There are millions of people walking the face of this earth, who are living without hope, uncertain about where they stand with Jesus and unsure where they would spend eternity if they were to die today. However, Jesus is constantly knocking on the doors of our hearts and encouraging us to open our hearts to Him, so that we can receive His free gift of Salvation, and live a life full of joy, hope and peace, with the assurance that we will spend eternity with Him.
Salvation, means “to be rescued and delivered from evil”.
By sending His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross and make a once and for all sacrifice, in order to rescue us from our sins and the consequences of sin (death), God offers us the gift of Salvation. This occurred so that God may accept Jesus Christ’s sacrifice in our place, forgive us for our sins, remove our shame and provide a way for us to receive eternal life both now and in heaven.
The gospel is the ‘good news’. In fact, it is so good that it is almost unbelievable. But we can only truly appreciate the goodness of the gospel if we understand the reality of life without Jesus. It’s critical that we first know the bad news so that we might realise just how good the good news really is.
All human beings are sinners who deserve God’s anger. Although physically alive, many are spiritually dead because of sin, and ultimately, they are heading to an eternity where they will be separated from God. As people we are completely broken, and we need His saving grace – His Salvation, as there is no way we can earn our way into God’s favour.
The entire Bible is basically the story of God’s mission to rescue all of humanity from sin and restore us into a right relationship with Him, because of His love for us and His desire for each of us to be with Him. This is why He sent His Son – Jesus.
Jesus is both God and human, and came into the world, fulfilled the law completely, lived without sin and then died in our place. He lived a righteous (perfect and blameless) life, before making the once and for all sacrifice, in order to take on the sins of the world and the punishment for those sins. He then rose from the dead, showing that He is victorious over sin and the consequences of sin, conquering the very thing that was supposed to be permanent; death. Then, in His grace, Jesus offered Salvation to us all.
When we believe in Jesus by faith and accept Him as our Lord and Saviour, God accepts Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf, and sees us as righteous and perfect, because Jesus paid the price we owe. We can have a relationship with God, turn away from sin, live life empowered by the Holy Spirit and ultimately spend eternity in heaven with God, because of Jesus’ gift of love and Salvation.
If you are ready to accept, or re-accept Jesus’ gift of love and Salvation, then say this short prayer below, with faith:
Now that you have accepted Jesus’ gift of life and Salvation, we encourage you to:
Feel free to tell us about your decision, we would love to pray with you and support you on your new/renewed journey of faith.