As Christian believers, God gave us God sent opportunity to repent, turn from sin and accept Christ Jesus as Lord and our personal Saviour. By the Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness of God WE ARE ALL IN GOD’s KINGDOM. So, there comes a time God extends this invitation to all others to encourages to repent and return if back slided. Again through many chances God’s loving arms are stretched wide and welcoming just as we are. Whatever occasion God chooses Christ is Glorified as we believe and receive Jesus. Acts 2:37, on day of Pentecost, 3000 saved were added daily after they heard message of salvation. They believe, touched strongly, impacted by Peter’s word’s which pierced their hearts.
So they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do to be saved?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent each of you and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins to receive gift of Holy Spirit. Christ is the Hope of God’s Glory to Restore us from sin cuts off (falls short) from God’s Glory (departs due to sin). God’s Glory is Restored through Christ so changes us from Glory to Glory. Christ is God’s Chosen Salvation Package for person to person Reconnection to God’s Direct Lifeline to call God as stated in Jeremiah 33:3 for salvation, deliverance, healing, comfort, protection and sweet fellowship.
In Acts 16:30 Peter was again asked, what must I do to be saved?”He answered, “Believe in the Lord Jesus so you and your household will be saved.” So, What is Salvation? What does it mean to be saved? Can I be saved? What shall I do to be saved? Do I have to be perfect to be saved? Salvation means, ‘saved from sin and eternal condemnation. The prayer of salvation means obeying God, choosing to accept and acknowledge miracle of salvation to believe Christ is Lord to receive Him as Saviour. This stops the punishment of death to receive the gift of eternal.
This new beginning is transformation on Christian Journey of God’s Way of Life to endure to the end to be saved. So repent and believe in the gospel to be saved according to Mark 1:15. God is interested in genuine repentance from the heart in Christ Jesus Name. It is important to share the repentance and salvation message to others to be saved.
God says all have sinned and fallen short of Glory of God so must pray and ask for forgiveness from God. There is not one righteous no not one. God said if my people called by name humble themselves, pray He will hear and forgive all.
Psalm 51 Prayer for Forgiveness from God
1 Be merciful to me, O God,
because of your constant love.
Because of your great mercy
wipe away my sins!
2 Wash away all my evil
and make me clean from my sin!
Self- forgiveness prayer means forgive yourself through Christ. For long-term spiritual growth and change you need Wisdom of God, Scripture knowledge, strong self-discipline, prayer, dedication, self-control, new friends in Christ .
God demands we confess sin and repent before we can have a personal intimate relationship with him through Christ.