Blood of Jesus: What the Bible Says About It

The Blood of Jesus is so powerful!

Salvation in the Blood – John 3:16-17; Hebrews 9:28

Eternal Life in the Blood – John 6:54

Resurrection power in the Blood – 1 Thessalonians 4:14

Deliverance in the Blood – Psalms 32:7

Healing and Health (physical, emotional and mental) in the Blood – Isaiah 53:5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

Preservation of life in the Blood – Exodus 12:13

Safety and protection in the Blood – Exodus 12:13; Psalms 91

Atonement in the Blood – Romans 5:11

Forgiveness of sins by the Blood – Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14

Cleansing from sin by the Blood – 1 John 1:7

Washed by the Blood – Revelation 1:5

Remission of sin by the shedding of Blood – Hebrews 9:22

Abundant life by the Blood – John 6:53, 10:10

Covered by the Blood – Exodus 12:13

Plagues abated by the Blood – Exodus 12:13

Death averted by the Blood – Exodus 12:13

Purged conscience by the Blood – Hebrews 9:13-14

Freedom in the Blood – John 8:36

Witchcraft broken by the Blood – Galations 5:19-21

Demons have a meltdown and flee because of the Blood – James 2:19

Devil is destroyed because of the Blood – Hebrews 2:14

Fear broken by the Blood – 2 Timothy 1:7

Curses broken by the Blood – Deuteronomy 23:5

Cut covenant by the shedding of Blood – Genesis 15

Reconciliation by the Blood – Colossians 1:20

Debts cancelled by the Blood – Matthew 6:12

Provision by the Blood – Matthew 6:31-33; Philippians 4:19

Made whole by the Blood – Matthew 9:12; Mark 5:34

Peace by the Blood – Colossians 1:20

Jews and Gentiles reconciled by the Blood of Christ – Ephesians 2:14

Power in the Blood to save, set free, heal and deliver – Isaiah 53:5; 61

Chains and fetters are broken by the Blood – Psalms 107:14; John 8:36

Purged and purified by the Blood – Hebrews 9:22

Restoration by the Blood – Jeremiah 30:17; Joel 2:25

Redeemed by the Blood – Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Revelation 5:9

Eternal Redemption by His Blood – Hebrews 9:12

Sanctified by the Blood – Hebrews 13:12

Propitiation through faith in His Blood – Romans 3:25

Justified by His Blood – Romans 5:9

Guilt is removed because of the Blood – Hebrews 10:22 (NIV)

Addictions are broken by His Blood – John 8:36

Made nigh by the Blood – Ephesians 2:13

Communion of the Blood of Christ (Holy Eucharist) – 1 Corinthians 10:16

Evil is overcome by the Blood – John 1:29

Satan is under your feet because of the Blood – Romans 16:20 (NIV)

Darkness is turned into light by the Blood – Psalms 107:14, 112:4; Isaiah 60

Generational curses and sins are broken by the Blood of Jesus – Exodus 34:7, Exodus 20:6; Galations 3:13

We can enter boldly into the Holiest of All by the Blood of Jesus – Hebrews 10:19

The Blood of the Everlasting Covenant – Hebrews 13:20

Transforming power in the Blood – 2 Corinthians 5:17

Our robes are made white in the Blood of Jesus – Revelation 7:14

We overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony – Revelation 12:11

Pt 21: Christmas – The Gifts God Has For You

The Gifts God Has For You

Christmas is a time of giving. We give gifts to express our love and appreciation. Children, and adults alike, enjoy receiving gifts.

Children are filled with so much excitement at the anticipation of Christmas Day and can hardly wait to open their presents. Their faces light up with joy when they receive the toy or bicycle they wanted so very much.

First John 3:1 says, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.”

Galations 4:6-7 states: “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba Father. Wherefore, thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

Matthew 7:11 tells us that in the same way that parents enjoy giving good gifts to their children (though they be evil compared to God’s goodness), then how much more does the Father delight in giving good gifts to those who ask Him.

