The Good News of the Gospel is that Jesus is alive! He has risen from the dead. He allowed for Himself to be crucified on a cross of suffering for the sins of ALL men. Our part? To confess our sins, repent from our wicked ways, and turn to Him so that we may be saved. God's word says in Romans 10:10 that if we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord, and believe that God raised Him (Jesus) from the dead, that we will be saved. (Also good news!)
Jesus is God in human form come down to the earth to share in our sufferings, to experience our lives, to become the blameless and spotless Lamb of God — to take on the sins of all men so that we might be saved and come to relationship with our Father in Heaven. He is 100% God and 100% Man — can you wrap your brain around this? Probably not, but you don't need to.
I saw yet another celebrity death in the news today. Billy Mays (Oxyclean guy), then there was Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon. The deaths of people who are so publicly known causes me to question my own mortality. When will it be my time? Only God knows the days that I have here on this earth. As a Believer, God knows the time and the ways of the remainder of my days here. I don't want to waste them, knowing that I could have told yet someone else about our Lord and Savior — so that they too may be saved.
Jesus says in the book of John that NO ONE can come to the Father except through Him (Jesus) — and that is confessing with our mouths that He is Lord, and believed that God raised Him from the dead — then we will be saved. There are not many paths to get to heaven. There is but only one, and that path is narrow. The gate to hell is wide, and many are heading down that path.
You have a choice to make — do you choose LIFE (eternal life with Jesus Christ) or DEATH (eternal hell and destruction, where there will be weaping and gnashing of teeth)? Some would say that God is a mean God for sending people to hell. The REAL truth is, He doesn't SEND them — they choose it, by NOT choosing Him. Hell was not made for humans — it was made for satan and his minions of demons – that is why God sent His Son Jesus Christ — to die on the cross, once and for all, for the sins of all of man kind.
God's word also goes on to say that Jesus did not come to condemn the world — HE CAME TO SAVE IT! So what will you choose today? By not choosing Christ, you have made your choice. Don't wait until its too late. Don't wait until you're on your death bed. Don't wait another minute, another second. Choose Jesus Christ today, and be saved, and know without a shadow of a doubt of where you are going.
Once you make that choice though, you must realize you have to give up the sinful life you are leading. It won't always be easy, but God's word also says that all have sinned and all have fallen short of the glory of God, but if we confess our sins before our Heavenly Father He is faithful and JUST to forgive us of our sins. THIS is good news people! As Christ followers, we don't have to have it altogether — we need to do our absolute best that we can, this is where God's grace comes in. When we stumble — get back up, dust off, and keep moving forward. Confess, repent, ask forgiveness, give forgiveness, love God with all your heart, soul and mind, love your neighbor as yourself (and yes, this even means your ex-husband or wife!).
Watch the video to see what Jesus did for you — so that you CAN have a relationship and eternal life, and forgiveness from your sins. When we become new in Christ, we become a new creation — all old things have passed away, and all things are made new! (God's word says this also). I IMPLORE OF YOU — I BEG OF YOU — choose LIFE in Jesus Christ today! Don't wait another day. God bless you in His Precious Holy Name — Michele