KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 10:10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Our key scripture explains the process for one to be saved. This truth is one of the revelations given to Paul the apostle for all mankind.
In John 1:12 the bible did declare that as many that received Him (Jesus), He gave them power to become sons of God even to them that believed on His name. In this verse apostle John said that as many who received Him. The question is; what is the practical way to receive Jesus, so one could become a son of God? In the Pauline revelations the Holy Spirit made it clear to Him how to receive our Lord Jesus, so we could become sons of God.
Romans 10: 9&10 reads this way, “That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God had raised Him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”. The apostle makes it clear from these verses how to be saved.
He revealed that one must first believe in His heart that our Lord Jesus was raised from the dead. This part is very significant. To believe He was raised from the dead implies you believe He died for your sins, that He was buried and ultimately raised from the dead (1st Corinth 15:3&4). Believing this makes you justified or righteous. . The next step is to confess with your mouth that He (Jesus) is Lord. . By this statement you are claiming every lord over your life ceases to be and that Jesus is now the Lord over your life. By this pronouncement or declaration you have received Jesus or believed on Him. You instantly become a child of God. The Lord Jesus assumes Lordship over your life.
This is very amazing. Everyone who has not made Jesus Lord must make up his mind and go through this process, yet believe in Him in your heart for it to be effectual and then confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord.
Thank you heavenly Father for giving Jesus unto us. I believe Jesus died and rose up on the third day. I confess Him as the Lord over my life.
Ephesians 2:8-9 ” For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”.
John 3:16 “” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”