Sometimes, a company may release a product to the public, however, sometime later, they will realize that the product is defective. The product may not do all that it says it does. It may present some type of hazard for the consumer. So the manufacturer of the product will issue a recall.
Perhaps you remember a couple of years ago, Toyota had what is being called a “recall crisis.” They had sent to the market several lines of cars that had a serious defect: the brakes were not working as they should have been. Some people got in accidents because they were unable to brake when they needed to or the car they were driving switched on the brakes on its own. Toyota had to recall almost half a million vehicles for that issue alone. From 2009 to 2011, Toyota recalled a total of over 4.5 million vehicles.
Did you know that God has issued a recall for every person in the world?
You see, when God created the world, He made humans perfect. However, when Adam and Eve disobeyed a simple command from God, they introduced a defect into the human race — the defect of sin. Since that time, every human has disobeyed God’s laws, and now is defective. The Bible says, “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” We are damaged goods. Sin and the consequences of sin has messed up our lives. We are no longer perfect.
God decided to do something about our lack of perfection. He decided to issue a recall so He could fix us if we want to be fixed. He says to us today, “Return unto me, and I will return unto you…” He says in Isaiah 1:18: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
That is why God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world. He is the only one who can fix us. He is the only one who can solve our sin problem.
Jesus Christ sacrificed himself in our place — for our sins — and took God’s punishment which we deserved. First Thessalonians 1:10 tells us that, “Jesus delivered us from the wrath to come.” He paid for our sins with his own blood so that God could give His righteousness to those who believe in Him. Jesus’ shed blood is what makes it possible for us to be cleansed of our sin and to be made new people in God.
Jesus Christ is calling you back to Him today. He says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” There’s a beautiful verse in the last chapter of the Bible, Revelation 22:17, which goes like this: “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
That is what God’s recall is all about. He is calling you to come back to Him so He can mend what is broken in your life. He wants to give you a new life in Jesus Christ.
I encourage you to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior today. Please take the following steps.
First, you must recognize that your sins have separated you from God. Even though Adam and Eve were the first to sin, we must each take responsibility for our own actions. In honest repentance agree with God about your sinfulness and admit your need for forgiveness. First John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he [God] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Second, you must realize that God loves you, and believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins—taking the punishment you deserve. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the only thing that makes it possible for God to forgive us of our sins and allow us to live in the coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ for eternity.
Third, you must accept Jesus Christ as your Savior from sin and sin’s consequences by believing that he died, was buried, and rose again, and receiving Him into your life by faith. Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you accept Jesus Christ into your heart, you will begin a relationship with God that will last for eternity. You will become a child of God with a home in Heaven. If you want to begin this relationship right now, you can pray a short prayer to let God know that you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour. Please repeat after me and mean it from your heart.
Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today and forever. Amen.
If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!