Jesus saves. That’s right, friends. He died on the cross and rose from the dead to redeem YOU, and He LIVES today.
If you are saved, please consider sharing your testimony in the comments section.
If you don’t know Jesus yet but you want to, I encourage you to read my testimony and the testimony of others, and then ask Jesus to save you.
I’ve penned some words about who Jesus is. You might want to read these too:
- Romans 10:9-10 says if we confess with our mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in our hearts God has raised Jesus from the dead, we will be saved. We speak our belief with our mouth. And then, we show this belief by boldly professing Jesus as Lord. We do this without shame, even though some may not be happy about our decision.
- Romans 3:23a says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” I have sinned; you have sinned. Every person has sinned. There are no exceptions, except for Jesus. He lived a perfect life void of sin, and therefore He can justify you and me. The Bible says Jesus “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”We need Him to be our Savior. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, victorious over death, Hell, and the grave so you and I can escape judgment.
- God desires justice. And therefore, there is a consequence for sin. Romans 6:23a says, “For the wages of sin is death…” That’s what we deserve–death because we are sinners. BUT, Jesus willingly paid the penalty FOR US and He extended GRACE to us. All we need to do is believe Him and confess Him as our Lord and Savior. Romans 6:23b continues, “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ.”
- God is merciful, so He looked for a Substitute to pay the penalty for our sins. Jesus qualified. Why could Jesus be the Substitute, paying the penalty of sin on our behalf? Jesus is totally God, having been born of the Holy Spirit who overshadowed Mary’s womb, and being totally man because He was born of Mary. So, Jesus is God/Man, and He therefore qualifies to redeem sinful mankind. God the Father is just, but He is also merciful, and in His mercy asked Jesus to die in our place. Jesus agreed. He felt we are worth this high price. Jesus died on the cross, but He didn’t stay dead! The resurrection power within Him enabled Him to raise from the dead victorious over death, Hell, and the grave.
- Jesus goes before us and prepares a place in Heaven for us as His GIFT to us. Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
- If you believe the above, please say this prayer, aloud, and then tell another Christian about your decision:
Thank You for dying on the cross and raising from the dead to forgive me of my sins.
I ask You to come into my heart and make me new. I surrender to You.
I ask You to guide me and to help me to boldly proclaim You as Lord of my life.
Thank You Jesus, that right now you are preparing my home in Heaven.
Thank You for loving me so much.
My Salvation Testimony
I got saved in college. I went to a Christian university to find out if Jesus was real. An acquaintance told me to pray and then read through the Gospel of John. I did so, and when I got to John 10:37-38, I bowed the knee.
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works:
that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I am in him.
I knew God existed; I just did not know Jesus was One with the Father and Holy Spirit. This passage in John 10 made sense to me. I felt it would take more faith to NOT believe the historical account of the miracles Jesus performed, than to believe them. Who EXCEPT God could perform these miracles?
Jesus’ words in John 10:37-38 are powerful. Jesus says, “If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I am in him.” I knew Jesus was a historical person, but I was not sure who He was. When I read the words in John 10:37-38, I understood that who but God could perform miracles? This was the tipping point for me. I recognized Jesus is One with the Father. Jesus is God. (Later on, I learned the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Triune God.) prayed to Jesus for the first time right then and there at my bedside. I asked Him how I could invite Him into my life, and I felt He was prompting me to take Communion.
I looked around, wondering how I was going to take Communion with no wine or bread. I got a cracker and a glass of water and told the Lord it was the best I could do. I took Communion all by myself, thanking Jesus for His sacrifice on the cross to forgive me of my sins, and for allowing His body to be pierced through to redeem mine. I spoke passages in John 3 to Him and I also read Him some of His miracles. For the first time ever, I felt the tangible presence of my Savior in an indescribable way, surrounding me with peace and love. I felt clean, new, and invigorated. That was Saturday, November 5th, 1979.
The next day was birthday. I had gone to church every Sunday since I had been in the university, and every Sunday we took Communion. That Sunday, I did so with understanding, and again, Jesus overwhelmed me with His tangible presence. From that day until now, I have been His. He gave me the verse, “Fear not, for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by they name, thou art mine. (Isaiah 43:1b).” Without going into detail, I suffered persecution from an unsaved family member who wanted me to denounce my faith.
I kept a crucifix a preacher had given me in my pocket. I knew it was a symbol and had no powers in and of itself, but it helped me to keep my focus on Jesus, and what He had accomplished to save humanity. Someone in my family was opposed to my salvation experience, and when the person would harass me, I would hold onto that crucifix and renew my commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. Rather than this person being a hindrance, this served to strengthen my resolve. I had Jesus in my life now, and I refused to turn away from Him.
Today, that crucifix hangs over the door frame of my home. It is a reminder that I belong to Jesus, and I am His ambassador, called to share the Gospel message to everyone who is willing to hear the good news. It also reminds me that no matter what comes, I am first and foremost, Jesus’ possession.
I am more in love with Jesus now than when I first got saved. I hope I can share His love effectively, because He is the best Friend, Savior, and King anyone could ever have. Song of Solomon 6:3 reads, “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine:he feedeth among the lillies.” Jesus is to me more than any other; He is my Savior, my Redeemer, my Beloved, and my Bridegroom, and I am His Love, the Bride of Christ.
Now it’s your turn… If you are not saved, please consider asking Him into your heart today. If you are saved, please consider sharing your testimony in the comments section.
As you read these testimonies, you will see that asking Jesus to be your Lord and Savior is the best decision you’ll ever make, and one you’ll never regret. Jesus loves you, friend! He really does! Jesus. Loves. YOU.
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