Many people have heard the name of Jesus. Still there are some whom have never heard His name. Whether you have grown up in church all of your life or this is the first time that you are hearing of the name of Jesus, we want you to discover the joy of knowing Him.
In the Bible, the book of John 3:16-18 says;
“16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. 18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
Here are some facts that we can conclude:
You might be thinking, “Well, how do I change my ‘sin’ problem then?”.
There is actually nothing that you and I can do to change ourselves. People can stop smoking, using bad words, stop drinking, doing drugs etc. Yet, none of us can erase the sins of what we have committed in our past up until this present time.
For example: If you broke the law by stealing a car 20 years ago and the police never found you, does that make you a thief still? Yes. Why because you cannot erase the things you have done wrong in the past. You can stop doing them, but you cannot fix your past.
All of us in this life have probably lied, stolen, cheated, hurt others, lusted in our hearts or physically towards someone we are not married to, coveted what someone else has in life, prioritized ourselves and our desires above others and maybe even hated someone so much that we could not forgive them (which the Bible calls that murder of the heart). These actions are the fruit of the root problem of the human race, which is sin.
When God created the heavens and the earth He also created the first man and woman in His image, Adam and Eve. God placed them in a perfect place where no sin and death had ever been since God created the world. It was called the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden in perfect relationship with God. Then they were tempted by the devil to disobey God and fulfill the lusts of their flesh. Once Adam and Eve sinned against God (broke His commandment) by doing what God told them not to do, they became fearful, full of shame and aware of their nakedness.
Adam and Eve had never felt fear and shame until they sinned. When God came visiting them in the garden after Adam and Eve sinned, He called out for them saying “Where are you?”. Obviously, God who knows everything and is everywhere, knew where they were and what they had done. He called and asked where they were not for Himself but for their conscience’s sake. This was the first time Adam and Eve felt alone, separated.
God is holy and perfect and He created Adam and Eve to be holy and perfect. Yet, because He is the God of love and justice, the standard by which everything is created, it was necessary for God to judge the sin of what Adam and Eve did against their Creator. After God sent them away from His presence and from the Garden of Eden, they were under the curse of sin and began to die.
Sin is the reason why everything in our lives, this world and the universe is dying. In the Bible, Romans 6:23 tells us “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
God did the most amazing thing! Immediately, after Adam and Eve sinned, God put into action a plan to redeem not only Adam and Eve but for all of mankind who was to be born from them and after them. Eventually, God sent His only Son Jesus who was born perfect without the sinful nature of mankind. Jesus lived life just like all of us do, except Jesus NEVER sinned. He was perfectly holy. After living 33 years in this world as fully God and fully man, Jesus sacrificially gave His life for the payment of our sins on the behalf of all mankind.
The blood Jesus shed for you and me on the cross was a price you and I should have paid for our sin. Jesus in one sense “took our death bullet”. He died in your place and mine so that we could be freed from the wrath and the righteous judgment of God against sin. If God did not judge sin then He could not be a God of love and justice. He not only judged sin but gave His son Jesus to pay the price for our sins!
This means that if anyone chooses to put their faith in Jesus and what He did for them on the cross they can be totally forgiven for all of the sins they have ever committed. It also means that by putting our faith in Jesus, we will live forever with Him in Heaven. In Heaven we will never feel pain, sickness, disease, poverty, hopelessness, war or death. Jesus gave His life for you because He loves you.
My friend if you would like to receive this amazing gift of God for the forgiveness of your sin today I would invite you to pray a prayer in faith we have provided for you below.
“Dear Jesus, thank You for loving me. I know I am a sinner in need of Your mercy. Today, I bring to You all of my sin. I ask You to forgive me of my sin (be specific, share your heart with God) and to free me from all of the shame, fear and control of my past. I submit myself to You today. I want You to be my Savior and my Lord. I believe You died and rose from the dead so that I can be forgiven and live with You for eternity. I receive Your forgiveness and thank You for giving Your life on the cross in my place. I deserved to be the one to die and be separated from You forever. But because of Your love and mercy I stand by faith forgiven and full of hope today. Help me to learn how to love You and grow in my new relationship with You. Thank You for Your love and forgiveness, amen.”
If you still have questions and would like to hear more, we are providing a link to a message I shared on this subject. Please listen to it and let us know how we can help you today.
Always remember “Jesus loves you!”
Revelation of God’s love is enough to transform any heart for all of eternity.
Please watch the message in the link below called "Coming to Jesus on HIS Terms"
Below is a list of some steps we would encourage you to take following your profession of faith in Jesus: