Our vision for Occupy is to simply carry out the mission, that Jesus Christ started and commanded all followers to live out, which is “to seek and save that which is lost.” ~ Luke 19:10
You have reached this part of our website, because somebody has offered to pray for you or has prayed for you. This page seeks to fulfill two main purposes. The first purpose is to give you the basic information about our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and share with you how you can have a saving faith through Him. The second purpose is to give you a place to share how God has answered your prayers, your experience with Occupy, and to let us know how we can continue to pray for you.
There is no catch to what we are doing. We simply want to share the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ with you. The information found on this page is here to help guide you in your walk with Christ.
What is salvation?
Biblical salvation is similar to having a huge credit card debt. For instance, you max out your Mastercard and you can not seem to pay it off. Perhaps, you struggle to even make the minimum payment. What if some loving man wrote you a letter explaining that he knew you were struggling and would never be able to pay off that debt. In this letter, he explains that he has taken it upon himself to pay that debt in full for you, so you would not be held to your debt any longer.
Jesus Christ was that loving man who wrote the letter. God, in His infinite wisdom, knew we could not live our lives without racking up a serious amount of sin debt. Somebody has to pay it and that somebody is you. However, God sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to pay the sin debt that we owe. Being nailed to a cross, Jesus Christ sacrificed His life to cover our debt.
Ask yourself, “Am I a sinner in the eyes of God?”
Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
EVERYBODY is a sinner. EVERYONE has a sin debt. Have you ever told a lie? Of course, everybody has. It only takes one lie to be a liar, and only one sin to be a sinner.
Simple commands such as: you shall not steal, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not lie, and honor your father and mother are broken all the time.
“What is the penalty for sin?”
Romans 6:23 says, “For the penalty for sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The penalty for sin is death. This verse speaks of more than just a physical death of the body. It is speaking about the spiritual death that is to come after the physical death. Your soul will spend eternity in Hell. It will be an eternal death. BUT GOD offers the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
“How does Jesus save us?”
Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His love for us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
It does not get any better than that. God physically shows His love for you, while you are still a sinner, He sent Jesus to die for you. While you still make mistakes and slip up, Jesus willingly died to offer you eternal life.
Now ask, “How can I, with all the mistakes I have made, ever be saved?”
Romans 10:9 says, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you WILL BE SAVED.”
It is truly that simple. You must truly believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and you will be saved. It all starts with believing in your heart. If you truly believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died on a cross and rose from the dead three days later to save you from your sins, than you can be saved.
As a result of what you have read, if you have prayed to God seeking forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ and desire to commit your life fully to Him, please contact us in some way so we can celebrate the new life that you have received. We would also like to encourage you in your daily walk with God and help you build habits that lead to a stronger relationship with Him.