Saturday, September 1, 2018
Action Required for Salvation
You don't need to do anything, to end up in hell, but you have to TAKE ACTION to be saved from hell. You have to turn from your own ways and follow Jesus, His Way. He alone is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Many people have been deceived into believing that you only need to believe in Jesus and confess that you believe in Him to be saved. That is NOT TRUE. If you truly believe in Jesus you have to obey and follow Him, or else your confession of faith is just a false statement.
Jesus said:"If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me."Matthew 16:24.
Salvation is not about Bible study, church and religious practices, it is about taking ACTION and following Jesus.
Jesus is ALIVE and He REVEALS Himself as real to those who believe in Him AND obey His words, TAKE ACTION, do as He commanded. You have to REPENT, turn from being a self serving sinner and become a disciple, a follower of Jesus Christ.
Go on your knees, pray, speak to Jesus, commit yourself to Him to follow and obey Him. Ask Him to forgive your past sin and ask Him to make you NEW inside, Born Again, to be a child of God. You have to be serious and pray from your heart, meaning it, then Jesus will accept you, make you New inside, Born Again to be His follower. You will experience joy and peace like never in your life. Jesus gives PEACE that passes all understanding. You will KNOW that Jesus is Alive, He will be REAL to you.
Then you have to TAKE ACTION, stop sinning. You will immediately feel conviction in your heart if you even think about sinning. Obey that conviction. It is the Holy Spirit, speaking in your spirit, guiding you into righteousness, guiding you into the Ways of Jesus. If you disobey Him the peace of Jesus will leave you and you will feel darkness and fear coming over you, the fear of God. Immediately TAKE ACTION, REPENT, ask Jesus' forgiveness and His peace will return. Do not go back to the same sin, because then you demonstrate that you are not serious. If you are not serious, you will not be forgiven and that sin will stay between you and Jesus. Weed out all sin in your life and be holy, sin no more. Respond to and obey the conviction of the Holy Spirit and you will stay in His peace. Read and live by the words of Jesus as they are recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Those are the words of eternal life for those who obey them.
Be baptized in water for the washing off of your sin and as a testimony of you becoming a follower of Jesus. Jesus commanded His disciples:"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16“He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned."Mark 16:15,16. You MUST be baptized in water if you want to follow Jesus. If you don't, you cannot follow Jesus and be His disciple. We have to follow Him ALL the way.
Always pray, speak to Jesus, listen, be sensitive to the conviction of the Holy Spirit speaking in your heart and respond, obey. He will guide you into His ways. Pray all day, even in your mind while going about your daily activities. Seek a closer walk with Jesus all the time. Jesus promised to give His Holy Spirit in those who seek and follow Him. He promised to Baptize them in the Holy Spirit. He will come and live IN them and guide them. Earnestly seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Ask Jesus to FILL you with His Spirit so that you will experience Him all the time and be led by Him. We read in Romans 8:14 "Those who are being led by the Spirit, they are the sons(children) of God." You must be led by the Holy Spirit, to be able to follow Jesus and have eternal life. If you do not follow and obey Him you will not enter heaven.
We have to follow Jesus all our life, until the end. If we stray and go our own way, we will end up in hell. We have to stay with Jesus all the way. It is a life of TAKING ACTION, following and obeying Jesus every day, living for Him, obeying Him, not living for ourselves and the selfish pleasures of sin, and desires of the flesh. We have to DENY ourselves those pleasures every day, stay with our commitment (pick up our cross) and follow Jesus all the way, until the end.
Our lives must be about Jesus, living for Him, in obedience to Him, doing what He commanded, being led by the Holy Spirit, going where He sends us, doing what He tells us to do. We must be His witnesses and bear fruit for His kingdom, the kingdom of heaven, and we can only do that if we TAKE ACTION, every day. listen, obey and follow Jesus. He will guide and teach us. He will speak to us, but we have to STtAY WITH Him. Without Jesus we can do nothing.
Jesus is the only way. Are you taking ACTION, every day, following and obeying Jesus? Are you TAKING ACTION?
May Jesus bless you.