All we need is Jesus.
The words that Jesus spoke are the words of eternal life. His words were recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Jesus gives us LIFE, the LIFE in our bodies. If we stop breathing our life is GONE.
We have to live our life for Jesus then He will give us eternal life.
Jesus is as close to us as the air that we breathe.
Go on your knees and pray, speak to Jesus.
Plead Him forgiveness for all your past sins. Your sins will come up in your mind.
Plead forgiveness for each and every one. Clean out your heart and hold nothing back.
Then ask Jesus to come into your heat and make you new inside, to accept you as His child.
Then you have to be baptized in water for the washing off of your sin.
Jesus promised that if we obey His words and SIN NO MORE, He will come and live IN and WITH us. After you have been baptized in water ASK Jesus to fill you with the Holy Spirit, HIM, HIS Spirit to be IN YOU. He has always been with you, but on the OUTSIDE.
If you have REPENTED and been baptized in water you can invite Him to be IN and WITH you.
He will speak to you in your spirit, your heart, your mind. OBEY Him and He will guide you.
Do not listen to other people. Pray and listen to Jesus, OBEY Him.
Read His words as recorded in the gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The Holy Spirit will remind you of those words. OBEY them and Jesus will put His mind, His thoughts in you to guide you.
Pray about EVERYTHING. Wait on Jesus, TRUST Him and He will GUIDE you.
May Jesus bless you.
HOW TO BE SAVED FROM HELL AND HAVE ETERNAL LIFE
The wages of sin is death. If we sin we must die.
God loved the world so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus to this earth to die in our place for our sins. Jesus existed before all things and all things were made for Him and by Him. Even though everything belongs to Jesus in any case He obeyed the Father and came as a normal human like us. He lived a perfect life and never did any sin. He healed the sick and He did many miracles to prove to the people that He was really God. still people did not believe in Him because their deeds were evil. Jesus never judged or condemned anybody but He taught them to stop sinning. To those who believed in Him He promised eternal life if they would follow Him and do as He taught them. His teachings and the things that He did were recorded by four people, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Those are the first four books of the New Testament.
Many people believed that Jesus was the Son of God but few followed Him because they did not want to stop sinning. The religious people of the time, the Jews, were expecting the coming of the Messiah, Jesus, but they rejected Him because their deeds were evil. They were also responsible for His death on the cross. They accused Him and had Him killed by the Romans. Jesus arose from the dead after three days. He conquered hell and death. He ascended to heaven while the disciples who had been with Him all the time were watching. He promised to return to judge the living and the dead. At His second coming the dead will rise from the graves and everybody, the living and the dead will be judged by their deeds. Those who did good will be rewarded with eternal life with Jesus in heaven. Those who sinned and were disobedient to Jesus will be cast into the lake of fire, where they will be tormented for eternity.
When Jesus ascended to heaven He promised to send the Holy Spirit as a gift and guide to those who believe and follow Him. He instructed His disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit. They were all praying in the upper room when the Holy Spirit was poured out on them. They were filled with the power of God and under the power of the Holy Spirit they started speaking in other tongues. (Read about this in Acts 2:3,4)
The Holy Spirit was sent for all those who believe and follow Jesus. The Holy Spirit will come into them and will guide them into all righteousness, to stop sinning and to do the will of Jesus. It is the voice of God inside those who believe. On the day of Pentecost (the day that the Holy Spirit was given) many people were amazed to see this thing happen and they asked what they should do to be saved. Peter, one of the disciples explained to them: “ Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.’ Acts 2:38-41.
That is how we are saved. Firstly we must believe in Jesus and then we must repent of our sins. We must make a firm decision to completely turn away from sin and plead with Jesus for forgiveness. WE MUST GO ON OUR KNEES AND CRY OUT TO HIM WITH REMORSE, BE SORRY FOR THE SINS WE HAVE DONE. CRY BEFORE JESUS BECAUSE HE DIED IN OUR PLACE AND HE TOOK THE PUNISHMENT FOR OUR SINS. IF YOU COME WITH A SERIOUS HEART JESUS WILL FORGIVE YOU AND GIVE YOU JOY IN YOUR HEART SO YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN.
