Have you ever been told that you have to earn your way to heaven? Have you been raised believing that you have to do good works to be right with God? Do you think that going to church or being “religious” is the way to salvation? Perhaps, you think that you have done so many bad things that there is no way to experience redemption. Well, actually, none of the above are true.
God’s grace is the answer to getting past your past. It is the answer to having forgiveness. It is the answer to escaping the coming world tribulation (a time of greater evil and deception than the world has ever experienced), and the answer to having an assurance of eternal salvation with God in heaven for all eternity.
God understands all of the struggles you have been through. God is not looking for people who have it all together. He is looking for those who admit their needs and recognize the fallen condition of their hearts. God’s grace is that – grace. It is not something that has to be earned. You can come to God just as you are! He will take your brokenness and put back the pieces. God will not judge you if you come to him in humility. He wants to lovingly draw you out of your addictions, a negative lifestyle, an abusive relationship, or anything else you may be struggling with. You may feel you cannot go on with your life the way it is. Simply come to God, admit your needs, and ask Jesus, God’s Son in human flesh, to save you. He died on the cross for your sins and bodily rose from the dead. When you do this, his Holy Spirit enters your life and transforms it from the inside out. You will experience the hope and peace that the world cannot give. You will have the assurance of eternal salvation with the God of creation.
I also mentioned earlier about a coming world tribulation. What we see in the world today is all leading up to this. It will be a time of severe judgment, evil, deception, weather patterns and storms the likes of which the world has never seen, and satanic control. You will NOT want to be here. It will be so bad that the Book of Revelation says people will “seek death but not find it.” You have probably heard of the anti-Christ and the number 666. But it will be severe judgment for those who have refused to acknowledge God and for the world at large that has not given God his rightful place for the past two thousand years since Jesus died on the cross for fallen humanity. You see, it is all by grace only for those who choose to accept it.
I, and many other Christians, believe that a coming event called the rapture is God’s escape plan from what is to come upon the world. At a moment, in the twinkling of any eye, all those who have put their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. As was said earlier, everything, even this, is by grace. No one deserves heaven – not one. No one meets the conditions for entering heaven. It is all based on the grace of God for those who have humbly come to him.
God loves you, my friend and reader. No matter what you have been through, what you are struggling with, even despair and hopelessness, God can help draw you out of it. Be humble and receive the gift of grace today.