THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
We cannot come to God, in the inner sanctum, and petition with our prayers,
lest we are first covered by the blood of Jesus - the ONLY acceptable sacrifice.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
All human beings without Christ are enemies to God.
However, when we repent and confess Christ, then we are reconciled to God.
It is only through Jesus that we are reconciled to God, or brought back into a proper relationship with Him as His children.
"For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." (Romans 5:10)
"For Christ hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.." (1Peter3:18)
W.A. Criswell wrote in His book "Great Doctrines of the Bible," Vol. 2, Page 145,
"We are saved by His resurrected, regenerating life, by the power of Christ to enter our human hearts, lives, homes, and world in order to remake, regenerate, and recreate."
As Paul put it in Romans 4:25, Jesus was sacrificed for our sins and was resurrected so that we might be justified.
We cannot come to God every day and be in a right relationship with Him unless Jesus lives in us.
But because of His indwelling presence, we are justified to approach the Holy God.
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16)
ENEMY or JUSTIFIED?
Which are YOU?
Jesus said, in Matthew 12:30,
"He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad."