IS IT TIME?
BURLAP TO CASHMERE, a popular contemporary Christian Band came out with
song a couple of years ago entitled B.I.B.L.E. If you haven't heard
song, the abbreviation B.I.B.L.E. in the song was Basic Instructions
Have you come to the TIME in your spiritual life
where you know for certain if you were to die TODAY, that you would have eternal life?
There is a sentence in the Bible that tells you the
Purpose of the Bible,and that is 1 John 5:13...These words (the Bible) I
have written to you...so that you may know you have
IF it was your TIME to die TODAY and stand before
GOD and He asked you,"Why should I let you into Heaven?" Would
you have the right answer??
There is another short sentence in the Bible that
tells you HOW you can have Eternal Life, and that can be found in John 6:47.
If you have a MINUTE or two, we would like you to hear THE GOOD
1. God loves you and wants you to have the FREE Gift of peace and
life. The Bible says..."I have come that you might have
life, and have it more
abundantly." John 10:10 But something stands in the way of receiving this FREE Gift
and that is our SIN.
2. God created us in His own image to have an abundant life with Him.
He gave us a will and freedom of choice. However,
all of us have sinned and have separated ourselves from God.
The Bible says...to get into Heaven we must be
perfect. We must be like
Jesus, never to have sinned. The passing
grade is 100. So if we look at it that way - there's no way we can
get into Heaven.
So what are we to do? God realizes the problem and wants to help
because He loves us.
3. God is Loving. It says so in the Bible (1 John 4:9). But the
also tells us that God says "I will not let the guilty go
unpunished." So God is Loving and God is Just.
There is a story that actually happened about a man
named Garcia. He was
in a foreign country that was under
a Dictatorship and Garcia was a Freedom Fighter, a
General. Someone was
stealing supplies from their camp, so
Garcia ordered that whoever was stealing would be
whipped in public. It
turned out to be his own frail mother. Garcia
had to enforce his order and had to order the
whipping, knowing it could
kill his mother. Just as the whipping was
about to happen, Garcia took off his coat &
shirt, put his body over his
mothers and took the whipping for her.
Do you see what happened here and the similarity to what God has
YES, God solved the problem of our sins, ordered punishment, but
Jesus appeared on our behalf.
4. God came to earth to live among us for awhile in the person of
And Jesus died for us on the cross. It's through
the person of Jesus Christ (like Garcia) who took the punishment,
died on the cross and rose from the grave so
that we may have eternal life.
The Bible says..."God is on one side and all the
people on the other side,
and Jesus, Himself man, is between
them to bring them together". 1 Timothy 2:5
Does everyone receive this gift? NO! Then how do we get this
5. Through FAITH. By just believing that Jesus died and rose again for
and for YOU.
The Bible says..."For by grace we are saved by our
faith, and not by our
good works, it is a FREE gift of God."
For this FREE gift we now should show God our Thanks by living a
more pleasing to Him.
*** Is this the TIME where it is making sense to you?
*** If it is the right TIME and you would like to receive the FREE gift
eternal life, then
The Bible says..."If you confess with your mouth you
Believe in the Lord
Jesus and Believe in your heart that God
raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
If you are ready to receive this FREE gift then you just need to repeat
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and need your
forgiveness. I believe that you
died for my sins. I want to turn from
my old life. And I now invite you to come into my
new life. I want to put
my trust in you for my eternal life and
not in my own works. I thank you for your
In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Earlier you were told there was a short sentence in the Bible that tells
HOW you can have eternal life. The Bible says..."Verily, Verily I say to you, he
that believes in Me
(Jesus) has eternal life." John 6:47 If TODAY, in this HOUR, in this MINUTE, you accepted Jesus into your life
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