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This might be a heavy read. There are things here you’re going to read, where if you haven’t accepted the reality of Jesus into your life yet, –Spiritually speaking– you won’t have a complete grasp or access in understanding this topic. But regardless if you have or have not, I’ll try to be simple and explain what happens when accepting Jesus into your life. I hope this topic blesses you, encourages you and adds wisdom to you, while we talk about this amazing truth in our lives.
“I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?” • John 3:12
I have the beautiful privilege of being part of a team named Afirmation at my local church, in which I had the opportunity to write down a short script to follow for the team. With that short script we lead the newly converted youth and young adults to comprehend what happens in the invisible when accepting Jesus. Because when they’re asked why they made the decision to accept Jesus, their answers are usually at a lack of words, but they express it as a feeling in their hearts. So we the team affirm there decision showing them the invisible and true value of what they’ve recieved.
Before the beginning of time and space, God first created the spiritual dimension in which He dwells. From this place He then created the physical dimensions in which we live in, where we can see and touch, etc. Meaning that our physical realm of existence depends from this spirit relm where we are able to find God.
“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” • Colossians 1:16
In the book of beginnings (Genesis) when God created the heavens, the oceans and earth, He created it to exist fused with the spirit realm. Heaven and earth where never created to exist separated from each other, but to coexist as one (Eden). It wasn’t until sin separated this relationship, and the original purpose of God’s creation halted.
This is why Jesus taught us to pray: “…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10), because we hold on to the hope and promise of coming back to the original purpose for humanity, to be one, and live as one in an untampered relationship with God.
Invisible Made Visible
But God, moved by relentless love, dressed Himself in skin and bone, and came down to this world to reunite us back to Him. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” • John 1:14:a. Meaning, Jesus was not an act of creation, but the One through whom all of creation came to be. “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” • John 1:3
Jesus had to come because it was a man who sinned (Adam), so a man would have to pay the price of sin; and the penalty of sin is death. Because in all of humanity, not one man was capable of fulfilling the commandments, though so many tried, not one man was worthy to be called righteous before God.
But Jesus who has eternity in himself, came to pay the dept of sin that no one else could pay; and through His eternal sacrifice He paid the debt. His sacrifice now frees us into eternal life with Him. The once broken relationship humanity had with God, since the disobedience of Adam and Eve, is now reconciled through the redemption of Jesus on the cross.
“For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” • Colossians 1:13-14
…and there you are, still, but shaking inside your soul. Your heart beats and beats as if you were on the edge of a tall cliff, but there is also this unexplainable peace that fills your lungs. Now you start breathing deep and squeez your fists. And with your mouth you declare “Jesus, you are my God…” Then a sudden shift in the atmosphere, and you feel as if you were in this unending empty space, but somehow also a space filled with grace…
“If you declare 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 profess your faith and are saved.” • Romans 10:9-10
Declaring Jesus as your God is the acceptance of His saving sacrifice for you on the cross. We declare it with our mouths because just as God formed all of creation by speaking it into existance, we who were created in His image, have the same capability to create when we speak. When we declared Jesus as our God, we spoke eternity into existence in our lives.
But accepting Jesus as God in our lives is only the frame to the doorway of our truer reality in life. Now the same Spirit of God that was in Jesus, now lives in us, reviving our spirit and bridging us into eternity, and allowing us access to the same supernatural miracles that Jesus was able to do. But it doesn’t end at the declaration of Jesus as God. Now the true purpose of our lives starts revealing itself as we start grasping at our true identity in Jesus Christ.
The reason you exist, the reason you were born, the reason you are on this earth in this time period now has its answer. Its after all of this that your purpose is now discoverable.
Read and Sturdy
I encourage you to take the time this week, bring out your Bible and read up on:
• John 1
• Romans 5
Author: Anthony Broady