Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Roman Road

Hey. It's Easter so I figure I'll do a blog on salvation. I did one once a while ago but this one will be different as I'm gonna do the roman road and I'll use pictures from google images to help.... Before reading the blog please say the following prayer or one like it "Dear GOD please give me Your wisdom, Your understanding and Your discernment in order to learn and understand this. Please help me to apply what I learn to my life. In Jesus name I pray amen."

Now this is a very hard road to travel the roman road. You may not like some of it. You might get angry at some of the things you will find. You might think its crazy. But I encourage you to please read all of it. Before being a Christian and being saved your status before GOD is a sinner. No matter what you think,feel,say or do you alone cannot change your status before GOD. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle then for someone to get to Heaven on their own. Every single human being has sinned and there is no one is good. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of GOD" Romans 3:23. http://www.flinthillschurch.com/images/allsin.gif

And no one will get away with it either. There is a punishment for sins. "For the wages of sin is death" Romans 6:23. Death meaning Hell meaning eternal seperation from GOD. Once in Hell there are no more second chances. Its eternal punishment and its real. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1022&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=t-ZKICtyuzFshM:&imgrefurl=http://reconcenter.com/index.php/reconcenter/ygn/&docid=bXma0wM-F77iKM&imgurl=http://reconcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/hell2.jpg&w=819&h=614&ei=jgB-T-DOHsHYiALmh53nDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=623&vpy=242&dur=12750&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=125&ty=217&sig=116399563033025264842&page=1&tbnh=108&tbnw=144&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0,i:102

There is only one alternative to this. And that is the gift of salvation through Jesus blood on the cross for you. "But the gift of GOD is eternal life through Jesus Christ or Lord" Romans 6:23. And its a free gift. You can't earn it and you don't deserve it. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1022&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=txM0fh3PaYb2JM:&imgrefurl=http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Basics/eternal_life.htm&docid=-sddQFk2D_TwRM&imgurl=http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Basics/gift_of_eternal_life.jpg&w=510&h=340&ei=ygF-T62yFuvViAK_4cCjDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=193&vpy=135&dur=188&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=136&ty=97&sig=116399563033025264842&page=1&tbnh=111&tbnw=144&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,i:70

GOD the Father provided His only begotton Son Jesus to die for your sins. Jesus paid the full price and took the full penalty for your sins. "But GOD commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1022&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=sMw9sswpQUYBEM:&imgrefurl=http://www.cellphone-wallpapers.net/wallpapers/Religion/Christian/2&docid=lmeJyresLaGEoM&imgurl=http://www.cellphone-wallpapers.net/Wallpapers/Religion/Christian/jesus-died-for-you.jpg&w=176&h=220&ei=gwJ-T4vZNOXJiQKvyZnpDQ&zoom=1

You may be wondering right now if GOD will accept you. The answer is yes. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" Romans 10:13. Whosoever which means it doesn't matter weather your boy or girl or short or tall or what you look like or how much or how little money you have or if your disabled or not. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1022&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=VtRGuwc6S5hdzM:&imgrefurl=http://jackwoodard.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/to-go-to-heaven-you-must-be-born-again/&docid=IHaiPggTuvMxqM&imgurl=http://jackwoodard.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/jesus-christ-pics-1112.jpg&w=640&h=452&ei=hgp-T4-BJ8riiALyvdWeDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=85&vpy=214&dur=375&hovh=189&hovw=267&tx=115&ty=118&sig=116399563033025264842&page=4&tbnh=114&tbnw=161&start=63&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:12,s:63,i:301

Ok so now how do you recieve this eternal life?? Cause remember you can't earn it. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved" Romans 10:9. Simply put all you do is confess out loud that Jesus your personal Lord and Savior and believe in your heart that GOD raised Jesus from the dead you will be saved. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1022&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=fSD_OhChO1qo4M:&imgrefurl=http://biblefocus.net/quote/confess-Jesus-is-Lord-Rom-10-9/index.html&docid=O7Rqw2EUJSwUTM&imgurl=http://biblefocus.net/files/speak.jpg&w=240&h=234&ei=7g1-T-GVOYmTiQKZ3e2yDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=507&vpy=220&dur=656&hovh=187&hovw=192&tx=89&ty=107&sig=116399563033025264842&page=1&tbnh=117&tbnw=133&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:15,s:0,i:100

Now that you have done this and gladly accepted eternal life through Jesus alone whats next?? "Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto GOD, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of GOD" Romans 12:1-2. This means to find yourself a Church home be in prayer about that, join a Celebrate Recovery thats a Christ centered recovery group for an hurt,habit or hang-up. Find yourself Christian friends to help you in your new walk with Jesus. Now as a Christian your dead to your sins.

Jesus went through alot for you. He was betrayed, abandoned by His disciples, arrested, beaten, spit upon, whipped, denied three times, nailed to a cross, seperated from the Heavenly Father and died just for you. If you were the only person on earth He would do all that for you. Because He loves you more then mere words can express. He would go through all that seven million times a day for you if thats what it took for you to have a relationship with Him. And while He was up there on the cross He wasn't only looking at the people below. He look right at you! Yes you personally He saw you and said "I love you this much" and bowed His head and died. His love kept Him on the cross. Then after three days He rose again. Death couldn't keep Him in the ground. Jesus now holds the keys to life and death. Jesus now sits at the right hand of the Heavenly Father. GOD doesn't want anyone to go to Hell. But even right now as I type this dozens of people are headed for Hell because they don't have this gift yet. And once in Hell there are no second chances. And death could happen at anytime no one knows when there time is up. So I asking you please to go and witness to someone this week. Don't worry about what to say GOD will give you the words. Pray for someone to witness to and for GOD to give you the words.... Now if you feel lead to please say the following prayer or one like it "Dear GOD thank You for Your salvation. Thank You for Your forgiveness. Thank You for loving me. Thank You for Your sacrafice. Please send me someone this week to witness to and please give me the words to say to them. In Jesus name I pray amen." .... GOD bless you.

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