How am I saved?

Everlasting Gospel Simply Put

1. We Are All Sinners

          Romans 3:23  “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

2. Deserving of Death

          Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

3. Jesus Came to Live & Die to Pay For Our Sins.

          Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

4. He Rose From Death and Is Now In Heaven, Listening To Our Prayers.

          Hebrews 4:14-16 “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.  For we have not an high priest which cannot be couched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

5. When We Put Our Trust In Him And Ask Him To Cover Our Sins By The Blood He Shed, We Receive Eternal Life.

          John 3:16 ” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

         1 John 5:11-13 “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life. and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

6. Jesus Wants To Take Care of Our Past.

        1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

7. He Gives Us Victory Over Our Struggles.

           1 John 2:1 “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.  And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

8. He Promises Us An Incredible Future.

          II Corinthians 5:17  “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

         John 14:1-3 ” Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my father’s house are man mansions; if it were not so , I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

9. He Invites Us To Come To Him.

          Matthew 11:28-30 “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 unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

10. And Let Him Be In Charge of Every Part of Our Lives

          1 Thessalonians 5:23 “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

11. THIS IS THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL

          Revelation 14:6 “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.”

12. Which Will Be Proclaimed To The Whole World Before He Comes Again

          Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

13. Those Who Accept Jesus Will See Their Lives Improve In Many Ways

          Mark 10:29,30 “And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come eternal life.”

14. They Will Become Bolder To Sharing The Everlasting Gospel With Others Because They Realize It Contains Power To Change Lives

          Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”     

Listen Friend, 

God’s government is based on LOVE and sin is not love.  God’s word is true and cannot be changed so when he declares that his kingdom is based on LOVE, sin has no place in it.  To bring back his kingdom to full glory and perfect harmony he has to destroy ALL sin, that is why he declared that the wages of sin is death.  But all of us have sinned and fallen short of this requirement, this is where Jesus, the Creator stepped in, and because of his great love for each of us whom he created, a plan was provided that if he came to earth, and lived as a man, living a life without sin, and died the sinners death, he would pay the price for each of us.  Crazy that Satan thought he was killing the Messiah forever but in actuality he was putting the last nail in his own coffin.  

Understanding that by asking God for forgiveness for your sins and that they be covered by Jesus’ sacrifice, God no longer sees it as your sin. Jesus paid the price for you.  But what keeps you from continuing in that sin?  This is done by asking for Jesus’ character to be placed in you.  This act of submission to God to change your thoughts and actions transforms your character.  What is sinful in your life becomes disgusting and you no longer desire to do those things and when tempted, if you immediately call on Jesus, he will take over your thoughts.  This change is so amazing and the Love that God places in you is completely life changing.  

If you have never tried this life it is so simple to start.  Say these words out loud, “Lord Jesus, I have sinned.  I realize that I will have to pay my wages by death someday and I am asking you to cover me with your sacrifice and the death you provided for me.  Please forgive my sins now, ALL of them, and make me clean.  Make me a new person, with new thoughts and a new outlook on life.  Take full control of me, for that is what I want, accept my commitment, help me if I stumble, rescue me if I fall and always be by my side.  In Jesus’ name, AMEN