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People travel from time to time; be it for work, short trips, holidays, shopping etc. At every journey there is always a starting point, a journey period and an end point. Life itself is a journey and it also has a start, a journey period and an end point.
When will you reach your end point?
It is a sad truth but many people who are alive today will not live till tomorrow. It doesn't matter whether they are young or healthy! No one can predict exactly what will happen in the next minute. We only need to listen to the news broadcast! The Bible says that “ Now is the acceptable day and now is the day of salvation (2 Cor. 6v2)”. There is therefore no time to waste in accepting God. Choose God today!
Where will your end point be?
Man’s philosophies such as reincarnation and evolution abound. These theories say that there is no end point or that there is no judgment i.e. you simply die and that’s it. These theories deny that in the end God will judge us for our actions. The Bible says that “It is appointed unto man once to die and after that judgment (Heb 9v27)”. You will either end up in Heaven or Hell .
The choice is yours today!
Hey, I’ve heard all these before and I don’t believe in God, Heaven or Hell.
God has set a day to judge the world (because of the sin in the world) whether people believe it or not. Even if the whole world refuse to believe, their unbelief will not make the Word of God to be ineffective (Romans 3v3). All sinners who refuse to accept God are already condemned to eternal death in Hell (Roman 6v23). Not believing the Word of God is like standing in the middle of the road and refusing to believe that we will get hurt!
But my parents are Christians!
God will judge each one of us according to what we have done (2 Cor 5v10). Having godly parents does not exonerate us from being judged. Each one of us will give an account of our life in the end. It is therefore up to you to refuse or accept God today.
But I am a good person and I do good works?
Our good works can NEVER make us 100% pure/holy. In the same way one small stain can tarnish our favorite clothe, so also can one sin make us incomplete and unholy for God—even sins we consider as ‘small sins’ such as lying. But God does not desire that we live a failed life due to sin and also end up with Satan in hell. Therefore God has offered us a solution...the solution is His Son Jesus Christ.
So what is the Solution from God?
God offered us a way of restoring our relationship with Him in order to have lasting peace and happiness in our lives. Since we all have sinned and the punishment of our sins deserves death, God knew that we can never be able to save ourselves. Therefore God sent Jesus Christ (His Son) to come and die in our place. All you need to do is to accept Jesus and what He did for you by believing in Jesus and confessing your sins. It is that simple!
The Bible says “For God so loved the world that He (God) gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him (Jesus) shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3v16)”. We are all like people in debt and a rich person came and paid off our debt. We are only asked to acknowledge the person who paid off our debt. That’s all God wants us to do.
Ok, but I am not religious!
Accepting Jesus in your life simply means turning away from a life of sin and doing things that please God. If someone paid off your old debt, you simply don’t want to fall into debt again. Accepting Jesus doesn’t mean that you have to become a religious zealot or fanatic. Following Jesus will bring a restoration of peace in your life, family, work and relationships. Today people are looking for peace and happiness in drugs, sex and alcohol. These things only offer temporary happiness. Jesus promises us true and everlasting peace and happiness.
As you accept Jesus in your life, God firstly forgives all your past sins, for the Bible says “If we confess our sins He (God) is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins. (1 John 1v9)”.
God then gives you a NEW LIFE. The Bible says “If anyone is in Christ, he/she is a new creation, the old has gone and the new has come (2 Cor 5v17)”. Therefore you should no more live your life in guilt and regret of your past mistakes.
What can I do to accept Jesus into my life?
To accept Jesus in your life simply pray this prayer:
I come to You today. I know that I have broken Your laws and my sins have separated me from You. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward You. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send Your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray.