Salvation

If you died today, do you know for certain that you would go to heaven?

Suppose you were standing before God, right now, and He asked you, "Why should I let you into my heaven?"

What do you think you would say?

Let's see how you can know for certain that you have eternal life.

1. GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.


The Bible says in I John 5:13: "I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life." This verse shows you that God loves you and wants to give you eternal life. Eternal life is knowing Jesus Christ personally and having peace in your heart right now, as well as living with Jesus Christ for eternity (John 14:1-3). Today, you can know for certain that you have eternal life.

2. YOUR NEED.


The Bible says in Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." This verse shows that we are all sinners. Sin is disobedience against God. For example, all of us struggle with jealousy, pride, our personal egos, lying, etc. Do you recognize that you have sinned in your life? The Bible says in Romans 6:23: "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." This verse shows us that we all deserve death and hell because of our sin. Death represents separation from God in  2 ways:


        1. First, death is separation from God now, in this life. A life without happiness, without the certainty of eternal life. In other words, life without Jesus Christ living in our hearts. The result is a empty heart.
 

        2. Second, death is separation from God for all eternity, in hell. In other words, life without Jesus Christ for all eternity. The Bible makes it clear that we deserve death because of the sin in our lives.

3. GOD'S PROVISION.


Many people are trying to get to God, but without success. They are trying to reach Him through good works and living a moral life. These efforts don't have the power to eliminate our sins. The only way to get to God is through Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). The Bible says in Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." This verse shows us that Jesus Christ is our only hope, because he died on the cross to pay the price for our sin.  After Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He was resurrected from the dead. Do you believe that Jesus Christ is your provision for sin?

4. YOUR RESPONSE.


The Bible says in Romans 10:9-10: "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."
These verses show that to receive Jesus Christ, you need to confess and repent of your sins, and then, by faith, ask Him to come into your heart and life as Savior and Lord. In other words, you need to change the direction in which you are going, make a U-turn, and move in God's direction. You need to stop trusting in your own good works, your moral life, and trust ONLY in Jesus Christ.

Are you ready to stop trusting in other things and give your heart and life to Jesus Christ, right now?

The Bible says in Romans 10:13: "....Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." This verse shows you that any person that calls upon the name of Jesus will be saved. In other words, this means that you can accept Jesus right now into your heart by faith.

Are you ready to trust Jesus and ask him to come into your heart right now?

Pray this model prayer and mean it with all your heart:

"Lord, I realize that I am a sinner. I trust you as my Savior and Lord. I give my life to you. Come into my heart and save me right now. Change my heart and life, and make me a new person. In the name of Jesus, I pray. A-MEM"

Do you believe that Jesus heard your prayer?

 

If you prayed this prayer and meant it with all your heart, then God heard your prayer and you are saved!!

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD!

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