THE GOOD NEWS
The Perfect Parable . . .
A man was on the side of the road with a large birdcage. A boy noticed that the cage was full of birds of many kinds. “Where did you get those birds?” he asked.
“Oh, all over the place,” the man replied. “I lure them with crumbs, pretend I am their friend; then when they are close, I net them and shove them into my cage.”
“And what are you going to do with them now?”
The man grinned, “I am going to prod them with sticks, and get them really mad so they fight and kill each other. Those that survive, I will kill. None will escape.”
The boy looked steadily at the man. What made him do such things? He looked into the cruel, hard eyes. Then he looked at the birds, defenseless, without hope.
“Can I buy those birds?” the boy asked.
The man hid a smile, aware that he could be on to a good thing if he played his cards right. “Well,” he said hesitantly, “The cage is pretty expensive, and I spent a lot of time collecting these birds, I’ll tell you what I’ll do, I’ll let you have the lot, birds, cage, and all for ten pounds and that jacket you are wearing.”
The boy paused, ten pounds was all he had, and the jacket was new and very special, in fact it was his prized possession. Slowly, he took out the ten pounds and handed it over, then even more slowly he took off his jacket, gave it one last look then handed that over too.
And then (well you’ve guessed it) he opened the door and let the birds go free.
Moral Of The Story . . .
The enemy of the World, satan, was on the side of life’s road with a very large cage. The man coming towards him noticed that it was crammed full of people of every kind, young, old, from every race, and nation. “Where did you get all these people?” the man asked.
“Oh, from all over the world,” satan replied. ” I lure them with alcohol, drugs, lust, lies, anger, hate, love of money, and all manner of things. I pretend I am their friend, out to give them a good time, then when I have hooked them, into the cage they go”. “
And what are you going to do with them now?” asked the man.
satan grinned. “I’m going to prod them, provoke them, get them to hate and destroy each other; I’ll stir up racial hatred, defiance of law and order; I’ll make people bored, lonely, dissatisfied, confused and restless. It’s easy, people will always listen to what I offer them and (what’s better) blame G_d for the outcome!”
“And then what?” the man asked. “Those who do not destroy themselves, I will destroy. None will escape me.”
The man stepped forward. “Can I buy these people from you?” he asked.
satan snarled, “Yes, but it will cost you your life.”
So Yeshua (Jesus), the Son of G_d, said “it is finished” and paid for your release, your freedom from satan’s trap, with his own life, on the cross at Calvary.
The door is open, and anyone, whom satan has deceived and caged, can be set free.G_d supplies all our needs one day at a time.
For with G_d, nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37
What’s next . . .
Have you accepted Yeshua (Jesus) as your personal Lord and Savior?
If you haven’t then you need to consider the following verses:
G_d’s Love: “For G_d so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life” John 3:16
G_d’s Plan: “I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly” John 10:10
He Died in Our Place: “But G_d demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Yeshua died for us” Romans 5:8
He is the Only Way: “Yeshua said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me'” John 14:6
Saved Through Faith: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of G_d; not as a result of works, that no one should boast” Ephesians 2:8-9
Yeshua’ Personal Invitation: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him”
How Yeshua will Come into Your Life: “If you confess with your mouth ‘Yeshua is Lord’ and believe in your heart that G_d raised Yeshua from the dead you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved”
What you need to know . . .
Things to keep in mind, that Messiah died for our sins according to the Scriptures (the Tanakh Old Testiment), that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Kefa, then to the Twelve. Then He appeared to over five hundred
brothers and sisters at one time— most of them are still alive, though some have died. Then He appeared to Jacob, then to all the emissaries, and last of all, as to one untimely born, He also appeared to me.
1) BELIEVE: Yeshua (Jesus) is the Son of G_d who born of a virgin became human to die on the cross as the prefect (sinless) sacrifice for your sins, and who was raised from the dead after three nights and days and sits at the right hand of G_d interceeding on YOUR behalf.
2) CONFESS: with your mouth the Yeshua (Jesus) is your Lord and Savior
3) REPENT: turn away from sin
4) FOLLOW: Turn your life over to Yeshua, FOLLOW Him
What you need to Pray: Dear Father: I know that I am separated from You because of my sinful nature. I believe that Yeshua died on the cross and shed His blood for my sins, and was raised from the dead after 3 days and was seen by many witnesses afterwards. I ask for your forgiveness. I REPENT and will turn from my way and will go Your way. Yeshua I now invite you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior. I will follow and obey you as the Lord of my life – In Yeshua name. AMEN.
Does this prayer express your desire? If so, pray it now & Yeshua will come into your life as He promised.
Okay, so you’ve accepted Yeshua as your Lord and Savior, Praise G_d !!!! You’re now on a new journey. You will need to get plugged in, surround yourself with other believers, buy a Bible, join a Church, start praying every morning asking Yeshua to lead you each day, and praying at night thanking Him for His love and grace. Remember to keep believing in the true Gospel regarding Messiah Yeshua and know that life will become real and real life has ups and downs.
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May Yeshua be with you on your new walk-in faith.