W H O I S J E S U S ?
The questions we have are endless like: "Does God really exist?" "Why should I care about the Bible and what Jesus has to do with it including my life?" "Is everything what I am hearing about Him really true?" which are only a few basic questions to list.
There's a guy named John who is a great Biblical author who once wrote in answer to the question "who is Jesus?": He is the "Word who became flesh" "the Life and the Light" "the Creator of all things" "Glory in Creation". When John saw Jesus, he declared to everyone "There He is, the Son of God" (John 1:1-36 MSG). This guy John baptized Jesus and prepared the way for Him and His coming. John was called "John the Baptist" and He knew who Jesus is.
Peter, an Apostle of Jesus answered this question when He confessed: "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God!" (Matthew 16:16). This confession that the Apostle Peter made was made manifest in the flesh as John had explained "the Word became flesh." Jesus knew who He was, His identity was solidified before the very foundations of this world. Jesus knew what He was coming to Earth to do for us. Jesus knew that what He was coming to do had the power to change our lives. Jesus is the most distinct and peculiar because only HE has the power to do amazing things - two places He created uniting: HEAVEN & EARTH, the DIVINE and the flesh!
YES! HIS name is above all names! His storm-calming, life-breathing, miracle-working power is like none other nor will ever be. He is the ONLY God of this entire Creation, Existence, Universe, everything! He is a personal friend who never leaves, who never forsakes, who is closer than a brother! Jesus knows what we are all going through and He cares! This is why Jesus is introduced as "Immanuel" - "GOD WITH US!"
JESUS CARES ABOUT YOU!
You matter to God. You matter to Him because He created you. He knew you before you were in your mother's womb.
So many times we feel like we don't matter, no one cares, no one understands what we're going through - we are alone. We get down and depressed because of our past mistakes, failures and shortcomings which can often make us believe we are unworthy of God's love and disqualifies us from ever coming into His presence or having a relationship with Him. Sin separates us from God and no matter what we do, how hard we work or our own self-improvements, it will never make up for what Jesus has done on the Cross. So how can we accept what we cannot earn? The Bible tells us that NOTHING can separate us from the Love of God in and through Jesus Christ. The antidote. The answer. GRACE. Gods amazing grace. Accepting Gods love, His grace is to trust in Him and Him alone, His forgiveness for our sins and His gracious position toward us! Only Jesus Christ has the power to FREE us from shame, guilt and condemnation to make us whole and new again.
If you believe that, all you have to do is turn to JESUS.
A NEW BEGINNING
WITH JESUS CHRIST
New Beginnings with jesus!
What's next? SALVATION in JESUS! How do we do this? There's a few things you should know first!
To be made whole or to be saved is to submit to God concerning His plans and purposes for your life. Complete SURRENDER. It is turning away from your old ways and stepping into the light of Gods way, asking Him for forgiveness for our sins and to breathe His breath of new life into us - to be born again!
"the very message about faith that we preach: If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced. we are All the same in this respect. we have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:9-13 NLT)
If you are unsure of whether you are saved or born again in JESUS or if you need JESUS in your life, you can choose to follow Him right now by praying this prayer:
Heavenly Father, I have not lived according to your divine nature and that is sin, I repent of my sin and I repent of my Fathers sin. Please put all this sin on the cross of Jesus Christ and separate it from me. Jesus come into my heart in a bigger way and make me to become the person you want me to be. Thank you for blessing me and saving me. In JESUS name, Amen.
CONGRATULATIONS! To pray these words with a surrendered heart to Jesus are life-breathing and life-saving for your spiritual salvation - ETERNAL LIFE! This is the most IMPORTANT journey you will ever embark upon - A NEW WALK WITH JESUS!