God made you with Two Natures…
A SPIRITUAL NATURE
A PHYSICAL NATURE
God placed you in Two Worlds…
God uniquely equipped you to live in these Two Worlds with…
|How well do you use your sight to experience the world around you? Are you aware of its beauty? Do you pause to consider the sunsets and flowers, or do you take these for granted? How well do you use your sense of Sight.|
|Are you sensitive to the touch of someone’s loving hand on yours? Do you discern the difference in textures and surfaces? Do you use this sense to communicate love or sympathy to others around you? How well do you use your sense of Touch?|
|Do you enjoy good foods and various tastes? God has given us our taste buds to know and experience His wonderful world through the marvelous foods He has provided. Are you a connoisseur of food or a “sewer” for food? How well do you use your sense of Taste?|
|God has given us many marvelous sounds in His world. Do you pause to listen to the song of a bird, or the wind blowing in the trees? Do you hear His rolling thunder, and enjoy the sounds of crickets on a hot summer night? Do you enjoy good music, or do you cram your day with a background of confusion? Can you enjoy the “sounds of silence”? How well do you use your Sense of Hearing?|
God has filled our world with fragrances and odors. You are to use your sense of smell to experience His world. Do you appreciate the smell of fresh plowed earth, or the fragrance of a mowed field after a rain? Do you pause to smell the roses? Do you appreciate the smell of hamburgers cooking, or the fragrance of fresh ground coffee? Do you enjoy the smell of a bakery, or appreciate the fragrance of fine perfume? How well do you use your sense of Smell?
Now rate your Personal Health.
How good is your overall Health?
Please rate this on the scale of 1-8.
Your Total Body Rating is… %
Your SOUL is, in reality, the INNER YOU. Sometimes it is called your Heart. It allows you to relate to the Two Worlds in which you live…(the Spiritual World and the Physical World). Your SOUL is made up of three very distinct parts…the MIND, the EMOTIONS, and the WILL.
And with your WILL you Respond.
How well do you use these?
Let’ consider them…Please rate your responses. (using a scale of 1-11.)
How well do you use your MIND as you relate to your world?
Do you push yourself to the max, or relax and “coast” mentally? Albert Einstein, studies have shown, only used a small portion of his mental capacity. Do you allow others to “feed” you “pre-digested information”, or do you research and think for yourself?
How well do you use your “Choice Making” mechanism? Do you make the right choices, or are you prone to making the wrong ones? You must live with your decisions and choices, like it or not. When you make choices, you are excercising the wonderful gift that God given to human beings. No other animal has this choice making ability. How well do you use your Mind? Please rate.
|God created us with Emotions so that we might respond to Him and to others. How well do you respond to life emotionally? How well do you control, or express, your emotions?|
|The will is your ability to apply your desicions and choices to your life. Are you the master of your will, or is it your master?Who’s in charge of your life? How would you rate your Will?|
Your total rating for your SOUL is… %
Your BODY and your SOUL are very important, but the most important aspect of you is your SPIRIT. With your SPIRIT, you relate to the SPIRITUAL WORLD…both God and Satan.
In this case use a scale of 1-34 ?
Your SPIRIT Rating is %
The Total Rating of BODY, SOUL and SPIRIT %
Remember, God’s Desire is that you be 100%…
That is, the Complete Person He intended you to be.
What percentage of a Complete Person are you?
The Difference is Your “Emptiness Factor”
Is this why your life seems so meaningless?
Maybe, just maybe…herein lies the answers to…
Why are You Here?
And, Where are You Going?
Q. So, you are % of the Person God Created you to be.
Now, Let’s see how this plays out in Your life…
|Drugs/Alcohol||The Illicit use of legal or illegal drugs and /or beer/wine/liquor. Seeking the change that comes from these things.|
|Illicit Sex||Sex outside of marriage…heterosexuality, homosexuality, pornography…never really satisfied.|
|Money||Seeking fulfillment by possessing more and more. Never enough. No real or lasting pleasure or security. Exchanging your life for money.|
|Material Things||Filling your life with “stuff”…an insatiable desire for more. More of everything. But, more to worry about, more to insure, and more to worry about losing. Keeping it all running and in shape…it controls you.|
|Entertainment||Endless TV, hours at the computer, adicted to porn or video games, never satisfied. Your hunger rages for increased entertainment.|
|Sports/Exercise||Constantly wanting to do more…Fill life, stay busy; boating, climbing, hiking, skiing, surfing, working out…you name it. Building your anticipation for the next big event. Never satisfied; often disappointed.|
|Outdoor Activity||Live for the next hiking, fishing, hunting, or golf outing. Never satisfied.|
|Work/Job||Accomplishment: pride in “climbing the corporate ladder” only to find that it is on the wrong wall. You ARE dispensable. Upset that you are not adequately recognized or promoted, and angry at the injustice. Never truly fulfilled.|
|Control/Power||Desire to be in control of others and situations, both at work and at play…whether in the office, at home, at church, or in the broader community. Drive for popularity. Drive to be accepted and honored…to achieve and gain recognition. No lasting satisfaction.|
|Family||Placing family first in everything. When you “worship” your family, you begin to expect them to fulfill your needs. Empty nest? Death? Divorce? Disappointment?|
You become a “SLAVE” to your “god of choice”.
