How To Become A Christian
Matthew 18: 1 ~ 7
" At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying,
Who is the greatest in The Kingdom of Heaven?
And Jesus called a little child unto Him,
and set him in the midst of them,
And said, Verily I say unto you,
Except ye be converted, and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into The Kingdom of Heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,
the same is greatest in The Kingdom of Heaven.
And whoso shall receive one such little child in My name receiveth Me.
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me,
it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
and that he were drowned in the depth of the Sea.
Woe unto the world because of offences!
for it must needs be that offences come;
but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! "
John 3: 1 ~ 6
" There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto Him,
Rabbi, we know that Thou art a teacher come from God:
for no man can do these miracles that Thou doest,
except God be with him.
Jesus answered and said unto him,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again,
he cannot see The Kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto Him,
How can a man be born when he is old?
can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of water and of The Spirit,
he cannot enter into The Kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. "
I'm happy you came by to see what I've placed on this page regarding how to become a Christian. Eternity. Since that is a very long time for us to spend somewhere, Jesus Christ spent much of His time focusing on it, teaching all people about God's love and plan for their soul. As you read the following, should you start to cry or feel different in your mind and emotions, I encourage you to just let go and let God's Holy Spirit have full sway. He doesn't hurt us nor place us into harm's way. His Divine Love is only good for us, and will bring us into what He knows is best.
You shall never go wrong;
You shall never lose out,
when you give yourself over to Him and just do what He says.
He has made provision for every single thing that we shall ever deal with in this life.
He has not left man to chance nor to happenstance or fate.
You ~ have a God-given Destiny.
Drawing near to Him and coming to terms with Him and your self,
you shall find out what that is.
And always remember,
God's Holy Spirit shall never guide you against His written Word.
His Spirit shall always guide you
in accord with Christ's teachings while exalting Christ Himself.
The central theme of the Bible is God's Love (Divinity) for you and for all people.
This Love was revealed when Jesus Christ, The Son of God, The Saviour of the world came.
Here He was Divine and human, feeling the tugs of both upon Him, i.e.:
Hebrews 4: 14 ~ 16
" Seeing then that we have a Great High Priest,
that is passed into the Heavens, Jesus The Son of God,
let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an High Priest
which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted like as we are,
yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto The Throne of Grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need. "
He, with a Divine Mission to the world to Redeem and Restore;
humanity back to the first state of
'relationship with God'
once held by Adam and Eve before they sinned.
Holy living and feeling.
Thus, experiencing 'pure fellowship daily with God Himself'.
What Jesus Christ experienced is not wasted when we each believe and follow Him and His teachings day-by-day. His Pure Blood purchased forgiveness for us, as He shed it on that cross and as we believe and repent of all our sins. This is His gift of Love from The Father, to all of us. 'Whosoever will..let him come...'
We cannot earn His Love by what we do. We merely believe and thankfully receive Him and His Word into our hearts and lives. Living as such for Him to be seen in us.
He paid the penalty for our sins so we won't have to.
Hebrews 9: 22 ~ 28
" And almost all things are by the law purged with blood;
and without shedding of Blood is no Remission (forgiveness).
It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things
in the Heavens should be Purified with these;
but The Heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands,
which are the figures of The True;
but into Heaven itself,
now to appear in The Presence of God for us:
Nor yet that He should offer Himself often,
as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world:
but now once in the end of the world
hath He appeared to put away sin By the Sacrifice of Himself.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die,
but after this The Judgment:
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many;
and unto them that look for Him shall He appear
the second time without sin unto Salvation. "
Now we can ~ know for sure what will become of us when we die. He gives us clarity on what He sees as right from wrong; acceptable in His sight, or being rejected by Him ~ as we feed at His feet reading His Divine Word. His Word is Spirit; His Word is Truth; His Word is Sure; His Word is Steadfast; His Word is Life to your soul and lifestyle as it is embraced and followed. Christ Himself is ~ The Literal Word of God (Gospel of John 1: 1, 14); He is The Written Word of God; He is The Spoken Word of God. In Christ, you have everything!
The word Gospel simply means 'Good News'. This is because of what Christ has done and because He is...The Way (when there seems to be none), The Truth, (when you are confused in mind and tossed in emotions), and The Life, (The One Who stabilizes us in the midst of whatever circumstance we find our self in). Nonetheless ~ ~ all these things cannot be yours unless you willingly believe and accept them. God requires an individual response from you. The following verses from the Bible show God's part and yours in this process.
Philippians 2: 5 ~ 11
" Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
But made Himself of no reputation,
and took upon Him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man,
He humbled Himself, (by obedience to The Father God)
and became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him,
and given Him a Name which is above every name:
That at The Name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in Heaven,
and things in earth,
and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to The Glory of God The Father. "
Sin Has A Penalty: 2 Corinthians 5: 10 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.
Christ Has Paid Our Penalty: 2 Corinthians 5: 21 For He (God, the Father) hath made Him (Jesus Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the Righteousness of God in Him.
