We are His Workmanship

I’m so glad God doesn’t hold us responsible for the sins of our fathers. I have enough of my own to account for, and I’m so thankful Jesus paid the price for them on the cross if I repent and come to Him. Ezekiel spoke God’s word on this –

The word of the LORD came to me again, saying, “What do you mean when you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children’s teeth are set on edge’?As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “you shall no longer use this proverb in Israel. “Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die. But if a man is just And does what is lawful and right; … If he has walked in My statutes And kept My judgments faithfully— He is just; He shall surely live!” Says the Lord GOD. – Ezek. 18:1-9 Continue reading

Sheep and Goats

spurgen quoteIn a recent article (The Hour of Trial-it’s coming) I referred to turmoil that will be unleashed on the earth as God separates the sheep from the goats. Revelation reveals how to be kept from this time of trial –

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”– Rev. 3:10

This was the promise to the Church of Philadelphia but, why are they the only one of seven churches to be given this promise? Jesus Himself gives this answer – Continue reading