How to know you're going to Heaven.

Taken from http://www.drdino.com/cse.asp?pg=saved
written by Ken Hovind, a Baptist.

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How do I know I am saved? A self test. 

Having been raised in several churches as a child, I was confused about what was required of me to go to Heaven. Every church seemed to be saying something different, and I could not figure out who was right.

One day, when I was 16, a friend of mine asked me if I knew for sure I was going to Heaven. I said, "Iíve been baptized 2 times, catechized, pasteurized and homogenized, what else is there?"

He said, "That is not what I asked you. Do you know if you are going to Heaven?"

I said, "No."

He said, "Would you like to know?"

I said, "Yes, I would."

He took his Bible and explained the way God has provided for sinful man to be cleansed and go to Heaven. There is only one way to Heaven. Some teach that all religions lead to Heaven. This is a lie of the Devil to keep people from learning the truth.

  1. The first thing we must realize is that we are all sinners before a perfect and holy God. God cannot allow sin into Heaven. If He did, it would soon be like Earth. We are hopelessly and helplessly lost. God created the universe, He owns it and He makes the laws. God gave us His commandments and we have not kept them. Isaiah 53: 6, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;" Romans 3: 23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Unless a person realizes and admits they are a sinner, they cannot be saved.

    You (and I) have broken Godís laws and commandments. This is called sin. God is a perfect God and cannot allow even one sin or sinner to enter Heaven. Because He is Holy and Just He cannot look on sin. So God had a problem. He loves you and wants you to live with Him but your sin makes that impossible.

  2. Secondly, we must realize and admit that the penalty for our sin condemns us to hell. I Kings 8:46; "there is no man that sinneth not," Ezekiel 18: 4; "Behold, all souls are mine; Ö the soul that sinneth, it shall die." Romans 6: 23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." We cannot save ourselves. We are guilty before a righteous Judge who cannot overlook our sin.

    The only thing that can pay for sin is death. In the Old Testament it was the death and blood of the lamb that covered their sins from Godís eyes. So God Himself became a man (Jesus) and died on the cross in your place. He is called "The Lamb of God" in the Bible. However, this lamb was different. His blood does not cover your sins, it washes them away forever! The only problem now is how can I get the blood of Jesus put on my sin account.

  3. God loves us and wants to save us from our sin. John 3:15-16, "whosoever believeth in him (Jesus) should not perish, but have eternal life. 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 10:28, "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." Since we have all sinned, only a perfect substitute can die in our place.

An illustration may help here: Suppose you had murdered someone and were standing before the judge being tried for your crime. The judge must be fair and obey the law so he pronounces you guilty and sentences you to death for your crime. Then, the judge takes off his robe, steps down to where you are and says, " I love you. I donít want you to die. I will take your punishment for you. I will die in your place. This is the only way the law can be satisfied and you get set free at the same time. This is what God did. We were guilty of sin and deserving of death but He took our place." Now, His blood can pay for our sin if we ask Him to save us. All we need to do is believe that He died for us (and rose from the dead) and receive His free gift of eternal life.

You received a free gift of physical life from your parents. You did not pay for it, work for it or deserve it. They did the work, paid the bills and went through the pain so you could get the free gift of life. Jesus did the work, went through the pain and paid your sin debt so you could have eternal life. Romans 6:23 says: "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Jesus once told a man in John 3:3, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." The way you get "born again" and become Godís child is by receiving Him. John 1:12 says: "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" The way to receive Him is to call and ask for His forgiveness and salvation. The Bible says in Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." I called on the Lord and asked Him to save me Feb. 9, 1969. That is my birthday into Godís family.

Getting born into a human family or Godís family only takes a few moments and requires the work of someone else, growing up in either family takes a long time and requires effort on our part. Just as you need to eat, rest, exercise, etc., to grow as a human, you need to: 1. Read your Bible (II Peter 2:2), 2. Pray, talk to God like your father 3. Go to a church that believes and teaches the Bible, 4. Get baptized to show others you have been saved, and 5. Tell others about Jesus. These will help you grow in the family of God.

