God made man in His own image and likeness. Scripture says in the cool of the day, God would come and fellowship with Adam and Eve – Genesis 3:8. Man is the only creation God made like Himself. You are so precious and valuable to Him, that He willingly sacrificed His only son to reconcile you to Himself. Friend, God loves you. He’s not against you, He’s for you.
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.
WHY YOU NEED TO BE SAVED
For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23. You are NOT a sinner because you sinned, you sin because you have a sin nature in you. It is the sin nature that makes you sin
What then is sin?
1 John 3:4(TLB) say those who keep on sinning are against God, for every sin is done against the will of God. Sin therefore is going against God’s will. In this case, the law given to Moses, being an expression of God’s will. This was given to govern the people and violating it has consequences. For the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord – Romans 6:23. Death here is not referring to physical death but separation from God.
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear you. Isaiah 59:2.
To restore what Adam and Eve lost, (relationship with God and dominion over creation), God had to introduce a plan of redemption, as man was not able to save himself. God’s plan of redemption was to send His only begotten son to take our place and pay the penalty for our sin – death, so that we can take His place.
HOW DO I BECOME BORN AGAIN?
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3
According to the above scripture, there is no other way by which man can enter God’s kingdom unless they are born again. And to become born again, you must go through Jesus who is The Way, The Truth and The Life. No man can come to the father except through Him – John 14:6.
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men[a] by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
By faith, if you would accept and confess Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that Jesus died on the cross for you and was raised from the death, Scripture says you will be saved. Meaning your sins will be forgiven and you become a new creation – born again.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BORN AGAIN?
You have been delivered from the Kingdom of darkness and now you belong to the kingdom of the dear son of God, Christ Jesus – Colossians 1:13. This means you are no longer under Satan’s rule. He no longer has dominion over you. You are now under the dominion of God’s grace Romans 6:14.
You are now a new creation, the old has passed away, all things have become new.
READY TO RECEIVE JESUS INTO YOUR LIFE?
If you believe that God loves you and sent His only son to die for you, why don’t you pray to receive Him into your life today?
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for sending Jesus to dies in my place. Today, I invite Jesus into my life to as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank you, Father, for saving me. In Jesus name. Amen.
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