Become One With God
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God’s desire in creating mankind is to have a relationship in which his creation interacts according to God’s own likeness, importance and understanding. Also, from the beginning, mankind was to have dominion over all the earth. By disobedience to God, man (mankind) sinned and fell from perfection and lost his standing with the Heavenly Father. His Son, Jesus Christ, has provided the only way back to him. All can once again be one with the Spirit of God and have a face-to-face relationship with God the Father, free of fear and judgement, and enjoy his presence forever:
ISAIAH 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned - everyone - to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him [Jesus] the iniquity [guilt, punishment for corruption] of us all…
ROMANS 5:12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men [mankind] because all sinned.
JOHN 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
JOHN 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
ACTS 2:36-38 “Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him [Jesus] both Lord [master] and Christ [the anointed one], this Jesus whom you crucified.” Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent [change your mind, your thinking, and therefore your behavior] and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
It is not enough to just know about Christ Jesus - a person must truly repent (change their mind, their thinking, and therefore their behavior). They must be ready to fully submit to the Lord Jesus Christ.
JAMES 2:19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe — and tremble!
ACTS 3:19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,
To enter in a relationship with God, simply believe and say: “I turn away from my old thoughts and ways and turn to God. I believe Jesus is the only way to the Father. I believe Jesus died for my sins and God raised him from the dead. I agree and confess that Jesus is my Lord. He is Lord of my life and I submit to him. I believe my sins are now forgiven and I belong to him. Therefore, I believe I will not perish, because I now have eternal life. I believe I have received the Holy Spirit.”
ROMANS 10:9-10 …if you confess [agree and say] with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe [have faith, have confidence, be assured] in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified [made righteous, state approved of God, condition acceptable to God], and with the mouth one confesses and is saved [rescued from the penalty and power of sin and fully saved in spirit, soul, and body]…
EPHESIANS 1:13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel [good news] of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit
TITUS 3:5 He saved us, not because of works [efforts] done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing [bathing] of regeneration [new birth] and renewal of the Holy Spirit [Wind, Breath]
2 CORINTHIANS 5:15-17 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new [new in quality] creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
WELCOME to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, to God’s holy angels, and to the fellowship of believers! In the following sections, you will learn how to enhance your relationship with the Lord, have dominion in life, and walk in the amazing inheritances that we have in him.