The Bible tells us in Revelation 19:13, that Jesus Christ is the Word of God. John chapter one says, "In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and He was God. He created everything there is. Nothing exists that He didn't make. Life itself was in Him, and this life gives light to everyone" (verses 1-5).

"So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father" (John 1:14).

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it" (John 3:16-17).

His name is Jesus Christ, the only Son of the everlasting Father, the only true and living God. During His earthly ministry, Jesus showed what God intended for mankind. Jesus performed the will of God and set an example for us to follow. Jesus said, "I came that they may have life and have it in all it's fullness" (John 10:10). This is God's will for man: To know Him and have life so full that it extends into eternity with Him.

Jesus said, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to announce deliverance to those who are slaves to a system and give sight to those who can't see that, to set free those that are downtrodden, and that God gives blessings to all who come to Him" (Luke 4:18). "I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn't false like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid" (John 14:27).

Then Jesus did what no other being in the universe could do: He went to the Cross as the spotless Son of God and shed His blood for the redemption of mankind. "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 5:13). Jesus Christ went to the Cross and paid the price for our transgressions. He did not sin, but was made to be sin for us that we could be made in right standing with God through Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). He bore our sicknesses and our diseases (Matthew 9:17). He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities (Isaiah 53:5). He paid the awful price for sin. Not just part of it, ALL of it. And for all time.

That is why Jesus Christ is our only salvation. He is the Lamb of God. Jesus Christ is the only way to God (John 14:6). There is no other name under heaven for men to call upon to be saved (Acts 4:12). That name is JESUS. No other man shed his blood for the sins of mankind. No other man was resurrected from the dead and sits at the right hand of God. Jesus is our hope (1 Timothy 1:1). He's the anchor of our soul (Hebrews 6:19). He is the only way (John 14:6). His name is called the Word of God (Revelation 19:13).

Jesus delivered us out of darkness to give us light to see and live by. But Jesus is of no value to us until we confess Him as our Lord and Savior and start living by the Word of God. How do we do it? By believing God's Word. Believing is faith. "He that comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6). "For by grace are we saved through faith and not of ourselves. Salvation is a gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8).

Jesus did it all for us on the Cross at Calvary and God has given this redemption to us as a gift. We cannot earn it or work for it. We will not receive this gift by waiting till we're good enough. Jesus Christ accepts us just as we are. "Jesus stands at the door and knocks. If anyone hears Him and opens the door, He will come in" (Revelation 3:20). We simply receive Him as we are.

The alternative? To be in eternal torment in the lake of fire prepared for the devil where there is no rest and no peace. Heaven is real and hell is no joke. Man is born into sin and unless he is born again of the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God (John 3:3, 5). Jesus Christ saved us from this eternal death and separation from God.

We are reborn of the spirit according to the spiritual law of salvation which says: "If you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes and with the mouth he confesses and confirms his salvation" (Romans 10:9-10).

You can change your life for the better right now with a simple choice. Live in the kingdom of God instead of the kingdom of darkness. Choose God's way of living and find peace and joy despite the circumstances in life. Know that you will spend eternity with Jesus. Do you thirst for that? The Bible says, "Let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely" (Revelation 22:17).

Salvation is free for everyone, but it is not cheap. It cost the Lord Jesus Christ His life's blood. It will cost you a change in your life. But praise the name of Jesus, you have a Helper. Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to help us rebuild our lives to walk in the way that will bless us in order that we might receive eternal life with Him.

It's a matter of choice. We either will or we won't. If we don't do anything, we've made a choice. Perhaps that's what we've done for too long. It's time we did something different. It's time we made the right choice. Now is the day of salvation! (2 Corinthians 6:2). Don't put it off any longer. Tomorrow may be too late. Give your life to Jesus right now. Accept this gift of eternal life with Him and live your life by the Word of God.

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.”   C. S. Lewis



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