The important thing in life is to make sure that all is right between God and us individually.The Bible tells us how this is possible.God is pure,clean,holy and just,but in His sight we are sinful,and therefore unfit to know Him.
The Bible says'' For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.'' Sin is serious.It is the breaking of God's commandments.Because of it,we deserve to be judged and separated from God forever.The Bible says,''Those who do not know God shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord.''
However,the Bible also teaches that through the Lord Jesus Christ we can be forgiven,come to know God,and so go to heaven when we die.
The Bible says,''Through this Man (the Lord Jesus)is preached to you the forgiveness of sins;and by Him everyone who believes is justified.''We trust in Jesus Christ by welcoming Him into our lives.In that moment we become part of God's family.
The Bible says,''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.''
HOW THEN DOES A PERSON RECEIVE OR TRUST IN CHRIST?
We need to trust Him as Sin-Bearer.When the Lord Jesus died on the cross,God laid all our sins on Him.He took the punishment in our place.He died for the sin which would condemn us to hell.Therefore,you and I need to trust Christ as the One who is our Sin-Bearer.We should confess to God that we are guilty of sin and ask Him to pardon us.
The Bible says,''All we like sheep have gone astray;we have turned everyone,to his own way;and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.''
TRUST CHRIST AS SAVIOUR
The Lord Jesus did not remain dead,He rose again three days later.As Saviour,Jesus both forgives past sin and gives us strength to live a new life. When a person asks Him into their forever-friend,and give them power to live day by day. One day He will take them home to heaven.The Bible says,'' He is able to save to the uttermost,those who come to God through Him'' and '' Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.''
TRUST CHRIST AS LORD
Trusting the Lord Jesus includes asking Him to cleanse the past from all that is wrong, and also to control the present and the future.He will guide your life as you serve and obey Him in everything.Jesus said,'' The one who comes to Me, I will by no means cast out.''The Bible says,''For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again,that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.'' God commands everyone,everywhere to repent and believe.This means that you must be willing to turn from your sin and trust Christ. As you do this,God works a miracle in you, and makes you His forever.
HAS THIS HAPPENED TO YOU?
Will you now pray asking the Lord Jesus to be your personal Sin-bearer,Saviour and Lord? He will forgive you and come to live within your life. Many have found that praying with similar words to the ones below has helped them to put their trust in Christ.
WILL YOU PRAY LIKE THIS NOW?
Heavenly Father, I confess my sin to You and I want to repent of it. Please forgive me. I trust Christ as my Sin-Bearer, my Saviour and my Lord.Please come to live within me. Help me grow to become a strong Christian.Thank you for loving me.I pray in Jesus name.Amen.
The Bible says,'' Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.''
WHITNEY HOUSTON ''I LOOK TO YOU''
THE BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR ''MY LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS''