Are you longing for something more in life but just can’t put a finger on it? It’s a empty feeling like a missing piece that you don’t have. Maybe you’ve tried other things like alcohol, sex, drugs or anything that made you feel a “high” that lasted for a short time. But it’s getting worse, you keep wanting more but you feel the same, empty.
I know of a remedy. I know someone who can take residence. Filling in that emptiness in your life. You’ve been trying things trying to imitate the feeling of peace in your life. But truthfully, the only “thing” is not a “thing”. It’s a person who loves you so much he displayed it on a cross so you could have freedom from those “things” and experience a peace that is unspeakable. Am I talking about religion? Not at all. His name is Jesus and He longs to be in a relationship with you! Only He can fill that void. If this emptiness is leading you to questions look no further. He is the answer!
WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?
Have you ever thought about the love of God? That He; God would be loving enough to send His only son, to become man, walk this earth, be tempted in the way that we are tempted but never give into sin, so that He could suffer on the cross for a person like me and you? how can this be? it happened. And His word declares that He came to save you and I, so that one day when this World passes by and it will quickly, that we will be with Him. His soon coming is near, will you be ready?
The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven
Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the
Father but by me.” (John 14:6)
Good works cannot save you.
“Salvation is not a result of works, so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:9
Did you know that God has offered forgiveness for your sins and assurance of eternal life through faith in His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ?
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” – John 17:3, NKJV
You may be asking yourself: “How can I know God?” Man is able to know the true and living God through the truth of His Word, that is, the Bible. The Bible reveals God’s character and His plan for mankind. It is through reading His Word that we come to knowledge of the righteousness of God and that which He requires of us.
What is it that prevents us from personally knowing God? Our sin has separated us from God – our corruption is to such a degree that we cannot know Him personally and cannot experience His love.
Man was created to enjoy fellowship with God, but because of his sin (i.e., anything that is against the righteousness revealed in God’s Law) he is prevented from that fellowship. This includes anything less than perfect obedience to God’s commands.
“For the wages of sin is death…” – Romans 6:23a, NKJV
The ultimate result of this death is an eternity in Hell (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10). This spiritual death forces a separation from God. Man is sinful and God is holy. This creates a gulf unbridgeable by man making that intended fellowship impossible.
“…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23b, NKJV
God’s eternal plan was to send His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross and take on our punishment (Romans 5:8; Galatians 4:4; 1 John 4:10). He knew no sin and yet became sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21). He died in our place. This removed our burden of sin and allowed us to enter into that desired fellowship through faith in Jesus Christ, and Him alone (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).
It is not just enough that you know these truths. We must individually place our trust in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. This means repenting of our sins and believing in Jesus Christ as God’s Son who came to earth as a human to die for our sins so that we might have everlasting life with Him. Placing our trust in Jesus requires faith, which is a hope‐filled belief in Jesus even though we don’t see Him face to face (John 20:29; Hebrews 11:1). And salvation is by faith alone, not by any works we could do to please God (John 6:28-29).
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; [it is] the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:8-10, NKJV
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” – John 1:12, NKJV
Those who place their trust in Jesus become God’s children; and as heirs to heaven are promised the eternal pleasure of glorifying God (Rom. 8:16-17; Gal. 3:29). As our life here on earth progresses, God will continue to work in our hearts, daily changing and conforming us into the image of Christ, Himself (1 John 3:2). We will begin to live lives of righteousness. Obedience to God will not be a burden to us, but rather a joy.
The invitation to place your trust in Jesus Christ by faith is open to all. Friend, if you are not a child of God, we pray that today would be the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2).
If you have placed your trust in Jesus Christ by faith, you may be wondering “What next?” Our greatest recommendation for believers, new and old, is fourfold: 1) locate a Bible‐based church that soundly preaches the Word and rejoice in the fellowship of other Christians, 2) study the Bible for that is where we learn of the greatness of God and His plans, 3) pray to God, asking Him to strengthen your faith and increase your love toward Him.
If you have any questions, search the Scriptures, ask your Pastor, or please feel free to ask me. If you would like some guidance in locating a Bible‐based church, even in other parts of the world, i would be privileged to help in any way possible.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
What to pray:Dear God, I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I