Christ Accepts You

 

 

THE PROMISE

Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, because He at all times lives to make intercession for them.

— Hebrews 7:25, MEV

 

THE TESTIMONY

Jesus is ready to put his everlasting arms beneath us, and to draw us to his heart, and to comfort, encourage, and bless us. 

It is a difficult matter for human nature to have perfect confidence in divine power, but the Lord will strengthen our faith, and we may have a precious experience in the knowledge of Jesus. We do not have the simplicity we should have in coming to our heavenly Father. We are sinners, but Christ has died for us, and it is our privilege to place ourselves upon the platform of his promises. 

It is our privilege to have a deeper experience in the things of God. Will you review your past life, will you see where your defects and mistakes have been, and when you see that they are many, will you remember that Jesus lives to make intercession for you, and not sink down in discouragement? Jesus pleads his blood before the Father, and says, “I am he that blotteth out thy transgressions as a thick cloud.” Let this be the language of your heart: “Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Do not even for a moment distrust your Saviour’s power to save you. Fall in your helplessness at the foot of the cross; today believe the promise of God. Jesus loves us with a love that is infinite. 

Jesus does not desire you to wait to make yourself better; he desires you to take him today as your Saviour. This very day say: “He is mine, and I am his. I will give my soul into his keeping, and he will keep that which I have committed to his trust against that day. Through faith he will give me victory over the temptations of the enemy. I shall see of his salvation. I shall triumph in God.” Do you not think that such language as this will drive back the enemy from the tempted soul? Satan tries to interpose himself between us and Christ, but we must drive him back by talking faith, and by exalting the power of Jesus to save us. 

You must be often found with God in prayer. The enemy may tell you that God will not hear you; but you must rest in his promise that he will hear the prayer of the contrite soul. Keep your petitions continually ascending to Jesus, and believe that he hears you. 

— Signs of the Times, March 17, 1890 

 

THE RESPONSE

Thank You, O Lord, that You accept all those who come to You. I bow before You for I am helpless to blot out my own transgressions. I believe Your promise that You will save to the uttermost all who come to You through Christ, because He lives to make intercession for us. You are mine and I am Yours! I give my soul to Your keeping and I will triumph in You! 

 

 

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