Your Sins are Forgiven!
In Matthew 11:28 Jesus says, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Are you feeling drawn to your Savior? This hub is to share with you what it is to be saved, "born again" and the simple prayer of asking Jesus Christ into your heart to be your Lord and Savior today. He accepts you just as you are. You don't need to get cleaned up to take a bath, right? He is the only One who can save you and erase everything you've ever done in your lifetime, giving you a clean slate!
2 Corinthians 5:17 states, "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come."
Psalm 103:12 states, "As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us."
Isaiah 43:25 states, "I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins." This is spoken by the LORD God Himself!!
John 3:16 states, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
God knows man is sinful and because He is righteous, He came to us in the person of Jesus Christ to die in our stead. Our sins are PAID IN FULL. Because He was raised from the dead we, too will be raised and brought back to Him in heaven for all eternity! He is the ONLY ONE who can save you; He is the ONLY ONE who can raise you! This it the GOOD NEWS!
Following is some information about God, about Man and about God in the flesh, Jesus Christ, who made the Way for us. You will never be alone. You will have His presence of love, His comfort and His power to overcome evil in your life! I pray you will feel His love and please let me know you've come to Jesus so all of us on HubPages can rejoice with you!
God is LOVING: John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but has eternal life.”
God is DESIROUS for man to repent: 2 Peter 3:9 states, “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”
God is GRACIOUS in FORGIVING SIN & GIVING ETERNAL LIFE: John 5:24 states, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”
God is REACHABLE by all through one bridge, Jesus Christ: John 14:6 states, “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”
About Man (Men and Women)
MAN is SINFUL.
Romans 3:23 states, “For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
SIN SEPARATES US from GOD.
In the Old Testament, Isaiah 59:2 states, “But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear.”
In the New Testament, Romans 6:23 states, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
MAN IS CONDEMNED already!
John 3:19 states, “He who believes in Him is not condemned; he who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
WE ARE UNABLE TO REACH GOD by other means such as:
Tradition (religious works as the Jewish washing of hands): Mark 7:7-9 states, “But in vain do they worship me, teachings as doctrines the precepts of men. Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.”
Good works: Ephesians 2:8-9 states, “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.”
Good behavior: Isaiah 64:6 states, “For all of us have become like one who is unclean, All of our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; All of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.”
Bridge over Troubled Water
Salvation through Christ Jesus is the "bridge" (so-to-speak) to bring man back to Himself. You might be asking when is the right time to be saved? 2 Corinthians 6:2 completes the prophesy in the Old Testament book of Isaiah 49:8: "for He says, 'at the acceptable time I listened to you, and on the day of salvation I helped you', behold now is 'the acceptable time". NOW is the acceptable time!
1 John 5:12-13 state "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life. These things have I written to you, who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life."
What does it mean to believe? It is the Greek word pisteuo (pist-yoo'-o"); from pistis (pis'-tis) meaning conviction of religious truth; to have faith in, credit, to entrust one's spiritual well-being to Christ, commit, to trust. So, it's not just a matter of knowing or "believing" God exists. It's entrusting your spiritual life to Christ!
CONFESS YOUR SIN (REPENT)
Romans 10:9 "If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord [kurios/Yehovah], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
1 John 1:9 states, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
RECEIVE HIM AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR
John 1:12-13 state, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood (womb), nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
BORN (AGAIN) OF GOD
John 3 is the story of Nicodemus, a Pharisee and ruler of the Jews. Jesus tells him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Unless one is born of water (womb) and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT
Luke 11:13 tells us to ask God! “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
Matthew 21:22 states, “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
If you just asked Jesus into your heart, you are a child of God, saved by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), you have inherited ALL of the PROMISES in God’s Word! Once you belong to Him, it is forever. John 10:28 states, "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand."
We walk a walk of faith in our Lord. The Bible says in Romans 10:17 that “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Read the Word. Get together with other believers that are able to help you grow in knowledge and understanding. 1 Peter 2:2 states, “Desire the sincere milk of the Word that you may grow thereby.” Jesus says, "Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there I am in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20)
Jesus Christ is your Shepherd and He will watch over you. His angels will protect you. When you are challenged, have faith that He will fight your battles for you.
Today, the Lord and all in heaven are rejoicing because one sheep that was lost is FOUND! That sheep is YOU!!
For more on the walk of faith and the importance of letting the Lord rule in your heart, I invite you to read my hub Will He Know You?
Poll Added 3/23/10
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on February 14, 2014:
Yes, Waterstar - there is only One God, not two, not three. You believe in one God, but two baptisms. Eph 5:4 says there's only one [Adj-NNS - Nominative, Neuter, Singular] baptism. John 3:16 states, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten [born] Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Water-baptism is not mentioned in John 3. John 3 is about being born of the flesh, which is flesh and being born (again) of the Spirit, which is Spirit. In vs. 5 "born" is speaking about BIRTH. One must be born of water (of the mother's womb) to be born again of the Spirit (by faith in Jesus Christ). Angels, demons, Satan - none were born of water, so they cannot be born again of the Spirit.
Physical water does not wash away sins (as you interpret Acts 2:38 incorrectly). The Living Water by faith in the shed blood of the Lamb washes our sins away. We must be baptized in the Holy Spirit to be sealed for the Day of Redemption.
