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It’s important to understand why things are the way they are. Why is the world polluted with evil? Theft, rape, violence, murder, lying, hatred, bitterness, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, sickness, deformity, mental illness, depression, and more: who is responsible? Have I participated? Is there a way to escape?
As far as you and I are concerned, it all began in the Garden of Eden nearly 6,000 years ago. Our great-grandparents, Adam and Eve, were created by God to live forever. [As an aside, some scientists in the study of longevity have come to the conclusion that the human cell should be able to renew itself indefinitely.] God had commanded Adam and Eve just one DON’T, found in Genesis 2:17:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
GOD SAID, Don’t eat the forbidden fruit or in that day you shall surely die.
One day in the Garden, Satan spoke through the serpent to Eve. He challenged the credibility of God’s Word and suggested to Eve that God was a liar. Satan told Eve that she wouldn’t die if she ate of the fruit, but would live forever like God. Eve chose to believe the lie, and Adam followed her lead. They died spiritually that very day—just as God had said—but lived on many years in the flesh before they died physically as well. The Bible speaks about our condition before salvation, in Ephesians 2:1, "And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins." The basic fact is that we were spiritually stillborn, spiritually dead. Our parents (Adam and Eve) no longer carried the seed of life, therefore could not pass it on. Eve and Adam sold their progeny to Satan, the prince of the power of the air.
Mankind was sold, therefore mankind had to be bought back; thus one of Jesus Christ’s titles is the "Redeemer," which means one who buys back. Our parents, all the way back to Adam, were born spiritually dead and so were we. We were born as the children of Mr. and Mrs. So and So. Unfortunately, we were born wrong. This is why Jesus said we must be born-again, born a second time.
When you are born-again, you become a child of God. At that juncture, the Bible says a new name is written down in Glory—your name—if you make a decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. This is not churchianity, but the new and living way in Christ Jesus. Today, as an ambassador of Jesus Christ, I have the ability, by the quickening power of the Holy Ghost, to usher you into the presence of the mighty Christ. It’s through His shed blood that you’ll gain justification before God.
God’s offer to you is that you can be born-again. All your sins will be forgiven and forgotten; today will be the best day of your life and tomorrow will be better. Have you ever had a better offer? What God requires of you is for you to believe upon Jesus Christ, His only begotten son. Repent and turn from your sins and surrender your life to the direction and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. The end of this life-changing decision is eternal life.
No matter what you have done in the past, no matter how bound you might be by sin, drugs, alcohol, lust, or hatred, the blood of Jesus Christ is ready to wash away every sin and make you a brand new person in Christ Jesus. You will become born-again—born a second time—the true birthday of redeeming consequence.
Are you ready to make a decision for the King of Glory? You’ll never make a decision of greater magnitude and benefit. It does not exist. Follow me now, audibly, in the sinner’s prayer:
Dear God, I come to you a sinner. I ask forgiveness for my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ, your only begotten Son, shed His blood to break the bondage of sin in my life, and that His blood and only His blood can wash away my sins. Wash me clean in the blood of Christ. I promise to follow Jesus Christ with all my might from this day forth. Thank you, God, for saving my soul! Thank you for making me a new creature. In Jesus name I pray, believing it’s done. Amen.
Welcome to the commonwealth of Israel. Congratulations, you are born-again. You are a child of God and today is the best day of your life.
Romans 10:10 reads:
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
To seal your salvation, you need to confess your salvation. Let’s do it together.
Repeat out loud after me: "I am born again. I am a child of God. All my sins have been washed clean in the blood of Jesus. I am a new creature in Christ Jesus. Thank you, Father, for my beautiful salvation!"
Now go and tell others what has happened to you. Be sure to follow the Lord Jesus Christ in water baptism, by immersion, and seek a church that honors the Word of God.
This is the beginning of everlasting salvation. New and phenomenal things have begun to happen in your life, already. Before, you sat in darkness, but now you have seen a great light.
At GodSaidManSaid, we are so excited for you and your choice for salvation. We want you to know we love you dearly. We are now children of the same Father. Click on the "Contact Us" link to commune with us concerning your new-found salvation. We will correspond and rejoice with you. God bless you.
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1 Samuel 15:22 (KJV)
And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.