God created Adam and Eve. They had a deep relationship with one another in the Garden of Eden. They received everything they needed from God.
Even after Adam and Eve had sinned, God did not work against humans.
About 2000 years later, God brought the Old Testament into the world. The Jews, God’s people, were only able to turn to God through a system of sacrifice and priesthood.
If you broke a law, there was a punishment. This law ruled – with a few exceptions – the relationship of God with his people.
Jesus brought in a new era. Although the law did not lose its effect, for those who chose Jesus it was no longer valid.
They entered into the era of grace.
Grace means “unearned favour or affection” – without consideration of our past.
What does grace mean?
Grace stands for salvation and an eternal, intimate relationship with God. It includes the forgiveness of sins, healing, prosperity, liberation, righteousness before God and much, much more.
In his grace God gives us all the things we need in order to live a life in reverence before God.
To receive grace, there is no other way than to believe.
Neither the completion of good deeds, nor the leading of a good life, nor fasting, nor praying, nor keeping the Ten Commandments, nor going to church will be of any use to you when trying to hold your ground before God.
God has no favourites
God treats everyone the same. His grace applies to the greatest saint as to the worst sinner. God’s grace is a gift and always accessible, even for you.
God’s Word promises: “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe with your heart that God brought him back from the dead, you will be saved.
Because one is declared righteous if one believes with the heart; one is saved if one confesses faith with the mouth.”
For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Choosing to receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour is the biggest and most important decision that you will ever make. God has already completed everything so that we are saved.
Our job is only to believe and to receive.
Pray out loud with faith:
“Jesus, I confess that you are my Lord and my Saviour. I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead. By faith in your Word, I receive salvation now. Thank you for saving me.”
If you give your life over to Jesus, you are born again. You are saved and have a new spirit. This is the start of your new lif
“The New You & The Holy Spirit” is available as a book and will help you to understand what you have put your faith in and what you can expect.