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Jesus Is the Answer

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 12:40 PM
Jesus Is the Answer Joseph Parker Director of Outreach & Intercession MORE

The title to the well-loved classic song by Andre Crouch is very accurate.

Jesus Christ is the answer to the longings of the human heart. Receiving Christ as Lord and Savior of our lives is the key to a truly meaningful life. It has always been and will always be true. Jesus Christ stands as the answer to all the world’s problems and He is the answer to the emptiness in the hearts of people all over the world.

The story is told of a man who when drafted into the army picked up this very strange habit. He would walk around inside and outside the barracks and every time he would see a piece of paper he would pick it up, read it, and say out loud “That’s not it! That’s just not it!” After a few weeks of seeing this strange habit, the company commander called him into his office and said, “Private, what’s your problem?” The young soldier responded “Sir, I don’t have a problem.” The commander then asked, “Well, what is it that you are looking for when you are looking at all these pieces of paper and reading them?’ “Well, sir, I don’t know what I’m looking for, but every time I find and read the pieces of paper I come across, I realize it is not what I’m looking for." The company commander questioned him a little further, and then let him leave. The young private continued his strange habit for a few more weeks, and finally, the commander had had enough. He called the strange young soldier into his office. He then told the young man “Son, I’m sorry, but we’re going to have to let you go. The army can’t afford to keep soldiers like you. If we had an army full of soldiers like you, we’d have a messed up army. We’re just going to have to let you go! The commander pulled out of his drawer some papers that said “Discharge” across the top, signed them and handed them to the young man. The soldier took took one look at the papers, and then yelled at the top of his lungs “That’s it! That’s it!” The moment he read the papers that said he could get out of the army, he realized, that was what he had been looking for all this time.


Many are looking for something and most of them don’t even know what they are looking for. They are looking for meaning and fulfillment, and just can’t seem to find them. Many look for these in all kinds of relationships. Some look for them through a bottle or through a needle. Some look for fulfillment in thrills and excitement from things they pay to do or see. But time and time again, when these individuals make the step in their lives to receive Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of their lives, and are born again, something inside them cries out with all of it’s might “That’s it! That’s it! Jesus Christ is what I’ve been looking for all the time!” If you find yourself searching for meaning, fulfillment, purpose and direction in your life, and you’ve looked and looked, but just not found what
you were looking for, then look no further. Jesus Christ is the answer. Would you take the step in your life to receive Him as Lord and Savior of your life to today?

If so, would you simply pray this prayer?

“Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God. I confess that I have sinned and I now repent of all of my sins. Forgive me for the wrong I have done. I believe that You died on the cross to pay for my sins. And I believe that three days later, You rose from the dead so that I
could be saved. Thank You Lord for loving me enough to die for me. Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Be the Lord and Savior of my life. Make me the person You want me to be. In the Bible You said that whoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. Right now Lord, I’m calling on Your Name. Lord, save me, and fill me with your Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord, for saving me. I now rejoice that I am a child of Almighty God. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

If you took time to pray this prayer and received Christ as your Lord and Savior, would you let us know? We would really like to hear from you and would like to share some literature with you to help you in your new relationship with Christ. Just email me at jparker@afa.net or call me at 1–662–844–5036, Ext. 381. I look forward to hearing from you.

Joseph Parker
American Family Radio

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