Every good and perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no variableness or shadow of turning (James 1:17).

The Lord has many good gifts to give to us. All we have to do is just receive by faith and thank Him. His gifts are so many, but include:

  • Salvation and Eternal Life
  • Heaven
  • Forgiveness
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Health and Healing
  • Abundant Life
  • Wealth and Prosperity
  • Peace of Mind
  • Love and Joy
  • Family, Friends and Children
  • God’s Anointing and Presence
  • Favor of God
  • Gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12
  • The Desires of Your Heart
  • Reconciliation in Family Relationships
  • Every Blessing From Heaven

All these gifts are for you with your name on it!

You Can Receive Salvation

In John 10:10, Jesus said that the thief (Satan) comes only for to kill, steal and destroy. But He (Jesus) has come to give us life, and life more abundantly, to the full, until it overflows.

The best gift that anyone could ever receive is salvation and eternal life. Romans 6:23 (KJV) says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross and His resurrection, anyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved.

Romans 10:9-10 (NKJV) says, “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.”

In Revelation 3:20, Jesus is knocking on the doors of our hearts. If we will open the door, He will come and sup with us and us with Him.

The Lord is knocking on the door of your heart right now just waiting for you to let Him come in. If you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior, you can be saved right now. You can pray your own prayer from your heart, or you can pray this simple prayer. Just say:

“Dear Jesus,

I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I believe that You rose from the dead. I accept You into my heart as my Lord and Savior. I repent of my sins. Forgive me and wash me clean by Your Blood. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for writing my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life. I want to serve You all the days of my life. Help me to become the person You want me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

If you prayed this prayer for the first time, where is Jesus right now? Do you feel His presence in your heart?

You are now a child of God and are accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6).

I would encourage you to find a good Bible-believing church to help you grow in your newfound faith. I would also encourage you to be water baptized as a declaration that you are now following Jesus.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14 NKJV).

May you have a joyful and peaceful Christmas season!

Kathleen Riley

Seven Churches – Revelation Chapter 1:5c Commentary

Seven Churches – Revelation Chapter 1:5c

Revelation 1:5c Unto Him that …. washed us from our sins in His own Blood.

The Greek word translated as “washed” is the word luo. It means to loosen, unbind, to set free, release from bonds, to loose one who is bound, to dissolve, to loose any person tied or fastened.

Jesus has set us free from our sins by His Blood. His Blood breaks off every fetter and delivers us from the power of sin. The Blood of Jesus gives us the power to crucify sin in our own lives.

If you are struggling with any sin or addiction, and you are bound, be encouraged by this verse which says that Jesus washed (loosed) [past tense – He already loosed us] from our sins in His own Blood. There is tremendous power in the Blood of Jesus when it’s applied to your life.

How is the Blood of Jesus applied to your life? By faith.

It begins with accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. If you would like to receive salvation, just pray:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I receive you as my Lord and Savior. Come into my heart. Wash me from all my sins and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I believe that You died and rose again. Help me become the person you created me to be. Thank You for saving me today. Thank You for eternal life.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

For a list of posts that deal with the power of the Blood of Jesus, please see:

Pt. 1: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesu…

Pt. 2: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesu…

Pt. 3: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jes…

Pt. 4: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jes…

Pt. 5: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesu…

Pt. 6: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesu…

Pt. 1: Garden to Garden – Good Friday Service Note…

Pt. 2: The Blood Cleanses Every Part of Man – Good…

Pt. 3: Plead the Blood – Good Friday Service Notes…

Pt. 4: New Identity – Good Friday Service Notes

Pt. 5: Liquid Love – Good Friday Service Notes

Pt. 1: Not Guilty Because of the Blood – Easter Se…

Pt. 2: Not Guilty Because of the Blood – Easter Se…

The Gift of Salvation, Plus Many More Gifts God Has For You!

