Imagine that you have been convicted of a crime with a very serious penalty.  Now, suppose that as a gift, a friend agreed to take your record in exchange for his flawless record.  Doing so would cause your friend to receive the penalty, and you to have a flawless record and escape the penalty.  Because of this exchange, the Courts would now see you as completely innocent as if nothing had ever happened.

No compensation could repay such a gift. But, you DO have to believe that the offer is real and that the friend isn’t cruelly tricking you, and then agree and accept it in order to get the benefit.  Next, you agree to do your best to keep that new record clean. Lastly, you will agree to tell your story to others that need the same free gift.

That “free gift” is called grace, (Gods Riches At Christ’s Expense) and is actually the end effect of what happened when Jesus agreed to die for the sins of man, that is, for anyone who would willingly receive it. The Bible also says that God raised Jesus from the dead after he was crucified, which shows that the price for sin was fully paid, the penalty was over, finished once and forever, and life is restored!

Think about this ……..  Jesus was flawless and without sin, so God looked upon Him with absolute favor.   If we have received His gift of grace, (with our new flawless record from Jesus) doesn’t He now see us that way – flawless?   You bet!  Isn’t that amazing!

God ABSOLUTELY desires for you to have this gift, but will never force it upon you.  It is a gift. You can receive it right now.

Simply pray: God in Heaven, I am a sinner and I need forgiveness. I cannot see you or touch you so I cannot fully grasp with my mind what you are offering me, nor can I understand the fact that you raised Jesus from the dead. But in my heart, I choose to believe that it is ALL true and that the gift of grace that was paid in full by your son Jesus is being freely offered to me right now.  I don’t know why you would do this for me, but I gratefully accept this gift and offer my life to you. I will now do my best, with your help as Lord of my life, to turn away from sin and try to keep my wonderful new record clean.  When I fall along the way, I also know that as I confess my sin to you and turn from it, you are faithful and just to forgive me, and you will keep our valuable relationship in good standing for all of eternity. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus name, AMEN. If you have prayed that prayer from your heart, you are saved. CONGRATULATIONS!

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