Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Kisses of God

But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. Luke 15:20

Children of God and those who long to be, run to your father while there is still time. Satan tells you that you are unworthy of the kisses of God, and the truth is you have never been worthy nor will you ever be. But that is the very reason you must go. Only the kisses of your father can offer you anything. The world will offer you its kisses but they are the kisses of Judas. Betraying kisses that will lead to your demise. Reject the kisses of this world and run to your Father.

There are kisses for every one of your despairs. Every wound and disease that eats at your soul can be addressed by the kisses of God. It would be worthwhile to quote Charles Spurgeon at length here, for much of this was drawn from his influence.

“Perhaps one whom I am addressing says, “even though I confess my sin, and seek God’s mercy, I shall still be in sore trouble for through my sin, I have brought myself down to poverty.” “There is a kiss for you,” says the Lord: “Thy bread shall be given thee, and water shall be sure.” “But I have even brought disease upon myself by sin,” says another. “There is a kiss for you, for I am Jehovah-Rophi, the Lord that healeth thee, who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases.” “But I am dreadfully down at the heel,” says another. The Lord gives you also a kiss, and says, “I will lift you up, and provide for all your needs. No good thing will I withhold for them that walk uprightly.” All the promises in this Book belong to every repentant sinner, who returns to God believing in Jesus Christ, his son.”

Child of God, let the world scoff and the consequences of your sin run their course. You have the kisses of God. For every trial, even the self-inflicted ones, can now do you no harm for all things work together for the good of those who love Him, even the effects of our sin we now live with. And everything in this world will pass away, and we will one day enter the kingdom of our Lord. Where every tear will be dried and sadness will be no more. The world may continue to wound, and people may even look at you with disdainful eyes, but remember it is not their approval you need, you have the kisses of God.

-Doug Eaton-

P.S. This is from a sermon I once preached called the "Kisses of God" if anyone would like to have a copy of the entire sermon, send me an email at deaton@tiu.edu and I will send you a copy.


At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 3:35:00 PM, Blogger PresentStorm said...

Amen ...I really would like to read the rest of the sermon ..

My e-mail address is presentstorm @ g mail dot com

Thanks for stopping by my site and for the kind words...

In his grip, Stormii

At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 6:13:00 PM, Blogger Hattigrace said...

Every where I turn in the past week, I am getting this message of the tender love of my Father.

My head is weary. My heart is being tenderized by His mercy and grace. This post was another touch from Him.

Thanks for visiting and for leaving your nice comments.

At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:57:00 PM, Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

Great stuff, Doug. Nothing can match the grace and mercy of the Father.

At Thursday, February 23, 2006 12:47:00 PM, Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

Beautiful word, Doug! He truly is a redeeming Lord and nothing goes to waste in His kingdom. His mercy and grace, yes all of HIs gifts are without repentance and He pours them out freely...yes, taste and see!


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