Thursday, June 13, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 13 June 2019


Salvation

This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:32-42)

Today’s Morsel:  Many folks don’t like to hear that they must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins.  And so they continue as they are without complete salvation and power.  As I heard a preacher once say, the devil has the church right where he wants them, divided.  When Naaman was told by Elisha to go dip seven times in the Jordan River and that he would be clean of his leprosy, he went away because it was not what he wanted to hear (2 Kings 5).  Elisha didn’t care if he dipped or not.  He just gave him the instructions of God.  But Naaman's servant told him if he had asked you to do some great thing you would have did it.  How much more to dip seven times in the Jordan River.  When Naaman obeyed, he was healed.  You know one of the reasons you may be going through some of the things you are going through in your life is because you have not obeyed the scriptures.  Is salvation in the name of Jesus or not?  Read and obey, its as simple as that.  

Sing: I’ll say yes Lord yes, to Your will and to Your way. I ’ll say yes Lord yes, I will trust You and obey.  When Your Spirit speaks to me, with my whole heart I’ll agree, and my answer will be yes, Lord, yes.

Thought For Today: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)


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