“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”(John 6:47). Right Now! No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. You already have it as soon as you accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your Saviour. You don’t have to worry if you are going to have it, or if you are going to fall from grace, or if you are going to manage to stay saved, or if you are going to manage to keep true & then finally be given the reward of Salvation for your faithfulness. Salvation is not a reward! It’s not wages! It’s a gift that you don’t earn by faithfulness or by any kind of works of your own. And that is all there is to that, nothing else, no other way, no righteousness of your own, none of your own good works! None of these can keep you saved any more than they can save you in the first place! Only Jesus can do it. The gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ, His Son. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23). A Work’s Salvation is no Salvation at all. Salvation equals ,Grace plus Faith, plus Nothing ! You can not be good enough! No Matter how many good deeds you do, they won’t save you. ” For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God ! Not of works lest any man should boast. ” (Ephesians 2:8,9). It’s impossible to save yourself ! You have Eternal Life which is the Gift of God, and you can not lose it, for He will keep you! You are His child ! You are the Lord’s forever! “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6). “He that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”(John 6:37). “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” (not even you can take yourself out of God’s hands !) (John 10: 27-29). If anyone has ever believed in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, even if they have just a speck of faith as big as a grain of a mustard seed you will see them in Heaven someday! This is your basic foundation of faith, that you can not loose your salvation, once saved always saved ! “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5b). If people don’t get their basic foundation right, the rest of their spiritual house will crumble because it is built on the sand of false doctrine, and not on the truth of God’s Word! There is a damnable false doctrine and teaching of church devils going around saying that a person must change to be saved. God’s word says, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us” (Titus 3:5a). “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” ( Romans 11:6). Once people are saved the Holy Spirit will work in their heart and life, and lead them to change, and be more like Jesus, but changing is not a requirement for Salvation ! “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” (John 6: 28,29). The word believe comes from the Greek word Pisteuo, which means to take in. You just have to receive the free gift of eternal life from Jesus, and God by believing ! Once a person has taken Jesus into their heart by believing, Jesus comes in, and his Spirit within us will never leave us or forsake us. His Spirit within us is perfect, and never sins. However our own spirit is not perfect and does continue to sin every day no matter how hard we try not to, we still do. All of our sins are washed away by Jesus when we get saved, but we will still have to answer for any sins that we commit after that point of salvation that we have not asked the Lord to forgive us for.“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”( 1 John 1:8). “If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.” ( Job 9:20).This is why the Lord told us to have communion often. The Lord knows if you are saved, and when you die you get to go to Heaven, because Jesus has forgiven you, and cleansed you with his blood. What you do with your life for Jesus determines your rewards in heaven. Do you understand and receive this POWERFUL TRUTH FROM JESUS CHRIST? It is really not that complicated. The devil is always trying to make things complicated, and confusing, but the Bible says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth,so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” ( Isaiah 55:8,9). To the carnal mind, and to people who don’t know the scriptures, working your way to Heaven makes sense, but the Bible also says; “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” (Romans 8:6,7). “and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Hebrews 2:15). The Lord wants to deliver you from the bondage and fear of death by thinking that if your good works out weigh your bad works then you might have a chance of getting to Heaven when you die, like the Catholics and many others think. “and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”(John 8:32). The Devil wants people to believe that they could loose their Salvation because he knows that they will get discouraged trying to keep their Salvation.
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.