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Read: Matthew Chapters 5 thru 7  

Lets Start Here: Steps of Salvation

By Ernest | Jan 11th, 2013 in Web Design

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The truly repentant sinner is saved from the penalty of sin when he realizes his desperate need and acts on his desire for God to forgive his sinful soul. Because Christ sacrificed Himself, His blood is able to clear the guilty of ALL judicial condemnation and the fiery wrath and indignation of God. God accepted Christ's payment, making redemption possible for all those who would receive Him as their Saviour. If not for Gods Grace no one would be saved.

(Ephesians 2:8-9) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: {9} Not of works, lest any man should boast..         

     Because of this spiritual regeneration brought about by the Holy Spirit in our hearts, we are new creatures in Christ.  As a result we have a new relationship with Christ and a new position before God the Father.

     It is the believer’s responsibility to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in obeying the Word of God and overcoming temptation.

     The true believer knows he needs Christ everyday.  He knows he must guard and keep his heart everyday until he sees Christ is glory.  When he sins he flees to Christ, His advocate.  God had begun a new work in the believer, but that work is not yet perfect.

     The Christian lives in both Romans chapters seven and eight.  The Christian life is an increasing dynamic repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Everyday we increasingly depend upon the blood and the righteousness of Jesus Christ to cover all our sins.  We love Him more and more everyday.

     Our sense of repentance deepens as we discover more sins that need to be put to death.  Like the apostle Paul, we cry out daily in our mourning, “I am carnal.”  But daily we also rejoice in the great truth, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”  We die to sin daily, and we live to righteousness daily.  By the inner working of the Holy Spirit, we “put to death the deeds of the body that we might live.”  This is daily responsibility.  Daily the inner man or “self” is being renewed day by day.

Romans 7:14; 8:4 is the inner battle against remaining sin and imperfect obedience to God’s Word.  It is the work of the Holy Spirit leading the believer into deeper repentance, increased holiness, and a greater dependence upon the finished work of Jesus Christ.

     There will be a day when repentance will be no more, but that day has not arrived.  Until that day arrives, we need to deepen our repentance and increase our faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

      Belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the first step in God’s plan of salvation. Belief is the first step toward salvation, not the end of it, as some people will have you believe. Remember, the Lord spoke about being the door that we go through for salvation, and also the path that we stay on. (the only door, and a narrow path, or way).

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God The Father

King James Version (KJV)
The Bible talks about a person who is designated as the Father. This person is called God. Isaiah the prophet wrote:
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. 
(Isaiah 64:8).

Jesus taught His disciples to pray: "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name." (Matthew 6:9).

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1).

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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The Son God 

Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God" (Matthew 14:33).
John 1:1: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."

Matthew 10:32-33: "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."

John 14:26: "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
The words that Jesus spoke were those of the Father: the Holy Spirit was sent to remind the disciples of the Father’s word, which Jesus had taught while here on the earth.

Romans 8: 26-27: "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God."

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The Holy Ghost (Spirit)

John 14:16-18: "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."

Jesus says here that He will pray to the Father, who shall give another Comforter! All three are mentioned in the same sentence: Jesus praying to the Father for another Comforter, besides Himself.

John 16:7: "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you."

Jesus said it was necessary for Him to go away in order for Him to send the Comforter (Holy Ghost). He said not that He would return as the Holy Ghost, but rather that He would send the Holy Ghost..

John 15:26: "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:"