Preface: Sooner or later, everyone has to decide who Jesus is. The answer must reflect your own personal belief. And on that answer your destiny depends.
In Jeremiah, and in other parts of the Bible from beginning to the end, God gives prophets and others a second chance. We note that from Genesis, with Adam and Eve and their disobedience, to the teachings of God through to King David, and all of his wicked ways, that God forgives. David was considered to be a man after God’s heart. With all his wrongdoings, David always repented for the evil he had done. In our daily lives we need to take a chapter from David and admit our wrong. We need to go to God in prayer, seeking forgiveness. We find ourselves in situations in which only God can help us. Even though He had nothing to do with our messing up, He is always willing to forgive the repentant sinner who is willing to come home.
God has always had messengers and prophets who continuously proclaimed His message.
When Adam and Eve sinned, God came to them Himself. When David messed up with
Bathsheba, God sent the prophet Nathan. And He went to dramatic ends to turn Jonah around.
God loves us so much that He is willing to go many extra miles for us to be saved. Anyone who can give up their only Son in order to save you really loves you.
Today, the call goes out for all of us to know Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior. God has already done the work for us. So let us repent and receive Jesus. God is so good to us that when one person comes back to Him, there is rejoicing in heaven. The world can offer only temporary things, but God offers hope, joy, and a crown of rejoicing (1 Thess. 2:19).
Follow these steps, and you will always be with God:
1. Pray. Remember that when you pray, you are talking to God, and things can change when we pray. Jonah, in that big fish, called on the Lord, and the Lord heard his cry. The people of
Nineveh changed from their wicked ways, and God saved them. If He did it for those people, He can do it for you. So continue to seek the Lord in prayer and things will change.
2. Read God’s Word. When we continuously study God’s Word, we are better prepared for the evil false teachings that may come our way. So read your Bible every day. Dare to be a Daniel.
3. Surrender fully. We must surrender completely if we are to overcome. Don’t allow anything or anyone to hold you down or hinder you from receiving that inner peace—that joy and salvation—that knowing Jesus can bring.
Do you believe that there are still prophets in our midst today that can bring messages of doom and damnation from God, asking us to repent? Explain your answer.