Chapter 14

Salvation

    

For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 

John 3:16 

   

Every human being on the face of the Earth is a sinner. There is not one sin that is less of a disgrace than any other. Our sins are no better than anyone else’s. God is the omnipotent creator of the Universe. He is perfect love, pure white light. Nothing that is came to be without Him. Salvation is through faith alone, not works. It is impossible to be good enough for God to allow us into Heaven. The good news is if we acknowledge Jesus and his death on the cross as full payment for our sins, we will spend eternity in Paradise with the Lord. Salvation through Jesus Christ is certain, directly through Him alone. 

It does not matter where you are in your life or the state that you’re in. God will meet you there. God’s realm does not recognize time or space. He is omnipresent and not subject to the limitations of time. 

You do not have to prepare to surrender you life to the Lord. He will take you as you are. God loves you unconditionally. Now is the time to ask Him into your life. When you invite the Holy Spirit into your heart He will change you for His glory. 

At this moment, pause reading this book. Thank God for all that He has blessed you with. Acknowledge your sins as an abomination to God and be sorry for them. Let the Lord know that you believe in your heart of hearts that there is no salvation outside of accepting the death of Jesus Christ as full payment for your sins. Vow to strive for a Godly life. Surrender your life to Jesus Christ. Ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart as your personal savior. 

Pray this prayer:

Dear Lord, 

I confess that I am a sinner. I am sorry for my sins and ask your blessing to avoid sin as best I can. I believe that you sent your son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sins and the sins for all man kind. I believe that even as I am and where I am, Jesus paid for all my sins in full. He opened the gates of Heaven and offers salvation for all who proclaim him as Lord and Savior. I accept the free gift of salvation and grant Him Lordship over my life. I surrender my life to Jesus Christ and place Him on the Throne in the center of my life. I thank you for allowing me to spend eternity with you in Heaven. 

Amen 

If you had said this prayer surrendering your life, heart and soul to Jesus Christ, you are a new creation. The old you does not exist anymore. You now belong to God and are subject to the total inheritance that has been set aside for you since the beginning of time. 

Upon surrendering your life over to Jesus Christ the angels in heaven rejoice. You have defeated the wrath of the devil and escaped the horrors of hell. 

It is imperative that you seek Christian fellowship that is essential for your spirit to grow in the Lord. Seek a church home that is anchored in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Veer away from ritualistic religion and tradition. Seek fellowship with those who clearly know the Lord and act upon their Christian conviction in all aspects of their life. Go forth in peace with the great commission, spreading the gospel to all the world. Consider and meditate on the following passages.  

12There is no salvation by anyone else, for there is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:12 

So if you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 

Romans 18:9

28so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people. And he will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to bring salvation to those who eagerly wait for him. 

Hebrews 9:28

11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people. 12It trains us to renounce ungodly living and worldly passions so that we can live sensible, honest, and godly lives in the present world 13as we wait for the blessed hope and the glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. 14He gave himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be his special people who are enthusiastic about good works.

15These are the things you should say. Encourage and refute with full authority. Don’t let anyone look down on you.

Titus 2:11-15

In dying with Christ, true life we gain.

12Enduring, we with him shall reign.

Who him denies, he will disclaim.

13Our faith may fail, his never wanes

For thus he is, he cannot change!

2 Timothy 2:11-13 

8Though you have not seen him, you love him. And even though you don’t see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, 9because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:8-9

11This is necessary because you know the times—that it’s time for you to wake up from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we became believers.

Romans 13:11

8By that grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you. It is the gift of God 9and not the result of works, so that no one can boast. 

Ephesians 2:8

5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:5-7

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