To put things in perceptive lets start at the beginning, when we are born into the world we are unaware of God and what he desires of us, therefore we are were are born into darkness. Until we come into the knowledge of who God is and what he has done for us we will continue to live in darkness also known as sin. And sin is what separates mankind from God.
Do we all Sin?:
Yes, sin is the deliberate disobedience to the known will of God. You can not live your life the way God intended unless you know who God is and His desire for your life. The scriptures tell us – there is none righteous, not even one; It says all of us are like sheep which have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way.. Isaiah 53:6a.
The power of sin leads us into all the different problems that exit in this world, addictions, broken marriages, feelings of hopelessness out of fellowship with God etc. The wages of sin is death Romans 6:23.
God in his mercy-delivered us out of the power of darkness (sin) , and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love; (Jesus) in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of our sins: Colossians 1:13; 14
What is Salvation ?
Salvation is the deliverance from the power and penalty of sin;the saving of man from a state of sinfulness which leads to death and restoring him to honor, worth, reputation and right standing with God. Jesus Christ is our salvation , he died for the sins of mankind [the] just as well as [the] unjust, so that He might bring us to God,..” 1 Peter3:18a
When you accept Christ into your life you become born again. It is the day of new beginnings! 2 Corinthians 5:17 says Therefore if any man be in Christ, -( meaning any man who believes in Christ- any man who follows after Christ) [he is] a new creation – old things have passed away;and behold, all things have become new.”
Know that salvation was brought with a price the precious blood of Jesus Christ. He voluntarily died on that cross for you and I, rose the third day and because he lives we live to life and life more abundantly..
God Has a Wonderful Plan for your Life:
But sin separates us from that plan and as long as we are separated from Him he cannot fulfill the plans he has for our lives. Salvation is God’s way of setting in order His plans and purposes for our lives so that we will be able to receive it!
Jeremiah 29:11 says I know the plans I have for you for good and not for evil to give you a hope and a future. Without salvation we would be separated from God forever, we would be like sheep gone astray with out God, with out hope and doomed to spiritual death through out eternity.
Ask yourself this question can you stand eternal separation? Do you want to be apart from God? Do you want to live in hell forever? The bible describes hell as a place of eternal torment. It is not God’s desire to see us perish but have everlasting life and to live with him through out eternity.
How do we receive Salvation?
It is a simple process- and it can only come through Jesus Christ:
John 1:12 says: But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right
to become children of God, [even] to those who believe in His name,…”
The first step to receiving salvation is:
#1 You must fist acknowledge that you are a sinner.
1jo 1:9 says – If we would just confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
#2 You must believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose the third day and is now seated on the right hand of God
interceding on your behalf. #3 You must invite Him into your heart by faith.
That is all it takes to receive salvation.
Romans 10:9- 10 – if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shallbelieve in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with the heart man believe unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Let us pray the Pray of Salvation Together:
Lord Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe Jesus died on the cross for me. I now turn from my sins and ask You to forgive me. I invite You into my heart by faith take control of my life and have your way in it ,I trust You as my Savior and will follow . Thank You for saving me. Amen.”
Now you need to get into a bible teaching church because the decision you have made today is the first day in the beginning of a new life for you. In order to walk and grow in your new life you will need to learn the word of God for every circumstance in your life and in doing so you will be blessed!