It was God's plan to save you. This is the greatest news you could ever get.
Jesus Christ died for your sins and he will forgive you of every wrong you have ever done.
God loves you and offers a wonderful plan that He has designed for your life. You can have peace in your soul that you are right with God and that you will be in heaven with the Lord for eternity.
What is God's plan for you?
Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, whosoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life" - John 5:24
Assurance of your Salvation
Can you know if you are going to heaven when you die? What gives you this assurance?
This is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life - 1 John 5:11 to 13
You heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago - Ephesians 1:13
What does it mean to have received eternal life?
This is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth - John 17:3
Assurance of Forgiveness
What if you commit a sin? What can you do?
a. All have sinned
Romans 3:23 - For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard
b. Wages of sin is death
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
c. Jesus took our place
John 3:16 - For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son Jesus Christ so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
d. Confess your sin
1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins to God, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
Now, say this prayer:
“Dear God, I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ shed His precious blood and died for my sin. I am willing to turn from sin. I now invite Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Savior.”
How to overcome Temptation?
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure - 1 Corinthians 10:13
God will never tempt you. So, what causes temptation?
When you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death - James 1:13 to 15. OVERCOME EVERY TEMPTATION BY THE POWER OF HOLY SPIRIT (Romans 8:26, Luke 11:13)
How can you HAVE A CLOSE FELLOWSHIP WITH God?
BE A TRUE WORSHIPER - Stay away from man-made religion, denominations, free from the slavery (Romans 8:15) of churches, pastors, priests, etx., but worship God in Truth & Spirit (John 4:24).
THE BIBLE CLEARLY STATES, 'GOD IS LOOKING FOR SUCH WHO WORSHIP HIM THIS WAY.'
Read the Bible Daily - Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil - Ephesians 6:11The law of the LORD is perfect; it gives new strength. The commands of the LORD are trustworthy, giving wisdom to those who lack it. The laws of the LORD are right, and those who obey them are happy.
Obey God - Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.” - John 14:21
Always pray in the Spirit & this has to be your lifestyle - Prayer is nothing but talking to God, just like you talk to any person & praying in spirit means, you are always connected to God (who is a spirit) through His Holy Spirit who dwells in you.
Share the Gospel to others - You must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it - 1 Peter 3:15
Invest in the Kingdom of God - Jesus said, "Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be" - Matthew 6:20, 21
DO NOT GIVE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY TO RELIGIOUS LEADERS, CHURCHES, GROUPS, ORGANISATIONS ETX., WHO DEMAND MONEY IN THE NAME OF GOD
To whom should you give?
Paul said, "We keep on helping the poor, which I have always been eager to do" - Galatians 2:10
GIVING TO THE POOR IS GIVING TO GOD (Proverbs 19:17). NEVER USE A MEDIATOR LIKE A CHURCH OR CHARITY ORGANISATION, but always do that directly (Matthew 6:3). Most importantly, IF YOU HAVE TO BE BLESSED BY GOD THEN ALWAYS LET THE NEEDY KNOW THAT YOU ARE DOING THIS IN THE NAME OF GOD (Colossians 3:17).
The Purpose of Your Life?
God's purpose is to make you like Jesus. He holds up Jesus as our example and calls us to be like Him.
Become a Winner of Souls - Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbours. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honourable behaviour, and they will give honour to God when he judges the world - 1 Peter 2:12
To become a soul winner, you must love the people around us who are lost and in sin.
Here are a few steps to lead anyone to Jesus Christ:
1. Pray before you share the Gospel. Only God can change hearts.
A New Heart and Spirit - I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations - Ezekiel 36:26,27
2. Share your Salvation Experience.
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples - 1 Chronicle 16:8
3. Encourage them to be a TRUE WORSHIPER, by staying away from religion, tradition, churches etx.,
TRUE FELLOWSHIP IS WITH GOD & JESUS CHRIST (1John1:3). IT IS NOT WITH PEOPLE OR CHURCH MEMBERS
4. Continue praying for them.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me - John 14:6
Ministering Jesus Christ to others, expanding God's kingdom & praying that God's will happen on earth as it is in Heaven, is the highest service you could do to both God and people. God bless you.