The Gifts God Has For You

Christmas is a time of giving. We give gifts to express our love and appreciation. Children, and adults alike, enjoy receiving gifts.

Children are filled with so much excitement at the anticipation of Christmas Day and can hardly wait to open their presents. Their faces light up with joy when they receive the toy or bicycle they wanted so very much.

First John 3:1 says, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.”

Galations 4:6-7 states: “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba Father. Wherefore, thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

Matthew 7:11 tells us that in the same way that parents enjoy giving good gifts to their children (though they be evil compared to God’s goodness), then how much more does the Father delight in giving good gifts to those who ask Him.

Every good and perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no variableness or shadow of turning (James 1:17).

The Lord has many good gifts to give to us. All we have to do is just receive by faith and thank Him. His gifts are so many, but include:

 

  • Salvation and Eternal Life
  • Heaven
  • Forgiveness
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Health and Healing
  • Abundant Life
  • Wealth and Prosperity
  • Peace of Mind
  • Love and Joy
  • Family, Friends and Children
  • God’s Anointing and Presence
  • Favor of God
  • Gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12
  • The Desires of Your Heart
  • Reconciliation in Family Relationships
  • Every Blessing From Heaven

 

All these gifts are for you with your name on it!

You Can Receive Salvation

In John 10:10, Jesus said that the thief (Satan) comes only for to kill, steal and destroy. But He (Jesus) has come to give us life, and life more abundantly, to the full, until it overflows.

The best gift that anyone could ever receive is salvation and eternal life. Romans 6:23 (KJV) says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross and His resurrection, anyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved.

Romans 10:9-10 (NKJV) says, “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.”

In Revelation 3:20, Jesus is knocking on the doors of our hearts. If we will open the door, He will come and sup with us and us with Him.

The Lord is knocking on the door of your heart right now just waiting for you to let Him come in. If you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior, you can be saved right now. You can pray your own prayer from your heart, or you can pray this simple prayer. Just say:

“Dear Jesus,

I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I believe that You rose from the dead. I accept You into my heart as my Lord and Savior. I repent of my sins. Forgive me and wash me clean by Your Blood. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for writing my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life. I want to serve You all the days of my life. Help me to become the person You want me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

If you prayed this prayer for the first time, where is Jesus right now? Do you feel His presence in your heart?

You are now a child of God and are accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6).

I would encourage you to find a good Bible-believing church to help you grow in your newfound faith. I would also encourage you to be water baptized as a declaration that you are now following Jesus.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14 NKJV).

May you have a joyful and peaceful Christmas season!

Kathleen Riley

Pt. 1 – The Christmas Story (The Stage Was Set)

The Stage Was Set

The key themes of the Christmas Story are:

  • Joy
  • Redemption and Salvation
  • God is faithful to fulfill His promises
  • Fear not
  • Nothing is impossible with God
  • God speaks to us in dreams; listen to Him

God has a perfect season and timing for everything in our lives.

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.  Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV).

God’s Word is filled with precious promises.  Have you asked the Lord to do something specific in your life and you know deep in your heart that He said “yes” and made a promise to you that He would do it?

He may have quickened a Scripture that pertains to your situation or maybe He dropped a promise into your heart. Perhaps a prophetic message was spoken over you and it bore witness in your spirit that it was of God, and was a confirmation of what the Lord had been speaking to your heart.

What is your circumstance?  What are you believing God for?

When God first promises something to us there is the feeling of being overjoyed and a sense of expectancy.  It seems like the promise will come to pass right away.  In some cases it does, but in most instances a period of time elapses between the moment the promise is first given and the time it comes to fulfillment.

Many times months and years go by and the promise still has not happened.  Have you ever experienced that feeling of disappointment that just when it seemed like the promise was finally going to come to pass, there was a sudden turn in the road?

Proverbs 13:12 (NKJV) says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.”

