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GOD’S WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 25 ~ ~ Psalm 119:73 ~ ~ “Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.”

John 3:16 ~ ~ “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.

Hydraulic machines are part of our everyday lives. When you step on the brakes in your car, brake fluid, which cannot be compressed, is forced from a cylinder into the braking mechanism attached to your wheels. Hydraulic mechanisms work because fluid cannot expand, but it will easily flow to areas where there is less pressure.

However, humans were not the first to invent uses for this principle. The spider uses it all the time. The spider has his skeleton on the outside of his body and his muscles inside his skeleton. Since our muscles are outside our skeleton, we can use muscles both to bend our legs and stretch them out. However, the spider’s arrangement allows his muscles only to bend his leg. When he wants to straighten out his leg to take another spidery step, he pumps fluid into his leg, and the leg joint hinges open.

The North American dwarf mistletoe builds up hydraulic pressure equal to that found in a truck tire. It uses that stored pressure to catapult its seeds up to 50 feet at a speed close to 60 miles per hour. The squirting cucumber, found in the Mediterranean area, uses the same principle to propel its seeds up to 40 feet.

Who would believe that the brake system in an automobile came together by chance and natural forces? Neither does it make sense to believe that spiders, other animals and plants came about without a Designer and Creator.

Our Lord and Savior doesn’t use this method with guiding us. He doesn’t force us to do His will like the pressure in the hydraulic cylinders forces a movement.

He gives us free will to choose if we want to move forward, or stay where we are. He gives us free will to submit our lives to Him or not. He gives us free will to stay in a church that teaches empty rituals that cannot save us, or come to a free and pure personal relationship with Him in which He promises we will be with Him forever, because of what He did, not what we did. It is salvation by Grace only. It is the only way, because we cannot EVER be good enough to save ourselves.

Choose life——-Choose Salvation.

Galatians 2:16 ~ ~ “so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law; since by works of the Law no flesh will be justified.”

Ephesians 2:8 &9 ~ ~ “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;  not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

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