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How To Get Your First 1000 Subscribers On YouTube

When you first start your YouTube channel, it can be hard to gain subscribers.

It seems like you’re uploading video after video and no one is watching them.

Is it because of the YouTube algorithm?

Is it because you don’t have any subscribers yet?

Or is it because your videos just aren’t that great?

My honest opinion… it could be all 3 of those things.

When I started my channel, it took me a long time to grow.

I was gaining only a couple of subscribers a week.

And I felt like every time I opened the YouTube app on my phone I was disappointed by how slow I was growing.

But I finally figured some things out and now I’m gaining over 200 subscribers a month.

october to june subscriber growth

I’ve passed that 1,000 subscriber mark. And now I’m SOOO close to being monetized!

So today, I want to share my experience with YouTube, the mistakes I made that hurt my growth, and some tips to help you get your first 1,000 subscribers faster!

Let’s get into it.

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Obviously, I have my own YouTube channel.

I uploaded my first video way back in October of 2017. 

At the time, I just wanted to use YouTube to help enhance my blog posts.

So I was writing a post about Instagram stories and how I use them. But as I was writing, I felt like it would be so much easier to explain if I could share a video.

And just like that, my YouTube channel was born.

I started with 0 subscribers just like you.

Now I made a ton of mistakes when I was just getting started. And we’ll get to that in a little bit.

But my first year on YouTube was rough. 

That quality of my videos wasn’t great. My video ideas weren’t great either.

And by the end of 2018, I had only gained 311 subscribers.

Oh yeah.

It took me over a year to only gain 300 subscribers.


Now, at the time that I’m writing this, I have 1,557 subscribers.

I’m generating around 230 new subscribers every month.

subscribers gain in a month

And I’m hoping that my YouTube channel will continue to grow faster and faster in 2019 now that I know what I’m doing.

So let’s get to those mistakes.

What really held me back from growing for A WHOLE YEAR!


Like I already said, I created my YouTube channel to enhance my blog posts.

My goal at the beginning wasn’t to grow my channel or become a YouTuber.

I just wanted to create videos that I could put in relevant blog posts.

But over time, I started to really enjoy creating videos.

And I got off track. I shared videos about everything and anything.

And that was my first mistake…

1. I shared videos of all topics

I didn’t niche down at all.

I started out talking about Instagram, productivity, working from home, etc. 

But then, I got lost.

So I started sharing videos about my life, essential oils, gardening, and even… the first time I drove with GrubHub.


That was a huge HUGE mistake because it didn’t make people want to subscribe to my channel.

And it ended up hurting my relationship with the YouTube algorithm.

So let me explain.

Because my videos were all over the place, no one knew what I was going to upload.

unlisted videos

So why the heck would they subscribe to my channel if they didn’t know what they were getting themselves into?!

Niching down is sooooo so important to your success.

And we’ll talk about that more in a bit.

But here’s the real kicker, something that ended up hurting my channel’s growth for a long time.

YouTube likes to promote people that are experts.

So if you talk about essential oils, they want to see that you have a lot of videos on essential oils.

And when one of those videos gets picked up by the algorithm, you want to “ride the wave” and continue to put out that content.

Because if they are pushing out one video, they will hopefully start pushing out your other related videos as well.

Where I Really Screwed Myself Over

So… back in October of 2018, I uploaded a video of my first time driving with GrubHub.

At the time, it was a pretty innocent video.

I’ve shared my struggle with making money in 2018. And it had gotten to the point where I needed some extra cash to get by.

RELATED: My Struggle With Making Money Blogging

So I decided to drive with GrubHub for a couple of months.

Little did I know that YouTube would pick up that video and rank it high in search.

grubhub search ranking

Now typically when this happens, you want to create similar videos.

But I didn’t! I didn’t want to be known in the GrubHub niche.

I was just sharing an experience with my audience.

So when I started to niche down and share more blogging and Pinterest videos, YouTube didn’t understand that I wanted to become an expert in something other than GrubHub.

And it took a while for my views to start going down on my GrubHub video and up in my other videos.

In the end, I’m thankful that video did so well because it helped me gain views and subscribers. 

