RECEIVE THE WORD
Luke 1:30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luke 1:38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Mary heard the word of God from His messenger and received it. The shepherd also received the good news of the Saviour.
John 1:1In the beginning was the Word and the Word with God, and the word was God.
John 1:14And the Word became 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.
Jesus is the Word of God. We should gladly receive him, the Word, into our lives; just as Mary humbled herself, received and conceived the Word and was filled with Life.
Mary and the shepherds had heard that one day the Messiah would come. They knew about One who would save them but they didn’t really know Him. Then the time came when they did receive Him. This Savior was born into this natural world, but when we repent and receive Him, we become born again spiritually.
When we receive Jesus we are filled with His great joy!
Matthew 2:10When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
Are you sure you are a child of God or do you just know about Him?
Today is the time day salvation, NOW is the time, not tomorrow.
Romans 10:9That 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. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation
Turn from the path you’re on and turn to Jesus. Receive him now. Say this out loud with your mouth and believe it with your whole heart.
''Jesus I believe you are the Son of God and You died for me and was raised from the dead. I turn away from sin and receive You now. You are the Lord of every part of my life. Help me to live a life that is pleasing to you. Thank you for forgiving me of all my sins.''
If you prayed that and meant it you are now a child of God! Welcome to the family!