You are on the Earth right now but you will go the way off all flesh, the grave. You do not have a choice and you cannot name one man that lived forever. You cannot name any other who died for your sins beside Jesus Christ. You can name mens accomplishments and world religions and debate it in your mind with their plethora of teachings but there is noone as unique as Jesus. When you need a hero, make sure you have the right one.
John 16:8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment
Men try to sway us with fine sounding arguments because they are carnal and not walking with God. They think they are doing God a service by preaching a message that the Holy Spirit is not speaking. The Holy Spirit is not a robot, He is a person. Every spirit is a person. God will speak to your heart and bring conviction and give you revelations about your life through your experiences that no man could. You do not want to be a false convert that buys a sales pitch because this will not change your life.
The Gospel of Salvation
God is not making this complicated. Jesus is the only scapegoat for us in this life. We must realize that we are all sinners with deceitfully wicked hearts. To deny this is to deny our own reality and experiences and that is silly.
There is no other name under heaven besides Jesus which can save us. It's a free gift. God is good. Jesus died for you. Even if you feel like a nobody and nobody sees you, God sees you. He has a plan for your life. I don't know what it is because I don't know you and I'm not God but he gives hope and a future.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, (NKJV)
Jesus came in the flesh and did all the work for us. He did this for us and we did not deserve it. You can not earn eternal life. You do not get eternal life by going to church. We are not perfect people. You have to believe it.
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (NKJV)
When God deals with your heart you will know because only he can draw you to him. The power of life and death are in the tongue. Jesus spoke words that are spirit and truth. When you speak you can wound or heal people. This is why you must use your mouth.
Romans 10:9 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. (NKJV)
If today you hear his voice do not harden your heart. God wants to save you and change your life. He did not die as a man so that he could kick you to the curb. He came to give you love, peace, joy and hope. We only seem to realize this until we ruin our life!
Prayer of Salvation
When the Holy Spirit deals with your heart and you believe you can pray something like below. You might feel His presence and you might not. It is up to God. Our feelings are not the judge of truth. You will encounter God if you walk with him. He is better than life.
Dear God, I believe Jesus came in the flesh and lived a sinless life to pay for my sins. I believe he died on the cross and rose again on the third day. I believe he is the way, the truth and the life. I surrender my life to him and I want to live for him. Help me do this and send people in my life so I know what to do next. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Once you are born-again you are saved for eternity. The Holy Spirit has sealed you. It's important to live a good life because we represent Jesus to others. It is hard to be a Christian and we are rejected a lot. If we are saved and keep doing bad things we will get bad things in life and suffer loss of rewards in heaven even though we just make it. If we do good and love people we will get rewards on earth and in heaven forever.
Remember that you are not earning your salvation. You are not earning Gods love. Like a good father he rewards children that do good. He puts the naughty ones in timeouts as long as they want. He loves both of his children and he is happiest when both do good. This is up to you.
Holy Spirit and Tongues
You should ask for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. You are here to walk with God and with power. The most important thing you do as a Christian is praying. God wants to give you the gift of speaking in tongues because it's easy to get and prayer is your life.
Luke 11:11-13 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
I received the gift when I was a little boy. My sister and I asked for it in my basement and received it the next day. I didn't feel anything but I was reminded of what I asked for in the morning and I just spoke. We could speak in a different dialect and language without thinking about it even though we do not know what we are saying.
My daughter and niece received it simply by asking. The reason people do not receive it is because they complicate it and they are not like children!
Mark 16:17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
God will not posess you. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. You move your mouth and the words and sounds will come out. It's very simple. Denominations and people in bondage tell you not to speak in it. Don't listen to them. Don't listen to Bible debaters. Listen to God.
Keep it simple. God loves you and since you tongue has the power of life and death, how much more a heavenly language?
Enjoy Your Life
Enjoy your freedom and new life in Jesus. You are made to love your God and your friends. Ask him for great things. Make your life an adventure and listen to God even if things don't make sense.
God will never fail you. He is faithful even if we are faithless. That's why we need a savior. He will never drive you away. Blessings will chase you when you chase God. You are not supposed to strive in your own strength.
Jesus loves you.