About the Author
I have been actively writing since I was twelve or thereabouts. Even when I was seven or eight, I had a fascination about blank pieces of paper and writing something ‘profound’ upon them. Yeah, right! Ok. I am an ordained minister of the Pentecostal/Charismatic persuasion and I started my own ministry, New Covenant Christian Ministries in 2005. It was during my days at seminary and when I was engaging in long, deeply intimate conversations (prayer) with the Lord Jesus that I began to realize that since the Lord Jesus is the only True head of His church, He is the only covering we truly need. It may be helpful sometimes to have a worldly covering, if you will, but in the end…the Lord Jesus is the ONE. Of course, I have this blog, named what else? New Covenant Christian Ministries, that is an extension to the Bible Study page on the ministry website. I also just recently started another blog here on WordPress simply because I also write poetry. Christian poets do not get as much press as secular poets so I decided to start my own poetry blog. You can reach my poetry blog at: poematude.wordpress.com and maybe you’re wondering where I came up with the name. It’s a combination of the Greek word for poem, i.e. poema and as for the ending, I was torn between using the ‘tude’ from ‘attitude’ or from ‘etude.’ Both fit so nicely because poems should have an attitude and poems are a reflective study of life in all of its nuances. YES….I have now started my 3rd BLOG out here on WordPress, it is my cooking blog. I do not have enough time to continually cook and make my cooking videos that go along with the post, but you can find my blog at: yougottotastethis.wordpress.com. Hope to see you out at all three of my blogs. God Bless you all richly.
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A note to those who are searching for the meaning of life and whether or not there is a Creator etc., or whether the Lord Jesus Christ really lived and died, I hope you take the time to read the following. I wrote it for you. God Bless.
“You might be laughing at the title of this page….GET A LIFE!….really? saying….”Thanks, I already have one.” But do you have a totally renewed life? What about eternity? Do you know your eternal destination right now? Are you sure?
Have you confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If not, then you are missing out on the best relationship that you will ever experience in your life. Asking the Lord Jesus into your life will change your life totally.
When the Lord Jesus spoke to some lowly fishermen and told them to “Follow Me!” they couldn’t begin to fathom how drastically this man was about to change their lives forever.
You might be thinking about now that you have lived too sinful a life up to this point and how could you ever receive forgiveness for all of the mistakes that you have made in your life. But the Bible states very clearly:
For All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Lord God has stated in His Word that He knew that no one would be able to attain to His Holiness, this is why He graciously sent His only begotten son, the Lord Jesus Christ to pay the price for all of our sins. How did He pay this price? He paid it by dying in our place.
But God commends His love toward us, that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
With that said, we also went to the grave with Him and when He was raised from the dead, so were we and we were given a new life so that we might praise Him for all He has given to us.
Therefore, we are buried with Him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Probably about now, you might be thinking that perhaps this is something you might look further into or perhaps you’re ready to give the Lord Jesus Christ a real try. If you are ready to GET A NEW LIFE, there’s an easy confession that you speak out loud. Now you’re probably saying to yourself, “Why do I have to do this thing out loud? What if someone else hears me?” You don’t have to speak this out loud in the presence of others necessarily….you can if you want to…but the main person you’re speaking to is the
Lord Jesus Christ himself.
After all, He’s the one that’s going to SAVE YOU. Your parents can’t…your teachers can’t…your friends can’t…absolutely no one can SAVE YOU….except THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! He’s the only one who has this NEW LIFE. If you’re ready….then….
This is the verse of Scripture in the Holy Bible that this prayer is based upon.
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.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
So if you’re ready to give the Lord Jesus Christ a try, say this prayer out loud.
“Lord Jesus…I want you to be MY Lord…the one that I want to be in control of my life. I confess that YOU are the only one who can SAVE ME from eternal death. YOU are the one who can GIVE ME ETERNAL LIFE. I ask you right now to come into my heart and live there forever. Right now I confess that the Almighty God and Father raised you from the dead so that I could be saved. I also right now confess my sins to you (you can now find a quiet place to be alone for this) and ask you to forgive me for all of them and lead me to the place where I no longer want to do those things that displease you. I thank you right now that you have now given to me eternal life”
If you’re thinking that this was just too easy…you’re right…it is easy to ask the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart and to ask Him to forgive you for all the sinful things that you have done in your life up to this point.
But here’s the catch….(hey, wait a minute…you should have told me there was a catch….I knew it….there’s always a catch…)
It’s not always easy to WALK OUT this NEW LIFESTYLE, you know….the one that’s called the CHRISTIAN lifestyle. But take heart….you now have the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who was and is forever the perfect example of this new lifestyle choice.
Even better…(this is an excellent catch, by the way) HE’S walking with you right now. He’ll be there to hold you up if you let Him, He’ll heal you of all of your past wounds. He’ll teach you all of HIS ways and teach you how to walk RIGHTEOUS. He’ll also give you the BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, if you ask HIM. Just ask HIM, “LORD JESUS, please BAPTIZE me with your HOLY SPIRIT.” Expect it, you don’t have to wait for it. ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE!
How’s that for a CATCH? It beats the proverbial FREE LUNCH, doesn’t it?
Oh, yeah…there is one more catch to this NEW LIFE….
The Lord Jesus Christ is called the GREAT FISHERMAN…
HE JUST CAUGHT YOU, MY FRIEND! CONGRATS!
Now, you can also believe and say the following Bible verse:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
WELCOME TO THE LORD’S FAMILY!