Dear Friend: We think life’s most important question is “Are you going to heaven when you die?” It is not a question of how good you are, whether you go to church, or how much money you give to charity. God says, in order to go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God gives us the plan of how to be born again (which means to be saved). The plan of salvation is right in the bible! You can be saved today....but how?
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
First, you must acknowledge God as the Creator of everything. "You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created." (Revelation 4:11).
Next, you must realize that you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23). Because we are sinners, we are condemned to death. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God.
But God loved each of us so much that He gave his Son, Jesus, to bear our sin and die in our place. “God demonstrates His love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Our sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place - Jesus became our substitute.
It’s very clear in the Bible that we need to believe in Jesus as the one who bore your sins, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. It’s Christ’s blood and resurrection that assures us of everlasting life when we call on Him as our Lord and Savior. "For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved." (Romans 10:13). “Whosoever” includes each and every one of us.
If you understand that you are a sinner, and you believe that Jesus Christ came as the one and only Redeemer of sin, then you understand the plan of salvation. The question is – are you ready to receive God’s gift of His Son, Jesus Christ? If so, believe in Christ, repent of your sins, and commit the rest of your life to Him as Lord:
“God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I invite Jesus to become Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. I thank you for your forgiveness, the gift of salvation and everlasting life because of Your mercy and grace. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”
If you decided to receive Jesus today, please contact the ladies of 'Rejoice' so we can rejoice with you!! We would love to hear from you so we can pray with you as you begin your new life in Christ.