But when I really look at it, I think it hurt my growth in the niche that I wanted to be known for. 

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2. I didn’t look at my analytics

Your analytics can tell you a lot about who your subscribers are, what content they are looking for, when’s the best time to upload, what title format is working, and of course, how long people are watching your videos.

All of these things can really help the growth of your channel if you pay attention to them.

But I didn’t.

I really only looked at how many subscribers I was getting and how many views I had.

That was it.

Looking back, I know that was a big mistake.

3. I didn’t do anything to promote my channel

Besides telling my Instagram following that I had launched a blog post, I didn’t do any promotion with my YouTube channel.

Now you may be thinking, what promotion do you have to do?!

Well, you can share your videos on Twitter and Facebook. 

Which honestly, I don’t do anything with my Twitter or Facebook. So I obviously didn’t share my videos there.

But I stopped adding them to my blog. And at the time, I wasn’t sharing them on Pinterest either.

4. I didn’t know anything about YouTube SEO

YouTube is a search engine. 

Yep. Just like Google and Pinterest.

YouTube has its own algorithm that determines if you appear in search or not.

So you need to learn YouTube SEO to help get your videos found.

And that’s something I never did.

Stay around till the end of this post to learn some simple YouTube SEO tips.


Now let’s get to the tips.

The things you can do to grow your YouTube channel.

1. Upload consistently

Let’s get this one out of the way.

Because I feel like no matter what YouTube resource you land on, they are going to tell you to upload consistently.

So let me explain why.

The more you upload to YouTube, the more YouTube likes you. 

Obviously, YouTube wants to keep people on their site. The more people that watch ads, the more money that YouTube makes.

And if you are helping them to make money, they are going to like you more.

So uploading videos consistently does help your relationship with the YouTube algorithm.

But more than that, when you upload consistently, you are creating more and more content.

The more content you have, the better your chances are at being found.

AND when you have an upload schedule that you stick to, your subscribers know what to expect from you.

Whether that’s one video a week on Tuesday. 2 videos a week on Wednesday and Sunday. Or a new video every 3 days.

When you stay consistent, you become reliable to your audience.

And they are more likely to subscribe if they know what they are getting themselves into.

Which brings us to tip number 2.

2. Pick 3 main topics to share

This may seem hard if you want to become a lifestyle YouTuber, but trust me… it’s easier than you would think.

I’ve niched down with my YouTube content twice.

The first time was when I stopped sharing completely irrelevant topics like GrubHub.

At the time, I was sharing videos about SEO, Pinterest, Instagram, blogging, motivation, productivity, and all things business ownership.

But then, I decided to niche down even more. And pick the 3 topics that I really wanted to become known for.

So I started to only share videos about blogging, Pinterest, and ‘how I did something’.

Those videos include how I was able to make money with affiliate marketinggain 1,000 subscribers, and reach 10,000 followers on Pinterest.

The topics of those videos are a bit more random.

But they still relate to my overlying message of growing your audience and brand online.

recently youtube video topics

Now, I already talked about the benefits of niching down. So I’m not going to repeat myself.

But trust me when I say that niching down has dramatically helped to grow my YouTube channel and the reach of my videos.

So I encourage you to pick only 3 topics that you are going to share. And stick to it.

3. Make your videos more interesting

Ah. This is a big one.

Have you ever heard of audience retention before?

Basically, it’s how long people stay on your YouTube video.

Are they watching it for only 30 seconds or 10 minutes?

If people are leaving your 15-minute video only 3 minutes in, YouTube is going to look at it like your video isn’t that great.

But if people stay for 14 out of those 15 minutes, YouTube is going to think that you must have some really great content in there.

So how do you get people to stay on your video for longer?

You have to make it more interesting of course!

This comes down to the way you are shooting it and the way you edit it.

RELATED: How I Film & Edit My Videos

Are you jumping to different scenes, including effects, and doing something unique and different?

Or are you sitting in a chair talking to the camera the whole time?

I can’t stress enough how important it is to make your videos more interesting.

If you need a little inspiration, take a look at some successful YouTubers that you like and see what they are doing.