Many people try to do the things that make Christians grow when they have never been born into Godís family first. Some churches even teach that our works somehow make us acceptable to God. Nothing could be further from the truth. Isaiah 64:6; "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;" Eph. 2:8-9; "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Titus 3:5; "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us," The Bible is clear that nothing we can do can save us, help save us or keep us saved.

There is no magic prayer, God knows and sees your thoughts and motives, but if you would pray sincerely a prayer like this you could claim Godís promise of eternal life: "Dear Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I have broken your laws and stand before you guilty and deserving of your judgment. Please forgive me and save me right now. I receive you as my Savior."

If you prayed that prayer from your heart, God promised He would forgive your sin and take you to Heaven. Write todayís date in your Bible to remember this day as your birthday into Godís family. Then, begin doing the things that help you grow as Godís child.

A simple illustration may help explain what receiving Christ means:

"The seed and the dirt."

When you put a seed in the dirt it will grow a tree (or plant). Dirt is 100% stupid. It does not know how to grow a tree, the seed knows how to grow a tree. If the seed is left on the kitchen counter it will not grow. A seed left on top of the ground will not grow. The dirt must receive the seed. The two work together in a marvelous way. The seed grows and the dirt simply provides a place for it to grow.

Jesus is like the seed. He knows how to make a new person in us, we do not. We are like the dirt, all we need to do is receive the seed and let Him grow in us. It is amazing to watch the changes that happen to a person who receives Christ.

After a person becomes a child of God, it is important to get involved in a good Bible-believing church. I have studied the subject for years and feel that an independent Baptist Church like the one I go to is closest to the church model given in the Bible. Of course there are good ones and bad ones in many different denominations, so ask God to guide you. I would be glad to answer any questions you may have as you grow in Godís family.

Once you have accepted Jesus as your Savior you become a child of God (John 1:12 and 3:1-7). Welcome to the greatest family in the universe! Now there are several things you should do to grow into a mature Christian:

1. Read your Bible even if you don't understand it all. Babies don't digest everything they eat either but you will get some of it. (1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:). I use the King James Version and explain why on video #7. The entire Bible can be read in about 60 hours. The more times you read it the more you will understand it. There are about 20 old English words we don't use today that you will need to study but then it is easy.

2. Find a church that believes and teaches the Bible and ask the pastor to be baptized to show others you have been saved. Baptism in the Bible is always after salvation and only by immersion (Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; Acts 8:38). Baptism is a public symbol of the death burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is like a wedding ring. It is an outward sign to others of an inward change in you.

3. Tell others about how to go to heaven. Feel free to use my videos if that will help.

4. Support the work of God with your time, talents and money. The Bible says that 10% of our increase (called a tithe in the Bible) is the least we should give to help get others saved and growing in Christ.

5. Be on the look out for the traps of the Devil. He is not happy about what you have done and since he cannot get your soul he will try to ruin your life and effectiveness for the Lord. Jesus not only wants to save your soul, He wants to save your life. (Luke 9:56)

Satan will try to make you doubt or sin. (2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.) Don't get discouraged. (2 Thessalonians 3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.) If you fall or fail just tell the Lord you are sorry (1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.) and get going again. You probably fell down many times learning to ride a bike but you got up, dusted off and tried again.

Call me if I can help in your new walk with the Lord. I take scores of calls every day I'm in the office and my secretary can almost always find me when I'm gone.

Sincerely,

Kent Hovind
877-479-3466



HOW CAN I KNOW IF I AM SAVED? A SELF-TEST

Since the evidence of genuine salvation is the presence of the Holy Spirit within the individual, how can this be verified? How can we be reasonably certain about ourselves, as well as others, without being guilty of judging? To answer this, let's take our own case first-there are several "tests" that we can take to determine His presence within us: (all Scripture quotes from Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary).

1. Romans 8:16 tells us: "The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God." First and foremost, we have the unshakable testimony from within us! The indwelling Holy Spirit of God constantly reassures us that we belong to Jesus Christ.

