We As Christians Are Privileged!!!

monday blessings Matthew 5 16

 

Have A Wonderful and Blessed day!!! We As Saved Have The Advantage!!!

“Privilege” has often a bad word in today’s society, yet Christians are the most privileged members of our society. And that’s a good thing.
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Definition of Privilege:
a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most:
the privileges of the very rich.
Once we are saved we have the benefit of Heaven and this is only for those who are trusting Jesus.
A special right, immunity, or exemption granted to persons in authority or office to free them from certain obligations or liabilities:
the principle or condition of enjoying special rights or immunities.
We through the Holy Spirit have the scripture opened up to us. We also have the privilege of The Protection from the strongest, THE King of kings and Lord of lords to have always been.

AGAIN WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF HEAVEN. We also make that choice.
“Privilege” has become a bad word in today’s society. Much of the Millennial generation, being heavily influenced by the liberal movement, have redefined “privilege” to mean “inequality of rights, due to race, class, or gender.” The third definition listed above reflects this notion that privilege exists due to status. The world has put its own meaning to privilege.

The truth is that privilege, like almost everything else, comes at a cost. Millennials will talk of the “privilege” of attending certain colleges and universities. Yet those same Millennials fail to acknowledge that someone, either themselves or their parents, or taxpayers are paying for their education.
As Christians, we have been given special benefits and opportunities that come from having a relationship with God the Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord. And like other privileges, this one comes with a cost.
So what are the privileges of being a Christian?

1. Peace with God
Remember what was said earlier? “Privilege comes at a cost?” Those privileges that come with our relationship with God are great, and they came at a great cost. Christ’s death upon the cross paid for our sin debt. When we accept Him as Lord and Savior, we become justified by our faith. Through our faith, we can be at peace with God.

2. Access to grace
At the time of our conversion, we gain access to a position of grace, in which God gives us unmerited favor. This is a joyous state, knowing that the creator of the universe shows us special favor. We have his grace, mercy, and protection.

3. Access to God the Father
For what reason does the Christian have to rejoice? There is no better one than our hope to be with God for eternity. This hope exists in two parts: first, our Father is only a prayer away. Unlike the chief priests in the temple, we have access to the presence of God at any time, when we pray in Jesus’ name; second, we hope for the day, when we will be with God in the hereafter. We have the truth and are not walking through this life bowing to a man. We have a one on one relationship with Jesus with no in-betweens
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4. Opportunity to “suffer”
We all suffer in one way or another. But God uses those experiences in the Christian’s life to bring spiritual growth. As we endure, our character develops, and that gives us reason to hope. In that hope, there’s no shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.

The Lord told us in his word we will face trials and tribulations. ALL people will experience these things. However being a child of Goid we know he is there getting us through. We also have the promise of Heaven where no more trial and tribulation, sickness, death, sin will exist. Those not trusting and not having the same privilege as us they are having their best life here filled with all the trials and tribulations. When they close their eyes for the last time then life will become much worse.

This is why we need to be praying and fasting for the lost. The lord tells us he would have none perish. We should feel the same way.
2Peter 3:9 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.
2Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Peter 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

RESCUE THE PERISHING
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.
Though they are slighting Him, still He is waiting,
Waiting the penitent child to receive;
Plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently;
He will forgive if they only believe.
Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.
Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
Tell the poor wand’rer a Savior has died.
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

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