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What is the real reason or purpose for life?

co-authored by Faith Christine Honorof

Why are we here on earth? What’s it all for? We have already seen our grandparents die, and perhaps many of us have also seen our own parents die. And we are getting older, and then one day perhaps soon we too will die. What’s it all for? Are we put here on earth for some special reasons? Does it have something to do with things we are here to learn while we are here on earth? We sense that it has a lot to do with love, and with family, and perhaps with helping others. Where do we go when we die? Is life eternal?

Solomon who was said to have been one of the wisest men said in the book of Ecclesiastes 12:1, “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them …”

In Daniel 12:2-3 it says, “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”

Yes, we are here to discover our Creator, our Loving God and our Savior, and to get to know Him in a real and personal and intimate way. Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” We are also here to learn to be more like our Creator in all of our everyday behaviors, in our interaction with our fellow human beings. God is Love, and God is Good! But God is also our Judge. There is so much we can learn about our Creator. Our Creator who is the God of all the Universe is also the God of Israel. God commanded us to love the LORD our God with all of our heart, with all our soul, and with all our strength, and with all of our might.  

Deuteronomy 6:5 God also gave us His 10 Commandments to teach us how to live in a right way with our fellow man.

Exodus 20 Everyone of God’s children have been given free will to choose God, to choose good or evil, and to choose Life.  

Deuteronomy 30:19 And yet everyone sins and fails to keep God’s Commandments perfectly so many times.  

Isaiah 59:1-2 “Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”

The only way that God could forgive any of us of all of our sins would be if someone else who was without sin would pay the price for our sins, and die in our place. But that was impossible since everyone in the human race had many sins, & also generational sins passed down from their fathers. Numbers 14:18, Deuteronomy 5:9

And so that was the reason why God Himself did the impossibleand came to earth, born as a baby Boy, born from a virgin motheras prophesied in Isaiah 7:14. “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (God with us).” This Son lived a perfect sinless life, and He died as our Savior for all of our sins.

This mystery of our Messiah was prophesied in over 200 places in the Jewish Hebrew Holy Scriptures, or Old Testament. The first 1000s of believers in the promised Messiah were all Israeli Jews. Yeshua said in John 3:13-18  “No one has ascended to Heaven but He who came down from Heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in Heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have Eternal Life. 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. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 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.”

On my website is a list of the top 70 most important of these Old Testament Scripture prophesies on the coming Messiah, for you to see and to study. These are now available in 15 different languages free, such as in English, Hebrew, Russian, French, etc… These Scriptures were prophesied from 500 to 4000 years before our Savior, Messiah Yeshua was actually born in Bethlehem.  

I can truly say from my own life’s experiences, from the age of 29 to 38, having been badly destroyed during those years on drugs, in the occult, and in eastern religions, that my life was like a real hell. And what I am writing is absolutely true. In those days I was a walking dead man, loaded with demons. God delivered me out of all that hell, restored my mind, my sanity, my health, & my joy, and also employed me in work in the only job that I have ever been able to keep. I am still working for my Lord and Savior from 1982 until today. I was also taken up into Heaven, and into the Glorious Presence of my Savior Jesus, Yeshua, the King of Glory, on April 10th on Passover, in 1982, where Yeshua personally began my total healing and restoration process.

Life on earth is getting more and more crazy, and one day very soon Yeshua will come back and destroy all the evil on this planet.

You must get your life right before God and have your sins forgiven, and be ‘born again!’ Being ‘born again’ is when your spirit man is connected again to the Spirit of the Living God, in a relationship that had existed with Adam and God, but had been lost with the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden. This is a free gift from God. But you must be sincere, and you must mean what you ask God for from your heart, for God knows everything about you, all of the good things, and also all the bad things done in your life. And He truly died to be able to forgive you of all of your sins, both past present and future sins; and to be able to draw you to Himself.

Read the following prayer, and if it seems good and right to you in your heart then say it out loud, or just from your heart in true sincerity, and your life will be changed forever, and for the best.

You may be a sincere religious or non religious person, Jewish or Gentile, but unless you have received God’s forgiveness for all of your sins, which only comes by accepting God’s Son Yeshua as your Lord and Savior, and His shed Blood as the Atonement for your sins, then you really have no guarantee of Eternal Salvation, & Eternal Life in Heaven with the God of Love and joy and peace.

Pray this simple Prayer to receive God’s Eternal Salvation!

Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Your Son Jesus, Yeshua (in Hebrew) and I ask that You forgive me of all of my sins because of the shed Blood of Your Son Yeshua, who died in my place for all my sins. I repent for all of my sins, and I turn away from them. I ask You, Lord Yeshua to be my Lord and my Savior, and by Your Holy Spirit to come and live in my heart.

I thank You for dying on the Cross in order to forgive me for all of my sins. I ask You now to cleanse me from all of these sins.

I forgive every person who has ever harmed me or hurt me, and I also bless all these people. And I ask You to also forgive them.  And also I forgive myself. I ask You, Lord Yeshua, by Your Holy Spirit, to come into my heart and to fill me with Your Wonderful Love, and to live in my heart forever!

I thank You, Holy One of Israel, Father Almighty God for saving me and giving me Eternal Life through Your Son Yeshua.  

Thank You my God, that by Your Word, ‘he who calls upon the name of the Lord Yeshua shall be Saved!’ Joel 2:32  Amen!

By simply praying this prayer, and by truly meaning it from your heart, your name has now been written in “ … the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:8

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Richard Honorof
RIchard has served the Lord full-time from Jerusalem since 1998, having made Aliyah to Israel in 1995. He been a writer for the Lord Yeshua since 1982. All of his books, including the newest one, ‘King Priest Yeshua from the Seed of David and Aaron’, along with other writings are free to read and download from his website.

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