GETTING TO KNOW JESUS!

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then let me introduce you to Him today. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was sent from heaven to pay the price for our rebellion against God. Freely, He gave His own life in place of ours, and freely He surrendered Himself, so that we - through our simple, repentant faith in Him, could be given freedom from our sins, and as friends of God, enjoy all the benefits of a blessed relationship with Him.

If you have never met the Lord, you will delighted by discovering who He is, and how great is His amazing love for us. Its sad, that so many people have misinformed this generation about Him. They paint Him out to be some terrible, mean or neglectful being, who is out of touch with the real needs we all have. But nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is; nobody gets us, or understands our needs better than Him. After all, He created us, and made us in His own likeness. So if anyone knows what makes us tick, or knows the intricacies of the race, its our Creator-God. Your needs touch His heart, your heartache breaks His heart, and even your emotional needs are deeply understood by Him.

Isn't it time you said "Yes" to the greatest invitation ever given? To trade all of our brokenness, pain, confusion, and even sin - for His amazing ability to re-create us as healthy, whole, and wonderfully re-formed individuals, who once again can begin to bear His image and likeness, and know true joy, freedom from pain and confusion, and feel the weight of our our confused past taken away.

Why wait another minute, living a life of continual suffering, daily dying – when with just one, life-transforming, soul-cleansing decision, you can forever alter your destiny, reshape your life, and begin the glorious process of being restored to the image of Him who made you!?

Through Him, all of our sins, iniquity, and lostness has been dealt a deciding, fatal blow, and now, because we have been given Redemption through His blood, we are no longer bound by sin, given over to the curse of the Law, or have a future that is dominated by hopelessness, where there is no way out. If you’ve never made the greatest choice of your life – the decision to accept Jesus great offer for salvation, then let me urge you to do it now. For now is the time to consciously decide to leave the old world, with all of its pain, sin and death behind, and enter into the new day that God has prepared for you through the greatest cost to Himself and His only Son.

In every way, He will grant you, not only salvation from your sins, but by breaking the chains of human bondage, total restoration into His image and likeness. Like the old song says, which Billy Graham made famous in his crusades, there is nothing more you need to do, than to simply come to Him, “Just as you are … Without one plea … But that Thy blood was shed for me. And that thou biddest me, “Come to Thee.” Oh Lamb of God, I come. I come.”

If you will come to Him with all your brokenness and shame, He will receive you, forgive you, and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. You do not need to be ashamed to enter His presence, for He is here right now, to take away all the shame from your life, and make you totally, completely new – in every way.

From this day forward, you will never be the same. That’s His promise, and that’s the truth. And I guarantee you this; the words of our Lord will never fail you. All you need to do, is pray these simple words with me right now, and believe that Jesus is going to rid your heart and life of all sin, and this will be the first day of all your glorious tomorrows.

Let’s pray, “Dear Lord Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner, who desperately needs what only You can give me. Please forgive me for every wicked act, or ungodly thought I have ever committed. I believe that You are the Son of God, and You came to save me. Please forgive me now, and make my life complete in you. And please begin within my body, soul and spirit, the complete work of restoring me into Your image once again. I receive You into my heart and life, right now, and thank you for all of your loving grace, in Jesus name, Amen.”

There’s just one more thing I need to know before we go on, and that’s to say, “Welcome to the family of God.” I am so glad that you have just made the most important decision you will ever make. And remember, though this decision only took a few moments, it will last for all eternity. For you are now a child of the King!

What comes next? You need to find a really good church, and go every week, without fail. (That’s how you grow in the Lord) If you don’t already own a good Bible, then be sure to buy yourself one, and read it (It’s the instruction manual, or road map for our spiritual journey), and of course, you really need to learn how to pray (That’s simply talking to God).

As you learn to be faithful in doing these things, you will learn who God is, know what to expect from Him, become like Him, and discover the great joy that results in serving Him, along the way. These are the things that please our Father, and cause us to grow and mature in Him. Of course, the greatest way we can please Him, is to simply love Him, and live a righteous life before Him always.

Congratulations, you’ve just begun the greatest journey of all. And the good news is; Jesus Christ, your newfound Savior will walk with you every step of the way. As you spend time in His presence, He will teach you of His ways, that you may walk in His paths, and enjoy life, the way it was meant to be lived!

That said, let me say one more time; “Welcome to the family of God!”

 

Posted on November 11, 2013 .