what you must do in order to be saved
by Friday Okoh
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Topic: What you must do in order to be saved
Text:(John 3:3) "Except a man be born again, he cannot see Kingdom of God ".
Memory Verse:( Acts 2:38)"Then peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost".
In the beginning of the Old Testament, tells us on how we became bondage in sin (Gen 3:1-24). As a result of man disobedience in the garden of Eden. The Bible tells us that there was a particular fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which God told man not to eat from. But, Eve and Adam ate out of it by yielding to Satan manipulations. And immediately they completed taking it, they were disconnected from God (Gen 3:2-6). And as a result of that; sin expressly came into this world we living in. That was how Satan succeeded in separating man from God and God from man. And also made God to curse man. And following the principle of transference of spirits, Adam and Eve being the first man and woman on earth, whose channel every human being came out from .Sins where equally transferred to all human beings that are born by a woman on earth. That is why the book of Romans 3:23, keep telling us that, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". And God also tells us that the penalty of sin is death (Ezek 18:4; Rom 6:23; Rev 20:15). And in Hebrew 9:27, the Holy Bible is telling us that, "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this judgment". Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Your religion cannot save you from this sin. But you can only be justified by the grace of God, through faith; to have the redemption that is in Christ Jesus whom became an atonement by his blood which was shed on the Cross of Calvary(Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 2:8-9).
WHAT TO DO IN ORDER TO BE SAVED?
What to do in order to be saved is the most important question one should ask oneself or to God here on earth; just like the question Nicodemus asked our Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible had it that in the book of John 3:1-6, that, "There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto Him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher came from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto Him, how can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his motherís womb, and be born? ĎJesus answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of Godí "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit". Being born gain simply means as you were born into this world through a natural process; so you have to undergo a spiritual process of re-birth. So that, the Holy Spirit can come and dwell inside you (Romans 8:9). Believe from your heart that Lord Jesus Christ came and died for you on the cross of Calvary for your sins. Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy spirit. What the Bible teaches on the issue of baptism is crystal clear . In Matthew 28:19, Jesus said "Go ye in to all world making disciples of all nation, baptizing in the name of the father, of the son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you". Now we know in plain English that father is not a name, but a title given to a man with children. Son is not a name but a title given to a male child in the family (and Jesus Christ is the Son of God). Godís first male child, because there are other sons of God. Spirit is not a name but a title, and because God is Holy, we call Him Holy Spirit. In the first instance, God who is a Spirit is Holy, so God and the Holy Spirit are one and the same. That same God is in his son, Jesus, making the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, one God. My main emphasis is the name. What is the fatherís name? What is the Sonís name? What is the Holy Ghostís name? Baptize in that name. After that commandment, He instructed them also in Luke 24:1 Ė 53, that, they should tarry in the city of Jerusalem until they are endued with power. It was on Pentecost day that the Holy Ghost, which is that power, then came. Apostle Peter was in the Spirit and he also picked up the correct vision of baptizing name. And immediately Peter stood up and told the multitude; in Acts 2:38 "Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus ChristÖ". Meaning that the name, "Jesus Christ is the revelation name of the father, the Son and the Holy Ghost; to us. Apostle Peter whom was then the head of all the Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ when He was on earth; was the first mankind to pick up the revelational name for correct water baptizing(Acts2:38). "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38). "You can clearly see now that the name of the father, the son and the Holy Spirit as stated in (Matthew 28:19) is Jesus Christ. The father ,the son and the Holy Spirit are titles or offices of our Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:9; I Tim. 3:16; Rev 1:8; Acts 4:12; Luke 10:22; I John 2:12). After repentance, your baptism must be done by immersion only in the name of Jesus Christ for your sins to be remitted (Colossians 3:17; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:5, 12-17; Acts 10:43, 48; Acts 19:1-16; Acts 22:16; Colossians 2:16-17; Galatians 3:27; Luke 24: 27; I Cor 6:9-11; I John 2:12; John 5:43; John 17:6; Romans 6:3-5).That is what you need to do in order to be saved. Donít forget Romans 6:23 tells us, that, "for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord".
FEW ABSTRACT OF CORRECT BAPTIZING AS RECORDED IN THE BIBLE :
1. Apostle Peter, the second in command to our Lord Jesus Christ when He Jesus was on earth physically; baptized people in the name of Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38; Acts 10:44-48). So , we should endeavour to follow what lord Jesus Christ taught him or pass unto him via inspiration of His Holy Ghost after He went back to His throne in heaven.
2. Ananias baptized Apostle Paul, whom was the first Apostle of God to the Gentiles (2 Tim. 1:11), in the name of Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 22:12-16).
3. Apostle Paul, the first Apostle to the gentiles (that is non -Jews "Israelites" origin by birth) all Countries worldwide that are not Israel. Baptized people whom he ministered unto in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 19:1-6); Just as he was taught/revealed unto him via the Holy Ghost of our Lord Jesus Christ.
4. Philip the great evangelist baptized the Ethiopian eunuch (from Africa) by immersion only and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 8:34-39).
THINGS TO AVOID:
1. Infant baptism should not be allowed "our Saviour Lord Jesus Christ was not baptized as an infant or baby". Also, infants or babies can not differentiate what is sin and what is not a sin.
2. Sprinkling of water upon oneís head should be avoided. correct baptism is only done by immersion only (Acts 22:12-16).
3. Prolonged baptized class should be avoided. One hour or a day is enough for baptismal teaching or preaching. And if any counselee accepts to repent, then baptizing of such a person should be done as quickly as possible without delay.
4. Earthly practice of baptism certificate issuing should be avoided, because any baptism that is done properly is videoed/ recorded directly from heaven.
5. Baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Ghost pronouncement titles should be avoided but in the name of JESUS CHRIST(just once).
a. The father name is Jesus (John 17:6; Acts 4:12).
b. The Son name is Jesus (Matthew 1:21; John 14:6).
c. The Holy Ghost name is Jesus (John 14:26; John 20:22).
Lastly, the Holy Bible tells us in the book of Philippians 2:10, that, "that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father". So ,in line with the stated Scripture, if you sincerely want Satan to bow to you and your sins to be wipe off and also you sincerely wants to received Holy Ghost and for every gifts God has deposited upon your person to manifest. And if you sincerely wish to make heaven; embrace Lord Jesus Christ completely throughout your life here on earth. And also baptized in His name (Jesus Christ). For Acts 4:12, is still yelling us, "Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved".
Finally, in conducting deliverance, we uses "Jesus name" to cast out demons. If you say, I cast out demons in Godís name, or any angel name or any human being name or any pastor's name or your own personal name: there would be no responds. Satan and cohorts only recognized just one name ;which they also fears greatly . That man is Jesus Christ/Holy Ghost fire of Lord Jesus Christ /and blood of our Jesus Christ.
JESUS IS LORD
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