Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
I ask you to come into my heart and be my personal Lord and Savior,
and I ask you to forgive me of my sins.
I believe that you shed your precious blood for me, so that I could forever be with you.
I believe you rose from the grave and are alive today.
I will denounce evil and follow that which is Holy for all the remaining days of my life.
Thank You Righteous Father for your eternal Grace and I ask you to fill me with your
Holy Spirit, to guide me, and teach me how to live for you.
I believe right now that my sins are forgiven, and I am no longer the same.
I believe I am a new creation, and will forever proclaim that Heaven is my home.
Thank You, for I am eternally grateful.
In Jesus' Holy Name I pray. Amen
Faith To Fellowship
Life Is Short, And Eternity Awaits.
Please Pray This Prayer Right Now
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him (God); for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that He is a rewarded of them that diligently seek Him”. (Hebrews 11: 1,6)
Everybody, to some degree, has faith or believes in something. We believe that the sun will rise tomorrow, and so it does. We believe that water will quench our thirst, and so it does. We may also believe that there is a God, but have no fellowship with Him.
Fellowship with God can only take place when there is a personal relationship with Jesus, “The Christ”; because He is the only Way to the fullness of Truth that leads to eternal fellowship with Almighty God.
“Faith and Belief” are quite different, in that, Faith reflects where your heart is toward God, whereas, Belief doesn't require you to have any Faith in what you say you believe in. We say that we believe in God, but do we place our complete Faith in Him.
Though Faith and Belief have similar meanings, there are major differences between the two; In the book of James he said..“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well. The devils also believe, and tremble”. (James 2:19)
The truth is that even an atheist was born with a seed of Faith in God, the same as you and me. And if that isn't true, then why are they fighting so hard to convince themselves (and others) in the non existence of God, or anything that resembles His Truth. And if you ask me that makes even the devil smarter then they are because he know the Truth but yet distorts and twist the meaning of the Truth to deceive.
So just by “believing” in God will only make you loyal, confident, and allies with the worlds Religions, trusting only in their doctrine. Religion could never satisfy the hearts hunger for the Truth.
And if you're wondering “Religion” means== a personal set or institutionalized system of religious beliefs, attitudes, and practices, or to be a “Religionist”. (Merriam-Webster)
Faith, on the other hand, is pledging your allegiance to God our Creator, giving your word and promising to be loyal to Jesus Christ our Savior, and having complete Trust in His Will and Purpose to complete the work He has begun in you.
Faith is more than just “I believe”. Faith is a life style, being fully convinced that “GOD IS”.
Faith is having the assurance that you have been forgiven of sin and shame through Jesus Christ.
Faith is what hosts God’s Glory in your heart.
“Faithful is He that calleth you, who will also do it (1 Thessalonians 5: 24).
Being confident of this very thing, that He who hath begun a good work in you will perform it until tha day of Jesus Christ. (Phipippians 1:6)
“FAITH” is your pledge of allegiance to the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. To have loyalty and complete trust in God. Simply put, Faith is a journey that will lead you to the most intimate relationship with God, our Father, knowledge of His will, and a greater understanding of His Person.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him (GOD); for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who dilgently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
“Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe--and tremble!
But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?” (James 2:17-20)
So for the believer to say they have Faith in God, they must be diligently seeking Him to be able to produce the works that pleases God.
True faith will always be about the Father's business. They will be faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ and not to their religious denomination.
They will also acknowledge that Salvation is only possible through the Shed Blood of Jesus on the Cross on Calvary; and live by it.
They will desire to walk in Truth and moral honesty. They will be loyal to God first, then the “household of Faith” (the church body), and to completely Trust His guidance in all they do.
And their fruits will be known by their life style, and how morally honest they conduct themselves. “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another”. (John 13:35)
Do you see the Cross and believe that Jesus was a good man, murdered and martyred for his great cause? Or do you look upon the cross, and by faith say, “Behold the Man” who takes away the sin of the world and has the power save you from death and the grave; to complete His purpose for your life?
Do you trust the “One Who Inhabiteth Eternity”? Do you see this kind of exhibition of faith and trust in Jesus Christ our Lord in your Church? In your Pastor? In your leaders and teachers of your children? If not, then I would seriously consider looking for a true Christian church family. Starting with your own family, your children deserve to know the real Truth of Christianity.
