How many times have you heard that? Or have you just heard, God loves you?
God loves everyone in spite of what they believe and what they do. That is what is called the grace of God. God loves everyone equally. Every single person on this earth. You cannot earn God's love. It's already there. No matter what you do, God cannot love you more or less. That is what it means when you hear God loves you. God does not hate. God is all good. God does not punish. When you understand that concept, it will free you. The power of God is here for all of us. The power of peace. The power of your finances. The power of your life.
But if you don't believe, then your missing out on what God can do for you now. You don't have to suffer anymore. To many people that believe in God and actually believe that Jesus is the son of God think that they must be a certain way to earn God's blessing. They must be holy. They must go to church. They must give in order to move God in their life.
You can't move God because you are not God. God moves us. God loves everyone of us whether you believe or not. In order to go to heaven requires one thing. Have faith in Jesus Christ. Faith that he did live a holy life for us and took all our past present and future sins away so we may receive salvation. So we may enter the gates of heaven without being judged.
I know this to be true.
I have been watching Andrew Wommack Ministries and studying the Holy Bible. The more I spend time in the word of God, the more I realize how much I love God. I finally get it. I don't know how you landed on this page today, but I am here to tell you, there is a better life for you. And by that, I am assuming that you think being holy is the key to heaven.
The biggest impact that Andrew has made on me is that being holy is a by product of faith in Jesus. It comes naturally by believing. It may take time. The more time I stay in the word, not to earn God's blessing, but to learn how wonderful God is, and to learn about Jesus. How amazing the story is. The event that happened on this earth 2000 years ago. The more holy I become. The more holy I become brings good things to my life.
It's not the other way around. To try to be holy to receive gifts. If you try to be holy, you become miserable. You are constantly reminded of your sins. You are living under the law of the ten commandments. Those laws were made to show people their sins. There is no good news in that.
The good news is that Jesus took all our sins so we don't have to feel guilty anymore.
Am I saying that if you have faith in Jesus that you can still sin and go to heaven? Yes. You can.
But why would you want to? All sin does is open the door for Satan to enter your life and make you miserable every single time. He's pretty consistent in that area.
How do I get Jesus in my heart? Why would I want Jesus in my heart? "I believe that Jesus did exist. Isn't that enough?
I go to church, and I give a lot of money every year to my church. I am a good Christian! I just have some flaws. I worry to much. I drink to much. I sometimes lie to get ahead. I'm always depressed. I work to much. I'm broke. I'm doing fine without being a bible thumper. You don't have to read your bible everyday. If I start talking about Jesus, everyone at work will think I'm crazy. I'll get fired if I don't do what my boss says even though I know it's wrong. I'm so scared of my future. I don't get high that much. Why did he get that promotion? Life is not fair.
What exactly does "Being Saved" mean?
Being saved means that you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. You have completely turned your life over to him. If you go to church every Sunday does not mean your saved. If you have been baptized as a baby, does not mean your saved. You must be born again.
What does born again mean?
Born again means at some point in your life you realized that you cannot do what God requires of you. To be sinless. It is an impossible task that only Jesus could accomplish. To be without sin.
Yes, even me, a born again saved Christian I sin, and what I mean by that is I come short of what God requires to be in heaven. But here is the good news. The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Before Jesus and the New Testament, A New Covenant, man lived by the laws of God. But since God sent his only son down to earth to take our past present and future sins away forever by dying on the cross for us and the final proof that Jesus was the son of God is that he came back from the dead. He was resurrected.
If you have faith in Jesus and you turn your entire life over to him and trust in him in every area of your life, you not only go to heaven and receive eternal life, but you get rewarded by God here on earth. Rewards that never cease. They overflow. This is how much God loves all of us. He is giving us a gift. All we have to do is receive it.
You don't have to do anything. Your works after you turn you life over to Christ and are reborn again, and are saved are like dirty rags to God. Your works don't matter. It comes short to God. God only requires you to believe in Jesus. And what he did for all of us. He not only requires you believe, he commands it. And then, you are right with God. Not by what you do.
I don't have to go to church? I can get drunk? I can be dishonest? and I still go to heaven?
You have to ask yourself one thing.
Why do you need to get drunk? Why do you not want to go to church? Why do you need to lie to get ahead?
