Do you want to meet Jesus and live forever?
You can! Today you can make the decision that will allow you to meet Jesus and live forever.
However, no one can make that decision for you. It is something you must decide for yourself. The Bible tells us that "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall have everlasting life." (John 3:16). So, The Bible says that whosoever believeth will have everlasting life. That includes you! Way back in The Garden of Eden, man had a perfect relationship with God. There was nothing to hinder perfect fellowship with God. However, when Adam and Eve chose to sin, they destroyed that relationship. They were sinners. Because God is Absolutely Holy and there had to be a penalty for sin.
The Bible tells us that "There is none righteous, no, not one." (Romans 3:10), and also, "For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God." (Romans 3:23). So today we are just like Adam. We are all sinners! It does not matter if you robbed a bank or stole a cookie, you still have sinned. Have you lied, hated, lusted, stolen, been selfish, committed adultery (sex outside of marriage), failed to keep the Sabbath Holy, dishonored your parents, blasphemed His Name (using it in a curse word), made God to suit yourself, or have you been guilty of idolatry (making God in your own image)? If you have, you are a sinner.
Death is the result of man's sin. "The wages of sin is death." (Romans 6:23). The Bible speaks of two kinds of death: physical death that we are all familiar with, and spiritual death, mentioned in Revelation 20:14-15. "This is the second death, and whosoever was not found written in The Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire." This second death is experienced by all those who have not restored their relationship with God.
How can man restore his relationship with God? Man is not able to do this himself; only God can accomplish this. God sent His Son, who was the only perfect One, to pay for our sins "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by The Spirit." (1 Peter 3:18).
Christ paid the price for our sins so that we would not have to pay for them ourselves by experiencing spiritual death. Christ was our payment and substitute. Christ died for your sins to restore your relationship with God and to make you perfect in God's eyes.
You must accept that payment for your sins or pay for your sins with your own death which would result in eternal separation from God.
(Romans 10:9-10) tells us, "That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." In (Romans 10:13), it says "For whosoever shall call upon the name of The Lord shall be saved."
When you realize your sinfulness and call upon The Lord, He saves you from the penalty of your sin and gives you new life. Just as Jesus was resurrected after His crucifixion and burial, you too will experience a new life. His crucifixion paid for our sins. His resurrection gave us a new life.
Do you want to live forever? You can. Christ died for you. Won't you accept His death and resurrection? If you will, please Pray this Prayer: Lord, I know that I am a sinner and deserve to die. Thank You for sending Your Son to die for my sins. I accept this payment for my sins. Thank you for saving me. Amen.
Now that you have received Christ as your Savior, you will need to obey His Word (The Bible) and grow as a Christian.
The Gold reminds me of Heaven. Do you know what heaven is? Heaven is God's home. Heaven is filled with the glory, the shining brightness, of God.
There is no night there. The Bible says, “God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5) The Bible tells us in Heaven, the streets of the city are pure, clear gold-like glass. (Revelation 21:21) God tells us many more things about His home. No one is ever sick there. No one is crippled or blind. No one ever dies. Every person in Heaven will be perfectly happy always (Revelation 21:4-23 Psalm 16:11).
The most wonderful thing about Heaven is that God the Father and His Son, the Lord Jesus, will be there. God made Heaven, He made you, too. He loves you very much, because He made you, and loves you. He wants you to belong to Him, and be in Heaven with Him someday. The Lord Jesus promises long ago, “ I go to prepare a place for you” (John 3:16 John 14:1-3).
But there is one thing that can never be in Heaven. That one thing is sin. Because you and I are sinners we want to have our own way instead of God's way. Wanting our own way is sin. Doing, saying, or thinking bad things are sin. Sin is anything that displeases God. Sin has caused sorrow and sadness in our world. God tells us in the Bible that all have sinned (Romans 3:23). All means every one of us.
The dark page reminds me of our sinful way. (Proverbs 4:19). When it is dark you stumble and can’t find your way. Because of your sin, you can’t find God. Your sin separates you from God who is Holy (1 John 1:5) . God can’t allow sin where He is. I am sure you can think of a sin you have done. God has said sin must be punished. The punishment for your sin is death-to be separated from God forever (Romans 6:23). The Lord Jesus, God’s Son, said that if you die in your sin you can’t go to Heaven where He is (John 8:21,24). God knew there was nothing you could do to get rid of your sin. He knew you could not be good enough to please Him, and His Holiness. But He loves you and made a way for you to be forgiven.
Red shows the way God made for you to have your sins forgiven-taken away. God loves you. He sent His own Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, from Heaven to take the punishment for your sin. (John 3:16). Wicked men nailed the sinless Son of God to the Cross, but while He hung there God put all your sins on Him. The Bible says, “…… God has laid upon Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6). (Iniquity is another word for sin.) All your bad temper, lies, your meanness - all your sin - was laid on the dear Son of God, and He suffered and suffered until He cried with a loud voice and said, “It is finished.” When you finish a job, how much is left? Nothing!!! What did the Lord Jesus come to do? He came to save us from the punishment of sin, didn’t He? And He finished the work. When He was nailed to the cross, what came from His hands, feet, and His Body? His blood. God calls it the ‘the precious blood of Jesus Christ,’ and He says “…..the blood of Jesus Christ, Gods Son, cleans us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).
There is no other way, for God says, “Without shedding of blood is no remission [of sins] “ - no forgiveness, no payment (Hebrews 9:22). Jesus not only died for you, but He was buried, and He rose again. He is a living Savior (1 Corinthians 15:3;4). God showed His love for you by sending His own Son to die for you. Now He says there is only one way for you to be saved.
Tears can’t wash away sin. Prayers can’t wash away sin. Doing good can’t wash away sin. The blood of Jesus can wash away all sin (Psalm 51:7 ; 1 John 1:7). The white reminds me that you can be made clean from sin. Did Jesus die for everyone? (Yes!) Is everyone going to Heaven? (No, because some choose not to believe Jesus died for them. They have not received Him as their Savior from sin.)
God's word says, “….as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12). God has promised you that when you receive the Lord Jesus as your Savior, you become a child of God. The Lord Jesus Christ died to save you from your sins. He wants to live in your spiritual heart and give you power to obey God.
Are you sorry for your sin? Do you believe Jesus died for your sin? Would you like to receive Jesus today? You must decide yes or no. God promises to you when you receive Him, “….. I will never leave you, nor forsake you “ (Hebrews 13:5). Ask Him to help you each day to be pleasing by your actions and attitudes. When you do sin, tell God you have sinned. He will forgive you right away (1 John 1:9). Ask Him and trust Him to help you not to do it again.)
The green reminds me of the new life, everlasting life, you have received from God. The color green reminds us of things which are growing outdoors, like leaves, grass, flowers, and trees. When you receive the Lord Jesus as your Savior from sin, you are like a newborn baby in God’s family. The Bible tells you to “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18)
How we can grow in four ways:
1. Listen to God - Learn God’s word, by reading the Bible and memorizing verses. (2 Timothy 2:15, Psalm 119:11).
2. Talk to God - Pray and spend time with Him learning His voice. (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
3. Talk for God - Witness and tell others about what God has done in your life (Matthew 28:19,20, Mark 16:15)
4. Worship God - Find a Church and become part of worshiping God in the family of God. (Hebrews 10:25)