Obviously, they are doing something right. And it might be helpful to draw inspiration from them.

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4. Design click-worthy thumbnails

With YouTube, you get a small window of opportunity to get someone to click on your video.

And it typically comes down to the title of your video and your thumbnail.

Your thumbnail is the only graphic that can entice people to watch your video.

So it needs to be darn good!

If you aren’t currently uploading a custom thumbnail… what the heck are you doing?!

They aren’t that hard to design and so simple to upload.

What I would recommend doing is take a look at popular videos in your niche. What do other thumbnails look like?

Most of the time, you will see a high-quality image and text over top.

10,000 thumbnail

For every one of my YouTube videos, I take a photo for the thumbnail. I don’t just get a screen capture of me talking!

I do an actual photoshoot for the thumbnail.

Then I use Canva (a free website) to design my thumbnail.

It doesn’t have to be anything complicated.

Actually the simpler the better. 

And when you add text, make sure that is can be read when the thumbnail is super small.

A lot of people watch videos on their phone.

So before you commit to a thumbnail, view the graphic at about 25% and see if you can still read it. 

If you can’t, change it!

5. Use (a little) clickbait

I feel like clickbait is a dirty word.

And I’m not going to lie, it got a bad rap for a good reason a couple of years ago.

People would say “Someone was walking down the street and you won’t believe what happens next”.

And all that happened was that they saw a bird.

Like, come on!

That’s not cool!

But there is a way to use clickbait tastefully so you get more clicks.

And the most important thing to remember is to live up to what you are promising your audience.

So if you say that you are going to teach them 5 simple magic tricks that will blow their minds, they better be pretty darn cool!

Or if you say these ab exercises will give you abs in 2 weeks, it better actually work.

And you better show results of how it worked for someone else.

So I use clickbait in terms of my title and sometimes my thumbnail. But it’s always something included in the video!

Just recently I shared a video talking about how bloggers make money and how I make money. And the thumbnail looked like this:

clickbait thumbnail

I was hoping that with including the text “only $200 in 3 years” that it would get people to click on it.

And in the video, I explain that stat!

See what I’m getting at here?

Clickbait can be your friend as long as you live up to what you are promising your audience. 

6. Upload at popular times

I didn’t really believe that this was a real thing at first.

Silly me.

But have you noticed how some YouTubers upload at very specific times? Like 1 pm or 6 pm.

They do that for a reason!

The first 24 hours of your YouTube video are important.

The more views and engagement you get within the first 24 hours is going to determine whether the YouTube algorithm favors your video or not.

So when you upload at a time where your audience is active, you increase your chance of having people watch your video as soon as you upload it!

Which is going to help boost the success of your video.

Now if you have no idea when a popular time is, you can take a look at your YouTube creator studio.

They show you how many views you have gotten every hour for the past 48 hours!

popular times in the last 48 hours

But if you don’t have a lot of data to go off of yet, I notice that 10 am EST, 1 pm EST and 5 pm EST are great times to upload!

7. Encourage engagement

Ever notice how YouTubers will end their videos by asking you to like the video, subscribe to their channel, and hit the notification bell?

Some people will even have a question of the day that they will ask you to respond to in the comments section below.

And there’s a darn good reason for this!

The more engagement you have on the video… the better!

engagement on youtube videos

The more views, likes, and comments you get, the more YouTube will pay attention to your video.

And if they see that people are clearly enjoying the video, they are more likely to push it out to people.

Plus, if you’re trying to gain more subscribers, it helps to tell people to subscribe.

I mean, that’s just obvious.

8. Work with the algorithm

I’ve already shared a lot of tips on how to make YouTube happy so they push your video up in search and out to people in the suggested section.

But I want to mention this again because it’s that important.

You need to work with the YouTube algorithm.

And there are a few things you can to do help your videos perform well.

Remember that audience retention rate? 

Well, every time you launch a video you want to watch it the whole way through.

This will give you another view, but it will also show YouTube that people are watching your video from beginning to end.

Want to improve your engagement within the first 24 hours? 

Well, you can like your own videos! 

I like all of my own videos to increase engagement.

