While serving hurricane victims in the Hurricane Katrina disaster the primary question that we asked was this: DO YOU KNOW JESUS? In the midst of destruction, devastation, and misery people wre learning this fact: You might lose it all but if you have Jesus you still have everything! Isaiah 55:6-7 puts it this way. "So you should look for the Lord before it is too late; you should call upon HIM while He is near." "The wicked should stop doing wrong and they should stop their evil thoughts, they should return to the Lord so he may have mercy on them. They should come to our God, BECAUSE HE WILL FREELY FORGIVE THEM!" (New Century Version)
Did you hear those words friend? "They should come to our God, because he will freely forgive them!" Shortly after Hurricane Katrina we were in New Orleans, ministering to the lost on Bourbon Street. Some said, God judged New Orleans, but I declare to you that God is giving New Orleans, the gulf coast, the nation, and the world an opportunity to receive HIS LOVE, GRACE, AND MERCY! Here those words again from Isaiah 55, "they should come to our God because he will FREELY FORGIVE THEM!"
NOTE: GOD IS WAITING FOR YOU TO COME TO THE LORD SO HE CAN FREELY FORGIVE YOU! Over and over while we were in the gulf coast area we saw that people are calling on the Lord! HE IS FREELY FORGIVING THEM! We helped distribute thousands of meals, took thousands of new shirts, garments, underwear, and relief items, gift cards etc. Our partners blessed us so we went and blessed the people financially. However the hottest commodity we had was not food, or clothes, but BIBLES! People were hungry for God's word! We distributed hundreds of Bibles and the people wanted them more than they wanted our food! They are hungry for Jesus, and GOD IS FREELY FORGIVING THEM!
However the question today is not do they know JESUS, but DO YOU KNOW JESUS? God is no respecter of persons! (According to Acts 10:34) Just as he saved the people of the gulf coast he is ready NOW TO SAVE YOU!
THE KEY IS THIS: YOU MUST ACCEPT HIS FREE GIFT! Each and every year at Christmas time people will buy thousands of dollars of gifts at Walmart, Kmart, and other stores. On Christmas day you, and I will open and receive FREE GIFTS from family, friends, and loved ones. But the gifts were not really free were they? They cost someone something didn't they? Someone paid for them and GAVE THEM TO YOU, but their was a price that was paid! That is what God the heavenly Father did for you when he gave you his son JESUS!
John 3:16 is not a strange verse to most people. It says, "For God so loved the world that HE GAVE his only begotten son so that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life!
IT WAS A FREE GIFT TO YOU, BUT IT COST JESUS HIS LIFE! God gave it, and all we must do is open it the gift, and receive it! The results are you shall not perish, but have everlasting life! IT IS A SIMPLE MATTER, JUST RECEIVING THE GIFT!
THE QUESTION WAS THIS: "DO YOU KNOW JESUS"
Romans 10:9 says "If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord" and if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved." (New Century Version) All you must do is receive the gift by calling on him!
It is right there in your mouth! So, pray this prayer out loud right now to God!
Go ahead and pray this prayer now. God is waiting for you now, and will forgive freely! SAY THIS WITH YOUR MOUTH!
God I call on you now! I receive the free gift of your son Jesus! I confess Jesus with my mouth right now! I believe he died, and rose again! I accept the free gift of your son Jesus! Come into my life and save me now!
DID YOU DO IT? IF YOU DID YOU NOW KNOW JESUS AND GOD SAVED YOU ACCORDING TO HIS WORD IN ROMANS 10:9
The following things are important for you to know:
Get into God's word! The truth will make you free! (Read John 8) If you need a Bible please contact us so we can get you a copy!
Find a good church home with a Pastor that it preaching the uncompromised word of God! The bible says that you need the fellowship of other believers.
Pray and spend time with God. You were introduced to him, but the more time you spend in the presence of God the more you will know him! HE WILL LEAD YOU!
TELL SOMEONE ELSE ABOUT JESUS! You will overcome the devil in your life, by the word of your testimony! You are a new creature in Christ! (II Corinthians 5:17)
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