Hello reader 👋
Welcome to pt.2 of grace and truth! I pray this will bless your heart in Jesus name.
Sin and its consequences:
We have all sinned against God by breaking His 10 commandments (e.g. lying, stealing, looking with lust and many more). We cannot make peace with God by ‘trying to be a good person’ because our measure of goodness is not even close to God’s standard.
The bible says, “everyone proclaims his own goodness but who can find a trustworthy person?” (Proverbs 20:6).
Who hasn’t told a lie? Who hasn’t stolen… or borrowed permanently? 😏😝🧐. You may be thinking “this is over the top!” but this is the holy standard of our Creator! God is “righteous in all his ways”, so his standard is humanely impossible to reach, since we all sin.
Sin has corrupted God’s good creation. And we can see its effect through Wars, Sex-trafficking, Kidnaps, Murders, and a desensitized culture that glorifies drama and reality tv conflicts, over peace, joy and goodness.
But most significantly, sin has separated us from God’s presence. However, God has, lovingly, repaid the world’s brokenness with grace and love, only found in Jesus Christ! ✝️🤩
God sees what the world can’t 😳:
Society neglects the Ten Commandments because it convicts and exposes the indwelling evil in human hearts. It also destroys any self-righteousness we may have.
God sees our thought life! The bible says as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
Your thoughts are the core of your character.
So your sins may not be on display to the world but your thought life is on display to God. Men look at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart.
Truthfully, our hearts need divine cleansing.
In Jeremiah 17:9 it says
 “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
The heart is where sinful desires dwell. It’s with the heart that every single decision is born, and these heart driven desires manifest through our actions. So if our hearts our “desperately wicked”, then we are immoral beings by nature and cannot please God with our own efforts.
If a person robs your house, won’t you demand justice and that the thief should be severely punished?
It’s the same way with God. When we blaspheme his name (saying ‘OMG’ when expressing disgust for example), we steal the due glory and reverence he deserves from us, being his creation.
God will judge us for our sins committed against Him.
Romans 6:23 says :
 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
In simpler terms, sin will take us to Hell!!
But God is offering a free way of escape‼️:
John 3:16 says
 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.
It’s not God’s will for anyone to perish but that every single person would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Out of his desire for a true, reciprocated relationship, he gives us the free will to choose him or ourselves. To choose life or to choose death. To choose to be with Jesus in heaven forever, or to choose eternal suffering in Hell.
I encourage you in this moment to invite Jesus into your heart ❤️ That tugging on your heart is the Lord calling you! Your life will never be the same! His love outweighs all your worries, burdens and fears! So come to him!
Jesus endured excruciating pain and humiliation on the cross for the joy of having a relationship with you! That’s how valuable you are to him!!! You are not a mistake! You are precious to him 💖
I’ve received God’s unconditional love and grace and I’d love you to as well!
You can, freely, receive this by calling out to God and he will save you from hell. He is
a merciful and loving God, not wishing that you should die in your sins. Ask
him for forgiveness and believe in Jesus’s sacrifice for your sins.
If you’re not sure, you can pray this prayer (aloud) :
I come to you just as I am. A sinner.
I believe that Jesus died on the Cross for my sins and that you rose him
again on third day. Please forgive me for my sins.
Thank you for dying for my sins on the cross. I receive your forgiveness.
I pray that you will empower me to walk in holiness and righteousness. I ask
that you may fill me up with your Holy Spirit.
I declare now that I am a born-again Child of God. I am free from the power
of sin and full of the righteousness of God. Thank you, Jesus, for saving my
soul. I am yours and you are mine in Jesus’ name. Amen.
If you said that prayer with faith, you are now a Child of God‼️ Praise Jesus! ✝️
Heaven is rejoicing over the decision you have just made!
Tips that will help you on your journey with Christ:
⁃ pray daily
⁃ Start reading the bible (preferably start with Romans ch 6 – 8 to consolidate your understanding of what Jesus dying truly means for us and the gospels books which are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)
⁃ Find a Christ preached church (Ask God to lead you)
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May the favour and supernatural peace of God that surpasses understanding be yours and forevermore in Jesus name. Amen!!
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