Do you know Jesus? Many of us believe we do. Many believe that if you know about Him, or just go to Church on Sundays, you will have eternal life in heaven. But that belief is not true. God said in Romans 10:9 "that if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is LORD', and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." What that means is you must confess with your mouth that Jesus is LORD of your will, your family, your money - everything in your life. You must surrender everything to Him and in doing so, He surrenders everything back to you; many times "pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap" (Luke 6:38).
Jesus said in Luke 13;24, "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open the door for us.' But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.' Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.' But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!" This is a sad scenario for the person in this story because this person really believed he should have gotten in. He wasn't trying to pull the wool over the owner's eyes. He truly believed he should have gotten into heaven. He thought that going to church and being "taught" was enough but it wasn't.
If you have not received Jesus into your heart by making Him LORD of your life, and have not been delivered from the power of the devil, you can do it today. All you have to do is pray a simple prayer. The words are not as important as the heart condition you have in doing it. All you need to do is surrender your life to a God who can turn it around and make something wonderful of it. With a simple prayer, God can change you into a new creation. He will get rid of the old self and give you a life that is better than anything you can ask or imagine for. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ" (2 Corinthians 5:17-18). God will create in your a new life. All you have to do is give Him the old one.
I encourage you to pray this simple prayer:
God, come into my life. I confess I am a sinner. Forgive my sins. I confess with my mouth that I want to make you LORD of my life. Please take over. I have no hope without you and your power. I believe in my heart that you raised your son Jesus from the dead and that He is alive, praying and interceding for me right now. Speak to me through your Word. Teach me your ways. Receive me into your kingdom. By faith, I believe I am now saved, redeemed, and going to heaven. Because of the sacrifice Jesus made for me on the cross I can now be called a child of the living god. Thank you Jesus.
Now, just thank God for His goodness. If you have prayed for God to come into your life, please let me know. I would love to send you free material and my book, Decisions: Choosing Life or Choosing Death. Just write me at Christal Gardner Ministries, PO Box 1200, Carson City, NV 89702. You may also email me at www.ChristalGardner.com.