Many people are confused about Christianity.
Following Jesus is not just another religion.
What Jesus offers is not a reward for being religious or doing good works. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Jesus' offer is not limited to 'good' people or to people who for some reason deserve God's attention. (Romans 5:6-8)
Jesus offers salvation and eternal life to all who are willing to put their trust in Him. (Revelation 22:17b)
You do not need to 'clean up' your life before you come to Jesus.
You do not need to go to a particular church or cover up your tatoos or get a haircut or change the way you dress.
In fact, you might just get a new tatoo to celebrate!
Jesus loves you just as you are.
Some babies come into this world with a fatal birth defect.
They may look beautiful and healthy but somewhere in their genetic makeup a time bomb is ticking.
The little body that looks so perfect is unable to support life here on this planet.
We are all born with a fatal spiritual flaw.
The Bible teaches that we are all born with dead spirits.
The part of us which relates to God is so damaged that we cannot even see our need to relate to God. (John 3:1-8)
Doctors and scientists are able to cure some fatal birth defects.
All that stands between these infants and health is a medical procedure.
But the infant can only receive that cure if the condition is recognized
And the parents must accept the facts and bring the child for treatment.
Through Jesus, God is offering life for your dead spirit.
The procedure is a spiritual rebirth which Jesus described.
This is available to you just as it is to every other person born on this planet.
In order to receive it, you must accept the fact that you are born with a dead spirit.
And you must offer yourself to God, through Jesus Christ, to receive spiritual life. (John 3:13-21)
God is a Spirit.
We come to God in a spiritual way - that is a way beyond what we can see with our physical eyes and hear with our physical ears. ( John 4:24)
That way is prayer.
Right now, right where you are, you can pray asking for this spiritual life.
It is true that you do not need to make any changes to come to God.
But God loves you too much too leave you just as you are.
When you honestly turn your life over to Jesus, God will begin to change you from the inside out so that you will become more and more like Jesus.
This time of change and preparation will continue all through your life here on earth. (II Corinthians 5:17-21)
The best changes are the ones inside you.
God will give you joy and peace and hope.
He will help you in every area of your life.
If you are reading this message right now, God is trying to get through to
The Bible says that He is drawing you toward Him with gentle cords of love.
Are you willing to be loved by God?
If you would like to receive spiritual rebirth, the invitation is open right now.
Right there where you are, you can ask for spiritual rebirth.
There is no magic in a certain prayer.
The magic is in Jesus.
For thirty-odd years He gave up all the glory that is His in heaven and He came to earth as a person.
While here, He told us how to receive spiritual life and He showed us God's love in action.
When the time was right, He willingly gave up His life in the most awesome demonstration of love ever.
Through terrible suffering, He fulfilled every prophecy in the Scripture concerning the Messiah - the One sent from God to redeem us.
He became the cure for our spiritual birth defect.
Just as physical parents can make the choice to receive treatment for their
infant, you can make the choice to receive life for your spirit.
If you are ready to receive spiritual life, simply tell him so.
That's prayer ... no special words are required.
It doesn't matter if you stand, kneel, sit or jump around.
Your eyes can be open or closed.
Whisper in a closet or shout it to the mountains ... it really does not matter at all.
As you pray, God will hear you and will lead you into spiritual birth which includes a relationship with Him while you are on this earth and life with Him forever when you leave this earth.
If you want to know God, just tell Him so.
He said your desire to know Him is all that is necessary.
And God does not lie.
Just as a new baby needs food and care, there are a few things that your new born spirit needs.
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION. Copyright 1994 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervon Publishing House. All rights reserved.
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