(How To Receive Salvation)
TO THE BIBLE: Romans 10:9
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
After their music class, Jane talked to Fred about Jesus and asked him if he would like to receive salvation.
“I already believe in Jesus,” Fred said.
“But it’s not enough to just believe,” Jane replied. “You’ve got to speak what you believe as well.”
Today, our opening scripture reveals the basic requirement to receive salvation. Anyone desirous of salvation must believe that God raised Jesus from the dead, and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord over his or her life. No one can be born again by merely wishing, thinking, or believing it.
The reason for this is simple: Jesus consciously did something to become our Saviour and Lord. He fulfilled the righteous demands of justice that made salvation possible for all mankind.
Therefore, to be born again, you have to consciously confess the Lordship of Jesus over your life; you’ll have to say: “I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead; I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord of my life.” This confession is key to salvation.
It doesn’t matter that you’re the ‘nicest’ guy or girl around. You can’t trust in your good deeds to save you. The words of Jesus in John 3:7 when He said, “You must be born again,” weren’t a cliché.
You’ve got to “receive” (Greek: lambano) or “take hold of” the eternal life that Christ has brought. How? By confessing His Lordship.
John 1:12-13; John 3:17
Dear Father, I thank you for your great love towards me and the demonstration of this love by sending Jesus Christ to die in my stead. I declare with my mouth that He’s the Lord of my life and the captain of my soul. In Him I live and move and have my being. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Romans 15:5-13, Psalms 94-98
Luke 15:20-32, Judges 21
If you’re not yet born again, go to page 76 and read aloud the Prayer of Salvation. If you are already born again, lead someone else to receive salvation by praying that prayer today.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.