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How Do I Know That I Am Saved?

Salvation is not a complicated thing.  God does not require you to be a member of a particular organization, or to have a degree in theology, or to even be a good person.  These things do not guarantee salvation. 

Salvation is a two-step process best described by the Apostle Paul in Romans.

That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 

 Romans 10:9-10

Step One:  Confession

You have heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” 

Well Jesus said, ‘It is not what goes into a man’s mouth that makes him unclean, but what comes out’ Matthew 15:10.  James tells us, ‘the tongue is like the rudder on a ship, though it is the smallest part of that ship, it is able to steer it in any direction it wants’. James 3:3-5. 

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the heart, the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. Luke 6:45

According to the Word of God, “You are what you say.”

This is why confession is the first step in receiving the miracle of salvation.  It must be understood that according to the Word of God everyone is living in rebellion to God (sin), up until the point of confession. 

 

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.   

Romans 3:23

…There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.  All have turned away; they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good not even one.  Their throats are open graves their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips.  Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.  Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways and the way of peace they do not know.  There is no fear of God before their eyes. 

Romans 10:10-18

 

The mouth cannot say what is not in the heart.  When a confession is made and Jesus Christ is pronounced as Lord, that person is literally wiping away all of the things done and said prior to that point.  The Lordship of their heart is changed through the action of their mouth.  By confessing that Christ is Lord, you are acknowledging your own inability to save yourself, as well as whatever you had put your trust in previously.  Perhaps your trust was in your financial wealth.  Maybe your security was in your home, or maybe a person like your husband or wife, mother or father, etc.  Perhaps your trust was in other gods.  Whatever it may be, when you confess you are acknowledging the one and only Lord Jesus Christ and your faith is put in him.

Step Two:  Believe

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? 

                                                                                John 11:25, 26

You must choose to have faith.  No one can come to salvation without faith.  The Apostle Paul explained this best:

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:  first the Jew, then for the Gentile.  For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written:  “The righteous will live by faith.”

Romans 1:16,17

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see…  By faith we understand that the Universe was formed at God's command… 

Hebrews 11:1-3

Faith is a spiritual thing.  It is something that is chosen.  It is not totally without evidence, yet its proof is not concrete.  God does not fill in all the gaps. It is something that is extra physical.  It can’t be experienced with the five senses that science teaches us to rely on.  Faith comes from the soul (heart).  The soul (heart) chooses to believe and therefore is reborn (salvation).  This is why Christians have come to call salvation being, “born again”. 

Jesus said:

…I tell you the truth no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again…  

John 3:3

…I tell you the truth no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh and Spirit gives birth to spirit. 

John 3:5,6

When we choose to believe, our spirit or soul is reborn.  Our bodies are no longer ruled by our physical being, but our spiritual being. 

Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.  You however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you.  And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ he does not belong to Christ.  But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.

Romans 8:8-10

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. 

2 Corinthians 5:17

Confession and Faith are the cornerstones of the Christian life.  Everything else is built upon them.  As the old hymn says:

The Solid Rock

My hope (faith) is built on nothing less Than Jesus blood (death) and righteousness;

          I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name.

          On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand,

          All other ground is sinking sand.  

 

Have you confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your Life?

Do you believe that He died and rose again for you?

If you can answer YES to these questions, then you are a believer!

If not, then I invite you to do so now.

 

Simply read this prayer out loud:

  Jesus I now believe that you died and rose again for me.

  Forgive me for not believing your word before now.

  I want you to be Lord of my life. I give my life to you.

  Help me understand your word and to live according to it.

  In Jesus name, Amen.

 

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