To receive salvation in Christ is to believe, while showing fruits. This can also be through repentance and good works that God does through us.
Ephesians 5:6-8 (KJV)
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Ephesians 2:1-5 (KJV)
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
What we do for salvation, on our own terms, without God’s help, is only filthy rags in the sight of God.
Ephesians 5:17,18 (KJV)
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
To know of God’s laws and disobey them anyways is to walk away from His will. To be in God’s ministry, we must put off the natural man.
What will save us in this life is our faith in Jesus Christ. It is this faith that compels us to forsake what is evil and come unto Him for a change of heart.
After our hearts are cleansed and washed clean, it is not a time to back down. This prayer that you made was a great experience and is the first steps to being led by Christ.
If you are in the faith and are living for God, then you can see His mercy and kindness for your life.
We by saved by grace, through faith, and not of our own good works, “lest any man should boast.” It is so important that we humble ourselves before God.
As I talk to people on the streets, some have brought up examples of why God doesn’t exist. This is such a tragedy that people think this way.
The Lord can surely breathe new life into our lost souls. Our belief in Him, can move mountains in our lives.
God can see the goodness in our lives. Especially if we are being led by Him. If anything good has come, it is from His matchless love.
Ephesians 5:22-26 (KJV)
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
As I’ve found out over time, both spouses have very different needs that need to be met, in order to have a healthy marriage.
Open your heart to God, even this very hour. Listen to His counsel. If you have been led by His hand, then you are safe.
Come humbly before God in prayer. Confess your sins and lay your addictions at the feet of Jesus. Admit that you are a sinner and need a Savior.
You may have once had faith in God but since backslidden and gone after your own ways. In all this, your life is not over yet.
Commune with the Lord, anytime of the day, in prayer. It isn’t about numbers. God is always waiting for us to find rest in His presence.
Submit your lives to God. No longer let the members of your body fight inside of you. There is nothing good that can come from this.
Jesus has done such great things in my life. Because of this, I know He can do even greater things for each of you.
Worshipping idols includes, spending our time and effort into having the luxuries in life through money, spending most of our time on our cell phones or watching or playing games on TV.
What an amazing love to have Jesus die for our sins on the cross. We are no longer condemned but alive in our Lord Jesus Christ.
In Psalm 39, David said, “I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.”
If your hearts are down and need help, then raise your voices and call out to the Lord. Speak freely what is on your mind. He beckons us to come to Him.