Aug. 30, 2021

He is able

He is able
2Timothy 1:12
For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that Day.
for I know Him [and I am personally acquainted with Him] whom I have believed [with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in the truth of His deity], and I am persuaded [beyond any doubt] that He is able to guard that which I have entrusted to Him until that day [when I stand before Him].
And my faith in him convinces me that he is more than able to keep all that I’ve placed in his hands safe and secure until the fullness of his appearing.

Let us take time today to reflect on the verse above 2Timothy 1:12. As it says in the Amplified Bible We have put our confidence on our Lord to guard and protect all that we have committed to Him and He is well able to care for what we have entrusted to His capable hands until the day of His return.  The Holy Spirit refreshed my memory with this verse while interceding for unsaved family. We commit ourselves, our endeavors, our health, our faith and our family to Him and continue to trust that He is well able to guard and protect everything and everyone whom we have committed to His capable hands. As it says in Mathew what is impossible for man is possible for God. Peter asks Jesus who then shall be saved to which Jesus replies what is impossible to man is possible for God. All Christ was saying was that no man can save themselves either by what they do or whom they are. (Please read the section entitled Calling all sinners) Each and every person has to put their trust in Christ in order to be saved. The Bible says that no one can come to Christ unless the Father draws them. Also, it is the goodness of God that draws men to repentance. Having said that, it is important to note that true repentance has to precede true salvation. One has to repent of one's disobedience to God and trust Christ to change the course of their life's in order to be saved. Christ is the author and perfector of our faith. He who began a good work in us is faithful to complete it in us. Christ does not throw in the towel and abandon any of us. We may have strayed from the strait and narrow several times over the course of our lives, however Christ's rod and staff always redirected our footsteps back into the highway of holiness. What Christ has done for one, He will do for another. Reflect on how patient Christ has been with us over the course of our lives. His grace and mercy prevailed over our lives instead of His judgment. I have previously written how God chose to speak to Moses over the mercy seat, not over the judgment seat. Christ's blood was poured over the mercy seat for an atonement of our sins. Now God's wrath has been appeased and His mercy prevails. The book of Jonah is a testament to God's mercy. The genuine repentance of the Ninevites led to their lives being spared and the destruction of their land was overturned. God is looking for repentance to spare our lives. Chronicles says: If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways, surely I shall hear from heaven and heal their land.  God is calling for repentance in the land in order to pour His mercy. This world needs an outpouring of God's grace and mercy. This has to be preceded by repentance. In order to tie it all together, let us as God's children humble ourselves and repent for the sins of our land, and appeal for an outpouring of His mercy. Let us commit our unsaved family over to His capable hands. Let us trust in His ability to save the uttermost to the guttermost. Let us plead for His mercy and grace. As the Bible says His mercy triumphs over His judgment. Amen