WHO IS JESUS
The questions we like to ask about God are numerous: "Is God real?" "Does God care about my situation?" and "Is what we know about Him really true?" just to list a few. The Bible may not answer every question about God, but one thing is for certain, God has revealed himself through His son, Jesus.
Jesus tells one of his disciples, Philip, "Whoever has seen me has seen the Father" (John 14:9). That is a pretty remarkable statement!
Jesus is literally saying he is God! C.S Lewis, a well-known Christian author wrote of Jesus, “Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
Jesus is God and he left a perfect heaven to enter an imperfect world so that he could save sinners like us! That's why the name of Jesus is above all other names. He is King, Lord, Savior, and Friend. He is "Immanuel," God with us.
"This is how much God loved the world; He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why; so that no one need to be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life."
- JOHN 3:16 (MSG)
A NEW BEGINNING
To be made whole, or to be saved is to submit to God and his plan and purpose for our lives. It is a turning from our old ways and turning to Jesus, to ask him for forgiveness from our sins and to give us new life in Him.
Romans 10:9 says that “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Salvation is God’s free gift to us and we become His children.
It is an irrevocable acceptance into the family of God and it is an empowerment to live life wholly and fully with the purpose of reflecting God to the rest of His creation.
If you are not sure whether you are right with God or you know in fact that you need Jesus in your life, you can choose to follow Him right now by praying a prayer of surrender to Jesus.
Dear Jesus, I’m praying this prayer because I know that I have done wrong by living without you. I am sorry and I trust that you will forgive me. I accept your love and grace for me and ask that you would be my Lord. Help me believe in you and love you every day, and help me to show the world what you are like and how great your love is.
In Jesus Name. Amen.
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