Most people don’t accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior because they don’t believe they need one. In this world of legal rights and free speech, self-reliance has replaced Godly humility and dependency on Him. People are blinded by spiritual deception and their own desires and can’t see the reality of life given by our Creator, and so they ask, who needs a savior?
The fact is, each and every person ever born needs a savior! Romans 3:23 says that we have all sinned, and because of that sin, we cannot come into the presence of God who is Holy. We are sinners and can’t experience God’s blessings while on this earth or an eternity in Heaven with Him afterward because our sins separate us from God, our Heavenly Father. The only way to overcome this separation is to have those sins taken away.
There was a time in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve walked in the presence of God (Genesis), but when they heeded to the devil’s temptations, sin entered their hearts and they disobeyed God, and so God withdrew from them. Sin had separated them from God, their Father and Creator, and so God put them out of the garden and into the corrupt world controlled by the devil who then owned them. The only way back to God was to get rid of the sin, and the only way to do that was through a Savior. Jesus is that Savior! (John 1:29)
- For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.—Isaiah 9:6
The Old Testament is filled with prophecies about the One who would come and save us from our sins. The Jewish people who loved God came to His altar and offered animal sacrifices for their sins in obedience and in faith of the atonement to come through the promised Savior. They looked forward to the day of the miraculous birth of Christ who would come to take their sins away.
And Jesus came just as prophesied. But most of the people had drifted from God and many of those who maintained some form of religion depended upon the Pharisees, the religious leaders, to teach them. Unfortunately, most of those leaders were caught up in traditions and spiritual rituals and didn’t know God or follow His precepts. This is why it says in John 1:11 that Jesus came but His people didn’t know Him. In fact, only a few of the wise men like those who came to see Jesus when He was born knew the Scriptures and were waiting for their Savior. It’s also why the majority of the Jewish people rejected Christ and pushed for His crucifixion when He taught the crowds about God.
But the shepherds still loved God and followed His laws, and looked for their Messiah. They were out in the fields with their sheep when the angel came to them to bring the good news of Jesus’ birth. They knew their Savior was coming at that time, and they received Him with open hearts!
Jesus is God’s Son, born of a virgin who was espoused to Joseph, a faithful man from the tribe of Judah. His birth was the fulfillment of the prophecies about the coming Messiah. Jesus was not a descendant of Adam and Eve. His body did not inherit worldly sin. He was God’s Son, pure and Holy: God in the flesh! (John 1:14) A new creation and filled with God’s Holy Spirit.
While on earth, Jesus showed us God’s love and emphasized the Scriptures that spoke of His coming and of His saving grace through His death. Some received Him; most didn’t. When the people nailed Jesus to the cross, they did it because they didn’t know Him. But, Jesus allowed it because He was the One who had come to be the Lamb of God that would take away the sins of every person ever born. However, it’s not automatic salvation. Each and every person must make a personal commitment in their heart, repent of their sins and ask Jesus to be their Savior!
- That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.—Romans 10:9
Jesus came the first time as our Savior but He’s coming back again, only this time as King! God has given humanity 2000 years of grace, a time when people can receive Jesus as their Savior, but this grace period is coming to an end—and very soon. We can see that the world is corrupt with sin and that the warnings of the last days Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24 are all happening right before our eyes. Those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior will escape the oncoming horrors of the greatest tribulation this world will ever experience. Jesus is getting ready to call us all out of here and we will join Him in the clouds and be spared of the judgment, but the world will continue in its sin as the anti-Christ sets up his throne and destroys what’s left of this world.
Today, Jesus’ grace still abounds, but once we are gone, it’s over, and few will find God after that. Now is the time that Jesus will still save us. He is our Savior—our ONLY Savior, and we need His salvation to get into Heaven. We need His salvation to be free of sin and filled with His Spirit so that we can live for Him and through Him, and we need His salvation to escape the coming tribulation; a time when evil will be so horrendous that even the worst of movies will be mild in comparison.
We need to be prayed up and filled with God’s wisdom through the Scriptures so that we can tell others the truth, that sin has one destination after judgment, and that’s hell and no one will escape it. But today, Jesus is still here to take those sins away if we will give them to Him. So when someone asks, “Who needs a savior?” we should be ready with the answer. “Every person ever born needs a Savior—and that Savior is Jesus!”
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Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day! … ronnie