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The title of this video is “Jesus is Coming: Two Words From The Lord.” If you’re hearing this message, then I believe it’s for you. The hour is getting very late. Jesus is right at the door. Let’s get into it.

This world is falling apart. A terrible time of tribulation foretold in the Bible is coming upon everyone alive on this planet. Even those who don’t believe the Bible are recognizing that something of Biblical proportions is unfolding. Folks,

Jesus is coming soon!

There needs to be urgency here. Too many people are still not saved. Too many Christians have fallen asleep and are not ready for what’s coming. So before I get into some teaching, I’ve got two messages I want to share with you that I believe are from the Lord. Whether you consider yourself a Christian or not, if you are hearing this message, I believe these two words are for you.

The two words from the Lord today are these:

Set in order the things that are wanting (Titus 1:5 KJV)

and

Finish the Race (2 Timothy 4:7 KJV)

If you hear nothing else from this video, hear these two words. Too many people are not ready to meet the Lord, but the time is almost up. The encouragement I want to give you today is this:

It is not too late to finish well!

Every one of us, without exception, has fallen short of God’s plan for our lives. We’ve all sinned. Some of us, even those who are Christians, still have incredible struggles with sin. But know this: it is still possible for you to finish well.

You may even be watching this after the Rapture has already happened, so maybe you’ve been left behind by Christ when He came for His church. You’ve seen this great disappearance of people, you were not one of them, and now you are beginning to witness a terrible time of God’s judgment and destruction on this world. Even so, it is still possible for you to finish well. God wants you to turn to Him. To do so, there are two things God wants you to do today:

Set in order the things that are still wanting in your life and finish the race. No matter where you are. Don’t give up. Don’t slow down. No matter how much you’ve blown it, you can still finish well.

At the end of a 7-year period of tribulation in which there will be massive destruction and loss of life, Jesus will return to reign and rule. As I prepare this video, we are beginning to enter that 7-year tribulation period.

You need to know this:

There are three things Jesus will bring with Him when He returns:  judgement of sin, eternal salvation and eternal Rewards. Judgment of sin will only be for those who are not saved, while salvation and eternal rewards will be only for those who are saved.

I’m going to talk about the differences between these three things in this video. For example, did you know that salvation and eternal rewards are not the same? They are not even from the same member of the Trinity. I wanted to do this video because, for you to end well, God wants more than just for you to be saved. He wants you to have eternal rewards as well. You can have both by finishing well, by setting in order the things that are still wanting in your life and finishing the race. So let’s go through these three things that Jesus will bring when He returns.

First, a word about judgment:  This refers to a 7-year period of time, following the rapture of the Church, in which God will pour our His wrath on the people of this earth because of sin. God’s wrath is only for those who are not saved.The Bible says there is coming both earthly, physical judgment as well as eternal spiritual judgment. The Bible says that there will be so much destruction on this planet that human life will become scarce. But that isn’t the worst of it. There will also be spiritual judgment, where those who are not ready to meet God will face eternal separation from God in a place of punishment called hell.

This is NOT something God desires to do. Did you know that God is not going to send a single person to hell? People will send themselves to hell by rejecting the free gift of life that God offers them. By saying, “No. I don’t want you, God. I don’t want anything to do with You.” So God will grant their request and send them to a place called “outer darkness,” where there is absolutely no presence of God. No light. No joy. No love, because God is love. It’ll be their choice. And there will be no coming back from that.

So the number one task for finishing well (for setting in order the things that are wanting and finishing the race), is to make sure you are saved and ready to stand before God. Make sure you don’t end up in outer darkness. God is loving but He is also holy and He will judge sin totally and completely. He’s provided one way and only one way out of this judgment and that’s through His Son, Jesus. If you haven’t addressed your relationship with God and the need for His forgiveness of sin, don’t put it off any longer.

Making sure you are saved is as easy as ABC:

Admit to God that you have sinned.

Believe that Jesus, God’s Son, died to pay for
your sins 100% and rose from the dead.

Call upon Jesus and ask Him
to forgive you and save you.

Romans 10:13 says, “All who call upon the Name of the Lord will be saved.”

