Posted by: missionventureministries | February 20, 2012

NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION – 2 Corinthians 6:2

“Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” – 2 Corinthians 6:2

The apostle Paul stressed in this verse the urgency of coming to Christ for salvation. It is very dangerous to procrastinate about the decision of where to spend eternity. Each person is responsible to makes their own choice so the sooner one makes a decision to accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior the sooner the person will know that they will spend eternity with Him in heaven and not an eternity apart from Him in the Lake of Fire where there is no hope and no turning back.

Ignoring God once a person has heard the Word and continuing being involved in the pleasures and ways of this world is very risky and presumptuous. Proverbs 27:1 tells us: “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”  It is a big mistake to boast about what we will do tomorrow because there is really no way of knowing for sure what will happen and this is critical when it comes to putting off being saved.

Another example is found in James 4:13-14: “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

We need to be aware that all our best laid out plans are always subject to the will of God because He is our Creator and He gives life and takes it away. We have been given free will so therefore, we are masters of our own eternal destiny. Because we do not know what will happen, today, tomorrow or next week, it is vital that we yield to the Lord Jesus Christ and accept His free gift of salvation before it is too late.

To be saved you need to get right with God and depend only on His word the Bible and not in man’s doctrines and traditions because the Word of God is unchanging from eternity to eternity. This is what the Bible tells us we need to do:

A. Admit you are a sinner“There is no one righteous, not even one … for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:10, 23)

Ask God’s forgiveness. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

B. Believe in Jesus – Place your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

Become a child of God by receiving Christ – “To all who receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)

C. Confess that Jesus is your Lord“that 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 unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10)

Call on Jesus and ask Him to save you before it is too late. Jesus promised: “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:8)

Jesus also said: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” (Revelation 3:20-21)

True followers of Christ are transformed by the Spirit and their lives are marked by obedience to the Lord and love for one another.

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  1. Ineed mercy of GOd to move on with my minitry
    revival and gift of spirit


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