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*Tools To Have A Relationship With Christ* (not get religious!)

Updated: 7 days ago

It may not be today, tomorrow, or in a 100 years... But Jesus is returning for all who believe.

Be ready now. Don't wait. We do not know when death will take us. We do not know when

our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will return.

Tough times are coming. I will not paint a picture of rainbows and butterflies for this fleshly world. "But the one who endures to the end will be saved." Matt 24:13

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"And the Lord said to him, โ€œPass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it.โ€ ๐„๐ณ๐ž๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฅ ๐Ÿ—:๐Ÿ’

"And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads." ๐‘๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ—:๐Ÿ’

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6


"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."

Matthew 24:7-8


"When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." Luke 21:28


**How to Become a Follower of Christ/Not religious!**


You're not here by accident. God loves you. He wants you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus, His Son. There is just one thing that separates you from God. That one thing is sin.


The Bible describes sin in many ways. Most simply, sin is our failure to measure up to Godโ€™s holiness and His righteous standards. We sin by things we do, choices we make, attitudes we show, and thoughts we entertain. We also sin when we fail to do right things. The Bible affirms our own experience โ€“ โ€œthere is none righteous, not even one.โ€ No matter how good we try to be, none of us does right things all the time.


People tend to divide themselves into groups - good people and bad people. But God says that every person who has ever lived is a sinner, and that any sin separates us from God. No matter how we might classify ourselves, this includes you and me. We are all sinners.


"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9


Many people are confused about the way to God. Some think they will be punished or rewarded according to how good they are. Some think they should make things right in their lives before they try to come to God. Others find it hard to understand how Jesus could love them when other people don't seem to. But I have great news for you! God DOES love you! More than you can ever imagine! And there's nothing you can do to make Him stop! Yes, our sins demand punishment - the punishment of death and separation from God. But, because of His great love, God sent His only Son Jesus to die for our sins.

"God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

For you to come to God you have to get rid of your sin problem. But, in our own strength, not one of us can do this! You can't make yourself right with God by being a better person. Only God can rescue us from our sins. He is willing to do this not because of anything you can offer Him, but JUST BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU!

"He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy." Titus 3:5


It's God's grace that allows you to come to Him - not your efforts to "clean up your life" or work your way to Heaven. You can't earn it. It's a gift to us paid for by Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary.

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9


For you to come to God, the penalty for your sin must be paid. God's gift to you is His son, Jesus, who paid the debt for you when He died on the Cross.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

Jesus paid the price for your sin and mine by giving His life on a cross at a place called Calvary, just outside of the city walls of Jerusalem in ancient Israel. God brought Jesus back from the dead. He provided the way for you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus. When we realize how deeply our sin grieves the heart of God and how desperately we need a Savior, we are ready to receive God's offer of salvation. To admit we are sinners means turning away from our sin and selfishness and turning to follow Jesus. The Bible word for this is "repentance" - to change our thinking about how grievous sin is, so our thinking is in line with God's.


All that's left for you to do is to accept the gift that Jesus is holding out for you right now.


"If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Romans 10:9-10


God says that if you believe in His son, Jesus, you can live forever with Him in glory.

"For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16


Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering you right now? Let's review what this commitment involves:


I acknowledge I am a sinner in need of a Savior - this is to repent or turn away from sin.

I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead - this is to trust that Jesus paid the full penalty for my sins.

I confess Jesus as my Lord and my God - this is to surrender control of my life to Jesus.

I receive Jesus as my Savior forever - this is to accept that God has done for me and in me what He