Opportunity for a RelationshipAre you interested in having a relationship with Jesus?
Who is good?
As it is written:
"There is none righteous, no, not one; [a]
Who has sinned?
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, [b]
Where Did Sin Come From?
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned-
What Is God's Price On Sin?
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Who Paid The Price?
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
What Is The Only Way Out?
that 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.
Who Can Be Saved?
For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved." [c]
[a] Ps 143:2; [b] Ps 14:3; [c] Joel 2:32; Jeremiah 29:13;
Word of Faith
But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach) Rom 10:8.
Accept Jesus here and now.
He's at the door and knocking all you need to do is answer and accept Him into this relationship He speaks about in Revelation 3:20.
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you now in the name of Jesus and ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I know now that Jesus really did die on the cross for me and rose again. So Jesus please come into my life now and help me to be more like you. I need your leading and direction. Thank you in Jesus name Amen. Ps 34:18.
"I‚ even I‚ am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins." Isaiah 43:25, also read Heb 10:17.
This is a recommended prayer to take to heart every once and awhile to affirm your commitment. Especially when going through a trial. Prayer of Confession.
Most important things Jesus said about being born again is found in
John 3:3,5,6,7,8; put in context John 3:1-8.
We have to make sure it is with the heart and not with mental assent. But a true and meaningful born again relationship with Jesus.
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
Jim Elliot (slain missionary to Ecuador)
Belief is something accepted as truth. Truth in the goodness, faithfulness and character of God.
Faith does believe what you can't see, having confidence. 1 John 5:14-15.
It is believing God will fulfill His promises before we see any proof or evidence of it, because faith is our proof and evidence.
Abraham kind of faith.
Rom 4:20-21, Heb 6:15.
This faith moves us to action, and actually trusting God. Being obedient to the Word of God, doing what it says. James 1:22, we now have an obligation to put faith and works together. James 2:17.
Whoso offereth praise glorifieth Me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
When I saw this scripture it took me back to the first of my responding to the salvation of God and really when I was looking for something, something to change, I really had to take a close look at myself and my conduct in life, before I knew it God did reveal Himself to me. Grace, His forgiving mercy. Jesus death on the cross!
That salvation is Jesus. In order to see the salvation of God you must want to make things right you must and want to work on correcting your conduct and be very honest about it. Come to a place of repentance and forgiveness and receive Jesus. Then with His help, you will be able to work on correcting your conduct. The promise is, God will show you and manifest Himself to you, this is the truth you are looking for or that you need to look for. Salvation is real, Jesus is real, God is real, don't let this truth pass you by.
Some people think there is nothing wrong with them, so they don't need a Savior, they believe they have done nothing wrong, or have anything wrong in their lives. It's not about the bad or good you have done the bad will be forgiven, it has already been taken care of on the cross, your good/works won't work for salvation. It's about what Jesus did for you. Accept Jesus and receive Him. Don't leave God in a box, or yourself either for that matter, come out of the box and look around and see the salvation of God. When you are truthful and honest with Him and yourself, He will do what He said. He did it for me and I am sure He will do it for you.
Relationship brings freedomIt is very easy to get lost in religion and never truly see the right to a relationship. It is like a wall that separates us from true understanding. Religion keeps our vision on ritualism and formalism and our failures.
Relationship brings freedom, love, forgiveness, peace and acceptance. Jesus came to set us free... free from not just our sins but from bondages, free to serve, free to laugh, free to cry, free to grow. Free...free...free. Be free. Let Jesus set you free. John 8:36.
Call on Him, see the vision that Christ sees in you. Religion blinds you to the truth of a relationship. The true purpose of relationship. The true purpose of the sacrifice. Man comes between you and God.
There then becomes a barrier to freedom in Christ. Anything can become a religion that comes between you and God. Be aware of those things and test it out. If it does not build you in Christ then it is not Christ.
Remember God is love and He calls you in love and forgives you in love. Love and forgiveness will bring you freedom. Go and find the freedom that Christ died to bring you.
ForgivenessForgiveness is not for the offender but for the offended. Forgiveness gives freedom. Freedom from the offender.
As long as we remain tied to the offence we are captive to the offender. Once we forgive, we free ourselves from the offence and the offender so that they may not have power over us again.
Freedom to live our lives the way we are meant to live them. Giving the power back to ourselves to truly live a full life.
Not giving our power away to every one who has hurt or offended us and an opinion on who they say we are or what they say we have done. This is giving them the power to judge us and condemn us forever, if we let them.
True power is in our hands to form our lives the way God would like us to go. We can either choose to grow or be destroyed. Be stronger and succeed or be weak and fail. Lets make the right choices for our futures.
Forgiveness Bible Verses