Have we considered, as we know from the Bible, from the word of our Heavenly Father, that eternity awaits us? And in comparison, where do we stand in this process, whether our earthly life is 20, 30, or even 80 years since we were born? Can we say, I am grown because I think more maturely compared to my former self, or my age justifies this. Whatever we hide behind and try to convince ourselves most often stems from a worldly definition of adulthood. And this is not the Spiritual maturity that the Bible mentions in many places. Here is 1 Corinthians 13:11 which outlines this process for us. And yes, we can interpret this with our worldly understanding and then we might shrug our shoulders, yes, this is the natural order of things, and I already knew this. However, if we take these words from our Heavenly Father, we immediately understand what we must leave behind in our life, because worldly thinking will keep us in childhood. So now let’s look at 1 Corinthians 13:11 which says,
‘When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.’
Indeed, we also have earthly parents from whom we can know their providence towards us. Thus, when we read this word from Proverbs 1:8-9, we can recognize that indeed our Heavenly Father also nurtures us in the same way.
‘8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.’
All this our Heavenly Father does for us, that His word and message may be clear to us which is likewise found in Proverbs 22:6 showing us that our Father lays a solid foundation in our lives.
‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.’
Do we need a clearer message of hope from the Father? I do not think so because if ever we are disheartened, in the Bible we receive solutions to everything from our Father. Whenever I have faced trials in my life, the solutions were always written in the Bible.
Just think about it, the Father knew all the thoughts of His children before we could even speak them and present our requests to Him. Matthew 6:25, although it speaks about our earthly needs, says,
’Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?’
It also speaks about our spiritual needs as well as in Matthew 4:4 which mentions our sustenance.
‘But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.’
And our Heavenly Father has also provided for our attire, which protects us not only against the elements but is much more, better, greater, and more powerful. This can be read in the passage from Ephesians 6:11-17.
’11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:’
And if we understand all that we have read above, then we can easily understand this Word also, which we can read in John 6:68.
‘Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.’
In the Old Testament, the Father took care of His people through His prophets and kings. In the New Testament, our Heavenly Father takes care of us through Jesus.
We also know that if we stumble, we have an intercessor before the Father, Jesus, who sees our supplication and understands our contrite and repentant heart.
‘Micah 7:18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.’
Let me share 3 Scriptures that help us better understand the importance of receiving Jesus and its inevitability.
Romans 10:8 – 10
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
If you’re reading this today and you want to be with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in eternity, know that this verse shows you how to do it. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. In the following sections, I will guide you through how to confess all of this before our Father and our Lord Jesus.
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. These are the words of Jesus.
You can be born again as the Bible teaches: you need to confess
your faith. After you have been born again, say this short but very important prayer
with your loved ones, relatives, friends, and all those who believe in Jesus Christ. Because to be born again, we must confess our faith. This is what the next section is about.
I believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
I believe that Jesus died for my sins,
according to the teachings of the Bible.
I believe that Jesus rose from the dead,
for my justification.
Please, Jesus, be my Lord!
Please, Jesus, be my Savior!
Please, Jesus, be my Healer!
Jesus, You are my Lord.
Jesus, You are my Savior.
Jesus, You are my Healer.
I am redeemed. I am born again in Christ.
His holy blood has cleansed me from all sins.
This is the truth, for the Word of God is truth.
Thank you, dear Jesus. Amen.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
My service is not tied to a place, not located under a country or street name, and not hidden behind a phone number. I serve my Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, growing in Him day by day, being transformed from my old self to become like Christ.