In Zechariah chapter one the Lord admonishes Zechariah to tell his people to return to Him. “ Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Return to Me,” declares the Lord of hosts, “that I may return to you,” says the Lord of hosts. Do not be like your fathers to whom the prophets proclaimed saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts,”Return now from your evil deeds,” but they did not listen or give heed to Me,” declares the Lord.”
Today in 2018, the same call goes out to all people including you and me. The Father in heaven loves us with an unending love, an everlasting love which is hard for the human mind and heart to comprehend. His compassion and mercy is New Every Morning and He does not want to see anyone lost and spend eternity in the lake of fire, which will happen, If they reject His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ. The Father loves us so much that according to Chapter 13 of Zechariah and verse 7, He called for the sword against his own Son and planned Jesus death upon the cross. He willingly bruised His Son and He did it so you and I could be reconciled to God and live with Him forever. Jesus blood was poured out as a cleansing to wash away all of our sins. And we receive it by Gods grace through faith.
In today’s world with so many distractions and temptations and worries of the world, it’s easy to fall back into sin if we don’t follow Him daily and pray and read the Bible or have fellowship with other brothers and sisters who know the Lord. Satan never lets up on you because he hates you and wants to destroy you and your family and your wealth and your health and steal from you and kill you if he can. Satan wants you to throw in the towel and give up and go to hell. He wants to give you so much mental anguish and depression and self pity and shame for your sins and lack of control that you will never pray again, that you will never read a bible again, that you will never darken the door of a church building again, and keep you so bitter and angry and unforgiving that your soul will rot in hell. Don’t let him win and don’t be deceived, you can absolutely, positively, without a doubt according to the word of God return to Jesus and he will return to you and forgive you and receive you back into the fold and be in right standing once again with God and have peace once again in your heart. Satan is the father of lies and every negative thought comes from him, not God in heaven.
The good news is “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” and what God said way way back to the people long ago is still true today. “ Return to Me and I will return to you.” You can start over, there is a second chance and a third and so on IF we repent and do our best to live right as He intended. We all sin, we all fall short, but “Greater is He that is in me than he who is in the world.” And we overcome by our testimony and the blood of the lamb! Remember God did not even spare the angels and will cast them into the lake of fire. If He didn’t spare them, He won’t spare us unless we repent and live for him and keep our faith until the end. And who knows when that end will come for you or for me? Today is the day to call on the name of the Lord, repent and confess your sins and get baptized if you haven’t already. Jesus said whoever believes and is baptized will be saved. God Bless…