The answer is you don't really believe that Jesus can make a difference in your life. You say you believe, but you still rely on what you, your flesh is desiring to fill that emptiness. That void. You gossip to make yourself feel better. You buy brand new clothes to make yourself feel better. You lie at your job so you can make more money to take the stress away from not having enough money.
All of the voids that need to be filled in your life, can only be temporarily filled by your sins. That is the devil. That is how he operates. He tricks you. Then he swoops in with guilt fear and depression. I have to admit he is a master of deception.
Jesus will fill your soul forever. For eternity. He will fill your soul with confidence, joy, peace and happiness. But it doesn't work if you just believe a little.
It's like when I used to go swimming in Michigan. The water was so cold. I used to just wade in it to get myself used to it. But until I completely went under, then I could feel comfortable and cool and clean and free. Accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior is exactly the same thing. You must take the plunge completely in order to benefit all he has to offer you.
I am Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the end, the
first and the last.
The very last page of the Holy Bible in the book of Revelation quotes Jesus in the scripture Revelation 22:13.
I am Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the end, the
first and the last.
That is written in red in most Bibles so people will know that Jesus said theses words. These Bibles are called Red Letter Additions. It is available on this page for you to buy. Just Click on the Bible.
This to me is the most powerful scripture in the entire Holy Bible. Jesus says, "I am the beginning and the end." Can you wrap your head around that? He is saying that he is everything.
The next scripture is very clear.
Blessed are they that do
his commandments, that they
have right to the tree of
life, and may enter in through
the gates into the city.
If you believe that Jesus is the son of God. And you follow God's commandments, you will be blessed and you may enter heaven.
Those are extremely powerful words. And very clear. We are all born sinners. Every single one of us. Except one who was born 2015 years ago. His name was Jesus and he knew no sin.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to
be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.
That's even more powerful. We are born sinners because of Adam and Eve. They disobeyed God. God told Adam that he would live forever unless he ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But the serpent said to Eve, you won't die! And she ate and so did Adam.
So he drove out the man;
and he placed at the east of the
garden of Eden Cherubims,
and a flaming sword which
turned every way, to keep the
way of the tree of life.
Therefore man must follow God's commandments in order to come back to the tree of life. So you see how it all comes back to Jesus. God gave us Jesus so we might, and the word might is very powerful in itself, we might be made the
righteousness of God. He made Jesus to be sin for us.
God is great. He gave us a second chance to the tree of life. Through Jesus.
So Jesus says,
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
So what Jesus is saying to all of us, he is the only way to the Father. The only way to God and heaven.
And Jesus said,
For I have given you an
example, that ye should do as I
have done to you.
All we have to do is believe in Jesus. And when we believe in God, and we believe that Jesus came from God, we have it made, but we still have an obligation to be like Jesus. Follow his commandments.
Now this is an impossible task for man. To not sin. Because we were all born sinners. We cannot follow the commandments without Jesus' help. By his help through prayer, he will help you in your life as he has done to mine. I am a living testament of what God can do for you. I serve God and I want to help everyone know what I know now.
There was a time in my life, I not only questioned a higher being but I wasn't certain of anything. I knew that there was something else. But that was as far as I was willing to go. And eventually my life started to fall apart. I had no real spirituality yet I went to Easter Sunday Church most every year. I said I believed but I really didn't.
I refused to take that step that I truly believed that Jesus was the son of God. For real! Not a story of a man that claimed to be. And since my life has changed, I am now obligated to tell my story, to give my example like Jesus tells us to do.
I can go on and on what Jesus has done for me, but the best example I have is Jesus has given me peace. And Hope that when I die, I go to heaven and God will be pleased with me. Wow. Can you imagine if God said, Well done.
That is my life goal. It's a goal worth striving for. But I can't do it without Jesus. I believe in God and Jesus. I read my Bible and my life has changed.
Do you believe? Do you truly believe? Are you having a rough life right now? Have you done things that you don't think God will forgive? Do you know that you are a sinner? Like me? And everyone. Jesus died for our sins so God will let us in heaven.
If you pray this now, you will be saved.
Dear Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I accept you and I surrender my life to you. Amen
It is that simple. Congratulations, you are saved.
Read your Bible. Attend a Bible Based Church if possible and serve, and most important, do your best to be like Christ.
All you have to do is believe in him. And your in.
Withhold not good
from them to whom it is due,
when it is in the power of thine
hand to do it.