When Jesus was born into this world, He came to represent man and God. Jesus first and foremost came to destroy the works of Satan and take back the spiritual authority that Adam had lost to Satan in the Garden of Eden. Next to save all of mankind, past present and future, from Hell, forgiving us of ALL our sins and connect us to the One True God so we could have an eternal life with God in Heaven. And last to make it possible for man to be reborn and filled with the precious Holy Spirit of Almighty God Himself.
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:”
Before Adam sinned, He was able to do all things that Jesus did when He was on the Earth. But when he sinned in the Garden of Eden he surrendered the authority he had been given by God in this world to Satan. God had to send another man to take the authority and power back. HE SENT JESUS.
Jesus came to show all men on Earth, what we, as human beings, are capable of doing here on Earth in the flesh if we are born again and filled with the Spirit of God Himself. Jesus 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 in every way and take the authority back in the Earth that Adam lost when He sinned and disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden. Jesus reconciled us to God.
Romans 5:9-11, “And since by his blood he did all this for us as sinners, how much more will he do for us now that he has declared us not guilty? Now he will save us from all of God’s wrath to come. And since, when we were his enemies, we were brought back to God by the death of his Son, what blessings he must have for us now that we are his friends and he is living within us! Now we rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God—all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done in dying for our sins—making us friends of God.
Jesus came as a man so He could relate to man on our level and see first hand the challenges and limitations we actually experience in these flesh and blood bodies. He suffered in every way that any man could suffer through. He was tempted to sin in every way that man is tempted to sin yet He overcame every temptation and passed every test.
Hebrews 2:16-18Living Bible (TLB), “We all know he did not come as an angel but as a human being—yes, a Jew. And it was necessary for Jesus to be like us, his brothers, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God, a Priest who would be both merciful to us and faithful to God in dealing with the sins of the people. For since he himself has now been through suffering and temptation, he knows what it is like when we suffer and are tempted, and he is wonderfully able to help us
Jesus was the flesh and blood body of a man but the inner spirit of God Himself. Just like we are today as “born again” Christians. As a Christian you are too, HALF HUMAN BEING AND HALF GOD ALMIGHTY, JUST LIKE JESUS. We are born into this world as a human flesh and blood man but with the spirit of God on the inside of us. We now can live on this Earth as Jesus did. God looks at us as His sons and daughters just like He did Jesus. The best part is we don’t have to do the physical suffering, sacrifice and death because Jesus did it for us. God only needed one pure holy blood sacrifice for all of mankind throughout eternity and Jesus was it.
God loved man so much that He allowed His only Son to go to the cross and be the human sinless spotless blood sacrifice for mankind that was needed to forgive sin and connect us to God. 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.”
Now we don’t have to make any sacrifices to God for our sins before we can be forgiven. Those rituals are all done away with. They were not good enough to totally erase sin and change our desire to sin. Jesus removes our desire to sin when we are born again.
Hebrews 10:3-5, “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.
HEBREWS 9:11-14, ” He came as High Priest of this better system that we now have. He went into that greater, perfect tabernacle in heaven, not made by men nor part of this world, and once for all took blood into that inner room, the Holy of Holies, and sprinkled it on the mercy seat; but it was not the blood of goats and calves. No, he took his own blood, and with it he, by himself, made sure of our eternal salvation. 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.
We are all born into this world as a sinner and must at some point ask Jesus to forgive us of our sins. We come before Jesus as a sinner ask Him to forgive us of our sins and start our lives all over again. When God sent Jesus Christ into this world HE SENT HIS GRACE to save us. 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 breakthrough and connection to the blessing and presence of God that we can not do alone. Jesus causes us to be an overcomer and receive from God the miracles and power that causes us to be victorious in life. Jesus is that connection that man needs to be able to enter into the presence and family of Almighty God. Jesus is the only One that makes it possible for our flesh and blood bodies to be filled with the Holy Spirit 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.”
