Have you been Sealed in Jesus?
The question is of great importance. Have you asked the question "What must I do to be saved?" When you get Sealed in Jesus your heart is changed. You will fall in love with a Savior who laid down His life for you. Jesus made the way for you and I to have our sins forgiven and washed away. The Bible says that today is the day of salvation. Are you ready to find out how to Get Sealed. It is simple enough that a child could comprehend, yet extremely unbelievable to accept as being that simple.
The Sealing of the Believer
Do you know today the significance God places on you His child? God's love and grace are so wonderful that even as I have done this study, I have felt overwhelmed by the depth of His love and how much emphasis He places on us, His adopted saints.
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of my hand." John 10:27-28.
Let's ask a few questions and follow them up with passages of scripture. 1) Who
can be saved? "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
2) What must I do to be saved?"They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." Acts 16:31
"Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3
To be born again is to be regenerated in the spirit of Christ by believing in Christ as Savior.
3) Why do I need a Savior? You need a Savior because of our fallen nature. We have all sinned against a Holy God who has a righteous demand for sin.
"even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed" Romans 3:22-25
4) Since all have sinned what is the penalty
for sin?"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
5) What about being a good man or women or having
good works?"as it is written, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE" Romans 3:10
You see we are saved by grace through faith. Read this passage in Ephesians 2:4-9
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:4-9
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6) What about other religions and their way to
heaven by good works, or being a good person?"Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." John 14:6
Jesus says "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am, you will die in your sins." John 8:24
7) How do I get saved by the grace of Jesus Christ
and have eternal security in heaven? The first thing is to realize you are in need of a Savior and that you have fallen short of God's glory. You also need to have a repentant heart before Him. In Mark 1:14-15 it says "...Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." Repentance is to change allegiance and to think differently. It means to make a u-turn and go the opposite direction.
"Believe in the Gospel" means to believe in the good news.
Jesus is the good news. To start this journey of eternal life and forgiveness of sins start by doing what Romans 10:9-10 says "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." Romans 10:9-10
**If you would like to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior then pray the following pray with your heart.
"Dear Jesus, come into my life. Please come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. I believe that you died on the cross to give me eternal life in heaven and save me from me sins. I realize I am a sinner in need of a Savior. Please forgive me now of all of my sins. Take my heart and make me into what you want me to be. I put my faith and trust in you and receive you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you for loving me and dying on the cross for me. Thank you for giving me eternal life and forgiveness. In Jesus Name, Amen"
If you have prayed that pray with your heart you are now a child of God. You have a place in heaven reserved for you that will not fade away. I encourage you to read "The Sealing of the Believer" to help you start this journey of faith in Christ. Find a place where you can be taught the word of God. If you have said that pray please e-mail us and let us know. We would love to know that you have accepted Jesus as your Savior. We would also love to send you some encouraging messages to help you start this new life in Christ. E-mail us at devotional @ sealedinjesus.com.
Below are some encouraging scriptures for you to read and be blessed as you start seeking this new life in Jesus Christ.
"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you" 1 Peter 1:3-4
"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
"In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation -- having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory." Ephesians 1:13-14
"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13