Is Something Missing In Your Life in Aligarh?

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Aligarh – What do you find your happiness in? What do you look forward to doing? Is there a special person that you love to see because they just make your day? Do you have all you could want or need but find that something is still missing?

All around the world, for the most part, people of every race and culture want the same things out of life — good health, a decent-paying job, a nice house, a nice car, a happy family life, money to pay bills and to put into savings, and freedom to live, love, and lead our lives in peace. We all also want a stable economy, a well-organized government, freedom to worship as we choose, the opportunity to get a good education, and a safe environment in which to live, work, play, and raise our families. Continue reading

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Life’s Three Most Important Questions in Aligarh

Aligarh – At some point over the years, you have probably asked life’s three most important questions: Where did I come from? What is my purpose? And where am I going? Allow me to share with you the answer to each of these questions.

The first question is where did I come from? Of course you know that, physically, you are the product of your mother and father. But, you may have wondered how human kind came to be? Do we exist by chance or were we created with a purpose? How did we come to exist on planet earth?

Many people have attempted to give answers to this question: Evolutionists say that humans evolved from animals and lesser forms of life. Others say that life originated on another planet and then was somehow brought to earth. And some people are convinced that we are all an accident, a cosmic joke, and that there really is no rhyme or reason for our existence. Continue reading

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No New Year Without a New You

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Every time a new year rolls around, folks begin to think about things they can change in their lives. Some people say that they are going to lose weight and start eating healthy. Others say that they are going to go back to college or get out of debt. Some say that they are going to write a book or start their own business. And others commit to getting organized or spending more time with family and friends.

The start of a new year is indeed a great occasion to make a change in your life. I believe that God gives us such time markers as a way for us to stop, look back at our lives, and identify things that we can change for the future. However, many people focus on making only outward changes — changes that will improve the way they look, improve their standard of living, or improve how others see them. I believe that the best change you can make is a change from the inside out — a change of heart, spirit, and mind. In other words, a change that brings about a new you for the new year. For there cannot truly be a New Year for you if there is no new you for the New Year.

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“Dr. King and the KING of Kings” Evangelistic Campaign

1 Timothy 6:13-16: “I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”

Revelation 19:16: “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.”

This message is important to me because I came to faith in Jesus Christ through the efforts of a white, independent Baptist church in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, that for many years did not accept black members, but in the late ‘70s was led to start a black church while I was in the Air Force and stationed at Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, at the age of nineteen. As I interacted with the leaders and members of that church, and even the pastor of the black church plant, I heard some negative things about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that I had never heard before. Some people tried to discredit him by suggesting that he was not a true minister of the Gospel, and even that he did not have a genuine relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. They viewed him as just a mere social worker, with some even claiming that he was a Communist. Even some of the blacks in that young church did not think too highly of Dr. King.

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Hell: The Real House of Horrors

Allow me to briefly share with you how the Lord gave me this message: I was traveling on an evangelistic preaching tour in England and across Europe, and I had just finished preaching a series of meetings in England. Whenever I go to Europe, I always travel by train, which I just love and find very relaxing. On this particular evening, I departed from London’s Victoria Station on my way to Belgium and then on to Germany. After crossing the English Channel by ferry, my connecting train arrived rather late in the evening, and when I got on the train, I was tired and ready to just lean my head back and go to sleep.

As I normally do, I tried to get a compartment to myself, however, this was during the summer months, and the train, to my surprise, was jam-packed, and a bunch of college students piled into my compartment. The Lord began to speak to my heart about witnessing to these young people, and I told the Lord that I didn’t feel like doing that at the moment. However, He kept speaking to my heart that I needed to share the Gospel with these young people. I said, ‘Lord, it has got to be eleven or twelve o’clock at night, and I am sure they do not want to hear it, and I don’t really feel like telling them right now. And besides that, Lord, I just got through preaching a series of great meetings in England, and I just want to relax and rest a little while before the next meetings.’ And then, the thought suddenly came across my mind, that if I really believe that these young people would go to hell if they died, then I would surely share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with them so that they could be saved from this awful place.

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“With Talent On Loan from God…” — A Thanksgiving Celebration

On this Thanksgiving, I thank God for the talents and gifts that He has bestowed upon my family and me and that is no doubt the reason why I love to see people do what they are truly talented and gifted by God to do. It is a blessing to see singers, musicians, actors, actresses, athletes in all sports, writers, speakers, business people, doctors, cooks, auto mechanics, lawyers, and leaders of all types seemingly without effort and almost flawlessly doing what they were given by God the talents and the gifts to do.

