Captured

Hi, God’s word for me today is in Amos 1:6 which says:

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Gaza, 
    even for four, I will not relent. 
Because she took captive whole communities
    and sold them to Edom.”

The Lord was going to punish Gaza because of what they had done. Amos says in verse 6 that they had taken captive communities and sold them to Edom. Gaza had taken over not only a whole community but whole communities, plural, and sold those communities to Edom. Because of that, the Lord was going to punish Gaza. The Lord said that He would not relent even for 4 sins of Gaza.

We were captured like the communities had been captured by Gaza. We were captured by the devil and sin. We could not free ourselves and we needed a perfect sacrifice to die for our sins. But we could never find a perfect sacrifice on our own. But that is why Jesus who is God’s son and God Himself, came down from heaven and died for us on the cross! Jesus loved us so much that He came down from heaven and took our sins on Him, then He died for us so that we could live! Jesus was our perfect sacrifice, now we live because He died!

If you are an unbeliever and you are still captive in your sins then why don’t you trust in Jesus and be freed from your sins! Why don’t you believe in Him and be saved? Jesus died for your sins and if you have not trusted in Him then you are captive in your sins. You cannot free yourself, but Jesus can free you if you trust in Him. He died for you on a cross with all of your sins on Him, you and me should have been the ones to die on the cross but Jesus did instead.

We should spread the good news of the Gospel with unbelievers so that they can live! All unbelievers are still captive in their sins, that is why we should give them the Gospel, if they trust in Jesus then they will live!

Praise God that we are saved from our sins! Jesus loved us so much, that He died for us, we should praise the Lord for saving us. Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross so that we could live!

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.

By the way, the reason I didn’t post yesterday was because we just moved to Washington state yesterday. We got up at four in the morning and we packed the bags into the car, then we drove an hour to the airport. After that we flew 5 hours to Washington and waited around for a problem to be fixed and then we waited until 3:00 (local time) to get checked in. So we were too busy.

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