If you don’t do this, then your debt of sin remains when you stand before God. And you will be cast into outer darkness, away from the presence of God forever. So if you are not yet saved, get saved. If you are saved but you are still indulging in sin, repent of that sin and put it away. Judgment is coming upon this world and you do not want to be the recipient of any part of that.

But being saved is just the beginning. God doesn’t just want to save you. There are eternal rewards that God has for you, over and above the gift of eternal salvation. Hebrews 11:6 says,

“But without faith [it is] impossible to please [Him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and [that] He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)

Jesus spoke of rewards when He said:

“And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward [is] with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Revelation 22:12 KJV)

So finishing well means both being eternally saved and receiving the eternal rewards that God has for you. But what are the differences between eternal salvation and eternal rewards? Did you know that salvation is not a reward? Salvation is a gift. It’s not a reward at all. But all too often Christians confuse verses that have to do with eternal salvation with those that have to do with eternal rewards, and you end up with a mixed up understanding of the Bible and the Gospel.

So in the time that’s left, I want to go through the differences between eternal salvation and eternal rewards as a way to encourage you, not just to be saved and to rest in that, but to finish the race and also earn eternal rewards.

I’m going to go through 8 keys to understanding eternal salvation versus eternal rewards. I going to talk about:

  1. The meaning of each
  2. Key differences
  3. From whom does each come from? You might say, from God, well yes. But did you know that eternal salvation and eternal rewards come from different members of the Trinity?
  4. We’ll look at whether either can be lost
  5. What each is based on
  6. When each is given
  7. What’s required
  8. And this last one I threw in because there’s so much fear out there about the term “lukewarm Christian,” that I wanted to answer this and give you some encouragement. So I’ll end by addressing what will happen to lukewarm Christians?

Let’s start with the first key, the meaning of each.

Meaning: Eternal salvation simply means that you are saved from God’s judgment of sin and you are given everlasting life with God in heaven. It is called, “being saved.” Saved from what? Saved from God’s eternal judgment of sin. But God doesn’t just spare us from judgment. He also gives us everlasting life. Jesus said:

“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 KJV)

On the other hand, eternal rewards are the rights, privileges, glory, responsibilities and authority we will have in heaven. For example, Jesus said:

“And he that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.” (Revelation 2:26-27 KJV)

The Bible speaks in both the old and new testaments of Jesus ruling the nations with a rod of iron. But in this verse, who is the one ruling with a rod of iron? It is the person who overcomes and keeps Jesus’ works unto the end. In other words, Jesus delegates His authority to rule to those who have proven themselves faithful. So the right and privilege to rule with Jesus is an eternal reward that some will receive.

Notice that there are two conditions for receiving this eternal reward, this delegated authority: you must be one who has overcome and you must have kept Jesus’ works.  In 1 John 5:5, the Apostle John, who also wrote this verse in Revelation, defines what it means to overcome:

“Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:5 KJV)

An overcomer is simply someone who has placed their faith in Jesus to save them. It has to do with faith in Jesus. But the second condition, where it uses the phrase, “keepeth my works,” has to do with being found faithful, in other words, obedient to Christ, obeying His Words in how you live your life. When you obey Christ, there are rewards you will receive that go beyond merely being saved.

Another example of eternal rewards:

“… [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.(Revelation 20:4 KJV)

Jesus will allow faithful believers to reign with Him as an eternal reward.

How about glory? In our resurrected bodies, we will reflect the glory of God. But did you know that each person who is saved will reflect different levels of glory depending on how faithful they were? Daniel chapter 12:

“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:2-3 KJV)

In our eternal resurrected bodies, everyone who is resurrected because of faith in Jesus is saved, but some will shine brighter than others because they were more faithful in the way they lived their lives. And those that led many to righteousness will shine like the stars. This amount of glory we reflect will be an eternal reward and every saved person will have a different level of reflected glory depending on how faithful and obedient they were to Christ.

And then there are different crowns given for types of faithfulness.

“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:8 KJV)

So eternal rewards go beyond salvation and have to do with the rights, privileges, glory, responsibilities and authority we will have in heaven. Don’t settle for just being saved by the skin of your teeth. Set in order that which is still wanting in your life and finish the race. It’s not too late.

