Through Oral Roberts Ministries we have seen countless great and powerful miracles, but the greatest miracle we’ve ever witnessed is God saving a person’s soul. Yes, salvation is the greatest miracle of all and it can be yours. Here, in four steps, is how you can be saved:
Step 1: Come to Jesus
Maybe you’ve been feeling the need to turn toward Jesus and salvation, but you’ve held back, thinking, I’m not good enough. I can’t live a good enough life.
Not one of us could ever make ourselves become “good enough” to meet Jesus. But Jesus isn’t looking for us to be good enough; He only wants us to come to Him, just as we are, with all our flaws and imperfections. Jesus is able, once and forever, to save everyone who comes to God through him (Hebrews 7:25 NLT). Everyone, not just the good and perfect.
Second Corinthians 5:17 KJV tells us that
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
We bring God our damaged goods—our lives—and through His mercy and goodness we can become new creations, with our pasts left behind.
Step 2: Repent of Your Sins
The second step to salvation is to repent of your sins, but it goes beyond asking for God’s forgiveness. When you repent, you are sorry for your sins and recognize how your sins have kept you from the abundant life God wants for you. You realize that without Christ in your life, you are lost.
Repentance is made up of three changes:
A change of mind
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is (Romans 12:2 NLT).
A change of heart
Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit (Ezekiel 18:31 NIV).
A change of living
God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him (Philippians 2:13 NLT).
Come to God humbly and confess your need of forgiveness. God’s Word says that if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong (I John 1:9 NLT).
Step 3: Believe in God and His Word
We alone cannot save ourselves from sin. Salvation is found in only one Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the one and only Savior. Why should we believe in salvation through Jesus Christ? Read what God’s Word says:
We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done (Romans 3:22 NLT).
Salvation…comes from trusting Christ (Romans 10:8 NLT).
Jesus [said], “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again (John 11:25 NLT).
Take God at His Word. Believe the promises in His Word. It is just that simple.
Step 4: Confess the Name of Jesus
Acknowledging Christ as your Savior is a vital part of your salvation. God’s Word says,
If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved (Romans 10:9-10 NIV).
When Jesus comes into your heart, you’ll want to tell others about Him!
Confessing the Lord publicly with your mouth is important. Jesus said in Matthew 10:32-33 NKJV,
“Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”
God’s Word is so clear, so definite on this. If you confess Jesus with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
A Prayer of Salvation for You
We invite you to reach out and receive Jesus into your heart right now. Repent of your sins and surrender your will to His. Believe Him and receive Him.
We’d like to pray for you. Repeat this prayer and let God give you a joyous new life in Him beginning today:
O Lord be merciful to me, a sinner. I have lived away from You. I’ve made wrong choices in my life. I am deeply sorry for the wrong choices I have made, and I ask You to come into my life today.
I sincerely repent of every sin I’ve ever committed and ask for Your forgiveness.
Lord, I ask you to come into my heart, for I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He went to the Cross for me. I receive Him into my heart as my Lord and Savior. Beginning at this moment, I will serve You all the days of my life. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen and amen!
If you have gone through the four steps to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, you are now born-again, ready to begin your new life in Christ. Christ saves you and keeps you saved, but now it’s time for your part—to build your life around your Savior.
To draw closer to God and to center your life around Him, we suggest that you have your own personal Bible. The Word of God is the only weapon that can make possible a life of victory, as the source of faith is God’s Word (Romans 10:17). You can become a strong, effective Christian by reading and standing on God’s Word.
Fellowship with other Christians is important. Find a church that believes in the real Jesus, one that teaches and demonstrates His power to save, heal, bless, and keep you.
Another vital part of your Christian life is prayer, or talking to God. You are His child now, and He’s interested in every aspect of your life. Share with Him what is on your heart. God’s Word says to
Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about what happens to you (1 Peter 5:7 NLT).
Your New Life in Christ
You are saved the moment you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, but you walk out your salvation for the rest of your life by following the Lord step by step, day by day.
Being a Christian doesn’t mean you’re perfect. Christianity isn’t living in perfection every day, for we all stumble and fall from time to time. It doesn’t mean that you’ll never commit another sin. But the Bible says that if we sin, we have an advocate with God the Father—Jesus Christ (1 John 2:1). If you ask Him to forgive you, He is faithful and just to forgive.
Being a Christian means that the thrust of your life is toward God. If you do sin, you don’t turn completely away from God in your heart. When you become a Christian, your roots, your very life, is in God Himself.
God loves you, and He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to save all sinners, including you (John 3:16). Jesus isn’t one of the ways to get to heaven, He is the only way! Don’t let Satan and sin cheat you from becoming a child of God and receiving all the blessings God has in store for you.
You have a need for God that only He can fill, but God has a need for you. He needs you because He loves you, and He created you to have a personal relationship with Him. No other person can ever fill the place created in God’s heart just for you.
Welcome to the family of God!
If you prayed that prayer and gave your life to Jesus, I would love to know! Please call me at 918-495-7777, or click here to let me know! I want to send you a gift, welcoming you into the family of God. I love you!