The world and false religions like to speak of a 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 good and full of love. Not true. The One True God is pure agape love. That is the highest level of love there is. Without Jesus Christ, you don’t know the One True God and you are incapable of experiencing true Godly agape love. God is the only one who can actually make you “good”. Without God you can’t be “good”. You might be able to have moments of niceness but not true permanent goodness.
Mark 10:18, “Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is [essentially] good [by nature] except God alone.
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. He was GOD IN THE FLESH. Jesus is TRUE AGAPE 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. These other religions that worship gods without Jesus are false religions and fake gods. Muhammed CAN NOT SAVE you. Allah CAN NOT SAVE you. Buddha CAN NOT SAVE you. The Virgin Mary CAN NOT SAVE you. Your priest or your pastor can not forgive you of sin and save your soul. 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.
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. You are not a child of God if your inner spirit has not been rebirthed with the Holy Spirit of God. 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. You must sincerely be repentive and sorry for your bad behavior and sincerely want to be good and do things God’s way. And God can see your heart whether you are sincere or not. There must be a deep change in your soul and mind and a rebirth of your spirit man that ONLY JESUS can do for you. The decision is yours and the sacrifice is Jesus.
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 Almighty God 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 King James 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. We are His sons and daughters just like Jesus, and God does not play favorites among His children. Jeremiah 31:34, “And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” Hebrews 8:12, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” Hebrews 10:17, “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.” You are now filled with the Spirit of God Himself. You are now 50% flesh and blood and 50% Holy Spirit of God. You are a new person. Your old man is gone FOREVER. You now have the opportunity to start your life all over mistake free. As absolutely brutal and devastating as it was to see the beating death and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, it was necessary so that the rest of mankind could be saved and not have to sacrifice anything or anyone else. God knew that man needed the spirit of God on the inside of them to live in this world and be victorious and the ONLY WAY to accomplish that was send Jesus to be crucified. “John 16:6-8, “But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts [and taken complete possession of them]. But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. And He, when He comes, will convict the world about [the guilt of] sin [and the need for a Savior], and about righteousness, and about judgment: Now we are a new person. We are just like Jesus on the inside we have the Holy Spirit of Almighty God. We are one with God. We can do all things in this world just like Jesus did. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19Living Bible (TLB),”When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun! All these new things are from God who brought us back to himself through what Christ Jesus did. And God has given us the privilege of urging everyone to come into his favor and be reconciled to him. For God was in Christ, restoring the world to himself, no longer counting men’s sins against them but blotting them out. This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others.”
A Christian is someone who has chosen Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and made a lifetime commitment to discipline themselves to live their life according to the instructions of the bible. Christianity is a journey that begins with our salvation. It is a “lifetime” commitment for better for worse in the good times or the bad, TILL DEATH. Christians are the Bride of Christ. We take the same vow to love honor and obey Jesus the same way a bride vows to love honor and obey your husband. Jesus is alive. He is now with you and will never leave you. If you need anything He is right by your side to help. Just ask and follow His leadership and advise. Even at times you may not understand or it seems difficult, just do it anyway. God has your best interest in mind. He is guiding you daily to a blessed, happy, joyous, fulfilled life. The more you surrender to Him and obey His leadership, the faster you will arrive to your promised land.
There is absolutely nothing that Satan can try to do to you that Jesus has not already defeated. We are victorious over every wicked attack from Satan. Satan does not have any new tricks. Satan has no power over you unless you believe he does. Jesus knows all the tricks of Satan and defeated them all. Jesus offers everyone of God’s children that grace and victory that He has earned. When Jesus was crucified , His last words were “It is finished” There is absolutely no sin that is beyond forgiveness in the eyes of God. The blood of Jesus is able to cleanse us from ALL SIN. We never have to beg God for help after we accept Jesus as Savior because God graciously gives it. We don’t have to try to earn God’s help it is a free gift from Jesus.
John 19:30, “When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished,” and bowed his head and dismissed his spirit.”