The devil uses these opportune times in our lives to taunt us with words like: “It will never happen” … “Did God really say that?” … “It’s too late for you”.

God’s delay in answering prayer does not necessarily mean denial.  God’s promises are “Yes” and “Amen” (2 Corinthians 1:20).  Though the promise tarry it will surely come to pass and not prove false.  God wants us to have faith and to trust him.

Psalms 145:13 (NIV) tells us:  “The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV) says, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”

Even in the timing of the birth of Christ, the Messianic promises had been spoken hundreds and thousands of years before Christ became flesh.

Why did God wait so long to send His Son?  The answer:  Because the stage had to be fully set first.

In looking back on history, God waited until certain things were in place before sending Jesus to earth.  For instance, roads had been built by the Romans.  The Romans ruled much of the known world during that time, and they had built wide highways and roads going every direction from Rome to the Middle East, Africa, Far East and European countries.  Because the roads were built, travel to almost any destination was possible.

Besides roads for land travel, there were technological advances in sea travel with ships to transport people to almost any coastal destination, including the isles of the sea.

Jesus said to make disciples of every nation, and with access to land and sea travel, it was now possible for His disciples to fulfill Jesus’ commission and to spread the Gospel to every nation in the known world.

Another important factor which set the stage for the coming of Christ is that during that time in history, Greek was the universal language.

While every country and region spoke their own native tongue, all nations also spoke Greek.  The New Testament was written in Greek so that everyone could understand the Gospel.  Business and foreign relations with other countries was possible since everyone understood the language.

Unlike centuries prior, most people in the known world were able to read and write in Greek.  Most street signs were written in Greek, as well as public announcements from the Romans.  With everyone knowing Greek, and most people able to read and write in Greek, communication was possible so that the Gospel could spread to the ends of the earth.

The political climate was ripe for the Messiah to come.  There had been Jewish revolts taking place, the most notorious being the Maccabean revolts.  There was conflict over Judaism and Hellenism.  The Seleucid Empire persecuted the traditional Jews and tried to eradicate their religion and religious practices altogether.

The lifestyle of the Greco-Roman world was incompatible with that of the Jews.  Because the Greco-Roman influence was so heavy, the younger generation of Jews began to adopt many of the ways of the pagan culture and abandon Judaism.

The revolts were also to rebel against Roman rule over their country Israel, and the heavy taxation.  Israel had been an independent nation, having had possessed the land thousands of years before.  Now their nation was being taken over by Roman rule.  There was tremendous upheaval and unrest.

Roman soldiers could be very brutal with citizens and everyday life posed many dangers.

A forerunner was needed to “prepare the way of the Lord” (Luke 3:4, Isaiah 40:3-5, Malachi 4:5-6).  He was born six months prior to Jesus’ birth.

The fullness of time had come for the Messiah to come to earth and the stage was completely set in place.

In our own lives, sometimes the promises of God are not fulfilled until the stage has been set in place.  The Lord takes us through a period of preparation.  He is at work behind the scenes getting everything ready.  When it is God’s timing, things begin to fall into place.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”

Pt. 6 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus (Power in the Blood of Jesus)

Pt. 6 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus (Power in the Blood of Jesus) and Prayer of repentance for any involvement in witchcraft and/or the occult

The Blood of Jesus is SO powerful:

  • Salvation and eternal life through Jesus’ Blood
  • Our conscience cleansed by His Blood
  • Guilt removed by His Blood
  • Freedom and deliverance through His Blood
  • The chains and fetters that have kept you bound are broken through His Blood
  • Addictions are broken through His Blood
  • Healing for the physical body is through His Blood
  • Healing for the broken heart is through His Blood
  • Healing for the mind is through His Blood
  • Your past is forgotten through His Blood
  • You are a brand new creature in Christ Jesus through His Blood
  • There is transforming power in His Blood
  • There is protection in His Blood
  • There is provision in His Blood
  • There is peace and joy in His Blood
  • Power to overcome Satan through His Blood (the devil is under your feet)
  • Authority to cast out demons through His Blood and Name, and the Power of the Holy Ghost
  • There is strength and power to live a victorious life without falling in His Blood
  • Everything you need is found in His Blood

Salvation Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus,

I receive and accept You as my Lord and Savior.  I confess that You are Lord and I believe that You rose from the dead (Romans 10:10). I invite You to come into my heart.  Please forgive me of all my sins.  Wash me in the Blood of the Lamb.  Cleanse my conscience and remove all past guilt by Your Blood.

