There are five things you must know in order to be saved.
1. You Must Know That You Are A Sinner In The Sight Of God.
As recorded in the book of Romans 3:10 , “…There is no one righteous, not even one.” A righteous person is a one without sin, and since, the Bible says no one is righteous, it means you are also not righteous, thus a sinner. There are only two ways to live in this world; your own way or giving it to God’s will to live in His way. You are either on God’s way or on your own way. If you have turned to your way, then you have gone astray and for that reason, you are a sinner in the sight of God. “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of is all” – Isaiah 53:6.
You are not a sinner because you sin, you sin because you are a sinner. You would not want a doctor unless you knew you are sick. You will never want a savior until you know you are a sinner. You must therefore know that you are a sinner first of all.
2. You Must Know That Your Sins Have Been Laid On Jesus.
“We all, like sheep have gone astray , each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:6. God had to deal with your sin before He could offer you salvation. He had to cleanse you; he had to settle your debts so that you could be set free. Your sin was so greater that it had to take the life of a sinless man to save you. Jesus was there(where it mattered most) to be offered as an atonement for your sin. ” 4 Surely, he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows…..5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him…..” – Isaiah 53:4 & 5.
Jesus Christ was made to bear your sins and carry them to the cross in your stead. Sin made a great barrier between you and God, and Jesus came to tear down the barrier.
3. You Must Know That You Cannot Save Yourself.
You are saved by grace through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. ” For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast – Ephesians 2:8-9. No man can be his won savior. You cannot save yourself by getting yourself enrolled as a member of a church. You cannot save yourself by deeds, good works or by your might or by merit. There is nothing you can do in your power to save yourself.
If you could have saved yourself, then there was no point in God sending His one and only son (Jesus Christ) to come all the way down here, and suffer such humiliation and that painful and shameful death on the cross. The fact that Jesus had to come and die for you shows clearly that you cannot do anything to save yourself.
4. You Must Know That Jesus Christ Alone Can Save You.
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12. Salvation is found nowhere else apart from Jesus Christ. You cannot look or rely on anyone to be saved except that you look to Jesus. “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sin,” Matthew 1:21.
Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” The Bible makes it perfectly clear that Jesus Christ alone can save you. Jesus Christ is the solid rock you can stand on, all other ground is sinking sand.
5. You Must Know That You Must Receive Jesus As Your Own Personal Savior.
“To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave them the right to become children of God”, – John 1:12. John 3:36 – 36, ” The father loves the son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them”
You become God’s child by receiving the LORD Jesus Christ as your personal savior. If you are dying of thirst, you must drink the water that is offered to you. Jesus has been offered as the living water to quench your thirst once and for all.
After knowing these five things to get you saved, you must make a decision. It is in your best interest to get saved. This sis the truth you must know, not just sweet words to convince you. You must make a decision mow, not tomorrow or any other day. “Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation,” – 2 Corinthians 6:2.
I advise you to accept Jesus now and enjoy the riches and success in the Kingdom of God and above all be saved for all eternity.
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