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.

Tinted Glasses

Through what glasses do you read the Bible? Do you read it through lenses that see obligations or that see blessings? Do you approach the Scriptures as a slave or as a son and daughter of God? The proverbial ‘glasses’ you wear will determine how you interpret the Scriptures.

Galatians 4:4-7 (NKJV)
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
 
The difference the Cross makes is that you can come to the Scriptures as a son or daughter of God. A slave lives under obligation. A slave comes to the house to work, to serve and to obey instructions; not to receive love or any other benefit. They aren’t there for relationship but to receive commands from a master.
 
When a child comes into the house they are free to go into any room. They can eat food straight from the fridge and cuddle up next to their parent on the couch. They don’t need an appointment to see the master of the house. They are free to chat to him or her any time.
 
Because of what Christ Jesus accomplished on the Cross you have been made a fully accepted child of God. You are no longer a slave but a child. And because you are a child, you are also an heir of God through Christ. An heir has an inheritance! The benefits of this include (among other things) freedom; that you can call the Almighty God ‘Father’; that He heals all your diseases and forgives all you iniquities (Psalm 103:1-3).
 
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law. He became a curse so that we can have the blessing. His grace has bestowed this wonderful inheritance on us. What joy to be loved by Him!

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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.