When Jesus was born into this world, He came to represent man and God. He had a very big role to play and mission to accomplish that was absolutely impossible for any other man to do. He was sent by God to defeat Satan and take the authority back in the Earth that Adam lost when He sinned and disobeyed God. Now because of the triumphant work, sacrifice and life of Jesus man has a choice to choose life with Almighty God or a life with Satan. There is no in between. There is no other god that will give you a life outside of Hell, except the One True God. And there is only one way to enter into the presence and relationship with the One True God and that is by JESUS CHRIST. Don’t let these different religions and traditions confuse and deceive you. God does not care what religion you choose to worship Him by. As long as you realize you must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior first. There is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD and we can ONLY ACCESS HIM through Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 2:4-6(KJV), “ Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
Because of the disobedience of one man, Adam , every single person is born into this world as a sinner. Mankind is cursed because of Adam. But God sent Jesus, a better man, to redeem us from that curse and save us. Because of Jesus, our Savior, we now have a way to be in relationship and part of the family of the One True God. However, we must ask forgiveness of our sins at some point in our lives and accept Jesus as Savior before we can be adopted into the family of the One True God. We are automatically cursed when we are born into the world but we can be instantly born again spiritually by accepting Jesus, our blood sacrifice that is offered up for our sins. Without Jesus we CAN NOT enter into the presence of the One True God. Without Jesus God does not hear us when we pray. We will not go to Heaven when we die. Without Jesus you will not be raptured when the time comes. Jesus Christ is God’s gift of grace to man.
Romans 5:15,17,19,20(KJV), “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:”
When God sent Jesus Christ into this world HE SENT GRACE. Grace is a free gift that we can not earn and do not deserve. That is what Jesus is. HE IS GRACE. He is our free gift from God. He is that extra that we can not do alone that we need to be overcomers and receive from God the miracles and power that causes us to be victorious in life. Jesus is that connection that man need to be able to enter into the presence and family of Almighty God.
Ephesians 2:8-9 , “For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation].”
John 1:17, “For the Law was given through Moses, but grace [the unearned, undeserved favor of God] and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
There are many people who speak of god and faith. I hear politicians talking about god and faith. I hear Hollywood and entertainers talk about god and faith. Don’t be deceived and assume they are talking about the One True God and faith in Him and Jesus Christ. Satan thinks he is a god. When the Anti-Christ comes he is going to force people to worship him as god. He wants people to confess faith in him. Just because people talk about faith and god does not mean they are speaking of the One True God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Because of the lack of true Godliness in the world today, it is easy for Satan to deceive people.
Jesus Christ was sent to this Earth as a man to fulfill God’s plan for mankind. That was the message of Jesus when He lived on this Earth. Anyone who wants to know the One True God must accept Jesus as Savior first, then Jesus allow us to enter into God’s presence. Jesus is the gate keeper to the presence of God. God can not allow you to come into His presence until you are cleansed by the blood of Jesus from your sins because Almighty God consumes sin. If you were to enter into the presence of God without Jesus you would be consumed with fire and die. This is the message Jesus gave when He was on this Earth and it is still the same message today spoken through the chosen voices of God’s children. God never changes.
The world and false religions like to speak of god. But what god are they referring to? The world likes to insinuate that if they are nice and give to charities then they are godly and full of love. Not true. Without Jesus Christ, you don’t know the True God and you are incapable of experiencing true love. The world and false religions are always trying to convince people that Jesus was just a man, a prophet, a wonderful humanitarian. But the truth is Jesus was and is the Son of God Himself. Jesus is TRUE LOVE so without Him you are not experiencing true love. He is our Savior and our ONLY connection to the One True God. Even though Jesus was crucified on the cross, HE IS NOT DEAD. Jesus is alive right now and sitting on the right hand of Almighty God in Heaven.
Hebrews 10:12 (KJV) But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
John 14:6-7, “Jesus said to him, “I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the[real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had [really] known Me, you would also have known My Father. From now on you know Him, and have seen Him.
John 10:30, “I and my Father are one.”
