Something Missing?

My friend, are you dead or alive?

 Do you ever feel that there is something important missing from your life?

A vital part of your existence that isn't there, and has never been there?         An empty void and longing, deep within the depths of your soul, crying out to be filled?         If you don't know the Lord Jesus Christ on a personal basis, that's the problem.  God, the giver and sustainer of life, is missing from your life.

The Bible says, without Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, you are "dead in trespasses and sins" (Ephesians 2:1b).

How Did It Happen?

In the Garden of Eden, before man's fall, Adam and Eve were alive, that is, they were "spiritually" alive.  They walked in perfection, and oneness with God.  

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die (Genesis 2:16-17).

On that day, when they disobeyed God and ate of the fruit, they died a "Spiritual" death. Sin entered in, and they were separated from God. Since then, every one of us has been born into sin:

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (Romans 5:12).

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me (Psalm 51:5).

There is none righteous, no, not one (Romans 3:10b).

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).

The result is "spiritual" death, "physical death, and if you die without Jesus Christ, "eternal" death.  This is eternal separation from God in hellfire.

What's Been Done About It?

Jesus Christ, the God-man, was not a partaker of man's sinful bloodline. He was perfect, sinless, righteous, holy, born of a virgin, and God in the flesh. 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:1-3).

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

He came to seek and to save that which was lost. He offered Himself the perfect, sinless sacrifice unto God, to redeem man from the sin which separates him from God. He came to give life back unto men.

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10b).

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live (John 5:24-25).

Now It Is up to You

My friend, do you hear His voice calling you through these Scriptures? He wants to breathe life into you.  This receiving of new life from Jesus Christ is what He called being born again. 

We see this in John, Chapter 3, where He tells Nicodemus, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit" (John 3:3b and 6). 

My friend, repent! Turn to God from your sin, and embrace the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, and be born of God. The missing link will be found, the empty void will be filled. You will be one with God. He will be your Father, and you will be His son. You can rejoice with us in this great truth forever. Amen. "He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life" (1 John 5:12).

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