And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matthew 3:2 KJV)
Most today’s churches, it is hard for us to hear the words “repent our sins.” Most Sunday messages that we’d hear from the pulpit is on how God can bless us financially. The word “repent” is gone from our vocabulary words.
The Greek definition for the word repent is to change one mind’s for better. In third chapter of the Book of Matthew, we see John was preparing the way for the people to accept as their personal Lord and Savior. It was not enough for John to baptize his people. They’d need to transform their minds to Jesus Christ.
Again, we often seek for the better things of the world, such as houses, jobs, TV, and cars. Yesterday, I read an article on body suit that may enabled the paralyzed to walk. This article was from Jack Van Impe Ministries Newsletter. As I read this article, I have a mixture of good and bad thoughts. I think this advanced technology would be good to those who cannot walk. However, if we'd depend on advanced technologies to assist the people with disabilities, where are our faiths in Jesus Christ? Technology is the key for the Antichrist to rule the world (Revelation 13). If we'd want to receive miracles in our lives, trust and have faith in Jesus Christ. Most people may think I wouldn't receive miracle in physical situation. Miracle is not only related to physical need, but it begins within inside of us.
If we do not depend on God and keep depend on the world system, we are not going to spend eternality with Jesus Christ. Instead, we are heading into Hell. Hell is a burning place that would last for eternality. It is on the center of the earth. We often hear the volcano interruption on the news report. Behind the volcano interruption, there are people who are trapped and crying in the lake of fire (Earth Core) and there are no ways to get out from the place. Most scientists cannot discover deeply into volcano interruption because of the heat inside the volcano. Hell is a real place as there is Heaven.
Do you want transform your life to spend eternality with Jesus Christ? God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to us to pay our sins, so we can have free access to God and develop personal relationship with Him. Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.