Life sure can be confusing! We search for answers, but
often end up with more questions. What are we here for?
Why is there so much pain and heartache in the world?
Where can we \ufb01nd hope, even when things seem to be
going all wrong? Where can we \ufb01nd the strength to face
life\u2019s challenges? Where can we \ufb01 nd happiness that lasts?
The answers to all these questions and more are found
in a very personal and close relationship with Jesus, our
\u201cMan of Love,\u201d who promises us not only eternal life in
Heaven, but that He will stick by our side until we get there.
He has a world of happiness, peace, freedom, contentment,
and everlasting love waiting for you. All you have to do is
get activated by connecting to the source of this life-chang-
ing power. Receive Jesus into your heart, and He will \ufb01 ll
your life with the love and understanding you have always
And this is what Activated is all about\u2014helping you get activated by God\u2019s power so you can experience that love in your daily life. The Bible says that \u201cGod is love\u201d (1 John 4:8), and His love has such life-changing power that once you connect to Him, you will never be the same again!
In upcoming issues of Activated you will learn how to
tap into God\u2019s power through prayer, studying His Word,
and putting His principles of love into practice in your daily
life. We invite you to turn on the power and connect to His
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Unless otherwise indicated, all
Scripture quotations inAc tivated are
from the New King James Version of the
or even a prophet. In a way, He was all
of these, but muchm o re. For unlike the
other great re li gious teach ers who came
before or after Him, Jesus not only spoke
The Bible tells us that \u201cGod is a Spirit,\u201d and
that \u201cGod is love.\u201d (See John 4:24; 1 John 4:8.)1
God is the Almighty Spirit of love, the Creator
of all things. He is the power of the universe,
so great and so mighty that He is far above and
beyond our limited human under stand ing.
God is all-powerful, all-knowing and present
everywhere\u2014and that\u2019s just too big a concept
for us to grasp! But He loves us very much and
wants us to be able to know and love Him. So
to show us His love and to help us to un der-
stand Him, He sent His own Son, Jesus Christ,
to earth in the form of a man, so that we could
see through Jesus what God Himself is like. Jesus
brought God down to our level.
Think of it! Two thou sand years ago God
sent His own Son, the very Lord of Heav en, the
Master of the uni verse, down to earth to be come
one of us! He was mi rac u lous ly con ceived in
the womb of a humble virgin named Mary, and
took on the form of human \ufb02 esh just like ours.
There fore He was the Son ofMan as well as the
Son ofG od.
Jesus not only adapted Himself to our bodily
form, but He also conformed to our human
ways of life, customs, language, dress, and living
so that He might un der stand us better and be
able to communicate with us on the lowly level
of our own human un der stand ing. He became
a citizen of this world, a mem ber of hu man i ty, a
man of \ufb02 esh, so that He might reach us with His
love, prove to us His com pas sion and con cern,
and help us un der stand His mes sage in simple
childlike terms that we could grasp.
He came down and adopted the life of a
lowly car pen ter. Then, at the age of thirty, He
began His ministry as a wander ing prophet and
re li gious teach er. He lived like us, worked like
us, slept like us, ate like us, and did every thing
particular verse or quote may be found. The \ufb01 rst part of the
reference denotes the \u201cbook\u201d (sec tion) of the Bible; the number
that follows is the chapter, and the last number the verse itself.
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