|©05/28/2001 Jim Welch
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Jesus Christ came
to make all things right for God,
to thoroughly purge our lives from sin,
to fill us to overflowing with righteousness and holiness,
to make straight our crooked ways,
to change us from sinners into saints,
to present us before God without spot or blemish,
to reconcile us to the Heavenly Father,
to send the spirit of truth to us to be our Advocate, Councilor, and Defender,
to prepare us for the Kingdom of Heaven,
and in the final day to resurrect us from the dead.
For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Jesus we cannot change our lives for the better, only for the
All who attempt to become holy without Christ are doomed to
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Only they who present themselves to Jesus Christ as a living
sacrifice, willing to abandon all their own ways, does Jesus Christ make holy
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Isaiah Chapter 55
6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.