Would you like to know God Personally?
"For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." - Romans 10:13
How You Can Know God's Love
There is a God in Heaven who loves you just as you are right now! You know that must be true. The heart of the human being longs for God, and logic demands divine existence.
While everyone believes God is, most sense separation from God. We know God must be holy and good. We see ourselves as unholy, our lives are a mess and not good. So we conclude that God is angry with us and we cannot know Him.
God loves us and in is His Word, He tells us that He loves us as we are. That love will save us from our sin, and make us what we should be as God's children.
"For God loved the world so much, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life."
We hear Jesus say, "God loved the world so much;" God's love has no limitations. He loves "so"much more than we can imagine. He loves everyone - not just some ones.
Romans 5:8 tells us that God loved us so much that "while we were still sinners, Christ Jesus came to die for us."
"for everyone has sinned, we all fall short of God’s glorious standard."
This verse tells us that all people have sinned. We have all fallen short of God's intended purpose for us. God made us to know Him.... to receive His love and to love Him in return.
For love to be love... for God to be God... and for humans to be humans.... God gave us a choice. We can choose to love ourselves, and turn to our selfish pursuits. That is sin. In our sin, we cannot know God and His love.
The Result of sin is that we are lost.... separated from God.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Wages are payments... what we deserve, or have worked for, because of our sin... what one has coming because of labor. The just payment for our sin is death.
Death here means spiritual insensitivity. When we are still in our sin, we have no life with God. We are alive physically but dead spiritually. If we continue in that condition, we will be separated from God for all eternity.
The wages of sin is death. but God's free gift is eternal life. While wages are earned, a gift is offered... no strings attached. God says He will give us eternal life - life with Him - in the place of sin's payment of death.
How can God remain true to His holiness and forgive unholy sinners? Because Jesus, His Son, has paid the price for sin by His death on the cross.
Second Corinthians 5:21 says, "He who knew no sin became sin for us, that we may be made the righteousness of God through Him."
Jesus arose from the grave and conquered sin and death for all who receive Him as God's free gift.
How can we receive God's free gift of love and life?
"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved."
A person receives God's free gift of love and life by placing faith in Jesus Christ. To believe is simply to agree with, or take God at His Word. With our heart (completely and totally believing) we believe that Jesus is God's Son who died for our sin on the cross and arose from the grave to live in us as Savior and Lord.
To believe in Jesus will result in confessing that faith with your mouth.
Do you acknowledge that you are a sinner?
Do you believe by faith that Jesus is God's Son, and that He died for your sin on the cross?
Will you now confess Him as your Savior and Lord?
"For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
This verse says that any person who will call upon the name of Jesus, the Lord, shall be saved.
To call means simply to ask in prayer. The verse does not require one to know more... do better... clean up our life... or in any way try to add to what Jesus has done for us.
Will you now call upon Jesus to save you from your sin so that you can know God's love and forgiveness?
Pray this now: "Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner, and I am sorry. I need You to be my Savior. I know I cannot save myself. I believe by faith that Jesus, your Son, died on the cross to be my Savior. I believe He arose from the grave to live as my Lord. I turn from my sin. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to forgive my sin and come into my heart. I trust you as my Savior and receive you as my Lord. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me."
When anyone calls on the Lord in this manner, that one is saved according to God's Word. If you prayed this prayer of repentance and faith just now, you are saved! Thank You Jesus!
You have God's Promise
If you have prayed this prayer and asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart and be your Lord and Savior, why not record your decision to follow Jesus? A good place to write this would be inside the cover of your bible:
Believing by faith that God loves me, and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sin, and rise from the grave to live in me, I, _______, do this day, ________, repent of my sin, and accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. According to the promise of God in Romans 10:13, I have called upon His Name and have His Word for the assurance of my salvation and I am saved in Jesus Name. Thank You Jesus!
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