Then you must ask yourself; “Who are you In Christ”? Who you are in Christ is determined by your Faith and Confidence in what God’s Word says you are. Because of Love, Go d created you with His own hands, and that makes you pretty special as far as He is concerned.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. ” (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
To Him we are His workmanship, made in His own image and given an eternal soul. (Genesis 1:27)
To Him we are His children and desires us to love Him unconditionally (Luke 18: 16-17)
To Him we were worth the full 40 days and 40 nights of cold, loneliness and hunger; being tempted by Satan on “our behalf”, so we could have the strength to resist him. (Matthew 4:1-11)
To Him we were worth the hateful insults and cursing as He walked among His people, so that we could find comfort in Him. (2 Corinthians 1: 3)
To Him we were worth the agony and betrayal in the garden, and the hurt of abandonment by His friends and left alone to fend for Himself. (Matthew 26: 36-56)
For us He willingly endured the mock trial, all the while being slapped, punched, and spat upon by His own people (before they gave Him to the Roman soldiers) knowing that we will be hated because of Him, and that His strength will be in us. (Luke 21:12-15)
For us He willingly (and in silence) suffered a torturous scourging and violent beating, all the while knowing that “by His stripes we are healed”. (1 Peter 2: 24)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)
His Love for us was so great that He literally “Became” your sins (and mine) and our death sentence on Calvary, paying the price we owed, (“It Is finished”), reconciling us back with our Heavenly Father would be completed. He rose from the grave in triumph and sealed our relationship with Him in righteousness.
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ”. (1 Corinthians 15: 55-57)
Who you are in Christ is determined by your faith and confidence in the only True and Living God and complete trust in what He has accomplished. Because to Him we were worth it all. Praise God for His Great Love.
Now the question is who is Christ you? Is He the one reigning on your heart's throne? Is He the one you surrender your will and desires to; being filled with His will and purpose? And finally are you willing to give Him your soul in thanksgiving and gratitude?
He Is The Alpha And Omega, The First And The Last, The Beginning And The End;
He Is The Redeemer Of My Soul, The Master Of My Destiny, The King Of My Eternity;
He Is Almighty God, The I Am That I Am;
He Is The Righteous, Omnipotent Father, Immutable Lord, The Rock Of My Salvation;
He Is Almighty, All Powerful, Yet A Faithful Friend;
It Was Truth Who Exchanged His Life For Mine, To Love And Guide Me By His Holy Spirit In All Ways Of Life, So That I Should Eternally Live Victoriously With Him;
He Is The Mighty Conqueror, Sovereign Authority, By Himself Having Power Over Death And The Grave, Majestically Victorious;
He Is The Express Image Of God's Person,The Brilliance Of His Glory, The Splendor Of The Universe, Magnificent Creator Who Inhabits Eternity;
He Is The Everlasting Father, The Prince Of Peace, The Living Word Of God Made Flesh, Author of Love;
And His Name Is JESUS, The Only Hope For The World, Before Whom Every Knee Should One Day Bow Before Him, To Proclaim Jesus Christ Is Lord To The Glory Of The Father.
“But as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the children (sons) of God, even to them that believe on His name”. (John 1: 12)
Our DNA changes from what sin said we are, (Detestable, Nasty and Abominable), to God’s DNA (Divine Nature and Authority) and who HE says we are.
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; (Philippians 1:5-6)
So now who is Christ in you? Have you made Him your primary purpose in your life? Who Christ is in you is determined by how much you love Him, and how deep your faith is in His ability to be God in you. How desperate are you for God's fellowship?
These are questions that we all need to be asking ourselves. How determined are you to walk in Truth and Righteousness? How sincere is your desire for His Wisdom and Understanding?
We are only limited by the faith we have in His abilities, and the confidence we have that He will complete the work He has begun in you.
Jesus tells us that faith the size of a mustard will cause mountains to obey you. (Luke 17:6)
Our faith tells a lot about us, always has, and always be able to grow if we want it to.
And God will cause your faith to grow by your desire for Him. Seek Him while He may be found.
There are Christians that have a shallow relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, and only seek Him on Sunday mornings, or when things are going bad. That's not very much fellowship (if at all) with the one who gave you life. He won't always be in their thoughts, and if he’s not always in their thoughts, then what are they thinking about?
“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God;.......”(Romans 8:7)
And some of these brethren are teachers and leaders in our churches. I don’t know about you folks but that concerns me. And that should concern you also.
Telling the truth will never makes you popular in the world, or even your church. Sometimes it makes people very angry, especially if they’re church leaders and teachers. Walls of religion and traditional differences need to be broke in Jesus' Name.
“But God sees the heart. He sees the intentions of the heart. “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”. (Genesis 6:5)
”This people draweth near (nigh) unto me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me”. (Matthew 15: 8)
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he….” (Proverbs 23: 7)
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these thing”. (Philippians 4:7&8)
“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His Glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love.”