Their talents (or gifts) come from God, and He has blessed the world with an abundance of and an array of talents. Every time we see these talents on display, we ought to be thankful to God for them and for the way in which many people use them to benefit and bless society. Many years ago, I heard a popular secular radio talk show host begin his radio broadcasts with the phrase ‘with talent on loan from God…’ Even though I have not listened to him in years, that phrase stuck with me. It was good for him to know that whatever talents and gifts he has they came from God, and it is good for all of us to know that, and we all should give God thanks.

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give this Christmas…

During this time of year, the thoughts of many people turn toward the matter of gift-giving and receiving. Collectively, we spend a good deal of money and time going from store to store to get the “perfect” gift for people we love or people we simply want to impress.

However, God gave the entire world the greatest gift it would ever receive when He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world in the form of a baby in a manger. Many people at that time — and many people today — overlooked the utter importance of this wonderful gift. This gift, which arrived in the humble town of Bethlehem and was born to two ordinary Jews, was the means by which God intended to deliver the world from the pain, suffering, and death that came about because of sin.

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Why Do You Want to Follow Jesus? (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign #12)

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Why Do You Want to Follow Jesus?

John 1:35-39 reads: “Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.”

Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents and politicians but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey God’s Great Commission and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to pray without ceasing for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. This campaign is inspired by 1 Corinthians 2:2: “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” As well as Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” This is message number 12.

Kyle Idleman said, “The biggest threat to the church today is fans who call themselves Christians but aren’t actually interested in following Christ. They want to be close enough to Jesus to get all the benefits, but not so close that it requires anything from them.”

After Jesus made his entrance at John’s baptism, word quickly spread in the region about the Man whom the Spirit had landed on in the form of a dove. Many wanted to know about this Man who apparently was of such great importance that John the Baptist would tell people to follow Him instead. They wanted to know if this man, of whom a voice boomed from Heaven declaring Him God’s ‘beloved Son’, was indeed the long awaited Messiah. Our passage for today tells us of the reaction of two men who left John and began to follow Jesus.

1. They heard the message. These two disciples were standing with John the next day — the second day in this series. John the writer wanted to show how the disciples of John the Baptist came to faith in Jesus Christ. Dr. John Walvoord and Roy Zuck states, “The action in God’s economy was shifting from John’s baptism to the ministry of Jesus.” As Jesus was walking by, John the Baptist said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” That word “behold” means to “view with steadfastness and attention”, to look deeply into. These two followers of John were called to examine what they saw and knew about Jesus. They knew what they had heard from John’s preaching. They saw the Holy Spirit come down on Jesus after His baptism. They heard the voice from Heaven. Now, they observed Jesus with their own eyes. What would they do with the information they had?

2. They followed the Messiah. We read, “And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.” After weighing the evidence, these two concluded that John the Baptist was right, so they decided to follow Jesus. John the Baptist did not mind his disciples leaving him to follow Jesus: that was the whole purpose for which he had preached and baptized — to get people ready to follow the Messiah when He did come. The word “follow” has a double meaning here. These two men followed in the sense of walking behind someone, but, as one commentary put it, they also “turned their allegiance to Jesus that day.”

3. They lived under the authority of the Master. These disciples did not follow Jesus out of mere curiosity; Jesus made sure of that. He asked them, “What seek ye?” Jesus wanted to know what they were looking for and why they were following Him. Perhaps, it could also be said that Jesus was asking, ‘What are you seeking in life?’ The disciples answered, “Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?” The disciples wanted to know where Jesus was going so they could go and stay with Him. The authors of the Bible Knowledge Commentary state that the word translated “staying” [or “dwellest” in the King James Version] is a favorite word of John’s. It occurs here in his writings for the first time. It means, of course, ‘to stay or dwell’ in a place. But it also has a more spiritual meaning — and that is “to remain, to continue, or to abide.” These disciples weren’t content to follow Jesus for a day and then go back to their own lives. They weren’t content to come and listen to Jesus teach a few times a week, and not have any real commitment. If Jesus was who John the Baptist said He was, if Jesus was who the voice from Heaven said He was, these disciples were ready to go all-in with Jesus.

John tells us that this event took place “about the tenth hour.” According to the official Roman method of telling time as well as the way the Synoptic Gospels count time, this would be about 10 am.

In answer to the disciples’ question, Jesus said, “Come and see. [And] They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him.” They had to come to Jesus before they could see the rest of the way forward with Him. You may not understand everything about salvation right now, but Jesus promises that if you come to Him, He will show you the rest of the way.

