Thursday, November 14, 2019
Hope, Change, Healing

Come to God


Jesus said, “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. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16,17).

The Bible says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

God wants to have a relationship with you no matter who you are and what you have done! God’s love urges Him to receive you into His favor and reconciliation with Him. His purpose is that He wants to reveal His character to you.  


Jesus said, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

The Bible says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

We are unrighteous before God, deserving wrath, vengeance and eternal death but in need of salvation. The sinfulness of humankind is traceable to the tragic fall in the Garden of Eden. You can overcome self-will, poor attitudes and attain righteousness (right standing with God).


The Bible says, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (II Peter 3:9).

The Bible says, “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Romans 3:24-26).

The Bible says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (II Corinthians 5:21).

The good news is that God has provided a solution for your sins and impending damnation. Christ substituted Himself to pay the price for your redemption. Jesus paid the price for your sins through the cross, the shedding of His blood and His death. Christ’s blood expiates or cleanses your sins and satisfies (propitiates) God’s anger. Jesus paid your ransom or liberation price to death because it took you hostage. He was buried, rose from the dead, and He is Lord of all.


The Bible says, “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. For ‘whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved’” (Romans 10:9,10,13).

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).

The Bible says, “‘Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.’ Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Men and brethren, what shall we do?’ Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’” (Acts 2:36-38).

Realize that you cannot help yourself, choose to believe in Jesus, accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior and God will do His divine work of curing your spiritual impotence. God loves you so much so that He has been working in you so that you will and work for the furthering of His will in regard to your salvation. Turn away from your sins (repent). When you repent, God will wash you in the sea of His love and you will be justified (made just as if you have never sinned). Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Salvation and forgiveness of sins is only received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. You can be free today as you receive God’s free gift of salvation!


The Bible says, “Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting” (Ephesians 4:13,14).

The Bible says, “For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance” (Romans 8:24,25).

The Bible says, “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has began a good work in you will complete it until that day of Christ” (Philippians 1:6).

The Bible says,Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (II Corinthians 5:17).

The will of God for us is to grow, mature and develop into the persons that He wants us to be. Hope is a Christian virtue that anchors one’s soul when one navigates the challenging waters of life. There is hope because of the assurance of salvation.  When you are forgiven and start a relationship with God, you are reborn as a new creature and the old sinful person is no longer. The Holy Spirit will continue to guide you in your relationship with God as you put your trust in Him and obey His Word so that He would be glorified in your life. 

In order to Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, Pray the Following Suggested Prayer:

Lord Jesus, thank you for loving me and dying for me. I know that I am a sinner and I ask You to forgive my sins. I believe that You were raised from the dead and I confess You as my Lord and personal Savior. I denounce evil. Help me as I choose to obey and follow You all the days of my life. Touch my life and make me whole. I receive the gift of eternal life. Thank you for redeeming my soul and giving me hope. In Jesus' name, amen. 

Congratulations, child of God! Welcome to God’s family and Kingdom!

Feel free to let us know you prayed that prayer. Also, you can contact us with your questions and prayer requests.


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