Jesus Saves…

Jesus Saves…

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

No other person, religion, works or belief system can save you except Faith in the person of Jesus Christ; God’s own Son.

Jesus was God, our great Creator, manifested in the flesh. “And the Word became flesh and dwelled among us.” (John 1:14) It is beyond sad and tragic how many false religions and false beliefs are covering the globe at this present moment. However, there is only one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man cometh to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

The world knows of the Christmas holiday, but so many do not know who Christmas is about or why Christmas exists. I recently read where a minister stated, “Jesus is not the only reason for the season. Mankind is also the reason for the season.” Jesus came to be born and to die for the salvation of all mankind; all those who believe in His name. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).

This Christmas the best present that you can give or receive is the gift of Faith in Jesus Christ living within your heart. Without Christ you are loss and without Hope. Without Christ you do not have the favor of God or God’s eternal blessings upon your life. Only by receiving Christ into your heart do you have favor with God and inherit His eternal and precious promises and blessings.

My friend, do not be deceived or misled by all the numerous false religions of the world. God is Love and HE manifested His love toward us through His Son, Jesus Christ.

“Oh, how sweet to know thou art with me, will be with me ‘til the end. Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er; Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! Oh, for grace to trust Him more!” Do you know Jesus Christ? Do you trust in Jesus Christ? If you do not, I pray that you will.

This Christmas season and every day of your life Trust in Jesus…Jesus Saves.

Remember, God Loves You (through His Son, Jesus Christ)
Lin T Rollins, M.Ed. Author

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He’s Coming to Town

“You better watch out; you better not cry!”

Remember, being told as a child that Santa Claus is coming to town, so you better be good? And, suddenly you would change your bad behavior.

Just knowing that the big jolly man with the white beard was coming to town was enough for any kid to stop misbehaving and put a smile on their face. But, do you know that there’s a REAL someone much greater than the myth of Santa Claus who really is coming to town in a twinkle-of-an-eye? That someone is Jesus Christ.

Jesus is NOT imaginary or a myth. And, HE really does see and hear everything we say or do; even our thoughts and intentions. Jesus isn’t someone who only comes into our lives one time of the year. For those of us who Believe, HE is with us each and every day.

Jesus wants to come into every little boy’s and every little girl’s heart no matter how naughty or nice they have been. According to the Bible, Jesus came to Earth to save “whosoever” will call upon His Name. (See Romans chapter 13.)

The greatest gift ever given unto man was not found in a sled or in a big red sack, but was born in a manger over two thousand years ago. The Gift of Jesus Christ is the only gift that keeps on giving for a lifetime and throughout all of eternity.

This year instead of keeping an eye out for Santa, keep your eyes focused on Jesus; the real reason for the season.

Merry Christmas and Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, M.Ed. Author

Christmas, The Most Anticipated Day of the Year

Christmas, The Most Anticipated Day of the Year…

Merry Christmas! Of all the 365 days a year no other day is more celebrated and anticipated than Christmas Day.
Christmas is the day that we set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the miraculous birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For many, it is also a day filled with a plethora of family traditions. No other holiday except Thanksgiving finds more families gathered together in one place. It’s a time when we Break Away from the hustle and bustles of everyday living to spend time with those we love so dear.

But, most importantly, it is a day and time to give THANKS unto our Heavenly Father for His Gift of Love, Mercy, Grace, Forgiveness, and Salvation. Of all the gifts anyone can ever receive, none other can compare to God’s Gift to mankind; His only Begotten Son, Jesus (John 3:16). Jesus, the Reason for the Season!

During this time of the year, not all families can gather together to celebrate the birth of Christ as they wish. Today, or during this Christmas season, you may find yourself physically alone. Perhaps, your family could not gather together this year for one reason or another. Perhaps, they are scattered from one corner of the globe to another Perhaps, they, or even you, are serving abroad in the military or serving in another state. Perhaps, many of your loved ones and friends have already gone on to be with the Lord in Heaven. Or, perhaps you may be working and cannot get away to be with loved ones during the holidays…Whatever the case might be, know this Truth…Whenever you receive Christ Jesus into your Heart by admitting that you are a lost sinner in need of Salvation, believing in your heart that Jesus is God manifested in the Flesh sent to die for your sins and mine (John 1:14), and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord, you will never be alone again (Romans 10). Jesus will never leave nor forsake you no matter the day, the hour, or the season…He is with you 24/7, 365 days a year!

Yes, my friend, Jesus is Alive and Well…living in the hearts of countless numbers of Believers who have received Him into their lives as their personal Savior and Lord….This Christmas, if you haven’t already done so, you too can receive the Greatest Gift ever given, God’s Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ…Then, you can celebrate the real and true meaning of Christmas with the rest of God’s Family…JOY TO THE WORLD THE LORD IS COME, LET EARTH RECEIVE HER KING! What an Amazing, Awesome Gift!!

