Eternal Life - text
Eternal life can only be found in Jesus
Christ. Life on this earth is only for a relatively short period of time –
it is a temporary journey. Whether we live to a full age or die young,
compared to the expanse of time in eternity it is very brief. The Bible
calls our life on earth a vapour. Our short time here is like a cloud that
forms in the sky and then disappears forever.
Every creature the Lord God has created on
earth eventually dies and returns to the dust from which it was created. But
you and I as humans are different in that we have been made in the
similitude and likeness of the Creator himself – born with an eternal soul
who possesses a will of its own. Every human that has ever been born of a
woman is still alive some place, because spiritual beings never cease to
exist. The body may perish but the soul lives on with the same likeness and
character that we once knew before, except in a different location.
The question we should be asking of our self
is not “will I continue to exist and live on after I die?” but “where
will I be living?”. The Lord has not left us with a lot of options as to
where we can live – but two only, Heaven or Hell. The Lord has set before
each eternal soul the sovereign choice of Life or Death. The Bible speaks
clearly of this. We have been left with only one of two choices to make, of
which the Lord recommends... “Choose life!” Because eternal life can only be
found through Jesus, then He is the one we must choose to live for.
Jesus is the Saviour of all mankind and He is
the only One with the God given power and authority to wash away our sins
with His own blood, and to present us spotless before His Father in Heaven.
When our first parents Adam and Eve sinned in the garden of Eden, sin
entered into the hearts of all mankind and the world became a cursed place.
But even still, His creativity and beauty can still been seen and understood
in the creation. God is completely holy and when we sinned we were left
without hope because sin must be judged wherever it is found.
But God, because of His great love and
compassion toward mankind developed a plan to purchase us back, through the
death burial and resurrection of His only begotten Son. The Lord Jesus
humbled himself and became a man like us, so as to be able to purchase us
back to Himself through the sacrifice of His own self on the cross. The
great God man suffered a terrible and cruel sinners death paying the price
for your sins and mine. He lived pure, holy and righteous before His Father
while walking the earth during His short life and ministry. He did nothing
to deserve the hatred, shame, mocking, beating, scourging, torture, cruelty
and ultimate destruction after enduring that terrible cross. It was all done
with you and I in mind. It was done for our benefit, that we may find access
back to God the Father and live forever in peace joy and happiness.
The reward for not accepting God’s offer of
eternal life through Jesus, is everlasting hell fire, torment, pain,
sadness, inexpressible grief and sorrow and ultimate separation from God for
all eternity. It is death and destruction in which there is no reversal.
Once the judgement has been set for that lost soul it can never be reversed.
They are lost forever in hell and in the lake of fire, which was created for
the devil and his fallen angels. All that was ever good in that person’s
life can never be found again – only the torturous memory and regrets of
what I should have done to avoid this place of torment. This is the very sad
end of all who reject the Lord’s most precious gift of His Son Jesus, or who
refuse to live according to His standard of holiness, obedience and love.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your
personal Lord and Saviour, or if you are not living for Him as you should,
today is your day to come to Him. It is not too late for you if you desire
the Lord he can still be found. He is able to forgive you, wash you clean,
give you a brand new start and welcome you into the family of Almighty God!
He is as close to you as your next breath and is waiting for you to come to
Him with open arms. Let us pray together (out load with your own mouth)
calling on the name of the Lord. Admit that you have sinned before a holy
God. Confess all of your sins to Him and turn completely away from them,
feeling sorry for what you have done to the One who loves you the most...
let us pray together something like this, or in your own words as you give
your life and sovereign will to God...
Dear Father God I come to you
in prayer. I am a sinner and I ask for Your mercy. I have sinned against you
and I have sinned against heaven. I believe that Jesus Christ is your Son
and that He died on the cross for my sins and that You raised Him from the
dead on the third day. Please forgive me. I turn away from my sins and all
that I have done to hurt and offend You (confess them openly and honestly
before a Holy God who knows already everything about you). I repent of sin
and I renounce the past. Lord Jesus come into my life and make me a brand
new person by forgiving me and washing away my sins. Give me a new heart to
love You and obey you for the rest of my life. I want to know you and live
for you. I confess you Jesus as my Lord (Master) and Saviour. Thank You for
saving me and bringing me into the kingdom of our Father in heaven. I love
you Jesus and I owe my life and eternal soul to you – hallelujah (praise the
Lord!) amen (so be it!)
God bless you friend, welcome to the Family! I
wish to meet you one day. I pray that you will be faithful and live for
Jesus the rest of your days. Here are a few pointers and some suggested
resources to help get you started:
- Pray to God always, read the Bible every day
and do what it says.
- Ask the Lord to help you find other true
Bible believing Christians that you can fellowship with and who will
encourage you in your walk with the Master.
