The Gospel of Grace Ministries with KIM BALOGH
Eternity is so long that it never ends. Eternity has not time for it is eternal, always and forever. Do you know where you will spend eternity? The Bible says that people will either spend eternity in God’s presence or the lake of fire which never is quenched. If you do not have Jesus Christ as your mediator(lawyer) to plead on your behalf you will be eternity lost. That is why you need what the bible calls salvation. That is you need to be saved from God’s wrath for his wrath is against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. So you better get some godliness and righteous ness. How you ask?
Through what the Bible calls the propitiation of Jesus Christ. That is the appeasing of God’s wrath through the sacrifice of his Son. To qualify for this good news is to first of all desire to be saved, second of all to acknowledge your helplessness as a sinner and third, to call upon the Lord Jesus Christ to save you.
If out of a sincere heart you ask for salvation, God will give it to you. Wait, how can I know that I have been saved? Well, certainly not by saying a meaningless prayer and going off to live the same old life you have always lived but rather to wait upon the Lord in prayer and seek him no matter how long it takes for what the Bible calls, the born again experience. Did I just say experience? YES I DID ! What is this experience? You will know when you get it…..actually you will know that you know that you have personally been touched by the Holy Spirit for you will become a brand new person.
A new person? YES! No longer will you like your sin. No longer will you be afraid of death. No longer will you feel guilty all the time because you will know that you are forgiven and no longer will you behave so ungodly, or un-God like. You will have a hunger for righteousness and the Bible will be to you like manna(bread of life) from heaven. You will be transformed into what the bible calls “a new man,” one created in godliness, holiness, and true righteousness.
“And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” Ephesians 4:24
This new person is a created in Jesus Christ work that will perform God works, not just good works, because when the holy spirit comes to make you his dwelling place then you will be able to live a life that not only pleases God but that is inspired by God!
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast.For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10