What the Lord offers is eternal life. A washing away of your sins.
Washed in His blood, leaving you whiter than snow.
Jesus is the only way. He calls out to you. Answer Him. His call
rings out because He loves you and wants you to be where He is.
A walk for the Lord in this world is not easy. Everyone will make
fun of you, shun you, call you names, and more. But I testify that
the peace He brings, and His Goodness, is worth all of it. And
what we have here in this world in Him, the presence of His Holy
Spirit living in us, is but a tiny down payment of what's to come
in Heaven forever.
The enemy of God does not want you to have what he has lost. He
knows that Jesus is the only way, which is why the Christian church
is attacked so hard. Sinful men calling themselves Christians
doing sinful things. And holy men attacked, being called legalistic,
or religion-focused, rather than that which it truly is in their
hearts: an honest and true love for God, and a desire to do what He
has said, because of who He is, and what He's done for them in their
I've used this analogy in reaching out to people before: If you had
grandparents that you loved tremendously, and sought to honor when
in their house, and they had a rule that you had to take your shoes
off when entering the house, you would do it without hesitation,
even if you didn't think it was harmful to the floor to wear shoes.
You would do it because you loved them, wanted to honor them, and in
that way were willing to follow their guidance willingly.
How much more so for devout believers and God?
You will know devout believers because we do what our Lord commands:
To love one another, to go and teach and make disciples, and to keep
Him before us always, in prayer continually, seeking His Holy Spirit
to be our guide, our lead, that which we turn to for instruction,
comfort, help, and aid in our times of trouble.
The love He has for us lives inside of us because of His Holy Spirit
presence, the down payment given those who are born again that they
might know the truth, and that truth would set them free from the
lies of the enemy, the one the Bible says is literally leading the
whole world astray.
Jesus is life. He is the way, the truth, and the life. And He has
eternal life to give for all who will humble themselves and come to
Him. It is a free gift. It is available to all people. All you
have to do is come to Him and receive it.
I am often criticized for the things I post like this thread. But
I ask you consider: What am I gaining by asking you to follow Jesus
Christ? Have we ever met personally? Am I in a position to take
something from you should you become a believer? Do I ask you to
join a particular church or to send money to my organization?
I am asking you to ask Jesus Christ Himself to forgive you. I am
asking you to seek His Holy Spirit for guidance in your life, and to
seek the truth no matter where it may lead. I am asking you to do
those things God Himself has asked His believers to do: to lead
other people to His Son so that they too might be forgiven.
Jesus Christ calls out to you. If you can hear His voice, answer
Him, for the time is very short. And His period of Grace is fast
approaching an end. When He returns soon for His people, it will
be too late. You must call on Him today, while there is still
"Dear God. I am a sinner in need of salvation. I have committed
acts of sin against You, and I am guilty. I ask You, Jesus, to
forgive my sins, and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I
ask your Holy Spirit to come and change my life. I don't want to
live the way I have been living. And I want to be part of your
eternal Kingdom in Heaven. I come to you for forgiveness. I do
so in Jesus' name. Amen."
Our walk with the Lord is continuous. It begins from wherever you
are, going only straight onto Him ahead. Each of us begins at a
different place, but each of us begins at the same place in that
our beginning is wherever we are. We all then proceed in the
straight line to where He is up ahead. We keep our eyes focused
on Him, and we do not listen to the world's distractions, nor the
lies of the enemy. We rebuke those lies using Bible scripture
references, the words of God given unto men to rebuke the anti-Christ
spirit, and all of the lies therein.
Jesus Christ is our King. He is King of kings. And Lord of lords.
Above Him there is no other. He is God Almighty.
Seek Him while it is still called today, for you do not know how
much time remains. And for those who die unexpectedly, your day
will come upon you sooner than for those who remain. And since
none of us are promised tomorrow, we do not know when that will be.
Seek the Lord in your life. Make Him the Lord of your life. Listen
to His guidance. Trust in His word. Rest in the comfort of His
Kingdom, for His is an eternal Kingdom, the kind that was created
for man originally, and the kind that sin has robbed us of, but that
Jesus restores us to.
Jesus alone makes it possible. He transfers our sin away from us to
Him so that the demands of God's Justice are still fulfilled, and we
are able to presented to God the Father in Heaven faultless, without
stain, wrinkle, or blemish.
Jesus leads us Home. Forever.
From the Bible, the Gospel of John in a modern English translation:
The King James Version of the Bible provides more accurate wording
which better describes the original translation from Greek. And in
addition, Young's Literal Translation provides more information
about the original word order. And Strong's dictionary provides
references for the meaning of each word, and its original intent in
Greek (for the New Testament).
The Bible is divided into two parts: The Old Testament, and The New
The Old Testament was the story before Jesus came, before the Messiah
came, before the Savior came.
The New Testament describes Jesus' coming, and the early church, and
what will happen in the end times.
Jesus divided time: B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (in the Year of our
Lord). Satan has tried to usurp that delineation with B.C.E and C.E.
The true Christian church is under attack from all sides because it is
there, in Jesus Christ, that we are forgiven, that we are restored,
that we have eternal life. Satan cannot undo what God has done, but
he tries to trick us into following other voices, other ideas, other
ways which, to a man's brute-force carnal way of thinking, seem right.
But the ways of the Spirit are different than the ways of the flesh.
And it is those who are called spiritually, who are born again, who
follow God in Spirit and in truth, who are the ones who are saved.
The rest are pretenders, those playing at religion, but they have no
relationship with Jesus Christ.
It doesn't matter the church you belong to, but it matters your
relationship with Jesus Christ. If He is Lord of your life, and you
are walking purposefully in holiness unto His eternal Kingdom, then
you are saved. If you are doing otherwise, you are lost.
Seek the Lord and follow Him as Lord. He is called "Lord" for a
reason. He is the Lord of lords. And King of kings, called
"Faithful and True" because of who He is.
Jesus ... like no other. Seek Him, and live.
Rick C. Hodgin