We are in a moment in time when everyone is focused on the same thing worldwide. The Coronavirus has shaken the world and forced us all to face our mortality. Billions of people are contemplating life and death and many are scared. I’m here to tell you that you do not need to be afraid anymore! We will all take our last breath someday, but we don’t need to fear death! Jesus beat death and Jesus saves souls!
There is real hope in Jesus! He died for us, so we could be forgiven and go to Heaven! There is no greater gift or hope in this whole world than the salvation of our souls!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus speaking in John 3:16
Is that not what we all want? To be saved and have eternal life? To know we are loved and safe in the arms of God? Yes, our souls need peace! We want to be at peace and not be afraid anymore, and Jesus is the only One who can set us free!
“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil–and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.”
1 Corinthians 15:3-5
Easter is coming up soon and Jesus is the whole reason we celebrate Easter! Good Friday is the day we honor Jesus for dying for us. Easter Sunday is the day we celebrate His glorious resurrection from the dead! Jesus destroyed the devil’s work when He died on the cross and He set us free by His blood! He alone gives us victory over sin and death and there is no other way to be saved.
“He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
1 John 3:8
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
We have all sinned and we all need a Savior. What good news it truly is that we can be saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ! That God will forgive all of our sins and give us eternal life is the greatest news of all!
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”
None of us could ever enter Heaven by our own effort or “good works.” Salvation is God’s greatest gift to us all and we can only enter Heaven through faith in Jesus. There is no boasting in Heaven. We are saved by the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, and we must put our faith in Him to have eternal life!
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Don’t live in fear of death any longer! Jesus loves you and He wants to forgive all your sins and save your soul! Come to Jesus and be at peace!
Grace and peace to you all!