Key Differences: How about the key differences between salvation and eternal rewards?

The unique thing about salvation is that it is not a reward at all but a gift that cannot be earned.

“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.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV)

“For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 KJV)

Salvation is a free gift that is given by God through faith in Christ Jesus. Your good works, either before you are saved or after you are saved, have absolutely no bearing on your salvation. That’s because salvation is a free gift from God that cannot be earned.

Eternal rewards, on the other hand, have to be earned. Eternal rewards are what we earn because of our faithful service and obedience. You can’t get an eternal reward without faithful obedience. That’s why it’s so important to set in order that which is still wanting in your life and finish the race. Jesus gave examples of how we can earn rewards:

“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from their company], and shall reproach [you], and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward [is] great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.” (Luke 6:22-23 KJV)

“But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.” (Luke 6:35 KJV)

Jesus encourages us to strive to finish the race, to end well and to earn rewards that will not fade away. These rewards have nothing to do with salvation, but with the rights, privileges, glory, responsibilities and authority we will have in heaven.

From Whom: Now, let’s look at from whom eternal salvation and eternal rewards come from.

First, eternal salvation is a gift that comes from the Father. It comes through the Son but it’s not from the Son. The Holy spirit is also involved in salvation. For example, the regeneration of each believer is done by the Holy Spirit, but salvation itself doesn’t originate from the Holy Spirit. Salvation originates from the Father.

“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 KJV)

In this verse, we can see that it is the Father, giving His Son as a ransom for us to pay our debt of sin, so that we can have everlasting life. Salvation comes from the Father.

Jesus also says this in John chapter 6:

“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:38-40 KJV)

Was Jesus saying that dying on the cross was not His will? Yes. But that doesn’t mean He was opposed to it. It just means that it didn’t originate from Him. It was the will of the Father. Jesus said the same thing in the garden when He prayed:

“And He (Jesus) was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done. (Luke 22:41-42 KJV)

The Apostle Paul also credits salvation as coming from the Father in Ephesians chapter 1:

“Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath … chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, … He (the Father) hath made us accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:3-6 KJV)

Salvation comes from the Father.

On the other hand, eternal rewards come from the Son.

“And, behold, I (Jesus) come quickly; and My reward [is] with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Revelation 22:12 KJV)

“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.” (Matthew 16:27 KJV)

Can It Be Lost: Next, let’s examine the security of eternal salvation versus eternal rewards. Can either be lost?

For eternal salvation, no, you can never lose it. John chapter 5:

“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)

In this verse, Jesus promises that every single person who believes in Him has (present tense) everlasting life and shall not (future tense) come into condemnation. He said such a person is passed (present tense, meaning they’ve already passed) from death unto life. The ONLY conditions for eternal salvation in this verse are to hear Jesus’s Word and believe on Him for your salvation. Once you believe, you are immediately saved and can never lose it.

I have learned through experience that if you show this verse to someone who believes you can lose your salvation, that they will immediately ignore it and throw a different verse back at me, which they think proves their point that you can lose your salvation. That’s a very dishonest thing to do. Instead of investigating whether this verse is really saying what it clearly says, they instead ignore it and cherry pick other verses to support their own beliefs. God’s Word NEVER contradicts itself, so if it says something clearly even just one time, as it does in this verse, then that’s then end of the argument and any other verse that appears to contradict it must be examined in context to understand what that verse really means, because no verse of Scripture can contradict with another verse. So always start with clear verses like this one and build your understanding from there. And if you believe salvation can be lost, don’t send me 15 other verses that you think prove it. Prove it from this verse, because this verse is simple and clear.

This is a great verse to memorize, for it shows you can never lose your salvation and that salvation starts the moment you believe. There are many other verses just as clear. For example, the Apostle Peter talked about:

“an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:4-5 KJV)

If our eternal salvation is “incorruptible,” then it cannot be corrupted by you or anything else. It remains “undefiled” and it “fadeth not away.” Our salvation is “reserved” for us in heaven. Our salvation is NOT kept or preserved by our own walk of obedience, but as it says here, “by the power of God through faith.” It is God’s power that keeps us saved, not our own obedience.

