When you move
from a state of unbelief to a state of belief your life changes. That is what the word
repentace means, "to change". Think about that. What do you believe? When someone asks
the Lord into their life they are saying the now believe in His work, His sacrifice for us, His
gift. If you're not sure about that, ask Him to show you the truth and He
someone believes something will change inside... some people sense something right
away. For others it may take a little while but you'll notice changes in your circumstances and
the way you feel and react to things. Then you'll
know something is really happening... you are not what you were, you are not the same. The Bible says when this
happens we are changed, transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kngdom of light. You
may not see it right away be you are a new person. Once you really get what Jesus did for
yougratitude will flow from your innermost being. I came to a place where I said, "Whatever you want...
I want. I want to help You to let others know You. I want them to feel this." It was and still
is amazing. Jesus said the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand, and it is! It's right next to you,
eternal life begins now. He really wants to have a close, personal, intimate relationship with
you.Will you let
It starts with believing...
Read what Jesus said
to a Pharisee, a "teacher" in His time. If you get this... you'll really like
"If I told you earthly things and you do
not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? "The Wind blows where it
wishes, you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so
is EVERYONE who is born of the Spirit."
This is NOT religion as some may
think. This is a spiritual reality that Jesus taught. When you
believe, when you really 'get it', no one can ever take it away from you. And you will
never be the same. The words "Born Again" in the Greek can also be translated as
"Regenerated from Above". In other words, God
does it. You need to seriously want it, ask for it and it WILL happen. Your
whole reality takes on a different dimension.You may
not sense anything right away but God will begin
working in your life.
In the popular movie, 'The Matrix',
Morpheus tells Leo that if he takes the red pill, the journey begins, take the blue pill
and you can go back to living the lie. Trinity told Leo, "The answer is out there,
Neo, and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to. Jesus is saying the
same thing, If you draw close to me, I will draw close to you. He wants to be
your closest friend. When you become "Regenerated from Above"
you can see the spiritual realm. When this happens love takes on a
whole new meaning. You know you are loved by God and you begin to love others differently,
It all comes down to "Truth".
Is what Jesus said the truth? Jesus called Satan the father of lies and he has been
that from the beginning. He lied to Eve to get her to eat the apple. He lies to
humanity all the time to keep them from the truth. Its not relative like some think,
that's another lie. You don't automatically get what you believe. Jesus
said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but
through Me." So Jesus is either a liar or insane. I don't think either. The
historical evidence is overwhelming.The simple truth is that there is a God who created you and loves
you very much.Genesis 1:1 He gave us life and deserves our gratitude and
love.We, however, have chosen to disobey Him and sin against Him; all of
us have done wrong and failed to do what is right. Romans 3:23 We may not
be more sinful than our neighbor, or we may be far worse than anyone we know, it does
not matter. Either way, we are guilty before God.1John 1:8
God is perfect, completely good,
always right and fair. He cannot tolerate sin. He cannot simply overlook the fact
that we have chosen to disobey Him. The Bible says "the wages of sin is death."
Romans 6:23This means that the fair payment for our
rebellion against God is death. It is the punishment that we deserve. But He is so
loving He doesn’t want us to remain in this state of sin and
punishment.. In Romans 6:23 we read:"...the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our
He has provided a way out for
News! That Good News is exactly
that... we don’t have to remain in sin, we can choose to accept His gift. It’s free to
those who simply ask.
"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."
John 1:12says: "For as
many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of
His invitation is clear. We must come to
Him. All that remains is our response… no one can or wants to force you. I/we are God's
ambassadors, begging you to come back to God, be reconciled to
these things are from God,
who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and
gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that
God was in Christ reconciling the
world to Himself, not counting their
trespasses against them,
andHe hascommitted to us the
Therefore, we are ambassadors for
Christ, as though God were
making an appeal through us; we
beg you on behalf of Christ, be
reconciled to God.He
made Him who knew no sin to
be sin on our behalf,
so that we might
righteousness of God in Him.
True Christianity is not about
attending a particular church, or how your parents raised you, or what country
you were born in. Being a Christian means that you believe in what HE HAS DONE
FOR YOU. You then begin your personal relationship with Jesus Christ, just
like meeting someone new. You get to know them, love them and soon you'll see
what millions of believers have seen. He really, truly loves you & me.
It's not good enough that your
priest, pastor, mother, or aunt knows Jesus, you must know Him for yourself. They
cannot believe in Him for you, you must believe for
Here is a cute little skit to show
what I mean...
would like to receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life right now, pray a
prayer something like this from the sincerity of your
"Dear Lord Jesus, I know I've messed up.
Sometimes I did wrong on purpose. But I believe you died for all that.
Right now, I open the door of my heart and life. As Jesus told Nicodemus, the Wind
blows where it wishes and so does the Spirit, I'm asking for you to please give me
that Spirit, I want to be born again. Amen."
Jesus is everywhere all the time. He
hears you when you ask Him for forgiveness. If you prayed He'll know and He
will come to you. Not only that, He has forgiven you of all your
"stuff". God promises in Psalms 103:12 "As far as the east is
from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions (Wrong doings) from
decision to receive Christ also means that you are now going to Heaven one
day. But its more than that, it means you have a relationship with the
living God and His son Jesus. It's a day to day thing just like any good friend you
have now only its with God. Don't try to be "good enough" to earn it. (See God's Love for You) a moral superstar cuz you won't,
you'll fail and the devil will be right there in your head telling you you've failed
again. Just be His friend, read His word and find a place, a church where people
really love and trust the Lord.
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed.
And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we
have done, so none of us can boast about it.10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us
anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long
That's a lot to be thankful for! It's not that there are a bunch of “rules” to
follow! Please remember its about what HE has done FOR US... We
respond to that with faith & love. If you meant what you’ve just
prayed you probably have an urge inside to know more, to grow! That's great but
take it one day at a time. Remember what you just read in Ephesians
2:8-9. Just start here:
Bible. Get one that you can
understand. I like the New
American Standard Bible or New Living Translation. Each time you
open it, ask God to show you what it really means.
Pray. That just
means talk to Him... Like a friend. Get as close to Him as you are to
breathing. Be honest with Him, He knows all your secrets
Go to a Bible teaching
church. Don’t look for “the perfect
church”, there’s no such thing. But find one that teaches what the Bible says, not
their agenda. Remember we are not talking about religion here. Its somewhere you
go to be with others that have that Spirit. If you want help finding
a church we'll do our best to locate a good one in your area. Just contact us.