PAID IN FULL
Hello, I’m sure you know…!
In Greek and Roman empires, when a debtor was incapable of settling an unpaid debt, they, along with their family, could become debt slaves, unfortunately. They were forced to work for the creditor for an uncertain length of time, in some cases, for years and years, which could even be passed to the following generation of the debtor family. When you owe a small debt, that may not bother; you may even forget about it, but when you have a huge debt on your credit card, on a car purchase, or on your mortgage, you may begin to lose your sleep. It could be emotionally crippling. Isn’t that true?
‘I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you! Your record shows that you’ve got a crushing debt that you’re owing to a most powerful kingdom which you must pay’. Me debt! You must be joking! How and when did I incur it? (Responder may retort). ‘I’m sorry the record is true, and failure to pay up carries a grave consequence. I’ll explain.’
How did I get into this mess?
The first man and woman created sinned against God through disobedience and incurred a sinful nature which was transferred to all human race. This nature makes us habitual sinners, unable to help but continually disobeying God’s commandments. This separated us from God Who is holy and morally perfect. Our relationship with Him was broken; and all our supplies from Him cut off, and we became spiritually bankrupt. Our sinful nature and habit make us perpetual debtors to God and bring us under His judgement. ‘For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard’ Rom.3.23
What does this debt imply?
God’s judgement looms! ‘..in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don’t know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus… They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power.’ 2Th1:8-9 (NLT)
.but I tell you what!
About 31 years ago, I never thought I could come out of this scary, hopeless-looking debt situation when it was first brought to my knowledge. While I was still sorrowing over this news, the messenger handed me another letter from that kingdom, written by God, saying that my spiritual debt has been had been paid for. It was the most crucial moment of my life.
I’m glad to tell you that I’ve got a letter for you from God, the Creditor. Please open it and read.
“Dear debtor, I know you cannot pay the crippling debt you owe me, but my Son, Jesus Christ took it upon himself to pay it off because he loves you. He paid it in full through his death on the cross…. He was bitten, mocked and nailed to the tree. Underwent an excruciating pain and agony on the cross. This is what your sin debt caused Jesus. ‘For Christ also once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh’ 1Pet.3.18. I allowed my Son to go through all of these because I love you. ‘But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners’ Rom 5.8.”
So, what should I do?
All you need to do now is: ‘Repent and ..believe in the Lord Jesus (Act16.31;Mk1:15), and agree to the ‘terms’ for your debt cancellation by saying the prayer below and you will be saved.’
“Lord Jesus, I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life. Please forgive me. I now turn from everything that I know is wrong. I believe you died for me on the cross so that I could be forgiven. Please come into my life and be my Lord and Saviour.”
Congratulation for taking the most important life decision to believe in Jesus and what he has done for you, and to pray that prayer. Now your debt is cancelled! You’re forgiven forever, set free from the power of sin and Satan. We’d like to send you further resources to help you grow up in your new relationship with God. Send us your name & address using the contact form on our website.
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