God knows you, god loves you

 

God loves you so much, and He wants you to know Him. It might seem impossible to reach to God, or to know Him personally, but He is reaching to you. He chose you, He decided where and when you were going to live. He is never far from any of us. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be the sacrifice for the sins of every person. He died though He never sinned. Centuries before Jesus came to earth, God breathed through His prophet Isaiah a glimpse of events in the future, and the reason for the Messiah’s (The prophesied anointed one, king of all of Israel) coming. God foretold centuries before the life of Jesus how He would atone once and for all for the sins of His people, not with the blood of animals every year, but with the precious blood of one specific person.

Who has believed what he has heard from us?

And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

For he grew up before him like a young plant,

and like a root out of dry ground;

He had no form or majesty that we should look at him,

and no beauty that we should desire him.

He was despised and rejected by men;

a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;

and as one from whom men hide their faces

he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely, he has borne our griefs

and carried our sorrows;

yet we esteemed him stricken,

smitten by God, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions;

he was crushed for our iniquities;

upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,

and with his wounds we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray;

we have turned —every one— to his own way;

and the Lord has laid on him

the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,

yet he opened not his mouth;

like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,

and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,

so he opened not his mouth.

By oppression and judgement he was taken away;

and as for his generation,

who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living,

stricken for the transgression of my people?

And they made his grave with the wicked

and with a rich man at his death,

although he had done no violence,

and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;

he has put him to grief;

when his soul makes an offering for guilt,

he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;

the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;

by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,

make many to be accounted righteous,

and he shall bear their iniquities.

Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,

and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,

because he poured out his soul to death

and was numbered with the transgressors;

yet he bore the sin of many,

and makes intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah chapter 53, English Standard Version

In this is the mystery of God’s love and faithfulness to His people Israel, and all the world, revealed in Jesus the Messiah. This is the new covenant with His people. You do not have to be ashamed of believing in him if you are Jewish, God Himself is calling you to the truth. Please, open your heart to His eternal life. Jesus is for Jewish people first and foremost, both the salvation of Israel and the salvation for the entire world through faith in his name. There is so much joy and truth to be found when you give your life to Jesus, whoever you may be. Without this sacrifice of Jesus, we would be separated from ever, ever knowing God. We all have sinned, we all go our own way and have all gone astray from God and His righteousness. The message of the Gospel is that Jesus, though He knew no sin, was made to be sin for us when He was crucified. He was made this so we, though we are sinful in the sight of God's perfect holiness, would be made the righteousness of God!

It is such an amazing gift! Nothing we could ever do could ever deserve this, but it is God's grace, His amazing nature that gives to overflowing, and then gives more. The most precious thing He could ever give cost Him everything He had, His Son. Through Jesus' blood, we have forgiveness of our sins. Jesus' resurrection from the dead is God's promise to you. It is His promise that Jesus was who He said He was: the Messiah of the people of Israel, the Son of God, and God Himself. It is God's promise that all that trust and call on Jesus' name for the forgiveness of their sins, recognizing their inability to save themselves from hell, will be saved.

 

‘I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness;
I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as a covenant for the people,
a light for the nations,
to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.’
— Isaiah 42:6-7


Call on his name now in faith, He is alive today and will give you life and give you his Holy Spirit to be with you forever. This promise of life will be living in you as an assurance of salvation. Because Jesus lives, you also will live in newness of life, your life hidden in him secure in heaven. He is forever enthroned in glory at the right hand of the Father.


But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
— (Romans 10:8-13 ESV)

If you have reached out to Jesus to receive His forgiveness and know Him, CONGRATULATIONS! We are so happy for you. Please, let us know so we can keep praying for you and help you in your new life walking with Jesus. Whether you have or still have more questions about Jesus, we love talking about Him! Please reach out to us via the contact form and we can chat. There is a link at the bottom of the page for a free online Bible (and a free amazing app to take it with you wherever you are), read it and pray daily; get to know God, it really is the greatest gift. All of the Bible is breathed-out by God. Read about everything and get to know His ways. Read about the people who have gone before us as an example that we might persevere in our own walks with God. His Word is food for our souls, by it we grow like newborn babies. God is the treasure that once you have, no one can take Him away from you, and no one can take you from Him. He is now your portion forever, you are His child and He is your Father.

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
— (1 Peter 2:2-3 ESV)
 

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