JESUS: MAN’S ONLY HOPE
Hell is a place of torment & destruction
Matthew 13:41-42 (NKJV) “The son of Man will send His angels, and they will gather out His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them in to the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
Luke 16:22-24 (NKJV) “So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torment in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”
It is a place reserved for Satan .. and his followers
Matthew 25:41 (NKJV) “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, “Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
Revelation 20:10 (NKJV) “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
We all entered this world born under sin and therefore are children of Satan
Romans 5:12 (NKJV) “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”
God created Adam and Eve perfect in the garden of Eden. But Adam committed high treason against God. He listened to the lies of the devil and sinned against God. Adam and Eve by submitting themselves to Satan now became his slaves and his children, and through them all of mankind became enslaved to sin and Satan. Satan took control of them and filled them with his nature, the nature of sin. Man became separated from God and could no longer walk with God without a sense of guilt and condemnation. God gave man a sacrificial system to cover sins so that man could draw near to God. But this sacrificial system could not rid man of his sin nature. It could only cover it up.
John 8:44 (NKJV) “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
1 John 3:10 (NKJV) “In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.
JESUS IS MAN’S ONLY HOPE
He died to pay the price for sin so that you and I could be free from sin and from Satan.
WE CANNOT SAVE OURSELVES
You and I could never be good enough on our own because we have the wrong nature. God looks on the heart. And in our hearts, our spirits, our inner man, it says that we belong to Satan, we are his property. We needed someone who was perfect and pure and holy, someone who would be our substitute and stand in our place to pay the price for our sins so that we could be free.
ONLY THE SACRIFICE OF A SINLESS MAN COULD SET THE SINNERS FREE
Jesus took our place. The wages of sin is death. Jesus never committed any sin. He was the perfect sacrifice..
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
YOUR SIN HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL. NOW WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
Jesus has already paid the price for your sins. Your salvation was bought and paid for about 2000 years ago. It will not do you any good unless you receive what Jesus did for you personally.
John 3:16-17 (NJKV) “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that through Him the world might be saved.”
Romans 10:9-10 (NKJV) “that if you confess with your mouth, the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
YOU CAN MAKE THE CHANGE
Confessing Jesus as Lord means you are receiving what he did for you on the cross and your allegiance is no longer with Satan. Your allegiance is now with Jesus. He is your Lord. Lord means master. If He is your master, than you will do what He says. Read your Bible and do what it says.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I recognize that I am a sinner and in my own power I cannot pay the price for my sin. But You so loved me that You sent Jesus to die for me so that I could be free from spiritual death and that nature of sin and so that I would no longer be separated from you but be eternally in your Presence. Father, I repent of my old life and I receive what Jesus did for me. I receive His sacrifice. Jesus please be Lord of my life. I freely give myself to You. I will always be grateful for what you have done and serve you eternally.
If you prayed this prayer, you are saved because God’s Word says so. God is not a man that he should lie. It doesn’t matter how you feel. God loves you and you are now his child.
SEE YOU IN HEAVEN!