"The Road to Salvation"
"God wants a relationship with You"
"The Road to Salvation"
"God wants a relationship with You"
Salvation. When you hear that word, what do you think? What comes to mind? Salvation is one of the most important topics you can ever talk about in this lifetime! Everyone on earth is born into sin, seperated from God, and because of that we all deserve Gods wrath. Sin means rebellion, we do what we want to do and we live how we want to live instead of living how God the creator created us to live, which is holy. God is holy. Everyone born on this planet is in desperate need of a savior. We need someone to rescue us from our sin, because if not the penalty that we have to pay when we die is eternal condemnation(hell). God has provided a perfect plan and a road to bring us back to Him and to save us from comdemnation.
What is missing?
My dear friend, are you dead or alive? Do you ever feel that there is something important missing from your life? A vital part of your existence that isnt there, and has never been there? An empty void and longing, deep within the depths of your soul, crying out to be filled?
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ on a personal basis, that is the problem. God, the giver and sustainer of life, is missing from your life. The bible says that without Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, you are "dead in trespasses and sins." (Ephesians 2:1)
How did it happen?
In the garden of Eden, before mans fall, Adam and Eve were alive, that is, they were "spiritually alive. They walked with perfection, and oneness with God. "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." (Genesis 2:16-17)
On that day, when they disobeyed God and ate of the fruit, they died a "spiritual" death. Sin entered in, and they were separated from God. Since then, every one of us has been born into sin. "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned" (Romans 5:12) "Behold i was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me." (Psalm 51:5) "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one " (Romans 3:10) "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23)
The results of sin are a spiritual death, a physical death, and if you die without Jesus Christ, an eternal death. This is eternal seperation from God in hell fire.
What has God done about it ?
Jesus Christ, the God-man, was not a partaker of mans sinful bloodline. He was perfect, sinless, righteous, holy, born of a virgin, and God in the flesh. " In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made." (John 1:1-3) "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)
Jesus(God in the Flesh) came to seek and to save that which was lost. He offered Himself the perfect, sinless sacrifice unto God, to redeem man from the sin which seperates him from God. He came to give life back unto men. "...I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10) "Verily, verily, i say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believe on Him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death to life." (John 5:24) " For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but shall have everlasting life" (John 3:16) "Behold,, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with Him, and he with Me." (Revelation 3:20)
Now its up to you.
My dear friend, do you hear His voice calling you through these scriptures? He wants to breathe life into you. This receiving of new life from Jesus Christ is what He called being born again. We see this in the Bible when Jesus tells Nicodemus, "..Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." (John 3:3,6)
My dear friend, repent and receive forgiveness for all of your sins! (Acts 2:38). Turn to God from your sin, and embrace the Lord Jesus Christ by faith and be born of God. God promises in Romans 10:9, "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. Also, in Romans 10:13 it says, "for Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Jesus died on the cross for our sins, buried our sins in the grave, and rose up out of the grave with all power in His hand, "1 Corinthians 15:3". Jesus payed the sin penalty for me and you so that you would not have to suffer eternal condemnation and so that you can escape the wrath that He is going to pour out on earth against all ungodliness and unrighteousness, (Romans 1:18). When you turn to God, the missing link will be found, and the empty void will be filled. You will be one with God. He will be your Father, and you will be His son/daughter. You can rejoice with us in this great truth forever. Amen. "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life." (1 John 5:12) "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." (John 3:36)
So biblically speaking, Salvation is the deliverance from God's wrath and eternal condemnation by the grace of God by faith to all who put their trust in our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! Dont put it off another day, If you here God speaking to you, repent and receive Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord & Savior. There is nothing you can do to save yourself. Your good works cant save you and being a good person cannot save you. the only one who can save you is Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone! " For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast."(Ephesians 2:8) "Jesus said to him, i am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)
Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the jew first and also for the Greek."