After all that you have heard about Jesus, are you ready to come to Him today? If you are looking for salvation from your sins and the punishment of sins, if you are looking for new life and a relationship with God, then you need to make the decision to come to Jesus as the disciples did. Allow me to show you how.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “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. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to GospelLightSociety.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

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The Testimony of John (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign #11)

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The Testimony of John

John 1:29-36 reads: “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!”

Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents and politicians but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey God’s Great Commission and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to pray without ceasing for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. This campaign was inspired by 1 Corinthians 2:2: “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” As well as Acts 5:42: “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” This is message number 11.

Richard Trench said, “In naming Him ‘The Son of God,’ John the Baptist speaks with unclouded vision: he means nothing less than the full Christian doctrine that the Man Jesus is also the eternal Son of the eternal Father, co-equal, co-eternal.”

Nobody was prepared for the way in which the Son of God entered the world. Those who expected Him to arrive as a conquering king were wrong. Those who expected a religious leader who would push the Mosaic law were also wrong. Many looked for the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, but Jesus came as the Lamb of God. Jesus’ arrival was so unlike what anyone expected that God had to reveal Jesus’ true nature to a select few. John the Baptist was one of those few. Please notice three things this passage tells us:

1. John the Baptist received his knowledge of Jesus Christ from God. John clearly says, “I knew him not.” In fact, he says it twice. So, if John did now know Jesus, how was He able to declare that Jesus Christ was the “Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world”? How was he able to baptize people in anticipation of His arrival? John answers in verse 33: “He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.” God, who had sent John to baptize people ahead of Jesus’ arrival, gave John a specific sign that would let him know who Jesus was. That sign was the Holy Spirit visibly descending on Jesus. Luke 3:22 says, “And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon [Jesus], and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.” Do you know Him? Have you trusted Jesus as your Saviour?

2. John the Baptist verified his belief regarding Jesus with observation. In verse 32 we read, “And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him… And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.” Some in the world criticize Christianity by saying that it is a religion based on blind belief. But, that is not the case. Christianity is a faith based on strong witness testimony. Repeatedly, in the Gospels, and in the epistles, we are told of how the apostles and others saw Jesus, spoke with him, learned from him, and observed him. Here, John lets us know that he saw the Holy Spirit descend from Heaven and land on Jesus with His own eyes. John did not blindly follow Jesus; and he does not expect us to blindly follow Him. Rather, John puts his name on the line, giving us eyewitness testimony that Jesus is the Christ and the Savior of the world. Do you know Him? Have you trusted Jesus as your Saviour?

3. John the Baptist turned people to Jesus Christ. When John received his confirmation that he had indeed seen the Lamb of God, he immediately turned people’s attention to Him. John told the crowds gathered to hear him preach, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” Then, later on as he was walking with two of his own disciples, he saw Jesus again, and immediately pointed them to Him. “And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!” John knew that his work was coming to an end now that Jesus was on the scene. He told everyone who came to hear him about the Lamb of God that had come to take away the sins of the world. Do you know Him? Have you trusted Jesus as your Saviour?

Today, the words and testimony of John the Baptist still point us to the Savior. We, like those who came to hear John, have a decision to make. Will we ignore and reject Christ or will we accept Him and His sacrifice on the cross?

If you want to accept Jesus Christ and his sacrifice on the cross, allow me to share with you how you can do that today.

First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Please understand that because of your sins, you deserve eternal punishment in hell. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death…” This is both physical death and spiritual death in hell. That is the bad news.

But here is the good news. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to GospelLightSociety.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

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Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God Who Took Away the Sins of the World (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign #10)

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Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God Who Took Away the Sins of the World

John 1:29 reads: “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents and politicians but disobedient pastors and preachers who have refused to obey God’s Great Commision and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to pray without ceasing for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. This is message number 10.

D.L. Moody said, “We learn to know Christ as our Savior, to meet Him on Mount Calvary, to look on Him as the bleeding Lamb of God, before we know Him as our Redeemer, Deliverer, and Shepherd.”

Our text describes Jesus as coming to John the “next day.” The “next day” would have been the day after the Pharisees and other religious leaders sent their representatives to question John the Baptist as to who he was and what his agenda was. From the verses we read on yesterday, we saw that John already knew that Jesus had come on the scene, but that He had not publicly began His ministry. Thus, scholars have concluded that John 1:29 takes place after Jesus’ baptism since John did not know who the Messiah was until after Jesus had come to him to be baptized.

