HOW TO RECIEVE THE SALVATION OF GOD
Salvation is a free gift of God's divine grace. However, the salvation of God which can only come through Jesus Christ must be received by faith in Jesus Name. The candidate seeking salvation must understand one cannot make up for their sins by self-improvement or good works. Salvation begins with faith in Christ and repentance from sin and a self-ruled life. --John 3:3-7, Mark 16:15-18, Acts 2:1-4; 4:12; 2:28; 10:45-46; 19:6, Romans 10:9,10, Ephesians 2:8-9
Step 1 - Repentance
Repentance is the first step in receiving the Holy Spirit. Repentance means to have a change of heart and mind from sin and a self-ruled life. Repentance is never effective when it's just lip - service. It must be a heart decision to leave the former life in order to walk with Christ. Serving Christ is more than just saying words, but requires action behind the words we speak. Talk is cheap! Repentance from the heart should accompany one's faith in Christ and water baptism. John the Baptist preached repentance. Jesus proclaimed it and commanded that repentance and remission of sins be preached in "His name" among all nations. Mark 16:16, Luke 24:47, Acts 2:38; 4:12, II Corinthians 7:10
Step 2 – Confess Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life
“Dear Jesus, Thank you for dying for me and loving me. I realize that I need you in my life, and I’m sorry for my sins. I ask You to forgive me. I believe that you are the Son of God and that You died on the cross for my sins. I confess with my mouth and believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. Please come into my heart and my life and make me a new person on the inside. I accept your gift of salvation. Today I make the decision to live for you and serve you. I turn away from the world; I turn away from pleasing my flesh; and I turn away from the devil. I want to follow you from now on. Please help me to grow now as a Christian.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen” Romans 10:13 - “Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”Acts 2:38 - "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (v.39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."
Step 3 – Baptism by Immersion in water
Water baptism doesn’t make you a believer—it shows that you have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. Water baptism alone cannot “save” you; it is faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to His word that saves you. Baptism is like a wedding ring—it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart toward Christ and His Word. Every Believer in Christ must be in obedience to the Word of God concerning waters of baptism in Jesus Name and receiving the Holy Spirit. Water baptism is a public declaration of your new birth and faith in the finished work of Christ! Water baptism is for all who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and have made Jesus Christ their personal Lord and Savior. Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5, Romans 6:1-7, Col. 3:17, I Peter 3:20-21
Step 4 – Seek The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit means to be filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tounges. Once your faith has been released to receive you will speak in tongues as the spirit gives the utterance or speak in a different language. The Holy Spirit will act on your vocal cords, lips, and tongue and He will allow supernatural words to flow through your mouth. So put your faith to action and let the Holy Spirit speak out of you. You will do the speaking. However He will give you the words.
Acts 2:4 - And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 10:44 - While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. (V.45) And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. (v.46) For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.
Acts 19:6 - And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
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