THE ULTIMATE SELF-DEFENSE (Video)
In the world of Martial Arts(Karate, Kung fu, etc.) the “ultimate” self-defense would be one considered 100% effective against the most deadly attack, and applicable to any person using it. But no amount of proficiency in any of these fighting arts would serve as a defense against the most deadly attack of all. This assault destroys the very inward being of man. The Bible calls it sin. Why is it so dangerous?
1. IT ATTACKS EVERYONE
ROM. 3:23 - “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” ROM. 3:10 - “..There is none righteous, no, not one.”
2. ITS BLOW IS MORTAL
ROM. 6:23 - “For the wages of sin is death...”
PSALM 9:17 - “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
- The result is death, not only physically, but spiritually and eternally.
3. YOU ARE DEFENSELESS
ROMANS 3:20 - “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”
- Religion and good works cannot solve the problem of your sin.
BUT THE ULTIMATE SELF-DEFENSE HAS ALREADY BEEN PROVIDED FOR YOU:
ROM. 5:8 - “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” ROM. 6:23 -
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
- Jesus, the Son of God, took that mortal blow for you and me. He paid the price for sin, having never sinned Himself. Now He offers His righteousness to you in place of your sin. What a trade!
II Cor. 5:21 - “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
This is the great love God has for you! So, what do you do?
APPLY THIS ULTIMATE SELF-DEFENSE: TALK TO GOD...
1. REPENT OF YOUR SIN AND ASK GOD TO FORGIVE YOU.
ACTS 3:19 - “Repent(turn from sin to God) ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out...”
ROM. 10:13 - “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
2. BELIEVE AND RECEIVE.
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”
Rom. 10:9 - “That 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.”
3. MAKE THIS DECISION TODAY.
HEBREWS 3:15 - “..Today, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
JOHN 3:36 - “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
Win this victory over sin and death today and take this step. Accept Jesus Christ as your only Lord and Saviour. Make Him your Master.
PRAYER: Lord God, I believe that You love me and that You sent Your Son, Jesus to die for my sins. Forgive me for my sin. I confess Jesus as my Lord, and believe that You raised Him from the dead. I accept Jesus as my personal Savior. Thank You for dying for me, Jesus. And thank You for giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ Name, amen.