To the reader that possibly has never made that eternal decision to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Maybe you’re the person that has made that decision but have never experienced God’s fullness through Christ or maybe you have found yourself questioning whether God even exists. I want to tell you my friend that there is a God in heaven! I want you to know that there is a way for you to be forgiven for everything that you have ever done wrong in your life; there is nothing that you have done that can prevent you from experiencing this love of God in your life. You see my friend, the holy scriptures which are God’s words that have been written by men who had been inspired by God tells us in John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” We see here that God loves us so much that he was willing to give us His son Jesus as a sacrifice to pay for our sins. Every one of us has committed sin according to Him; we see this in Romans 3:23 where it says “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. We all have sin in our hearts; we all were born with sin; we were born under the power of sin's control. The first thing we must do is admit that we are sinners. Romans 6:23 tells us that "...The wages of sin is death..." and that “…the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. My friend sin has an ending, it results in death. We all face physical death, which is a result of sin. But a worse death is spiritual death that alienates us from God, and will last for all eternity. The Bible teaches that there is a place called the Lake of Fire where lost people will be in torment forever. It is the place where people who are spiritually dead will remain. We must understand that we deserve death for our sin and that salvation is a free gift from God to us! You can't earn this gift, but you must reach out and receive it. The way to ask God is by simply asking Him to forgive you and save you. Even though you have sin in your life Romans 5:8 tells us that "God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us”! When Jesus died on the cross He paid sin's penalty. He paid the price for all sin, and when He took all the sins of the world on Himself at the cross, He bought us out of slavery to sin and death! The only condition is that we believe in Him and what He has done for us, understanding that we are now joined with Him, and that He is our life. He did all this because He loved us and gave Himself for us! Give your life to God... His love poured out in Jesus on the cross is your only hope to have forgiveness and change. His love bought you out of being a slave to sin. His love is what saves you -- not religion, not church membership or doing good things in life. God loves you! Romans 10:13 says that “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved”! Call out to God in the name of Jesus! Its very simple, we read in Romans 10:9-10 that "...If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation”. If you know that God is knocking on your heart's door, ask Him to come into your heart. Jesus said in Revelation 3:20 “Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him..." . Is Jesus knocking on your heart's door?
Believe in Him. Ask Him to come in to your heart by faith, and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Open the Bible to the Gospel of John and read what God says about Jesus, about you, and about being born again. God will help you. He loves you. You need to look for a local church where God's word is preached. The Bible says that we are to desire God's word like a newborn baby desires a mother's milk. Aren't you hungry to know the truth? Water baptism is one of the ways you first show that you have been joined to Jesus. This is an action, and actions will not save you. However, it is an act of obedience and a symbol of commitment. The symbolism is this: When you go down in the water you show that you have been crucified and buried with Him, and when you come up out of the water you show that you have been raised to walk with Him in newness of life. (See #Romans 6) You have been born again. (See #John 3) Your body has become God's temple. Your heart is where He lives. Forgiveness is yours in Jesus. And you belong to Him. You were sin's slave. But now... You are a child of GOD! #John 1:12 says "As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name!" Now begin to pray and ask Jesus to fill you with His spirit, get yourself a bible and read Ephesians 3:16-19; IT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT EMPOWERS US TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.
If you just made the decision to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, I want to rejoice with you. Jesus said in Matthew 10:32 “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven". Make your profession of faith in Jesus Christ by sending me an email to share your experience; I truly want to rejoice with you.
God bless you my friend and welcome into the family of God! Send me your profession of faith that you have found in Jesus to michael(@)transfigurationministries(dot)com please include your name and address so that I can mail you some very important materials that will help you in your new walk with Jesus…