The very moment we believe in Christ, God’s Holy Spirit comes to live inside us and we are sealed in His Spirit until the day of redemption, which is the day that God gives us our eternal bodies. This sealing of the Holy Spirit is so significant that Paul said it twice to the Ephesian church:

“… after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV)

“And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30 KJV)

How can we grieve the Holy Spirit? By sinning. So notice here that even if we are not obedient and we grieve the Holy Spirit, we remain sealed in the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption.

You can never, ever, ever lose your salvation.

But how about eternal rewards? Can they be lost? Yes. 1 Corinthians 3:

“If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” (1 Corinthians 3:14-15 KJV)

This verse is describing what will happen when believers appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ, just after the Rapture. Jesus will examine each of our lives and will reward each believer based on what he or she has done. This is not a judgment of sin in a believer’s life. Sin has already been dealt with at the cross. No sin will be mentioned at the Judgment Seat of Christ. This is a judgment of how well you served Christ in this life. Those who served well out of their faith will receive eternal rewards. Those who did not serve Christ faithfully will suffer loss of rewards that they could have had, had they been faithful. But notice that even the most unfaithful Christian will still be saved. This is not a judgment pertaining to salvation but for eternal rewards, and some who were not faithful will lose rewards. That’s why it’s important not just to be saved, but to finish well and obey Christ. How well you walk in obedience to God will result in eternal rewards.

Based On, When Given: Let’s look at these next two together. What is each based on and when is each given?

Salvation is based solely on our faith alone in Christ Jesus to save us, and it happens the moment you believe in Jesus.

“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.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV)

Our works, our obedience, play no role in eternal salvation.

“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)

We looked at this verse earlier, but notice that Jesus said the one who believes in Him HAS eternal life (present tense) and is already passed from death to life. Eternal salvation doesn’t happen when you die. God’s not waiting to make some final decision about whether you will be saved. Eternal salvation starts the moment you believe in Christ to save you.

Eternal rewards, on the other hand, are based on our works of faith, our obedience to Christ. Unlike eternal salvation, eternal rewards are not given the moment you believe. For believers in Christ who are saved before the Rapture, eternal rewards will be given immediately after the Rapture, at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

“For we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV)

Notice how these rewards are based solely on what we have done, on our works.

“If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” (1 Corinthians 3:14-15 KJV)

For Old Testament saints and tribulation saints, those saved after the Rapture during the 7-year tribulation, rewards will be given, not at the Judgment Seat of Christ, but when Christ returns to earth at the end of the 7-year tribulation.

“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.(Matthew 16:27 KJV)

So if you are watching this video after the Rapture has already happened, please know that it is still possible for you not only to be saved, but to have eternal rewards. It is still possible for you to end well. Your faith in Christ will save you and your obedience to God will earn eternal rewards. So finish your life well, no matter the cost.

What’s Required: How about what’s required of us for eternal salvation verses eternal rewards?

For eternal salvation, the only thing that is required is to believe in Jesus, that He is God’s Son who died on the cross to pay your debt of sin to God, and that He rose from the dead to show the eternal life that He has for you.

“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36 KJV)

Notice that eternal salvation is a one time occurrence that begins the moment you believe in Jesus. That very moment you have everlasting life.

On the other hand, what is required for eternal rewards is to abide in Christ daily. It’s ongoing.

Abide in Me (Jesus), and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me.” (John 15:4 KJV)

The word abide is present tense. It means to continually dwell with Jesus on an ongoing basis. It’s the idea of continually remaining in His presence each day, focusing on Him, loving Him, yielding yourself to Him and serving Him. It is walking with God in your daily life.

What Will Happen To Lukewarm Christians? And then finally, let’s look at what will happen to lukewarm Christians, those who have placed their faith in Christ but have not lived for Him. This is a person who has faith in Christ for salvation but who is still also living for this world. There is so much misunderstanding and fear in this word, “lukewarm,” that I wanted to end with it.

As far as eternal salvation is concerned, a lukewarm Christian will still be saved because you can never lose your salvation. Your lukewarmness has NOTHING to do with your eternal salvation and has absolutely NO IMPACT on it. That’s because salvation is a gift that is not based on our works.

