Take Jesus The Christ
(Y’shua the Messiah)
As Your Partner In Life From Now On
Y’shua the Messiah (Jesus the Christ) is alive and well, and wants to help you in all your life-problems; so take Him as your partner in life from now on.
Prayer for forgiveness: "Oh God, be merciful to me a sinner! Forgive me all my sins and blot out my transgressions. Cleanse me from all unrighteousness and make me clean by the precious blood of Jesus the Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit. I will forsake sin and consecrate my life to your service and to the good of others and walk in the light of your Word as I learn it. I believe that you do forgive me according to your Word. In Jesus' name I ask it. Amen."
The third thing to do is believe that it is done and that you are a child of God. You cannot possibly pray a simple prayer like this from the heart without God hearing you and immediately answering. For it is according to His oath that He will hear you and forgive you (Isa. 55:7; 1 John 1:9).
The fourth thing to do is to start reading the Bible and having prayer when you get up in the morning, just before retiring, and as many times through the day as possible. You do not have to make a show—never do so—but in some quiet place, at work or any place you are, you can talk to God as you would talk to a friend. Disown sin and walk in the light of truth as you get to know it (I John 1:7).
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There are 750 promises of God (benefits) in the New Testament alone
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The Key That Unlocks All Promises
Jesus taught that a man "Must be born again"
and "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the
The new birth is a necessity to being saved and to having the right relationship to God so that one can claim the benefits of the Bible. The new birth is not confirmation, church membership, water baptism, taking the sacrament, observing religious duties, an intellectual reception of Christianity, orthodoxy of faith, going to church, saying prayers, reading the Bible, memorizing creeds, being moral, being cultured or refined, doing good deeds or doing your best, being as good as the next fellow, or any of the other things that men are trusting in to save them.
Neither is the new birth brought about by these things. Nicodemus, whom Jesus addressed concerning the new birth, had most of these qualifications, but Jesus said to him "Ye must be born again." The thief on the cross and many others whom Jesus forgave while on earth were saved without these things. They simply did the one necessary thing-became "converted" and "born again" by accepting Jesus Christ as a personal Savior and by repenting and turning to God with the whole heart as a little child, as proved in Mt. 9:1-7; Lk. 7:48-50; 18:9-14; 23:43; Jn. 8:1-10; Acts 3:19; 8:36-37; 16:31.
Every man who is born again will automatically have the above external evidences of a good life by virtue of the new birth, but there are millions, it is sad to say, that are trusting these things to save them, and they really believe that these things are the evidences of a right relationship with God. Millions will die and be lost without the new birth because they have been misled concerning the experience of being born again. There is no excuse for men being deceived if they will read their own Bibles instead of listening to some religious teachers.
It is all-important that we pay personal attention to our eternal welfare and not trust the best of men. If we permit men to mislead us in eternal matters and are lost, it will be too late then personally to see after our welfare; so let us do it now. Don't take the attitude that you cannot be deceived and that your church is the only right one and cannot mislead you. This may be true, but it would be wise for you to make sure of it by going to the Bible yourself and seeing with your own eyes and knowing from your own heart that you are right with God and that you have had the real new birth and that you are living right with God every day.
There is no use fooling yourself. That will not get you anywhere. You are either born again or you are not. You are either really saved, or you are being deceived into thinking that you are, and you are lost. If you are not getting answers to your prayers, it is either that you are not saved, or you are doubting God. If your obstacle is doubt, then you should quit it. If it is not doubt, then it will pay you to examine yourself and see if you are really right with God. He is obligated to answer you if you are His child. If you have once been saved, it may be that you have become cold in your experience and need reconsecration to God. You know your own life and true relationship to God; so get the fact settled that you are a genuinely saved person and in present contact with God, and then you will be in the right position to get what God has promised.
Culture, refinement, and outward correctness of life in the church or out of it will not take the place of the new birth. The trouble is in the heart (Jeremiah 17:9-10: Mark 7:18-23), and merely to reform the outward life will not save you.
An artist could put a coating of wax and the most beautiful colors on the outside of a rotten apple, but it would still be rotten at heart. One bite into it would be a bite into decay. The fact is that out of Christ every man is rotten in the heart, and mere culture, refinement, outward respectability, morality, and outward correctness of life are simply artificial and the practice of hypocrites who, like whited sepulchres, make clean the outside; but within are full of extortion and excess - "dead men's bones, and all uncleanness" (Mt. 23:25-28).
The Greek word for "church" in New Testament is ekklesia. It was a secular word, not a religious word. It is derived from two Greek words: ek meaning "from" or "out of," and kaleo meaning to "call." It is a governmental term that literally means “called-out ones” and was used by the Greeks to refer to the senate or other political groups that were chosen by the “democrat” or government. It is used 114 times in the New Testament, eighty times in the singular and thirty-four times in the plural. It is translated "assembly."
The Bottom Line
“The object and purpose of our instruction and charge is that all believers would be filled with charity (love) that comes from a pure heart, and a clear conscience, and genuine trust (faith).” —1 Timothy 1:5
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