1 John 4
1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. 3 But every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist; you have heard that he is coming, and he is already in the world now.
4 You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world. Therefore what they say is from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God. Anyone who knows God listens to us; anyone who is not from God does not listen to us. From this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deception.
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 God's love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 10 Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us. 13 This is how we know that we remain in Him and He in us: He has given to us from His Spirit.
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God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life (John 3:16)
Mankind is in sin and therefore separated from God (Romans 3:23)
Jesus Christ is the ONLY bridge between mankind and God (John 14:6)
If you do not know Christ personally and would like to, take this into account...
It says in the Bible, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of ourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no man can boast." Eph. 2:8-9
In faith you are saved...
Pray this prayer and accept Jesus into your heart:
"Father God, today I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I repent for every sin that I have committed. I renounce and turn from my sinful life. I ask that the blood of Jesus Christ wash away all of my sins and cleanse me from my rebellion. Lord Jesus, today, I open my heart. I invite You to come into my life, and from now on, You will be my Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me and giving me eternal life."
I am excited for you and your new life knowing Jesus Christ! I look forward to hearing from you soon!
If you are in the Bay Area and do not have a church home yet, please visit my church at Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, CA. www.jubilee.org