THIS IS FOR YOU
Several times My enemies HIT Me. SLAPPED Me. WHIPPED Me. STRUCK Me on
After I CARRIED a heavy cross on My shoulders, they NAILED Me to it.
They WOUNDED My hands, feet, head, face and back.
But My body wasn't all that suffered. I was also HEARTBROKEN that day.
My friend Judas SOLD Me for 30 pieces of silver then BETRAYED Me with a kiss.
Almost all of My friends LEFT Me. Peter, one of them, thrice DENIED
My enemies held a mock trial and CONVICTED Me for crimes I did not commit.
They SENTENCED Me to die by crucifixion, the most shameful and the most
painful form of punishment.
They CRUCIFIED Me but released Barabbas, a robber, murderer and rebel.
They CROWNED Me with thorns. They INSULTED and MOCKED Me. They SPAT
They CRUCIFIED Me between two thieves to make Me look like a sinner
My own people REJECTED Me, their King.
Most painful of all was My spiritual suffering. My Father briefly FORSOOK
Me because of the sins that I bore on My body for all sinners when I was on
My sufferings ended only when I died.
Being God, I didn't have to come as a Man to earth where I knew I would
suffer physically, emotionally and spiritually.
I could have escaped from the cross if I wanted to.
Do you know why I became a Man, why I suffered and died on the cross?
I DID ALL OF THAT FOR YOU, BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND I WANT TO SAVE YOU.
You, like everyone else, are a sinner. I know you are not as bad as
people. But ALL sinners, not just those who are great sinners, need a Savior.
I know you try to do good but you can NEVER be your own savior. Your
prayers and other good works can NEVER be accepted as payment for your sins.
If you could save yourself through your good works, you would not have needed a Savior. Then I would have stayed in Heaven instead of coming to earth to suffer and die needlessly
There was no other way that you could be saved. That's why I paid for
sins through My sufferings and death on the cross.
Then I rose from the dead Now I'm here, the risen Savior, talking to you.
Because of My sacrifice for you, you don't have to be punished in Hell
your sins forever.
All you have to do now is to TURN AWAY from (repent of) your sins and
alone for your salvation.
That's what one of the thieves crucified next to Me did. He was a great
sinner but I did not reject Him.
He had no good works to offer. But I saw his repentant and believing
so I told him, "Today, you will be with Me in Paradise."
Don't you want to be with Me in Paradise forever?
I'm looking at your heart. Because I love you, I want to save you NOW.
I'm just waiting for you to tell Me sincerely, 'LORD JESUS, FORGIVE ME.
SAVE ME. CHANGE ME."
For more information, write Pass the Word Ministry, P.O. Box 333, Bacolod City 6100, Philippines or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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