When Jesus has become your Lord and Savior, you have a whole new way to deal with sin.
Christ breaks sin's grip; you are no longer in bondage to it. However, since Christians are not made perfect, they still find the need to ask Christ for forgiveness when they sin. First John 1:9 has been called "the Christian's bar of soap": "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
The person who has received salvation can look forward to a life of victory and an eternity in God's presence.
To know God and be ready for heaven,
follow these steps:
A. Admit you are a sinner.
"There is no one righteous, not even one ... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:10,23. (See Romans 5:8; 6:23.)
Ask God's forgiveness.
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
B. Believe in Jesus
(put your trust in Him) as your only hope of salvation.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (See John 14:6.)
Become a child of God by receiving Christ.
"To all who receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12 (See Revelation 3:20.)
C. Confess that Jesus is your Lord.
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 (See verse 10.)
For further help, contact the Assemblies of God church near you.
If you would like someone to pray with you concerning your decision to follow Jesus Christ, please call: (904) 924-9112