Guest Blog: You Don’t Have To Be A Theologian To Trust God’s Word

My name is Zach Malott and I’m the Senior Pastor at Mescalero Baptist Mission on the Mescalero Apache reservation in Southeast New Mexico. I am on staff at First Baptist Church of Ruidoso, New Mexico and pastor our Native American mission on the reservation.  I currently hold a BS in Religion, working on the last few classes on my MA in Professional Counseling at Liberty University.

On a lonely, wind-swept hill, Jesus willingly died in your place.  Not only did he die for you, he died at your own hand.  Yes, we are all guilty of killing Jesus.
Are you completely aware just what it is that Jesus did?  This is the truth of the Gospel of Christ.  This is the good news of the kingdom of God.  Let the truth of God sweep over you and cleanse your soul as you read along.
God Himself, took on human flesh, making Himself a little lower than the angels and suffered the death of a criminal in your place.
Because He died for you while you were still dead in your sins.  He granted you opportunity to return to the original fellowship with Him that was had in the Garden experience before sin entered into the picture.
Understand this, the first Adam infected humanity with the virus of sin that leads to spiritual and physical death.  The second Adam, Jesus Christ, paid the price of ransom for us and lifted that sin debt off your shoulders and onto His own.
His punishment was undeserved.  We deserved to suffer it but he suffered for us because we could never find favor with the Almighty Father on our own.  The Almighty Father accepted His Son’s death as payment-in-full for our sins.  When we believe on His name (Jesus), we are set free from the debt of sin – which is death.
When those who do not credit what Jesus did on the cross as being all sufficient in our salvation and claim that we have to earn our way, just remember this:
  1. You are now a child of God, justified by Jesus’ blood, and an heir with Him.
  2. You have victory over spiritual death because of His work on the cross.
  3. You are victorious with Christ over sin and death.
  4. You once were dead in sin but you are now alive and filled with the Holy Spirit.
  5. Eternal security is yours through the precious blood of Christ!
When you are confronted with the lies of the devil that threaten your eternal security in Jesus Christ, forgive them for they no not what they are doing.  Do not allow their judgment against your liberty in Jesus to cause you to feel condemned.
John 3:18 (AMP)
18  He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation—he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.]
 Don’t buy into the false doctrine of losing your salvation if you are truly saved!  Don’t allow them to steal your joy!  Don’t walk in the fear of lost liberty in Jesus to be judged by a mortal man!  Rejoice as did the Apostles!  It is God who justifies, not man!
If you have truly believed in He who died for you, confessed that you are a sinner, and believed in your heart that Jesus is the Lord of all, you can rest in the following passage:
Romans 8:1-3 (AMP)
1  THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.
2  For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.
3  For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],
 God bless you!
Until next time,
QUESTION:  Are you truly saved?  Comment about your testimony!

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