Jesus is Seeking You
 
 
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Jesus is Seeking You
 - You are Seeking Jesus
 - I am He
 - Eternal Life - Rising from the Dead
 - He that Believeth in Me
 - The Prophecy of Jesus Fulfilled
 - Muslims "Hesitant" about Seeking Jesus
 - Do Christians Really Eat Flesh and Drink Blood?
 - The Testimony of John, an Eyewitness of Jesus
 - Are you Ready for Eternal Life?
 - Are you Ready to Follow Jesus?
 - Welcome to God's Spiritual Family

Jesus spoke these things; and lifting his eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You, [2] even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. [3] This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent..." (The Gospel, see more at John 17:1-26

 
Jesus is Seeking You

Whether it is clear to you or not, Jesus has guided you here through his Holy Spirit so you can learn more about God and His teachings. God wants you to be part of His Spiritual Family—here, right nownot just after you die.
 
God sent Jesus into the world to draw mankind to Himself, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:4-5).
 
Now that you are here, you may be hesitant to know more about Jesus because you were told he was only a prophet and not the Son of God who died for our sins and rose from the dead.
 
Or maybe you were told Jesus was a prophet, but you should not trust everything you read about his teachings because they were "corrupted" by his followers over the years (see, Paragraph 19, Dei Verbum).
 
Or maybe you are hesitant to believe in Jesus because that would mean having to question what you currently believe and you are not ready to face those questions.

Whatever you are feeling, it is okay to feel this way... The fact you are reading this is proof Jesus is leading you to the truth of himself. As Jesus taught his disciples, "And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free..." (John 8:21-59).

Jesus taught every thing we need to know about our eternal Salvation; then proved what he taught by rising from the dead. Jesus' teachings were recorded by his followers who professed him as the Son of God until their dying breaths (see, "The Gospel of Jesus Christ").

 
            
            

Those who believe in the Gospel know it is the recorded Word of God because the words themselves help our spirit to grow closer to God. The mistake some people make when reading the Gospel is that they try to make sense of Jesus' teachings with their mind, instead of their heart. If the Gospel was not the true Word of God our soul would reject what is in it because our soul is designed by God to seek truth.
           
Both the Qur'an and the Bible tell us that Jesus never sinned. This means, Jesus never told a lie. 
With this understood, know and believe this: Jesus clearly taught his followers that he was the Messiah and the Son of God. After Jesus rose from the dead (demonstrating he had power over life and death), he proved to his followers (and skeptics) that he had fulfilled the Messianic Prophecies of the Old Testament.

No other person in the history of mankind has ever done what Jesus did... No one in the history of mankind has performed all the miracles that Jesus performed... No one in history has taught people how to overcome hatred, resentment, fear, loneliness, greed, envy and lust like Jesus hasteachings that continue to help billions of people around the world (and over the centuries) find inner-peace and strength through the Love of God. 

Those who believe in Jesus and follow his teachings know in their soul they have been “Saved” from eternal damnation. They have entered the Kingdom of God now, because they can literally feel their soul being cleansed by Jesus as he helps them grow in holiness, and oneness, with God.

Apart from God, there is no life, for God is the author of all life. As Jesus taught, our soul must be one with that which is eternal in order for our soul to live eternally
(see, John 14:1-31).
 
There is a lot to learn from the teachings of Jesus. Even if you do not accept him as the Son of God, there is no denying his teachings are powerful and help to transform our soul to a level of holiness that we cannot achieve on our own.

The Gospel contains many truths for those seeking harmony and peace within themselves, with others, and with God. But more so than this, Jesus is seeking you so you can discover the truth about his path to eternal life...

  
You Are Seeking Jesus 
 
Maybe you are someone who loves God, but still feel something is missing in your life. You go through all the motions of loving God. You pray to God daily asking for His help; you thank and praise Him for all the blessings you already have; you attend daily or weekly services praying to God with others who are doing the same. You are doing the things you are "supposed" to do to show your appreciation to God, and yet, you feel an emptiness, a void inside you like something is still missing in your life.

What may be “missing in your life” is the feeling that you are connected with God the same way
you are connected with someone in your family who you love very much. Just as we can feel the spiritual presence of someone's love within us, our soul yearns to feel the spiritual presence of God's Love in our hearts. St. Augustine said, "Our hearts are restless O' Lord, until they rest in You..."
 
