Monday, October 9, 2017

Are You Beautiful?

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What exactly is "true beauty", one might ask? Well, in a day in which narcissism and pride reign from sea to shining sea, it is pretty sure that very few know what TRUE BEAUTY is and how one may obtain it. In an EXPONENTIAL technological age where one seeks to express their genetic "beauty" globally via the mediums of the day, is it safe to say that the thinking and mindset of the hour is on the temporal and not the ETERNAL

America today is so self-absorbed with the genetic beauty of the flesh.

America today is so self-absorbed with the genetic beauty of the flesh (Prov. 31:30, 1 Peter 1:24)! It is marketed at every level, sought to be lived up to and proudly promoted by the EXPONENTIAL technological mediums of our day. Indeed there is genetic beauty which is beautiful but what did any do to achieve it? When one promotes their genetic beauty in arrogance and pride one is absolutely clueless to the realities of time and ETERNITY (Isa. 40:8, 1 Peter 1:24). For genetic beauty is for a moment and fades away, but Almighty God in Jesus Christ provides and ETERNAL beauty which shall NEVER EVER perish!
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For genetic beauty is for a moment and fades away, but Almighty God in Jesus Christ provides and ETERNAL beauty which shall NEVER EVER perish!


Quite simply, "true beauty" is a FREE gift from Almighty God (Rom. 5:16-17; He 6:23). The FREE GIFT of TRUE beauty is provided to all by Almighty God (1 Cor. 1:30). TRUE beauty is our greatest need in the light of ETERNITY'S  FOREVERNESS.

This pinnacle of wondrous beauty is nothing less than the glorious RIGHTEOUSNESS that Almighty God has provided for His fallen creation in Jesus Christ. This TRUE beauty is found nowhere else but in Christ Jesus, the Savior of the whole world (Rom. 10:4; 2 Cor. 5:21).

"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints" (Rev 19:6-8).

This pinnacle of wondrous beauty is nothing less than the glorious RIGHTEOUSNESS that Almighty God has provided for His fallen creation in Jesus Christ.

When one places their absolute trust in Jesus Christ and His saving grace, that individual is given the BEAUTY of the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God and ETERNAL Life (Psalms 7:17; 90:17; John 3:16,17).

God takes on Himself our shame and sinful hideousness, and He bestows on us the BEAUTY of His RIGHTEOUSNESS (Psalms 17:15; Isaiah 61:1-3; 64:6; Rom. 4:6, 22-24; 5:4; 1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 John 3:2).

Oh, how will the redeemed of Almighty God shine and rejoice forever in the ETERNAL BEAUTY of the Lord! (Dan. 12:3; Matt. 13:43; 1 Cor. 2:9).

What About You?
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May I ask you this very sobering question? Do you possess the Beauty of Righteousness that is found only in Jesus Christ? The Bible states in Isaiah 64:6 that “all our righteousness is as filthy rags [bloody menstrual cloths].” All earthly beauty will fade away, as countless billions have experienced and could testify. Only the Beauty of Almighty God’s RIGHTEOUSNESS (state of perfection) will endure FOREVER (Matt. 13:43; 1 John 2:15-17, Rev. 22:11).

Only the Beauty of Almighty God’s Righteousness (state of perfection) will endure FOREVER!

You do not know what will happen tomorrow (Proverbs 27:1). If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, may you do so even now by making that conscious decision to receive Him into your heart and life. Then shall your beauty endure FOREVER as the stars of FOREVER, and bliss and joy will you know FOREVERMORE (Matt 13:43; 1 Cor. 2:9). Place your trust in Him TODAY. Behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Cor. 6:2)! You will NEVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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