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Salvation

UNDERSTANDING THE NEW BIRTH

PLEASE, DON'T STOP. READ ON.
TODAY IS YOUR DAY OF SALVATION.

WHAT IS SALVATION?
It is deliverance from the emotional hurts, pains, emptiness, rejections, sleepless nights, thoughts of suicide, low self-esteem, feelings of failure, etc. Do I need to go on? Whatever unrest that has gripped your soul can be broken this day if you are willing to give Jesus Christ an opportunity to come into your heart.

If you have a Bible handy, go to Matthew 12:28. If you don't have a Bible, this is what Jesus says: "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest onto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

The soul contains the mind, will, and emotions. Let's call it the hardrive of mankind. Not only is Jesus calling you, but He knows every hurt, pain, disappointment, etc., that you are feeling because when He hung on the cross to bear our sins, shortcomings and mistakes, he bore the infirmities (weaknesses) and sicknesses for all mankind (John 3:16; Hebrews 4:15). So, in Jesus' eyes, there are no failures in life that He has not overcome for us. Our failures overcome us when we go through life and this world without Him sitting on the throne of our hearts. Jesus has overcome the world and has given us peace that surpasses all understanding (John 16:33; Philippians 4:7).

THE WORLD SYSTEM VS. THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Speaking of the world, we are talking about a "world system" that is built on corruption and lust and Jesus is the only escape (2 Peter 1:3-4). There is the Kingdom of Satan where Satan is the ruler and in that kingdom there is lust, murder, and lies (John 8:44). Then there is the Kingdom of God. In that Kingdom there is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17). We are born into the World's system and we escape by being born again into the Kingdom of God. Jesus did a great job explaining it to Nicodemus, a religious leader in John 3:1-7, when He said, "Except a man be born again born of the Spirit, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. Born of the Spirit. Oh yeah, that's another part of man.

MAN AS A TRIPARTITE BEING
Maybe it would be best if I told you that the human system is made up of three parts, or that man is a tripartite being (1 Thessalonians 5:23). He has a spirit soul, and body.

FAITH AND BEING BORN AGAIN
How is one born again or born of the spirit? It happens when we invite Jesus Christ into our hearts to be our Lord and Savior and repent (change our mind) of all our sins--mistakes (Romans 10:9-10). At that moment, the spirit of man which was dead is now made alive by the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ. They are inside your spirit now. You invited them in. Well, one would say, I don't believe that. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about Faith. Salvation is by faith in God, Jesus, and the Word of God. Faith is the only way to please God (Ephesians 2:1-8; Hebrews 11:6).

THE WORD OF GOD
Every new born babe must have milk after they are born, right? "As newborn babes desire the sincere milk of the Word that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 1:2). This means the Word of God is the spiritual nourishment for the born again believer. In fact, the Holy Spirit is now living inside your born again spirit {I like to call Him the umbilical cord that brings us nourishment from God the Father, John 16:13}.

THE INHERITANCE
One more thing, when you confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you immediately belong to God the Father. You have been adopted as a son/daughter and sons and daughters are heirs. Heirs always get an inheritance (Romans 8:14-17). Your body and your mind are now a vessel that is filled with the Spirit and mind of Christ (Romans 12:1-2).

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?
As you were reading this, the Holy Spirit was hovering over you, waiting for the right words so that He could impregnate you with the life of Jesus Christ. What are those words?

Pray this prayer to Receive Jesus as Savior...

Heavenly Father,

I realize and admit that I am a sinner. I repent of my sins and ask you to forgive me. You said in your Word, "...Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13). Jesus, I'm calling on your name.

You also said, "...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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:9-10). I believe with my heart that Jesus was raised from the dead so that I may live eternally. I confess Him now as my Lord. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Hallelujah, I'm saved.

You have now entered God's family where His love for you will never fail and where He will never leave you nor forsake you. Congratulations!!! Now, ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to the church that God has for you. Also, contact us to let us know that you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

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