But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2)
His sacrifice on the Cross was perfect and His resurrection proved that it was accepted by the Father as payment for all sIn, but it is only effective when applied on behalf of those that receive it. Just as a gift is not ours until we receive it, so is the free gift of Salvation offered to all but not accepted by all. GOD is not willing that any should perish and takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but ALL have sinned and come short of the Glory of GOD. A perfect standard that none of us can measure up to and that is why Jesus came, just as He had been saying He would since He made that exact promise to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Believe that you might be saved today: believe you are a sinner and repent, surrender to GOD on His terms; believe, that GOD put to death the flesh that you might have life and receive Him today; believe that He will do what He says and call upon Him to save you.
If there is a time and place where you and GOD have conducted this covenant; share the life that He has given to you with others with grace and mercy.
Jefferson A. Sweet