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Christ will never change on you

POSTED: September 2, 2011 7:00 a.m.

There is a theme that is permeating the media, politicians, employers, and households today, and that theme is change.
Every day politicians and citizens are saying that Washington needs to change. Employers are saying unless something changes they are going to have to lay off workers. Home owners are saying that unless the economy changes they are going to have to change their lifestyles. The media is always looking for new ways to market and change the look of their broadcasts and publications to look contemporary and relevant in an ever changing society.
Many people do not like change, but the reality is that we deal with it on a daily basis — even the stock market is volatile today. It seems to be up one minute and severely down the next, only to rebound again, to drop again. Nothing stays the same, or so it seems. 
The reality is there is One that never changes. He is “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8 KJV) As the verse says, Jesus Christ is the same regardless of the time continuum. That means that the way He viewed sin in the Garden of Eden is the same way He views sin today. The same things that angered Christ on earth are the same things that anger Him in heaven.
Christ hates sin. Christ died so that the consequence of sin (eternal separation from God) through the process of death would be eradicated through the shed blood of Christ on the cross of Calvary. He resurrected on the third day to show that death has no power over God. That power is what gives the believer the ability to know that we can go to heaven when we die. 
Jesus Christ has not changed in the area of wanting His creation to worship Him. Adam was created in the Garden of Eden to worship Christ. Christ wanted to have fellowship with His creation, and still does. God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance”. (2 Peter 3:9)
It is Christ’s desire for you to call upon him “for grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). The reality is we need Christ every day. We need Him every hour, as the hymnist wrote.
The Bible actually tells us in John 15:5 that without Christ we can do nothing. He is our power, He is our strength, He is our life, and He is our salvation!
There is one thing that the Bible does say that needs to change. That is the believer needs to change from seeking the things on earth and begin to seek after the things of God. (Mt. 6:19-20)
Many are trying to change their church, the message of God, and the environment they are surrounded with to try to cope with change in this world, but the only real change will occur when we yield our will to God’s will and serve Him with our whole heart. James 4:8 tells us that if we “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
Do not be a double minded person, be a single minded follower of Christ. He will change your life forever!

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