A guide to receiving salvation and eternal life in Christ Jesus
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Beloved, Jesus has already done everything necessary to redeem you from sin and death, and to restore you to a sweet, intimate fellowship with Him and with God the Father. But His finished work can only become real in your life if you make a personal decision to receive Him into your heart as your Lord and Saviour.
Doing so will not only save you from hell, but also will give you love, peace, joy, hope, unconditional acceptance, favour, health, and every good thing that you can think of and more!
How can that be you might ask?
There are divine exchanges that happen at the cross:
1. Jesus was punished, that we might be forgiven.
2. Jesus was wounded, that we might be healed.
Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4-5).
3. Jesus was made sin with our sinfulness, that we might be made righteous with His righteousness.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
4. Jesus died our death, that we might receive His life.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honour, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. (Hebrews 2:9).
5. Jesus endured our poverty, that we might share His abundance.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich,
yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9).
6. Jesus bore our shame, that we might share His glory.
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)
7. Jesus endured our rejection, that we might have His acceptance with the Father.
He predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved. (Ephesians1:5-6)
8. Jesus was made a curse, that we might possess His blessing.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree") that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus.
These exchanges are yours when you believe in Jesus and accept Him as your personal saviour.
If you would like to accept Jesus and all that He has done for you, say this prayer and mean it from your heart:
"Lord Jesus, I am sorry for my sins. Thank You for loving me and for dying for me on the cross. I believe that your precious blood has washed me clean of every sin. You are my Lord and my Saviour, now and forever. I believe that You rose from the dead and that You are alive today. Because of Your finished work, I am now a beloved child of God and heaven is my home. Thank You for giving me eternal life and filling my heart with Your peace and joy. Amen."
If you said that prayer, you are now a child of God! We celebrate with you and we welcome to the family of God!