Then you must be baptized in the Name of Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins (according to Acts 2:38) After baptism in water you can ask for and will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, as Jesus promised.
The Holy Spirit in you will give you the power to overcome sin and He will guide you into the will of Jesus every day of your life. Until you die and come before the judgment throne of God. The Holy Spirit will prepare you so you will be righteous and holy and be ready to enter heaven and be with Jesus forever. It is the voice of Jesus in you. He will never leave you, but you must listen and obey Him. His Spirit will come and live in your spirit, in your heart and will guide you every moment of your life. You just need to ask Him and He will put the answer into your mind so that you will know what to do to remain holy. If you do the slightest wrong He will warn you and then you must repent and so He will help you every step of the way. If you obey the Holy Spirit, the soft voice of Jesus in you, then you will be ready every moment of your life. You will also feel His peace in your heart all the time. That will confirm that Jesus is satisfied with you. If you do wrong the peace will go away and you must pray and ask Jesus to show you what is wrong so you can repent and correct.
The Holy Spirit will guide you into a constant relationship with Jesus. (John 14:26, John 15:26, John 16:13-15).
You must be always praying in your mind, asking Jesus to guide you. Also spend time with Him, praying and meditating on Him. Write down the thoughts that He puts into your mind in a journal. That way you build your relationship with Jesus. Read the words of Jesus in the gospels and obey them.
If you get into sin, immediately repent. Don’t wait. Sin separates us from Jesus. Even one sin that we refuse to give up can send us to hell. Stay focused on Jesus and He will help you and guide you. If you are not sure about anything, pray, ask Jesus and He will show you what to do. He will put the answer in your mind, in your heart. Obey Him and you will have peace in your heart always and be ready to die and face Jesus any time.
You must be born again:
We must be born again to follow Jesus and have eternal life.
Our sinful nature needs to die and we need to be REBORN of the Spirit of God.
We must LAY DOWN our OLD SINFUL SELF before we can take on the NEW SELF that is born of God.
The old SELF is selfish and sinful and only cares about pleasure and self gratification at whatever cost. The NEW SELF cares for Jesus and the kingdom of God.
We lay down the OLD SELF by REPENTING, turning AWAY from our old lifestyle and we embrace Jesus to DO what is pleasing to Him. We plead forgiveness from Jesus and BREAK with sin and the things that displease Jesus and we TAKE ON the NEW SELF that is born of the Spirit of God.
We have to BURY the OLD SELF through water baptism. The old self is BURIED UNDER THE WATER and we EMERGE FROM THE WATER clothed with the NEW SELF. It is a deed of OBEDIENCE and a PUBLIC CONFESSION that we have taken on the image of Jesus Christ, we are now following Him.
Jesus promised the baptism in the Holy Spirit to those who OBEY Him, who REPENT and are BAPTIZED IN WATER.
Jesus fulfilled that promise on the day of Pentecost as we read in Acts 1 & 2. and ever since ALL those who FOLLOW AND OBEY HIM are baptized in the Holy Spirit WITH SPEAKING OF TONGUES.
WE NEED the Holy Spirit baptism as Jesus also commanded His disciples. "He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; 5for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Jesus said: "you WILL RECEIVE POWER when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses" Acts 1:4,5,8) This happened on the day of Pentecost: Acts 2.1-36
We read in Acts 2:38, "Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39“For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”
After being baptized SEEK, PRAY AND WAIT ON JESUS FOR the BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.
