Revolution: The Steps to Salvation

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Revolution: Steps to Salvation 

Introduction 

Someone asked me to write a step-by-step guideline of to route to Salvation, and after giving it some serious thought I’ve decided that the best and only way to do it is in a single post no matter how long that post is. I know some of you might be thinking are you sure you’re not rushing it, I can tell you right now if anything I’ve put it off for too long. The Lord has put it on my heart that there are so many that are still spiritually lost in the deceptions of this world, and that there is not very much time left in which to save them.

My great passion is to allow my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to work through me, and continue to reach out to the lost. I am indebted to Him for the amazing grace He’s deluged me with in my life, and am amazed that He would choose to use me in this way. So without any further ado let’s get to the steps to Salvation and the start of a spiritual Revolution that will change your life forever.

Realization

If the you are visiting this blog the Holy Spirit has lead you here, it’s certainly not me as I have no money to advertise. However even if I did it wouldn’t matter because only the Holy Spirit can move you towards a spiritual awakening.

I’ve said in a few earlier posts that in reality if you haven’t found Christ you are dead you are dead and buried in sin. The Holy Spirit is acting like a beacon and that beacon is like a spiritual homing signal and it’s triggering you to realize that there’s something more to this life. This alone should be proof that among many things you are not evolved over billions of years, you were created for a reason. You’re not an ape that got less hairy, stood up straight and is addicted to the latest of everything. And right now God is about to use me to if all goes well…wake you up!

This is the reality. In the book of Genesis, yes that book in the Bible, which is a true and accurate historical document. God created everything. Including mankind. In six days all this creating happened and on the seventh God chilled, in fact He chilled so much that the Bible never gives the 7th day an end.

This is because humans were designed to have an eternal relationship, a one on one loving relationship with their creator God. Except it didn’t work out that way, a fallen angel named Satan using a Serpent talked Eve into eating from the fruit of the one tree God had told them not to eat from…but the Sin came when the dude, Adam knowingly ate from the same fruit.

That eternal day ended, we were banished, and sin ruined the world. Sin has since turned this world into a broken abomination of the perfection is used to be.

When you were born you were born a sinner, and the first step in Salvation is realizing that. Tough one isn’t it? I never said it would be easy, but I can tell you right now it’s absolutely worth it.

Rom 3:23 Because all people have sinned, they have fallen short of God’s glory.

If you think you haven’t sinned God gave us a handy list of Ten Commandments that he wrote in stone himself. Let’s check them out really quickly:

1: Never have any God other than me.

2: No Idols.

3: Don’t take my name in vain.

4: Keep the Sabbath Day Holy.

5: Honor your father and mother.

6: Don’t Murder.

7: Don’t commit adultery.

8: Don’t Steal.

9: Don’t Lie.

10: Don’t Covet.

He also let us know that if we broke a single one of them then we’d broken them all. Wow that’s a tough setup isn’t it, why give us a list if we can’t even keep it for a day. There’s got to be another reason for this list to exist and there is, this list is not there to show us something we have to keep. It’s there to show us we are incapable of keeping it, and to point us towards the only person who can.

Jesus Christ.

In Genesis 3:15 the Bible says:

Gen 3:15  I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

This is the first promise that God would come down Incarnate, and be born of the seed of a woman. Jesus Christ was born of the seed of Mary, when the Holy Spirit visited her. This is the only way that Jesus Christ could be born sinless, and He was fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life, and was crucified on a cross to cover for our sinfulness. He was put into a tomb and raised as He promised on the Third Day, He took our punishment and bore it upon Himself.

God became man to be the perfect sacrifice and take our just punishment, and then He conquered death for us.

Joh 3:16  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Joh 3:17  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

You are the sinner and God the sacrifice.

God wants you to come back to eternal relationship with Him, his love is undying towards you.

Repent

This is super tough but it is totally essential, and it is only tough because our inner man or spirit is aligned with Satan and Sin. Let’s recap something really important especially if you’ve lived in an uncaring family or deserted and on the streets. God created you, God created you for an eternal relationship, God loves you unconditionally, God became man in Jesus Christ to live a sinless life, to die on the cross and take your eternal punishment in your place. And He rose again to conquer death for you.

You are now in position to return to Jesus Christ and re-establish a permanent and eternal connection with Him, all you have to do is take all your sins and hurt…your failure and pain…your loss and emptiness and give it to Jesus.

Trust Him with it, trust Him with your life, and let Him take care of you.

Repent means to stop doing what you’ve been doing all your life, and rebel against Satan and sin and turn to Jesus. And then keep on walking with Jesus in your new eternal life.

If you do not repent then His death on the cross for your sins will be of no meaning, He brought you this far, don’t turn away now. Satan might be yelling in your ear using the voices of your past or maybe even present saying that you’re worthless. You’re a joke, you’re a druggie, you’re a slacker, you’re a killer, there’s nothing God can do for you.

Wrong answer!

God’s already done everything He can for you, He loves you unconditionally forever!

He’s poured himself out for you, right now He’s pleading for you through these words, don’t miss out on so great a salvation!

Pray

If you feel God’s passion for you right now, praise the Lord because it’s coming from a humble servant who’s fighting back the tears as he’s typing these words of encouragement.

Let’s not make God’s sacrifice mean nothing, He gave us everything, let’s give Him everything back. Say this prayer below, mean it with every fiber of your being, and you will gain so much. If you’re unable to read it out loud God doesn’t care, say it in your heart and He will become the king of your heart.

Let’s do this!

