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How to come to Jesus

How to come to Jesus

There are so many formal patterns to becoming a Christian, “The Roman Road,” which are the steps taken from the book of Romans, and many other ways are available.  Still the bottom line is to look at Jesus Christ and then see the huge difference that there is between you and Jesus.  You see that just about everything Jesus is, well you are the complete opposite.  It is as plain as the nose on your face, as the saying goes.

The solution is to come to Jesus, just tell him that you are the opposite to him and you want to be in the same pattern as he is, please wash away your sin and change you into his image, or to just make you like him, a real Christian.

Others may offer all sorts of potions, ceremonies or have external displays, but the reality is that it is an inside job, of the heart, or who is actually in control of your life, is it selfishness and you or is it now Jesus Christ. In Revelation 3:20 it says “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”  Now in Hebrew thinking a Door and a Decision is the same thing.  So Jesus is asking you to make a decision for him and to let him be in control of your life and it will be more fantastic than you could every have dreamed, but in the exact pattern of what you would have chosen, well that is if you could see the end from the beginning.  That is what Faith is all about, just trusting Jesus to do the complete makeover, and it will be in your exact style.

Do not wait until you are good enough, that will never happen, as the old Hymn said “Just as I am.”  One must come to the foot of the cross as you are, and let the changes begin and let Jesus make the changes as he is the expert at making the very best out of you, for you, he is a master craftsman, so just jump on in and trust him.               Here is a great quote I found.

What assurance here, of God’s willingness to receive the repenting sinner! Have you, reader, chosen your own way? Have you wandered far from God? Have you sought to feast upon the fruits of transgression, only to find them turn to ashes upon your lips? And now, your substance spent, your life-plans thwarted, and your hopes dead, do you sit alone and desolate? Now that voice which has long been speaking to your heart but to which you would not listen comes to you distinct and clear, “Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest; because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.” Micah 2:10. Return to your Father’s house. He invites you, saying, “Return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee.” Isaiah 44:22.

Do not listen to the enemy’s suggestion to stay away from Christ until you have made yourself better; until you are good enough to come to God. If you wait until then, you will never come. When Satan points to your filthy garments, repeat the promise of Jesus, “Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:37. Tell the enemy that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from all sin. Make the prayer of David your own, “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7.

Arise and go to your Father. He will meet you a great way off. If you take even one step toward Him in repentance, He will hasten to enfold you in His arms of infinite love. His ear is open to the cry of the contrite soul. The very first reaching out of the heart after God is known to Him. Never a prayer is offered, however faltering, never a tear is shed, however secret, never a sincere desire after God is cherished, however feeble, but the Spirit of God goes forth to meet it. Even before the prayer is uttered or the yearning of the heart made known, grace from Christ goes forth to meet the grace that is working upon the human soul.

Your heavenly Father will take from you the garments defiled by sin. In the beautiful parabolic prophecy of Zechariah, the high priest Joshua, standing clothed in filthy garments before the angel of the Lord, represents the sinner. And the word is spoken by the Lord, “Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him He said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. . . . So they set a fair miter upon his head, and clothed him with garments.” Zechariah 3:4, 5. Even so God will clothe you with “the garments of salvation,” and cover you with “the robe of righteousness.” Isaiah 61:10.

He will bring you into His banqueting house, and His banner over you shall be love. (Song of Solomon 2:4) “If thou wilt walk in My ways,” He declares, “I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by”–even among the holy angels that surround His throne. (Zechariah 3:7.)       “As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.” Isaiah 62:5. “He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love; He will joy over thee with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17. And heaven and earth shall unite in the Father’s song of rejoicing: “For this My son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.”  {COL 205-7}  Why not come home to God right now, his arms of love are opened wide to receive you.

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