"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your
unfailing love; according to your compassion blot out my transgression."
Psalm 51:1 (NIV)
As I pressed the backspace bar on the keyboard while writing, I watched
as the words I had just typed disappeared before my eyes. I thought, "Oh
no, what have I done! Whatever words occupied that space are gone
forever." My self talk continued on as I said, "I am glad I did not want
to keep that sentence." Then a thought occurred to me.... That is how
God blots out our mistakes. He gently touches the space bar and they are
gone, never to be traced again.
It is a comfort to know that God is doing the same thing, as, He writes
in, His book of life. All the days of our life are being carefully
recorded in, His book. We are told that, He blots out our sins never to
remember them again. I like to imagine, that as I ask forgiveness of my
sin, He is placing, His fingertips on the spacebar, carefully blotting
it out. It is being immediately erased by the hand of God Himself.
The other part of God's removal of our sin is our part. Once God erases
those sins from His sight, we must erase them from our minds. God
doesn't want us to hold on to those unhealthy thoughts of guilt and
condemnation. If we have asked Him to forgive us, then we are to believe
it has been done. I remember many times I was feeling unforgiven, until
I learned that it is the enemy of our soul that wants to hold us in
Set yourself free from any unnecessary guilt you are holding onto to.
Remind yourself that God blots out our sin. Visualize Him carefully
placing, His fingers on the backspace bar to blot out your
transgression. Then take the time to thank, Him, for using, His eternal
The wisdom of
the world would have us to believe that all the religions of the world
are basically the same, that all roads lead to heaven, regardless
of what or whom we believe in. But is this true?
Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to
the Father except through me." John 14:6
says “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other
name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
Today, my friends, I must
be very blunt. If you do not have Jesus in your heart, you cannot be
saved! Without Jesus, there is no Salvation. Period. I'm sorry! But
somebody has to love you enough to tell you, and today, I am committed
to telling you that truth.
“But,” you say, “I’m already a
Christian! I was raised in a Christian home. We aren’t Buddhist, Muslim,
Jewish or Hindu – and we go to church on Easter and Christmas, therefore
we are Christians!”
Did you know the Bible doesn’t say – anywhere! – that you can earn
Heaven and eternal life by calling yourself a Christian?
“Okay,” you answer, “but I went to
Christian parochial school. I attended Catechism classes (or Sabbath
school or Sunday school classes) all my life. I wear a cross (or a St.
Christopher) around my neck!”
That’s cool, but did you know the Bible doesn’t say that you get to go
to Heaven and have eternal life by going to church, Catechism, Sabbath
or Sunday school classes or by wearing a cross or St. Christopher around
“Well . . . I read the bible and I
I’m really glad you do! And since you do, you will already know
that the Bible doesn’t say you can get to Heaven and have eternal life
through prayer and Bible study alone!
“Okay. But I love God!”
That’s terrific. But did you know that the 19 terrorists who flew the
airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11,
2001, also said they loved God?
Did you know that the Bible doesn’t say anything about getting to
Heaven and obtaining eternal life through your love for God alone?
“But someone told me once that if
I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, I can go to Heaven and
have eternal life…”
May I again be blunt? The Bible says that even DEMONS believe
Jesus Christ is the Son of God (James 2:19), and that SATAN himself
believes Jesus is the Son of God! The Bible says that Jesus has prepared
an eternal lake of fire for the devil and his angels (Matt 25:41)! Their
belief in Jesus certainly isn’t going to bring them
eternal life in Heaven!
“But I have kept all of the
Ten Commandments my entire life!”
That's great! But did you know the Bible doesn’t say that keeping the
Ten Commandments will earn you eternal life? My friends, it simply isn’t
in the Book!
Let’s consider the story of Nicodemus for a moment. Nicodemus was a
Pharisee, a strict observer of the law. He memorized the
Scripture, sang the Scripture and taught from the Word of God in the
Synagogue every Sabbath. One would have thought that when Nicodemus came
to Jesus, the Lord would have patted him on the back and said, “Well
done, Nick! Heaven awaits you!”
But that isn’t what the Lord said to Nicodemus at all. Instead,
He tells Nicodemus that unless he is born of water and the Spirit, he
cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
He told Nicodemus, “YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN” (John 3:3).
What does this mean to you? It means you must be born again to go to
heaven and have eternal life!
So what does it mean to be born again?
It means that you must give Jesus all of your heart and
all of your life. It’s that simple! If you have never done so, then
you are not saved. (Again, I’m sorry! But somebody has to love
you enough to tell you.)
From the Genesis 1:1 to the maps at the back of the Book, the Word of
God never changes! You must give God all of your heart and all
of your life. This means Jesus must be the Lord of your life. It
means that you make Him your Boss! If you have never made Him Boss of
your life, then you are not saved. It is that simple.
“But I prayed that Salvation
prayer at a Billy Graham Crusade (or a Harvest Crusade)! I answered an
altar call at my church once!”
That’s great! But did your life follow the prayer?
Did you know that the Bible doesn’t say anywhere that praying a prayer
will get you to Heaven?
Sure, the prayer is important, but did you give Him all of your heart
and all of your life when you prayed the prayer? Did you make Him Boss
of your life? Or was it just some sort of “fire insurance” that gave you
confidence to live your life as you pleased without the fear of going to
Can I tell you something? It simply doesn’t work that way. It is an ALL
or NOTHING relationship with God. Either you give Him all of you heart
and all of your life, and you make Him Boss over your life, or
you’re NOT saved! (And somebody must love you enough to tell you the
My friends, now is the time to check up on yourselves! Today is YOUR day
of Salvation. In just a moment, I’m going to give you the opportunity to
become right with God, to give Him all of your heart and all of your
life, and to obtain the assurance of life eternal in Heaven.
“And just who should respond to
Let me answer by asking you some questions:
Have you ever given Jesus all of your heart and all of your life? If
not, then today is your day of Salvation!
Have you ever made Jesus the Boss of your life? If not, then today is
your day of Salvation!
Have you been living your life for yourself and not for Jesus? If so,
then today is your day of Salvation!
Have you been running from God instead of to God? If so,
then today is your day of Salvation!
Do you have Jesus in your head instead of your heart? If
so, then today is your day of Salvation!
If any of these scenarios describe you, I would like to pray a prayer
If you’re not sure if this describes you …. MAKE SURE!
If you’re wondering if I’m talking to you…. I AM!
Today is your day of Salvation!
If you are ready to receive Jesus Christ now, as your Lord and Saviour,
as your boss, to give Him all of your heart and all of your life now,
please just say, “That’s me! You have just described me, and I’m ready
to go all the way with Jesus!”
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