Spiritual insight and are simply relying upon the “wisdom of men” who came before them and said, “there is no God.”  Yet, these same men, admit they cannot prove their theory and deny that all of creation is because of God and they (those men and women) are either in their graves or on their way.

I’m sure it does not matter to God one way or another whether we believe or not in as much as our beliefs do not change reality–not as we know it–but as He has declared it.  But the benefits of our belief in God, surpasses anything a non-believer could ever realize.

Don’t allow the doubts and mumblings of naysayers to influence your faith.  Trust God and know that before we arrived, He was there clearing a pathway for us to travel the journey called life.  He does exist!