Jesus Forgives Your Sins
I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. John 5:24
When you believe in Jesus Christ He forgives your sins and gives you eternal life. He will not condemn you for the sins that you have committed. You can trust in his complete forgiveness and he has also given you eternal life! This means he will not speak of your sins in the future and will give you eternal life.
You Receive Eternal Life
What is eternal life? Do you have to die to be able to enjoy it? Jesus describes it like this:
And this is the way to have eternal life--to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. John 17:3
Therefore, eternal life is really about knowing Jesus Christ. Not just like you know somebody at school or at work, but really knowing Him, like best friends know each other. The more you get to know Jesus the more you will come to know what it really means to live. You are now on a journey with Jesus Christ, and each day that you walk with him you will be learning new and good things about him and about life.
You Become A Child Of God
Wow! The first two things sounded good, but this one’s amazing! God allows you to be his child. When someone gives their life to Christ and accepts him as lord and savior they become sons or daughters of God.
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12
Now you have a very special relationship with God. He really has given you a lot of love and acceptance by calling you his child. Because this is so special you must take great care of your relationship. But, that’s not it; if you follow him faithfully he guarantees that he will keep his promise.
And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God's guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.
He has given you his guarantee, the Holy Spirit! Can you believe that the ruler of the universe wants to have such a close relationship with you!?!
Read Ephesians 2:1-10 & Romans 8:1-17 to see what it says about this new relationship as a child of God and how God gives His Spirit to fill and empower us to live this new life in Him.