JESUS MAKES ALL THINGS NEW
... what must I do to be saved? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 JOHN 1:8-9
... Who shall ascend into heaven? ... 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. For whosoever shall
call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
ROMANS 10:6, 9-10, 13
... call upon me, ... and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me
with all your heart.
... you may know that you have eternal life. ... God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit ...
... he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
... though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow ...
1 JOHN 5:13, 1 CORINTHIANS 2:10, REVELATION 21:5, ISAIAH 1:18
... the LORD will bless his people with peace.
Then shall the King say ... Come, ... inherit the kingdom prepared for you ...
Do you have a deep longing in your heart to seek God for salvation? Do you believe that you have sinned and are in need of a savior in order to reach heaven? Have you ever told a lie, stolen something, disrespected your parents, or done any number of other wrong things? Let’s admit it, we all have.
But the great news is that God has made a way for us to reach heaven despite our sin because Jesus has already paid the price for it. All of it. He is our substitute because He came to earth, lived a sinless life and willingly gave Himself as a sacrifice for our sin so that we would be spared. He did it because He loves us so much.
A Simple Prayer
If you believe in your heart that Jesus He died on a cross and paid the price for your sin, that the Heavenly Father raised Him from the dead, and that He stands ready to hear you call upon His name to seek forgiveness of your sin, then you may pray a simple prayer to ask Him right now. It’s not complicated, but simply three things: Ask Him, Believe Him, and Confess Him.
The words that you use are not nearly as important as asking Him with all of your heart. Bow your head in reverence to Him and pray. Tell Him you know that you have sinned (He already knows it) and that you seek His forgiveness, that you turn from sin and desire to have Him come into your life so that He may guide you in the path of life on this earth, fill you with love, joy and peace, and give you a home in heaven with Him forever. The key is that you must ASK Him to save you. Ask Him in your own words and believe that He will. He is waiting to hear your call for He says that you will find Him if you seek Him with all of your heart.
The prayer can be as simple as this:
Dear Heavenly Father, I know that I have sinned and that Jesus died for my sins and rose again from the dead. I ask Jesus to forgive my sin and to come into my heart right now as my Lord and Savior. Save me and give me a home in heaven with You forever. Please guide my life and help me to be the kind of person you want me to be. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Once He has fulfilled His promise to you, you should go and tell someone that He has saved you. Pick whoever you like. Then also, you should be baptized to demonstrate what He has done for you. He has raised you up as a new creature to a new life! There are many blessings He has in store for you. Go now and learn of Him and walk in the great plan He has for your life.