- Get baptised in water as Jesus commanded us
- go public with your salvation and tell someone else what God has done for
- Be filled with the Holy Spirit
as promised in the Bible, to enable you to walk in total victory in your
Christian walk and to give you power to be an effective witness for Him on
the earth. Beneath is some teaching from Bro Kenneth Copeland on how to be
filled with the Holy Spirit.
- Listen to the message from evangelist Ray
Comfort, "Hells Best Kept Secret" by following the link below.
- Read "Save Yourself Some
Pain". They will bless your life and help you on your journey to knowing the
Lord and walking with Him every day.
God bless you!
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For
I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died
for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that
He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
Romans 10:8-10 But
what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart
(that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your
mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from
the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto
righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the
Scripture says, Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. For there
is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich
to all who call upon Him. For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be
Psalm 51:1-17 Have
mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the
multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me
thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge
my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only,
have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight —That You may be found just
when You speak, and blameless when You judge. Behold, I was brought forth in
iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, You desire truth in the
inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Purge
me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than
snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may
rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create
in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not
cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from
me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous
Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be
converted to You. Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of
my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. O Lord,
open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise. For You do not
desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt
offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite
heart —These, O God, You will not despise.
How to Receive the Baptism in the Holy
When you receive Jesus Christ as Lord of
your life, spiritual death is taken from you and you become a new
creature in Christ. And without the Holy Spirit, your new birth wouldn’t
be possible. But even after you become a new creation, God’s desire and
plan is that you receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Your baptism in the Holy Spirit is
received by faith. Jesus said in
11:13, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto
your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy
Spirit to them that ask him?” When you ask in faith, the Holy Spirit
comes to live in you. And when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, as
in the book of Acts, you speak in tongues.
Speaking in tongues is simply speaking
in a language that only God understands—even you won’t understand it.
This happens as the Holy Spirit prays through you about things you may
not know about or may not know how to pray about (Romans
The Holy Spirit was sent to be our
Helper. So when you pray in tongues, what actually happens is that the
Holy Spirit searches your heart and prays through you the perfect will
of God (Romans
8:26-27). You actually utter the secret truths and hidden things
which are not obvious to the understanding of your mind (I
Corinthians 14:2, The Amplified Bible).
To pray in tongues, you need to realize
that speaking with an unknown tongue is the voice of your heart.
Speaking in a known tongue is the voice of the human mind (unless one of
the vocal gifts of the nine gifts of the Spirit is in operation). The
Holy Spirit of God will give you utterance, the same as your mind gives
you thoughts to speak (Acts
To speak in tongues, you must operate
with the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul said in
Corinthians 14:14, “For if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit
[by the Holy Spirit within me] prays, but my mind is unproductive…”
(The Amplified Bible).
Notice that it was Paul who did the
speaking. Ask the Holy Spirit to take charge of your tongue, then yield
your tongue to His use. You cannot speak in your own language and
tongues at the same time, just as you cannot speak with English and
French at the same time. When your voice and tongue begin forming
syllables around the expression that your heart desires to release, you
will also speak in tongues. It will be your tongue, your breath, your
vocal cords and you will be actively forming words. You will supply the
sounds, but the Holy Spirit will supply the words—words unknown to you.
It may seem awkward to you at first, but continue. Like a child learning
to speak, you will grow.
Finally, as you seek the Baptism in the
Holy Spirit, you need not wait to get a word from God about it—you
already have His Word—nor do you need to wait around for the Spirit. The
Spirit of God entered His ministry on the Day of Pentecost and He has
been here ever since. He has never left!
Furthermore, you need not be concerned
over being deceived and ending up with something that is from the devil.
When you ask your heavenly Father for one of His promises—as the Baptism
in the Holy Spirit—you can be confident the gift given is from God, not
11:13 says, “…how much more shall your heavenly Father give
the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” So if you want to receive your
baptism in the Holy Spirit, ask Him now.
“Heavenly Father, I am a believer. I am
Your child and You are my Father. Jesus is my Lord. I believe with all
my heart that Your Word is true.
“Your Word says if I will ask, I will
receive the Holy Spirit. So in the Name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, I am
asking You to fill me to overflowing with Your precious Holy Spirit.
Jesus, baptize me in the Holy Spirit.
“Because of Your Word, I believe that I
now receive and I thank You for it. I believe the Holy Spirit is within
me and, by faith, I accept it.
“Now, Holy Spirit, rise up within me as
I praise God. I fully expect to speak with other tongues, as You give me
Now begin giving sound to the
expressions in your heart. Speak and hear the Holy Spirit speaking
Rejoice! You’ve just been baptized in
the Holy Spirit! You’ve been endued with power—hallelujah!