Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Call



Behold, the day of the LORD cometh” -Isaiah 13:9


"Prepare to meet thy God" -Amos 4:12


"...it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" -Hebrews 9:27


"As it is written, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE. ...for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" -Romans 3:10, 23


"Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law" -I John 3:4


"How can ye escape the damnation of hell?" -asks Jesus Christ (see Matthew 23:33)


"Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." -Isaiah 55:6, 7


"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." -says Jesus Christ (see Mark 1:15)


"And *He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE HATH ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR; HE HATH SENT ME TO HEAL THE BROKEN-HEARTED, TO PREACH DELIVERANCE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERING OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET AT LIBERTY THEM THAT ARE BRUISED, TO PREACH THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD." ---* The Lord Jesus Christ (see Luke 4:16-19)


"...Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures..." -I Corinthians 15:3-4


"Salvation is of the LORD." -Jonah 2:9c


"...except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." -says the Lord Jesus (see Luke 13:3)


This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” -I Timothy 1:15


"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


"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." -Ephesians 2:8-9


"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name: which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." -John 1:12-13


The Lord Jesus Christ is
"the Author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him." -see Hebrews 5:9


"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite. The LORD lifteth up the meek: He casteth the wicked down to the ground. ...He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that hope in His mercy.” -Psalm 147:3-6 & 10-11


"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ...He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." -John 3:16 & 36


"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." -Psalm 118:8