It doesn’t matter how far your children, your loved ones run, they cannot
outrun your loving and compassionate God. Saving is what JESUS does.
He saves the lowest and the farthest removed.
JESUS is mighty to save…
”Who is this who comes from Edom, from the city of Bozrah, with his magnificent
garments of crimson? Who is this in royal robes, marching in the greatness of his
strength? “It is I, the Lord, announcing your salvation; I, the Lord, the one who is
mighty to save!” (Isa.63:1, Living Bible)
JESUS saves to the uttermost…
“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him,
seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Heb.7:25, KJV)
Though some irresistible gravity be pulling on us to suck us down that abysmal “sifter” (Lk.22:31), our Lord has prayed for us and we can endure to the end and be saved (Matt 24:13). Jesus was so certain Peter could endure that He said, “And WHEN you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Lk 22:32, NIV) Cf. Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them (Heb. 7:25, NAU; also Rom 8:27, 34). Though the temptation is to draw away from God and the fellowship of the saints when we fail, it is obvious from the book of Hebrews that those who are saved are those who draw near to God through Him. The concern Jesus has is not only to see you and I turned back to purpose and productivity but that we might strengthen others to do likewise. While we acquiesce to the pain of our failures and disillusionment and award ourselves precious time to lick our wounds, the strengthening of others simply gets put on hold.
(This is the seventh excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Too Late“ which was published in SEEC Magazine -Volume 4 Issue 5 [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
MARTY GABLER is speaking at the Kingdom Equipping Congress.
KEC2016 March 2-4, 2016
Audio excerpt MARTY at KEC:
More Info on KEC2016: martygabler.com/kec2016/
We have heard quite a lot from within Christian ranks that we should give special leeway for those of other religious viewpoints, yet ink is not wasted WHEN THE BIBLE SPEAKS of the necessity in honoring the Son of God–JESUS.
“that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.” (Jn.5:23, NKJV)
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus” (1Tim.2:5)
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”(Jn.14:6)
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”(Heb.7:25)