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"5 Steps to Heaven"?
YOU NEED TO LOVE JESUS AS YOUR LORD
THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP OF ALL
This Step is the Most Important Step of All and yet it is the Most Overlooked One when it comes to Presenting the Gospel. You can KNOW WHO Jesus IS, You Can BELIEVE What Jesus SAID, You Can UNDERSTAND What Jesus DID, but If Knowing, Believing and Understanding all these things does not cause you to LOVE Jesus as Your LORD, then you are NOT READY to be SAVED!
Salvation is a GIFT of LOVE that is to be RECEIVED with LOVE!
Read this Important verse:
1 Corinthians 8:3
But if any man LOVE God, the same is KNOWN of him.
This verse is simply saying that God KNOWS Every Person that LOVES Him. If you LOVE God, then you can be Sure that God KNOWS you. Of course God is aware of Everyone's
Existence whether you Love Him or Not but if you Truly LOVE God, then God "KNOWS" you and wants to have a "PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP" with you.
A lot of people say they "Know Jesus" But, the more important question is, "Does Jesus Know You?" You may believe you KNOW Jesus but if He doesn't "KNOW" You then you Don't have a Personal Relationship with Him and if you Don't have a Personal Relationship with Jesus, you Don't have Salvation.
For example, you may FEEL like you KNOW so much about the President of the United States that you actually KNOW him/her! You may even really appreciate them so much for doing such a Great Job, that you travel all the way to the White House just to tell them so! You tell the Chief of Security at the White House that you want in to see the President because you consider Him or Her (we'll use "him" in this example) to be a friend of yours. So the Chief of Security goes to the President and tells him that you want to see him. How will the President respond? More than likely, he'll probably say something like, "Well, they may THINK they know me but I Certainly DON'T Know them! Send them away". So you see, even though you may feel like you "KNOW" the President, if he doesn't know YOU then you have NO relationship! You may even tell people how much you KNOW Jesus BUT if Jesus doesn't KNOW you then you have NO relationship with Jesus!
So what about those who are NOT KNOWN by God? Read these Frighting words from Jesus in Matthew Chapter 7:
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Notice in verse 23, Jesus will say to these so called "Christians" on Judgement Day - "I NEVER KNEW YOU!" As we learned in
1st Corinthians 8:3 above, God KNOWS ALL THOSE that LOVE Him! If Jesus says He NEVER KNEW you, then that means you "NEVER LOVED" Him! There is a Big Difference between Knowing someone and Loving someone! You may Know the Mailman but that doesn't mean you Love him. When these so called "Christians" in Matthew 7 stand before Jesus on Judgement Day and begin to declare what Wonderful "Christians" they were and all the Wonderful things they did in Jesus Name, Jesus will Reject them, send them to HELL and put them out of His Presence for all Eternity. Why? Because He Never Knew Them. Why?
Because they NEVER LOVED HIM!
Jesus also said this to the Pharisees in John Chapter 8:
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Jesus makes two things very clear in this passage; first, we are Not ALL Children of God. Jesus is making it very clear here to these Religious Leaders that God IS NOT their FATHER! Secondly, Jesus makes it very clear HOW He KNOWS they are Not Children of God - Because they Don't LOVE Him - "If God were your Father, you would Love Me:" Make no mistake, if you Don't Love Jesus then God Cannot be your Father! Can you be a Christian and Not Love Jesus? NO! You may Call yourself a Christian and Act like a Christian but in God's eyes you are NOT!
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Jesus said, "IF a man LOVE me". IF is a conditional word. If you paint my house I will pay you $2,000. If you help me move, I will buy you dinner. If you marry me, I will treat you like a Queen! Jesus said IF you Love me you will keep My words and the Father and I will come into your heart/life and be with you. This is a conditional promise. He didn't say, " Whether you Love Me or Not, the Father and I are going to come in!" NO, He promised that He would IF you will Love Him.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Anyone that doesn't Love Jesus Most of All, is not worthy of Jesus and if you are not worthy of Jesus, you cannot have Him. Keep reading the Bible, going through the Steps and learn all you can about Jesus until you Realize that you Love Him Most of All.
Once you have TRULY LEARNED WHO Jesus IS, and you TRULY BELIEVE the things He SAID and you TRULY UNDERSTAND all the Amazing things Jesus DID for US out of the shear Depths of His LOVE, it should be only Natural for you to LOVE Him in Return.
1 John 4:19
We love him, because he first loved us.
Jesus should be totally Irresistible to you at this point! If you still haven't fallen in love with Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then you are NOT Ready to receive God's Gift of Eternal Life! If you try to take the 5th Step in God's Gospel Plan of Salvation, then you will be just like the Matthew 7 Believers that Jesus will Reject and will send to Hell along with all of the other unbelievers.
If you didn't do a thorough job of Reading through the Book of John then we would suggest you do that again with a determination to understand all that Jesus Said and Did. Ask
God to help you understand. If you believe you did do a thorough job of reading through the Book of John then we would suggest that you Read through the Book of Romans to understand even more about Jesus, Who He IS, What He SAID and What He DID.
Keep Reading the Bible, Praying and Seeking God until the day you realize you have a True Abiding Love for Jesus - That's the day you will be ready to take the Last Step and Repent and Receive Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior.
Finish watching the Video Below, but don't continue to Step 5 until you have a deep abiding Love for Jesus. Once you do, then Click on the Final Step Button below.