The Bible said, "The Soul that sinneth, it shall die...!" Ezekiel 18:20. Sin is defined as the transgression of the law. God made the first man Adam, put him in a garden and commanded him saying, 'of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the Knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it: for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shall surely die." Genesis 2:16-17. Well, Adam disobeyed God by listening to satan, he ate the fruit (Genesis Chapter 3) and he died too. This is because God's spirit disconnected from him for God is too holy to be associated with sin. Death is separation from God for God is a Spirit, man is also a Spirit, possessing a soul and living in body. When God's Spirit departs from man's spirit, he is dead. This is the reason the ordinary man go through pains, sorrows, sicknesses, sufferings, hardship, fear, wickedness etc.
However, we are not hopeless! God made a way for us to be reconciled to Him by sending His Son Jesus Christ to take our place and die for our sins so we can take His place. You may have heard about Jesus the Son of God, the one we celebrate His birth during Christmas. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit (His mom was a virgin) and He later grew up into a man. He was innocent, but for our sake He was condemned, beaten mercilessly, tortured beyond recognition. He was nailed to the cross and died for everyone. "For He(God) had made Him(Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:21. God is no longer judging man over his sins. All our sins, past, present and future have been paid for in full. The blood of Jesus is holy, spotless and very powerful, there's no sin it cannot clean. That blood was shed as a sacrifice for our sins. "For without the shedding of the blood, there is no forgiveness of sins" Leviticus 17:11, Hebrews 9:22. Good News, is that God also raised Jesus from the dead for our justification. Yay! Jesus Is Alive!(This will be our next topic)
It's time for us to take our place in God by receiving Jesus as our Lord. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believes in Him is not condemned, but He that believes not is already condemned because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:16-18. See, this may sound as a cliche to you but you must know that if you do not confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will go to hell! Please DO NOT take this lightly.
If you want to make Jesus your Lord, please read the following lines loud and mean it from your heart. 'Lord Jesus Christ, I believe You are the
Son of God! I believe that You died for me and that God raised You from the
dead, I confess You as my Lord and Savior, and I ask that You come into my heart today
and be the Lord of my life. Going forward, I will worship You for the rest of my
life. Thank You for I am born again, I am saved.'
If you said those words above, Glory to God! You are now a Christian, you need to get in touch with other Christians; start going to church. You wanna know more about God so satan will not deceive you. The more you know about God, the stronger you become and able to reign in life over sickness, diseases, pains, poverty etc. The everlasting joy will be yours and you will be in constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Remember, you are a new born in Christ and like a new born baby desires milk, so you should desire the Word of God. Get in touch quickly with a Bible believing, teaching church, ask Jesus to show you the place to go and worship and I know He will. Try and start doing something in the church too. Look for a place to serve, use your talent, be it in music, cleaning, ushering, anything. Get involved! Join this Chariot! You will never regret it. You are loved!
Congratulations and welcome to the Family of God, I will be seeing you someday in Heaven. God bless you richly in Jesus name.