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What if this were the last day of your life! What will you do with Jesus?
I blog about many things but the main reason I share on my blog is to encourage women to go deeper with God as they serve their family in the home. What use is all that I share if someone drops by and never has a clear picture of how to get saved and go to heaven?
Your soul will never ever die. It is your body that will die and be of no use to you someday.
Have you made the most important choice you will ever make in your whole entire life?
Your very life depends on it!
I don’t want you to get to the end of your life when you are slipping out of your body into eternity and find that it is too late. That you never made the most important decision and answered the most vital question you ever would be asked!!
Are you saved?
Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends on you taking this question seriously and giving an answer.
This question has nothing to do with how good you are or whether you go to church, are a member, read your Bible or pray.
Are you absolutely sure you are saved? Are you positive that you will go to heaven when you die to be with Jesus?
Nicodemus was a pharisee who came and talked to Jesus at night. Jesus explains to Nicodemus that in order to go to heaven, you must be born again.
Ye must be born again. (John 3:7)
God’s plan is so simple and yet so many people get stumped on this question, and rebel, not wanting anything to do with Jesus who paid the price for our sin.
What will YOU do with Jesus?
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
We have all sinned, including you and me. It doesn’t matter how good we think we are, without accepting that Jesus died for our sins, we will have to take the penalty we deserve and die. This is an eternal death. A death that goes on forever and ever where you (or I) will burn forever in hell.
God doesn’t want us to die. That is why He sent His only son to die in our place.
Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to an eternal death in hell where you are separated from God forever.
For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)
” . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27)
God loved you so very much that He gave his only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place.
” . . . He hath made Him to be sin for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
There had to be blood shed to cover the cost of our sin and Jesus was willing to shed His blood and die in our place.
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood“ (Leviticus 17:11) ” . . . without shedding of blood is no remission ” (Hebrews 9:22)
Before I was ever born, God knew I would someday be alive and that I would break His commands and sin. He loved me so much that He died for me ahead of time!
” . . . God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us“ (Romans 5:8)
It is impossible to totally comprehend how God can wash away our sins with His blood. Your sins and my sins were all laid on Jesus and He died in our place. He became the substitute for us. This is true. God does not lie.
“God . . . commandeth all men everywhere to repent“ (Acts 17:30).
Repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the Cross.
I love the story of the Philippian Jailer who asked Paul and Silas . . . ” . . . ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ And they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. . . . ‘”
It is so simple. Sometimes we over complicate the simple things. All you need to do is simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12)
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved“ (Romans 10:13).
Whosoever is you, if you have never asked Jesus into your life before.
Shall be saved doesn’t mean maybe, nor can, but shall be saved!!
If God has spoken to your heart and if you realize that you are a sinner, right now, wherever you are, you can repent and lift your heart to God and ask Him into your life. The prayer isn’t what saves you . . . it is accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior that will save you.
In Luke 18:13, the sinner in that passage prayed: “God be merciful to me a sinner.”
What will you do with Jesus?
You can talk to God (but remember, this does not save you, it is accepting Jesus that will save you.):
“Oh, Lord Jesus, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace, Amen.”
That is all that there is to going deeper with God through accepting Him by faith. It isn’t through a church or being ‘good’ cannot save you.
Remember. God does the saving. Like, all of it!
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)
God’s power is what saves you and He will keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian life.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man” but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Do not ever trust your feelings. They change and can never be trusted. Stand on God’s promises. They never change.
Three things to practice daily once you are saved:
- Pray — You talk to God.
- Read your Bible — God talks to you.
- Witness — Share what has happened to you with others.
Find a Bible believing church to attend and get involved in without delay.
“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord . . . “ (2 Timothy 1:8)
“Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32)
*Used Scriptures and adapted from this tract: God’s Simple Plan of Salvation: A Matter of Life and Death, Lifegate, Inc.
Lord of Glory reigning in His Majesty,
ruling long before the earth was formed.
Yet when darkness claimed His own,
He stepped from Heaven’s throne.
To bear a cross, and wear a crown of thorns.
So high the price He paid, the nails the cross, the grave.
Such pardon he bestowed, such grace he showed.
No greater sacrifice,
He gave His very life.
So deep His love, so high the Price.
Son of God so willingly He took our place,
clothed in robes of frail humanity.
Fragile flesh and blood, priceless crimson blood.
Offered up for sin at Calvary.
Buried, like a begger in a borrowed tomb,
everything for nothing, so it seemed.
But death could never stand against the nail-scarred hands,
and Pow’r of Heavens resurrected King!
So High the price He paid,
the nails, the cross, the grave, such pardon He bestowed,
such grace He showed.
No greater sacrifice,
He gave His very life.
So deep the love, so high the price.
Written by: Deborah Bailey and Marty Funderburkn