BY PASTOR BANKIE
Enter, the God of the universe! He does not want any to perish or suffer but that they may enjoy good life. Jesus said I have come that you may have life and have it in an abundant measure. God is saying ‘I can engineer things so that those negative things will never come to you. Oh yes, with your cooperation. I can wipe away all the things that are written against you. I can make your life new.’
‘Oh yes, you were a prostitute, but I can make life become for you like that of a virgin.’
‘Yes, you have been a thief; I can make an honest successful businessman out of you.’
‘I know your father sold you into bondage to one god which has made you an outcast, yet I can be a new father to you, bring you into liberty in my house and make your community look up to you.’
‘I am well aware that your reproductive organs were irreparably damaged because of that abortion in your sixteenth year of age, but please let me introduce myself to you: I am the God who makes barren women dwell in the house as joyful mothers of children.’
‘I am the Lord God of all flesh, there is nothing too difficult for me.’
This is God’s prescription: ‘If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord over your life and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved!’ This is God’s solution: The redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Oh, friends. That is God. Do you see what salvation is now? ‘So what happened to all my evil deeds?’ You may ask. ‘I thought you said that God will surely bring it all to judgement.’
You see, my friend, Jesus paid it all.
‘He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was laid upon him. Because of His wounds, we are healed. The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.’
That is the redemption that is in Christ Jesus! That is the meaning of the blood of Jesus! That is God’s solution! Do you now see what it means to be born again? It does not mean I now go to church. It means my old life has been forgiven, washed clean. I have started an entirely new life, this new life I do not live for or by myself but by faith in Jesus i.e. I follow His words and believe everything He says. It means I am now a child of God, related to Him through Jesus.
Do you see it? If so, then it is time to make your commitment to Him. Pray with me:
‘Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. Forgive me my sins, wash away my past.
‘I accept Jesus as my Lord, I believe He is alive.
‘I make a commitment today to follow your ways. Let old things be gone from my life, I will always love and obey Jesus.
‘Thank you for your love and sacrifice. Amen.
Now you now one of them, BORN AGAIN.
This Article was brought to you courtesy Kingdom World Ministries (Pastor.ng)