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How to Accept Jesus as Saviour

What does it mean to accept Jesus as Saviour? Does mankind need a Saviour? How do you accept Jesus as Lord & Saviour?
To understand why we need Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour and how to accept Him in your life, we must first understand what sin is; who Jesus Christ is and why Jesus had to die on the cross.

 

What is Sin?
Sin is any thought, decision or action that rebels or transgresses the law & principles of God.
The Bible tells us that man is sinful and unrighteous (Romans 3:10; Romans 3:23). All of mankind has a sin nature as a result of the sin of Adam which occurred in Genesis 3.
Romans 5:12 says “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned”.
The sin nature or flesh is the part of man that does not think with God nor can it please God. Every person is born with the sin nature in them.
The New Testament Greek word is sarx. Kenneth Wuest defines sarx as “the totally depraved nature as dominating the unsaved individual.”
The works or characteristics of the flesh or sin nature are found in Galatians 5:19-21.
The person who has never accepted Jesus as Saviour only has this sin nature inside him and also controlling how he lives. Therefore his internal motives, goals and lifestyle are governed by the flesh or sin nature.

 

The Wages of Sin
Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death. This death that is spoken of in Romans 6:23 means eternal separation from God or hell.
Therefore if there is no intervention from a Saviour pertaining to sin or the sin nature in your life, the eventual result of living as an unsaved person is eternity in hell.
Sin or the sin nature also hinders us from having right fellowship with God.
Before a perfect, holy and just God our sins are likened as debts to God for which we cannot pay those debts (Matthew 6:12). Failure for those debts to be paid results in eternal punishment.
This is why we all need a Saviour – Jesus Christ.

 

Jesus Christ & His Life, Death & Resurrection
John 1:1,14 tell us that Jesus is God who took human form to dwell among the people. Jesus came to earth to teach us and guide us. He also lived as an example for us. Most importantly, He lived a perfect, sinless life which qualified Him to pay for our sins which we cannot pay. Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was His payment and sacrifice for the sins of the world (John 3:16).
Jesus Christ did not come to die for the righteous – because there are no righteous people (Romans 3:10).
Rather, Jesus came to die for sinners and pay the debt of sinners and in doing so He became our Saviour.
Luke 5:31-32 says, Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

 

How To Accept Jesus As Saviour
How do you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour? The Bible tells us that we accept Jesus Christ as Saviour through placing our faith or total trust in Him. There are over 50 verses that speak of salvation being through faith in Jesus Christ.
Accepting Jesus Christ as our Saviour requires us to believe that salvation is only by Christ alone (John 14:6) and that only Jesus Christ is the one who paid for our sins on the cross. Therefore eternal life and a relationship with God is possible only by accepting Jesus as Saviour through faith.
Salvation is a FREE gift. Accepting Jesus Christ is not based on your personal works or merit (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ.

Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
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. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 10:13 NKJV
For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

John 1:12 NKJV
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name

 

Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW? Accept Jesus as Saviour.

We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.

PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”

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How Do I Avoid Going To Hell?

How does a person end up going to hell and what does that person need to do in order to avoid going to hell?

What is Hell?
In Matthew 25:41 we learn that hell is a terrifying place of eternal punishment which God originally prepared for the devil and the fallen angels. However, people will also go to hell according to the scriptures.
Hell is described in the following ways:
a) It is a place of everlasting fire (Matthew 25:41)
b) It is a place of outer darkness (Matthew 22:13; Matthew 25:30)
c) It is a place of weeping & gnashing of teeth (Matthew 22:13; Matthew 25:30)
d) It is a place of eternal torment (Luke 16:22-28)
e) It is a lake of fire burning with brimstone (Revelation 19:20)

What Kind of People Will Go To Hell?
The Bible tells us that all people are sinners and fall short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). Therefore the whole of mankind has sinned or transgressed against an infinite and holy God (Romans 3:10).
The Bible then tells us that the wages of sin is death which is eternal separation from God (Romans 6:23).
Therefore all mankind deserves to go to hell. However, despite the fact that mankind deserves to go to hell, God offers us forgiveness by His grace through Jesus Christ. Romans 6:23 further says that the FREE GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Salvation is a gift of God. It is free and can only be received through believing and accepting Jesus Christ as personal Lord & Saviour.
John 1:12 says “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name”.

What Kind of People Will Go To Hell? People who reject Jesus Christ and the free gift of eternal life that He offers will go to hell.
Jesus Christ paid our penalty for sin. He bore our sins on the cross (1 Peter 2:24) so that if we accept His work on the cross and receive Him as Lord then we will have eternal life.
Therefore if a person rejects a relationship with Jesus Christ; if that person also rejects the work of Christ on the cross and His payment for our sins at Calvary, it would mean hell for such a person.

