Monday, January 2, 2017

Have Blessed Assurance in Christ Jesus This Year and Forever!!

The very best thing, bar none, is to have Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  There is nothing else in Heaven or Earth that is absolutely essential for your eternal Life, now and forever, except to accept God's Son, Jesus. If you have Him, you have it all, everything!  If you do not have Jesus, you have nothing.

I do not know how to say it any better... John 3:16-18, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."

There are so many incredibly magnificent Scriptures in The Holy Bible that speak to the Truth that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully Man, the Savior and Lord of our lives!  God- the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- One God in the Trinity, Three Persons, is our Creator.  We were created in God's very own image. He created you and me to have a relationship with us!

In the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve had perfection with the LORD, but then they listened to the serpent, Satan/the devil, formerly one of God's most beautiful angels.  God had told Eve and Adam that they could have fruit from every tree in the Garden except the one, the Tree of Knowledge, of Good and Evil.  He said that they would surely die if they ate from that forbidden fruit.  The devil told the couple that the LORD was trying to keep something good from them- as in being more like God- when they were already made in His image!  They had walked in the cool of the day with the LORD God...but now, sin had entered into the Garden.  The man and the woman had to leave the Garden.  They would surely die, but there was Jesus, the Son of God, Who would take away the sin of the world!

It is up to each person, individually, to accept Christ as Savior.  Jesus died a gruesome, horrible death that was among the many prophecies of the Bible that foretold Jesus' coming as Messiah.  Jesus' life, death, and resurrection for you and me was the fulfillment of the Scripture.  No one else, no other figure in history could have fulfilled what Christ fulfilled!  He is returning soon for His own, those of us who accept Him, and we will be with Him forever in Heaven.  Those who reject Him will for eternity be separated from God in a place called Hell.  You do not want to be there!

All have fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23-26)

2 Corinthians 6:2, For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

The Way to God is through His Son, Jesus.  Please tell Almighty God that you choose Life; you choose Jesus!  Here is a prayer that you may say to tell Him, or you can tell God in your own words.  He is listening.

Dear Father in Heaven, I want to accept the sacrifice of Your Son Jesus Christ for my Life.  He is the only acceptable Person Who could do this for me.  He lived a sinless life on Earth.  You sent Him to take my place on the cross.  I ask for forgiveness for the wrongs I have done.  You will cast them into the deepest part of the ocean and forget that I did them.  I want to live in Christ as my Lord and Savior.  Help me each day to live as You would have me.  I know the Holy Spirit will guide and direct me, comfort me, also. Thank You, LORD!  In Jesus' Name, Amen.

I am praying for you, dear one, and for your family's acceptance of salvation, also.  We claim it in Jesus' Precious Name, the One above all!!

God's grace, love, and mercy upon you for all of 2017 and the coming years!