TRAVELLING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY
Almost every year I travel to a foreign country preaching the gospel of Christ. I have crossed the borders of our nation north, south, east, and west. Whenever you leave this country and cross into another, three things are required.
Soon I will leave this land of sorrow and sin. I hope to enter into the bliss and glory of heaven. I hope to stand forever accepted as a citizen of the New Jerusalem. Here is the basis of my hope.
A BIRTH CERTIFICATE - The Lord God has given me a new nature (II Cor. 5:17). There is in me a new man, created of God in righteousness and true holiness.
A VISA - I have a right to enter into heaven itself by the blood of Christ, because I am robed in his righteousness. God says, "It must be perfect to be accepted," and in Christ I am perfect! He has made me perfectly righteous before God!
A CLEAR RECORD - Jesus Christ has purged away all my sins with his own precious blood. Therefore God will never charge me with any sin (Rom. 4:8). When I stand before God and he searches the books for iniquity and sin under my name, he will find none (Jer. 50:20). DO YOU HAVE WHAT GOD REQUIRES?
Don Fortner, Pastor
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Of DANVILLE
2734 Old Stanford Road