John 1:32-34, “And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”
Get this very clear in your head. Muhammed CAN NOT SAVE you. Allah CAN NOT SAVE you. Buddha CAN NOT SAVE you. The Virgin Mary CAN NOT SAVE you. Only Jesus Christ has the ability and authority given to Him by the One and Only God to SAVE you. There is ONLY ONE who is still alive and sitting right now at the right hand of Almighty God in Heaven and that man is JESUS CHRIST. If you do not accept that one Truth, you are forever lost and headed to Hell.
The most vile evil wicked sinner is able to come before Jesus and ask forgiveness of their sins and Jesus will do it. If you are truly sorry for your sins, He will never turn you away and deny forgiveness and salvation to anyone who truly wants to be part of Almighty God’s family. In fact those very people are the ones that God sent Jesus into the world to save. They don’t deserve it, they can’t earn it or ever be able to pay Him back. Jesus graciously gives Himself as the blood sacrifice needed to totally pay the debt and erase your sin. IT IS HIS FREE GIFT TO YOU. Jesus is God’s GRACIOUS and MERCIFUL gift to man. Grace is a gift you don’t deserve. Mercy is when you don’t get the punishment you deserve. JESUS TOOK THE PUNISHMENT AND GAVE HIS LIFE AND BLOOD AS A SACRIFICE FOR YOUR LIFE. It is so easy and simple to understand. GOD DID ALL THE WORK. You just believe and receive.
John 3:15-18(TLB)”… so that anyone who believes in me will have eternal life. For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it. “There is no eternal doom awaiting those who trust him to save them. But those who don’t trust him have already been tried and condemned for not believing in the only Son of God.”
Jesus brought God’s GRACE to man. That means you didn’t have to do anything wrong to be born a sinner and you don’t have to do anything right to be “born again” as a Christian. When people start thinking they have to “do” something other than believe before they can be accepted by Jesus, then they have “fallen from grace”. Jesus is grace. Jesus already “did” everything and sacrificed everything required by The One True God for us to be accepted into the family and be blessed here on Earth. The works and rituals that religions do are just traditions of men and are NOT a requirement to be adopted into the family of God. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WE NEED TO DO TO EARN ANYTHING FROM GOD. JESUS ALREADY DID IT ALL.
Galatians 2:21 (ESV) I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.
Galatians 5:4(ESV)You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.
Galatians 5:4(TLB), “Christ is useless to you if you are counting on clearing your debt to God by keeping those laws; you are lost from God’s grace.”
God loves man so much. It is not His will or desire that anyone die and go to Hell. It is God’s will for everyone to repent of their sins and live a good clean life here on Earth as He instructs until we leave. Repent means you are sorry for the sin and wickedness you have done and you do not want to do that bad behavior again. It is not God’s will for anyone to die and go to Hell, however He WILL NOT over ride your free will. That is why He sent Jesus Christ, to give man that right to choose. God can save your soul from Hell right now just the way you are, if you call out to Him. He does not even want to discuss your sins. You don’t have to be good first. You don’t have to be in a church first. You don’t have to repent to a priest. You don’t have to suffer and pay for your sins first. You don’t have to give alot of money to a church or anyone else before Jesus will save your soul. You just need to be sincerely sorry right where you are, ask JESUS for forgiveness and be willing to change. You do not have to be good before Jesus will save you. Jesus is willing right now to wipe the slate clean and allow you to start over as if you had never ever sinned.
Hebrews 8:12-13(TLB), “ And I will be merciful to them in their wrongdoings, and I will remember their sins no more.” God speaks of these new promises, of this new agreement, as taking the place of the old one; for the old one is out of date now and has been put aside forever.”
The struggle to try to “be good enough” and keep all the laws and commandments has been done away with. Jesus came and lived a perfect life here on Earth for 33 1/2 years for mankind. Then He sacrificed His life and shed His blood and offered Himself to Almighty God for all the sins past, present and future of mankind. This is such a wonderful and extraordinary gift from God. Simple pure gift. Why people refuse it, choose not to believe it and try to complicate it I have no idea. God sacrificed ONE SON, Jesus Christ in order to gain millions more if they would just trust and believe that Jesus paid the price for their sins. NO PHYSICAL PAIN, SACRIFICE OR EFFORT IS REQUIRED ON YOUR PART. JUST BELIEVE!
