John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
I have already written about Oprah’s statement…but….I just have a little more to say about Jesus and will probably have a part 3 one day soon.
So much talk about Jesus Christ……people call out His name every second of every day. Some say His name with adoration and praise….and some use His name when they are shocked or upset about something. Some people have cursed Him ever since He was known to arrive on this planet earth and some have adored Him since they heard He came.
Just hearing His name makes some people really angry……His name makes some people argue.
When Jesus was here on earth people talked about Him behind His back…..and in front of His face. He took a lot of abuse from people…..He let people curse Him, slap Him, beat Him, whip Him, spit on Him and He let people kill Him.
In all of this horribleness….He let it happen.…I’m sure it was very painful for Him….but it was not the worse pain. I believe the very worse pain was when His Father God had to turn from Him because He could not look upon the evil…the sin that Jesus…. His only Son took on for all of humanity so that we can be forgiven of our sin and we can be reconciled with God the Father. Jesus sacrifice was a ransom that was paid for my eternal soul and I’m so thankful to Jesus Christ.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 3:3 In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
Now that I am a Christian and a child of the God of the universe…..I could not bear it If I was separated from God for one second…so Jesus being the supernatural being that He is…must have really suffered from being separated from God and feeling all of our ugly, nasty, disgusting, horrible, gross sin all bearing down on Him.
Why?…Why?…Why? Would He do this? Why would He want to unite us with God forever? It’s simple….Because of the Love of the Father….the Love that God has for all of us. Jesus did this for Love and His obedience to Father God paid it all for us! Jesus Christ is the way….the only way to God forever. I didn’t make this up…it’s not my story…it’s in the bible and I’m sharing these facts through my blog. This information is in the Holy Bible. When people say that there are other ways to heaven….well they can believe what they want to…that is their right….but for me…..I chose to go through my acceptance and belief in Jesus Christ and my repentance of my sins.
The God of the universe has His way of doing things and it’s not for me to question the way He set this up…to be with Him forever. It’s not for me to question…why would a good god send people to hell? People make their own choices. Mostly everyone has heard the name Jesus and the story about Him. Some say many things about who He really is. We all individually have to make a choice about what we will believe about Him….now….because one day…after we are gone from this world…it will be too late to wonder if we made the right choice….did we really research all the facts for ourselves and make the right decision?
What if you’re wrong?
I was on a journey in my life to find truth…..I looked everywhere…..I was a seeker….seeking the truth about my life…..I was going to take my own life at 12 years old and at 30….what was my purpose?….What was the real truth?……Is God real?…..Is the story of Jesus true?…….So many religions…which one?….I needed answers….I needed truth!!! My husband was Catholic and I was Lutheran….I needed something…a church…a temple…a cathedral?……I was DYING to know, spiritually dying…empty, hopeless, suicidal, facing a brick wall….calling out in the darkness for a light….and then an answer came…..it was so amazing!!! I wanted to know truth and truth was revealed to me by the power of the Holy spirit who drew my husband and I to the Full Gospel Christian Church in Copiague, NY where we met up with Jesus Christ who led the leaders there to teach us about the truth of Jesus Christ and the bible…..we held on to the bible…read it…the Holy Spirit made it come alive in our minds and the truth was revealed to us and we were changed. We were 2 new people and everyone that knew us saw this amazing change.
This began a flood of God revealing Himself to us in supernatural ways because our eyes were now open to the truth.
This is an account of my personal experience and although I would like everyone in the world to follow my beliefs….I also understand that everyone has the right to believe in what they want to believe in or…. not to believe in….I respect your space.
Message for today: Life is short…the average Life expectancy is 77.6 years and that’s if you are blessed with a full life. We can die at ANY time. Have you made the right choice for your eternal life? Are you sure?…. Have you carefully checked out all options?…. Have you made the right choice?……You do not get a second chance. If you are not sure….be a seeker like me……look for truth…..seek God for answers….you will find it…I did. This is very serious…your eternal life depends on your decision. Please really think about this TODAY.
There is only one way to God and to understand this…You must understand who God really is. Please keep seeking for answers. Your very life depends on it.