What Is Salvation And How Do You Receive It?


Salvation refers to the process of being saved or rescued from harm or danger. Salvation is a central concept in Christianity, referring to the process by which a person is saved from sin and granted eternal life in Heaven. It is viewed as the ultimate goal of the Christian faith and is achieved through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

SEPARATION FROM GOD

According to the Bible, all humans are born with a sinful nature and are separated from God. However, through faith in Jesus Christ, we can be saved from our sins and reconciled with God. It is often described as a gift from God that cannot be earned through good deeds or actions, but only through faith.

SALVATION

Salvation is not only a one-time event but a continuous process of growth in one’s faith and relationship with God. It requires repentance, the turning away from sin, and the embrace of a new life in Christ. This transformation is commonly referred to as being "born again" or "saved." This process of salvation involves repentance, faith, and a commitment to follow Jesus.

Salvation is not something that can be earned through good works or religious observance. It is a gift from God that is freely given to those who believe in Jesus Christ. However, this free gift of salvation comes with a responsibility to live a life that is pleasing to God and to share the message of salvation with others.+

REPENT

Repentance involves recognizing and confessing our sins. It is a willingness to turn away from our sinful ways and to turn towards God.

FAITH

Faith is an essential component of salvation. It involves placing our trust in Jesus Christ as our savior and believing that He died on the cross for our sins. This faith is not just an intellectual belief, but a personal relationship with Jesus that transforms our lives.

COMMITMENT TO FOLLOW JESUS

Salvation involves a commitment to follow Jesus, to live a life of obedience to His teachings and seeking to serve others in love

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, salvation is a central concept in Christianity that involves being saved from sin and granted eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. It involves repentance, faith, and a commitment to follow Jesus. While salvation is a gift from God that cannot be earned, it comes with a responsibility to live a life that is pleasing to God and to share the message of salvation with others.

HOW TO RECEIVE YOUR SALVATION

Heaven or Hell? If you were to die today, do you know where you will go? if you are not 100% sure. do the following:

1. CONFESS THAT YOU ARE A SINNER.

Romans 3:23-24 says “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.”

Romans 5:12 says “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man (Adam), and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned”

Romans 3:10 says “As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one;”

2. REPENT OF YOUR SINS.

Matthew 3:8 says “Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.”

Luke 13:3 says “I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Definition Of Repent: an admission of guilt for committing a wrong or for omitting to do the right thing; a promise or resolve not to repeat the offense; an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way to reverse the harmful effects of the wrong or the omission where possible.

3. BELIEVE THAT GOD LOVES YOU.

John 3:16 says “For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”

4. BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED FOR YOU.

Romans 5:8 says “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Note: Believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood and died a horrible death on the cross at Calvary. His sacrifice paid the full price for the penalty for your sins.

5. BELIEVE THAT GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU ETERNAL LIFE.

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

Note: Because you have sinned, you were working your way to eternal death in Hell. But God wants to give you eternal life in Heaven.

6. ACCEPT JESUS INTO YOUR HEART TODAY!

Romans 10:13 says “for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Revelation 3:20 says “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”

Romans 10:9-10 says “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

7. SAY THE FOLLOWING PRAYER.

Dear God In Heaven…

I come to you in the name of Jesus. I confess that I am a sinner and I’m sorry for my sins, the way I’ve lived, and the things I’ve done.

Please forgive me and cleanse me with your precious blood from all unrighteousness.

With my mouth, I confess the Lord Jesus. In my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and He is alive.

This very moment, I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and I make Him the Lord of my life.

And according to Your Word, which cannot lie, I’m washed, I’m cleansed, I’m forgiven, and I am saved.

Praise God in Jesus name!

Note: If you have just prayed this prayer and meant it from your heart, Praise the Lord!

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

Note: You are a brand new person inside and you are not the same anymore. Your new life has just begun! You are now an adopted child of the King!Congratulations and welcome to the Family of God!

8. TELL SOMEONE ELSE WHAT YOU JUST DID.

This is to confirm you salvation and makes you accountable to live like a Christian. God doesn’t want us to be “Closet Christians!” Romans 10:9-10 says that the very act of becoming a Christian requires us to confess publicly that we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior and have placed our faith in His shed blood to atone for our sins.

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What Is Your Purpose?



Do you know why you are here? In order for you to live a successful life, it is important that you know the purpose for your life. And the only way you can know the purpose for your life is through the Word of God and a relationship with Him.

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING

Anything that does not fulfill its purpose is a failure, no matter what it is. If you don’t find the purpose for your life, you will be a failure.

You must find your purpose in life so you don’t succeed at the wrong thing. You will never be fulfilled in your heart or in your life if you don’t find your purpose. Knowing the purpose for your life is important to your success.

You are successful when you do that for which God created you. Purpose determines “priority”. Knowing your purpose will determine your priorities. And, unless you know your purpose, you won’t have guidance for your life.

GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU!

God Knows Your Character:
Psalm 139:1 (NIV) says “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.”

