“Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.” ─Matt 18:14
When I hear that someone has passed on from this life the first thought that comes to my mind is: were they ready to meet God? Was their name written in the Lambs Book of Life? Did they know Jesus?
When I think about my family and friends the first thought that comes to my mind is: are they ready? Is their name written in the Lambs Book of Life? Do they know Jesus?
When was the last time you thought about Eternity? There are two different states of Eternity. One is with God and one without God. The times we live in are uncertain!
Each one of us has an appointed time to die. Eternity is coming for you whether you want it to or not. None of us knows when that time is. Some of us have days to live. Some have hours and yes, some have years. But you don’t know that. So, I ask you, where will you spend Eternity? Are they ready to meet God? Is your name written in the Lambs Book of Life? Do you know Jesus?
Sin is simply disobedience to God and God says sin deserves punishment. We are sinners; our sin separates us from God. No matter how good you or those around you think you are, you are a sinner.
Jesus said in Matthew 7:22-23, "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS."
Believing in God WILL NOT save you.
Going to church WILL NOT save you.
Obeying the Ten Commandments WILL NOT save you.
Joining a religious organization WILL NOT save you.
Giving money or volunteering to charity WILL NOT save you.
The Universe WILL NOT save you.
Changing your behavior WILL NOT save you.
Water baptism WILL NOT save you.
AND PLEASE DON’T THINK BECAUSE YOU ARE YOUNG YOU HAVE TIME TO GET SAVED.
The Bible makes it clear that we all are sinners and whoever keeps the whole law (good deeds) and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all (James 2:10) There is nothing we can do to make ourselves acceptable; we need God to save us.
There IS ONLY ONE God
There IS ONLY ONE WAY to God
Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN cometh unto the Father, but by me. If you are not sure where you will spend eternity… Right now, lift your hands towards as a sign of surrender, and in your own way talk to God. Acknowledge that you have broken God’s Laws. Ask God to forgive you for your sin. Confess belief in Jesus Christ. Accept Him as Lord and Savior. This is the first step in your relationship with God.
If you are not sure of what to say, you can say something like: "Father God, I admit that I have done things that are wrong. I am a sinner and my sins have separated me from you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life. Thank You that you have died to take away all my sins. By faith, I receive Your forgiveness now and declare that I want to live for you for the rest of my life. Come and fill my life with your Holy Spirit. I now depend completely on you. Amen.
If you have prayed this prayer from the bottom of your heart, you now have Jesus in your heart. Now tell someone what you have done! Spread the good news. I am so glad that you made the decision to trust in Jesus and I would love to hear from you. Please send me and email.
WHAT TO DO NOW... Being a Christian means more than just saying a prayer. When true faith begins in the heart of a person, it is revealed through action. Now that you believe in Jesus and have confessed Him as Lord and Savior, He calls you to become His disciple and follow Him. This is not a journey to earn His favor; He already loves you as much as He can. Following Jesus is a blessing of living a life of eternal purpose and meaningful worship to our Father in Heaven. Because God has given you His Holy Spirit you can grow in your knowledge of His will through the Bible and serve Him with your life in the world and in the local church.
I strongly encourage you to get connected with a Bible Believing church family near you that preaches and teaches the Bible, faithfully making God’s Word clear and applicable. If you are in the Atlanta area, I would love to meet and fellowship with you at my church. You can also use this church finder to find a church near you.
God has blessed us all with Jesus Christ, Angeline