Thursday, November 28, 2013

In Christ, You Can Never Leave God's Comfort Zone

"I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;" (Isaiah 51: 12)

Do you know how much God comforts us?

Isaiah gives us an understanding of Gods' comfort in His Son:

"Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

"Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins." (Isaiah 40: 1-2)

How are our sins forgiven? Because of Christ and Him Crucified, because of all that He did for us on the Cross, taking away our sin, freeing us from the curse of the law, and bringing us into full and forever sonship with God the Father.

We have received more than double for all our trouble in this life. We were dead, and now we are alive in Christ. We were poor, yet we become rich in Christ. We were rejected, but because of Jesus, we are now accepted in the Beloved.

Jesus forever comforts us, because He lives in us (Colossians 1: 27). We are seated with Christ in heavenly places, too, and we need never fear the reproach of men, because "As He is, so are we in this world!" (1 John 4: 17)

He comforts us as His own children, because in Christ we are all sons of God.

In effect, because you are in Christ, you can never leave God's comfort zone.

While most people will tell you to "leave your comfort zone", the reason why many of us never venture out is that we believe that we will indeed be leaving the comfort zone of Christ Jesus with us, in us, and for us.

That is not the case at all. When you step out in faith, know and believe that because Jesus Christ has done all things, in wiping away every sin forever, you can be sure that you will never leave the comfort zone of God's love.

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