1. Have you come to the place in your spiritual life that if you were to die, you would know you would be in Heaven?
2. Suppose you were to die and you stood before GOD and He asked you, "Why should I let you into My Heaven?"
What would you say?
(Most say something along the line: "My good out weighs my bad; surely, God will take all that into consideration.")
SORRY - wrong answer!
Read on to find out why...
THE "ROMAN'S ROAD"
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
(Everybody's in the same boat…)
For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.
(Everybody has sinned, someway, somehow…)
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(The verdict is in - DEATH [eternal, not just physical]; but GOD's provision is mentioned as well…)
GOD commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(While we were still in our condition; He takes us as we are; Jesus pays the penalty in our behalf…)
Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
(His invitation to you personally: ANY person opening the door to their heart, He'll come in…)
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek (Gentile): for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
(You and only you… it's personal; YOU gotta believe, You gotta confess; THEN you get: He comes in ONLY by you inviting Him.)
A Prayer For Salvation
Lord God, I come to you in the Name of Jesus. Your Word says, "Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:21) I am calling on that name. I pray and ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life according to Romans 10:9 and 10; "If I would confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus, and should believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead, I will be saved." I do that now. I confess that Jesus is Lord, and I believe in my heart that GOD has raised Him from the dead. Now according to Your Word, I am now born-again! I am a Christian - a child of Almighty GOD! I am saved! Thank You heavenly Father; Glory to Jesus! AMEN.
Your worst days are never so bad that you are ever out of the reach of God's grace…
Your best days are never so good that you are ever out of the need of God's grace.