2. The entire book of First John was written as a "test" for determining the reality of salvation. Verse three of Chapter one tells us: "What we have seen and [ourselves] heard we are also telling you, so that you too may realize and enjoy fellowship as partners and partakers with us. And [this] fellowship that we have (which is a distinguishing mark of Christians) is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ, the Messiah." The fellowship enjoyed by genuine Christians is proof positive of salvation. Those who claim Christ, but yet rarely attend church to worship God and associate with other believers, are possibly fooling themselves! A backslidden Christian can stay out of church and away from other believers, but I can guarantee you from first-hand experience that there will never be a time when you will be comfortable with it! On the other side of the coin, verse 8 teaches us that if we deny the existence of sin within us, the Truth is not in us. Verse 3 of Chapter two teaches us that we are genuine and "growing in grace and knowledge of Christ", if we keep His commandments. Verse 10 teaches us that we are of Christ if we love the brethren. Again, those who habitually absent themselves from God's house and do not make it clear that they love being around God's children, are very likely to be tares and not wheat. Verse 15 teaches us that if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. "Worldly Christians" is almost a contradiction in terms and those who claim Christ, but yet cling to the value system of this world-are suspect.

3. 1 John 5:13 informs us that the entire Book of 1 John was written so that we can know that we possess eternal life in Christ. Do you know for absolute certainty that, if you were to die tonight, you would go to Heaven?

4. The Word of God teaches that the Bible is incomprehensible to the "natural man"-the unsaved individual. It is a spiritual book and the unsaved person is not only spiritually blind, but 1 Corinthians 2:14 tells us that he "is incapable" of knowing that which is spiritually discerned. Do you understand the Bible? Does it make sense to you and speak to your heart? Does it convict you of your sin and teach you the right way?

5. The Bible is very clear that an unregenerate individual will not seek God (Rom.3:11). Are you painfully aware of your sinful nature and cry out to God from your heart for forgiveness when you sin? If so, this is one of the signs of having been born again.

6. The Bible says that an unregenerate individual is a slave of Satan and incapable of doing anything about it (Eph.2:2). Have you been able to turn your back upon this world and its sinful ways? Are all of your close friends Christians? If you have been born again, your unsaved friends will drop you like a bad habit! (Just as an illustration, spray a small amount of "WD-40" lubricant on a surface wet with water and watch how fast the water retreats! A genuine dose of salvation is like the WD-40 where reprobate buddies are concerned.)

7. Do you love--really love--Christians and would rather be with them than anyone else? Can you meet a total stranger, find out that they are a believer, and then have instant fellowship with them? Is there "something" in your heart that draws you to them and establishes a closeness which cannot be explained any other way? [We alluded to this feature in Paragraph 2, above]

8. Do you actually enjoy giving to the Lord's work? Do you give generously of your time, talent, and treasury?

9. Do you sin less now than you did prior to receiving Christ?

10. Have other people seen the "fruit of the Spirit" at work in your life? That is, can they see genuine love, joy, peace, long-suffering, etc., (Gal.5:22), being wrought in and through you by God's Holy Spirit? Do they sense that you are a different person from the one you used to be?

11. Have you experienced persecution because of your faith in Christ? (Former friends who back away because of your testimony for Christ, are a subtle form of persecution).

12. Are you eagerly expecting and anticipating the any-moment return of Jesus Christ for His Church?

If you can truthfully answer "yes" to these questions, you are a child of God and the Holy Spirit dwells within you! If you cannot truthfully answer "yes" to these questions, then you are probably not saved and you need to go to the bottom of this page to the Salvation message and go through the steps in honesty and sincereness of heart so you can be saved! "You must be born again" The Bible is very clear on the necessity of a person being "Born Again" if they are to receive eternal life. Jesus coined this term, in John 3:3-7, when he told Nicodemus, "You must be born again" to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Since this necessity is so critical, Satan has attacked it with all his might for two thousand years, causing most "Christian" churches to stop teaching this doctrine, even though no one can be saved without undergoing this wondrous spiritual conversion. However, Satan's most effective weapon against being Born Again has been, and still is, confusion.