Write my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life.  Fill me with the presence of Your Holy Spirit.  Help me to become the person you created me to be.  I want to serve You all the days of my life. Thank You for saving me right now.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

If you prayed this prayer, where is Jesus right now?

Do you feel His Presence in your heart?

I would encourage you to get involved in a good Bible-believing church to get grounded in the Word and to hear the preaching of the Word so that your faith is built up.  In-person fellowship, corporate worship and prayer with the saints is important for your spiritual walk and edification.

A Prayer for Those Who Are or Have Been Involved in any form of witchcraft or the occult:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I kneel down before You at the Cross right now.  I confess that I have sinned against the Body and the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by being involved in witchcraft and the occult both knowingly and unknowingly.

I repent for (and name specific things you are/were involved in).

I am so sorry for what I did and for the doors that I allowed in my life to be open when getting involved in the first place.  Please forgive me.  Please wash me in Your Blood.  Purify and purge me, and I shall be clean.  You said in Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Make me as white as snow Lord.

Cleanse my conscience and remove all past guilt by Your Blood.

Lord, I cut myself off from You (the Vine) when I got involved in witchcraft and the occult, and am guilty of idolatry and spiritual adultery.  I repent Jesus and come back to You.  Lord, I want to be reconnected to You. You are the Vine and the root of the tree.  I am the branch.  I need You.  I want You. You are my life and my Source.

May I again feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life.  I need Your Spirit more than anything else in this world!  I am desperate for You and for Your Presence in my life.  Restore to me the joy of my salvation.

Set me free from all demonic spirits that I invited into my life through involvement in the occult and witchcraft.  I want to be set free.  I want to live for You Jesus.  I want to be an overcomer. Thank You for showing me Your grace and forgiveness, and thank You for setting me free.  I receive Your mercy and forgiveness.

Thank You that Your mercy for me extends higher than the highest heaven, and goes down to the lowest part of Sheol.

Psalms 86:13  For great is Thy mercy toward me: and Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Psalms 108:4  For Your mercy and unfailing love is higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Your Blood goes to the highest heaven (You sprinkled Your Blood on the Mercy Seat in Heaven for eternal atonement of my sins). And your Blood reaches to the lowest valley. You went to hell for me so that I don’t have to go there. Thank You for Your Blood which has saved me, forgiven me and set me free.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Daily meditate on and confess Scriptures on the Blood of Christ, on being set free, on the Armor of God, on healing and deliverance.

Don’t ever touch or dabble with witchcraft or the occult again for as long as you live!  It’s very dangerous … like standing on the edge of a cliff that drops off into hell.  It’s like playing with fire.  The Lord isn’t playing games.  Once you repent, don’t ever touch it again!

Renounce the witchcraft and occult.  Totally forsake it.  Destroy all paraphenalia associated with it.

Ask the Lord to supernaturally close the ports that were opened for demons to have access to you.

Disconnect yourself from relationships where others are involved in witchcraft and the occult. Sever ties with those associations and follow the Lord.

The Lord loves you so very much!!!

Pt. 5 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus (Cleansed by Water Baptism)

In Part 3, I discussed Point 1—Being sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus.

In Part 4, we talked about Point 2—Being sprinkled with the water of the Word.

In Part 5, we will focus on Point 3 below—which is being cleansed by the waters of baptism.

