Andrew Wommack Devotional 22 August 2022 – Receive The Gift Of Salvation
Topic: Receive The Gift Of Salvation
Mark 10:21 ‘Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.’
Notice that the scripture specifically mentions that Jesus loved this rich young ruler. This is said after this young man said he had kept all of God’s commandments, which was not true. Jesus showed him that he had broken the very first commandment, which says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3), and also the tenth commandment, which says, “Thou shalt not covet…” (Exodus 20:3). 20:17).
Jesus’ harsh answer, “Sell everything you have and give to the poor,” was not meant to offend this young man. It was said from a heart of love and meant for his own good. This man’s money had become his god and it had to be dethroned before Jesus could become Lord.
The only thing this young man lacked was faith in Jesus as his Savior. This young ruler trusted in his goodness and not in the salvation that Jesus offered as a gift. Millions of people make the same mistake today. They trust in themselves instead of God.
Jesus only came to save sinners. Unless a person acknowledges that he is a sinner, he cannot be saved. Because the whole world is guilty before God, He provided a way of salvation for all. Just as everyone is guilty, everyone has been justified in vain by God’s grace.
That doesn’t mean everyone is saved. Everyone has received the sacrificial offering made by Jesus for their sins by grace, but grace alone does not save.
We must believe in what God has given us by grace. Although the price for the sins of the entire world has been paid, only those will benefit from the salvation that Jesus offers.
This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI), an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership dedicated to providing resources to help like-minded ministers thrive in a spirit of excellence and benefit from the experience and expertise of both AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (www.awmi.net).
Naijatrackz Bulletin Board: Until you are born again, the everlasting presence of God will never be with you. They must be reborn to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the prayer below in faith:
Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. I believe in my heart that you died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank you Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.
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