Before I gave my life to Jesus Christ, I only knew Him distantly through and by what others said about Him. I had no personal relationship with Him.
Of course because I grew up in a church, I prayed to Him and knew He is God, but I didn’t fully understand who He really is, nor could I comprehend the greatness of His glory or the impact of what He had done for me. I just knew him as a person in heaven who wants us to live without sin so that we can one day live with Him forever.
I did try to live a clean life, but I couldn’t, and because of that I always felt condemned in my heart that I had done something God didn’t want me to do. I would pray for His forgiveness, without really resolving to turn away from sin in my heart.
This all changed however when one night as I laid on my bed, I heard my sister tell me while she was looking at her phone that the rapture had taken place. Being a girl who grew up in church, I knew what the rapture meant and because my sister was looking at her phone while she said it, I taught she had seen it on facebook or somewhere on the Internet and was telling me what she saw.
I was completely horrified. I thought to myself, whoa, you mean the rapture has taking place and i’m left behind. You mean, I’m left behind, you mean, i’m really left behind? So what’s the point of my life then. Jesus has come and taken his people, and now, i’ll be left to face the worst time in the history of humanity. So whats the point of having all those sinful pleasures and missing heaven, whats the point of disobeying my parents and getting away with it, and missing heaven, whats the point of being proud and arrogant and choosing to live a sinful life when all it will do is lead is to an eternity in hell. Whats the point?
I laid there on my bed, in tears, regret, anguish and deep sorrow, when my eyes opened, and I saw the vanity of life. How life meant nothing without Christ. How there was no point of having everything I ever wanted and loosing heaven. It made absolutely no sense. My eyes were literally opened, just like as though a veil was removed from my eyes, just like the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”
I was in total darkness and now the light had shone and my eyes were opened and I could see, and fully comprehend that there is no profit in gaining the world and loosing eternity with God. Just like the verse in the Bible that says in Mark 8:36 KJV “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” and in Matthew 16:26 KJV “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
I decided there and then to surrender my life to Jesus. To give him all that I am and will ever be. I prayed that the news of the rapture was not true and later I found out that it had been false, and when I went to church the following Sunday, I re-dedicated my life to Jesus and everything changed from that point on. I became a new person, my focus in life changed, my outlook on life changed, my desires changed, even the types of songs I used to listened to changed. Everything changed. It was a complete turn around. Soon my family noticed, my friends noticed, my colleagues in school noticed. I just wanted to know more about God and my desire to be in the house of God grew strong. I always wanted to go church and learn more about God, I wanted to serve God and let my friends know about God.
What the Bible said in 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV says “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” came alive in my life. I indeed became new.
Now, this brings me now to the topic of this post, WHO IS JESUS?
Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed one, the Son of the living God, the definition of Love, the one who came to this Earth 2000 years ago to die on a cross, so that you and I can live in His righteousness (if we accept Him) Just as the Bible says in 1 Peter 2:24 KJV “Who His own self bare our sins in his own body on the the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed”
Jesus came to pay the price for all humanity. To give as many as who receive Him eternal life.
He is the only way to heaven.
Just as I too could not comprehend who Jesus is nor His Love for me before I gave my life to Him, so also, it will be impossible for you to know who Jesus is without having a close relationship with Him. Just like two friends get to know each other as they interact daily, so also we get to know Jesus daily as we commune with Him in prayer and by reading His Word The Bible everyday. Its a relationship that constantly grows.
If you too want to have a new life and a new beginning with Jesus Christ and you want Him to save you just as he saved me, all you need to do is surrender your life to Jesus by asking Him to forgive you of all your sins and to come and dwell your heart and be Master over every part of your life. Determining in your heart never to go back to your past ways.
If you want this, please say this prayer after me “Lord Jesus, I come before you today, as a sinner, I believe that you died on the cross to save me. Have mercy on me Lord, forgive me for all my sins, I surrender my life to you today, write my name in the book of life, cleanse me of all unrighteousness, purify my heart, wash me in your precious blood. Thank you for answering my prayers, I believe that I am forgiven. For In Jesus name I’ve prayed. Amen.
If you just said this prayer, I congratulate you. Know that the angels of God are rejoicing with you by this decision you have made.
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If you still need more clarification on why Jesus had to die for the world, why He is the only way to heaven and why you must surrender your life to Him, please read my next post on Why Jesus died for you and me. If you don’t know what the rapture means or the events surrounding the Rapture please read my post on Behold He Comes.
I challenge you today to start reading the Bible if you don’t. You will find unlimited knowledge of who Christ is if you read it with an open and true heart.
I really pray that this message will touch your heart, and help you to see a little of how wonderful Jesus is, and how beautiful life can be when you allow Jesus to become the master of it.
Please think on these things, meditate on His Word, live a Holy life and wait for the coming of Jesus. He is coming back again.
Thank you so much for reading this post, God bless you.