At times we ask ourselves or someone this question how may I know that I am really saved? How can you know? Well, there is a way to know. I want to say that very definitely. You can know that you’re saved. Not from what I say or from what someone else says but from the word of God. And the Bible (God”s word) is the only authority in Heaven and earth that really shows us the way to be saved.
The first point to know is that if your repentance has been caused by godly sorrow, according to 2corinthians 7:10 the Bible says that godly sorrow worketh with penance to salvation. There are numerous number of people who repent. They become sorrowful for what they have done but they don’t repent because of godly sorrow. They repent because they’ve been caught or because they are suddenly faced with their wrong and they are extremely ashamed by it. But taking a close look at the prodigal son who ran away from home and found himself at the end of the way said “I will arise and go to my father and I will say father I have sinned against Heaven and in thy sight and I am no more worthy to be called thy son, make me as one of thy hired servants.” Luke 15:18-19. He said I have sinned in thy sight and I am no more worthy to be called thy child, I have sinned against Heaven. This is the kind of repentance that is caused by godly sorrow. In your heart you have sinned because you have done wrong not because you are caught, not because you are embarrassed, but you are sorry because you have sinned against God, you have sinned against Heaven, you have sinned against your fellowmen, you have sinned against yourself and now you know you have done the wrong thing. Now if you are repentant because you are sorry for your sins, in the sight of God ,in Heaven’s sight and you have truly changed, then that’s one way you can know that you are saved.
BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST
The second way through which you can know you are saved is when you believe on a person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Get this, to be saved is not joining a church, getting saved is believing on a man, getting saved is not believing some creed, getting saved is not being baptized in water, getting saved is not accepting one’s certain philosophy of life, believing on a person Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The Bible says there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved except the name of Jesus of Nazareth. You must be saved by the son of God (JESUS CHRIST). You’re not saved by any man, you’re not saved by any preacher. God gave the brightest of the brightest jewel, He gave the pearl of great price, He gave the valuable diamond, He gave His only begotten Son. John 3:16 says “that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever would believe in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” What did God give? His only begotten Son. He didn’t give a philosophy or a creed, He gave His Son. He gave a man. And you must believe in Jesus Christ, its a must you receive Him. And when you have believed in Him you can know, you can know that you’re saved.
RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST
This third one is so important, receive the Lord Jesus for the Bible says in John 1:12 “as many as received Him, gave He the power to become the sons of God”. Here, you may repent of your sins, you may believe in Jesus Christ but until you receive Him, until He comes into you, until Christ actually enters your soul, you are not saved because the point of power is reached when you receive Christ. As many as received Him gave He them power, you will reach the power point when you receive Christ, when you receive the Son of God (JESUS CHRIST) into your thinking, your believing, into your heart and life then the power of God goes into action. It puts a spring into your step, a shout into your soul, a shine in your face, a twinkle in your eye, a light in your eye. It brings reality into your subconciousness, it separates you from this wicked world, it fills you with peace and love and joy. Then you know it when you receive Christ.
CONFESS JESUS CHRIST OUTWARDLY BEFORE MEN
You now need to take a bold step to confess Jesus Christ before Men, this is the fourth way that you may know that you are saved beyond a shadow of a doubt. The Bible says “if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” You know what Jesus said, “if you are ashamed to confess me before men I’ll be ashamed to confess you before my Father and the holy angels in Heaven.” You can know, you can know that you are saved if you are proud to confess Him before men. If with joy you stand up and say yes Jesus is my savior, Jesus is in my heart!
NOW YOU ARE A NEW CREATURE
We know we are saved the moment we have repented because of godly sorrow. Second, we know we are saved when we have believed on a person of Jesus of Nazareth. We know also that we are saved when we have received that person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth into our hearts for then we receive the power to become a child of God. And fourth, we know that we are saved when we witness for Him outwardly, when we confess the Lord with our mouths. Here the fifth point is the most important of all. You may know that you are saved when you know that you are a new creature. Now, I’ve come to what I consider the most important point. I want to make this crystal clear as I lead into it. The Bible says “Behold if any man be in Christ Jesus He is a new creature. All things passed away and all things become new.” A new person, you are not your old self anymore you are made brand new. You are new to yourself, you are new to your fellowmen, you are new creature to your family. All things are passed away. Foremost, you have passed from death into life because you love the brethren. Also, You love the God’s people. There are some people who are not saved, they may say they are saved but we know they are not saved because they don’t like Christians. They don’t like the church of Jesus Christ. They don’t like Heaven. They don’t talk like they’re saved.
When you know you’re saved the company of people who are not saved you don’t enjoy. You wont feel comfortable with people who are drinking, smoking, cursing, lying, cheating etc. You will like to live around people whose heart is clean, upright and whose conversation is clean.
Would you reverently say these prayers please. And now friends if you would do this, you’ll be saved from your sins. Jesus of Nazareth will come into your heart.
“Oh Lord, be merciful to me a sinner. Come into my heart and save me from my sins. Lord I believe and I receive Jesus Christ as my personal savior, live for Him forever.” If you meant that say: Amen.
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