Jesus Loves You!
Even as you read this, God is looking at you from heaven with loving eyes.
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
God’s commandments are holy and pure, rebellion against them is a sin against the highest authority. No different than the laws our governments give today, disobeying them brings punishment. A law without enforcement is powerless, and selective judgment is unfair. God, however is the supreme power, and deals out impartial righteous judgment according to his supreme standard of righteousness.
Mankind was first created out of dust and placed in the Garden of Eden. This Garden of Eden was paradise, God's presence was there, he openly spoke to mankind, even walking with them there, and there was none of the suffering we experience today. Adam and Eve were the first two people ever created, and God gave them a specific commandment, Genesis 2:16-17 KJV "...Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
We see God sentence his punishment after Adam and Eve break his commandment. He banished mankind from the garden, and introduced the pain and hardship we know of today. Throughout the bible you'll see over 600 laws that follow this path, break a commandment, and receive punishment. But why is this? Two reasons, God is the supreme ruler over all creation, the source of love, goodness, mercy, and truth. His love is experienced by all creation in the universally shared gift of free will. This ties into the second reason, God's word is the only source of truth. Everything He says is the truth, his spoken word is the governing law all creation must obey.
Need of a Savior
Upon death, God will judge every word you've ever spoken, every action you've ever done, every thought you've ever had, and judge it by His perfect Law. We all have broken God's commandments. God is righteous and requires obedience and submission from all creation, simply breaking one of his commandments (which is sinning against God) earns you an eternity in hell
"For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."
"Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God."
“Whoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking them all.”
There is a light!
But there is a light in all this, and His name is Jesus Christ! God loved you so much he decided to send His only Son, Jesus Christ to pay the price for your sin and freely give you salvation!
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
How did he pay for your sin? God’s Law required an animal to be killed as a sacrificial offering to pay for the sin of the transgressor. The animal had to be spotless, without blemish, and perfect. All of these sacrifices were a prophetic message about the coming Messiah who would offer himself as that sacrifical sin offering, and that Messiah is Jesus Christ.
Jesus lived a life without sin, obeyed all of God the Father’s commandments, and offered his life as the perfect sacrifice God’s Word required. He was crucified on the cross, died and rose from the dead on the third day, proving he was without sin, and overcame death out of love and mercy towards all those who will receive him as Lord. Then ascended into heaven to be seated at the right hand of God the Father!
“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
“And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week,[a] and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering…”
1 John 3:5
"And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin."
"By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;"
Go to Heaven!
1 John 4:9
“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.”
There is only one way to receive salvation. Believe with all your heart that Jesus has paid for your sin by his sacrificial death on the cross, believe God raised him from the dead on the third day, and confess Jesus as your Lord and savior (Romans 10:9)! Salvation is not reliant on your good deeds, or even mistakes in life, Jesus offers this salvation to all races, peoples, nations and backgrounds!
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Say This Prayer for Salvation!
Jesus, I confess that I am a guilty sinner, deserving of eternal damnation, and I believe you were crucified for my sin, died, buried, and rose from the dead on the 3rd day. I believe you ascended into heaven to be seated at the right hand of God the Father and I believe your blood has washed me clean of all my sin. I confess that you are my Lord. I give you my life and I ask that you would forgive me for all my sin. Please enter into my heart and transform my life, I am yours now and forever. Amen
Baptism is important (John 3:5, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38)! Get connected to an in person or online Christian Church, schedule your baptism and make it your home! The next steps are to add bible reading & prayer to your daily routine. You can’t build a relationship if you don’t stay in communication! We provide a free eBook about prayer. You can view and download on our ministry site at www.livinginhisglory.com/ebook, called “Power Prayers”. We address what prayer is, why we pray, and most importantly, how to pray! As you walk this narrow road, God is transforming you, take it one step at a time, and ask him to do what you can’t.
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Romans 8:31 “If God be for us, who can be against us? ”