The positive news about a bad conscience, and past guilt, is that our conscience can be purged. The cleansing of the conscience takes place by:

  1. Being sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus
  2. Being sprinkled with the water of the Word
  3. The waters of baptism

Water of Sprinkling Through Water Baptism

The ashes of the red heifer mixed with water is called “the water of sprinkling”.

This phrase, “water of sprinkling”, is also used to be talking about water baptism. It speaks of your sins and your past being washed away by water. 1 Peter 3:21 says, “There is also an antitype which now saves us—baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

Acts 22:16 says, “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.”

In the Old Testament, water baptism was through sprinkling. In the New Testament, we see by many examples, including Jesus’ baptism, that it was done through total immersion into water. This represents that the old carnal man dies and is buried with Christ into the water, and then rises up to a brand new life in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:4 says, “Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

Acts 2:38 says, Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

It’s not a baptismal formula that matters the most. i.e., whether you say “In the Name of Jesus” or “In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit”. Both are Scriptural.

What matters the most is have you had a transformation of heart? Are your sins washed by the Blood of Jesus? Have you truly repented of your former life apart from Christ? Are you born again? I didn’t ask if you have religion, but do you know Jesus as your Savior and Lord?

Religion is a system of doctrines (some of which are man-made and some are doctrines of demons), rituals, laws, is based on works, a system of certain beliefs. Religion always puts God in a box and limits what God “does or doesn’t do”. Religion does not change the heart of man.

Relationship with Jesus means just that. It means to know Him, to love Him, to serve Him. We take the limits off of God and let Him be God in our lives. While works are important (because if you love someone you will want to please that person and care not to offend that person), salvation is based not on our own works of righteousness (we can’t earn our way) but is based on God’s grace.

It’s good to have strong foundational teachings (which include doctrines), but always keep in mind that no denomination has the full revelation of every single doctrine in the Bible. We are always learning new things in the Word of God. The primary thing to all agree on is that salvation is through Jesus Christ, and we are saved by the Blood of Jesus. Relationship with Jesus WILL transform your heart (a degree at a time, for a lifetime). It’s an on-going eternal relationship!

Water baptism, alone, can’t save you, apart from faith in Christ. Kenneth E. Hagin Sr. was water baptized in the Baptist church and died at 14 and went to hell, because although he was baptized and was a member of the church, he didn’t know Jesus as his personal Savior. He didn’t have a relationship with Jesus … he just had religion.

When he called on the Name of the Lord and accepted Jesus into his heart as his Savior and Lord, and his sins were cleansed by Jesus’ Blood, he died again and this time went to heaven. He came back and God miraculously brought him off his deathbed (he had an incurable blood disease and heart condition) and he preached the Gospel until his 80’s.

Water baptism is supposed to be a public declaration of the inward work Christ has already done, and is doing, in your heart. Physical water alone can’t wash away sin (because sin is a heart issue), but water baptism is a representation of your sins being washed away. The Blood of Jesus, and the Word of God is what transforms the heart of man.

I invite anyone who would like to receive salvation, or re-dedicate their lives to Christ, to come to the Cross and to pray this prayer with me:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I receive and accept You as my Lord and Savior. I confess that You are Lord and I believe that You rose from the dead (Romans 10:10). I invite You to come into my heart. Please forgive me of all my sins. Wash me in the Blood of the Lamb. Cleanse my conscience and remove all past guilt by Your Blood. Change my heart Lord.

Write my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Fill me with the Presence of Your Holy Spirit. Help me to become the person you created me to be. I want to serve You all the days of my life. Thank You for saving me right now.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen

If you prayed this prayer, where is Jesus right now?

Do you feel His Presence in your heart?

The proof that you are born again and a son/daughter of God is that you will feel the presence of the Holy Spirit dwelling on the inside of you. It’s a peaceful, joyful, bubbly presence. It feels like a cleansing took place in your heart. You are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and He now lives in your heart.