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THE WAY TO GOD  -  MM#110 – OCTOBER 2008

 

 

THE WAY TO GOD

 

“This is the Way, walk in it.”

(Isaiah 30:21)

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life;

no-one comes to the Father,

except through Me.”

-- Y’shua  (John 14:6)

 

BY DON STANTON

MARANATHA REVIVAL CRUSADE

 

 

THE  WAY  TO  GOD

Men, women and children have been seeking the way to God for thousands of years. Some have found the way; many have not! Many have entered blind alleys and ended up at a dead end; others have been greatly discouraged and then concluded that it is futile to search for something you can’t see. Some have been convinced that there is no such way - and have given up their quest.

Some say it is a very long road that leads to the Eternal One, and you just have to keep on pressing on until you find Him. But some travelers complain that the way is not clearly defined, and that it is difficult to be sure if you’re on the way or not.

Others claim that, although there are difficulties along the Way, they are sure they are on the right Way - the way that leads to Life Eternal, and to the Almighty God.

Now, if one is seeking to find God and to know Him, then it’s a reasonable proposition to find out what God says – whether He can be found, and how He can be known.

“Oh, but,” some will say, “there are so many writings that claim to be from God, and many are very difficult to understand. It’s all too confusing.”

Yes, there are many writings, and there are many people who claim to be “God.” In fact, over the past 100 years there have been countless people who have claimed to be God or Christ. There is one man at the present time, who goes by the name of “Jesus Miranda,” in Florida, USA, and who claims to be both Christ and God. 

If you listen to everything that is written, said, or claimed, it is indeed very confusing.

What we need to recognise is that there are a lot of philosophies, fables, myths and imaginations out there that make up “religion.” But “religion” is simply a system of beliefs; and there’s a great variety of beliefs and philosophies out there, vying for people’s attention. The worship of Satan, and even atheism, are also systems of belief – religions.  A lot of people have worked out systems that sound very convincing, but they have borrowed and built on other existing philosophies, and have used rationalism or imagination to come up with a set of ideas.  And there is at least one “scripture book” that adherents claim fell down from heaven.

WHAT ABOUT THE BIBLE?

The Bible claims to be Scriptures inspired by God. This Book did not drop from the sky! Rather, the Bible teaches that the Almighty, (the Eternal One, the Creator, the Heavenly Father), chose and guided some forty identifiable men to speak and to write what He revealed to them. They lived during a period of around 1,600 years. The first was Moses, and the last was the apostle John.

There were many other writings in existence during those years, just as there are today. But the Holy Spirit of God inspired the Biblical writings and caused them to be recognised and to be called The Word of God. The completed volume of Scripture was firmly established in the year AD 397.

Since then, no manuscripts have been added, for a verse at the end of the Bible prohibits the adding of anything extra to the inspired Scriptures:

“I testify and warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written and described in this scroll.” (Revelation 22:18)

The apostle Peter, one of the inspired writers, wrote these words:

“We did not follow cunningly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Master, Y’shua (Jesus) the Messiah. On the contrary, we were eye witnesses of His majesty. For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, ‘This is My Beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased’ - and we ourselves heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain … But first of all you must understand that no prophecy in Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation; for never has a true prophecy originated by an act of human will, but holy men spoke from God as they were moved  by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:16-18, 20-21).

(Y’shua is the original Hebrew Name of Jesus.)

The apostle Paul, another of the 40 inspired writers, wrote to Timothy and reminded him …

“From childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise in respect to salvation through faith in the Messiah, Y’shua. All Scripture is divinely-inspired - God-breathed, and is profitable for teaching, for conviction and reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate and complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”           (2 Timothy 3:16-17) 

           The Bible is an amazing, unique Book.  It is made up of seventy books, including the Psalms which are actually five books.

The human authors of the books of the Bible came from every walk of life. Moses was a prince who was trained in the universities of Egypt, and became the Liberator of the enslaved Jewish race.

Peter was a fisherman by trade. Amos was a herdsman, while Joshua became a military commander. Nehemiah was a cup bearer to the king of Persia; and Daniel, a Jewish captive became an official in the Medo-Persian government. Luke was a physician. Solomon a great king of Israel. Matthew was a tax collector, while Paul was a strict religious Pharisee, and a tent-maker by trade, before he was converted and became a powerful itinerant missionary.

The Bible was written on three continents in three different languages; Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and yet all its messages are amazingly integrated, and are harmonious parts of one divine revelation. It combines history, prophecy, wisdom, inspiration with spiritual knowledge and instruction on all basic aspects of life.

