The Gift of Salvation
1-Accept God’s love for you:
The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). God’s never-ending love for you is far beyond your understanding. He loves you as though you were the only lost soul in the universe. Because He loved you so deeply, He was willing to see His only Son suffer and die rather than be separated from you eternally.
2-Confess and repent of your sins to receive forgiveness:
The Lord promised, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). When we confess all our sins, God forgives us. The Lord is faithful to fulfill His Word to all that are truly repentant.
3-Believe God’s word:
Jesus said, “He that believeth on me hath everlasting life” (John 6:47). We receive daily forgiveness, power, victory, wisdom, grace and every Christian virtue by faith. Faith means trusting what God says. All who ask for salvation in faith will receive it. The worst sinner will be accepted on the same basis as the most moral. God loves everyone alike, and forgiveness is for the asking. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8, 9).
4-Receive the miracle of a changed life:
Christ does the change in us so that the believer can say, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). There is no forcing ourselves to be good! What we do as Christians is the spontaneous out-flowing of Christ’s life within us. God does not only forgive all our sins, but He also gives us daily strength and grace to overcome every weakness. This is the greatest miracle of the Christian life. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). And this is done through His grace. Christians don’t keep the commandments to be saved but because they are saved.
5-Be filled with His Joy:
Jesus said, “These things have I spoken unto you … that your joy might be full” (John 15:11); “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). When you accept the love of Jesus, an amazing joy and peace fills your heart.
6-Maintain this victory:
To have a continual victory overs sin, you need to “Search the scriptures” (John 5:39), “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and witness about your faith. “…if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9). Like the branch that is connected to the tree to receive nourishment, you need to be connected daily to Christ.
8-Join God’s church:
The Bible gives the description of the saints: “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12). Be part of God’s Church that keep all of His Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17) and have the faith of Jesus.
In His service,