Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God; Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.] AMP
You are invited to a wedding feast. An invitation has been extended to you. Come as you are! Your ticket has been paid, and you can receive it by faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Son of Man, who came from heaven, because God put His Spirit into flesh to be the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world.
Matthew 22:1-14 “1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few are chosen.” KJV
Faith in Jesus Christ will entitle you to a seat at the banquet in heaven.
In John 5:24 Jesus said “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he has already passed over out of death into life.”
God said in Deuteronomy 30:19 “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”
Psalm 116:5 “Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.”
Deuteronomy 7:9 “Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;”
My husband and I attend a small church in Peyton Colony called Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, in Blanco County, Texas, on County Road 409, off Rural Route 165, near Henly.
Psalm 95:1 “O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of oursalvation.”
We praise God in spirit and truth, and listen to His Word preached to us by our pastor, Fred Wade, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month, and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, Pastor Wade leads us in bible study right after Deacon Lawrence Coffee has taught Sunday School, which begins at 10:30 a.m.
Psalm 124:8 “Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
In John 6:63 Jesus said “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
His Word frees us from all fear & bondage. There is no bondage that can conquer us when we are walking in faith in God’s Word.
Psalm 89:18 “For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.”
Yes, we shall have trials and temptations. But it is written in Psalm 92:13“Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.”
Psalm 135:5 “For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.”