                                     According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Bible is the best selling book of all time, with sales of 2.5 billion copies between 1815 and 1975.

By the end of the 19th century, the Bible had been translated into 337 languages.  By 2007 the complete Bible, or portions of it, became available in over 2,300 languages. And Bible translators are continuing to work on hundreds of new language translations – some being in dialects of even small linguistic groups.

“But is the Bible reliable?” you may be asking.

A superficial reading will not give you the answer. But eminent scholars who have studied the Bible for many years, are emphatic about its reliability. 

I, myself, have studied the Bible for more than sixty years, and the more I study, the more convinced I am of the Bible’s authenticity and reliability.

The content itself is convincing, and the numerical makeup of the text of the Bible is awesome.  (See God’s Numerical Design in Creation and His Word, on our website <www.maranathaMRC.com>

WHO,  or  WHAT,  is  GOD ?

The systems and philosophies in the world will give a hundred different answers to this question. Many paint a picture of God in human form. Many believe in a multiplicity of celestial beings called “The Gods.” 

Some imagine “God” as an animal, a reptile or even a demon.  Others describe “God” as an impersonal force, or an ethereal spirit, or as the “Absolute Existence” – “everything is God and God is everything.”

Some believe “God” is two eternal, complimentary, or opposing principles, (like black-white, good-evil, positive-negative, or yin-yang).

The Bible describes God as an Eternal Spirit who is the Source of all life, light, love, good, power, and intelligence. He is self-existent, infinite, un-changeable and all-powerful, He is described as the One who possesses personality and the attributes of perfection, inherent glory and holiness. From His perfection flows righteousness, justice, wisdom, truth, compassion, mercy, grace and benevolence. 

The greatest man-made super-computer to date, can process one quadrillion (1,000 trillion) calculations per second, which is awesome.

1,000,000,000,000,000

Don’t believe it?  Then check it out on the internet - IBM BlueGene/L.

But God’s mind is far greater than that, and knows all things, past, present and future. He is truly omniscient – He knows everything. He is the One who upholds all things by His great power. And because of who He is – the Source and Creator - God possesses Sovereignty. He is the Ruler of Heaven and Earth.

As men and women, we simply cannot fully understand the greatness of the Personality of God; and any attempt to picture Him as a “man” falls so very short of what He is. When the Bible says: 

“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our imagine, according to Our likeness ...God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:26-27)

it does not mean that God is like a physical man. It means that there is a similarity that can be traced between God and man. It means that man has been made with faculties that characterize the personality of God. 

The “likeness” is not referring to physical appearance but to spiritual qualities.

Man was made as a physical and spiritual being with mental and moral attributes. As such, man has an inbuilt ability to reason, to build, to work things out; but more, he has the power and responsibility to practice love, truth, faithfulness, righteousness and integrity.

These are all qualities that spring from God’s Personality and Being - attributes that, in men, are finite, but are much more than animal instincts.

THE MANIFESTATION OF GOD

The Creator has revealed Himself in several ways:

1  In creation

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)

2  by direct communication

     One example:

“Then God said to Noah, ‘The end of all people has now come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Watch! I am about to destroy them along with the earth. Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood’.”   (Genesis 6:13-14)

3  By revelation to chosen men

“In the past, God, YHWH, spoke in many and various ways to our forefathers through the prophets.” (Hebrews 1:1)

4  By manifesting himself in Human form

“Great is the mystery of godliness; God, YHWH, was manifested in flesh - in a human body; was vindicated in the Spirit; was seen by angelic messengers; proclaimed among the nations; believed on in the world; and received up in glory.”  (1 Timothy 3:16)

This manifestation of God was in the Person of Y’shua the Messiah - Jesus Christ, who is called, The Son of God, the Son of Man, and The Word.

“In these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom also He made the ages and the universe.” (Hebrews 1:2)

The Person of Y’shua the Messiah was, and is, totally unique. The conception of His humanity was without the involvement of a human father. (His Father was God; His mother was Mary.) His life was sinless, and filled with grace and truth.

“The Word became flesh (incarnate, human), and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, the glory of the “only begotten” (“the One and Only Son”) who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

God was manifest in this way, not only to communicate directly with men, and to teach them, but also to fulfil His plan for the redemption of lost mankind.

“You know that He was revealed in order to take away our sins; and in Him there is no sin.” (1 John 3:5)

Y’shua said of Himself:

“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)

God was in Messiah reconciling men to Himself.

“Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Y’shua the Messiah, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was personally present in the Messiah reconciling the world to Himself, not counting men’s trespasses against them; and He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

These verses, dear reader, answer the question ...

why do WE need to find the way?

It’s because we, all of us, have a deadly sin problem. We have a treacherous sin nature. The Creator has made us with a conscience, and has also given us His revelation so that we have an understanding of right and wrong. But we have deliberately gone against our conscience, and wilfully sinned against God’s commands and His revealed standards. We have become corrupt and undone.

Our sinful condition, which is not a small defect like a freckle on your face; sin is a serious offence to the holiness and righteousness of our Creator. And it has separated us from Him.

We are therefore lost, guilty and condemned, and are blindly treading the road that leads to eternal separation and destruction. And destruction does not mean going into “a sound sleep for eternity.” Hell is at the end of the road!

The Scriptures warns of the false way:

“There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 14:12)

The Messiah, Y’shua, contrasted the true and the false ways in these words:

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. Because the gate is narrow and the way difficult that leads to life, only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)

It is crucial that we get off the disastrous broad way.  And the good news is that there is a way to escape from a hopeless eternity. The Scriptures reveal the Way - the way that leads to eternal life.

Many do not find the true Way because they are simply carried along by the crowds on the broad way.  The Messiah said:

“Seek first His (God’s) kingdom and His righteousness.”  (Matthew 6:33)

“Seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)

The prophet Hosea also writes:

“It is time to seek YHWH* until He comes and rains righteousness on you.” (Hosea 10:12)   (*YHWH - pronounced Yahweh - is the Name of the Eternal One).

The reason that many do not find the Way is because they do not seek it! Isaiah the prophet says the Teacher will show us the Way:

“Although YHWH has given you bread of adversity and water of oppression, your Teacher will no longer be hidden, but your eyes will see Your Teacher. And your ears will hear a word behind you, ‘This is the Way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right or to the left.” (Isaiah 30:20-21)

THE MESSIAH IS THE WAY

Here are some surprising statements Y’shua made to His disciples:     

“‘In My Father’s House are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you, for I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that you also may be where I am. And you know where I am going, and you know the way.

                                                              

 

“Thomas said to Him, ‘Master, we do not know where You are going; how can we know the way?’  Y’shua answered him, ‘I AM THE WAY, the Truth, and the Life; no-one comes to the Father, except through Me’.” (John 14:2-6)

The early believers were called “Followers of the Way,” as you see in this passage:

“Now Saul, still breathing out murderous threats and against the disciples of the Master, went to the high priest, and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.” (Acts 9:1-2)

“But,” you may ask, “how do we know that Jesus was not just another ‘claimer’? What makes His words so reliable and authentic?”

1   First, the reality of WHO HE IS - the Messiah.

In our book, THE MESSIAH, which is available on our website, I have documented 72 Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah. All these prophecies were fulfilled exactly, in the life, death and resurrection of Y’shua.

Seventy-two prophecies all fulfilled in Y’shua! This cannot be an accidental phenomenon.  There should be no doubt in an honest mind, that Y’shua is indeed the prophesied Messiah - the Anointed One; God manifest in the flesh.

2   Secondly, HIS WORDS are not the words of an ordinary man. His claim to be the Way is backed by His office. And His words breathe life.

The apostle Peter who accompanied the Messiah for 3 concentrated years, and witnessed everything about His life and teaching, made this statement – it was after some “disciples” had left Y’shua:

“Y’shua said to the twelve disciples, ‘Do you also want to go away?’  Simon Peter answered Him, ‘Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed and have come to know that You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God’.”            (John 6:67-69)

3   Thirdly, the DEATH OF Y’SHUA on the cross, followed by His RESURRECTION from the dead on the third day, proves His words are genuine and reliable, for the Master foretold these major events. If they had not been fulfilled, He would have been exposed as a deluded and false messiah.

Look at what He said:

“From that time on Y’shua began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and scribes - the teachers of the Law, and that He must be killed, and on the third day be raised to life.” (Matthew 16:21)

“Y’shua said to His disciples, The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men; and they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day.” (Matthew 17:22-23)

Y’shua said to Nicodemus: “And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:14-15)

“Look, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes (the teachers of the law), and they will condemn Him to death, and hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock, to scourge and to crucify; and on the third day He will rise again.” (Matthew 20:18-19)

These specific prophecies were fulfilled exactly as the Master foretold. The historical record is in the four Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. And you may read a harmonised account of the crucifixion and resurrection in our book, “The Life and Teachings of Y’shua the Messiah” (see parts 11 and 12 on our website <www.maranathaMRC.com>).

