Saved: What does that mean?

Dr. David Copeland - a sinner saved by grace!

This Is Your Life!

Is your life not what you want it to be right now? Is there an emptiness inside that is sickening, and you don't want to keep living like this?  Do you sometimes feel alone even when you're in a crowd? What if there was a way to live life victoriously, powerfully, and with daily satisfaction that you are exactly who you want to be and your life is playing out exactly how you were created to be? Please carefully read the next four sections! This may be the most important information you may ever receive! It saved my life! 

Every single person who has ever lived except one has sinned!

The Bible says in Romans 3:23, "All have sinned and come short of God's glory." That means that nobody is really any better off than anyone else from God's perspective. People do wrong; everyone!Down  deep we all know that. I did! When I was growing up, my parents would take me to church on Sundays. I knew people of the church wanted me to make a public decision of accepting Christ.  I didn't fully understand it, and I didn't really want to give up what I assumed was "the good life." So, I did my own thing all through my twenties, and after a few years, the results of my best efforts was what you just read in the first paragraph.  I got to the place where life was empty and sickening.  Even with family, money, and "good things" I was helpless to change my own heart. Only God can change your heart! Please read on! I wish someone had told me what I'm telling you.

It's not what you can do, but it's what He has done!

The Bible says that God is just! So, here is what He is all about concerning us.  Romans 6:23 says, " For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Please watch what God has done through His Son who came into the world 2000 or so years ago and died as a spiritual sacrifice! What does that mean? I am wrong inside and outside.  What is the spiritual result of being wrong; it is death! Without making any other decisions except what I want and what I intend, I have spiritual death to look forward to.  The Bible in another place calls this place Hell.  That sounds terrible, and it is; but, look at the second part of the verse.  It says, "the free gift of God is eternal life." So, there is a free gift available from God Himself! That gift is what we call salvation! The bible also says in another place (John 1:12), " But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." That's what I did! You could say that I traded all that emptiness, all that frustration, hurtful habits, bitterness toward people, and guilt for my actions; I traded all that for God's free gift!!!
 

A different kind of life!

I want to share a short testimony of what God has done and is doing in my life and can do in your life, too! After I received Jesus by getting on my knees one night beside a highway and praying a simple prayer asking Him to forgive me and come into my life, He began to change my life! Dependency on alcohol, drugs, and people to take away the inner pain and turmoil literally disappeared! Some of my struggles were taken gradually.  I caught myself cursing from time to time, and I would immediately feel awful and ask Him to forgive me. He did! As a christian I found that I still had weaknesses, but He was stronger than anything that came against me! I found that Jesus changes everything! I started finding it possible to love people that were unloveable.  Suddenly, I began to understand things, especially in the Bible, that I had never understood before! God put my family back together from where I had nearly destroyed it. For the first time in my life, I began to see what I was created for!. Do you know what it feels like to "know" what your purpose is? It's indescribable! So, there's two wonderful results that came in my life that I will never get over. That's the next part!

Wow! What a Gift!

According to the Bible, I now have an eternity in Heaven when this life is over! So, I am saved! I'm saved from Hell and for Heaven! I won't go into detail about Heaven; you might want to get into a small group Bible study to find out about Heaven! In other words, you don't have to worry about the end of life! Of course, nobody wants to die, but when you do, it sure is comforting to know where you're going! But here's what it took a while to figure out.  The church where I was at the time didn't teach much about how God helps me handle life NOW! There is a wonderful secret that most churches are scared to death to acknowledge! When you pray for God to forgive you and ask Jesus to give you eternal life; He not only will do just that, but he will literally put His Holy Spirit "IN YOU!" I am saved for Heaven, but I'm saved for NOW!

If you have never prayed and asked God to come into your life, then why not right now? The Bible says that we have to receive Him! Salvation is a gift that you accept. It's already been paid for on the Cross! When you call on Him (Romans 10:13), He will save you! He'll do it right then! He'll do it right now! When you pray to Him, ask Him to save you, tell Him that you receive His gift, and thank Him for it, you will be saved! When that happens, you really need to learn how to be a disciple! Please check out the link on discipleship!

Email me at ddcop54@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you! I check my email daily and will reply within 24 hours.  Make the right decision! Choose Him!