Feb 11 2010

Ingo Breuer

Your Guide To God

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New life that is everlasting is found only in Christ Jesus. Jesus Christ explains His purpose himself: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10. Jesus says of himself: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6. Therefore, how can we come to Christ Jesus?

FIRST, you must acknowledge the fact you are a sinner.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10

No one has ever lived up to God’s perfect standard.

“Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” Psalm 51:5

SECONDLY, you must realize that as a sinner, you are in violation of God’s law and will for your life for which God must render Holy judgment and Holy justice.

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” Revelation 20:14

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:15

THIRD, you must believe that Jesus already paid your sin debt.

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:6

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Hebrews 2:9

God is satisfied with Jesus’ death as payment for the penalty of sin for all who will believe in Him as their Redeemer.

“FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.” John 3:16.

This is one of the most popular Bible verses describing the love of God. You should memorize this verse and in order to realize God’s love for you personally, you should fill in your first name in the places where it says “world” or “whosoever” because salvation is personal.

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2. Corinthians 5:21

Truly, Jesus has paid the price for sin.

FOURTH, you must repent towards God and by faith trust in Jesus’ work on the cross to have your sins forgiven and receive this gift of life.

“And they went out, and preached that man should repent.” Mark 6:12

“I tell you, …, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3

“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent:” Acts 17:30

“Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.” Acts 11:18

“Testifying both to the Jews and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” Acts 20:21

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2. Peter 3:9

It is God’s will for all mankind to return to Him. Because of His holy love He has made a way for everyone to come to Him, be washed from their sin and be received into fellowship with Him. The way is through repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ.

You become aware of the absence of God in your life when the light of Jesus comes to you through His Holy Word and Holy Spirit revealing to you what is lacking, or missing. Many times one may feel an emptiness or void inside their soul. The emptiness can only be filled by God because He created you that He might live within you. Therefore it is God who awakens you to the reality of sin and death. In fact, without God, you cannot even approach Him.

“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day …, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me , except it were given unto him of my Father.” John 6:44, 45

“… that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.” 1. Corinthians 12:3

It is God’s will for you to be saved. But you must seek Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; your whole being. You must surrender your whole life to Jesus Christ, submitting yourself totally to Him as your Lord and Christ. Will you begin now? It is the gospel of Jesus Christ by which we are saved, if we receive it by faith.

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” 1. Cor. 15:1-4

We would rejoice to hear the good news that you have been saved by the grace of God. Please let us know about that. Feel free to use the comment below. Thank you.

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