Summary: All we have to do is believe, how could something so easy be so hard for so many?
2nd Corn. 5:17 HCSB.
17. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.
It's always a nice feeling, when you get something new isn't it?
Have you heard all the commercials on the radio and TV, as far as the new cars getting ready to come out for 2014?
Their wanting to sell the new models and are pushing all the benefits they have, but their in a catch 22 situation.
Because before they can focus completely on pushing the value of the new ones, they have to get rid of the old ones first
if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.
In a way, were kind of like that too, that's what sharing the gospel is all about,
Telling and letting someone know, that they have the option, to trade in their old life for the new and improved one that God has prepared and has waiting for them to experience. Amen?
The salvation experience is undoubtedly, the most important experience one will ever have with the Lord,
Because, its in that moment that you know for sure, where you are going to be spending eternity,
and while it may be the most important experience one will ever have with the Lord, He doesn't want it to be the only one, He wants you to know, its only the beginning.
Its the first chapter out of hundreds of chapters just waiting to be written about our journey and our relationship with our Saviour and our loving Abba Father. Amen?
And that's what it's really all about, the journey that we take with Him, through life
God never intended salvation to be, the beginning and end of our getting to know Him.
Salvation is just a starting point, in our relationship with Him, an introduction so to speak of.
Oft to many times people never make it to the growing period, in our relationship with Jesus,
which is your whole life long, if you will let it be.
Getting to know the Lord up close and personal seems like it should just be a natural thing that evolves with time.
Wouldnt you think, you would want to get to know Someone, before you went to spend eternity with them?
It seems like a no-brainer to me, huh?
So many want to go, but so few really want to get to know the one whos coming to pick them up, before He gets here!
God didnt design it that way you know, He made it easy to get to know Him, that was the whole intent, of Jesus coming in the first place,
To reconcile man back to God, to reestablish a relationship with mankind!
John 3:16 NKJ
16. 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.
17. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
All we have to do is believe, how could something so easy be so hard for so many?
So many churchs in every community, practically one on every corner,
So many opportunities to worship the Great creator,
So few willing to make a commitment to a new life and to be found faithful.
If the world would just wake up and realize, everything their looking for,
*favor and opportunity
All those things and more, can be found in and only through the one who created them, why would anyone look anywhere else, but to the source it originates from?
2 reasons come to mind,
Because they dont know,
Or they know and refuse to believe.
John 10:6-10 MSG
6-10 Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
Jesus came so we could experience all that God has to offer us, which is everything, a real and eternal life, a more and better life than we have ever dreamed of.
With everything that Jesus has available to Him on the line,
Why wouldnt everyone want to Know Him? That's a question that has been asked all down through history!