Why ask Jesus into your life?
Question: “Why should I ask Jesus into my life? What is the ramifications of accepting Jesus or rejecting Jesus?”
We are similar to God as He made us in His image. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness (Genesis 1:26-
- God is all knowing, He created the universe and all that is in it, including mankind.
- God is all-
powerful. No one in the history of mankind ever had the power to tell God what to do.
- God is all seeing. He can see into the future for thousands of years and He knows exactly what the future holds for each of us.
- God is holy. In the entire universe, only God is holy, free of sin.
- God is all loving. Only God loves us so much that He sent His one and only son to die to pay the punishment for our sins. A payment that we could never pay.
- God, being the only one in the universe who is sinless, is the only one in the universe whose blood can buy our redemption.
- Only God can wash our sins away and be our friend, lover, savior, and Lord.
You have two choices
You can continue as you are, do nothing, being the captain of your ship, doing whatever you think is best, but making decisions with no idea what tomorrow will bring or what the devil will tell you to mislead you. You are telling God, I am not interested in receiving what Jesus did for me on the cross.
We have all sinned in our life, and it does not matter if we considered our sins to be little or big, because God considers all sins to be equally a sin and God will not let sin into His heaven.
Or I can accept God’s love of me and that God is much more capable of running my life than I am. That I want God’s forgiveness, His love, His guidance, His peace, His joy, and I want to spend eternity with God in heaven.
For the wages of sin is [spiritual] death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).
Our sins are what separates us from God and keeps us from heaven and it is through the saving grace of Jesus that our sins can be forgiven and we can be accepted into heaven. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13).
Why accept Jesus, because He will Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you (Heb. 13:5). He is always with me, even when I am not correctly walking with Him. As my friend, He is always trying to help me, guide me back to the path, and lead me in all aspects of my life. However, God gives me a free will to accept Jesus or to walk way from Jesus.
Being a Christian does not mean that we will never have problems, for God’s Word says that we will have some difficulties in our life, but we can rest assured that we can give Him our problems, and God in His love, will work out all the difficulties for our good. God, in His infinite love, is calling you to have a loving relationship with Him.
Answering God’s call
Coming to God, accepting Jesus, is more a condition of your heart that the words you speak. When you come to the Lord convicted of your sins, with a repentant heart, asking for forgiveness, asking Jesus to be your friend and Lord, what you say can be as short as, “Lord save me,” to a much longer prayer asking God to cleanse you of your sins, to make you as pure as snow, to take over your life, and be your Lord, in Jesus’ name, amen.
If you do not know Jesus, now is a perfect time to ask Him to clean you of all your past sins and to be your friend and Lord.
God is sinless, holy, and will not permit sin to remain in His presence. For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We have all sinned in our life, hence we are all sinners. Fortunately, God sent Jesus to rescue those who will accept being rescued. …who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father (Galatians 1:4).
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