Meeting Jesus Christ
To Consider Christ or Re-Considering Christ, The Person of Grace
"God loves you", ... "God has a purpose for your life", ... "Sin separates us from God", ... and so forth & so on! Most likely you have heard this all before and your life is still the same, right? While all of these statements stand true, they have somehow lost the power they once held and it is sadly at the fault of believers that the power of these statements are failing you today,... and I would like to start this conversation with a sincere apology to you on behalf of all of us followers of Christ for not re-presenting you with the Power of Love Jesus Christ presents to us daily. Let us see if we can re-construct this bridge of understanding together with the true Truth hidden in Gods' Word that will help you consider, or even reconsider Christ and what it means to have a relationship with Him!
We have ALL forgotten who God really is! The Bible says that God's people (That's You & Me) are destroyed simply because of a lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.)
That lack of knowledge is because we don't search for Him like silver & gold and when your search is not done with all of your heart, you will fail to see Him in this dark world. Below is not a different gospel but the Truth that Jesus Christ wants you to hear, so read with an open heart because Love will flow from this screen and your heart will need to be open to receive Him. Just this once I ask you to forget about Christians you know, people you have met or even churches you have attended. Just this once, allow Jesus Christ to speak to you. Let this conversation be just between the two of you. JUST THIS ONCE, ... Search for Him as if you were looking for cash! Let's face it, when we look for money our focus is totally on how to get our hands on some. After all, we have bills to pay and needs to be met. God cannot lie, He says you will find Him if you look for Him that hard. (Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me WITH ALL YOUR HEART.) That is all you have to do, He will take care of the rest, so be it. (Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.)
God did give His Only Son to us so I guess it would only be fair to at least,... Consider Christ.
Who is God?
God is truly a power that is hard to get our small minds wrapped around. God is Love, but not love the world is familiar with. This Love is a Love of sacrifice. Jesus Christ is God, (John 1:1-4) God knew He needed to make Himself easier to access and understand if humanity stood a chance of continuing to even exist and this is why He had to send His own Son, Jesus Christ, to be sacrificed for our sins. You see, sin separates us from God because He knows no sin and cannot be in the midst of it so He chose to take the sins of the world upon Himself... past, present and future sins of all mankind. Before Christ was born mankind would struggle with religion in order to make "good" with God which only created self-righteousness. People just couldn't wrap their minds around who He truly is and what He wants from them. This is why He represented Himself to us as He truly is... He gave us the Life of Christ to show us Himself...to show us God!
Why do we need Jesus Christ?
Whether you have come to accept this next fact or not, it is still very true. "We all serve someone or something in life...whether it be money, women, men, work, drugs, etc. We are all free to choose whom or what we serve." Let me tell you from a LOT of experience, it is so much better to choose Christ to serve. While all the things of this world lay heavy burdens on our life, Christs' burden is truly light!
I, of course...like many, have had to learn this the hard way. This is one of the reasons I need Christ.
Here is another; I need Christ because I am a sinner. It was hard to see this at first because I felt ok with my life. I never killed anyone, hurt anyone on purpose and never stole anything that big, you know, so I felt ... Alright. I felt like if I died, I deserved heaven ... but God quickly brought me to a different realization.
Jesus tells us that if we have even hated someone, then we are murderers at heart, 1 John 3:15. He also went on to tell us that we are not to lie...uh oh. I thought I needed to lie to protect myself and family many times. I also lied to get gain, so many reasons to lie, and good reasons too! However God tells us that All liars will not get into Heaven, Revelation 21:8; This was yet another failure for me. The more I thought about God's standards ...the more I seen that I was not going to make it to 'paradise'. This was a sad thought. Then I thought about that Narrow path that God speaks of in the Bible...then I began to wonder... "Who in this world is truly able to make it to Heaven? No one can possibly make it!"
I capped off these thoughts with a reminder from Gods' word once more...Matthew 7:21, 'Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord, Lord," shall enter the kingdom of heaven,'. He was talking to us 'Christians' when He said that and that was earth shaking to me. These were truly the saddest and darkest days of my 'christian' life. I felt more like a deep fried christian!
