Receiving Jesus is the most important step anyone will ever take. Once taken there is no turning back. Jesus will always be with you. You may turn your back on Him but He will never desert you. As a young boy I was saved and baptized, later I drifted away. Only when I was down at the bottom 15 years later did I remember Him. I called His name and cried for help and Jesus was at my side. He lifted me up, He healed my body, He minded my mind, and filled me with His love. Never again will I ever depart from my Lord and Savior. I thank my father, who is now with the Lord, for bringing me to Jesus to begin with. It was the greatest gift a father could ever give a son. It is my prayer that thousands of people who come 2Jesus will find this precious gift and take advantage of what Jesus has to offer in this life and the next.
As a Christian there is no doubt that there is life after death. Indeed we all have life eternal. The only question is where are we going to spend it? In a lake of burning fire? [Mt. 25:46] Or in Heaven with Jesus? You may say there is no hope for you now. You have lived your whole life as a sinner. Let me tell you it is never to late. Jesus is always waiting with open arms to take you in.
But your hesitant, your fearful, you have lived a terrible life. How could God ever forgive you? Only one way. He loves you. He loves you so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for you [Jn. 3:16] taking your sin to the cross with Him. Yes He died so you may live. He's waiting for you to acccept Him.
But you say you feel guilt and doubt. Guilt and doubt are the Devils best tools. Don't fall for it. After you have accepted Christ do you know what God sees when He looks at you? He sees Jesus, to Him you are now perfect. What about your sins? After you have accepted Jesus they are forgotten. He says I will never think of them again, they are forgotten. [Heb. 10:17]
Doesn't that sound great? If this is true, and it is, why don't I just live a life of sin and take Jesus up on this right before I die? For two good reasons. 1) What if you are in a accident, loose consciousness and die? Do you want to gamble a eternity in Hell on that? 2) Is everything going so great for you now, do you need help? Just browse around and see some of the terrific benefits of being a Christian. Health, prosperity, peace, a contentment you have never known. It's as close as your accepting Jesus.
Another downer, what could Jesus possibly make out of you now? You only have half of your life or maybe less left. Remember me? I'm the guy that didn't wake up until he was 28 years old. Let me tell you God didn't waste those 28 years. I got in a lot of trouble out there on my own. I fell into every trap the Devil ever invented. Now as I look back I see how these problems got me into trouble and how I could have gotten out of them. A little to late now huh? Not hardly, these were all lessons in life. With these lessons I can help other people out of the same jams. I pray to Jesus everyday to send me people that I can help. People that Jesus wants repaired. And He sends them. And what do I get? He sends me people just like me. People who have had the same problems, the same illnesses, and I know the answers. He has never sent me someone that with His help I was unable to help. Isn't that amazing? No. He is sending people with other problems to other people who could deal with them better than I could. Isn't Jesus wonderful, He never gives you more than you are capable of with His help.
Let me tell you there is no way to describe the feeling you get when the person you are working with is healed of a terrible disease, or you see their life change from depression to glory. You know it wasn't you, it was Jesus, but He used you. You were a part of it. Oh what a wonderful partner to be with. Jesus is like having all the power of the universe at your command. And you do!
Let me show you how easy it is to turn over your life to Jesus, and know that not only your life on this earth is going to be better than you could imagine, but that your future is secure. That for all eternity you will be in the arms of the Father, that loved you so much that He sent His only begotten Son to save YOU.
He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way, and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. [Isa. 53:5-6]
How to be saved
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord" and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. [Rom. 10:9]
It is important that you say this aloud. As you grow as a Christian you will see how powerful our words are. When you have the power of Jesus working for you , what you believe in your heart and what you say comes to pass. Please follow me in this prayer.
Dear Father, forgive me for my sins. Wash me with the precious blood of Jesus. I know that only through Jesus am I worthy of you. Dear Father, I want to accept Jesus as my Savior. I know Jesus is Lord, and that He died for my sins, so that I might have eternal life, and live with Him throughout eternity. I believe that He rose from the dead, and now is seated with You in Heaven. I want to dedicate my life to you and Jesus. I want Jesus to guide my steps from now on. Thank you Father, I pray this prayer in Jesus name. Amen.
You have just taken a giant step into glorious eternity. You are now a Saint. God is now your Father, Jesus is your Savior, healer, friend, brother and protector. All other Christians are your brothers and sisters. You will never be alone again. Jesus is as close as a whisper to help you with all of life's problems. Get a good bible, (King James, New King James, or New International Version) and start studying, so you can be all that God intended you to be. (I recommend starting with the book of John and go from there.) Also find a church that teaches and preaches from the Bible and get baptized as soon as possible. Welcome to the family, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit love you. And the people at Changing Hearts Ministries love you. Thank you for letting us share this most important part of your life.www.changingheartsministries.net