Archive for January, 2011

Message 18:5

Take the message as I told you, from house to house; many will be glad to heed it. Preach repentance and faith, for all must have faith in God and his work. All must repent and be baptized for the remission of sin, the hands must be laid upon all, that the Spirit of God might come to the children of men in greater power, and it will to those that are humble and full of love and have great faith in God.

Everyone needs to hear this message about baptism. No one is above the plan of God. Ask yourself if you truly are following his plan and doing his will.

Romans 3:22-26

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

No one is above the need for baptism. We all must go under the water to wash away our sins. Baptism is also something that we need to do ourselves and not something that others can decide for us. We have to have that walk with God, not our parents or friends, but each of us personally.

Acts 10:42-43

And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Only though Christ can your sins are forgiven. We must believe on him and follow his gospel. This starts with baptism. All we have to do is believe and then act on that belief. It is not complicated or hard.

Acts 3:19-21

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

With repentance comes total salvation and forgiveness. Christ does not go through your sins and says which ones are forgivable and which ones are not, he forgives them all. We need to do this before Christ returns. We do not know the day or hour that it will happen, so we need to be ready.

Acts 2:37-39

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.

To spend eternity with God, we must follow the instructions of Christ. This means that we must repent or our sins and be baptized. This is the only way to start. Baptism will wash away all that you have done wrong in the past, no matter how bad, if you are truly repentant, God will forgive your sins. This would be a great way to start the New Year.