|HEART OF STONE?|
God has the power to transform even the vilest sinner
We all need the transforming power of the Gospel, but not everyone found it and very few are those who have known and proven.
The power transformer of God operates by the Holy Spirit through the Gospel , to shape n the interior of man the image and likeness of Christ. This is the power of God, able to turn everyone who believes in him, even the vilest sinner.
Yes , that's the power of the Gospel, the power of Jesus Christ, the Word of God.
However, a single obstacle hindering exists between the creature and the transforming power of the Creator: human negative.
For God everything is possible, as long as we like. For this you must remove every stone, every obstacle, tripping or stumbling block that prevents the moving of the divine power, as did Martha, sister of Lazarus:
"And some of them said, Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind, to make this not die (38) Jesus, moving again much in himself, came to the tomb, and it was a cave? and had a stone lay upon it (39) Jesus said,.. Take away the stone Martha, the sister, said to him: Lord, already smells bad, because it is already four days (40) Jesus said to her.: ?. Shall I not told you that if you believed you would see the glory of God (41) Then they took away the stone where the dead was laid And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, Father, I thank you, for me holdings .. ear (42) I knew that you always hear me, but I said it because of the crowd standing around, that they may believe that you sent me (43) And having said this, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, .. come forth (44) and the dead came forth, hands and feet bound with wrappings, and his face wrapped with a cloth Jesus said to them: Loose him, and let him go " - John 11:37 -44
Martha, the sister of Lazarus, gives us the perfect example and proof that believe unconditionally in Jesus opens to men the gates of heaven itself. It had long been crying in illness and death of his brother. Now, with him dead and buried, already the fourth day of his funeral and the fact already be smelling bad ... were evidence that prevented them from believing to the possibility of seeing him alive again. Yet when Christ called to the fact that the power of God needs free way to be able to speak, saying "Take away the stone," just he understood what you asked and acted byremoving the stone that closed the tomb. With this attitude of faith, Christ performed the miracle and brought his friend back to life. How many wonders Jesus can do for us is simply believing, remove all these obstacles, visible or not, the prevent to operate.Only then can we prove what is that good and acceptable will of God:
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12: 2
Unlike the example of Martha, the Church of Laodicea (Revelation 3), which prevented Christ of working was something more subtle, not very noticeable to the human eye.And the impediment was the gospel of comfort, the prosperity gospel that its members followed, closing the door to the truth and power of Jesus Christ. They thought that having all the comfort and resources to living successful stuff was okay, concluding that this was evidence of divine approval. However, Jesus was still beating on the door, hoping that someone realized that there he was outside. And the Laodicean church, Christ could not transform hearts simply because they did not let in.
We see, then, that the human being has within himself obstacles that Christ can not remove. He instructs us to do so, as this is a personal decision of each one who hears the Word of God. But when we hear and give free course and direction to operate Jesus, that we discover, marvel, its real power transformer. And often the stone is not in the heart, is the heart. Yet there is hope: Hath my word not like fire, says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock ? Now if we have a heart of stone, Jesus has the right tool to break all hardness of heart: Your Word.
Jesus Christ is the only one who does not despise an open heart, because, according to his effective power to subject to himself all things (Philippians 3:21), you can enter it and turn even the vilest sinner.
We do not need all that power ? In us Without Jesus, we can do nothing, "for without me ye can do nothing," he says in John 15: 5. Jesus is famous for it, to have the power to " raise the poor dust, the dunghill lift the needy, to do sit with the princes of his people , "we believers servants in Christ.
A new heart
And if your heart is still rock, still called by Him: " And give I will give you a new heart and put within you a new spirit, and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart meat " sensitive to my Word - Ezekiel 36:26
After all, if it is written and it is true that nothing is impossible for God it is true and it is written that all things are possible to him who believes !!! Believe in Jesus, open his heart. Let Him come and work miracles and wonders on you too. Join Martha, Lazarus, and many other thousands who, through the centuries, proved the transformer Gospel power and become witnesses of Jesus Christ. Amen??? -
Open heart, called by Jesus Christ, and, like Martha, does not conform to the sorrows of this world, but trust that He has the power to give new joys, starting now by the renewing of your mind.
The believer and humble servant witness of Jesus,
Pr. Wagner Cipriano
NOTE: This message is a translation of the original in portuguese published in http://mensagembiblicadiaria.blogspot.com.br/2016/06/deus-tem-o-poder-para-transformar-ate-o.html
To Him Jesus, be all glory, all honor and all praise.
Edifying lives for the glory of God
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