“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 NASB
When you woke up this Christmas morning you may have awaken to a treasure trove of gifts under your tree. Or, you may have none. Regardless of the gifts of the world, we have taken a look these past 28 days at many wonderful gifts God freely gives to those who have received the free gift of His salvation. The gifts are only available to those who have been saved from their sins by Jesus. You might now be asking, “How do receive the free gift of salvation?” That is the most important question anyone can ever ask.
1st The bible is clear that we are saved by faith and faith alone. By placing our faith in the person and works of Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection, we are saved. The Philippian jailer asked Paul, “What must I do to be saved?” Paul said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:30-31).
2nd We need to repent (turn away) of and ask forgiveness for our sins. You need to know that we are all sinners and need to be forgiven of our sins. Because of our sins we are condemned to Hell and separated from God. The bible states that Jesus purpose in coming to this world is to forgive His people of their sins. The bible also says in I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” You can have the upmost confidence that the blood of Jesus is sufficient to wash away your sins. So when you confess, confess with faith.
3rd We need to accept Jesus, by faith, as Lord and Savior. Romans 10:9-10 says, “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” To confess is to come into agreement with God. We agree with God that Jesus is Lord and confess Him has Lord of our lives. Jesus died to save us and rose again demonstrating that He is Lord.
Pray and ask God to forgive you of your sins. Pray and invite Him into your life to be your Lord and Savior. If you pray, in faith, knowing God will hear you and knowing God will answer you, and you are sincere in your prayer, God will hear you and He will answer you. You will be saved! Jesus said in Luke 15:7, “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” If you prayed to receive God’s free gift of salvation please let me know so I can rejoice with you and encourage you. Merry Christmas! Please share.