God,

Thank you for shining the light through the darkness of sin. Thank you for not giving up on me. Thank you for creating me. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. Thank you for becoming fully God and fully man in Jesus Christ. Thank you for dying on the cross. I believe that by that death you set me free from sin. Lord God I repent of my sins and I cast every bit of me at your feet. All of the loss. All of the emptiness. All of the failure. All of the worthless stuff that’s been holding me back. I believe in John 3:16- I Have Faith that by Grace you will give me the Gift of Eternal Life. Lord God I believe that through you I’m now forgiven. No longer am I forsaken and no longer are we separated. Fill with your Holy Spirit Lord, I give you the throne of my life.

In Jesus name amen.

Recieve

If you have prayed the above prayer guess what, I have great news for you!

YOU ARE SAVED!

 Right now in Heaven they are throwing a party for you!

 You have experienced the very first moments of a spiritual Revolution. Right now you have gained ETERNAL LIFE, you have been INDWELT and SEALED by the HOLY SPIRIT.

The Revolution though is only beginning because you are a new Christian Satan is going to be exceptionally mad and is going to come after you all guns blazing.

You need to do the following things quickly and you need to keep doing them always, because in order to withstand the attacks of the enemy you need to gain strength.

1: Stay in prayer.

God NEVER gets tired from hearing His children EVER. You have a 24/7 364/5 hotline to your creator God. He is always available and you will NEVER be put on hold.

2: Dig into the Word (Read and Mark your Bible).

You only grow spiritually when you pray and get deeper and deeper into the word of God. If you have a Bible with you right now I implore you to look in the table of contents and find the page number for the book of EPHESIANS. Turn there and read it now (stop reading this and read that)- quite the confidence booster isn’t it. I hope you have got tissues handy.

The rest of the Bible is super rich, keep feeding, daily. Carry your Bible with you in your bag never leave home without some kind of Bible even if it’s only a New Testament.

Now I’ve spent some time living on the streets so if you have no money you should still be able to get a Bible and here’s how: go to the nearest Salvation Army (Most also have free evening meals and shower days) ask them for a Bible. They should have no problem giving you one, if they ask if you need prayer, or if you’ve just been saved. Say yes, accept prayer from others, it will give you strength. And make you stronger in your beliefs.

Special Notice

To be clear the Bible does NOT say that the Christian life will be an easy one; in fact it promises quite the opposite. When you think about the fact that you’ve just chosen sides against the world Satan and you have the Creator God on your side you’ll realize it’s going to be tough.

Don’t fear, the Holy Spirit is in you; the Holy Spirit is part of GOD.

3: Hit the Archives Here if you haven’t.

At the BibleRunner you’ll find an archive of articles that is over a year long, it’s solid Biblical teaching and will help you grow in Christ.

And finally-

4: Find Christians near you and find a Church.

The Holy Spirit will help you notice those who are Christians and the Bible tells us that we are supposed to worship with other Christian brothers and sisters. Through the Holy Spirit working in you and new Christian friends you will find the place of worship that’s just right for you.

Welcome to The Family!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the family, the global church of which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the head. Let me leave you with a promise of the ONLY one who has and can save us and those who are still lost, Jesus Christ.

Jesus said to her, ” I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die- ever. Do you believe this?”

John 11:25-26 Holman Christian Standard Bible

You see that promise, it means that that not only do we have eternal life now, but if we die here our next breath will be eternal…in Heaven!

The moment our mortal life is over our spiritual life begins!

Praise the Lord, and once again welcome to your FOREVER FAMILY!

Your Brother In Christ,

Ross

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  2. beiiiiiiiiiiiii says:

    rmember the Sabbath day six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work and the seventh God rested.

    • rossbondreturns says:

      Brian,

      Did you realize that the 10 Commandments were given to the Jewish Nation? I really hardly imagine that you are part of the Jewish Nation as the Jewish Nation still exists and God still blesses them and keeps them.

      The message of this commandment is the same to Jews as it has always been, and still they and those who claim to be Jews (and follow the commandments) but are not. This command is about a day of rest and not worship.

      Look back to the creation account, God created the world and all that in them is and RESTED on the seventh day. In fact if you’ll look closely the 7th day does not have the traditional “this was an evening and a morning” statement. The seventh day does not end, God is still in His rest and longs for us to join Him there.

      That is the meaning of the commandment, God calls us to enter His rest, and the only way to enter His rest is through the sacrifice of His son.

      Once we enter into that rest, the rest of God- we are able to rest. Just like when the Son entered into Heaven He sat down and Rested because His work was complete- the moment we are saved we are seated in Heaven in Christ- we have put aside our old works to enter Heaven and trusted in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

      On the earth we begin to do the works that God has planned for us to do since before we were even born, but they are His works and not our own selfish useless works.

      We have entered into our Sabbath Rest (God’s Rest) and now every day should be alike to us. We can worship God every day of the week, as a Christian I go to church 6 days of the week for various Bible Studies and Services and am in His word all 7 days , not because I have to, or because it makes me better than anyone else, but because I love meeting with my Brothers and Sisters in Christ and living in His word. I got to Church on Sunday because that’s the day that the Lord called on me to go to church- it’s a reminder that He rose from the dead…and entered into His new High priesthood position.

      And with a new High Priest there must also be a new Law.

      And this Law calls us not to hold one day over another but to hold every day alike. When Adventists hold up the Sabbath as the seal of God I have to take affront to that- because such a statement undoes what Christ did on the cross. Christ just set us free of Legalism and hurt, and works, and here Adventism is putting us right back under it by making the Sabbath required for Salvation as it is the seal of God.

      The Seal of God is the Holy Spirit, and the Believer receives and is indwelt by the Holy Spirit as a down payment for Heaven the very moment they are saved. The very moment they enter the Rest of God- because no one can enter God’s rest without being Born Again.

      The Sabbath is a foreshadow of God’s Rest…and is not God’s Rest but has been turned into Man’s work to gain God’s approval and this sickens Him.

      In Christ,

      Ross

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