Salvation prayer

Do you want to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour and enter a living relationship with Him? We encourage you to pray this prayer:

 

Lord Jesus, thank you for loving me and dying on the cross to pay the price for my sin. I believe You are the Son of God, my Saviour. I receive the forgiveness Your blood bought for me. Thank you that I don’t have to live my life without You anymore. You live in my heart through the Holy Spirit. Because of Your finished work on the cross I have an abundant and eternal life from today and into heaven. Thank you, Father, that I am now Your beloved child. Amen.

 

You are now God’s child! Read these Scriptures to be sure that you are saved: John 1:12 – those who believe in Him, are His children, 1 John 5:12-13 – you can know that you have eternal life, John 10:27-28 – no one can snatch you out of His hand.

Knowledge and faith

There is a wealth of knowledge in the Body of Christ today. Yet with all this truth available to God’s people I have noticed something very concerning; about 99% of the prayer requests I receive and the counseling sessions I am involved in has to do with people wanting God to intervene in their outward circumstances.

But “God moving” is not scriptural for the New Testament believer! This might come as a shock to you, but God has done all that needs to be done through the finished work of Jesus.

God finished with the punishment of sin at the Cross. He reconciled us with Him, took away our punishment, pain, sickness and eternal damnation. In Christ God qualified us for every single blessing and promise He’s ever made. It is a done deal.
 
Yet all this information has not led to a better quality of life for the believer! Christians feel that God has let them down, because; “why don’t we see His promises put into action in our lives.”
 
The trouble is that even though we are under the New Covenant, we are still trying to relate to God in an Old Covenant manner. We want to DO something to get Him to do something. Or we keep on begging Him to do something He’s already authorised us to do ourselves.
 
I believe the way to seeing the promises manifest lies with our heart.
 
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (Proverbs 4:23, NLT)
 
What happens in your heart determines your behaviour and ultimately your destiny! It determines the very outcome of your life. Everything we experience in life (other than what other people do TO us) comes directly out of our hearts.
 
Head knowledge alone doesn’t change our lives. We have to believe the truth in our hearts. What do you believe in your heart today about what Jesus has done for you?

Originally published 6 June 2017

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Norman Clack
norman@rhemawest.co.za

Pastor Norman is known for the passionate and humorous way he exhorts and encourages people with his preaching. He is a visionary leader passionate about seeing lost people saved. He heads up the Sons of Promise Men’s ministry and drives our life group movement.