That is what it means to be born again but THEN the HARD WORK STARTS and that is why we need the Holy Spirit. We must be led by the Holy Spirit, Jesus IN US. He gives us the POWER to endure IF we STAY with HIM, LISTEN and OBEY until the END. It is all about our relationship WITH Jesus, THROUGH the HOLY SPIRIT. HE will guide us into all truth IF we KEEP ON FOLLOWING HIM.
Our relationship with Jesus is built through PRAYER and OBEDIENCE TO HIM.
Jesus will speak to us in our spirit that has been united with His Spirit because we have been born again. He will remind us also of the words that Jesus spoke when He walked as a man, those words are recorded in the gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Those are the words of eternal life for those who OBEY them. We must READ those words and OBEY His Spirit who will speak IN US. That is how we follow Jesus.
We will be His witnesses if we follow Him. We will also be rejected and persecuted just like the first followers of Jesus but those who ENDURE UNTIL THE END will have the prize of eternal life.
Transcript :You must be born again to be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Now, what does that mean to be born again?
My Friends, there was a man from the Jews, a ruler and he came to Jesus in the night - we read about that in John 3:1.
"Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews - this man came to Him by night and said to Him, 'Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher, for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with Him.'
Jesus answered and said to him, 'Truly, truly I say unto you,unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.'
Nicodemus said to Him, 'How can a man be born when he's old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born, can he?'
And Jesus said, 'Truly, truly I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.'"
This "Spirit" is a capital "S" which denotes the Holy Spirit.
My Friends, to be born again happens when we invite Jesus into our life as our King and as our Lord. Because then the Spirit of God comes - God is Spirit, and if you invite Him into your heart, into your life, He comes in, and His Spirit comes and lives in your spirit.
He forgives you of all past sin, He cleanses you, He makes you new inside, and you are instantaneously reborn inside.
If you accept Jesus with your heart, if you say: "Lord, I need You," and you repent of sin, My Friend, He comes in immediately, and He cleanses you, He adopts you, a sinner.
Whatever you are, wherever you've come from, He adopts you into the family of God, and He puts the new birth inside of you.
The Spirit of God comes and enters you, comes into you because you have invited Him in.
A new birth has taken place, and immeditately you experience the joy of having met up with the Living God.
Something happens inside of you, and you just know that Jesus is real.
My Friend, that is the new birth.
You get a glimpse of heaven, you get a glimpse of Jesus Christ, of the peace that He gives.
But that is only the start, because you need to be born of the Spirit and of water, because His Spirit comes and enters your spirit to stay. He will not leave you, because He says: "I'm with you always, until the end." But then you need to obey Him. Then you need to get into that
relationship with Him.
He started the relationship - you said,"Lord, I want you, I need you,"
ane He accepts you. He adopts you as a child of God.
His Spirit enters you, but now you've got to start obeying Him.
If you love Him, My Friend, you will obey Him.
Many people say they believe in Jesus, but they don't obey Him.
Jesus said - "If you love Me, do what I tell you."
My Friend, if you truly love Jesus, then from that moment onwards that you've met Him, you start obeying Him.
You obey His Spirit in you, because immediately His Spirit will show you what is wrong around you or what is wrong in you.
Because Jesus said: "Go sin no more."
The moment you meet with God, you realize what a vile sinner you are, what you've been, and you want to be clean and holy like He's holy.
You can only be in His presence if you are clean and holy!
But if you sin, then that sin comes in between you and God.
Many people are born again, but the life just stops there because they refuse to go on with God. They refuse to keep on following Jesus Christ.
The majority of them walk away. They say, no, this is tough, it's not for me, or they become religious.
Now, being religious is not following Jesus Christ.
What you need is a relationship with Jesus.
In the first place, you obey Him - He says to repent of your sin and be baptized for the washing off of your sin.
Go read Matthew 28:19.
He sent His disciples with the great commission, He said - "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all nations, baptizing them, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, teaching them to obey all the I commanded you."
A disciple is a follower, My Friend. A disciple is not just a believer.
