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THE MOST IMPORTANT SINGLE THING IN YOUR LIFE
The most important single thing you can do in your life is to establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, in which He is your personal Lord and Saviour, and you are His trusting follower. If you do this one thing, you will find joy and happiness now and forever. If you do not do this one thing, you will continue to deprive yourself of the many blessings God has intended for you to receive. If you have not yet accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour, you can do so now, on this page.
MOST OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JESUS CAN BE FOUND IN THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. These are the four Gospels, which are four independent reports of the ministry of Jesus Christ on earth. These four books contain almost all of the known words spoken by Jesus to His disciples. His words are the solid foundation of our faith in Him. You can read and download these words, plus all other information you really need about Jesus, in The King James Bible Clarified New Testament, located here: http://www.patriot.net/users/bmcgin/kjcnt11.txt
The Bible says, "faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17) The New Testament contains the word of God you need to hear to have faith in Jesus Christ. So please download kjcnt11.txt right now, so you will have it safe at hand. The best introduction to Jesus is found in the third book, the The Gospel According To Luke, which can also be found separately at http://patriot.net/users/bmcgin/lukekjc.txt.
When you have done these three things, you have established your relationship with Jesus Christ! You will be a Born-Again Christian!
1. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOUR
First, you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. You turn your entire life over to Him, and you agree to follow Him as He leads you. You need to speak these things directly to Jesus with your lips, not just think them in your mind. At this point, you are a Christian, and you are "saved." (See John 3:16, Romans 10:9)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (KJV) "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9 (KJV)
2. RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT
Then, you ask Jesus to fill you completely with His Holy Spirit, saturating your entire being with Himself. He will do this, and when He does, you are "born again." Being "born again" means that you have received the gift of the Holy Spirit, which has now taken over your life. Your old life is over; your new life is here. You will know it when this happens. (See John 20:22; John 3:7; 1 Peter 1:23)
"And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:" John 20:22 (KJV) "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." John 3:7 (KJV) "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." 1 Peter 1:23 (KJV)3. REPENT AND FORGIVE
Once the Holy Spirit is within you, He will let you see your previous sins clearly, so you can repent of them. You will be ashamed of them, and glad to get rid of them. As you repent of them and turn away from them, He will forgive you of each one. At the same time, He will ask you to forgive everyone who has ever harmed or offended you in any way. These two things always go together: He forgives you as you forgive others. (See Luke 13:5, Matthew 6:14-15)
"I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Luke 13:5 (KJV) "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matthew 6:14-15 (KJV)
IF YOU ARE READY, HERE IS THE PRAYER (Now with MP3 audio reading)
If you are ready to accept Jesus now, here are the words you can use:
you must agree with these words and say them sincerely, from your heart.
Be consciously aware that you are seeking Him, trying and intending to
speak directly to Him. Don't say these words to Him unless you mean them.
"Lord Jesus, I give myself to You, for You to be my only Lord and
Saviour. I renounce and repudiate all other loyalties, and
I desire no other Lord but You. Please come into me and
take control of my life. Mold me to Your will and to Your
use. I ask that You drive out all other spirits which conflict
with You in any way. I want to belong only to You, to be subject
only to You. I make this prayer to You, in Your name, the name of
If you truly mean these words sincerely, you will not need to repeat them very many times before you will have a dramatic reaction! The Lord Jesus WILL accept you, and He will enter into you and take control of your life. This event is called "receiving the Holy Spirit," and you will know it when it happens.
After this happens to you . . .
First, your dominant emotion will immediately become love for all people. You will be at peace with God and the Universe. Nothing will bother you. You have Jesus: He has you. Everything else is secondary.
"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 (KJV)Other people will notice differences, too. The Apostle Paul prepared a list of characteristics of the old life in the flesh vs. the new life in Jesus:
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:19-23 (NASB)
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