John describes Jesus as “the Lamb of God.” This is the first time in all of the New Testament that Jesus is described as such. Gerald Borchert said, John “chose to start with a story in which Jesus is given a designation not used in any of the other Gospels. John The Baptist is here portrayed as gaining the attention of the people by announcing, ‘Look!’ (Behold! or See!) and pointedly identifying Jesus as ‘the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'” In doing so, John the Baptist connects Jesus to many Old Testament images that describe exactly what Jesus came to do. The Jews would have immediately recognized the importance of Jesus being the Lamb. Let’s look at seven roles Jesus fulfills as the Lamb of God.

1. Jesus is the ‘gentle Lamb’ of Jeremiah 11:19. By calling Jesus “the Lamb of God,” John shows Jesus’ grace and humility. Jesus did not come to bring wrath and judgment this first time, but to bring peace and hope to a hurting world.

2. Jesus is the Passover Lamb. The Passover was a Jewish celebration that commemorated God’s deliverance of the Jews from the judgment brought by the Angel of Death in Egypt. Those Jews who smeared the blood of a lamb on their doorposts were “passed over” when the death angel came to kill the firstborn son of every Egyptian family. Jesus is our passover Lamb. Because of the shed blood of Christ, the judgment of God passes over us.

3. Jesus is the substitutionary Lamb of Genesis 22. In the Old Testament, God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac to prove his loyalty to Him. But, at the last minute, God provided a lamb as a substitute for Abraham’s son. This act of substitution is a picture of what Jesus did for us on the cross. He died in our place.

4. Jesus is the Guilt Offering of the Old Testament. The Jews brought guilt offerings before God for sins they committed unintentionally or through ignorance. Because ignorance is not an excuse before God, these sins still had to be paid for. Jesus is our once-for-all payment for such sins.

5. Jesus is the “Servant of the Lord” of Isaiah 53. Aramaic was the language that Jesus and His contemporaries spoke in day-to-day life. The word used for “lamb” in the Aramaic version of John’s Gospel can mean either ‘servant’ or ‘lamb’. It is believed that the writer who translated the Aramaic text deliberately used this word to identify Jesus as the Servant of the Lord famously described in Isaiah 53. As a Servant, Jesus is shown to be obedient to the Father in all things. Unlike us, Jesus lived a sinless perfect life before God.

6. Jesus is the Scapegoat. In Old Testament times, the Jews would symbolically place their sins on the head of a goat and banish it in the desert. Regarding John’s view of the Lamb of God also being a scapegoat, Marcus Dods writes in The Expositor’s Bible: ‘Impregnated as John’s mind was with the sacrificial ideas in which he had been nurtured, if Jesus was the scapegoat on whom our sins were laid, and who carried them all away, He certainly had the qualities which fitted Him for this work: He had a connection with us of an intimate kind, and He was stainlessly innocent.’ Jesus came to take away our sin and guilt. He became our Scapegoat, bearing our sins and punishment before God so we would not have to.

7. Jesus is the Lamb led to the slaughter. When lambs were gathered to be slaughtered for their meat or sheared for their wool, they did not protest or resist what was happening. Isaiah uses the word “dumb” to describe their nature. And he says that Jesus did not ‘open his mouth’ in protest. Jesus accepted God’s will for him as the Lamb of God sent to take away the sins of the world.

Of course, we may be more comfortable with a triumphant Jesus, victorious over death and Hell. But, the Gospels first present Him as a bloodied, beaten, bruised sacrificial Lamb, repulsive to God because our sins have been laid upon Him. It is by this Jesus that we are saved. It is by this Lamb of God that our sins are taken away. As Martin Luther said, “Either sin is with you, lying on your shoulders, or it is lying on Christ, the Lamb of God. Now if it is lying on your back, you are lost; but if it is resting on Christ, you are free, and you will be saved. Now choose what you want.”

Dear friend, choose what you want. You cannot be saved from sin without receiving the sacrifice of the Lamb of God. Will you receive Him today? If your answer is yes, allow me to share with you how you can do that today.

First, please understand that you are a sinner and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Please understand that because of your sins, you deserve punishment in hell. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death…” This is both physical death and spiritual death in hell.

But here is the good news. John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The phrase “For God so loved the world” means that if you are in this world, God loves you no matter what you have done.

The next phrase, “that He gave His only begotten Son” refers to Jesus Christ. He is God’s son who suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and for mine, and He was buried and rose again.

Our next phrase is “that whosoever believeth in Him”. The word “whosoever” means anybody at anytime. The phrase “believeth in Him” means to trust in Him, to depend upon Him, to rely on Him, or to have faith in Him for your salvation.

Our next phrase, “should not perish”, refers to eternal punishment in a place called hell.

And, lastly, the phrase “but have everlasting life” means to live eternally in Heaven with God.

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “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 whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to GospelLightSociety.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

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