God Knows Your Thoughts:
Psalm 139:2 (NIV) says “You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” God knows what you are thinking every moment. He knows what you are thinking right now!

God Knows Your Conduct:
Psalm 139:3 (NIV) says You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” There is no move that you can make that God doesn’t see.

God Knows Your Conversations:
Psalm 139:4 (NIV) says Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.” If only half of what people said each day was left unsaid, this world would be a much better place.

God knows every thought, every prayer, every concern, every tear, every hair on your head. God knows everything about you.

God Is Always With You:
Psalm 139:5-6 (NIV) says You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Psalm 139:7-8 (NIV) says Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.”

Jeremiah 23:24 (NIV) says Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the Lord. ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?”
declares the Lord.’”

Distance Doesn’t Hide You From God:
Psalm 139:9-10 (NIV) says If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

You can never be in a place where you can escape from God. When you finish running from God, He will already be there waiting for you.

Darkness Doesn’t Hide You From God:
Psalm 139:11-12 (NIV) says If I say, “’Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”

Again, God knows all about you. You cannot outrun, outwit, or outdistance God!

GOD HAS A WONDERFUL PURPOSE FOR YOU!

You were not an accident. God formed you in your mother’s womb. You are special!

Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV) says For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

Psalm 139:17-18 (NIV) says How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you.”

WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?

God loves you and He wants you to live a satisfying, productive and rewarding life!

If you are dissatisfied with your life, this might just be God trying to show you your purpose that you are not fulfilling.

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING

What are the things you care most about? What are your God given strengths and talents? What is the one thing that you do better than others? What are your main interests? What are you passionate about? Who are the people that you admire?  What matters most to you?  Do you have positive or negative emotions?  Make a detailed list. The answers to these questions can clue you in to your God given purpose.

Pray and ask God (the only one who really knows you) to show you the things that truly move you. Be patient and wait for God to answer your prayer. When you receive your answer, be obedient to do what God has revealed to you. And remember, God wants you to discover His purpose for you more than you do.

Finally, consider that your purpose is not just about you; it’s about what God wants to do through you for the good of others. Therefore, if you ignore your dissatisfaction, your talents and gifts, and your passions, you are not only betraying yourself, but you are betraying God; because He has called you to a purpose and wants you to walk in it — for others and for your own joy.

Also consider that since God has called you, He is completely able to reveal your purpose to you, and He will as you diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) says And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

GOD WANTS YOU SAVED!

In the long run, even if you do learn and fulfill your purpose, what good is that if you are not saved. To learn more about salvation, read “God’s Free Gift”.

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Each Bible Book Explained In 10 Words Or Less (Part 1)


Note: The Following Is From The Book “Know Your Bible”, Published By Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used By Permission.

To help you gain a quick understanding of the books of the Bible, in this 2 Part Series, we explain the key theme of all 66 books of the Bible in 10 words or less. Part 1 covers the 39 books of the Old Testament and Part 2 will cover the 27 books of the New Testament.

PART 1

1. Genesis: God creates the world and chooses a special people.
2. Exodus: God delivers His people, the Israelites, from slavery in Egypt.
3. Leviticus: A holy God explains how to worship Him.
4. Numbers: Faithless Israelites wander forty years in the wilderness of Sinai.
5. Deuteronomy: Moses reminds the Israelites of their history and God's laws.
6. Joshua: The Israelites capture and settle the promised land of Canaan.
7. Judges: Israel goes through cycles of sin, suffering, and salvation.
8. Ruth: Loyal daughter-in-law pictures God's faithfulness, love, and care.
9. 1 Samuel: Israel's twelve tribes unite under a king.
10. 2 Samuel: David becomes Israel's greatest king – but with major flaws.
11. 1 Kings: Israel divides into rival northern and southern nations.
12. 2 Kings: Both Jewish nations are destroyed by their disobedience to God.
13. 1 Chronicles: King David's reign is detailed and analyzed.
14. 2 Chronicles: The history of Israel from Solomon to division to destruction.
15. Ezra: Spiritual renewal begins after the Jews return from exile.
16. Nehemiah: Returning Jewish exiles rebuild the broken walls of Jerusalem.
17. Esther: Beautiful Jewish girl becomes queen, saves fellow Jews from slaughter.
18. Job: God allows human suffering for His own purposes.
19. Psalms: Ancient Jewish songbook showcases prayers, praise and complaints to God.
20. Proverbs: Pithy, memorable sayings encourage people to pursue wisdom.
21. Ecclesiastes: Apart from God, life is empty and unsatisfying.
22. Song Of Solomon: Married love is a beautiful thing worth celebrating.
23. Isaiah: A coming Messiah will save people from their sins.
24. Jeremiah: After years of sinful behavior, Judah will be punished.
25. Lamentations: A despairing poem about the destruction of Jerusalem.
26. Ezekiel: Though Israel is in exile, the nation will be restored.
27. Daniel: Faithful to God in a challenging setting, Daniel is blessed.
28. Hosea: Prophet's marriage to prostitute reflects God's relationship with Israel.
29. Joel: Locust plague pictures God's judgment of His sinful people.
30. Amos: Real religion isn't just ritual but treating people with justice.
31. Obadiah: Edom will suffer for participating in Jerusalem destruction.
32. Jonah: Reluctant prophet, running from God, is swallowed by giant fish.
33. Micah: Israel and Judah will suffer for their idolatry and injustice.
34. Nahum: Powerful, wicked Nineveh will fall before God's judgment.
35. Habakkuk: Trust God eve when He seems unresponsive or unfair.
36. Zephaniah: A coming “Day Of The Lord” promises heavy judgment.
37. Haggai: Jews returning from exile need to rebuild God's temple.
38. Zechariah: Jewish exiles should rebuild their temple and anticipate their Messiah.
39. Malachi: The Jews have become careless in their attitude toward God.

