How Can You Know Jesus?
First, recognize that you are a sinner and powerless over your own life.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
Recognize you are not able to save yourself from death.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Know Jesus can save you because He was God, but also man and He walked this earth and then died for you.
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6
Jesus died, despite the fact His life was completely perfect. There was no earthly reason for Him to die, other than He loves you so much He died so you might have life.
“But God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ dies for us.” Romans 5:8
The life Jesus died for is your soul – your eternal life. We are either going to heaven or hell when we die. We will all stand before God as our judge.
The only way we can be allowed into heaven is if we have been completely cleansed by the blood Christ shed on the cross. God cannot allow sin of any kind into heaven. He is not being mean; He is being a fair judge. He gives each of us the choice and free will to choose Him or not because a relationship is only loving when we have a choice. If we were forced to love Him and follow Him it would not be loving, but a dictatorship.
So, today you have a choice. Do you believe you have sinned? (I know I have.) Do you believe Jesus came and then died for your sins, and after a horrific death on a cross, He overcame death by rising again on the third day?
Romans 10:9-10 says: “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
It is not one exact prayer, but heartfelt confession and admission of your need for salvation as just stated in Romans 10.
Are you a sinner? Do you recognize your need for and want forgiveness? Do you believe Jesus died on the cross and rose again? Are you willing to surrender your life to Christ? If so, you can pray this prayer, or your own honest prayer to God confessing and believing as Romans 10 states, and begin a new life with Jesus.
I know I am a sinner and have made mistakes. I recognize I am not able to save myself from eternal death. I believe you sent Jesus, and He walked this earth fully man and fully God, and then He died on the cross and shed His blood for my sins.
I believe You then raised Jesus from the dead so I can spend eternity with You. Thank you for saving me and for loving me enough to send Jesus to die for me.
In Jesus Name,
If you just prayed this prayer congratulations! You have a new life in Christ! Reach out to a Bible believing church and share your decision and ask for someone to disciple you. You are welcome to check out the online campus of my church at https://livingproof.co/online/.