What does it mean to be Born Again and what is Salvation?
Jesus said (John 3:3-8) that you must be born again, a man asked him how can that happen when I have already been born once?
Jesus explained that we have all been born into this world once through our natural mother, but that when we our born, our human spirit is not alive to God, because of sin that we have inherited (Gen 3).
When we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and saviour, our human spirit is reborn, or 'born again and becomes alive to the things of God and we are made right in Him and become one in Him, through Christ.
It is important that you understand what salvation is so that you may receive it as a gift and benefit from its blessings.
Why is it Important?
Salvation is deliverance (freedom) from the authority and control of sin. According to the Word of God, you will be saved from enemies (Luke 1:71), sin (Romans 10:1,9-10), bondage (Acts 7:25) sickness, and disease (Acts 4:12).
Salvation comes from the Greek word, soteria, which means deliverance, healing, prosperity, wholeness, peace, soundness, security and the Ministry of Angels.
Salvation is a release from bondage, imprisonment and captivity. Salvation is a gift available to all who repent (change their attitude and direction toward sin) and believe on Jesus (Roman 10:9-10) which prepares you to confess Him as your Savior and Lord.
Why must I be saved?
You should be saved because God loves you and wants you to be saved (John 3:16; 1 Timothy 2:3,4).
He desires relationship with you and has an awesome plan for your life. Jesus died for your sins so that you can have the abundant life of prosperity and health! Does being saved mean I'm perfect? No, but you are forgiven (Romans 3:23,24).
Will I be tested?
Yes, satan will tempt you as he tempted Jesus in Matthew 4:3-11, but you can count it all joy when you fall into various temptations and know that the trying of your faith works patience (James 1:2,3).
Patience, when it is finished, will leave you perfect (complete), wanting nothing. James 1:13 says "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither does he tempt he any man..."
What does salvation cost me?
The price of salvation was paid by the blood of Jesus Christ. In 1 Corinthians 6:19,20, the apostle Paul says that you are not your own, but you have been bought with a price. Jesus paid the price for you to receive the gift of salvation.
What does knowing Jesus have to do with my salvation?
Jesus is the only way to the Father according to John 14:6. Acts 4:12 also says that there is no other name under heaven by which we be saved. Jesus said, he is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6)
A Prayer to Receive Jesus as Savior
I come to you in Jesus name, to ask for forgiveness for all my sins. In your Word, you said "...Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13). Jesus,
I'm calling on your name. You also said, "...if I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead, I shall be saved.
For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:9-10). I believe with my heart that Jesus was raised from the dead so that I may live eternally and I invite you now into my heart. I confess you right now as my Lord, my saviour and my friend.
I need you Lord Jesus and invite you by your Holy Spirit to lead and guide me in the way I should go Amen.
Thank you Father, I am saved!
And let Us Party with you in celebration of your best decision Ever!!