Within a 3-chapter
discussion (Romans 9,10,11), we are told how to personally receive the
Lord Jesus Christ:
"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 to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to
salvation" (Romans 10:9-10). We are to BELIEVE in
The Bible says in Romans 10:13, "Whoever calls
on the Name of the Lord shall be saved." In coming to
Him (truly giving ourselves to Him), we are saved.
Also in that context
is Romans 10:17, where it says "Faith comes by
hearing and hearing by the Word of God." We study the Bible, the Word of God, to
learn about Jesus.
The most famous verse on salvation is
John 3:16 -
"For God so loved the world that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish
but have everlasting life."
Salvation is having
faith in Jesus Christ. In a great chapter on faith (Hebrews 11:1 and forward) we
learn "Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen." "Faith" itself is
evidence that we now belong to Him. Jesus is the "Author" of our faith (Hebrews 12:3).
Pray this prayer:
Father, I come to
you right now, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I need You, Lord. I am so
tired. I have sinned, Lord, and my sins are before
me. I cannot bear them, and I give myself to You, Who died
for my sins and for me. I am Yours, Lord, and You are mine. I
surrender my life to You, my Savior. I receive You now into my
heart and life. In Jesus Name.
Let us know your
decision; tell us the good news.
Christ is praying for you that the Holy Spirit will fill you and
help you. Jesus said, "I
will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He
may abide with you forever, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world it
neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with
you and will be in you"
the Bible and pray for understanding: "Be diligent
to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to
be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth"
(2 Timothy 2:15).
Write to us and share
how you came to the Lord and what the Lord is doing in your life by
email or postal mail to:
Friday Study Ministries
PO Box 8302,
Long Beach, CA
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