FROM: WATERSTAR on February 14, 2014:
FROM: WATER STAR : IT not only time to get save but most of all it time to get ready for the RAPTURE of the CHURCH for JESUS is Coming very Soon. to Get save it Simple Hear O ISRAEL THE LORD YOUR GOD HIS ONE GOD NOT THREE GOD BUT ONLY ONE IN the book of acts of the apostle the answer of how to get save at this time before the Rapture is given in acts Chapter 2 verse 38 . JESUS ALONE IS THE LORD OF ALL READ Revelation CHAPTER 1 ,THEN DO WHAT ACTS CHAPTER 2 VERSE 38 SAID and get your self ready for Glory ,for JESUS IS COMING WE HAVE GONE PAST THE YEAR 2000 AND is now in year 2014 so LOOK UP for JESUS IS COMING , HAVE A BLESSED DAY. BY: WATERSTAR
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on November 12, 2012:
Hi Artin2010! So good to see you! Yes, as we follow the Lamb, He is the Way, the Truth and the Life - we shall live forevermore with our Groom, our Husband, our Savior and LORD.
While I don't see the coming 'season' as holy, as the LOFD really opened my eyes about the whole Christ-Mass thing - it's pagan origins and practices (trees, Santa Claus, etc.), I do look forward to Thanksgiving and celebrating the New Year. God bless you, my friend.
Art Wartenbe from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast on November 12, 2012:
Hello JudahsDaughter, As many as are His let them forever be His, Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen I say.... Repent, request and be forgiven, prayers for all this holiday season!
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on June 05, 2012:
Another soul saved, and another being drawn! He KNOWS your NAME ~ HalleluYah! I'm praying to thank GOD for His love and mercy for you; His healing power from the inside out; His forgiveness and peace. He is your Shepherd and will NEVER take His eyes off you. You are the apple of His eye! His eye is on the sparrow, so KNOW He's watching over you. You are PRECIOUS in His sight!
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on March 28, 2012:
Another soul saved ~ PRAISE GOD! I rejoice WITH YOU!! God knows your NAME, for it is written in the Lamb's Book of Life!! I'm so excited!!!
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on October 27, 2011:
Praise the LORD God Almighty for the POWER of His LOVE ~ He is yet drawing another soul unto Him ~ praying for you; God knows your name!!
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on September 06, 2011:
What a blessing to see you, RevLady! Oh, how we long for the love of Christ to be received by those for whom He died and for whom He lives! We know He's coming soon, and for those He has called, I pray they receive His invitation, just like you, just like I did, even this day. Love in the Lord to you and blessings always, JD
RevLady from Lantana, Florida on September 06, 2011:
A most beautiful salvation invitation to unbelief and seekers of truth.
May the Lord continue to use you as His instrument directing to the Way.
Love, peace and joy in Him, our Salvation!
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on April 11, 2011:
Hi Jisblessed; amen! We rejoice in the salvation of those who have been drawn by and accepted the invitation of the Lord Jesus Christ! How awesome is that! We are fellow servants in the kingdom, and I love you in the love of the Lord!!
Jisblessed on April 11, 2011:
Like heaven, I always rejoice when souls are won into the kingdom. Thank God! Keep doing what you're doing, it is a blessing.
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on March 22, 2011:
Hi lord daniel, Thank you. I am 46 years old. Gosh, where did the years go? lol Be blessed.
lord daniel on March 22, 2011:
hi judah's daughter is good to follow u i wud like to know your age so that i will be able to relate with you,please try and comment on my hubs and questions later
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on December 18, 2010:
Thank you, drpastorcarlotta! I praise God for the children He called and sealed by His Spirit until the Day of Redemption!! (Eph 4:30) One day, we will know their names, just as He does! God bless you, sister!!
Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC on December 18, 2010:
I love this hub Judah's Daughter and I pray that it draws many to Jesus Christ! Praise God! I voted useful!!!
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on December 02, 2010:
Hallelujah! Yet another name is secure in the Lamb's Book of Life! I rejoice with you, brother or sister in our Lord Jesus Christ! My heart leaps for joy, and I can only imagine how heaven's hosts are rejoicing the very moment you said, "I DO" to Jesus Christ!! May His FAVOR remain upon you as you put your trust in Him always!! God bless you!!
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on April 11, 2010:
Oh, praise God! Someone received Jesus Christ as his/her personal Lord and Savior! Whoever you are, all of heaven rejoices with you!! If I can be of assistance to you in any way, please feel free to email me. Jesus loves you so much, a love you will bask in for eternity ~ beginning the very moment you believed.
Judah's Daughter (author) from Roseville, CA on July 20, 2009:
Hi brother, we are all sons and daughters of the Lion of Judah, praise Him! I'm so thankful He set you free and your sister, too! We will keep believing that "you and your household shall be saved!" Our Lord is faithful. Love you, too!
Robert E Smith from Rochester, New York on July 20, 2009:
Beautiful hub Judah's Daughter. I do love that name! I have included a prayer for Jehovah's Witnesses that my sister Belinda prayed and God honored and brought her to salvation shortly thereafter. I pray that many will see this hub and mine and come to the saving knowledge of our Abba Father. Love you.