WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHRISTIAN
To be a Christian means to have a new life in Jesus Christ and to have a personal relationship with Him. The word “Christian” means “follower of Christ,” or “Christlike.” Being a Christian is an ongoing lifelong process of following the example of Jesus Christ in every area of our lives.
Being a Christian means that we acknowledge that Jesus Christ is God and that He came to earth as a man and that He died for our sins. He took our place on the cross, so that we would not have to pay the penalty we deserve. It means confessing our sins and trusting Jesus as our Lord and Savior. It means asking Jesus to come into our hearts and began living through us. Because of what Jesus did, we have the power to live for Him on this earth (John 1:12), and the privilege of living with Him for eternity in heaven (John 3:16).
It means receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior and being born-again by the Spirit of God. Here is a prayer to ask Jesus into your life:
Dear Jesus, I come to You as a sinner. You said in Your Word, “...him that cometh to Me. I will in no wise cast out:” (John 6:37). So I ask You now to take me in, and I thank You for it.
You said in Your Word, “...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...For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved”: (Romans 10:9,13).
I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe He was raised from the dead. I do believe with my heart and I confess Jesus now as my Lord. I AM SAVED! Thank you JESUS!
After receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He wants us to die to our old lives and begin living our new lives in Him by following His example in every area our lives. We have to learn about Jesus through His Word, begin a personal relationship with Him through prayer, and live for Him by telling others about Him, going to church, worshiping him, fellowship with other believers, and loving Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and being, and strength.
Jesus also says to learn of Him in Matthew 11:29. We do this by studying God’s Word, the Bible. We are to study to show ourselves approved unto God, according to 2 Timothy 2:15. Only by knowing who Jesus is and how He lived can we be followers of Him, live as He live, and walk as He walked (Ephesian 5:1).
Hebrews 10:25 tells us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, meaning not to forsake going to church and fellowship with other believers. We are also told in Mark 16:16-18 to tell others about Jesus, preach the Gospel, and to do the works of Jesus on this earth.
Most importantly, to live for Jesus we must maintain our personal relationship with Him. We do this by studying His Word, by worshiping Him, and by praying to Him. Jesus tells us in Luke 10:27 to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, 1st Thessalonians 5:17 says to pray without ceasing, and John 4:24 tells us to worship God in spirit and in truth. We consecrate our lives to Him, give ourselves to Him, no longer living for this world, but living for His truth. We present our bodies to Him as a living sacrifice and become conformed to his will, transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1-2).
Being a Christian is about a personal relationship with Him, learning about Him so that we can live like He lived, and trusting and obeying Him in every area of our lives. It is a life of faith, accepting and receiving everything He has done for us so that we will be able to live for Him on this earth, and live with him for all eternity in heaven.
Our Apostle David Livinglove Kwasau, President and Senior Pastor of Love Divine Embassy of God Church Worldwide in Nigeria, London, and the United States, has had an inspiring Revelation of the "LOVE" of God. This has caused deep compassion for humanity to flood his heart and a redefinition of the meaning and purpose of love. He believes knowing and walking in God's Divine Love will drastically reduce sin, sickness, diseases, and even poverty upon the earth! Wherever he ministers, God confirms His Word with signs, wonders, and miracles following!!
In April 1984, Apostle David Livinglove Kwasau was led to a time of study, prayer, and fasting. In a vision, the Lord showed him a map of the World. He saw people of all races and colors in chains within this map. They seemed to be moving in a vicious circle of bondage. He cried out saying, "Oh Lord, is there no one to help these people?" The Lord simply replied, "Son, you are one of My end-time generals, I am sending you to the nations. Go preach and teach MY DIVINE LOVE. Set the captives free, heal the sick, and deliver those in bondage."
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2. Seminars and Conferences (Building and Establishing Souls)
3. Media Ministry: Radio and Television
4. Helps and Mercy: For Homeless Adults, Orphaned and Neglected Children
5. 21st Century International Leadership Conference
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