My title is a simple four word sentence that has the ability to speak volumes. Let’s take a deeper look at          each word in it, repeating the title with emphasis on the capitalized word.     JESUS saves me now. You may well ask like many, “Who is this Jesus?” In one Scripture reference book I checked, it devoted 90 pages of Bible verses describing the person, the mission, and the characteristics of Jesus. In Luke 9:35 God himself declares Him to be His own son, and to that we could add prophet, priest, king, sacrificial lamb and redeemer. A man of sorrows who knew no sin, was despised and rejected by those he loved and suffered a most humiliating death, only to rise again in victory over sin and the grave.     Jesus SAVES me now. “God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved”. (John 3:17) The word save is a many-edged word. Jesus saves us from the final judgement and hell, but it is more than fire insurance. We are saved from filling our lives with alcohol and drugs, meaningless pursuits, and selfish self interests. Most importantly, we are saved to serve, proclaiming to the world the why and how of our newly acquired freedom, and through whom it was provided.     Jesus saves ME now. How much more personal can this pronoun be? The apostle Paul saw it like this; “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am chief”. (1 Tim. 1:15) Jesus came as the savior of mankind as a whole but also to redeem each one of us individually. A personal Savior who hears my personal pleas.     Jesus saves me NOW. Unlike an investor who puts money into something, then waits to see if it will prosper, the saving power of Jesus is immediate. You do not have to go through your life waiting and wondering. John says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God that ye may know that ye have eternal life”. (1 John 5:13) And eternal life doesn’t start at the point of death, for the saved it has already begun.     Jesus saves me now. A simple four word sentence that can shape a lifetime. Let it shape yours.

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