John 3:16-18 (NKJV) 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

We must be born again and God the Son, the Son of Man must be lifted up. It takes the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and the resurrection of Christ for our salvation. Since Christ was lifted up upon the cross, since He paid the penalty for our sins, the Holy Spirit of God can regenerate us. Because of what Christ did for us, we can be born again by the power of the Holy Spirit. This is why we can approach God. And it is the only why that we can come before God. God did not withhold His only begotten Son because He loves us. But take note how God saves us. It is not by His love that He saves us. Love is the motivation. But it is not the method by which God saves us. It is by grace that God saves us. God sent His Son to be our substitutional sacrifice on the cross at Calvary. The penalty for our sins has been paid in full. Jesus paid it all. All to Him we owe. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV). My friends, we are not saved by works, but by what Christ did for us. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Do you believe in Jesus? Do you believe you are a sinner, no matter how good you may think yourself to be? Do you believe that Jesus died for your sins? Do you believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior? My friends, you must believe. There is no other way to God the Father than through Jesus Christ His Son. Jesus came the first time as the Savior. And anyone who will believe in Him is no longer under condemnation but has everlasting life.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.