Romans 3:23 (NIV) says it this way: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Knowing Jesus is simply acknowledging your need for Him, believing what He did for you and accepting His amazing gift. It recognizes that you can’t live this life on your own, that you’ve sinned and are in need of a Savior.
And the good news about knowing Jesus, about being saved, is the beautiful exchange that happens in that moment. You give Him all the bad and sinful things you’ve done, and in return, God gives you everything He has for you. Whether you know it or not yet, His plan for your life is amazing, and this is the first step on that journey.
“No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.” 1 John 3:9 (NIV)
Because of the power of being born again, a new spiritual life and changes begins to happen in our lives. You will never completely overcome while here on earth, but there should be a change from “glory to glory” as time passes and as you grow closer to Christ. You’ll see progressive, mature growth as a believer and experience victories in Him!
Once we are born again, we have a new spirit and therefore new desires. This enables us to resist temptations, overcome sin and live to God! By His Holy Spirit and the power of the blood of Jesus, we are becoming holy. The reason why we can do this is because we have been born of God.
There is a permanent break from the ruling power that once dominated our lives. We now have been awakened spiritually and have power to overcome all things through Christ Jesus!
Father, it is written in your word that if I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that you have raised Him from the dead. I will be saved. Therefore, Father, I confess that Jesus is my Lord. I receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and make Him Lord of my life right now. I renounce my past life with Satan and close the door to any of his devices.
I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. I have a new life in Christ, old things have passed away.
I thank you for forgiving me of all sins by the blood of Jesus. I am saved and justified by faith. Jesus became sin that I might become the righteousness of God.
I am now your child, God. I have been born again and am made new in Christ Jesus. Holy Spirit, help me to live the life that God has for me.