In life, the number one (#1) need that every person has is a need for the forgiveness of sin.
For all of us have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23) But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5:8 NLT) Jesus has a certain way of doing things. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
The most important decision that you will ever make in your life is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Wherefore, as by one man (i.e. Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (Romans 5:12)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
That 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. (Romans 10:9-10)
If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, pray this prayer in faith and mean it in your heart.
PRAYER OF SALVATION Pray out loud in faith.
Dear God in Heaven, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. Your Word says if I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I would be saved. I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and I confess Him now as my Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
If you prayed that prayer, You are saved! You are Born Again! Welcome to the Body of Christ! Now you can rejoice in your wonderful new relationship with God – all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us in making us friends with God. (Romans 5:11NLT) Tell at least five (5) people you are saved.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Being Born Again is wonderful, but it is just the beginning. We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We need Him to live inside us and be our Teacher, to guide us into all truth, to empower us and strengthen us to do all Jesus has called us to do.
(Luke 11:9-13) And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. (Luke 24:49)
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:4)
If you want to receive this gift and power from on high, pray this prayer in faith out loud.
PRAYER TO BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
Father, I believe with all my heart, based on the Scriptures, that the gift of the Holy Spirit is meant for me. Just as I trust you for my eternal salvation by faith, so now I do trust you, by faith, to give me the fullness of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking with other tongues. I receive, by faith. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.