Please understand and believe this: God loves you very, very much... He wants you to feel His Love here in this world. God is a Spirit. God’s Love comes to us through His Holy Spirit. Our spirit (or soul) is made in the "image of God". Therefore, we are all spiritually connected to God the same way a parent is spiritually connected to their child—through LOVE!

The connection our soul yearns to have with God is why we all desire to be the "Children of God". This was part of Jesus’ message. This is why we long to feel the Love of God within us just as we can feel the love of our parents (and our children) within us. Maybe it is the presence of God’s Love in your heart that is missing in your life... 


  
I am He...

 Jesus said: “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in
spirit and truth.” [25] The woman said to him, I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us." [26] Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” (The Gospel, John 4:24-26)

God showed us how to invite His love into our hearts, into our minds, into our souls. You may have been taught how to do this, but you may not have been taught how to do this through Jesus Christ. This is why you are seeking Jesus. The Holy Spirit has guided you here. You are seeking a relationship with God through the Teachings of Jesus, and Jesus is seeking a relationship with you through his Holy Spirit.

Jesus said: “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. [12] What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? [13] If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. [14] So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” (The Gospel, Matthew 18:11-14)

Jesus is seeking you. And whether it is clear to you or not, you are seeking Jesus...

  
Eternal Life - Rising from the Dead
 
Jesus showed us the path to eternal life. By rising from the dead, Jesus proved we too can conquer death. And if you have any doubts that Jesus rose from the dead, consider this:

When Jesus was being tortured, bloodied and crucified most of his Apostles ran away and hid in fear. Some even denied ever knowing him. They did not want to suffer the same fate that Jesus was suffering as he hung dying on the cross. After Jesus died and was buried his followers felt very alone, afraid, lost. How could they ever continue to spread the Gospel like Jesus had taught them if what happened to him would happen to them?

And yet, the Apostles did continue to spread the Word of God. And many were martyred for doing so. What could have happened that suddenly made the Apostles overcome their fear of suffering a death like Jesus had suffered?

What happened was that the Apostles saw and heard something with their own eyes and ears that made them believe—without any doubt—that Jesus truly was the Messiah; the Anointed One; the Chosen Son of God. What they saw and heard, or rather, who they saw and heard—was Jesus.

Jesus really did rise from the dead. The Apostles feared for their lives after Jesus' death but then suddenly overcame their fear. What else could have made them believe so strongly that they must continue to spread the Gospel knowing full well they would be ridiculed, tortured and put to death like Jesus? 

Jesus appeared to the Apostles and his followers, not once, but several times. He walked among them blessing and baptizing them with the Holy Spirit which made them feel like there was a "fire" burning inside them. The intense warmth and tranquility they felt in their hearts and souls gave the Apostles the courage and strength to overcome their fears. The Apostles did what Jesus asked of them after he had risen from the dead because they saw with their own eyes what Jesus had taught them was true. The Gospel really does contain the path to eternal life... 


  
He That Believeth in Me
 
The Holy Spirit is God’s Love here on earth. This is same love that was in the Holy Spirit of Jesus. When we welcome the Holy Spirit of Jesus into our heart and soul, we are welcoming the love of the Holy Spirit of God into our heart and soul. It is through the Holy Spirit of Jesus that we have eternal life in the Kingdom of God. Asking the Holy Spirit of Jesus to live in our heart and soul is the first step towards our eternal salvation. We ask the Spirit of Jesus to live in our heart and soul when we truly repent for our sins and profess Jesus as the Son of God, and our Lord and Savior. We then promise Jesus we will strive every day to live according to his teachings with the help of his Holy Spirit living in us. Believing in, and following Jesus' teachings, is how we begin our path to eternal salvation in the Kingdom of God:

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, [26] and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?" [27] She said to Him, "Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world." (The Gospel, John 11:25-27)

Jesus said to Him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. [7] If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him." [8] Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." [9] Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? [10] Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.” (The Gospel, John 14:6-10)
 
Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. [31] Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (The Gospel, Mark 13:30-31)

  
Muslims "Hesitant" about Seeking Jesus

 
If you are a Muslim who does not know Jesus, or was told not to believe in the teachings that Jesus brought us through the Holy Spirit, you owe it to yourself (and to your soul) to discover the Truth for yourself. Maybe you are not ready to do this today. Maybe you have too many doubts about who Jesus was and why he came into this world. Maybe you are fearful of what fellow Muslims will say if they knew you wanted to know more about Jesus and were thinking about asking him into your life so you could better understand the Gospel.

