I would like to clarify who I am. I have made many mistakes during my lifetime. I have not become a perfect person since following Jesus, but I have become a student of God’s Word, and a son of the living God because of what Jesus did. I have the desire and vision to become more like Jesus, always wanting to be as loving and kind as He. No one has completely become as Jesus is in this world. We are all on the journey seeking to live His perfection. I know I am in a war, the spiritual war that is talked about in Ephesians 6:12. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
The Lord has helped me through battles of hate, lust, lying, stealing, cheating, deceit, and drugs. His love has never failed me. He stands with me no matter what. I can joyfully say that He has given me the Grace to overcome many sins. Somehow, He has seen fit to use me to share the Gospel with many. Some days I shared the Gospel with 6 or more people other days I did not share Him. If I took a rough estimate I believe it would average to 2 a day for the 48 years I have been serving Him it would come to 35,040 people and multiplied by an average of 6 brothers and sisters sharing with me this number could be multiplied by 6. These are people who we share the Gospel with face to face. The reason I am sharing this is not to boast but to bring to your attention that if we are faithful to share the Gospel our influence for the Kingdom of God adds up. If we train others to share the Gospel our influence in this world multiplies. He is faithful to use our lives, even if we are not perfect. He’s perfect and that’s what counts.
I acknowledge that Jesus Created the world with His Father. He came to be the Savior of the world and is the King of Kings. He has all authority in heaven and on earth. I need Him. I have submitted to His Lordship over my life. I understand that eternal life “the entrance into Heaven” is a free gift. When Jesus died on the cross, He removed all sin. Every human being has a choice to believe in what He has done and allow Him to take away their sins or not believe and stand before God at judgement without the cleansing blood of Jesus the Christ. It’s a choice. It’s your choice.
When someone becomes a believer, they need constant cleansing from defilement contracted in this pilgrim walk through this fallen world. Titus 3:5 tells us; not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit. We all need this washing of our souls and renewing of the Holy Spirit daily to keep an open connection with God through His Holy Spirit. Heaven is a non-returnable gift when someone truly receives Jesus as their Savior. The Holy Spirit’s cleansing allows us to live in a pleasing way in our Fathers eyes while we walk in this world. It also allows us to be used on earth to lift His Glory because other can see Him in us. His Holy Spirit is able to shine through us.
From the beginning of the world, mankind was unable to understand what God wanted with His creation, so, Jesus came to earth in a human form. Jesus was totally God and totally man when he walked this earth. He showed us how God wants humans to live then made a way for us to walk with God on earth by taking all sins on the cross fulfilling the prophecy of Psalms 22, which had been written about 1000 years prior to His death. He offers to take anyone’s sins, but He has given every human being the choice to humble ourselves and ask Jesus to take our sins.
Something for you to think about. If someone is not happily loving Jesus here on earth, they will not be happy living with Him for eternity. God doesn’t send anyone to Hell, going to Hell is a choice. This is chosen by receiving or rejecting God’s gift given through Jesus.
Praying that our Lord uses the book to reach some with the Gospel and that they grow to be used by Jesus to reach others.