A little thought:)

I was reading the bible when I came across a familiar portion of scripture it comes from the book of Acts chapter 2 verses 48, 49. They say “Then Peter said unto them, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you and your children and to all that are a afar off even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” I know that you hear that all the time but it’s always good to hear it again. To know that God has given us the gift of the Holy Ghost and it’s not just promised to you and me but anyone and everyone that wants it God has more than enough love for everyone.
God has given us so much. One of the gifts he gives us is free will. We have the option to do anything we want, but everything has a consequence. God did not make us to be slaves he gave us free will so we could choose to worship him or not. He has no desire to make us do anything. It’s like when you have a kid and you let them go out on their own for the first time, you don’t know if they will come back to you or not but you trust them to do the right thing. He trusts us to do the right thing. But we don’t always do the right thing. Like Adam and Eve when Eve chose to eat of the forbidden fruit she had a choice. Which brings us to perhaps the greatest gift of all.
God’s greatest gift to us is the gift of redemption. In John 3:16 it says “For God so loved the world the he gave his only begotten that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” God clothed himself in flesh to come down knowing very well that he was going to be crusified. He went through life as a human and went through one of the most brutal tortures and deaths imaginable. But he did that so by his blood we could be forgiven of all our sins. And then he raised Him from the grave to show us his power and to symbolized the rebirth we can have when we repent and are baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost. But redemption is not something you automatically have, you have to ask God to forgive you. But it’s not a one time thing you have to ask everyday because we are human and we sin all the time.
With these gifts we have been given the opportunity to live eternally in a place greater than we could ever imagine. When you have made the choice to repent you need to next get baptized because that is our way of going into a spiritual grave and we come up and are cleansed of all our human carnal nature. Then we must be filled with his spirit because it says in the bible that we must go through him to get to heaven and that is the only way. These are the essentials to getting to the kingdom of heaven. So after you read this think where am I going to go in the end? Who am I serving when it counts? There is much more involved with reaching the kingdom of heaven. But that is a different Bible study.

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