We understand the fear and hesitation you may have. But fear not, even Muhammad recognized the Divine Teachings of Jesus and the prophets before him:

The Qur’an: We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession
of apostles; We gave Jesus the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit. Is it that whenever there comes to you an apostle with what ye yourselves desire not, ye are puffed up with pride? Some ye called impostors, and others ye slay! (Surah 2:87, The Cow)

The Qur’an: Then will Allah say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Recount My favour to thee and to thy mother. Behold! I strengthened thee with the holy spirit, so that thou didst speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught thee the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel and behold! thou makest out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My leave, and thou breathest into it and it becometh a bird by My leave, and thou healest those born blind, and the lepers, by My leave. And behold! thou bringest forth the dead by My leave. And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) thee when thou didst show them the clear Signs, and the unbelievers among them said: 'This is nothing but evident magic.' 111. "And behold! I inspired the disciples to have faith in Me and Mine Messenger. they said, 'We have faith, and do thou bear witness that we bow to Allah as Muslims'". (Surah 5:110-111, The Table, The Table Spread)

Muhammad had great respect for Jesus and knew about the Gospel. However, even though Muhammad believed Jesus was a prophet sent by Allah (God) he did not believe Jesus was the Son of God. Nor did Muhammad teach that any of us are the children of God:

The Qur’an: “O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor
say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a
spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His apostles. Say not "Trinity": desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah. Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.” (Surah 4:171, Women)

There was turmoil and confusion among the leaders and followers of Christianity during the time of Muhammad. Muhammad felt if Jesus was the Son of God then people would have accepted his Teachings and there would have been righteousness and peace in the generations to come:

The Qur’an: Those apostles We endowed with gifts, some above others:
To one of them Allah spoke; others He raised to degrees (of honour); to Jesus the son of Mary We gave clear (Signs), and strengthened him with the holy spirit. If Allah had so willed, succeeding generations would not have fought among each other, after clear (Signs) had come to them, but they (chose) to wrangle, some believing and others rejecting. If Allah had so willed, they would not have fought each other; but Allah Fulfilleth His plan.” (Surah 2:253, The Cow)

Because of the turmoil that ensued among those who either challenged the Gospel, or strayed from the Gospel, Muhammad believed God chose him to bring new teachings to the people that would update or "perfect" previous teachings. However, it is important to keep in mind that Jesus predicted the Gospel would not be accepted by all people and turmoil would ensue “for my name’s sake”:

Jesus said: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. [8] But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. [9] Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. [10] At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. [11] Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. [12] Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold. [13] But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. [14] This gospel of the kingdom shall be preaced in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (The Gospel, Matthew 24:7-14)

People wanted to cling to their sinful ways because they did not fully understand the inner-peace, wisdom and purification of our souls that comes from living by the Gospel. The demons in people’s hearts and minds created chaos, confusion and hate against the Gospel because they did not want people’s souls to find salvation. Satan wants people’s souls for himself. The demons of “confusion”, “ignorance”, “fear”, and “hate”, are very powerful:

Jesus said: “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. [13] You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.” (The Gospel, Mark 13:12-13)

It is important to keep in mind that even though people chose to resist the Gospel, this did not
change the wisdom of God’s Teachings in the Gospel. People chose to stop following God’s Authority which caused them to remain, or stray into evil behavior (sin). The Gospel contains all the knowledge, wisdom and spirituality needed to show people the path to eternal life but it was the free-will that God gives to all of us that made some people choose not to follow this path. This path is as true today, as it was then.  


  
Are You Ready for Eternal Life?
 
Despite all of the miracles and teachings revealed to them, Jesus was betrayed and rejected by many of his own people. They could not accept that Jesus was the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God chosen to show us the path to eternal life. They thought his words became blasphemous when he claimed to be the Son of God. They were too ignorant to realize what Jesus taught really does purify and transform our hearts and souls. They were not willing to just try and live by the Gospel. If they had, they would have understood how truly special Jesus was and how his teachings really do lead us to the path of eternal life.

