I once saw an interesting movie about a Korean man. He had a childhood friend whom he hoped to marry, but she was struck down with a sickness that caused her to become an invalid. The doctors did not know if she would live very long. During her sickness, someone gave her a Bible and explained to her the love that Jesus the Savior of all men had for her. She received the Bible and Christ's love and had peace with God. The girl wrote to the man and informed him that she had become a Christian. She wrote to him of Jesus and sent him a New Testament.
The man loved the girl dearly but was not able to understand what she meant when she said that Jesus died to take away his sins. He had his idols and was in his eyes a good man. He had never lied to nor cheated anyone. He tried to treat everyone decently. He had no vice and felt that he did a pretty good job of keeping his conscience clean. One day when he was in a large city, he heard a man shouting to a crowd and saying very unusual things—things like “All men have sinned and need a savior. Because you have sinned Christ had to suffer and die for you.” This caught the young man's attention. He listened to the street preacher attentively. When the preacher had stopped, the man approached the preacher and said to him, “I did not and would not put this Jesus on the cross.” The preacher challenged the man and said, “You have and this is how you will know that you have: take Jesus' word and try to fulfill it in your life. If you cannot, then you will know that you have crucified Him. You will need to repent of your sins and receive Him as your Lord.” The man went right away to his New Testament and opened it up to where Jesus told His followers to love their neighbors as themselves. He thought to himself, “This should be easy.”
That very same week he was assigned to work and room for six months with a very crude man who was also a drunkard. He tried his very hardest to show his coworker compassion and kindness. The harder he tried, the more his coworker would respond with hatred and cruelty. So as each day progressed, his neighbor became more his enemy. His coworker had enough of this man's compassion and pointed out the pride that was behind this man's kindness, and that he didn't want to receive any
more of it. The coworker left, but God entered the man's life. His sins were made known to his heart, and he repented and received the Lord Jesus Christ. When the coworker returned, he knew something had happened to the man. After a while, the coworker became a Christian also, and they worked together in sharing Christ with others. The story ended with the man giving his life to save the lives of others.
God is able to change a person's life. God is able to do what He promised. God is able to make a proud man humble and a filthy man clean. He can free a man from his lust, his lies, his drinks, and his smokes. Jesus can free a man from Satan's grip. God is able to set a man free from the sins of his flesh and the sins of his heart. He does this by making a man born again. When a man is born again, he becomes a new creation, a new creature, a child adopted by God. Jesus gives us power to be His children. He guides us; He corrects us. He keeps us; He teaches us. He loves us. We love him; we stick close to Him. We obey Him, cling to Him, and grow to maturity in Him. We represent Him. We bear his fruit. We are His.
The Bible says that God has raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Jesus is able to keep us from falling. He plans to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. He will finish the work that He started in our lives. We can trust Jesus to see us through this world that has rejected Him. God is able to keep His promises.