4   The reasons WHY Y’SHUA SUFFERED such hostility and gave His life, eliminate the possibility that it was all an accident. With one word Y’shua could have escaped the scourging and the cross.

But …

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”  (Matthew 20:28)

In our booklet, THE PASSION, I have given 15 reasons why Y’shua willingly endured such suffering. (See our website). One main reason was because it was the Father’s predetermined plan to bring redemption to lost mankind.

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Y’shua of Nazareth, a Man accredited by God among you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as yourselves also know - this Man, delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of wicked men and put Him to death. But God raised Him up, freeing Him from the agony of death, for it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.” (Acts 2:22-24)

“God our Saviour … wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, (YHWH*), and one mediator between God and men - the Man, Y’shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), who gave Himself as a ransom for all men - a fact attested to at the proper time.” (1 Timothy 2:3-6)

(*Yahweh - the Name of God as revealed in the original Hebrew manuscripts.)

In short, the Messiah fulfilled the Bible’s prophecies by becoming the sacrificial Lamb of God to pay the penalty of the sin of the world. And because He took our place, we can receive pardon and freedom from condemnation.

“He who believes (has faith in) in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” (John 3:36)

5   Other specific prophecies of Y’shua were likewise fulfilled exactly. One in particular was the total destruction of the Temple and the slaughter of Jews, and exiling of almost all the survivors.

“And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and dedicated gifts, He said, ‘As for these things which you see, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down’.”

“When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognise that its destruction is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city, for these are the days of vengeance when everything that has been written will be fulfilled.

 

“What agony there will be in those days for pregnant women     

and nursing mothers!  There will be great distress upon the land and wrath against this people. They will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be taken as captives into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the  times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”   (Matthew 24:5-6, 20-24)

These prophetic statements were fulfilled in the year AD 70  –  about 40 years after the Master prophesied those details.

And there is also this prophecy:

“And Y’shua answered and said to them, ‘Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in My Name, saying, “I am the Messiah - the Christ,” and will mislead many.

 … And many false prophets will appear, and will deceive many people … Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look! here is the Christ, the Messiah!’ or ‘There He is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will appear and will perform great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect (God’s chosen ones). Look! I have told you in advance’.” (Matthew 24:4-5, 11, 23-25)

This prophecy has been fulfilled thousands of times since the Master spoke that prophecy.

My friend, if these five points do not convince you of the authenticity of Y’shua the Messiah, then neither would you be convinced if I listed the hundreds of miracles that Y’shua did.

But this is what the apostle John, another first-hand witness of all Y’shua did and taught, said:

“Indeed, Y’shua did many other signs also in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Y’shua is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that, believing, you may have life in His Name.”  (John 20:30-31)

“And there are also many other things which Y’shua did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not have room for all the books that would be written.” (John 21:25)

And let me say, the Messiah is still doing miracles in this day and age. I have experienced wonderful miracles in my life, and I am sure all followers of the Way could testify that they have seen the mighty Hand of God working in their lives.

And my friend, even if you are not a follower of Y’shua, I dare say you can point to some miracles that have happened in your life – times when you were almost killed; or when you were at your wits’ end, and then something wonderful happened - even though you may not have given the credit and praise to God and to Messiah, Y’shua. You may have simply put it down to “good fortune” or “chance.”

But you know, the Hand of God does gracious things for everyone. It is His love, and His grace working in us all, to save us and to complete His plan for our lives.

“Because of the tender mercy of our God, a Sun rising from on high has visited us; to give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Luke 1:78-79)

And there is a wonderful miracle that happens in the life of every soul who turns to the Saviour – he, or she, receives forgiveness of sins, and is given a new “heart.” This miracle is “the new birth” – it’s what Y’shua was referring to when He said:

“You must be born again. (John 3:7)

Nicodemus asked Y’shua: “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” Y’shua answered, “I tell you the truth; no-one can enter into the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Holy Spirit.” (John 3:4-5)  

(“Water” here speaks of the Word of God. The Word applied in our lives by the Holy Spirit leads to new birth and cleansing. The Word of God is so important to our salvation.)

The new birth is a new spiritual life as a child of God. It’s a wonderful miracle.

“Of Him (Y’shua), all the prophets bear wit-ness that through His Name, every one who believes in Him has received forgiveness of sins.” (Acts 10:43)

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, the Messiah, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; see, all things have become new.”  (2 Corinthians 5:17)

And “to all who have received Him, to those who believe in His Name, Y’shua, He gave the right to become children of God; children born, not of blood (of natural descent), nor of the will of the flesh (human decision), nor of the will of man (a natural father), but of (YHWH the Almighty) God.” (John 1:12-13)

 

HOW TO ENTER THE WAY?

