What Does It Mean To Be Right With God? Being right with God can be summed up in one word OBEDIENCE.
We are saved by grace through faith, which is a gift from God, but after that we choose whether or not we are going to be obedient to his will.
Salvation is something we need to work at:
Php_2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Being saved is a gift, however salvation is a choice. A good analogy is:
If you fall into a river full of Parana and you are trying to swim to shore on your own strength, you will die because the fish can swim faster then you. However if someone decides to rescue you and pull you into their boat, that is their gift to you. You are saved from the Parana. However you do not attain complete salvation until you are safely ashore. If at any point in that journey, you make to decision to jump back into the water again, you will perish, even though you initially accepting the gift of salvation.
Our salvation is tied up in God:
Psa_119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
Psa_149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Psa_118:21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
Psa_91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Psa_89:26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
A lot of the times people blame the devil for the things they made the choice to do. The devil cannot force us to do anything, he can only create a scenario, we choose how the scene is played out. Our greatest defense against the devil’s attack is our obedience to God and his word:
Jas_4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Being right with God is more than just having a positive mental attitude, visualizing yourself being one with your creator and the universe. That is new age rubbish, which removes all accountability from a person for their actions. Being right with God is doing what he has said:
1Jn_2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Everyone wants to go to heaven, but people do not want to do the journey, this is why the way to God has a narrow gate and a straight way and not everyone will enter through it. However because the easy road, where a person can do what is right in their own eyes has a wide gate and broad road, many people will find that way.
We live in a world which the main force is to guide people to the broad gate, this is why when a person stands up for the truth and says, the only way to God is through Jesus Christ, they are ridiculed by the world.
However Jesus told us this would happen:
Joh_15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
So being right with God is a gift and a journey and is starts by being Born Again!
Joh_3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Parallel Business Principals
In our business the only way we are going to make it is by being obedient to the things we need to do. Not everyone is going to be willing to do that and this is why not everyone is going to be successful. People will make excuses why they have not been successful and even coming up with justifications why they left the business. However is all boils down to one thing, “Are you being obedient to the things you need to be doing”.
You see the way to success has a narrow gate and a straight way and only few will find it, but excuses has a wide gate and a broad way and many people find that way!
So which way are you travelling today? Only you know that. I can only encourage you, if you want to be successful in your Reliv business, firstly have a strong reason for doing it and then be obedient to the things you need to be doing.
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