Christ Is At Your Heart's Door: Revelation 3: 20, 21 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: (your heart) 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. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My Throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His Throne.
You Must Receive Him: Revelation 22: 12 ~ 17 And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I AM Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End, The First and The Last. Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to The Tree of Life, and may enter in through The Gates into the City. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent Mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I AM The Root and The Offspring of David, and The Bright and Morning Star. And The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take The Water of Life freely.
When you receive Jesus Christ into your heart, you become a child of God and have the privilege of talking to Him in prayer at any time about anything. Through Him, you have direct access to The Heavenly Father. Jesus said, 'I AM The Door to the sheepfold...', 'I AM The Resurrection and The Life...', 'I AM The Good Shepherd which giveth His life for the sheep...' Through His Blood we receive forgiveness of our sins.
Romans 3: 23 ~ 26 For all have sinned, and come short of The Glory of God; Being justified freely by His Grace through The Redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a Propitiation (the substitute, the Sacrifice, the offering up for our sins) through Faith in His Blood, to declare His Righteousness for the Remission (forgiveness) of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time His Righteousness: that He might be just, and The Justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Romans 5: 8, 9 But God commendeth His Love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now Justified by His Blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Hebrews 9: 11 ~ 14 But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect Tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, (as under the old law, used to offer up without spot or blemish, for the sins of the people to be taken away and forgiven) but by His own blood He entered in once into The Holy place, having obtained Eternal Redemption for us.
For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall The Blood of Christ, who through The Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, (pure and without sinfulness) purge your conscience from dead works to serve The Living God?
Now for you to pray ..... Believing in Him and His Word; caring about what He thinks of you; how He reacts and responds to you, knowing you very well.
Pray .... truly sorry for all your past sins, with a heart and mind that is willing to draw near to Him in daily prayer.
Pray .... coming to Him just as you are; willing to sit at His feet each day, soaking up His Word of Life into your innermost being. He wants to be Lord (grk. 'chief controller, Master) over you.
With Him in control, you can trust Him and His will to evolve in and through you in your life. :)
It is so much easier just to 'follow Him'.
In your Bible reading, I encourage you to first read The Gospel of John. This Book in The New Testament is known as the soul-winning Book of The Bible. Jesus reveals Himself there as THE Great I AM. After this, I encourage you to daily sit with Him in His Word, reading it slow in deep thought, applying it to your self. New Testament is easier for new Christians to read, at the first. You'll find God hasn't made it hard to understand at all, if we are open to Him. :)
Translation of The Bible to read? ~ I encourage reading the original King James Version Red-Letter Edition. (red-letters in The Gospels is where Jesus Himself is speaking to us)
Next to this translation, two other Bible translations many benefit from are:
The New King James Version of The Spirit-Filled Life Bible; And, The King James Version of The Amplified Bible.
As you read, picture what you are reading, as you follow Jesus in The Gospels, seeing and hearing what He was and taught to the people wherever He went. He didn't show partiality. He still doesn't. What He did for humanity is available for all. Yes, He has done His part. Now, it is up to us to take our self by the scruff of the neck, assume responsibility for our own life and actions; embrace doing things His way. Herein, is our Divine Wisdom and Knowledge; alongside safety, peace, fulfillment and well-being. His Love is unconditional. We show Him our love and sincerity by merely taking into account what He wants by doing it.
If you've prayed in repentance already, and received Christ, I welcome you into a huge family; The Family of God! Hallelujah! Be sure to share your experience and Christ's love with others. We are all called to witness for Christ for the saving of other souls. Care about their soul as you do your own. :)
Being 'born again of The Spirit' :
John 15: (Jesus said to us) 26. But when The Comforter (The Holy Spirit) is come, Whom I will send unto you from The Father, even The Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from The Father, He shall testify of Me:.... And,
Mark 16: 15 ~ 20 And He (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach The Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. See Acts Chapters 2, 10 and 19
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (by The Holy Ghost they spoke in His Heavenly pronounced language they had not had teaching in)
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
So then after The Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into Heaven, and sat on The Right Hand of God.
(see Luke Chapter 1 also) And they went forth, and preached every where, The Lord working with them, and confirming The Word with signs following.
(see the Book of Acts, Baptizing (grk. 'to submerge, dip under, be fully wet, immerse') them in The Name of Jesus Christ.)
Luke 9: 23 ~ 26 And He (Jesus) said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for My sake, the same shall save it.
For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words, of him shall The Son of man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own Glory, and in His Father's, and of The Holy Angels.
Matthew 10: 28 ~ 40 (Jesus said) And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in Heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in Heaven.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.
He that receiveth you receiveth Me, and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me.
Dear Soul, I pray for you right now, right here......
May you become rooted and grounded in your 'relationship with Jesus Christ'.
May you, as I, day-by-day know and feel HIS Love for YOU!
I pray these things in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ;
That you shall show Him your love...
by following His teachings one day at a time,
growing strong in the Lord and becoming His hand extended to other souls. Amen! (so be it)
God is so very good and kind all the time! Enjoy Him.
Treat Him as your 'daily Heaven-Filled Treasure'.
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