This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation (atonement) for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.  1 John 1:5-10, 2:1-2

I’m a sinner saved by grace. What does that mean? By the definition “forgiven” :To give up resentment of or claim requital for, grant relief from payment of<forgive a debt. To be redeemed is to be forgiven of all of your sins because God sent His Son, Christ the Lord to pay the price for our sins. It is through this forgiveness that our relationship with God the Father is restored through the efforts of the Son. The message—Probably the most famous quote of Scripture, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”   (John 3:16). We have heard the message, “God loves you!” We know that this world is not living in this truth, but rather in denial of this truth. God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. You’ll never be deceived by God, He cannot lie (Titus 1:2), nor will you ever be able to lie to God, because He sees through your heart: “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth” (v.6). So what’s the solution? But if we walk in the light that is, in fellowship with God as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another. Getting my life right with God by confessing that I am a sinner, who has broken God’s laws is the first step to having proper fellowship with one another. That is both publically, and privately I have confessed Christ into my life. Why? Jesus said in John chapter 14, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (v.6). So it is only through Jesus Christ sacrificial death in my stead that I can have communion (fellowship) with God the Father. By what method? and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin (v.7). Through the teaching of the Word of God the indwelling Holy Spirit shows the Christian there is still remaining an old nature in us and that during our earthly life there needs to be forgiveness, and so through our confession the blood of Christ is the divine provision for both restored fellowship and forgiveness.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us—I’ve said it before in previous posts, the ground is even before the Lord. Meaning there is not another human who has ever lived that can say, “I have not sinned.” Thus every human being will bow before Jesus Christ and confess to Him. The question is, in what way will you confess Him? As a sinner who humbly needs His forgiveness and grace which is now in this life, or after this life is over, in which you will face judgment. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:8-11). Jesus literally emptied Himself, that is, divested Himself of His visible glory. But that will change one day, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. “All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. “And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: ‘for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? “When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe you? Or when did we see You sick or in prison, and come to You?” “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels, (Matthew 25 :31-41).

This judgment of individual Gentiles is to be distinguished from other judgments in Scripture, such as the judgment of the Church (2 Corinthians 5:10-11), the judgment of Israel (Ezekiel 20:33-38), and the judgment of the wicked after the millennium (Revelation 20:11-15). The time of this judgment is “when the Son of Man comes in His glory,” that is, at the second coming of Christ after the tribulation. The subjects of this judgment are “all the nations,” that is, all Gentiles living on the earth during this future time. Three classes of individuals are mentioned: 1.) sheep, saved Gentiles who come out of the tribulation period. 2.) goats, unsaved Gentiles who probably have taken the mark of the beast; Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, “he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb (Revelation 14:9-10). Heavy judgment awaits those who do not ever believe in Christ, and His redeeming love for them. 3.) Brethren-the nation of Israel.

Beloved friend, Jesus Christ has sat down at His rightful place at the right hand of God the Father. He is resting from His finished work on the cross, His death for our sins, His burial and resurrection has given all who come to Him victory over our greatest enemy, death for the guilt of our sins. We were condemned already, without hope, then we received the grace of God’s forgiveness through hearing the message of the cross, and suddenly, as we received Christ into our hearts, now have been pardoned from all of our unrighteousness. Truly an amazing fact, that I will be with the Lord forever, because He saved me from my sins. Let us tell others about Him, let us not be afraid, for the time for His return for His church is coming soon. Let us be about our Father’s business till He comes.

May the Lord bless your walk with Him today!



Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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  1. I’ve been redeemed!!!! What a price He paid for me!!! What a change He has made & continues to make in my life!!! He is the One True God…..and I will tell about His Gift of Saving Grace…..and how He loves us …….all we need to do is realize it’s all about Him, not about us!! Not I, but Christ!!! Ask Him for forgiveness, give Him the reigns to your heart…..He knows what’s best for you…..let Him guide your steps…..He is coming soon….time is short……don’t wait until later…….later may be too late!

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