Open Your Heart To God

[Mark 10:21] “21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

[Mark 10:22] “22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.

[Mark 10:23] “23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”

Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart because He loves you more than you can fathom. What’s keeping you from letting Him into your life? Pride, or maybe money? How about a lifestyle of careless living? Whatever the reason is, it is not worth it. We all are appointed to die once and go to a place of eternity.

There are only two places where you can choose. The first one is heaven, where Jesus reigns with His angels, and one day will reign on earth with His saints. The second one is the one that I would try to persuade you from going, which is hell. Hell, was first created for Satan and his fallen angels. Since men fell into sin, it has become our sentence unless we choose the only way out.

In John 11:25-26, the Scripture declares, “25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

The life that Jesus was referring to is one with Him in heaven where there are no sufferings, tears, pain, tribulations, homelessness, anguish, and sadness. If you reject Jesus, you won’t get eternal life, but a place of torment, where you will experience the pain of weeping and gnashing of teeth in hell. God is not in that place. And you don’t have to be there either.

The only way to escape the place of torment is by putting your trust in Jesus Christ, that He died for your sins on the cross, rose from the grave on the third day, and is seated with the Father in heaven. Only Jesus can forgive your sins if you ask Him. Why are you waiting? Remember, no one is promised tomorrow, so don’t waste any more time, go.

The LORD Wants You To Take The Cup Of Salvation

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Psalms 116:12-13

12 How can I repay the LORD for all the good he has done for me? 13 I will take the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.

How can a person give back to the Lord for all the blessings he has? Take the cup of salvation. What is the cup of salvation?

Let us look at verse 13 with the word salvation in Hebrew.

13 I will take the cup of Yeshua and call on the name of the LORD.

Now, the true meaning.

13 I will take the cup of Jesus and call on the name of the LORD.

Matthew 26:27-28

27 Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks, he gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

How can you repay the LORD for all the good He has given you? Believe in His Son Jesus Christ and for shedding His blood on the cross for your sins. If you call on His name, you shall be saved.

That is how you repay the LORD. 

Jesus Wants To Save You Today

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2 Corinthians 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.”

1 John 2:5-6

5 But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him: 6 The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.

If you are not walking with Jesus Christ through His Word, my hope is to persuade you today, to put your hope and trust in Him because without Him, you will not be able to enter into heaven (John 14:6) and will end up in hell (torment) for an eternity (Revelation 14:11; 20:15). If you claim to follow Jesus but are doing so apart from Scripture then what Jesus are you truly following?

Jesus came to earth to die in your place (Romans 4:25; 5:6,8) and take the punishment that you deserve upon Himself because He loves you so much (John 3:16-17). You were born in sin (Psalms 51:5) and it doesn’t matter how many good works you do (Isaiah 64:6), it can never erase the fact that you are stained with sin since the day you were born.

Imagine a murderer asking the judge if he can be set free from his sentence by performing good works and even saving people’s lives. His good works will never take away his bad decision in killing someone. No judge in their right mind, one who doesn’t take bribes will allow such a ridiculous request. The penalty for the crime committed must be carried out. In the same way, the human race is stained with hereditary sin which came from Adam, the first man created and passed it down to all of us (Romans 5:12).

No amount of good deeds can erase it but Jesus’ sacrificial blood (Ephesians 2:8-9) is the only detergent that can wash away your stained (sin) shirt (life) (1 John 1:7). There’s no detergent in the world that can be found like it unless you go to Him to get it. The best part is, it’s free and your stained shirt will forever be stain-free! (John 10:28 “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish—ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand.”)

Don’t delay to follow Jesus. Tomorrow is never guaranteed. To some people, this day might be their last and there’s no better time to put your life in order than today by putting your faith in Him and asking Him to forgive you for all your sins. He will wash it all away and give you eternal life.