The Jews and Gentiles who did believe Jesus was the Messiah went into the world and spread the Gospel to all nations. Some believing so deeply in the Teachings brought to us through Jesus by the Holy Spirit that they went to their deaths proclaiming the "The New Testament of Jesus Christ."

We all have free-will to believe what we want to believe about the Gospel and Jesus. All the evidence of how special Jesus was and how his Teachings truly reveal the path to eternal life are found in the Gospel. All we have to do is read it, then live it, so we can feel it transform our lives. Only then will we fully understand how the Gospel purifies our hearts and souls making us worthy to stand in the presence of God one day. 

No one in the history of the world had ever shown us the path to eternal life like Jesus did. This is why Jesus was the Christ, the Chosen Son of God.

We all have to discover for ourselves why Jesus claimed to be the Son of God so we too can understand how we can become the "Children of God". We all have to discover if the Teachings brought to us by the Holy Spirit through Jesus truly lead us to eternal life. We should all be very interested in knowing the truth about these Teachings. Our very souls depend on them.
 
  
Are you Ready to Follow Jesus?
 
If you are ready to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior; if you are ready to ask the Holy Spirit to dwell in you so your Love for God will grow and you will have the power to resist sin; if you want to become a child of God and be part of His Holy Family, then please take a minute to quiet your mind, and soul, so you can say a little prayer. Remember, Jesus said, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (The Gospel, John 14:13)

Please turn off all the noise around you. Turn off your television, your radio, all music and sounds you can hear. Make it as quiet as possible. Then take a deep breathe in, then exhale slowly. Do this several times. When your mind and soul are at rest, please say the following prayer out loud:

 "O' God, I am a sinner. I am sorry for my sins. I want to turn away from sin but I am weak; I need Jesus and Your Holy Spirit to help me... Jesus, from this moment on, I accept you as my Lord and Savior. I want to follow you and serve God in the fellowship of your Church. I want to receive your Holy Spirit so my love for God will grow. Being filled with God's Love instead of sin, is how I will purify my soul. I ask this in your name, Jesus the Christ. Amen."

If you sincerely believe with all your heart that Jesus is the Son of God, and if you sincerely want to receive the Holy Spirit and live your life according to the Gospel, then you should feel a change within you. That change is Jesus and the Love of God being welcomed by your soul.

Be happy. You have just begun a new walk with Christ, a new journey to eternal Salvation. Talk with Jesus throughout your day and every day asking him for guidance and wisdom through the Gospel. Jesus is our Lord and Savior, but he is also our friend. Tell him about your concerns and worries and ask him to help you overcome your fears. Share your joys and achievements with him, as well as your failures and disappointments. Jesus wants you to know his presence in both.

If we truly live by the Gospel (see, "Teachings of Jesus"), we will feel the presence of God (the Holy Spirit) grow within us. When we need the strength to resist the temptation of sin, we can ask the Holy Spirit to help us. When we stumble in our walk with Christ and sin again, we can ask Jesus to forgive us. We should say a “sinner’s prayer” as often as we need so our love for God will grow, day by day, until we have no desire to sin again.

Remember, the Spirit of God wants to live within us so we can free our souls of the demons of pride, greed, envy, anger, lust, self-indulgence and laziness that lead us to sin. As we free ourselves of these demons we will feel the Love of God (the Holy Spirit) grow within us transforming our spirits to a level of inner-peace, strength and enlightenment about God, ourselves and the world that we never knew was possible. 


  
Welcome to God's Spiritual Family
 
We hope and pray that your spirit will continue to grow and mature in your new relationship with God. When we become filled with the Love of God our souls become purified and we no longer have a desire to sin. Our only desire is to fellowship with God and know Him better. This is how we can be sure we have found the path to eternal life.

A copy of the Gospel is available in most languages. Please Left Click on this link to find a copy in a language of your choice at BibleGateway.com.

Once again, Welcome! Welcome to the love of Jesus Christ and the beauty of God’s Love through
the Holy Spirit. We hope and pray you will look back and realize one day this was the day you were Saved! 
 
 
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