Do you want to know the ultimate key to addiction recovery?
It is not some book.
It is not some method.
It is not some program.
It is not some great rehab center.
The ultimate key to addiction recovery is Yahshua.
You may know him as Jesus Christ. Yahshua is the name of Jesus in Hebrew. When Jesus was walking around on earth that is what he was called. There was no "J" in the Hebrew language.
Anyway, the truth is that not only can Yahshua help you overcome addiction and put your life back together, but through Him you can have your sins forgiven and you can have eternal life.
So how does that happen?
How does someone actually "become a Christian"?
Do you want to know how to become a Christian?
Do you want to have your sins forgiven?
Do you want to have a relationship with the God of the universe?
Would you like to live for eternity?
The God of the universe is very real, and He wants to forgive your sins and to give you eternal life.
Today we wanted to share with you all the basic things that you need to know in order to become a Christian.....
1) God LOVES you and offers a wonderful PLAN for your life.
"God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16).
[Yahshua speaking] "I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly" [that it might be full and meaningful] (John 10:10).
Why is it that most people are not experiencing the abundant life?
2) Man is SINFUL and SEPARATED from God. Therefore, he cannot know and experience God's love and plan for his life.
Man Is Sinful
"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
Man was created to have fellowship with God; but, because of his stubborn self-will, he chose to go his own independent way, and fellowship with God was broken. This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference, is evidence of what the Bible calls sin.
Man Is Separated From God
"The wages of sin is death" [spiritual separation from God] (Romans 6:23).
How can we bridge this separation?
3) Yahshua is God's ONLY provision for man's sin. Through Him you can know and experience God's love and plan for your life.
He Died in Our Place
"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Yahshua died for us" (Romans 5:8).
He Rose From the Dead
"Yahshua died for our sins...He was buried...He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures...He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred..." (1 Corinthians 15:3-6).
Yahshua Is the Only Way to God
"Yahshua said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me'" (John 14:6).
It is not enough to just know these things...
4) We must individually RECEIVE Yahshua as Savior and Lord; then we can know and experience God's love and plan for our lives.
We Must Receive Yahshua
"As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12).
We Receive Yahshua Through Faith
"By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast" (Ephesians 2:8,9).
We Receive Yahshua by Personal Invitation
[Yahshua speaking] "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him" (Revelation 3:20).
Receiving Yahshua involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Yahshua to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Yahshua is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for your sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. You receive Yahshua by faith, as an act of the will.
You can receive Yahshua right now by faith through prayer.
God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:
"Yahshua, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be."
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If it does, we invite you to pray this prayer right now and Yahshua will come into your life, as He promised.
If you received Yahshua into your life today, or if you have any questions about how you can become a Christian, please leave us a message in the comments section below.
Becoming a Christian is the most important decision that you will ever make. Please do not take it lightly.
The rest of the information on this website will be very helpful for you in your road to addiction recovery, but the truth is that if you don't turn to Yahshua you are missing out on the most important thing.