THERE IS HOPE

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You are here for a reason.

Your life is not a coincidence.

You are not here by accident. There is a purpose for you. You may feel like your life is a mess. You may be hurt, used, and abused. but there is a place for you. And I don’t mean a place in the world. I mean a place at the table of the Master. I mean a place next to God, the very One that created you and knew you from even before you were conceived. He knows you. He knows your pain. He knows your hurt. He sees your scars and your bruises. He knows your mistakes and your mess-ups. And yet, knowing the worst about you, He loves you more than anyone else ever could.

There is Someone who can help.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” — John 3:16

Jesus, God in flesh, gave His life up. He made the ultimate sacrifice and suffered beatings so horrible. He had done nothing wrong. He had loved, cared for, and sacrificed for others. His entire life was for the work of God. Yet, still, His body was marred more than any other man. It was all for you. What’s more, He did this and you didn’t even know Him. He did this before you were even born.

“For Christ also hath suffered once 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

Jesus loves us so much that He gave His life so that we may yet have hope for eternal life.

Godly Sorrow

“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” — 2 Corinthians 7:10

I must explain something. Salvation is not a possession.

“And, behold, one came unto him and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.” — Matthew 19:16-22

In thinking that he had done very well and he was proud of himself, this young man was not moved by Godly sorrow. He simply wanted to possess salvation. He thought he could simply obtain it. Salvation is not a possession. Jesus told this young man to completely change his life, to SELL what he had, GIVE to the poor, and FOLLOW Him. This man would no longer have his great, fancy possessions, for he would have sold them. He wouldn’t be rich anymore because he would give a lot of his money to the poor. He wouldn’t have the same life because he would follow the Master instead of being the master. He was not willing to change his life for the sake of living for eternity.

But salvation is a change.

“And they said, Beleive on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” — Acts 16:31

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” — Acts 2:38

If you are looking for a step-by-step to salvation, here it is.

Believe.

It’s not just believing that Jesus lived and died lived again. It’s believing that He is Lord of the universe. He is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, and died for you, and was raised again for you.

Repent.

This is not remorse. Remorse is being sorry you got caught when you did something wrong. Repentance is confessing that you have done wrong, asking for forgiveness, and turning from your wicked ways. A remorseful person will just keep on doing it as long as they don’t get caught, but one who has truly repented will stop doing the wrong and flee from the presence of it.

Be Baptized in Jesus’ Name.

Find yourself a paster who will baptize you in Jesus’ name. Get washed in the water and come up a new creature.

Receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

You may be clean, but you need to be filled with the power of the Holy Ghost. Jesus must occupy your heart or the enemy will.

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