Make Room For Jesus :: By Dennis Huebshman

John 14:6; “Jesus said to him, I am the Way, and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.” Then Acts 4:12, “And there is Salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (ESV – all emphasis is mine)

The above two verses explain what the entire Bible is about. For anyone who believes that Jesus only came for one specific group of people – the Jews – John 10:16 clarifies that. “And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. So there will be one flock, one Shepherd.” The Old Testament speaks of a coming Messiah, and the New Testament tells of His arrival, death, burial and resurrection, and the future of our whole civilization. Some will rejoice, some will not, but Jesus came for all who would call out to receive and accept Him.

Our Heavenly Father is not a God who forces His will on anyone. He allows us the freedom of choice, and for all who have His Son in their hearts, He will make sure they are added to the precious flock of saved souls. Even before Jesus came as a human on this earth, there were those who had a special relationship with the Father.

King David had one of those special relationships all his life with God, and even after he committed sin, he relied on the Father to forgive Him. He knew he would receive discipline, just as any parent would do, as given in Hebrews 12:4; “It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?” Then verse 11, “For the moment, all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” This refers to loving discipline, not physical and mental abuse, and the reference to “sons” also includes daughters.

Consider Psalm 51:10-12; “Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and renew a right Spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your Salvation, and uphold me with a willing Spirit.” David had faith that God is merciful and would forgive him when he was willing to confess he had done wrong.

This Spirit is part of the Holy Trinity and is referred to as the Holy Ghost as well as the Holy Spirit. In John 14:16-17, Jesus told his disciples, “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”

All our Savior asks is that we make room in our hearts for Him. Please know, He does not want us to believe we can earn or buy our way into Heaven. Ephesians 2:8-9 sums this up very well; “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works so that no one may boast.”

No matter what we could ever do, no matter what sacrifice we could ever make, just know nothing on our part could ever satisfy the Father’s requirement for perfection. Hebrews 10:4 states, “For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” The follow-up verse to this is Hebrews 10:12; “But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God.” Then verse 14, “For by a single offering, He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.”

For those who try to say that Jesus was just a good prophet and never claimed to be God, we have John 10:30; “I and the Father are One.” Also, He had no illusions about how many would follow Him. Jesus was the only “human” who would ever live a sinless life. Matthew 7:13-14; “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide, and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow, and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”

Then 1 Corinthians 1:18 says, “For the way of the cross is folly to those who are perishing; but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.” This is aligned with 2 Peter 3:3; “knowing this first of all that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.”

Our purpose in life is to follow the ABCs of Romans 10:9-13. Admit we’re all sinners in need of a Savior. Believe that Jesus is truly the Son of God, who was the perfect sacrifice for our sins and was raised from the dead to conquer sin and death for all who would Call on Him to be saved (Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13).

This sounds too simple for many, and they believe it is just too good to be true. For all who truly make room for Jesus to be their Savior, an eternal life in Paradise with Him is waiting. We will have eternal, immortal bodies and a mindset such as He has that will not be subject to temptation and sin.

In Isaiah 41:10, the Father promises us, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Please note, when God says, “I Will,” He has made a covenant He will not break. He cannot lie, as given in Titus 1:2, Numbers 23:19, 1 Samuel 15:29, and Hebrews 6:18. When the Father repeats anything in His love letter to us – the Bible – it’s definitely worth taking note of.

For all who will not make room for Jesus, we have John 3:18, 1 John 2:22-25, 1 John 4:15, and 1 John 5:12. All tell us that whoever has the Son has the Father; and anyone that does not have the Son does not have the Father either.

For those who take their last breath on earth without Jesus as their Savior, the outcome is the Great White Throne of Revelation 20:11-15. There is no mercy, no pardons, no suspended sentences there. It’s the lake of fire for all eternity.

We do not know exactly when the Rapture will take place to remove all true believers to keep us from the Wrath/Tribulation, but all the signs today say we’re getting very close. With each passing day, we can see the end of this age rapidly approaching. In Luke 21:28, we’re told that when all the signs “begin” to happen, we’re close to our Savior’s redemption. The signs started a while back, a decade or so ago, and what we’re witnessing today is beyond anything we’ve known so far.

Right now would be a very good time to call out to Jesus. The thief on the cross did that just before he died, and Jesus promised that he would be in Paradise that day with the Savior. To put it off could be the biggest mistake ever, as we’re not promised to live another day here. Make room in your heart for the Savior. It’s something you will definitely be grateful for forever.

Come, Lord Jesus! (Maranatha!)


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