Note: Part 2 will cover the 27 books of the New Testament.

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Each Bible Book Explained In 10 Words Or Less (Part 2)


Note: The Following Is From The Book “Know Your Bible”, Published By Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used By Permission.

To help you gain a quick understanding of the books of the Bible, in this 2 Part Series, we explain the key theme of all 66 books of the Bible in 10 words or less. Part 1 covered the 39 books of the Old Testament and Part 2 covers the 27 books of the New Testament.

PART 2

1. Matthew: Jesus fulfills the Old Testament prophesies of a coming Messiah.
2. Mark: Jesus is God's Son, a suffering servant of all people.
3. Luke: Jesus is Savior of all people, whether Jew or Gentile.
4. John: Jesus is God Himself, the only Savior of the world.
5. Acts: The Holy Spirit's arrival heralds the beginning of the Christian Church.
6. Romans: Sinners are saved only by faith in Jesus Christ.
7. 1 Corinthians: Paul tackles the sin problems in the church in Corinth.
8. 2 Corinthians: Paul defends his ministry in the troubled Corinthian Church.
9. Galatians: Christians are free from restrictive Jewish laws.
10. Ephesians: Christians are all members of Jesus' “body”, the church.
11. Philippians: “Friendship letter” between the apostle Paul and a beloved church.
12. Colossians: Jesus Christ is supreme – over everyone and everything.
13. 1 Thessalonians: Jesus will return to gather His followers to Him.
14. 2 Thessalonians: Christians should work until Jesus returns.
15. 1 Timothy: Pastors are taught how to conduct their lives and churches.
16. 2 Timothy: The apostle Paul's final words to a beloved coworker.
17. Titus: Church leaders are instructed on their lives and teaching.
18. Philemon: Paul begs mercy for a runaway slave converted to Christianity.
19. Hebrews: Jesus is better than any Old Testament person or sacrifice.
20. James: Real Christian faith is shown by one's good works.
21. 1 Peter: Suffering for the sake of Jesus is noble and good.
22. 2 Peter: Beware of false teachers within the church.
23. 1 John: Jesus was real man just as He is real God.
24. 2 John: Beware false teachers who deny Jesus' physical life on earth.
25. 3 John: Church leaders must be humble, not proud.
26. Jude: Beware of heretical teachers and their dangerous doctrines.
27. Revelation: God will judge evil and reward His saints.

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Bible Proverbs About Money (Part 1).



The Book Of Proverbs gives us much practical instruction on the use of money, although it sometimes is instruction we would prefer not to hear. We often feel more comfortable continuing in our established habits than to learn how to use our money more wisely. Bible Proverbs include the following 11 practical instructions on the use of money:

1. ASK GOD FOR WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE AND
GOOD JUDGMENT ABOUT MONEY AND WEALTH;

Proverbs 3:13-14 says Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.”

Proverbs 8:10-11 (NIV) says Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.”

Proverbs 16:8 (NLT) says Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest.”

Proverbs 16:16 (NLT) says How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!”

2. DON’T BE LAZY;

Proverbs 6:6-8 (NIV) says Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”

Proverbs 6:10-11 (NIV) says A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.”

Proverbs 10:4 (NIV) says Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.”

Proverbs 12:11 (NIV) says Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.”

3. DON’T BE GREEDY;

Proverbs 1:19 (NIV) says Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it.”

Proverbs 15:27 (NIV) says The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.”

Proverbs 28:22 (NIV) says The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.”

Proverbs 28:25 (NIV) says The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.”

4. BE GENEROUS IN GIVING;

Proverbs 11:24-25 (NIV) says One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

Proverbs 19:17 (NIV) says Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done.”

Proverbs 22:9 (NIV) says The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”

Proverbs 28:27 (NIV) says Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.”

5. BE CAUTIOUS IN COUNTERSIGNING FOR ANOTHER;

Proverbs 11:15 (NIV) says “Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.”

Proverbs 17:18 (NIV) says One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.”

Proverbs 22:26-27 (NIV) says “Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.”

Proverbs 27:13 (NIV) says Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.”

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