It is simple logic: two people together can achieve more than one person by himself. And if the second person happens to be God Almighty, then, there are no limits to how much can be accomplished! And so, it’s just a wise decision to receive Him into your life!
God is a person and can be either received into your life or rejected. He is not just a power or spirit or a consciousness; He is a person. He has revealed himself through Jesus Christ.
I don’t like to call my decision to follow Jesus or my baptism as an act of conversion or changing religion, because that is not what baptism or giving your life to Jesus really is. When God created Man (Gen1:27), He did not divide mankind into any religion or caste or any denomination. The first man on earth “Adam” was created by God in His own image (Gen1:26) out of His love. God gave him the rights and privileges on earth (Gen1:28-30) , but Adam lost that authority and also his relationship with God his Father because of his sin. (Gen3:1-6). I was in the same state of sin and I did not know my Father in Heaven and my Creator (Is 6:9-10, Mt 13:13-15) until I received Jesus into my life.
The word of God tells us in Hosea that in the last days the Israelites will come trembling to the Lord and His blessing. They will not come only to His blessings but will come to Him. It's a word not only for the Israelites but also for us: we have to come trembling to the LORD and His blessings; first to the Lord and then to His blessings! Hosea 3:1-5 says,
Jesus, in his conversation with Nicodemus told him that unless a man is born again he will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. So, if being born again is the way into the Kingdom of God, then it is of utmost importance; in fact, it is the most important aspect of a persons’ life, as being born again or not is going to determine his/her eternal destiny.
GOD IS OUR FATHER and He created us that we may love Him, have a relationship with Him and enjoy our lives to the full. True joy and happiness come by being connected with God the right way. But instead, we are SEPARATED and CUT OFF from Him because WE HAVE SINNED - we do not give God the first place in our lives, dishonor our parents, lie, cheat, steal, lust with our eyes, use bad language, curse, hate certain people and have unforgiveness towards certain others…… and so much more. Many times because of this we go through a lot of pain, suffering, sickness, and cannot really enjoy this life and will be surely separated from God forever in hell.
Most of us do not give careful thought to our lives. We just live day-day, month-month and year-year, rarely even asking ourselves, ‘What am I living for’? ‘What is the purpose of my life’? We work so hard to make our lives secure that we hardly even think of the reason for our lives. We live as though we would spend an eternity on this earth. The span of our lives is 70 or 80 years (maybe much lesser!!). And what after that? Have you considered the fact that you have a soul? Certain decisions you make while you are still alive will determine the fate of your soul? When you die your body goes to the grave but your soul lives on to receive an eternal reward – heaven or an eternal punishment – hell.
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises... And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.(Heb 6:12,15)
Jesus loves you, wants to bless you abundantly and wants to make you a blessing!
Your life on the earth is not a mere accident, a mistake or by chance. God has a plan and purpose for your life on the earth and He desires to have a personal relationship with you! When you come to know God personally and experience His love, when you start focusing on eternal truths and seek His plan and go about fulfilling the purpose for which He created you, then you will have a peace, joy and satisfaction that you would never have otherwise and enjoy His abundant blessings in your everyday life… you will find meaning and purpose in life and start experiencing the FULLNESS of LIFE that Jesus promised.
El Shaddai Tabernacle is our Church based in Bangalore, India, where we focus on glorifying Jesus Christ through our lives, making ready a people prepared for the Lord and help each one receive the life in fullness that the bible promises by growing in Christ Jesus. So, as you go through the material on this website may God give you a deeper knowledge of Himself and the meaning and purpose He has for your life; may you be encouraged and may your faith in Him grow stronger; may you understand eternal realities causing you to trust in Jesus and moving you to become holy like Him… that as a bride is prepared in every way to meet her bridegroom, you also may be prepared to meet Jesus when He comes again.
Some Bible verses that will always help you:
Romans 8:28 : ‘And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose’
Ephesians 3:20 : ‘Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think’.
To know more on the meaning of El Shaddai please read the article EL SHADDAI.