Ephesians 2:8,9 tells us that salvation is a free gift received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Salvation is NOT by personal effort or our personal ability. Therefore you cannot earn your way to Heaven. Some people believe they can earn their way to Heaven through their personal charitable works; or through trying to obey the 10 commandments; or through obeying certain religious rites and rituals. These views are not correct.
Avoiding hell is easier than we think and it is only through accepting Jesus Christ (John 3:16).

 

How Do I Avoid Going To Hell?
It is a simple thing to avoid going to hell. The Bible is clear that there is only ONE WAY to avoid going to hell. Jesus Christ.
John 14:6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”.
To avoid going to hell, we must through faith receive and put our trust in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Saviour. Without faith in Jesus we cannot become children of God. John 1:12 says “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” and Galatians 3:26 says “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus”.

Salvation through Christ is a gift from God. Nobody earns or works for a gift but a gift is freely given by the giver. Salvation is by grace and not by works.
Ephesians 2:8,9 says “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”.

 

Do You Want To Avoid Going To Hell?
God does not desire for anyone to go to hell. God wants us all to avoid going to hell.
2 Peter 3:9 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”.
Jesus Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice for our sins so that we would not perish in hell. Jesus Christ paid the debt we could not pay. He bore our sins and He took our punishment (1 John 2:2).
If you want to avoid going to hell, simply accept and trust in Jesus Christ to be your Lord & Saviour today (John 1:12; John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8,9).
It is that simple – because salvation is a free gift you receive by simply trusting in Jesus Christ as your Lord & Saviour.

 

 

Today, if you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Saviour and if you want to avoid going to hell simply believe and trust in Jesus Christ and allow Him to take Lordship over your life.

 

Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?

We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.

PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”

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Where Do We Go When We Die?

Have you ever asked yourself these questions: Where do we go when we die? Do we just return to dust? Do we simply seize to exist in any form? Is there such a place as hell, purgatory or heaven?

The Bible is very clear on what happens to people after their physical death. There are only 2 places that a person will eventually go to when he/she dies.
A person will eventually either go to heaven or he will go to hell.
Whether you go to heaven or go to hell is totally dependent upon your freewill and the critical spiritual choices that you make in your life.

How Does A Person Go To Heaven When He Dies?
1 John 5:12 says: “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God”.
Therefore the person who has received and accepted Jesus Christ as Lord & Saviour will have eternal life because they believe that Christ paid for their sins on the cross.
In John 14:2-6 Jesus says the following: “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you… I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”.
Jesus clearly tell us that on He is the pathway to Heaven and towards a relationship & fellowship with the Father. Therefore after our physical death, there is no other method or path to Heaven except through Jesus Christ.
Jesus also says that He is the One who prepares a place or home for us in Heaven so that when we die He is already prepared to receive us.
Salvation is not found through your pastor or through your religion or through your local church. Salvation and our home in Heaven is only found through Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12 says: “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”.

How Does A Person Go To Hell When He Dies?
God does not send people to hell – but rather people choose hell out of their own freewill choices. It’s not God’s desire for people to perish or to go to hell. 2 Peter 3:9 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”.
Therefore God will not force anybody to go to Heaven and neither will He force people into hell. Rather, it is God’s desire that ALL would be with Him in Heaven. However, God has given every person freewill – or the ability to make their own choices. People are not machines or animals which live according to programed instructions or instincts. Instead as people who have been made in God’s image, we have the ability to make our own decisions.
Hell therefore is a choice many people take. So how does a person choose hell?
The choice of rejecting Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour is the reason why people go to hell when they die. If a person rejects the finished work of Christ on the cross in payment for the sins of the world, such a person will not enter the kingdom of God.
Revelation 20:15 says: And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
A person will only find his/her name written in the Book of Life when that person genuinely believes and accepts Christ as Lord and Saviour.
If one’s name is not found in the Book of Life due to their rejection of Christ & the His finished work on the cross, that person will be thrown into the lake of fire for eternity.
John 3:18-19 says: “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil”.
Therefore hell is for people whom through rejecting Christ automatically opt for “darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil”. According to John 3:18 that person is walking in condemnation for as long as Christ is not that person’s Lord & Saviour. That person according to Romans 2:5 is storing up wrath for himself on the day of God’s judgment.