These “gods” do NOT give joy “Life, Life Abundant, or Life Eternal.”
But instead… Death! “The wages of Sin IS DEATH…” That is Present Tense…Now! Romans 6:23
Whom Do You Choose? God or Satan?
IF…You Choose God, please take the following Steps to Your Salvation.
1. God Loves You…
“God loves the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever Faiths Him has Everlasting Life.” – John 3:16
So, Everything is Wonderful. Right?
No! Absolutely Not!
2. Problems, Problems, Major Problems…
There is nothing we can do to fix our desperate situation!
WE HAVE NO ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION!
WE ARE LOST AND SEPARATED FROM GOD!
God Alone Is the Answer!
God is the Only Solution to our Problem.
3. God Gave Us His Only Son Jesus! He Died to Forgive us.
John 1:14 – “The Word became flesh and tabernacled (dwelt) among us…”
Jesus Died on the Cross so our Sins could be Forgiven!
He did for you what you could not do for yourself.
I John 1:9…
|“If we Confess (Repent of) our sins…”||
The Result >
|“…He is Faithful and Just To Forgive us our sins And to Cleanse us of All Unrighteousness.”|
Confess…That you are wrong and tired of being “sick and tired”.
Repent…Tell God that you are truly sorry for your sins. Make the U-turn to God.
Ask Him…To Forgive you and Cleanse you of every sin.
IF…you were Honest with God as you Prayed, You have done Your Part.
God is “Faithful and Just to Forgive and Cleanse you of every sin”. That is His Part.
4. Christ Jesus is Alive! He Arose to open Salvation to us.
“We are Saved by His Life!” – Romans 5:10
The Living Lord Jesus Christ wants to COME INTO YOUR HEART to take up residence (i.e. to be “Boss” of your life, to “Reign” over your heart). He enters in to give you “Life, Life Abundant“ and someday “Life Eternal“.
Jesus wants to meet every need in your life. He will give you Perfect Love, He will Accept you Unconditionally. He will give you His Perfect Peace and Joy. He will give new Meaning to your life.
Galatians 5:22-23 – says that He gives us the “Fruit of His Spirit“, which is…“Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control”. In reality, Christ gives us Himself.
So, who has been in charge of your life? Who has been running the show? If you have been in charge…then, we have to ask “How is it going?”
Maybe it is time to turn things over to a New Director…God.
Now that is a good choice!
“LOOK…If anyone HEARS My Voice And, OPENS THE DOOR (of their heart)…”
|…I STAND at the Door (of your Heart) And I KNOCK;
…I WILL COME IN…and, I WILL FELLOWSHIP WITH THEM.
This is God’s Promise to you!
Invite Jesus to Come Into your Heart
and Take over your Life?
Pray like this… (from your heart, in your own words…)
Lord Jesus, I know that you love me and want your best for my life. I have tried to run my own life. I am sick and tired of trying. Please, Lord I sense you knocking at my heart’s door. I know that you want to come in to my heart. Please do that!
Did you mean that Prayer?
With all your Heart, do you mean it?
The Living Lord Jesus has just come into your heart!
Thank Him! Right Now! In your own words…Just thank Him!
Can you be sure that you know God personally?
You can know exactly where you stand with God!
Your spiritual condition with God affects all this life, and all eternity.
Your relationship with God is the most important relationship in life.
This is a matter of Life or Death!
God’s Word tells you…
“These things I have written to you Who ‘Faith’ in the Name of the Son of God, in order that you may KNOW that you have Eternal Life.” – I John 5:13
Note: Many English translations of the Bible read “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” Such mis-translations come from the inadequacy of the English language to properly reflect the Greek meaning. The word in Greek is pisteuo, which means “faith”. To most people, “belief” means a “mental acceptance”. But mental acceptance, and mental acceptance alone, will NOT lead to Salvation. “Faith” is acting upon what we Believe.
“Faithing God” is like taking a “leap” into the arms of God for our Salvation. That means, we must totally Trust Jesus to Save us. Thus, we “Faith” Him!
God Wants you to Know that you have Eternal Life.
“God has given us Eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son. He who has the Son has Life; He who does not have the Son of God does not have Life. I write these things to you who “Faith” in the name of the Son of God so that you may Know that you have Eternal Life” – I John 5:11-13
God wants you to have His full Joy in your life.
“God has given us Eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son. He who has the Son has Life; He who does not have the Son of God does not have Life. I write these things to you who “Faith” in the name of the Son of God so that you may Know that you have Eternal Life”– I John 5:11-13
God wants you to have His full Joy in your life.
