Jesus is the Son of the Living God (Matthew 16:16). He came to earth about 2,000 years ago as a man, yet at the same time He was fully God. He was born supernaturally to a virgin called Mary (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:27), and He travelled all over Israel in the power of the Holy Spirit, (Luke 4:14) preaching about God’s kingdom (Mark 1:14-15). He performed many extraordinary miracles (Acts 2:22) like healing the sick (Luke 4:40) and raising the dead (Matthew 11:5). His life was ended when He was put to death on a cross. Astonishingly, He then rose again from the dead three days later (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
Why does all this matter today? The Bible says that we all have SINS which separate us from God (Romans 3:32). If you have ever lied, stolen something, used God’s name as a curse word, or lusted, you have broken God’s law and that’s called sin (Exodus 20:7, 14-16; Matthew 5:27-28). As a good Judge, God must punish sin. He hates sin because it is totally against His nature (Psalm 5:4). Under God’s law, we all deserve death and eternal separation from Him in Hell because of our sin (Romans 6:23).
But God loved you so much that He sent His Son to be your Saviour so that He could die on a cross as your substitute (John 3:16). Jesus was absolutely without sin (Hebrews 4:15), meaning He could take the place of guilty humankind, endure God’s wrath and satisfy God’s justice (Romans 3:25). Jesus willingly chose to suffer and die in your place (Luke 22:42). As He poured out HIS BLOOD, He took your sin, sickness and shame on Himself (Isaiah 53:4-5).
It didn’t end there! He was in the grave for three days and three nights, but the third day God miraculously raised Him from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). He is now LIVING in Heaven with Father God (Acts 2:33). He promised that He will return to earth to gather those who have put their trust in Him (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) and to judge those who have refused Him (Acts 17:31).
Jesus freely offers forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:14) and a NEW, eternal life (John 3:16) to anyone who will turn away from their sins (Mark 1:15) and place their trust in Him to save them (Romans 10:9-10). This means making Jesus the highest authority in your life and placing your trust in what He has done for you, not trusting in your own efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9). This is the most important decision of your life. The Bible says that now is the time for your salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2). Don’t delay your decision—you may not have tomorrow.
I believe you are Almighty God.
I believe Jesus is the Son of God.
I believe He died on a cross and shed His blood for the forgiveness of my sins.
I believe He rose again from the dead.
I declare I am a sinner and I confess and repent of my sins.
I declare I need a Saviour.
I ask right now by the Spirit of God that I might be born-again and receive the person of the Holy Ghost.
Thank You Father, please come and take first place in my life.
I now receive Jesus Christ into my heart as my Lord and Saviour.