We read in John 1:12 that all those who have RECEIVED Jesus Christ, all those who have ACCEPTED Him and who believe in His Name, have the power to become children of God. Many people confess that they have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior but they do not know what it means to ACCEPT Jesus Christ, to RECEIVE Him.
If we RECEIVE Jesus Christ we ACCEPT Him, we accept His words, we accept Him as our LORD and MASTER and we SUBMIT ourselves to Him, we DO what He commanded. If we disobey Him then we reject Him, then we have not accepted Him. Many people think that they are SAVED and that they have eternal life because they have repeated a SINNERS PRAYER after somebody else and said the words:”I accept Jesus Christ.” They never accepted Him, they just repeated the words like a parrot but nothing happened in their heart. They never accepted Jesus Christ as their KING, their MASTER, their RULER, they never submitted themselves to Him and His authority.
If we want eternal life we must ACCEPT and OBEY Jesus Christ, we must SERVE Him as LORD and MASTER. His words must be our COMMANDS, our RULE by which we live, by which we think, by which we breathe, by which we exist. If Jesus Christ is not our LIFE and our way of living then we never accepted Him, we do not belong to Him.
Have you truly accepted Jesus Christ? Do you OBEY Him? Have you turned away from sin? Have you turned away from your own ways, from your own desires, from your own ambitions, your own way of thinking and have you taken on Jesus Christ, accepted His words, His teachings? Have you been baptized in water? Have you received the Holy Spirit and are you led by the Holy Spirit? Have you truly accepted Jesus Christ? Is Jesus Christ the CENTER of your life? If not, you do not have Jesus and you do not have the HOPE of eternal life.
May Jesus bless you.