How Do You Receive Jesus Christ As Lord & Saviour?
Salvation and eternal life is a FREE gift from God. You do not have work for your salvation because Christ already paid for your sins. Instead, all we have to do in order to receive Christ is to receive Him by faith as Saviour.
Romans 6:23 and Ephesians 2:8,9 tells us that eternal life is a free gift and that our salvation is not as a result of our own effort but our salvation is a result of the work of Christ.
John 1:12 says: “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name”.
Without Christ we cannot become children of God. It’s only through believing and accepting Jesus Christ into our lives by faith that we become part of the family of God for eternity.
Our position as God’s children through Jesus Christ gives us access to God’s kingdom when we die.

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “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” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “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” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God.

 

Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?

We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.

This prayer is ONLY an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I make You my Lord and Savior – Amen”

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Does God Forgive Big Sins?

Does a murderer, or a thief, or a rapist deserve to go to heaven? Do such people deserve God’s forgiveness?

Have you ever thought you were “better” than somebody else? Did you ever think that you are more “righteous” than another person – or that you are “too good” to be in the company of other people?

The scribes and the Pharisees did. They thought that they were “holy” and “righteous” people who were too good to be in the company of certain people – especially sinners.
However, thankfully Jesus did not have that kind of mindset.

Luke 18:9-14 NKJV
Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men — extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.  12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’  13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’  14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

The Bible says that there is none who is righteous (Romans 3:10) or that there is none who is better or holier than the other. The truth is we are ALL sinners and we ALL have fallen short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23).

Therefore we ALL need Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior. We ALL need salvation. We ALL need God’s forgiveness.

Our own merit and personal good works are not good enough for God (Isaiah 64:6). It’s only by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ do we receive the gift of salvation (Ephesians 2:8,9).

  • In the Bible God forgave a man by the name of Paul who persecuted & killed Christians but he ended up writing half of the New Testament under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit after he got saved.
  • In the Bible God forgave a man by the name of David who committed adultery and yet God referred to David as being a man after God’s own heart.
  • In the Bible God forgave a man by the name of Moses who murdered an Egyptian but God used him to free the Jews from slavery in Egypt.
  • In the Bible God forgave a woman who was caught in the act of adultery even though the Pharisees wanted her to be stoned to death.
  • In the Bible God forgave a thief who was crucified right next to Christ. Jesus promised the thief that he would be with Him in paradise that day.

There are so many stories in the Scriptures that demonstrate God’s goodness and love towards people who have done terrible things.

Nobody is perfect but only God is perfect. God’s love for us is unconditional. God forgives us of all our sins and He does not remember them because of the blood of Christ in payment for our sins.

God’s love motivates Him to extend His grace & mercy to all of us in spite of our faults & sins. It’s the goodness of God in our lives that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4).

 

Luke 5:30-32 NKJV
And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, “Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 
Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.

When Jesus was accused of spending too much time with sinners and wrong-doers, Jesus told the Pharisees that He did not come to save the “righteous” but that He came to save the sinners and to bring sinners to repentance.

Therefore if ALL have sinned that means that the Pharisees themselves have sinned and they too needed Jesus to help them repent. In God’s eyes, sin is sin. The person who steals $1 is just a sinner as the one who steals $100.
The problem with the Pharisees was that they were so full of pride that they did not realize that they too were sinners who needed Jesus as well.
They thought that being religious leaders made them to think that they were an exclusive and righteous group. They also presumed that the Scriptures were also meant for the “righteous” and not for sinners.

Jesus however is not exclusive. The Lord is open to ANYONE who comes to Him and He will not reject any sinner who comes to Him (John 6:37). You may have done terrible things and you may have sinned just a few moments ago, but Jesus will receive you with a smile and with open arms if you repent and come to Him. For He says “I say to you that likewise there will be MORE JOY in heaven over ONE SINNER who REPENTS than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance”Luke 15:7 NKJV

If you are sick with a contagious disease like flu or chicken pox, your doctor cannot diagnose your sickness and help you recover unless he first spends time examining you or your body so that he may advise you regarding your ailment.
Therefore just as disease is a foreign component in the body of a person, then sin too is a foreign component in the life of a person and both need a Physician to remove them from one’s life.

Matthew 4:17 NKJV
From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Jesus spoke a message of forgiveness & repentance. Jesus was calling on people to no longer live a life of sin or a life contrary to God’s love. Jesus was teaching people to live a life of love for God, a love for others and a life of righteousness in Christ.

Only Jesus was sinless and perfect and that is why He became the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world, so that whoever would believe and receive Him would be made righteous in Christ.
Romans 5:19 NKJV – “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous”
Therefore we are NOT righteous by our OWN obedience; we are RIGHTEOUS by CHRIST’s OBEDIENCE. We are NOT saved by our OWN works; we are SAVED by GOD’s GRACE.
Therefore all the glory belongs to God. Salvation is the work of God.