In closing, I want to wish you and yours the Merriest Christmas ever and a most Blessed, Happy, and Prosperous New Year, 2014.
Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, M.Ed
Author

A Matter of Trust…

A Matter of Trust

Trust…The word, “Trust” holds great worth and value in today’s society. Unfortunately, we have learned NOT to trust most promises given by many of our leaders and NOT to rely upon those whom we thought we could rely; even our closest friends and loved ones at time.

Face it, the lack of Trust has become a real issue within today’s world. People make all kinds of promises they simply cannot keep or won’t keep. I recall a time when Americans could read or watch the News with confidence trusting what was being reported was actual truth or fact. That’s not the case any longer. Propaganda, mistruths, half-truths, and spins are put into just about everything we hear or see in today’s political and media worlds. That old wise saying, “Believe half you see and nothing you hear,” holds more truth today than ever before.

With so much “distrust” abounding it’s hard to believe in anything…But, there’s still one thing of total certainty that we can trust and rely upon…God’s Word; the Bible. The Promises of the Bible are True and Faithful. We can possess great confidence that God will never leave nor forsake us. The Bible teaches us, “Let God be true, but every man a liar…” (Romans 3:4 KJV). Meaning that God cannot lie and man can and often does lie.

God does not have to impress mankind with phony hopes and promises. What HE says HE means, and HE will bring it to pass. Trusting in God is a guarantee that never fades or expires. God is eternal; therefore His Promises are eternal. One of my favorite verses is found in the Book of Proverbs, “TRUST in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5). I can put my heart’s entire TRUST in the LORD…I don’t have to worry about it. I don’t have to think about it. I don’t have to wonder or ponder over it…I know the LORD cares for me and will never breach a single promise HE has made.

My friend, today you may be struggling with Trust issues and wondering if you can ever trust anyone again. Perhaps, someone you love or put confidence into has disappointed or let you down. It happens to all of us at one time or another. But, just remember all humans are just that; Humans…And, humans do forget, fail, fall down, and disappoint even with the best of intentions.

I encourage you during this Christmas Season and throughout the rest of your life to place ALL of your hopes and cares upon Jesus because HE is GOD and HE can never forget, fail, fall down, or disappoint anyone…GOD is Faithful and you can always rely and Trust in HIM to do what is best for you in HIS time…Want you TRUST in Him today?

Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, M.Ed, Author

Here Comes the Holidays!

Here Comes the Holidays…

“A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…” Ecclesiastes 3:4

The Holiday Season is now upon us and with it comes various preparations, traditions, routines, programs, traveling, card sending, letter writing, shopping, purchases, wrappings, decorating, cooking and baking, gatherings and feastings, giving and receiving, clean up and pick up, returns, and exhaustion…Ahh…a time to laugh and a time to weep…:)

The Holidays bring into our lives times of laughter, excitement, and merriment…But, they can also remind us of the more lonely and sadder times within our lives…Not everyone gets to travel. Not every family gathers to feast. Not everyone has the time, health, nor money to shop until they drop. Not every family can purchase and decorate a tree…And, some children may not find that special gift on Christmas morn…And, many families each year are separated by the winds and distant miles of “service unto our country.” And, some are even sadly reflecting upon the recent loss of a loved one…A time to mourn.

Thus, we enter into a season that requires the need for “balance.” We must be careful to “balance” our lives, our purses, our taste buds, our emotions, and our energies during the upcoming days and weeks ahead…

As a child, I could not wait until the holidays to get to spend time at my grandparents’ homes with all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins…To me, that is one of the more valued reasons of the holiday season as well as being thankful and grateful for all that God has provided and done in our lives…But, even I had to accept that our family could not always “gather” as it once had…We live in a different time and mindset than we did back in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s when gathering together with the family had more meaning and opportunities…Today, emails, texts, and Facebook have taken over traditional gatherings around the table or sitting in front of the fireplace with loved ones…But, don’t get me wrong…I’m very thankful to be able to see pictures and hear from family members whom I cannot be with in person…So, I, too, must be careful to keep my own emotions in check and in balance…Keeping focused on the truer and real meaning of the Holidays…A Time to slow down, stop, reflect, and be Thankful to our Creator for all of our Blessings

This Holiday Season I wish everyone a time of “balance” as they carry out and conduct their own traditions and customs…But, most importantly, I wish everyone “JESUS” into their hearts and lives. For Jesus is the Reason for the Season…. Christmas is ALL about JESUS; a time to celebrate the greatest birth on Earth; the greatest display of God’s Love towards sinful man…

This season, let’s not allow “all” the others activities and wishes in our lives to rob us of the true meaning of the Season…A time to reflect upon Elohim God, Mighty Owner of Earth; Jehovah God the Great I Am; Emmanuel God being interpreted, “God is With Us…” And, if God be for us, who can be against us.” Now, that’s something to truly celebrate!! A time to dance…
Amen…

For me, the Holidays and “EVERYDAY” are a summary of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that HE gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting Life, for God sent not His son into the world to condemn it, but that the world through Him might be saved.” Hallelujah, Amen! Thank you Jesus for this Holiday Season…For Without You where would I be?….

