Salvation, trust and action in Jesus
2. Trust Jesus Christ today! Here’s what you must do:
- Admit you are a sinner.
“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:10 KJBPNV)
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23 KJBPNV)
“Therefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” (Romans 5:12 KJBPNV)
“I acknowledged my sin unto you, and my iniquity have I not hidden. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Yahweh; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.” (Psalms 32:5 KJBPNV)
- Be willing to turn from sin (repent).
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:” (Acts 17:30 KJBPNV)
“But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.” (Acts 26:20 KJBPNV)
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” (James 4:8-10 KJBPNV)
“I tell you, No: but, unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:5 KJBPNV)
- Hunger and thirst after righteousness.
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6 KJBPNV)
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.
“But those things, which God before had shown by the mouth of all his prophets, that the Messiah should suffer, he has so fulfilled.” (Acts 3:18 KJBPNV)
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in the Messiah Yahshua: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:5-8 KJBPNV)
“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 KJBPNV)
“But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, the Messiah died for us.” (Romans 5:8 KJBPNV)
“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as the Messiah was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4 KJBPNV)
“Knowing that the Messiah being raised from the dead dies no more; death has no more dominion over him.” (Romans 6:9 KJBPNV)
“That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Yahshua, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9 KJBPNV)
“How God anointed Yahshua of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38 KJBPNV)
“Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly; Not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.” (Acts 10:40-41 KJBPNV)
“For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that the Messiah 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: And that he was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve: After that, he was seen by above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some have fallen asleep.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-6 KJBPNV)
“For the Messiah also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:” (1 Peter 3:18 KJBPNV)
- Through prayer to the Only One God, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour.
“For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:10 KJBPNV)
“The God of our fathers raised up Yahshua, whom you slew and hanged on a tree. Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” (Acts 5:30-31 KJBPNV)
“for with the heart one goes on trusting and thus continues toward righteousness, while with the mouth one keeps on making public acknowledgement and thus continues toward deliverance.” (Romans 10:10 CJB)
- Build up a good relationship with God, Jesus and the other peoplearound you.
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Salvation, trust and action in Jesus
1. Suffering covered by Peace Offering
If you want to get rid of all the pains, choose not to follow the world but look at Christ. Believe in only One God and only one Mediator. Jesus suffered and died for us, so that our suffering can come to a good end and we can enter a New Life in the Kingdom of God.
In the only begotten son of God we do have a leader who never taught leadership but friendship and peace in the love of his Father, the Only One God. When Jesus was 12 and travelled to the temple, Mary could not find him and when she did He said, “Did you not know I would be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:49) Never Jesus claimed to be the Most High or God. In several places in the New Testament Jesus says, “I am not doing my will, but the will of the Father.”
He was following the Father, who he considered the Only One God. He never claimed mastership, not becoming a leader, although we know he was a leader and the greatest to ever live, yet His call is to follow, not to lead.
This Jewish Nazarene Jesus only called followers. In the New Testament Jesus used the Greek word ‘akoloutheo’ as an imperative term. It means to follow a person in the way, meaning the way they are teaching or walking. In fact he told Peter and Andrew, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19) When we call ourselves Christians we should be followers of Christ and fishers of men.
“And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to the Messiah,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:20-22 KJBPNV)
“And Yahshua said to them, Come you after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. And immediately they forsook their nets, and followed him.” (Mark 1:17-18 KJBPNV)
“And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Yahshua said to Simon, Fear not; from now on you shall catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.” (Luke 5:10-11 KJBPNV)
Jesus Christ called the twelve to be with him and that he might send them forth to preach (Markus 3:14). Jesus, who calls, is the one who knows how far the world is from the truth. He calls and teaches how to launch out into the sea of men who are in the dark and draw them unto God. He says, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few …” (Luke 10:2).
We have to trust Jesus and follow him who is the only one way to the entrance of the narrow gate to the Kingdom of God.
“Yahshua said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6 KJBPNV)
Let us be thankful for the Grace by which we were saved and make it worth by our Faith in all humbleness.
“For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 KJBPNV)
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” (Ephesians 1:7 KJBPNV)
“Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Yahshua the Messiah: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2 KJBPNV)
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