Although I fell from my faith for a few years because of these thoughts, God was doing something...He was showing me how & why I need Christ. You see, I had a religion, but He did not want that. He got on that cross for a relationship with me, not ANY religion. I got caught up in self-righteousness when Christ should be our Righteousness. Religion demanded from me, Christ always gave to me. Jesus Christ gives us Life while religion takes it away. They seem similar at first but they are exact opposite really. My guess is that many of you reading have tried 'religion' before and failed. I urge you to now try a relationship with Christ instead.
If you are new to this and are considering Christ for the first time, then be prepared for this same battle to approach you. If the burden of your faith is feeling a bit heavy...then religion is sneaking up on you! Get back to Christ quickly!! Religion will condemn you. A Relationship to Christ will redeem you. Religion separates while a relationship to Christ brings us together. Jesus Christ is THE ONLY WAY. We must rely upon and trust in ONLY HIM. Nothing else and No one else! Please Consider Christ Today, Your eternity depends on it!
FORGET ABOUT RELIGION! Consider the Person of Grace whose name is Jesus Christ!
Here is a simple prayer that will change your life. Read it out loud and believe what you are saying. This is how to begin your personal journey, and remember,.
YOUR Journey is like no other! He did not come to make bad people good, He just came so we could Live in the fullest! The Good News is that we don't have to be good. Why? Because He is! We don't have to be perfect,... because He is! And we don't have to worry about failure because He Never Fails!!
It is not ourselves that get us into Heaven, it is Him who carries us there! All Praise to Lord Jesus, The Christ! True Christians know that through Gods Grace, that is... Jesus Christ, we are saved and it is not something we can obtain on our own. We are to find rest in Him, so I've learned to sit back and enjoy what Abba, our Father in Heaven, is doing.
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of Your Holy Spirit and I am asking you to accept me as I am. You know my sins and I confess those to you and you only right now. I ask you to forgive me in Jesus Christ name. I believe He was sent to this world to free me and I believe He rose again and I want to die to my old ways, (Repent, turn away from sinful ways) and rise in victory with Christ. Today I am trusting You to take control of my Life and change me, because I can't change myself. I am weak but I know that Christ is strong. I believe You are forever with me from this day forward and You will never leave me. Amen. (So Be It!)
A few important scriptures to read immediately:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you!”
Remember to keep Christ at the center of your faith! Matthew 6:33 says to seek Him and He will do the rest, that simple. If you ever feel confused or struggling to keep your faith in Christ, then go to Him and He will answer you. Let Him know about your doubts and insecurities and be open to Him changing you into a new creation. He will never leave you or forsake you and His way is clear, there is no confusion in His ways. He does not burden us but takes our burdens upon Himself in order to FREE US INDEED!
Keep your focus on Him and He will add to you all things. His yolk is light, so if you begin to feel heavily burdened then religion is sneaking up on you. Seek Christ when this happens. Seek His word! Need a Bible? FreeBibles.net
God Bless Your Journey, the Journey of Love in Life.
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Who Are We?
This question can be just as confusing, especially if we look to only each other for the answer to it. I find it hard to believe that I am an accident, it just seemed too impossible to believe. At the age of 13, I personally began to search for the truth about who I am, and I just wasn't buying that I used to be a fish or monkey like books in school would teach. It seemed harder to believe in that load of garbage than to believe I was created by a Creator... so I chose to challenge God on everything! It was kind of like "learning the hard way", but hey, whatever it takes, right? I will not go into my entire life story but I will say this...God WILL prove Himself. He absolutely will!! And when we find out who He is then we will know who we are, that is as simple as I can answer that because we are all made wonderfully and for different reasons and purposes. This is certainly a life journey we should never ignore. If you are bored in life, I challenge you to challenge God. Talk to Him as if you were talking to anyone, He likes that!
Learn more on how to start a relationship and what that means here: Jesus Christ Hates Religion! AND Know True Love
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