16. IF GOD BE FOR US
Rejoice in the Lord! Oh, let His mercy cheer:
He sunders the bands that enthral;
Redeem’d by His blood why should we ever fear
Since Jesus is our “all in all”?
“If God be for us, if God be for us,
If God be for us, who can be against us?
Who? Who? Who?
Who can be against us, against us?”
Be strong in the Lord! Rejoicing in His might;
Be loyal and true day by day;
When evils assail, be valiant for the right,
And He will be our strength and stay.
Confide in His word – His promises so sure;
In Christ they are “yea and amen;”
Though earth pass away, they ever shall endure,
Tis written o’er and o’er again.
Abide in the Lord: secure in His control,
Tis life everlasting begun;
To pluck from His hand the weakest, trembling soul
It never, never can be done!
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)