The first and major point to making a success of your life is to be born again. Man fell into sin in the garden of Eden through disobedience, the book of Genesis 3:3 says, “… God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” And skipping to verse 6 of that same chapter we see that the Bible says that they ate and touched it and they died. This is where the calamity of man started all the way from the disobedience of the first man.
Moving further to the new testament we see that the Apostle Paul in the book of Romans 3:23 stated that “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” But like you know God is not one to see a problem and have no solution to it, we have to know that God can never be caught unawares.
God knew that man would fall that is why before the foundations of the earth the Lamb of God was slain and in the book of John 3:16 the Bible says that “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” While the first Adam fell, the second Adam which is Christ Jesus came with salvation to redeem us from the curse of the law.
To cut the long story short the bane of the gospel is the fact that Jesus died and rose again but the love of God was shown by Him sending His only child to die for us and the power of God was exhibited in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead! Glory! Without the resurrection there is no power to the gospel, and because of this resurrection we believe and are saved.
However, one thing we cannot forget is that we were saved by grace and not our works. The Bible in Ephesians 2:8 [KJV] says that, “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Saving us was all His idea, and all His work. All we do is trust Him enough to let Him do it, it’s all God’s gift from start to finish. We don’t have a major role to play in it, if we did we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing. No, we neither make nor save ourselves God does both the making and saving. [See John 15:16 KJV]
In all this we also have to know that no matter how much God does all the work we have something to do as well. If you do not surrender your life to the tutelage of the Holy Spirit He cannot help you because the spirit of God is not in you. In the book of John 3:3 [KJV] “Jesus answered and said, verily verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Without surrendering your life to God, He cannot work with you through the outpouring of His spirit.
How we do get born again? Romans 10:9 [KJV] says “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe with thy heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” So simple right? Yet a lot of people because of the fear of commitment run away from this, I want you to understand that receiving the Lord Jesus Christ does not change who you are it only makes a better you.
It does not bring you into bondage it gives you freedom to live life. I once heard that a society without rules is the real kind of bondage. When you receive the Lord Jesus Christ it’s a whole new experience, 2Corinthians 5:17 [KJV] says “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, behold old things have passed away and all things are become new.
So yes, what are the benefits of becoming a believer and what would be living the life of a believer like? First things first in the book of John 3:9 [KJV] the Bible says “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin. For His seed remaineth in him and he cannot sin because he is born of God.” Also, the life of a Christian is characterized with love the Bible says in 1John 4:7 [KJV] “Beloved, let us love one another for love is God and everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God.” Hence, you are coming into a life full of love, and to be honest what are we all looking for on the surface of the earth? Wealth, love and happiness, and the Lord Jesus can give you all this, what’s there to not love?
If you have not received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and savior here is your chance. Pray this prayer;
I acknowledge I am sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died and rose again and with this you have made me pure. Today, I receive you as my Lord and savior. Thank you for coming into my life. Amen.
Now you are a member of the Kingdom!
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