Religion Can’t Save YOU!

Titus 3:5 say’s He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

What is religion? When I look the word up it say’s this, the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods: Therefore, many people including some saints are confused because they believe that being a Christian is a religion.

Being a Christian is not a religion at all, man has made it into one. For when you look at the word Christian it means to be in right relationship with Jesus; to be Christ-like. When you read the four gospels you will see how Jesus responded to the religious leaders concerning religion. For the leaders during Jesus time believed that religion was about rules, traditions and law. We also see that out of religion those same people crucified Him.

Still to this day we have people believing that their religion is going to save them, reason being they have a promise within themselves that their good-deeds will outweigh their wrongs they’ve done in life. Then on the other hand you have these extremists who kill and destroy in the name of religion.

Why does a supposed to be Christian say that their belief is religion? The correct answer is that you are a Christian your belief is having faith in Christ Jesus. Nowhere in being Christ-like has anything to do with religion and it never will. When I ask a person, what is his or her belief some still say religion. Could it be that they are afraid to say that they are a Christian? Never be ashamed to say you are a Christian, people will not want to hear you call yourself a Christian, people will become uncomfortable; but that is their problem not yours. Jesus said that the gospel will offend people.

Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 10:33, but whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Maybe you haven’t given much thought to the words you have chosen when you say your belief is religion, I strongly encourage you to speak correctly today. If you truly are a Christian start saying you are, but if you are serving religion then I say to you today, come from among it today. For salvation is knocking at your hearts door.

 

JOY

James 1:2-3 says Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trails for many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Where do you find joy? Are you finding it in the stuff you have? Are you seeking it in a person? Do you even know if joy is present in your life? You might think that this is a trick question but it’s not. Today I pray that you have joy and have it abundantly.

joy

When you love the Lord, you have joy unspeakable joy in your life. When you have faith in Jesus you have joy in your life. When you trust the Lord, you have joy in your life.

Joy cannot be brought it cannot be obtain through moral mortal men. Joy comes from the Father. We tend to get confused about joy we think that when we are laughing and everything is running smooth then we have joy, and when things are difficult we say our joy is gone we don’t have joy. See that is what the enemy wants you to believe.

You can be going through a hard time and during it your joy remains intact. For we don’t walk by sight but by faith. Starting today you need to be walking in the assurance of God’s joy that only He gives. Because no one can snatch it or rob you from your joy, but if you give a person or a situation the permission to take it then guess what life will take it.