If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. (Romans 10:9 -10 NLT)
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. (Tyndale Study Bible)
“Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:32 NLT)
Anyone who acknowledges Jesus Christ (that is, publicly confesses faith in or declares allegiance to him) will be acknowledged by Christ before his Father in heaven. Jesus’ followers would face earthly courts of law where they would have to publicly claim to belong to Jesus Christ, usually at their peril (10:17-25). Genuine discipleship always involves acknowledging Jesus Christ, whether or not we face pressure and persecution.
Have you ever been asked, “How do I become a Christian?” These verses give you the beautiful answer: Salvation is as close as your own lips and heart. People think it must be a complicated process, but it is not. If we believe in our heart and say with our mouth that Christ is the risen Lord, we will be saved.(Tyndale Study Bible)
I remember it as yesterday my good friend Reid Corin invited me to a City Group Bible Conference on the 21/4/2012. On that day I made a note, NEVER LOOK BACK only AHEAD. The following day in Church I listened to a sermon about the return of the prodigal son. That’s the day I excepted Jesus as my savior.
Trust me I am far from perfect, but every day with the Wisdom and Strength of God, I improve. I have never done anything more rewarding in my life. I will never look back.
You see we arrive at crossroads in our lives continuously. The secret is to make the right choice. I invite you to make the right decision.
Pray this prayer with me.
“Dear Lord Jesus come into my heart, forgive me of my sin, wash me and cleanse me, set me free. Jesus thank you that you died for me. I believe that you have risen from the dead and that You are coming back for me. Fill me with your HOLY SPIRIT. Give me a passion for the lost, hunger and boldness for the things of GOD. I am saved, I am born again, I am forgiven, and I am on my way to Heaven because I have JESUS in my heart. Amen.”