In an article CBN quotes, “2/3rd of the world’s people don’t know Jesus.”
Almost everyone on earth has heard of Jesus, now that is shocking both ways: EVERYONE should have heard of Jesus. And also, wow! the gospel is truly spreading.
I once heard a story of a man who was in a remote place in Asia and went into a store, he was a Pastor so he seized the opportunity to witness to the cashier at the store. Of course communication wasn’t easy for an African over there but this cashier could speak and understand English fairly, so Pastor asks,
“Have you heard of Jesus?”
Cashier replies, “Jesus?….. The drink, Coke? ”
So yeah, some people still haven’t heard of Christ, and not everyone that has truly know Him. You can be friends with several different people by the name Jesus on Facebook, your cousin’s name might even be Jesus, but do you know Jesus the Christ?
Who is this Jesus?
After removing Saul, He made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ From this man’s (David’s) descendants God has brought to Israel THE SAVIOR JESUS, as He promised.
(Acts 13:22-34 NIV)
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
Through Him( Jesus)everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
(Acts13: 38-39 NIV)
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.
(Galatians 3:26 NIV)
Long before Christ was born, there were prophecies concerning His extraordinary lifetime on earth. He came to Earth to die for our sins; He was and is the only man that ascended into Heaven without any aid (Rockets, oxygen mask). He was indeed God. When He was on Earth most people didn’t know He was God until He died, Resurrected and visually ascended into Heaven.
Same way He left before the eyes of everyone same way He’s going to return.
And after sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
(Daniel 9:26 NKJV)
But when Christ came as High Priest of the good things that are now already here, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation.
He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that He has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
(Hebrews 9:11-15 NIV)
For God(the Father) was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him( Christ Jesus), and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
(Colossians 1:19-23 NIV)
Glory! Glory to God in the highest!
Of His reign there is no end!
But to the Son He says:
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
(Hebrews 1:8 NKJV)
Worship Jesus because He’s greater than anyone or anything on earth and above the earth. He’s God.
He humbled Himself; took the form of a Human, He was killed as a sacrifice for our Sins even when we didn’t realize it. Long before we would ever be born, He saw the wretched life that was ahead of us and out of His unconditional love for us He took our place- He was made sin- He didn’t need to commit the sins, He literally took our sin on the Cross because anyone who hung from the Cross was cursed.
He took out place physically then He went to Hell to pay the price Spiritually.
He did it all for us! Did everything, paid the complete price.
He could have paid the price from heaven too, but He came and took up the Life of a human being on Earth: He lived the conquerors kind of Life on Earth.
Haha! He defeated life for us. Now life has no power over us, the economy has no power over us, the government does not dictate our living; Christ Jesus does! He finished with Life and then went to Hell and defeated Satan too! Satan has nothing on us!
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
(Hebrews 1:1-4 NKJV)
“You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
They will perish, but You remain;
And they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will fold them up,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will not fail.”
(Hebrews 1:10-13 NKJV)
How great is our God.
In the beginning was CHRIST, and CHRIST was with God, and CHRIST was God.
CHRIST was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through JESUS CHRIST, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In CHRIST was life, and the life was the light of men.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
(John 1:1-5 NKJV
That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own,and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
(John 1:9-14 NKJV)
Here’s the part where you who’s not accepted Jesus Christ into your life gets the opportunity to do so,
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
(Romans 10:9-10 NKJV)
CONFESSION OF SALVATION
“Lord, God , I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ your son and ask Jesus to come into my Heart to be Lord and Savior of my Life. I declare that I believe He is the son of the Living God who died for my sins therefore I receive the eternal Life He purchased for me with His precious blood. Amen.”
I’d love to hear from you who just got born again: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVERYONE feel free to ask questions and share your views in the comments
God bless you richly,
Thanks for reading 💙