A believer is a person who believes in Jesus and he obeys Him.
If you belive in Jesus, then you obey Him.
Otherwise, you're not interested in Him, you just know about Him, you believe, but it's not for you so you go away.
Very few Christians grow into maturity - They are maybe born again, and the Spirit of God comes into them, cleanses them of all iniquity, but then they go back to their former sins and they are lost.
Now, the Spirit of God inside of you will light a fire in you, My Friend.
Because suddenly your conscience will become very much alive, and you will immediately know when you're doing wrong. But if you keep on ignoring the Holy Spirit of God inside of you, then He will no longer
speak to you, My Friend.
Because He loves you, He will carry on and carry on to nudge you, to convict you, but many people just don't want to listen to that.
My Friend, if you're serious with Jesus, then He will guide you all the way.
But very few people are serious with Jesus.
Now, there are Christian who say: "Why is everything going wrong in my life? Since I met up with Jesus, everything is going wrong."
My Friend, it is because Jesus wants to change you into His likeness, He wants to make you fit for the Kingdom of Heaven.
He has adopted you as a wild person, as a sinner, as a vile sinner, and He wants you to become obedient to Him so that you can be suitable for the Household of God, the Kingdom of God. And these Christian babies, these people who have just accepted Jesus, they go away, they become
religious, they become educated.
They've had an experience with the Living God, He's accepted them and they've had the joy of salvation, and then they turn away and they
become Scribed and Pharisees and hypocrites. They start reading the Scriptures and become Scripture wise.
But they got no relationship with Jesus, neither do they pray.
They don't listen to His voice - He says, "My sheep know My voice and they listen to Me, they follow Me." My Friend, unless you've got a relationship with Jesus where you truly love Jesus and you're in that close relationship with Him every moment, then you're not
follow Him and you're not growing spiritually. Spiritually you grow NOT by education, but by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and your spiritual
relationship with Jesus, and it shows in your deeds. A person who follows Jesus stops sinning immediately!
People immediately say, man, what happened to you? You changed! - You don't drink no more, you don't cuss no more, you're a different person.
That is when you've truly met up with Jesus and when you have taken the new birth further and are growing as a Christian.
A Christian is a holy man, he's a saint, a holy woman, a Christian is a Child of God, and a Child of God does not sin, he's got nothing to do with sin! He runs away from it!
He's not interested in the things of the world, he's interested in God!
Jesus takes first priority in everything, that's all that is on his mind.
If you're really born again, My Friend, and growing in Christ to become a mature Christain, a mature follower of Jesus, then you are seeking Jesus all the time in prayer, your mind is on Him.
Your spirit is connected with Him, you're focused on Him, and He reveals Himself to you, because you've become obedient from the heart.
That is what it means to be born again. It's not this thing of I've accepted Jesus, now I can go back to my former lifestyle -
NO, My Friend!
If you've accepted Jesus and you're born again, and you want to carry that through until eternity, go into the Kingdom of God, then you've got
to follow Jesus. You've got to build that relationship, and it's got
to become stronger and stronger every day. You become a saint, a holy man in everything that you do, what you say, all your reactions, everything you submit to God and Jesus Christ is the Lord of your life!
Not yourself anymore - you serve Christ, you serve Him, you love Jesus, and because of that, you become like Him, you love everybody
around you. You become an ambassador for Jesus Christ because His Spirit lives in you and through you, then the new birth has truly flourished and grown into a full-grown disciple and follower of Jesus Christ with the family likeness of Jesus. Unfortunately, very few Christians grow into
maturity - the majority of them die as babes. They are still born - it is very sad.
My Friend, have you grown in Christ?
Have you grown in knowledge of Jesus?
I'm not talking about Bible knowledge, I'm talking about do you know Jesus, do you know His voice, do you follow Him, do you love Him?
Is He the most important person in your life? Are you truly - are you truly growing in Christ?
May Jesus Bless You.
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