Hebrews 10:11-13Living Bible (TLB), “ Under the old agreement the priests stood before the altar day after day offering sacrifices that could never take away our sins. 12 But Christ gave himself to God for our sins as one sacrifice for all time and then sat down in the place of highest honor at God’s right hand, 13 waiting for his enemies to be laid under his feet.”
Revelation 21:5-7Living Bible (TLB), “ And the one sitting on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true: It is finished! I am the A and the Z—the Beginning and the End. I will give to the thirsty the springs of the Water of Life—as a gift! Everyone who conquers will inherit all these blessings, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”
Jesus does not have to do anything else. His work and sacrifice is eternally and permanently complete. His sacrifices were for every person before His birth, for every person while He was here on Earth and for every person that is born after the crucifixion. That includes you. His grace is freely offered to you right now. 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, ask and receive. Nothing can separate us from God after we are born again. We are forever His child and He never leaves us or gives up on us no matter what. He fills us with His agape love and God chooses to love us unconditionally forever. We are sealed and marked as HIS CHILD FOREVER.
Romans 8:35,38,39, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
God and Jesus has done their part by filling you with the spirit and forgiving and erasing your past life. Now you are totally filled with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God Himself, but it is your job to train and discipline your thoughts and actions to line up with that TRUTH. We are Jesus–Christians. We read the bible to see how Jesus lived and discipline ourselves to follow His example. We have the power now to live like Jesus did because we have the spirit and power of God inside of us like Jesus did.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Haven’t you yet learned that your body is the home of the Holy Spirit God gave you, and that he lives within you? Your own body does not belong to you. For God has bought you with a great price. So use every part of your body to give glory back to God because he owns it.”
John 14:11-13 (KJV), “ Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
In the same way Jesus was able to call upon Almighty God for help and God would hear and respond to His request, is the same thing we can expect TODAY from our Father to do for us because of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our connection to God Who has all the answers to absolutely every trial, tribulation or disaster that any man could possibly face here on Earth. Jesus is our SAVIOR on Earth and He is the One who gives us eternal life in Heaven when we leave this Earth. Jesus said IF WE NEED ANYTHING, ASK the Father in Jesus name and HE WOULD DO IT. The answer is already YES!!
John 16:23-24(KJV), “ And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.“
God is GOOD, ALWAYS. He’s not holding good things back from you. He’s not trying to make anyone suffer. He said ask and BELIEVE He is giving it(whatever you have requested) to you and YOU WILL GET IT. You can’t ask for something unbiblical like another persons spouse. But if its biblical, YOU CAN HAVE IT. If you stop believing you won’t get it so don’t give up. This is ONLY POSSIBLE if Jesus is your Savior. God does not pour His blessing out upon anyone except HIS CHILDREN.
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. There is not 100 ways to enter into Heaven. There is not many different gods. We are all NOT WORSHIPPING the same God. There is only One way to Heaven; there is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD; and we can not enter into His presence or Heaven unless we have accepted Jesus as Savior. 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. I can not say that enough.
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.”
The Christian life is beautiful, privileged and blessed. But it does not just fall upon you instantly. You have just been “born again”. In God’s eyes you are a baby now matter how old your body is. So you have to learn how to walk, talk, act, think, react in this unlovely world full of hate and deception. It’s hard. It takes time. Especially if you are an adult. As a sinner, you probably did not have a problem sitting in a bar with loud mouth cussing drunks. As a Christian it should bother you. Your new spirit will not feel comfortable around sin, sinful people or a sinful environment. God on the inside of you will start prompting you that you need to separate yourself from such worldly things.
