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There Is Something That God Will Not Do

You may be thinking to yourself when you see the title to this post; has this person lost her salvation. No, I feel very good in my soul, and know that God is real, everlasting and loves me unconditionally, along with everyone else. However, there is truth to the title on the page.

Once we talk about this, I believe you will agree, “There is something that God will not do.” He will not make us live for Him.
We make choices every day. Some are good, some are bad, and some we wish we could take back. Salvation is a choice, not a “you are going to get saved and live for me.” Jesus does not make us make the right choices. We can be led by His wonderful love, He can give us desires, but we must put forth the efforts to live a Christian life by repenting of our sins, and have a desire to see Him in Heaven.

Today’s Scripture

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open  the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20

“And the Lord said My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” Genesis 6:3

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2: 8-9

God will manifest Himself to anyone who seeks Him, but He will not “make” any soul accept salvation and the word of God. He has led the way to salvation and He has offered us a chance to seek Him. What more could He do, than dying on the cross for our sins.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

Jesus will not make any human live a Christian life, or make them be saved. If a person does not confess his sins, He will not accept him into heaven when he dies. There must be a confession, and there must be a life lived according to the scriptures. The simple word here is “make.” God does not make us come to Him. He does draw us, but if we do not let go of our sins and ask for His forgiveness, our soul will be lost.
Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your heats, ye double minded.” James 4:8

The Rich Man and Lazarus

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day; and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am reoriented in this flame.

And, Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou are tormented.” Luke 16: 19-25

It does not matter how rich, famous, beautiful, popular, or whatever the word might be that lifts a person high in the sight of this world. If that person does not listen to the voice within him to and seek a life of salvation, there is not hope for eternal life.

“No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Luke 16:13

There are many scriptures in this post, and that is for a reason. I could tell you repeatedly something that I believe or know to be true, but the Word from The Book, can offer you far more evidence than I can.

The Lord gives every human a chance to repent. He loves the criminal, the murder, the most sinful human on earth. That is why He died. Nevertheless, He will not take a human by the collar and drag them to an altar of prayer. He will not force them.

There is only one way to go to Heaven, and that is:

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3: 1-5

The rest of the Chapter; Jesus goes into the explanation of how to be born again. One must believe, ask forgiveness, and live a life that is pledged to Him.

“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9
Salvation is gift, but every individual must believe, have faith, and seek forgiveness from Him of their sins. He will not make any person believe. It must come from our own free will.
Thank you for stopping here,
Linda Todd

The Woman's Post

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