“So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls”. James 1:21
We have two choices. These are those two choices. Either keep all the filth and evil in our hearts and lives and live a bitter, unhappy life and finally end up in a horrible place where there is no trace of the goodness or presence of the loving God. Or Humbly accept the Word of God which was presented and planted in our hearts. When we accept the Word of God as it is given to us by reading the Bible, listening to the Bible teaching, preaching or insights like today’s insight, it has the power to save our souls. The Word of God has the supernatural power to save, change and transform us. It will make a brand new person out of us- a clean and honorable vessel. All the past is gone fully and completely. God’s brush will take away all filth and evil away and we become clean and white by its power.
Bible says in 1 Peter 1:22 says, “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of God.” Then the next verse compares the eternal and everlasting Word of God with people. It says “all people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of the Lord Endures for ever. And this is the Word that was preached to you.”
We lost one of our dear family members last week. We lost her here on this earth. But she is in the presence of the Lord at the moment of her death because she was a born again believer in Jesus Christ. The pictures flashed on the screen reminded how beautiful she was in her 20’s and now for the last two years, she suffered from the ALS disease and all the glory and beauty she possessed once had faded. You see all of us are like my cousin sister who went to be with the Lord last week. Bible says all people are like grass, and all their glory and beauty is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and flowers fail eventually. But in contrast, the Word of God endures forever. Why? God is eternal and everlasting, and His Words in the Bible are also eternal and everlasting.
My beloved, have you been saved by the word of God yet? Our today’s daily insights say, “for it has the power to save your souls.” It is through the living and enduring Word of God that we have the opportunity to born again into God’s household. You see, you and I are born into our parent’s household. But that means only we are born Earthwise. Jesus said to Nicodemus that you ‘must be born again.’ Jesus said to him, “Truly, Truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Jesus said you must be born again to see and enjoy heaven after your death or at the time of the rapture. Why did Jesus say, truly, truly (two times)? This means there is no other way to go and live in heaven with God once you finished your days here on earth. You must be born again! The Word of God (the Bible and its verses) has the power to save your souls eternally. And you must be born again by the eternal and everlasting Word of God.
When you hear the Word of God, the Holy Spirit of God convicts your heart and tell you this. Yes, what you heard is true. Come to Jesus Christ, the savior of the world now. Jesus came to this earth from heaven to die in your place for your sins. He paid for all of your sins on the cross. He was buried and rose again from the dead for your sake. The spirit of God invites you to accept Jesus Christ as your savior. In response to His conviction, you pray and accept Christ as your savior. Now the Word of God saved your souls when you prayed to God. In other words, you are born again into God’s household as a child of God. Wonderful and amazing! All the filth and evil will be gone because you humbly accepted the Word of God presented or planted in your hearts.
Got a moment for today’s prayer? Your soul will be saved eternally; you will become a child of God and born again into God’s household by a small prayer now. Pray with me. “Father in heaven, I accept your eternal Word of God today in my heart. I understand it has the power to save my soul. I believe Jesus Christ died and rose again for my sins. Please save me and guide me everyday with your Word and power. I thank your for saving me. In Jesus Christ’s name I pray. Amen.”