Do you understand you need to be reconciled with God through Jesus?
In Christ you received grace, apart from Christ the wrath of God rests on your life and head. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36
God desires to save your soul from His wrath! His plan is rooted in the truth not deception and will lead you in His ways, not your own. It is a plan to save your soul. You cannot do this yourself.
Matthew 16:25-26 – “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (If you possessed everything in this world and lost your soul what have you gained? You must realize the immense value of your soul.)
God Loves You! God gave the world, and specifically you, a gift through His Son Jesus Christ. “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.” John 3:16
You acknowledge you will die. Death is a reality you must face and you will be judged by God. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” Hebrews 9:27
“For all have sinned (rebelled) and come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23. You admit your sin. You realize you desperately need the grace and mercy of God. You have not honored and glorified God in everything you have done. You have not submitted to God’s will.
Basically your entire life you have followed your own desires, passions and lusts and not considered God’s will. Grace is offered completely to you through Jesus Christ. Your judgment and rebellion were satisfied at the cross of Calvary. God’s love is pursuing you and desires to save you. You can be forgiven, only through Jesus Christ. The wrath of God rests on you due to your sin (rebellion to God) until you repent (turn from) and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” Jesus Christ took your punishment and the wrath of His Father upon Himself and imputes (exchanges) His righteousness in place of your rebellion if you earnestly, honestly call on Him by faith (believing).
You can’t realize you need salvation until you understand your utter hopelessness and separation from God without Jesus. Jesus is the only one to take the unjust actions you committed before God and make them just before God. 1 Peter 3:18 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.”
“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
“…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10
If you feel the Holy Spirit of God breaking your heart, exposing your selfishness and rebellion to God, calling you to believe in Jesus, calling you to Himself, cry out for mercy and call on Jesus.
If you understand in your heart you desperately need the mercy of God cry out in Jesus name. If this has truly happened, you cannot hide it, keep it in or deny it.
God will reveal Himself through your witness and testimony. You will not be ashamed and God will reveal this through His Spirit. It is not intellectual but supernatural. Reconciliation and Peace will be obtained through Jesus Christ and the blood of His cross. Colossians 1:19-20 “For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.”
If this has happened you are a “new creation” in Jesus Christ – **Start with obedience to the Word of God and ask to be baptized. This identifies your public profession and admission of being identified in Jesus Christ. If you have any questions or problems, please email us. Baptism identifies you with Christ. Acts 8:35-40
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