How Can You Receive Salvation?
Jesus said we must be born of water and the spirit (John 3:5). The water represents the WORD of God. This was clearly stated by Paul in Ephesians 5:26; “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word” of God. What can wash away our sin is Jesus or the blood of Jesus and Jesus is the Word of God. (John 1:1-15). How did God create the earth and all things? By the Word and the Spirit; His Spirit was hovering upon the face of the water and God said (Spoken Word) “let there be”.
The recreation of our Spirit follows the same model. Believe the Word of God, speak the WORD and the Spirit of God uses the Word to recreate our spirit. This is like a manufacturing process. The Word is the raw material, the Spirit is the production machine and God is the Manufacturer. In all of God’s productions including the birth of Jesus the pattern remains the same. Mary heard the Word of God, she believed and confessed the word of God and the Spirit of God overshadow her, then, she conceived and gave birth to Salvation (Jesus).
Salvation is like marriage. Who gives this bride away in marriage? That is the Holy Spirit! The bridegroom, Jesus Christ is the one that redeems the bride and God the Father is the Priest. A marriage is a covenant and it involves the exchange of vows. So to be born again we must confess our vow, with our heart we believe unto righteousness and with our mouth we confess unto salvation.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Process of Salvation
- Believe in your heart that Jesus, the son of God died, God raised Him from the dead, He is alive.
- Confess (say out) this belief with your mouth.
We don’t have to work it out. It is not of works lest any man should boast its free gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9; For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.)
You can say the following salvation prayer now;
God Almighty, I thank You for the gift of Your son, Jesus who died for me.
He was raised up from the dead by God and He is alive.
Jesus Christ I receive You right now into my heart, be my Lord and Savior.
In Jesus name, Amen.
If you said that prayer you have become a child of God. it’s that simple! Congratulations!!!
Evidence of Salvation
The spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God (Romans 8:16)
Types of Salvation
Salvation of the Spirit; an instant and past salvation that happened the day you believe with your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord and savior, (Romans 10: 9-10)
Salvation of the mind; a gradually and present, supposedly daily occurrence that happens through the Renewal of mind by the word of God (Romans 12:1-2)
Salvation of the body; an instant future event that happens at the second coming of Jesus Christ, (1 Corinthians 15: 51-54) How do I know this refers to human body? Back up to Verse 40.