 

Matthew 4:19-20 NKJV
Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

The Pharisees should have been more like Jesus. Rather than distancing themselves from sinners – they should have focused on bringing sinners or unbelievers to God.

Does God forgive big sins? YES He does.

 

If you are not a Christian, call on Christ now and BELIEVE that He will answer you. There is nothing more that God wants than for you to be part of His kingdom.
REPENTANCE means “to change one’s mind and purpose”. Therefore set your mind on Jesus everyday of your life and allow God to give you purpose and direction in life

DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “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” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “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” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God.

 

Why not make your eternal decision NOW?

We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift.

This prayer is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I make You my Lord and Savior – Amen”
Have you accepted & believed in Jesus Christ as a result of reading this article. If so please acknowledge by clicking the “I Have Accepted Jesus Christ” button below

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How To Find Your Purpose In Life

There are so many motivational books, motivational speakers and material that exist today with the purpose of attempting to teach people how to find their meaning & purpose in life.
Certain books & motivational speakers for example, focus on the idea that the purpose of people is to be rich in this life and that your life cannot have meaning if you do not live according to a particular lifestyle or if you don’t acquire certain possessions.
Others focus on the idea that you cannot find meaning and purpose until you are obtaining & living according to your personal dreams and desires in life?
Another school of thought says that purpose and meaning cannot be found without a good education and without living according to your potential.

However, are all people meant to be rich? Are all people’s personal dreams meant to be achieved? Is education the key to understanding your purpose and meaning in life? How can I find meaning & purpose in life? What does the Bible teach?

Jeremiah 29:11-13 NKJV
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

God’s thoughts of us are undoubtedly good. He does not and He cannot think evil towards us. God is also ready to listen to us when we pray and if we truly and genuinely seek Him.

 

How To Find Your Purpose In Life
We are able to find our unique purpose and meaning in life through the following

1) You Must Have A Relationship With Your Maker
God created you for a reason. He also created you with a unique purpose. However, for you to understand your purpose in life, you must have a relationship with your Creator. Only your Creator can tell you why He created you. Therefore you cannot know your purpose unless you have a relationship with the One who created you.
Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
Jeremiah 1:4,5 NKJVThen the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Therefore you must first be born again to discover your purpose. You cannot have a relationship with God unless you are born again and you cannot discover your purpose in life unless you have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
John 15:5 NKJV“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing”.

2) Understand That God’s Plans & Your Plans Are Different
Sometimes we want God to bless our own personal plans and dreams. Sometimes we incorrectly expect God to fulfill our own will rather than His divine will for our lives.
However, it’s not always the case that our personal plans are identical to what God has planned for our individual lives. God does not work according to our plans but He works according to His own divine and perfect will.
Isaiah 55:8-9 says the following: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts”.
Therefore the architect of your purpose in life does not come from you. Your purpose in life comes from God.
Your purpose and meaning in life will be revealed as you willingly desire to submit yourself to God’s plans and not to your own personal plans.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

3) Your Purpose Is Discovered By Faith & Not By Sight
The purpose that God has for you may not make sense to other people. However, if it’s God’s plan for your life, you do not live according to what man sees but according to what God says.
Therefore your true purpose will always be aligned with God’s word & God’s principles.
Romans 10:17 says: So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
God may give you the vision, but He might not give you the method by which the vision will be accomplished. Instead God will progressively, step-by-step reveal to you His plan and His method by which you will fulfil your purpose as you walk in faith with Him.
In Genesis 37-50, Joseph had dreams from God that his family would one day bow down to him in respect. Joseph’s dream was misunderstood by his family, especially by Joseph’s brothers. However, even though God revealed the dream to Joseph, God did not reveal to Joseph the horrible events that must take place in his life before the vision is fulfilled.
Therefore sometimes the journey to fulfilling your purpose in life will have challenges but sometimes God will not reveal them to you but instead He will use the challenges you face to help you spiritually grow and equip you to accomplish His purpose for your life.
Habakkuk 2:4 NKJVThen the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision, And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry. 4 “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.

 

You CANNOT Find Your Purpose Without Jesus Christ
Attempting to find meaning and purpose for your life apart from a relationship with God is a mistake. A life lived without Christ is not a life – it is only an existence. Jesus said in John 10:10 “… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”.
Our God-given purpose gives what we do in life an eternal purpose and the rewards are eternal in nature.
Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”.

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “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” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “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” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God
Why not make your eternal decision NOW?

We become born again Christians through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26)

This prayer is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I make You my Lord and Savior – Amen”
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