If you really want to enter the Way, it is not difficult!  But you have to make up your mind. It is a question you, yourself, must answer - “Will I, or, won’t I ?”

To enter the Way, as it says in Acts 10:43 and John 1:12-13, which you have just read, you need to believe in the Saviour, the Messiah, and receive Him as the Way for you.

Do you believe that Jesus is the living Saviour …

“that the Messiah died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”  (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)  ?

If you do, then will you put your faith in Him to save you, to receive you, and to make you a child of the Heavenly Father?

If you believe and trust in Y’shua, He will be your personal Saviour and your ever-present, loving, Heavenly Master. He will be your Way to God!

How to do it – to make it real?  Simply come to the Heavenly Father in faith and talk to Him; pray in the Name of Y’shua, Jesus, acknowledging that you are a sinner, and need His forgiveness and salvation. Ask Him to receive you and to make you a true follower of the Messiah. It’s a mental and spiritual transaction – and once you make up your mind, it will take only a minute.

The Messiah gives you these promises:

I am the door; whoever enters through Me will be saved. (John 10:9)

“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and whoever comes to Me I will never cast away.” (John 6:37)

“For this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40)

Y’shua the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

“For YHWH, the Almighty God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten, His one-and-only, unique, eternal Son, so that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world; but so that the world might be saved through Him.

He who believes in Him is not condemned; he who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only begotten, the unique, eternal Son of God.”       (John 3:14-18)

And the apostle Paul, a one-time enemy of Y’shua, who became His fervent follower and laid down his life for the Messiah, assures us:

 

“Whoever believes in Him will not be

put to shame or disappointed.”

(Romans 9:33)

 

DON’T DELAY!

COME TO THE SAVIOUR NOW!

I don’t want to pressurize you, dear friend, but it’s a terrible fact that many, many souls have been eternally lost because they procrastinated – they put their decision off until it was too late!

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1)

Again the apostle Paul says:

“We also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain, for He says, ‘At the acceptable time I heard you, and in the Day of Salvation I helped you.’ Look! I tell you, now is ‘the well-accepted time’; now is ‘The Day of Salvation.”                (2 Corinthians 6:1-2)

Following is a prayer to help you to enter the Way. Read the prayer carefully, and if this expresses the thoughts of your heart, pray along these lines, believing and trusting in the Saviour.

Make the transaction now, without delay! Read the following prayer, and if this expresses your thoughts and desire, pray those words sincerely, trusting God to hear and answer your prayer.

 

DECISION PRAYER

 

        Heavenly Father, I come before You today, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, Y’shua. I come just as I am, a sinner needing salvation. I have read this message, and I have come to understand that Y’shua is the Anointed One, who came from Heaven to save sinners like me.

Lord Jesus, feeling my own unworthiness, I thank You for the great sacrifice You made, when You endured the cross, and paid the penalty of my sins.

I believe You are indeed the Messiah, the Saviour, and that You rose from the dead, ascended to Heaven, and are seated on the Throne of Eternity. I believe in You, Master, and I trust You for salvation. I receive You as the Way, my Saviour and Master, and by Your grace and strength, I want to live for You from this day on.

Heavenly Father, thank You for hearing my prayer, and for answering. Thank You for Your forgiveness, and for Your gift of eternal life. Thank You for your love. Make me like Your holy, beloved Son.

Thank You Father, for receiving me as Your child. Thank You, in the Name of Y’shua, Jesus the Messiah, I pray.  Amen.

 

            Signed ………………………   date ………

 

Dear friend, if this is your prayer today, we would be glad to hear from you, so that we may pray for you, and send you a booklet to help you.

*   Do keep a record of the date of today’s transaction. And keep on thanking the Master for His wonderful salvation throughout this day, and every day.

*   Read and study the Bible regularly.

*   Develop your prayer life, talking with your Master often.

*   Have fellowship regularly with other believers.

*   Take a public stand for your Saviour.

*   Tell others about the Messiah, and the way of His salvation.

*   And finally, I recommend that as soon as possible, you start on the first lesson in the booklet we will send to you: “THE WAY -           Eight Bible Lessons for New Believers.”

This will help you in your spiritual journey.

 

         And may Yahweh, the Eternal One, bless you and keep you. 

                               Your brother in the Messiah,

                                                                                             Don Stanton

 

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