I don’t know about you but obtaining salvation from the judgment and consequences of sin seems exhausting!
I talk to people who are working their way to heaven and it sounds like a lot of guesswork.
Really when you ask them point blank, “Are you going to heaven?” The response is often, “Well I hope so…”
The truth is that “Without FAITH it’s impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6).
God doesn’t want you to “Hope” you’re going to heaven. He wants you to KNOW you’re going to heaven!
We’ve been talking about judgment for the past month. Judgment doesn’t have to be a scary thing when we realize that Jesus isn’t our accuser. (See Who is the “Accuser of our Brethren”? | Revelation 12:10 KJV).
In fact, Jesus plainly says in John 5:45…
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.John 5:45 KJV
What Jesus is saying is that the Law of Moses (10 commandments) is what accuses you, and yet people trust in this law which accuses them to also excuse them.
Your accuser cannot also be your excuser!
Listen well. If you are being accused by the Law, you cannot also use that law to excuse yourself.
People will say, “Yes I was speeding, but look I didn’t kill anyone today so it balances out!”
Sorry to say this, but you simply cannot obtain salvation from the consequences of your mistakes like that. How many police officers do you know would agree with that kind of logic and let you out of a ticket because of all the laws you DIDN’T break?
Faith in Jesus your Excuser
There is one who came to excuse you from the consequences of sin. Satan is a master of the Law. Remember when he tried to use it against Jesus in the wilderness? Satan will try to do the same thing to you!
But Jesus came not to accuse but to EXCUSE you of your sin. Those consequences that you face for breaking the law were placed on Jesus. He took the punishment so you wouldn’t have to.
That’s why Jesus can say…
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.John 5:24 KJV
Don’t you see? This is good news! We approach the Lord like He is trying to take something from us. We think He’s just one second away from striking us down, but the truth is that He is looking for every opportunity to stop you from receiving punishment for sin.
It’s up to US to be willing to accept the free gift.
Romans puts it this way…
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.Romans 8:1 KJV
No condemnation means that Jesus isn’t up there ready to strike you down, but the requirement is to be IN CHRIST JESUS.
So how do you get “in Christ Jesus”?
This is the easiest part!
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.Romans 10:13 KJV
It’s really just that simple. Tell God you want to receive the free gift of salvation from Jesus and confess Him as your Lord.
Pray this prayer out loud wherever you are right now!
“Father, thank you for the free gift of salvation. I accept what Jesus did for me on the cross BY FAITH. I cannot work my way to heaven or do anything good enough to escape judgment on my own, but I don’t have to! You did it for me. So I accept it right now. Come into my heart Jesus and be my Lord and Savior today. I lay down my life for you this instant. In Jesus name, Amen!”
You are now a part of the family!!
I’m so excited for you. I’m telling you this is the best day of your life. I’ve been praying for you and your life has just changed forever.
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