GOD LOVES YOU AND HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He
loved us, and sent His Son to remove the barrier of sin. (1 John 4:10)
God loves you and planned a wonderful, full life for
you. He wants to enter a personal and intimate relationship with you
that includes fellowship, inner peace, happiness, guidance in life and
power to fulfill His special plan for your life.
SIN HAS CREATED A BARRIER
BETWEEN MAN AND GOD
“All have sinned and come short of the Glory of
God.” (Romans 3:23)
GOD is Holy, and cannot have a relationship with
anyone who falls short of His righteous character. Sin began when
man went his own independent way and rejected his relationship with God.
At that point, man became unacceptable to God’s Holy character.
The Ten Commandments were given to show us how good we
would have to be if we try to come to God in our own merit.
But God doesn’t grade our law-keeping on the curve. He said, “For
whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become
guilty of all.” (James 2:10)
No matter how sincere we are, or how hard we try, or how
religious we are, we can never produce a righteousness that God can
accept. Even our good deeds are not acceptable in God’s sight, “But
we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like
filthy rags …” (Isaiah 64:6)
So our sin has created a barrier that we cannot remove.
Even though God loves you, He cannot compromise His holy character to
receive you. Only God can remove this barrier.
JESUS CHRIST CAME TO REMOVE
THE BARRIER BETWEEN GOD AND MAN
Jesus said of Himself, “For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should
not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to
serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)
You see, God so loved us that He stepped out of eternity
into time and became a man in the person of Jesus Christ. He lived a
perfect life as a man and thus qualified to die for the sins of the world.
He then willingly died in our place to purchase a pardon for sins and
satisfy the demands of His own perfect justice. When He did, He tore
down the barrier of sin that separated us.
NOW THERE IS ONLY ONE
BARRIER BETWEEN YOU AND GOD. YOU MUST RECEIVE THE PARDON JESUS PURCHASED
Jesus Christ has removed every barrier that stood
between you and God except one -- you must receive the pardon He purchased
for you by an act of your will. You see, a pardon is not a pardon until it
is received. There is a pardon with your name on it in heaven, but you
must receive it to make it valid.
It is not a matter of how good you are -- are even how
bad you are. The issue is, will you talk to God and tell him
you receive the pardon he purchased for you. He wants you to come
just as you are and confess you can never be good enough for Him to
YOU can change your eternal destiny right now.
Wherever you are, just bow your head and tell God you receive His pardon
for your sins. Ask Jesus Christ to come into your life and begin to
give you a new heart with new desires. He will come into your life
and bring a new power and motivation for living you never dreamed
Jesus gave us this invitation, “Behold, I stand at
the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I
will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
(Revelation 3:20) The door represents your will.
The Lord Jesus Christ is knocking at the door of your
will right now. Just invite Him in and receive the gift of pardon He
gave His life to give you. Then thank Him for the pardon and that He
must keep His Word.
Don’t expect feelings right away. Some have
them, some don’t. The important thing is to simply believe God
keeps His Word and He now has come to live in you. Seek out a Church
that is true to the Bible and seek to learn about your new life.
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us,
that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians