Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
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by Pastor Fred Rochester | December 2, 2014
This is where the Bible comes in handy.
The Bible is our assurance that when we genuinely make a decision to turn from sin to be saved or born again, God honors His Word.
Let's go over a few things.
Repentance means to reconsider or to change your mind about sin, God, and God's offer of salvation.
The next thing that happens is that you believe in your heart two things.
One, that Jesus is Lord. Two, that Jesus was raised from the dead.
Romans 10:9-10 says "If you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart, man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation."
God is not like a man that He would lie to you. So you can trust His Word. The thing that you now have to do is make an effort each day to read the first three chapters of the book of John and Romans 10:9-10.
Here is another verse of Scripture you should read every day.
2 Corinthians 5:17.
"Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away. Behold! All things have become new."
John 3:3 tells us that we must be born again. So say these words.
"I am born again. I said with my mouth that Jesus is Lord because I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. I am saved. I am in Christ and I am a new creation. Old things have passed away and behold, I am new."
It takes faith to say these words because you can't trust your feelings. Your emotions should never be trusted. Faith takes God's Word at face value regardless of how you feel.
For instance, regardless of how you feel, a $20 bill stays the same. If an item cost $20 dollars and you have a $20 dollar bill, you can be sad but you still have enough money to pay for the item. You can be happy but you still have enough money to pay for that item.
That $20 dollar bill doesn't care how you feel about it because that bill says it's enough.
So it is with the Bible. God's Word is good enough.
Romans 10:17 says, "So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God."
The more you hear yourself say that you are saved, and the more you say the Word of God that declares that you are saved, "...for with the mouth confession (saying that you are saved) is made unto salvation."
In other words, you are making yourself aware that you are saved because God's Word says that you are saved.
You can be sad and say these Words.
You can be happy and say these Words and God will never change because God's Word will never change.
So you can be assured about your salvation in Christ.
Jesus said, "....baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit..."
Paul said in Romans 6:4, "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."
Water baptism serves as an example of what took place when you repented and believed.
Baptism means to immerse but it doesn't stop there. It also means that you come up out of the water to reflect that you come up out of the grave just as Jesus did. Only that you are now to walk in newness of life.
Remember what you said "...Behold! All things have become new."
Water baptism cannot save in and of itself. If water baptism could save us, then the death of Jesus wouldn't have been necessary.
However, because the Lord commanded that we should be baptized in water, and that we are to baptize others once they profess faith in Jesus, we must obey the command to water baptize you.
So if you have already professed faith in Jesus to be saved, you should request to be water baptized.
Our Water Baptism class begins every first Sunday of the month at 9 AM.
Our Water Baptism Instructor is Sister Vanzetta Wyatt.
We encourage you to make every effort to come out and be taught about water baptism and then we will schedule your baptism.
We must teach you what Jesus commanded in the Scriptures.
This is done as you come out each Sunday beginning with Prayer at 8:30 AM, Sunday Morning Word at 9 AM, Sunday Morning Service at 10 AM, Intercessory Prayer on Tuesdays at 6 PM and Training For Service Class, and Prayer and Bible Study each week, beginning at 6 PM.
We have a class called Training For Service.
The instructor for this class is Elder Jeanette Fleming.
This class is taught on Friday Evenings at 6 PM before our Prayer and Bible Study Service.
This class is designed to help you become acquainted with your Lord and His Word, to help you live a victorious Chrstian life in the world you are no longer a part of. You see, you can still be in the world but not of this world as far as sin is concerned.
The greatest stopper is not the devil but you.
You can stop you but it doesn't have to be this way.
Make a commitment to go all the way with the Lord Jesus.
We have seasoned instructors. Our staff of elders will help you learn how to walk in the teaching of Jesus.
It is the greatest challenge to walk in righteousnes when your friends and relatives that never made Jesus Lord, mock or ridicule your new walk in the Lord. But all who accepted the challenge became solid believers in the Lord.
What it all comes down to is when you close your eyes for the final time, will you appear with Jesus or will you appear with the condemned? The Bible never said that this life of Christ will be easy.
In fact, it will be very difficult, but the Lord, and the staff at Prevailing Word will help you every step of the way.