Before Jesus, man had to sacrifice animals and offer that blood sacrifice to God to get forgiveness of their sin. They had to confess their sins to a priest and sacrifices had to be made. Even after all the animal sacrifices people made for their sins, it still did not erase their sins it just covered them. The guilt, the pain, the condemnation and the desire to sin again remained in them. But Jesus shed His blood for ALL of mankind who wants to receive the gracious gift. God no longer accepts the blood of animals for the remission and forgiveness of sin. ONLY JESUS.
Hebrews 9:13-14 (TLB), “ And if under the old system the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of young cows could cleanse men’s bodies from sin, just think how much more surely the blood of Christ will transform our lives and hearts. His sacrifice frees us from the worry of having to obey the old rules and makes us want to serve the living God. For by the help of the eternal Holy Spirit, Christ willingly gave himself to God to die for our sins—he being perfect, without a single sin or fault.”
Hebrews 10:3-5(TLB), “ But just the opposite happened: those yearly sacrifices reminded them of their disobedience and guilt instead of relieving their minds. For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats really to take away sins. That is why Christ said as he came into the world, “O God, the blood of bulls and goats cannot satisfy you, so you have made ready this body of mine for me to lay as a sacrifice upon your altar.”
The blood of bulls and goats merely covered over the sins, taking them out of sight for hundreds of years until Jesus Christ came to die on the cross. There Jesus gave His own blood which forever completely took those sins away. Jesus is also able to take away the guilt and condemnation that sin brings.
Get right with God, let Jesus wipe away all your sins, then Jesus will give you the strength and the desire to live right and follow the Holy Spirit of God that lives inside of every born again Christian. Don’t try to put the cart before the horse. Living right does not save you or keep you saved. The bible says you can do acts of niceness and do all the acts of charity you can until you are completely broke and destitute but unless you do it in the Spirit of Almighty God(which is true LOVE through Jesus Christ) IT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. If you have not accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, you are not possessing the True Love of Almighty God and your gifts of charity means nothing. Even if you lay down your life for someone, without Jesus it means nothing to God.
1 Corinthians 13:3, “If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it does me no good at all.”
The love He is speaking of is God’s true love, not the world’s version of love. Believing Jesus Christ is the Son of the One True God and believing that Jesus shed His blood and paid the price for your sins and now lives at the right hand of Almighty God in Heaven, IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO GET SAVED AND BE HEAVEN READY. It is so simple even a small 5 year old child can understand the process. The process is the same whether you are 5, 55 or 105. Just repent, ask forgiveness, and believe the blood of Jesus paid the penalty and took the punishment for your sins. EASY!!
You can’t just give up some of your bad behavior and then YOU consider yourself a good person. Every person must call out to Jesus and completely be “born again” spiritually to be saved. Only Jesus Christ has the ability and authority given to Him by Almighty God to do that for us. Even though changing your behavior is something God expects us to do AFTER we get born again, you can’t just change behavior and consider yourself changed and Heaven ready. There must be a deep change in your soul and a rebirth of your spirit man that ONLY JESUS can do.
Jesus is the ONLY ONE who has the power to forgive us of our sins because He is the only One who has ever been crucified and shed His blood JUST FOR YOU; That beating and death by crucifixion was a free gracious gift to you from Jesus Himself. Jesus took your punishment. Jesus Christ was that sinless, perfect pure sacrifice that was made for your sins. Jesus offered His blood to God for payment for your sins. You don’t deserve the gift. You are unable to earn the gift. Nothing you can do can repay the gift. YOU JUST RECEIVE HIS GRACE WITH THANKSGIVING. So ask Jesus to forgive you, thank Him for the punishment He took for your sins, and then find out how He wants you to live by reading your bible; and act better.
There are five easy steps to accepting Jesus as Savior.
1. Acknowledge you are a sinner. Romans 3:23(KJV), “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We are all born into this world as a sinner. It does not matter if you think you have been good all your life. If you have not accepted Jesus as your Savior, YOU ARE A SINNER. At some point in our lives, we must be born again spiritually, to escape hell. If we never accept Jesus as Savior during our lives, then when we die, we go to Hell.