Fortunately, Jesus lovingly made this transformation process very simple, so simple that even those who are retarded or not educated can understand. There are several steps to becoming Born Again, listed below:


1. Understand that ALL men ever born are sinners. Romans 3:23, says, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." This message that all men are sinners is amply repeated through Scripture . This means you are a sinner in the eyes of an angry God, Who must punish all sin. Do you believe you are a sinner?


2. Since man is an imperfect sinner, and God is a perfect God, no man can save himself. Jesus made this fact very plain in Matthew 5:48, when He said, "Be ye, therefore, perfect, even as your Heavenly Father is perfect."!!! If we all have to be perfect in God's eyes, how can there be anyone in Heaven, especially since the Bible declares, repeatedly, that ALL people are sinners? Obviously, no one is going to get to Heaven this way, by trying to be 'good enough' to merit Heaven. Since the Bible says there are going to be untold millions of people in Heaven, there must be some other way to get there, other than by trying to be 'good enough'.


You must also be very sorry for your sins, and want to have them forgiven. This is known as Repentance. The word Repent means to both be very sorry for your sins, and to want to not sin anymore. Repentance means the desire to turn your life around 180 degrees. This does not mean you will never sin again, but it does mean that sin will become the exception in your life, not the rule.

3. When the sinless Son of God, Jesus Christ, shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary, He died for the sins of His people in their place as a sacrificial substitute. And in doing so, He suffered the wrath of God the Father upon their sin. He paid the penalty for that sin in His own body and purchased their eternal redemption. This enables Him to give as a free gift His own holiness and righteousness to those who believe in Him and trust Him for salvation. making them absolutely perfect in God. s sight! Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." None of us deserve to be saved; in His love and mercy God extends grace to those who will believe. Grace is defined as "undeserved favor" and perhaps this little acrostic will help you to remember its meaning: G od. s Riches At Christ. s Expense. [The true meaning of GRACE]

4. In Ephesians 2:8-9, the Apostle Paul reiterates this teaching that eternal life with God is a free gift. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast." No man can stand before God in eternity, and boast that they 'earned' their way to Heaven. All people in Heaven will be there only because of Jesus' FREE Gift, which He obtained from God because of His substitutionary death sacrifice on the Cross. Rather than punishing each person's individual sins, God heaped all those sins on Jesus on the Cross Isaiah 53:2-12]


Now, you are probably thinking, 'How can I obtain this free gift of eternal life'? Again, the Bible is not silent. In Acts 16:25-33, the jailer anxiously asked Paul, "What must I do to be saved"? Paul answered "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ..." verse 31". You must BELIEVE on Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. To truly believe, you must place your complete faith and trust in Christ and rely upon Him as your only hope of salvation and eternal life. This is a matter of the heart and you cannot hope to deceive God by putting on an act because He knows everything about you. Many people mistakenly think that by merely believing the facts concerning Jesus Christ. s death, burial, and resurrection, they will be automatically be given the gift of eternal life. But such is not the case. Preachers call that a "head knowledge and not a heart knowledge." Salvation is freely given, but only to those who are genuine believers.

5. In John 1:1, 14, we see that Jesus Christ is God, equal with God, present with God from before the beginning of time, and the actual Creator of the Universe. He is 100% God and 100% human at the same time, which is why He used both titles during His ministry, Son of God and Son of Man. To become Born Again, you must believe this doctrine about Jesus Christ.


Verse 14 is most important, the teaching that Jesus God became man. This teaching becomes a point of separation between the followers of Christ and Antichrist. In 1 John 4:1-3, we see that anyone who denies that Jesus has come in the flesh is the spirit of antichrist. That is just what the Gnostics of that day were saying, i.e., that Jesus the human was not God Messiah come in the flesh; rather, the 'Christ Consciousness' the 'Messiah' Consciousness, came on Jesus at His baptism and left Him on the Cross; they believe Jesus was not God and Man. The New Age Movement and Freemasonry have resurrected this blasphemy with a vengeance.


