When we the think of the term ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, we automatically think of the brave soldiers who gave their lives for this country and also for those who served and returned home, and as Americans we should. There is one however, whom we tend to forget. His was truly our ultimate sacrifice: I am speaking of Jesus Christ.
In Romans 5:8:”But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in while we were yet sinners (Gods enemies), Christ DIED for you.
Why did He die for us? The main reason is that God wants to have a relationship with you. God is not angry with you, quite the opposite, He is in LOVE with you. Unfortunately, our sins, our own desires block that relationship with Him, not only here on Earth but also in eternity. God knows that we can never be good enough to live the perfect life or give enough sacrifices or money, or do enough sacraments to earn our way to Him. There is no good work that can do it for us (save us).
Roman 4;5 (NKJV): But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
Romans 4:5 (AMP): But to the one who does not work [that is, the one who does not try to earn his salvation by doing good], but believes and completely trusts in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God).
Do you think that this is too good to be true news? If you think so, that is what we call the Gospel (too good to be true news). The New Testament is not about do’s and don’ts, it is about the Gospel and God desires that everyone receives it.
So as we think of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms, also try to Always remember the One who died for you personally. Right this moment give your life to Jesus, he paid the ultimate price, so you can be free for all eternity. Remember it is a free gift, to all who call on His Name. In the following paragraphs I will show you how to receive this gift:
How can I accept Jesus and receive this great gift?
Repent from your SINS; (repent simply means go the other way, turn around). Walk away from those sins by telling God you want something better, tell Him and yourself; “that you are though with this empty life you have been living.”
Repent from GOOD WORKS, many think they can keep Gods laws: they can go to church enough, be baptized, give money and do good works. They think they can earn their way into heaven. This is plain foolishness! So many under this category are in churches every Sunday and have no idea they are on there way to an eternity without God (hell)! Why, because they are like the religious men of Jesus’ day, they were thinking that they could earn God’s favor by being religious and by doing acts of religion. The following verses shows us just that:
Ephesian 2:8,9; For by grace you have been saved through faith, and it that not of yourselves; is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Remember this are God’s Words not mine!)
Eternal life is not fire insurance! It is life with God here and now! We do not get saved only to escape the fires of Hell and then return to living as we please. Jesus died because He wants you to be in His family and also to have a personal relationship with Him.
John 17:3; And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
Roman 10;12-13; 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 saved.”
Simply tell Jesus in your own words:
Jesus I am sorry for the way I am living, I am tired of this life and the way I have been living.
Lord, I am tired of trying to be good and trying to live the perfect religious life! I can’t do it any longer!
So today I accept by faith your death on the cross, that you paid for all my sins and all of those things that have keep me away from you. I now want to make you my Lord, Savior and King over my life. Thank you for all you have done for me.
When you do this you will have passed from death to life!
Any questions or need help with this new life, be free to contact us at www.dsiministries.com or write me at firstname.lastname@example.org, all contact will remain in strictest confidentiality. I do not judge you either, do not be afraid to contact me and ask anything, that you think keeps you from the Love of God. I am here to help. If you care to argue or debate, I do not argue, you are free to stay an unbeliever. This is for those who want or need God or on a journey to find Him.
Written by Dennis Stauffer
Edited by Gary Green (Omega House)
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Dennis Stauffer (Founder/President and writer of DSI Ministries/Hands In Action)
Gary Green (Editor for DSI Ministries)