If you’d like to receive Jesus into your heart and be born-again of the Spirit of God, you need to ask for forgiveness for your sins and ask Him to save you.
Let me be completely clear – just saying a bunch of words will NOT save you. It is the cry of your heart, through your lips crying out to God that He will hear, not a form prayer that someone else wrote.
The elements of Salvation are simple:
1) You must be sincerely repentant for your sins – ALL of them – and ready to forsake them forever. Jesus paid the price for your sins, and you must understand that the price He paid for you was not cheap and easy. Don’t let your sorrow for sin be cheap and easy either. You must be broken for your sins. If you think you can run through a prayer and like magic and be instantly converted, you will find that empty words bring empty results. You must come to the foot of the Cross in a broken-hearted state, crying out for God’s mercy. Only then will He hear you.
If you are not at that broken-hearted state and not ready to turn from your sin, then pray for God to send you Holy Ghost conviction to bring you to that place where you are ready to give it all up and cast yourself down at the foot of His Cross. Believe me, He will answer you.
2) You must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, that He alone can save you, and that God raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Ghost.
3) You have to ask. Ask Jesus to save you and wash you in His Blood. It is the Blood that is the atonement (payment) for sin, and it is the Blood that broke the back of the power of sin in your life. There are no works that you can bring to the altar that will pay the price for your sin – only the Blood of Jesus.
4) You have to believe. God hears the cry of your heart and is more ready than you will ever know to save your soul. He can hear you, and He promises in His Word that He will hear you and answer you. He will save you.
5) Thank Him. It is in the praises and thanks that faith is released and the doors to Heaven open up. Raise your hands and praise God for your salvation.
The prayer below is only meant as an example for you. If you say this prayer or whatever heartfelt prayer you choose, make sure you say it from the bottom of your heart. You are not looking for a repetitious adherence to a tradition, but to a supernatural conversion to Life.
My Lord and my God, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner.
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and that He died on the cross and shed His blood for the forgiveness of my sins.
I believe Jesus rose again from the dead by the power of the Holy Ghost and sits on the right hand of God.
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and wash all my sins away with Your blood.
I invite you into my heart as my personal Savior, and will follow you the rest of my life.
Your Word says you’ll turn no one away, and that includes me. Therefore, I know you’ve heard me, and I know you’ve answered me, and I know I’m saved.
Thank you, Jesus, for saving my soul.
(Now raise your hands and thank and praise the Lord for saving your soul, open your heart and receive the life-giving Spirit of God.)
You will now need to stand up in the ways of the Lord, and to do that you’ll need to get yourself a good Bible. We recommend the King James Version.
You will also need to find real Holy Ghost filled Christians that can lead and guide you in your new walk with God. They can show you how to receive the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, which will give you that additional power in God that you need to stay in His Spirit in these last days.
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We are commanded to repent and believe the Gospel and be baptized. A Sinner’s Prayer is just a bunch of words if not prayed in sincerity and faith. All a Sinners Prayer does is to lead you verbally to pray to God what is in your heart, that you repent of your sins and confess Jesus Christ as the Son God who died on the Cross and shed his blood for your sins, and that God raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Ghost, as is commanded in Romans 10:9. Then, you are commanded to be baptized.
Let me also say, that if baptism is accompanied by sincere repentance then that is one and the same thing.
Many have attacked me by saying that the Sinners Prayer is not in the Bible. Oh yes it is. The heart of that prayer is your repentance and confession of faith in Jesus, mentioned over and over again. If water alone could save you, then why are we told that we must be born of water and of the Spirit? And why did Peter say that baptism is “not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God”?
So what’s the problem? Believe, repent, confess, and be baptized. I’m a simple guy; that seems simple enough to me.
I could go on and on, as could many detractors, most of whom simply argue semantics and not substance, or tout their perspective of how they read into certain Scriptures (and ignore others). I am not interested in debate. You can believe what you choose, but personally, I rather read the Bible and let God lead me, than listen to what everybody else says and then pick the theory I like the best. Ask God to show you, and when He does, then you will know from His hand and not someone else’s.
My bottom line is that the Sinners Prayer really works. I have seen literally thousands of souls come to the altar and be dramatically transformed by the Spirit of God by that prayer. Not only could I watch as their entire facial expressions melt under the anointing, but you could feel the Holy Spirit come down just kneeling beside them. Countless brothers and sisters in the Lord will tell you that it is a supernatural experience that you never forget when you feel the weight of sin lift off your shoulders and the Spirit of God actually come inside your heart.
How can you argue with that? If the Spirit of God does something you don’t agree with, why argue with it? Peter saw the same thing in Acts 10, and he sure didn’t try to argue with it.
And please, don’t accuse it of being something demonic, because that’s treading really close to blasphemy of the Holy Ghost. If you don’t agree, that’s fine, but since you didn’t create the universe, don’t be so pompous that you are necessarily infallible and allow your mouth to cause you to cross a line that you can’t come back from.
By all means, be baptized in water. I’m all for it. But why deny the experience of a supernatural conversion between God and a sincere, repentant sinner? How can you tell God that He is wrong for pouring out His Spirit and giving a desperate soul such an extraordinary salvation?
It seems to me that our time would be better spent witnessing to the lost than attacking the saved.