Jesus told us… “Keep My Commandments, Abide in My Love…these things I have spoken to you, that My Joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” – John 15:10-11
Forgiveness and Salvation are “Gifts” from God.
He “Gives Life” to all who Repent and Open their Hearts to Him.
Personal Check Up…
“Test yourself to see if your Faith is really genuine…Examine yourself. If you can not tell that Jesus Christ is in you, you have failed the test.” – II Corinthians. 13:15 NLT
So, Are you “A Child of God” or “Satan’s kid”?
Have you taken The Two Essential Steps to God?
That is…have you made a Conscious Choice to Escape Satan’s Control
and Come to Jesus for Salvation and Life?
If: “No”, God’s Word says you are still “in your sin”, and you are still
Separated from God and His Salvation.
If: “Yes”, You are now a “Child of God” with all His Promises.
Hear God’s Word…
God is unchanging!
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8
Count on what God says!
“God is not a man that He should lie.” – Numbers 23:19
Your Salvation is God’s Gift!
“The Gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 6:23
“For by Grace (which is Love you don’t deserve) you have been Saved, through Faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the Gift of God; NOT as a result of works, so that no one should boast.” – Eph. 2:8-9.
You have Eternal Life Now!
“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.” – John 10:28-29
“Whoever ‘Faiths’ in Him will not perish but will have Eternal Life.” – John 3:16
Christ Flows in your Life!
He promises to be an artesian spring within you.
“Whoever Drinks of the Water I give him shall never Thirst, The Water that I give shall become in him an ever flowing well Springing up to Eternal Life.” – John 4:14
Christ Lives In You!
Jesus wants to live His Resurrected Life in you and through you. NOTE: You cannot live the Christian life! God does not require it of you. “You can’t do it, God never said you could. He will. He has always said he would.”Major Ian Thomas. Just allow Jesus to be Himself in you daily. Begin the day with Him in charge, and yield every word and action to Him. Watch His miracles.
“Christ in you, is the Hope of Glory.” – Colosians 1:27
“Glory” = the Hope of you becoming the person God intended and created you to be.
You are a New Person!
“Therefore, if any man is In Christ, he is a New Creature; the Old Things have passed away;
Look, New Things have come.” – II Cor. 5:17
Since you are a Child of God…
Welcome to His Family!
Beginning today you are a part of Brothers and Sisters around our world who have made this same Commitment. They have been Forgiven by Jesus through His Cross, and Saved through His Resurrection by their Faith. You are now an important part of His Family. The Relationship matter is settled for Time and Eternity. God is Your Father…“no one can snatch you from His Hand.”
Why not determine right now that you will not go around “messing up” God’s Family Name.
You are God’s Temple on Earth!
“Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives within you and was given to you by God; you do not belong to yourself.” – I Corinthians 6:19 NLT
No Doubt About Your Salvation
Your Salvation is real! God does not want you to be in doubt about the most important thing in your life. Your Salvation is not a matter of emotions, but they may accompany it. You Know you are Saved because you Know that Jesus Died for your sins, Forgave you, and you Know that the Risen Lord Jesus has Come into your Heart. These are Facts! Your Assurance rests upon God’s Faithfulness, and His Promises.
Likely, you will feel Forgiven, Cleansed, and Free from Condemnation. The result is a deep inner Peace, abiding Joy, and confidence that your future is in God’s hands. You Know that He loves you, and He has all of this life and Eternity in His hands. This is Assurance!
You are now God’s Adopted Child…He is your Father. The Bible is your Authority, and the Holy Spirit is with you as the inner Witness that this is so. Your Peace within agrees. Doubts are settled.
Thank the Lord For your Salvation and New Life.
And Now, Since You Know that you Belong to God…
Jesus Invites you to “Fellowship” with Him. John 1:7
This Fellowship “Walk” is necessary for your Spiritual Growth, not to remain Saved. By your “Works you will be Known”, for “we are Created for Good Works”.
The Scripture says…
“We are God’s Masterpiece, He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the Good Works He has planned for us long ago.” – Ephesians 2:10 NLT
Find a Church Home where the Word of God is Preached and Taught, and where you can Grow in your Christian Walk. As God’s Spirit leads your heart, join that church and be obedient to Jesus by following Him in New Testament Baptism. Take your public stand for Jesus!
Begin every day with your Lord in PRAYER. Keep your daily appointment with Him faithfully. Study His WORD as you seek His Guidance and Direction. Give Him time to speak to you. WORSHIP God in your Church, in your Home, and in every area of your life. FELLOWSHIP with other members of God’s Family. Share, Study, and Pray with them. WITNESS to folks about Jesus. Tell them what He has done for you. OBEY the Word of God and be led by His Spirit.
Just allow Jesus be Himself in and through your life.
The Fruit of the Spirit is a Picture of Jesus.
And, Fruit in us verifies His work in our lives.
We can’t produce the Fruit on our own.
“The Fruit of His Spirit” is
“Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit.”
*The “Tree of Life” for every Christian
produces this Fruit…The Fruit of Jesus.
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