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I want to be with Jesus.

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Thank you for sharing this statement. I also want to be with Jesus, and the good news is that as a Christian I know I am with Jesus, and He is with me! You can also know this today! 

The Bible teaches us that at one time in our lives we are separated from God and Jesus due to the bad things we do to Him and to others; this is called sin. It acts as a barrier between us and God and stops us from having a proper relationship with God.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation (Romans 5:6-11)

Jesus was sent by God, from heaven, to restore that relationship and to take the punishment for the sin that we committed. Jesus lived a perfect life and when he died on the cross he died in my place for my sin. Through faith in Jesus death and burial my sin is also buried. Jesus then rose again to new life and therefore gives new life to all who believe in Him. Jesus then gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit who dwells inside us. It also says in other parts of the Bible that Jesus also is in us. Then when we die we can also go to be with Jesus.

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Jesus is always with His followers, in fact He is IN His followers! 

To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 2:27)

Jesus was forsaken on the Cross, He was apart from God for us so that we never have to be apart from Him or God. He will never leave or forsake those who trust in Him for salvation. 

For he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me" (Hebrews 13:5-6)

I do hope this general answer to your question goes some way to helping you find peace with God through Jesus Christ our Lord. If you want to know more about what Jesus has done for you please watch the video on the main part of our site: www.lookingforGod.com

In closing, I want to encourage you to get more involved with your local church. It would be good to speak to a Christian leader or another trusted church individual regarding your question. I know they would be delighted to further answer you as well as offer prayer and support as you continue your spiritual journey:
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