Why are butterflies associated with Jesus? It’s because of metamorphosis. The butterfly lays an egg which hatches into a caterpillar. The caterpillar will at some point create a cocoon around itself. After a while, a butterfly will emerge from it. It’s a totally new life — a new creation. When we are born again through God’s gift of grace in Jesus, we die to our old selves (like the caterpillar) and emerge or rise up (in baptism) as a new creation — a new life — like a butterfly.
In chapter 5 of Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he defines who we are in Christ and that we should live for Christ. He also assures us that Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit as a guarantee that He’s coming back and that He keeps His promises!
Working in marketing, I sometimes have to warn clients that their marketing message sounds too much like a guarantee. The problem is, if they don’t deliver, they can get in trouble. Like saying that a face cream will reduce wrinkles in 2 weeks — guaranteed.
Not God. His guarantee sticks. He keeps His promises. Let’s read this chapter…
If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then…
Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.
Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly…
“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Jesus is coming back soon! Are you ready?
Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory!
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