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Come As You Are To Jesus

June 15, 2011

As I have stated several times you are accepted by God because of His grace and NEVER because of your works.  Even if your life is a mess, He can take your mess and make it into something beautiful.  Come as you are to Jesus.

Many times people will think they have to get in their life in order before coming to Jesus.  They will say, “I need to get my life in order before coming to church.”  Sound ridiculous? It happens quite a bit in churches all around the world.  I heard a terrific response from someone, the response is so simple even our children can understand.

“Do you clean yourself before you take a bath?”  Of course not.  When you come to God He and not you is your bath.  When you are dirty he cleanses you and washes you.  In the natural when you are dirty you cannot clean yourself without water, the bathtub is useless without the water pouring into it.  In the same way you cannot clean yourself and you never will be able to.  God is the water and is the only solution to cleansing and cleaning a dirty person such as yourself and myself.

The truth of the matter is if you try and use your own efforts to clean yourself you become dirtier.  The ability to make you righteous, new and whole is only from God.  It NEVER and I mean NEVER is about your works, good deeds, loyalty, persistence or dedication.  It always is about Him and if you allow Him to love you then you will become whole.  You never ever will be able to ever qualify yourself for God’s blessings.  You are made holy, righteous and clean by the blood of Jesus Christ, and it is His righteous standing that qualifies you — nothing more and nothing less.

Go to Jesus with all your mess, all your addictions, all your weaknesses and all your failures.  God loves you just as you are.  However, He also loves you too much to let you stay the same.

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,   —   Psalm 30:11

You are made holy, righteous and clean by the blood of Jesus Christ, and it is His righteous standing that qualifies you — nothing more and nothing less.

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