2. Call out to Jesus for help. God said in Acts 2:21(KJV), ” Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Just call on Jesus. He is your answer to all your problems. You must open your mouth and say the words. You must say with your voice Jesus save me and forgive me of my sins. He will help you if you ask Him. He is ready and willing. NO ONE IS EVER DENIED!
3. Repent your sins. Acts 3:19(KJV), “Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out.” Repentance is a decision to do better. It is a change of mind, change of heart, and a change of action. If you are really sorry for your sins there has to be changes in your behavior and words.
4. Believe in Jesus. John 3:16(KJV), “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Believing that Jesus is the Son of Almighty God and paid the price for your sins is accomplished in your heart and soul. Just saying you believe is not good enough. God knows your heart and judges your heart. He knows if you really believe or not.
5. Confession. Romans 10:9&10(NCV), “If you use your mouth to say “Jesus is Lord” and if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. We believe with our hearts and so we are made right with God. And we use our mouths to say what we believe, and so we are saved.” If you believe in your heart that Jesus is the Son of God, God raised Jesus from the dead and He is Lord and now lives at the right hand of God, and if you receive the blood sacrifice Jesus made for your sins then you will be saved. I believe praying this prayer with all your heart is the FIRST step to your confession. Say this prayer out loud right where you are. Open your mouth and repeat this prayer.
Pray this prayer:
“Jesus I am a sinner. Save me, help me, I need you. I know You died on the cross for my sins, rose from the dead and now live at the right hand of God. I know that you shed your blood and sacrificed your life JUST FOR ME. I choose to live my life according to Your Word, the Bible. Thank you for saving me. Thank you for writing my name down in the Lambs book of Life. Jesus I receive you as Lord and Savior of my life forever. In Jesus name, Amen.”
Congratulations. That simple heart felt prayer just changed your life. You are now ready to meet Jesus face to face today. You may not “feel” any different. By faith you must believe that your spirit is now “BORN AGAIN”. God has chosen to completely remove the memory of your sinful life from His mind. He will not bring it up again and neither should you. That old you is dead and gone and you are now a new creation in God’s eyes and one of His precious blessed children.
After you receive Jesus as Savior, God has a lifestyle He expects His children to live. You do not make up your own rules. You may need to make some new friends. You will definitely have to discipline your life and change your way of thinking and acting. God knows you are not going to immediately act perfect. He knows it is a process and takes time. Just ask forgiveness and try again when you make mistakes and sin. When you sin God does not kick you out of the family. He expects you to say you’re sorry and do better, just like any good parent expects their children to do when they mess up in life. Doing good and being good did not get you saved and born again and it will not keep you saved and born again. You are born again because you believe Jesus is the Son of God and sacrificed Himself for your sins. You are human. You will mess up sometime especially as a new Christian. When you do ask forgiveness and then do better. You’ll get it right and discipline your self. Just keep trying.
1 John 2:1-6(TLB), “I am telling you this so that you will stay away from sin. But if you sin, there is someone to plead for you before the Father. His name is Jesus Christ, the one who is all that is good and who pleases God completely. He is the one who took God’s wrath against our sins upon himself and brought us into fellowship with God; and he is the forgiveness for our sins, and not only ours but all the world’s. And how can we be sure that we belong to him? By looking within ourselves: are we really trying to do what he wants us to? Someone may say, “I am a Christian; I am on my way to heaven; I belong to Christ.” But if he doesn’t do what Christ tells him to, he is a liar. But those who do what Christ tells them to will learn to love God more and more. That is the way to know whether or not you are a Christian. Anyone who says he is a Christian should live as Christ did.”
You have a lot of bad habits to break. Sitting in a bar with a bunch of fighting, loud mouth drunks, may not have bothered you before, but it will bother you now. Pick up your bible and read it to see what lifestyle God considers acceptable and unacceptable. If you don’t know the rules of life, you can’t play the game of life very well. The bible is our instruction book and rule book for life. And I’m not talking about the Quran bible or the bible of scientology. I’m talking about the King James bible. That is the words of Jesus Christ Himself. That is the only bible that matters and that is the only bible that the One True God will judge your life by. God Bless you and your family!!