6. Isaiah 53:6 foretells exactly what Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross; "the Lord [God the Father] has laid on Him the iniquity of us all." Praise God!! Only the Wisdom, Grace, and Power of God Almighty could conceive of such a gracious Plan of Salvation!! God's Nature is such that sin must be punished. Period! But, God set up a Plan whereby an innocent substitute was to be punished instead of the guilty person. In the Old Testament, God allowed the lamb to be the substitute sacrifice for sin; Jesus then became the ultimate substitute sacrifice, for all the sins of the world. His was the Perfect sacrifice, that never needs to be repeated, and that saves all people forever more.


You must believe in, and understand, this principle of Substitute Punishment, before you can become Born Again. And, you must believe that Jesus Christ became the Perfect Substitute Punishment for YOU, before you can become Born Again.


Now that you understand these Truths, and believe them for your life, you now need to understand how you can obtain this FREE Gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. After all, if I were to attempt to give you a FREE gift, that gift would not become yours if you were to refuse to reach out and take that gift from my hand. So it is here. You must reach out and take this FREE Gift of Eternal Life from the hand of Jesus Christ. How is this done?
Through Saving Faith .
Notice I said Saving Faith . There are types of faith that will not get you saved. You may have 'head knowledge' faith that merely intellectually assents to the facts of Jesus Christ's person, but that is not Saving Faith. You may be in a 'church' or a cult that teaches many truths about Jesus Christ, but who teach that you must do many things to earn your way to Heaven. This is not Saving Faith.

Saving Faith is trusting in Jesus Christ, and Him alone, for your Salvation.

If you think you need to do anything for Salvation except trust in Jesus work on the cross, you are guilty of violating Ephesians 2:8-9 and Isaiah 53:6b. Most cults and false Christian religions err at this point; they add things that are "necessary" for Salvation, or they offer a counterfeit way to Heaven, i.e., Salvation by Baptism.


Do you want this Gift of Eternal Life that Jesus left Heaven and died on a cross to give you? If your answer is, 'Yes', you can immediately have Eternal Life.


Let me clarify exactly what this involves. First, you are going to transfer your trust, your hope of eternal life from what you have been doing to what Jesus Christ has done for you on the cross. Jesus will take your sin and transfer TO YOU His right standing with God the Father, what we call His righteousness . This means that though we have failed repeatedly to keep God's commandments, Christ perfectly obeyed all the laws of God. He lived the perfect life, so He could be the perfect, innocent substitutionary sacrifice that God would accept for your sins, and the sin of the entire world, for all who will believe.

Are you willing to repent of your sins right now, and become a responsible member of God's forever family, following Him and serving Him as a member of His forever family, following Him and serving Him as a member of His body, the Church? If your heartfelt answer is, "Yes", then we can go to Him now in prayer, and we can tell Him that you want to cease trusting in anything else for Eternal Salvation, especially in what you can do for yourself. You can place your trust in Him and Him alone for salvation. Before we pray this simple prayer, I need to point our that the Lord Jesus Christ is looking at your heart more than His is listening to your lips. As He promised, "Ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when [after] ye shall search for Me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13).

If this is what you mean, then the Lord will hear your prayer and grant you eternal life, right now, in the privacy of your home. Let me pray.

"Father, I pray that You would grant the FREE gift of eternal life. May thy Holy Spirit draw him or her unto Thyself. Grant him faith to believe Thy wonderful promises. Grant him or her repentance to turn from his sins. Reveal unto him Jesus Christ crucified as the perfect substitutionary sacrifice, today."


Jesus Christ is right with you right now. You are not talking to anyone now, but to Him. If you really want to be Born Again, into the Eternal Family of God through Jesus Christ, pray this prayer, from your heart.

"Lord Jesus, I want you to come in and take over my life right now. I am a sinner. I have been trusting in myself and my own good works, and in other things. But, now I place my trust in you. I want You as my own personal Savior. I believe You died for me. I receive You as Lord and Master of my life. Help me to turn from my sins and follow You. I thank you for Your offer of the FREE gift of eternal life. I am not worthy of it, but I thank You for it. Amen."