You will definitely have to make new friends. As a Christian we must be diligent to perfect and cherish our relationship with God. We are distracted from that relationship if we continue to closely associate with non-Christians because their thinking and desires in life are different than the life we have chosen with God. They will make choices that will take them down a different path in life than the path that God has for each one of His children. You can not have a close circle of ungodly friends that are constantly tempting you to sin. You need a close circle of friends who are Christian like you and who’s ambition in life is serving God with a pure heart. This can be a lonely journey at first. No one likes to be alone. But thats what will make you stronger. The road God has for His children is very narrow. Theres not usually a lot of people on it, especially today in 2018 because the world is predominately sinful. Christians are more scarce. But God still has plenty of HIS CHILDREN infused in this world and He will bring a perfect Christian friend for you to have in your inner circle. Just be patient and don’t compromise. God often allows us to have solitude times in our life journey with just US AND GOD for a while. This is a test and a time for you to mature and show God that even if you only have Him, HE IS ALL YOU NEED. You will stay committed and loyal to Hm and to your beliefs and your spiritual family. You will show God that the temptation from the world and the temptation from a pretty face will not make you compromise and be drawn away from the heavenly family.
Matthew 7:13, “Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate! The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way.”
Of course the discipline and the changes take some time. It’s hard for young people who are making that transition from teenager to adulthood. God knows that. But now through Jesus and the Holy Spirit of God living inside of us, we have the power and ability to actually live the way God wants us to. All the alcohol, drugs, sex addiction, perversion, lying, stealing, anger, hate that used to control your life before you were born again, you are able now to ask Jesus for help to overcome it and He helps us. As a Christian, your desire and ambition is not to please man and the world. Your desire and ambition is now to please God and God only. Galatians 1:10 You can see that I am not trying to please you by sweet talk and flattery; no, I am trying to please God. If I were still trying to please men I could not be Christ’s servant.
You have to be confident and mature enough not to be worried what other people think about you. You can never make everyone like you. The world will dislike you just because you are good and because of your Christian belief. The world will tempt you to be and think like them. Every person has different weaknesses and challenges they must face. As an adult you must be strong enough to say no to the temptations of the world and worldly ungodly people. When we are weak and we mess up on our new journey in life, God does not throw us out of the family. We admit it, ask forgiveness and move on. Make the necessary changes to get back on track with God. No need for guilt or condemnation. So wonderful!! God does have a lifestyle He expects His children to live but it is not a strict list of rules and regulations that does not include fun. With the right friends in your life, who have the same Godly character and Godly belief that you have as a Christian, it is much easier to stay on that narrow path with God. God said He would put His laws on our heart and the Holy Spirit of God inside of us would lead us and guide us in life to do the will of God. Hebrews 8:10, “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: Hebrews 10:16, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 1 John 2:27,”But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
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 a lot 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 was and is “good enough”. When we accept Jesus then God sees us as He sees Jesus, holy and righteous. Jesus came and lived a perfect life here on Earth for 33 1/2 years for mankind. He was tempted by every temptation that man could possibly be tempted by and HE PASSED THE TEST. Then He sacrificed His life and shed His blood and offered Himself to Almighty God as an unblemished lamb for all the sins past, present and future of mankind. Jesus 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! 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 agape LOVE through Jesus Christ) IT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Nice does not mean good. Acts of charity does not mean you are good. Anybody can do “nice” things but only God can make you “good”. If you have not accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, you are not possessing the True Agape 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 agape 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’s all you need to be graciously given the precious gift of true agape love. 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!!
Accepting Jesus as Savior is not just so you can be ready for the rapture one day. Accepting Jesus as Savior changes you and gives you a better life here on Earth right now today. Accepting Jesus changes your nature, character and desires in life. Accepting Jesus automatically adopts you into a blessed privileged life. Accepting Jesus as Savior prepares you for when its your time to leave this Earth. No one knows when they are going to die. It could be today. Almost 7000 men, women and children die every single day in this world. Thats a lot of people standing before God everyday. The life and death process continues. You should be ready just in case you are one of the 7000 today.
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. You must sincerely be repentive and sorry for your bad behavior and sincerely want to be good and do things God’s way. And God can see your heart whether you are sincere or not. There must be a deep change in your soul and mind and a rebirth of your spirit man that ONLY JESUS can do for you. The decision is yours and the sacrifice is Jesus.
God has a lifestyle He expects His children to live. You do not make up your own rules. As said before, 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, just 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.”
If you have a lot of bad habits to break, just tackle them one at a time. 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!!