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  • Thank you all for joining us again.

  • In this segment we'll continue our discussion on

  • the mystery of human life and the purpose of man's existence.

  • Mark, in this segment, we'll be discussing specifically how

  • someone can receive the Lord for the first time

  • and contact God with their spirit for the first time.

  • Can you share with us a little bit about this?

  • Right, yes. In the last segment we covered how we need to use our spirit,

  • the third part of man's being, in order to contact God because God is Spirit

  • and so in order for us to contact Him as Spirit, we need to use our spirit.

  • But how to receive Him for the first time, practically, it involves the following:

  • First, there needs to be what the Bible calls a repentance.

  • Now, repentance is not a feeling of remorsefulness.

  • It's not a turning over a new leaf. It's not making a resolution.

  • Repentance is simply having a change of mind, kind of a change of heart.

  • And many of the viewers may have already had this.

  • They now are turning their hearts away from whatever it was,

  • whether they were doing good or bad, it doesn't matter,

  • they're having a little bit of a turn.

  • And the next, the Bible according to John 1:12, tells us that: We need to believe into Him.

  • We believe into Him, and by believing into Him, that's how we receive Him into our being.

  • According to John 1:12, "But as many as received Him,

  • He gave them authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name."

  • But not only do we believe into Him, that's in our heart. There also needs to be a confession of our mouth.

  • And that confession of the mouth is by calling on the Lord.

  • Calling Him, declaring that He is Lord: "Lord Jesus!"

  • According to Romans 10:9 it says, "If you confess with your mouth Lord Jesus

  • and believe in your heart that God has raised Him form the dead, you shall be saved."

  • But this culminates... the actual action that is required is prayer.

  • It's by opening your mouth, believing in your heart, this culminates in a simple prayer.

  • And it can be quite a simple prayer. It could be something to the effect of:

  • "Lord Jesus, thank you for dying for me,

  • I believe that You have risen from the dead

  • and become the life-giving Spirit so that You can come into me.

  • I open my heart to You so that I can receive You, I believe into You,

  • I want You to save me, I receive You as my Lord and I receive You as my Savior.

  • Lord Jesus I love You."

  • With such a simple prayer like that,

  • that is how we use our spirit to contact God, to receive Him,

  • and thereby fulfill the purpose of our human existence and begin to answer the mystery of human life.

  • Some who are viewing may have thought that it's very complicated and difficult to contact God,

  • even to pray to Him or even to receive Him for the first time.

  • But as you shared it's very easy. Just with a short simple prayer,

  • by turning your heart to the Lord, and asking Him to come in and to live inside of you,

  • anyone who is watching today can pray a prayer like this

  • and receive the Lord into their heart.

  • Mark, thank you for joining us today.

  • My pleasure.

  • For all of you, thank for joining us as well.

  • And we look forward to having more conversations on the "Basic Elements of the Christian Life" in the future.

Thank you all for joining us again.

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人間の生命の謎、その3の3 (The Mystery of Human Life, Part 3 of 3)

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    Beryle に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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