Now, allow me to pray. "Father, you have heard the prayer which has been prayed. I ask that in this quiet moment, Thy Holy Spirit will grant unto him Your absolute assurance of life eternal; grant unto him the certainty that his sins are forgiven. Grant that he may hear, in the depths of his soul, Thy voice saying, 'Thy sins be forgiven thee. Go in peace'. Grant, O Jesus, that he may hear Thy voice saying, 'As far as the east is from the west, so far have I put thy sins from thee, never to remember them against thee anymore. [The person] that believeth on Me shall not come into condemnation . He that trusts in Me is passed from death unto life. He that believeth on Me shall not perish but has everlasting life [paraphrased from Psalm 103:12; John 3:1 8; 5:24; 3:16]. In Jesus' Name, I pray. Amen."

You have just prayed the most important prayer you have ever prayed in your life. If you were sincere in this prayer, I want you to see what Jesus says about what you have just done. In John 6:47, Jesus says, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me has everlasting life." In your prayer, you didn't hear any angel choirs or see any visions; however, by a simple act of faith, you have placed your trust for your eternal salvation in Jesus Christ.

Saving Faith is trusting in Jesus Christ ALONE for your salvation . If you meant with your heart what you just said with your lips, you have the promise of Jesus Christ that He has forgiven your sins, and has adopted you into the kingdom, and has given you eternal life in Heaven with Him.

If this sounds so simple you have trouble believing that it could be true, the Bible assures you that it is most definitely true. Over the centuries, man has deliberately complicated this simple Plan of Salvation that most people simply do not know how simple and uncomplicated God has planned Salvation through Jesus Christ to be!! If you were genuine in your prayer, you now have eternal life, and are as assured of it as if you were already there!! This is why Jesus said, that no person can ever take any of His who are Born Again out of the Father's hand.

How can you know for sure that you have been born again? Please do not expect any "earth-shaking" experience, because in the majority of cases it comes about in a rather peaceful way, a sense of relief and a load lifted. There will be no fireworks or brass bands playing, just a wonderful calm that is deep down inside. But with the passing of time, I have found that one of the best indicators of the New Birth is a genuine understanding of the Word of God. Prior to being Born Again, the "natural man", as the Bible calls him, (a lost person), cannot understand the Bible because it is spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14). Indeed, it is foolishness to him! So when the Word begins to make sense, to speak to your heart, and convict you of sin in your life, it is a very good indicator that you have the Holy Spirit of God residing within you. You see, a Christian obtains a new spiritual nature by the New Birth, but he does not get rid of the old nature he was born with. That is why it is so vitally important that we "grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). We must cooperate with the Holy Spirit as we walk through this sinful and spiritually defiling world around us. The Holy Spirit literally takes up residence within us when we are Born Again and will never leave us nor forsake us.

Another wonderful evidence of genuine salvation is found in the "fruit of the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22) that will take place in our daily lives as the Holy Spirit works within us. His presence will be manifested to the outside world by means of the love, joy, peace, longsuffering, faith, etc., they see in us! Then, the Bible tells us in Romans 8:16 that, "The Spirit itself (lit. Himself) beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." In other words, the Holy Spirit living deep within us tells us that we belong to God.

But, He has done much more!! In Revelation 3:20, Jesus promised, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock He has been knocking at the door of your heart, and you have just opened that door to let Him in]; if anyone hears and listens and heeds My voice, and opens the door I WILL come in to him and will eat with him, and he will eat with Me." Jesus Christ has just entered INTO YOUR HEART through the work of the Holy Spirit, to live in your heart for the rest of your life!! What great news, for now we have the same Holy Spirit power within us that raised Jesus from the dead [Romans 8:11]. In fact, read Romans 8 to see all the advantages we have because the Holy Spirit indwells us daily.

Salvation through Jesus shed blood on Calvary gives you a deep, abiding Personal Relationship with His Holy Spirit while you live on this Earth!! As you read the Bible, especially the New Testament, you will come to understand the wonderful depth you can reach between you and your Creator!! Salvation produces a relationship that will deeply enrich your life daily!! You will never have believed, prior to becoming Born Again, what kind of life you have been missing out on for so long!

Come unto Me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

 

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