I don’t know if you were able to get the first part of this message but we are continuing with part 2 of “7 Benefits of Mere Christianity”. Here we are highlighting today 4 more benefits that you can appreciate and be grateful for.
4. Guidance & Direction – The life that you have been blessed with is very special. Be aware that there is a divine destiny prepared for you. In order for you to get there you must be given the right information. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12 (KJV)
Through Christianity God gives you a gift called the Holy Spirit for this reason, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:…” John 16:13 (KJV) In other words he is your internal compass or GPS. He is the one that will prompt you in which direction to going life.
I remember my first experience using a GPS on my 2nd wedding anniversary trip to New York. I believe it made our trip so much more easier and enjoyable. Can you imagine going into a big place like New York and not knowing where to go?
It gave me the confidence to explore and do even more than I would normally do. This man made instrument telling you what route to take, when to turn and how far you are from your destination. Also, even if you passed your destination it will recalculate and help you to get back on course. How much more will the Holy Spirit do for you if you allow him to be your GPS.
5. Receive Great Blessings – Now you can look at the general view of this from the scriptures, “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45 (KJV). I don’t know about you but if I have an opportunity to receive more or the best then I am going to go for it.
Let me also point out that the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land. Christianity encourages people to be obedient, children to parents, followers to leaders, wives to husbands etc. Obedient people put themselves in position to be blessed. Blessed in the field, blessed in the city, blessed in your body.
There is no way you can connect with God and not be blessed. Be reminded though that you are not blessed because of things but because you have The One who blesses. There is much reward in following God.
6. Forgiveness of Sins – If the truth be told, you have done more wrong and sin that you have lost count. What concerns me though is that when things are free we have a difficult time appreciating it. Here is it that all you need to do is confess and ask for forgiveness. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (KJV)
In order for this to be successful an exchange must take place. What do I mean? No confession = No forgiveness. The longer you take to acknowledge your sins then the longer you will carry this weight wherever you go.
If there is one benefit you need not lose it’s this one. And remember it’s FREE, it was free a thousand years ago. It’s free today and it will be free tomorrow. This one leads to the next one that I am going to end with.
7. Eternal Life – What will you do to live forever? How deep have you looked at this question? Imagine this, time without no end, forever and ever and ever and ever, Amen.
Remember the last situation that you was in and it felt like forever? Guess what? Even that came to an end. Now let’s go back to that situation and add infinity. Is it a happy experience or a sad one?
That’s how serious I want you to think about this. There is eternal life and eternal death, but you get to choose which one you will receive. Yes, you can have it your way. Whichever one you choose will be up to you.
The benefits of Christianity? It points you to eternal life. A place of peace, comfort, joy. It’s not just that but a place where you get to spend forever with God the Creator. To enjoy this you must do what is required.
As when traveling, a ticket is necessary to get on the flight or ride. No ticket, No pass. No ticket, No access. The ticket that you need is Jesus Christ, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 (KJV)
Only those who get on this flight will have the experience to boldly go where they have never gone before. My question to you is where will you spend eternity?
These are only a few of the benefits I have highlighted here. Which benefit do you appreciate and are grateful for?
In case you missed Part 1 on this message you can find it here:
7 Benefits of Mere Christianity – (Part 1)
Take care until………and God Bless ya
Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:
Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today.
In Jesus Name, Amen.