Despite his arrest and facing the council, Paul remained steadfast in his witness for Christ. He knew where their accusations and misplaced zealousness for the temple and for their traditions led, for he was once like them. He also knew that their traditions were nothing, even making the Law of none effect as the Lord had said, and that the Law couldn’t save anyway. He also knew that he had to keep testifying for Jesus, to the Jews, to the Gentiles, to whoever would listen, for like the other Apostles, he had to speak what he had seen and heard of Jesus. He was determined to speak about the Law pointing to Christ, about the salvation of God through repentance and faith in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, and about the new life which Christ offers to all who will receive it.
Those who have not yet received Christ are called to surrender to Him on His terms and be born again, not to make their life better, but to give them a whole new life in Christ of forgiveness and a relationship with God by faith through grace. God loves everyone and desires a love relationship with all who will come to Him that is real and personal. He calls His people to share Him everywhere and to everyone that all might be saved. He calls His people to testify of Him and what He has done for them that others might know of His power and mighty works and the salvation that He offers to everyone who repents and puts their trust in Him and Him alone.
God wants all to be saved and He calls His people to holiness and obedience to Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our GOD has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of GOD so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of GOD might have life in His Name.
GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.