Category: Salvation

4 Reasons Why You Need to Accept Jesus Christ.

It’s Easter Sunday and I recount the day I accepted Jesus Christ the saviour into my life. Before this day, I was not far fetched from being a sinner even though I grew up in a Christian home. I went through all the motion of praying, fasting, reading my Bible and going to church regularly. I even said the salvation prayer at some point in my teenage years but living the Christian life never really did sink into my mind.

I remember quite clearly the day I had enough and I cried out to Christ to save me. I was drowning in sorrow, guilt and shame. I was depressed and going through a really rough time in all areas of my life. I was rejected by family and friends and nobody seemed to want to have anything to do with me. I had been bruised and knocked down emotionally and battered physically such that I suffered from a low self esteem.

I don’t know what came over me but I broke down that day in tears and I called upon the name of God from the corner of my room. I cried out to God and he heard me from his holy hill. The peace that engulfed me after my prayers was unexplained and I haven’t looked back since then. You too can experience such peace and freedom in Christ if you so desire. Below are four reasons I believe you need to know to help you accept Jesus Christ into your life.

1.  FOR ABUNDANT LIFE
The devil has us bound in deceits and lies. He has blinded us and enticed us with lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life. We are so lost in the world with our won desires culminated with the heightening of our emotions for things of this world such that an easy life in God through Christ Jesus seemed less appealing.

Jesus Christ came to shine some light on our path. He opened our eyes to see the tactics of the devil as a liar and a thief who came only to steal, to kill and to destroy. Yet we close our eyes to the truth as we pursue the latest gadget, travel the world, control the mass and manipulate situations to suit our needs. We think less of others and more of ourselves. We look to the gods of this world on how to please ourselves against pleasing God in all that we do, and we go all the way to satisfy our flesh without thinking of the consequences it might bring to our soul. We have us blinded from the abundant life in God.

Yet Jesus Christ came to give us abundant life in God. He came to give us life and life in abundant  (John 10:10). If you are tired of the rat race, Tired of living to satisfy the human flesh, tired of living to please others rather than God, then Christ is your way out of such life and your way into abundant life.

I am the gate. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness (John 10: 9-10).
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2. FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS
Jesus Christ died for your sins. Nobody can claim to be holy, free of sin. We have all sinned and our sins has banned us from God’s presence but when Christ died, he took it upon himself to carry the sin of the world and to make us right with God. Because of Christ’s death, our sins are forgiven and we are finally accepted by God.
He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God. Romans 4:25
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3. FOR SALVATION OF YOUR SOUL
Jesus Christ died so that you can be saved. Have you ever thought of the after life? What would happen when you die? Are you going to rest in the Lord and be in heaven or is your soul going to be tormented in hell? When you accept Christ, you are saved from eternal damnation and delivered into eternal life. Because of Christ’s death you have been set free from all manner of bondage and the captivity of the enemy.
Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28
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4. FOR FREEDOM FROM YOKES AND HEAVY BURDENS
The burden of sin is heavy and its consequences is fatal. With Christ’s death you are set free from such burden and such consequences are cancelled against you. His yoke is easy and his burden is light. He calls you into freedom from sin, freedom from addictions, freedom from sufferings, freedom from pain, unfairness, disloyalty, injustice and everything that so weigh you down in life so that you can be free to serve him in holiness and in truth.
He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. 1 Peter 2:24

Would you accept Christ today? Say yes to Jesus with this prayer of salvation

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7 Critical Things Jesus Did Just For You

Jesus did not go through agonising pain on the cross for no reason. He did not suffer rejection in the hands of those he cared for and loved for no just cause. His betrayal by the most trusted disciple was no child’s play. Jesus did it all for a reason in the season. He went through it all so that you might have abundant life.

Like a criminal he was harshly treated, beaten, spat upon, stripped naked, pierced, whipped with seventy lashes, condemned to death on the cross, so that you could be redeemed from the harsh consequences of sin and just so that you do not have to go through the same injustice he suffered on earth.

Jesus was pierced for your rebellion(transgression) – Adam and Eve surrendered their will to be tempted of the devil and thereby introduced sin to the world.(Romans 5:12) making us all sinners (Romans 3:23), even from our mothers womb (Psalm 51:5). Since the eyes of the Lord cannot see evil(Habakkuk 1:13) and He want to redeem mankind from sin (Titus 2:14), He gave his only begotten son (John 3:16), Jesus Christ to take away the sin of the world (John 1:29). So Jesus was beaten and tortured for your transgressions so that salvation might be made available to everyone, and in all of his sufferings he didn’t say a word.

Jesus carried your sicknesses and pains – Jesus took upon himself our infirmities and carried away our diseases (Matthew 8:17), so that we might be made whole (John 5:6). God intends for his children to live a healthy life just as a father would suffer for his children so that they do not have to go through the same suffering. Jesus was beaten up, crushed for the sins of many not because he brought it upon himself nor because he deserved the beaten, but because God ordained Christ to carry the sicknesses and diseases of sinners that they might partake of the healing process once they come into salvation the prophesy might be fulfilled (Matthew 8:17)(Hebrews 6:4), his body was broken for you and by his stripes, you were healed(1Cor.11:23,24).

Jesus was poor for your sake – He was looked down on and passed over because he took upon himself your poverty so that you might be rich in the spirit (2 Corinthians 8:9). He was meek and lowly (Mathew 11:29) so that you might inherit the kingdom (Matthew 5:3). Jesus died without a thought for his own welfare, just so that you might be a partaker of the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus was beaten bloody for the sins of the people – His body was broken and his blood was shed to make you a child of God (Matthew 26:28). The beatings made him unattractive. People looked on him and turned away because they thought he was a scum. The truth is, it was your ugliness and wickedness (our sins) he carried that disfigured him and made him unwanted in the society and through his bruises we get healed.

Jesus grieves over your sins – We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong on him. Jesus is the good shepherd, the good shepherd will never allow his sheep to go astray and if any of the sheep goes astray, he leaves the ninety-nine behind to search for the lost sheep (Luke 15:1-7) and bring him back into the fold. Jesus looks out for everybody that his father put in his care except for the stubborn sons of perdition (John 17:12) accounts for everybod Jesus took the punishment of sins of the world, and that made us whole. He was grieved for the sins of the world, he was sorrowful for the lost soul (Hebrews 5:5-8)

Jesus died for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2) – Jesus died for the sins of the world. He laid down his life as a sacrifice to atone for your sins and my sins (1 John 3:16) (John 15:13) (John 10:18). There would have been bloodshed and eternal damnation had Christ not laid down his life for the payment of our sins. He loves us so much he was willing to pay the sacrifice for the atonement of our sins.

Jesus was buried with the wicked that you might rise up with him in righteousness – They threw him in a grave with a rich man, even though he’d never hurt a soul or said one word that wasn’t true. This was done so that we might rise up with him in righteousness at the end of time (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

Now, it’s up to you. Do you own your weaknesses and sorrows? Do you want to continue in your ways as though you’re okay, as though his death means nothing, and as though eternity doesn’t hang in the balance? You can confess your rebellion and sins, and trust him to forgive you, make you whole. PRAYER OF SALVATION

What else has he done for you since you’ve know him? Share your Testimony/Life Story