The Christian experience is something that happens to your soul and character
The Christian experience is something that happens to your soul and character when you find the person of Jesus. Forgiveness is found in the soul; and forgiveness is realized in your conscience within the Christian experience. Guilt from all your past sins is taken away from your conscience by the Grace of God. Christianity is not religion, nor is it a simple religious practice. It is an actual experience produced in the heart of man by the Grace of God. The basis of this experience comes from your belief and trust in what Jesus did for you personally on the cross at Calvary. The Christian experience comes to any man or woman “when” they believe in the person of Jesus.
Take the human intellect out of the equation. Take the reasoning of man and human ideals out of the equation. Leave out your abilities and talents. No more religious works and practices. Why? These faculties have nothing to do with the Christian experience. The Christian experience comes when you exercise your belief in what Christ did for you personally and what He’s doing right now.
How do you get into this blessed experience? The Spirit of God “baptizes” you into Christ. Simply put. God takes you out of an unbelieving world and puts you into a body of believers. This body I speak of is called the Church, or the Spiritual body of Christ. This baptism is very much like how God delivered the children of Israel through the Red Sea. God delivered them from Pharoah’s bondage. God deliver’s you from the bondage of sin.
The Bible says if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things pass away, and behold all things become new. This newness of life “comes”… within the Christian experience. Not by what you do or because of your talents or ability. God makes you a new man or a new woman by His Divine Grace. You will know you are changed. You will know you are forgiven. You will find peace within because God will give it to you. This peace is not earned, advanced toward, achieved, or found by your own efforts, it is given to you by the Mercy and Grace of a living God who is alive and exalted right now in the Throneroom.
Christianity is not something that happened 2000 years ago only. Christianity is a present tense “now” experience because Christ is alive and doing something to people like you and I. Christians are different because they are born of God as a result of their faith and trust in a Saviour. That saviour is Jesus and we are His workmanship. He changed us! He made us new! He saved our soul from Hell! He provides us with Heaven…eternity with Him. Prove what is acceptable, it is your service to Him. Live right! Do right! Act right! Your a child of God! He birthed you in the Spirit! Prove it! Bless His holy name. Love those who hate you! Forgive like He forgave you! Let your light shine! Let the world know Christian’s are different. Why? Because of your experience in Christ! Glory! You are the proof. You are the evidence!