IT IS FINISHED
Because God is holy, he must punish sin, but because He is love, He has no desire to punish sinners. God met both of the demands of his character by sending His only Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. What sins do we commit that are so terrible to keep us out of Heaven? None!
God does not keep us from Heaven, we choose our destiny. There is only one requirement for Heaven – belief. There is only one sin that damns us – unbelief. On the cross Jesus paid our sin debt in full, so to reject Him is to sentence ourselves to an eternity without God’s forgiveness.
We must take the initiative and believe in Christ and receive Him as our very own. There must be a definite decision. From the moment we ask God to forgive us and ask the Lord into our life, we are assured that we have passed from death to life. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24).
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Lord, based on Your wonderful word, we know that we have eternal life. It has nothing to do with our feelings, but has everything to do with Your love. It’s Your will to see us saved and You have done everything in Your power through Jesus Christ to make that happen.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Jesus did it all for you. It is finished!