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Thoughts on Salvation

God created heaven and earth. He also made man in His image. Man is spirit with a soul (mind, will, emotions), who lives in a body Genesis 1:1-26 Satan, who was in the Garden of Eden, knew spiritual laws. He knew disobedience to God had consequences. He tricked Adam into disobeying God resulting in man's (1) spiritual death (affecting also man's body and soul), (2) separation from God and (3) a curse upon the earth with surrender of man's dominion on earth to Satan. Genesis 3:1 and 17 - 19 That original sin of Adam was passed down to all mankind until Jesus, by His sacrificial substitute, was able to nail to the cross all that was written against us. 1 Corinthians 15: 22-26, Colossians 2:14, 1 John 2:2, Romans 3:25 "be assured of hope and salvation. For whatever the reason for seeking Him, God has and is the answer for every individual. One man may see the best or most prosperous way in life is one committed to obeying God. Another individual could recognize their need for help, forgiveness or repentance. He can be assured of hope and salvation. Other people develop an awareness of the innate need for God or even just for the need of hope in the midst of hopelessness. Again, for whatever the reason for seeking Him, God has and is the answer. The Father of Love provides a way." Through the atoning blood of Jesus and His sacrifice, we are able to enter into the new covenant and "receive the promise of eternal inheritance." (Hebrews 9:15)This is a provision made by God to whosoever chooses. John 3:16" The way to join this covenant is: Believe Jesus died in our stead and paid the price for sin Believe Jesus rose again from the dead by the power of Almighty God and Say these things, confessing them with your mouth. Romans 10:9&10 " Through the belief and confession of these truths you can know you are a child of God. That fact is sure and based upon God's Word and not based on feelings. Never doubt it. It is absolutely true because God said so. Romans 10:9-13


Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I believe Your Word when it says that "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13) As I call upon You Lord I repent of any sin of my past. My confession now is that I believe Jesus died for my sins and that He rose again by Your great power and that He is now Lord of my life. Your word also says that if I ask, You will fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me the ability to speak in other tongues, my own private prayer language with you, so I ask You for that now. (Luke 11:13, Acts 2:4, 1 Cor. 14:2) Thank You for Your forgiveness, the gifts of Your Son and Your Holy Spirit. Lord I look to obey Your word in Matthew 22:37-40 37 "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."

38This is the first and great commandment.
39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself
40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.


Making your "confession" (out loud) to other Christians reinforces this to your own heart as well. It is wise to join a group of believers, a local church that teaches the whole Bible, including the gifts of the Holy Spirit. If that's not feasible connect to an online Spirit filled, faith church or ministry. (There are ministries listed on this site). Organizations such as Kenneth Copeland Ministrieswill send you free booklets if you tell them of your new decision for salvation just to get you started in the most productive fashion. Connect with good Bible teachers who totally trust God's Word and obey it. A good Bible teacher is one who will teach from the only sure measure, pure and able to stand on its own, God's Word." Then read your Bible and pray everyday to learn and grow in your covenant, to learn about your part of the covenant, about your blessings and about your new family. A good place to start is Ephesians. Likewise, the gospel of John is excellent teaching to get learning about the new you. You can trust God's Word. He will give you growing revelation. Ephesians 1:17-19 Please remember, this process has two parts, personal repentence and restoration of each individual to the family of God.