4th step of Salvation

Receive by Faith the life of Christ
: 4 R's  of Salvation

 The most supernatural miracle that God does in this world is to radically transform the life of an individual, who repents of their sins and gives the control of their will and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. 

I meet a lot of individuals in the community who are trying to reach out to God in religious activities and acts of charity believing that their works will make them acceptable to God. On the other hand, God is reaching down to man and telling them: “Their heart is deceitful above all thing and desperately wicked, who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)”

Therefore, it takes a supernatural life in order for someone to enter into heaven. Jesus said: “…Except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God (John 3:3)” Jesus is speaking of a new supernatural life.  If a person doesn’t have a supernatural life they will never get into heaven.

When God looks into our heart this is what He sees: "For from within, out of the heart of man, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, intense sexual thoughts, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man (Mark 7:21-23). 

 It is the gospel which is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). Therefore, the gospel is believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  He arose from the dead and conquered sin, Satan, and  death.  As my substitute.  He took my sin, shame, suffering, and deserved punishment. God spared not His own Son, but gave His best for the worst.  I realize that it was my sin that was the reason that He died.

Therefore, I must repent of my sins and believe that he died personally for me. Your faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ will release the power of God and you will experience a supernatural birth called the new birth from above (John 3:6-12). The end result will be both eternal life and an abundant life.

 IV. Supernatural Miracle of a new life is by faith

      A. Illustrated in the Old Testament

            1. Their faith nullified death

            2. Their faith gave new life

            3. Their faith released the power of God

 In the Old Testament God gives an illustration regarding putting our faith in the Cross and what was accomplished at Calvary that is found in Number 21:1-9. The Israelites were murmuring and complaining in addition to challenging His authority. Therefore, He sent snakes into their midst, who were biting them and many died.   They asked Moses to pray to God for which He did and the Lord told Moses to make a bronze serpent and place it on a pole and everyone who looked at that bronze serpent in faith would be healed of their snake bite.

 That sounds illogical and unrealistic. The miracle took place because they believed what God told them to do. Faith respect what God says and expects Him to do what He says. Faith focuses on the object of your faith. In their case they focus on the bronze serpent that represent judgment (John 3:14).

Their faith in what God said and their focus on the bronze serpent released the power of God and they were healed. Likewise, we must believe what God says about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and we focus on the object of our faith, which is the Lord Jesus Christ and our faith releases the power of God and we receive a new birth, a supernatural birth! Our faith honor God. We must confess Jesus as our Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead.

 "That if you confess Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved." (Romans 10:9) The greatest promise in the Bible says: "For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord he shall be saved!" (Romans 10:13)

V. Supernatural Miracle of a new life by prayer

        A. Prayer of repentance

        B. Prayer of surrender

        C. Prayer in faith

 Please pray this prayer:  Dear Lord Jesus thank you for dying on the Cross for me;  I know that you died because of my sins,  please forgive me of all my sins and I invite you to come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior.  I surrender my heart and life to you. Thank you for forgiving me of all sins. Thank you for coming into my heart in Jesus Name I pray!

Respect what God says and expect Him to do it.

Please contact us and share with us your decision. You need to get into a church and get baptize. Your baptism is the proof that you really trusted the Lord as your Savior. I encourage you to read the book of John three times and focus on Jesus.

When I did that I suddenly realized that Jesus was like God and God was like Jesus. God revealed Himself fully in Jesus Christ (read John 3:16, 18, and 36; John 5:24; 6:37; 10:27-30).  Praise the Lord for your salvation!   Let us rejoice with you!


Chaplain Bill W. Smith (now retired)
(423) 653-6701)         















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