“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.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV)

Now I know some will immediately point to Revelation 3, where Christ specifically condemns those who are lukewarm. I went through this in detail in another video, but let me summarize here. Let’s start with the verse where Christ is speaking to the church at Laodicea:

“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: … Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:16-17, 20 KJV)

Christ says that He will spew these people out of His mouth, which means they are not going to be saved in their present state. These verses are a picture of the end times apostate church. In these verses, we learn three things about these people:

  • First, they have shut Christ out of their church and out of their lives. Notice that Christ is on the outside, knocking on the door. They’ve locked Him out and He’s trying to get in. Christ is actually knocking on the door of His own church and they won’t let Him in.
  • Second, what does Christ say He will do if they open the door? He says He will come in to them, which means they don’t already have the abiding presence of Jesus inside them.
  • Third, how does Jesus describe them? As being wretched, miserable,  poor, blind and naked – words that are never used to describe believers.

In fact, what do we call people who have shut Christ out of their lives, have absolutely no indwelling presence of God, and in fact are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked? We call them unbelievers, unsaved. These are not saved Christians, even though they are gathering together as a church and they think they are saved. Perhaps you know of a church like this.

This is not a picture of a lukewarm Christian. A lukewarm Christian is more correctly described in 1 Corinthians 3:14, as someone who has placed their faith in Christ, has the indwelling Holy Spirit inside him or her, but has absolutely no good works to show for it at the Judgment Seat of Christ because they lived for this world instead of living for Christ.

“If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” (1 Corinthians 3:15 KJV)

Notice that this lukewarm Christian who has zero obedience, zero good works, is still saved. That’s because salvation cannot be lost, even if you are lukewarm. But we shouldn’t even imagine that this gives us the right to live however we please and be lukewam, because God’s is not mocked and a man soeth what he reaps. Therefore, this verse also says that such a lukewarm Christian will lose his or her eternal rewards, rewards that could have been earned had they been faithful. And it says that, even though they will still be saved, they will be saved “so as by fire.” This does not mean the torment of hell. It means regret: standing in front of the Lord and seeing how you wasted your life and seeing all the rewards that you could have had, had you been faithful.

While our obedience has no affect on salvation, it does have a tremendous affect on our eternal rewards. So choose to end well. Choose to not just be saved by the skin of your teeth, but to live for Christ and receive not only your eternal salvation but eternal rewards.

So, to sum up:

Eternal salvation means being saved from God’s judgment of sin, being given everlasting life as a gift, not earned. It comes from the Father and can never be lost, based solely on faith in Christ and is received the moment you believe in Jesus.

Eternal rewards are the rights, privileges, glory, responsibilities and authority we will have in heaven. They are what we earn because of our faithful service, our works and our obedience, awarded to us by Jesus, either at the Judgment Seat of Christ or at the Second Coming, for all those that abide in Him daily.

So I want to end this video as it started.

Jesus is coming very soon. Are you ready?

Be encouraged! It is not too late for you to end your life well.

His Word for you today is to set in order the things that are wanting in your life and your faith, and finish the race. Don’t lose heart. Don’t give up.

He wants to reward you. He wants you to experience that joy and hear those words,

“Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matthew 25:23 KJV)

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And above all, if you are not 100% sure that you are saved, that if you died today, God would welcome you into heaven, I urge you to make your commitment to Jesus secure right now. Here’s a prayer for salvation that you can pray. But keep in mind that a prayer does not save you. You are saved only when you place your trust in Jesus alone, believing in your heart that He died to pay your debt of sin to God and that He rose from the dead to show you the eternal life that He offers. This prayer, then, is just a way of formalizing that decision, putting a stake in the ground, saying that you are trusting in Him and never going back. If that’s what you would like to do, please pray with me:

“Lord, I have sinned and I need you to save me. I believe that Your Son Jesus died on the cross to pay for my sins and that He rose from the dead to show us the new eternal life You have for us. I believe solely in Jesus to save me, that He paid my debt of sin 100%. Please forgive my sins and save me now, Lord, according to your promises. In Jesus Name.”

If you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, know right now that you are eternally saved.


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