And, on that note…Happy Forthcoming Holiday Season!

Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author

Day 30 Celebrating Immanuel

Day 30 Celebrating Immanuel

“And Simeon spoke, “For my eyes have seen thy (God’s)  Salvation…” (Luke 2: 30 KJV)

In closing my thirty-part series on, “Celebrating Immanuel,” let me ask you this question, “Have your eyes seen God’s Salvation?”

First, you may ask, “What is salvation?”  According to the dictionary, salvation is the saving of somebody or something from harm, destruction, difficulty, or failure.

Christian Salvation is believing in the Person, Jesus Christ, as being our eternal Saving Savior from all sin, harm, destruction, difficulty, and failure…We are saved from our Sins through the sinless Blood of Jesus Christ.  We are saved from eternal harm through the victorious Blood of Jesus Christ. We are saved from final destruction by the miraculous Blood of Jesus Christ.  We are delivered from painful difficulty and enduring failure through the sustaining Blood of Jesus Christ.  Through the Blood of Jesus Christ we are Saved!

You ask me how I know I’m Saved?  Because He lives within my heart!  Just as Simeon saw Jesus in person on that historic day I, too, have seen Him through Faith and by Faith.  What is Faith?  The substance of things HOPED for and the evidence of things NOT yet seen! (Hebrews 11:1).  We, as Christians, see Jesus through the eyes of Faith.  We see Him through our Hearts and our Minds.  We feel His presence in our hearts and lives…And, each day, as we continue to believe in Him, He reveals Himself to us more and more. How?  Through His Word, The Holy Bible.

Oh, my friend, you too can see Jesus today by faith.  All you have to do is BELIEVE.  BELIEVE IN GOD.  BELIEVE IN GOD’S ONLY SON, JESUS CHRIST, SAVIOR OF THE WORLD…For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not die but have everlasting life! (John 3:16)….Jesus saves us from eternal death (eternal separation from God)!  Now, that’s Salvation! Hallelujah!

I, like Simeon, Praise the Lord for my eyes have seen the Salvation of God!  Thank you Sweet Jesus…Amen.

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, Author

Day 29 Celebrating Immanuel

Day 29 Celebrating Immanuel

“In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:4-5 KJV

In “Jesus Christ: is life!  There is no LIFE outside of Christ Jesus.  Oh, you might be living, breathing, and walking around on planet Earth, but True LIFE is in the Blood of Christ..

Why would anyone desire “darkness,” “sin,” and “death” over “Light,” “Righteousness,”  and “Eternal Life?”  Because man’s ways are wicked and sinful from the start.  Nevertheless, God sent His only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in Him (Jesus Christ) shall not perish (die) but have everlasting Life!  (John 3:16)  You have a choice, and the choice is your’s to make.

If you are like me, the ongoing deterioration (darkness) of our moral society is staggering to the imagination.  Just flipping through the channels on any TV set can boggle the mind.  Oh, the sad, corrupt, offensive, and awful things we can see within a few seconds of time. God forbid what all of “this” is doing to the hearts and minds of our children, teens, and younger adults.  Sin (darkness and unrighteousness) is running rampant through our streets, towns,  and homes. No more is the LIGHT of God seen as being Good, but rather as being weak and intolerable.  Oh, how we need the LIGHT OF GOD shining upon our nation, homes, and lives…Lord, bring Revival to our hearts!!

Yet; the Bible teaches us, “And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended (understood it not) it not.”  Oh, how grateful I am that God lead me to the Light that most precious day when I surrendered my life to Christ Jesus; my Lord and Savior.  From that moment unto this day I have walked in His presence and seen His Light.  He through His Words contained in the Holy Bible teaches me right from wrong. He shows me the path that I must tread.  He carries me when I cannot carry myself…Oh, how thankful I am this morning in the Joy of Knowing Him as my Lord and Savior; for I will never live in total darkness…I have seen the Light!  Hallelujah Praise God; Honor and Glory be unto His name…

Today, you may be wondering in darkness and sin without Hope, but there is Hope in Jesus Christ.  Come to the LIGHT; come out of the darkness. Come to the ONLY one who can give you Hope, assurance, and an eternal home in Heaven.  He is but a prayer away; as close as your lips calling upon Him, believing in HIm, and testifying unto Him…That He is Lord and the Light of the world…Amen.  Want you give Him your life today…Only in Him will you find LIFE and be able to walk in the Light of His Fellowship and Word.  Amen.

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, Author