Also, within the first 24 hours, you need to respond to all comments on your new video. Because every comment you add is a new comment in YouTube’s eyes!

Talk about increasing engagement.

And when you notice that a video is getting more views than normal, ride the YouTube algorithm wave and create more videos on that topic.

But beyond that, you need to learn YouTube SEO.

So let’s jump to that real quick.

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This blog post is already 2,800 words long. So I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet.

It doesn’t matter what platform you are on, SEO comes down to your keywords.

And there are a few places that you want to include your keywords within your YouTube videos.

But first, we need to talk about keyword research.



Ah, TubeBuddy.

I’m so glad that I was introduced to TubeBuddy because it has seriously helped me to improve my YouTube SEO.

With TubeBuddy, you can see the competition of keywords, how much they are searched, and if you should really target them.

So just like Pinterest, with YouTube, you start your keyword research in the search bar.

popular searchs on youtube

Search for something you want to create a video on and look at the popular searches that appear.

Then when you select a keyword to search, TubeBuddy will appear on the right-hand side with some stats about that keyword.

tubebuddy keyword analysis

It’s pretty simple.

You don’t want to target keywords that are red because it will be too difficult for your video to appear in search.

But the yellow and green rankings are the keywords for you.

And while you’re at it, take a look at the videos that appear and what keywords they include in their titles.

Obviously, if they are appearing in search, they are doing something right.

Where to put keywords

Once you know what keywords you want to target, you need to make sure you are including them in the appropriate places.

Your title, your video description, your tags, and within your video content.

The first 2 are obvious.

You need to include the keywords that you want your video to rank for in your title and description.

But if you haven’t used tags before, this might not be as clear.

You have 500 characters to include tags on each video.

YouTube tags

This is basically your spot to tell YouTube what your video is about. And what keywords you think it should appear for.

So make sure you are always including your tags!

And again, you can use TubeBuddy to help you figure out what tags to target.

tubebuddy tag suggestions

Then the last place you want to include your keywords is within your video.


YouTube can hear what you say in your video.

So you want to make sure that you are actually speaking your keywords in your video content.

Crazy, right?

Well, YouTube will take your title and compare it to what you are saying to make sure you aren’t lying and talking about something completely unrelated.

So this is important!

Now I blew through that pretty quick. 

So if you want to learn more about YouTube SEO, watch this video.


If you have any other questions about YouTube, let me know in the comments section below.

Or if you have a video idea that you would like me to create, you can send me a DM on Instagram.

And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel!

I’ll see you back here for more helpful tips soon.

XO, Cath
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Cathrin (Cath) creates content that encourages bloggers & online entrepreneurs to be themselves, chase their passion, and create their success online. 1 year after started her blog (, Cath left her full-time position working in the digital marketing industry to pursue her dreams of being her own boss. In weekly blog posts, sporadic YouTube videos, and constant talking on Instagram stories, Cath hopes to spread her story and be an inspiration to others who desperately want to change their lives.

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    15 responses to “How To Get Your First 1000 Subscribers On YouTube”

    1. Whether you believe in God or not, read this message!!

      Throughout time, we can see how we have been carefully conditioned coming to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that the Bible foretold of this event almost 2,000 years ago?

      In the book of Revelation 13:16-18, it states,

      “He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles–Revelation 19:20) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

      Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

      Speaking to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless society. Why’s that? Revelation 13:17 says that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast. If physical money was still in use, we could buy or sell with one another without receiving the mark. This would contradict scripture that states we need the mark to buy or sell!

      These verses could not be referring to something purely spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one “OR” the other. If this mark was purely spiritual, it would indicate both places, or one–not one OR the other!

      This is where it really starts to come together. It is amazing how accurate the Bible is concerning the implantable RFID microchip. This is information from someone named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this RFID chip:

      “Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).

      Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.

      Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places the Bible says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, criminal record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.

      Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16–18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this is referring to a hypodermic needle when they poke into the skin to inject the microchip.”

      Mr. Sanders asked a doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor replied by saying a terrible sore would appear in that location. This is what the book of Revelation says:

      “And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).

      You can read more about it here–and to also understand the mystery behind the number 666: https://2RUTH.ORG

      The third angel’s warning in Revelation 14:9-11 states,

      “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.'”

