WHAT IT MEANS TO BE SAVED
THE WAY TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD
You have been directed here because you prayed to receive Jesus as you Lord and saviour. We have put this information to help you understand what happened when you prayed and what it means and how you can continue to serve God.
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People are born under Sin and destined for Hell. Everyone is in need of salvation.
The Bible, says in
Romans 3:23 NKJV
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 6:23 NKJV
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The problem is that everyone is born in sin, and since all of us sin, all of us face death. Our sin is what separates us from God, and it only takes one sin. Our good deeds cannot change that. Imagine someone was guilty of murder and was pleading his case in court: “But I fed the homeless, Your Honour! I also gave away money to charity and was nice to my mom!” His few good acts wouldn’t erase the murder he had committed. He would still have to pay the penalty for his sin. It is the same with us. Stuck in our sin and moving towards death, all of us are in a hopeless situation.
Further reading: Romans 5:12, Revelation 20:11-15
THE GOOD NEWS
But here’s the good news: God, in His Love and mercy, sent His Son Jesus to die in our place.
Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Romans 5:8 says, "8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins by dying in our place as a totally innocent man.
Like a bridge, connecting two separated people, God made a way through Christ to connect us to Himself. God did that because He wanted to—not because He had to—because of His great love for us. This is the grace of God, and it is given to us by faith in His Son Jesus, not by working hard to be good.
Isn’t that a relief? Take a moment and thank God for saving you while you were still a sinner. Thank Him that you don’t have to earn His love or salvation.
Further reading: Isaiah 53:4-6, John 14:6, 1 John 3:8, Acts 4:12.
WHAT YOU MUST DO
God has made a way for us to be right with Him and have our sins forgiven. The only way to have your sins forgiven and washed away is to believe in Jesus and what He did for you, when He suffered and died on the cross and you decide to repent (turn away) of your sins.
You receive Him by calling on His name. (This is what happens when you pray)
The bible says in John 3:16, " 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. Romans 10:13 For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved"."
Further reading: 2 Corinthians 7:10; Romans 10:9-13; Isaiah 55:6-7
You can be assured that if you have repented of your sin and received Jesus as you Saviour, All your sins are forgiven. It does not matter what you have done in the past.
You are assured of your salvation by faith and faith alone i.e. believing God’s promises.
The bible says in, 1 John 5:11-12, " And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life."
Further reading: Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 5:11-13; John 6:37; Titus 1:2.
MEANING OF WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU PRAYED
When you prayed to receive Jesus as you saviour, it was more than just words. It is a real transformation of your life with Benefits. Here are some of the things that you receive when you come to Jesus.
ALL YOUR SINS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN
It does not matter what you did in the Past, when you came to Jesus, he has forgiven you all of your sins.
1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Further reading: Isaiah 1:18, Hebrews 8:12
YOU ARE BORN AGAIN
You are now spiritually Alive to God, you have a new and fresh start.
John 3:3 , says "Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
Further reading: 1Peter 1:23; Ephesians 2:1-2
YOU ARE NOW A CHILD OF GOD
You have been adopted into the family of God, and are now a child of God.
John 1:12 says, " But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
Further reading: Romans 8:15-17; Ephesians 2:19
YOU RECEIVED ETERNAL LIFE AND A PLACE IN HEAVEN
Before coming to Jesus you were destined for Hell and God's punishment, Psalms 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God”
but now you have eternal life and will make heaven to be your home, John 3:16, God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”
Further reading: Romans 6:23, John 3:16, John 3:3, John 14:2