GOD has predestined every believer to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, YESHUA! The process begins at salvation and continues until we join Him in Heaven!
The apostle Paul is a good example of the LORD’S power to transform an unrighteous man into an image-bearer of YESHUA!
Paul was deeply religious before his conversion. When he met the LORD on the road to Damascus, the future apostle learned that all his religious zeal meant nothing. The only way for people to be acceptable before our heavenly FATHER is to receive the saving grace of MESSIAH—He replaces our sin nature with a righteous spirit!
And having chosen them He called them to come to Him. And having called them, He gave them right standing with Himself, and having given them right standing, He gave them His glory.
Paul was welcomed into the Kingdom in spite of his hostility toward the BODY OF BELIEVERS (promoting blasphemy and punishing believers). No one is beyond the LORD’S capacity to forgive! His grace is sufficient! Let’s praise our loving GOD for His amazing grace!
Love & Blessings,
Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation
Lake Worth, Florida