      Great hope is in our midst, and is coming in a mighty way–the greatest revival for Jesus in the history of the world where we will see the most souls come to Him of all tribes, tongues, nations, and peoples (Rev. 7:9-10); for we have this promise in God’s Word in the midst of these dark times:

      “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years (not literal–rather a spiritual label for time spent in eternity); and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while (when the Antichrist and false prophet will rise up and God will test the world).” (Revelation 20:1-3)

      “The coming of the lawless one (the Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)”

      Who is Barack Obama, and why is he still around?

      So what about his name? The meaning of someone’s name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface.

      Jesus says in Luke 10:18, “…I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”

      The Hebrew Strongs word (H1299) for “lightning”: “bârâq” (baw-rawk)

      In Isaiah chapter 14, verse 14, we read about Lucifer (Satan) saying in his heart:

      “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.”

      In the verses in Isaiah that refer directly to Lucifer, several times it mentions him falling from the heights or the heavens. The Hebrew word for the heights or heavens used here is Hebrew Strongs 1116: “bamah”–Pronounced (bam-maw’)

      In Hebrew, the letter “Waw” or “Vav” is often transliterated as a “U” or “O,” and it is primarily used as a conjunction to join concepts together. So to join in Hebrew poetry the concept of lightning (Baraq) and a high place like heaven or the heights of heaven (Bam-Maw), the letter “U” or “O” would be used. So, Baraq “O” Bam-Maw or Baraq “U” Bam-Maw in Hebrew poetry similar to the style written in Isaiah, would translate literally to “Lightning from the heights.” The word “Satan” in Hebrew is a direct translation, therefore “Satan.”

      When Jesus said to His disciples in Luke 10:18 that He saw Satan fall as lightning from heaven, if this were to be spoken by a Jewish Rabbi today influenced by the poetry in the book of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew–the words of Jesus in Luke 10:18 as, and I saw Satan as Baraq O Bam-Maw.

      The names of both of Obama’s daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we write those names backward (the devil does things in reverse) we would get “ailam ahsatan”. Now if we remove the letters that spell “Alah” (the false god of Islam being Allah), we would get “I am Satan”. Coincidence? I do not believe so!

      Obama’s campaign logo when he ran as President of the US in the year 2008 was a sun over the horizon in the west, with the landscape as the flag of the United States. In Islam, they have their own messiah that they are waiting for called the 12th Imam, or the Mahdi (the Antichrist of the Bible), and one prophecy concerning this man’s appearance is the sun rising in the west.

      “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.'” (Revelation 14:6-7)

      Why have the words of Jesus in His Gospel accounts regarding His death, burial, and resurrection, been translated into over 3,000 languages, and nothing comes close (the Quran about 110 languages)? Because the same Spirit of God (YHVH) who created all people likewise transcends all people; therefore the power of His Word is not limited by people; while all other religions are man-made, therefore they tend to primarily stay within their own culture. The same God who speaks to all people through His creation of the heavens and earth that draws all people around the world likewise has sent His Word to the ends of the earth so that we may come to personally know Him to be saved in spirit and in truth through His Son Jesus Christ.

      Jesus stands alone among the other religions that say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into reality?

      Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good we have done, but rather by the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

      God has brought down His moral laws through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These laws were not given so we may be justified, but rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has written in our hearts, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, murder, and so forth.

      We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh about 2,000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill.

      The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2,000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood with His last word’s on the cross crying out, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).

      For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

      This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all perish to hell forever. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades but was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.

      So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), where God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death; now being conformed into the image of the heavenly man walking in a new nature, and no longer in the image of the fallen man Adam.

      Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins, and to receive His Holy Spirit that we may be born again (for Jesus says we must be born again to see and enter the Kingdom of God in John chapter 3). This is not just head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him in obedience to His Word by reading the Bible.

      Our works cannot save us, but they can condemn us; it is not that we earn our way into everlasting life, but that we obey our Lord Jesus Christ:

      Jesus says,

      “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)

      “And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” (Hebrews 5:9)

      “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’

      Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’

      And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8)

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