1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
1 John 3:1-2
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.
WHAT DO I DO AFTER SALVATION?
Congratulations! You made the most important decision of your life, the moment that you put your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior, and decided to follow Him. You are a new creation! 2 Corinthians 5:17
After Salvation, God does not leave you alone to figure it out yourself. He has a plan for you, and He gives you the power to fulfill His Plan for your life. His powerful Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, who now lives in you; is your guide, and your teacher. He will convict you of sins that must go, and show you the correct path that you must take.
The Holy Spirit gives you the power to live the Christian life, and will help you to learn, think, and apply the principles found in the God’s Word, to your life. God’s Plan for you is to climb the ladder of spiritual growth, and compares you to a newborn baby, that needs the pure milk of His Word to grow. 1 Peter 2:2 This knowledge and the obedience to God’s Word, will keep you from falling back into the devil’s world of sin.
(See also John Patmos: 02-19-2019: THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU)
The Holy Spirit will always live in you, (unless He is grieved), but He will not always fill your life if you sin. If you sin, He relinquishes control, and you lose His power in your life. God made a perfect grace provision for this situation, however, to get back in fellowship with Him. If we confess our sins, and turn from them; God is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 It is important to keep the fullness of The Holy Spirit in us so that we can grow to be mature Christians and stay on the path to God. Ephesians 5:18; 2 Peter 3:18; Ephesians 4:13-14
The Bible tells us that we grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30) through sin, and quench the Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19) by failing to confess our sins. That is why it is so important to immediately re-establish fellowship with God by confessing our sins. If we fail to do so, God in His love, will discipline us, (Hebrews 12:5-11) but God wants to bless you in time and reward you in eternity for faithfulness to His plan.
(See John Patmos: 04-13-2019 ABANDONED)
Prayer is critical because it is talking to God, and Gods Word reveals many different types of prayer. 1 Timothy 2:1 It is important that you praise, worship and thank Him in who He is, and what He has done, and will do for you. Prayer is powerful, and the more that you are without sin, the more powerful your prayers become. James 5:16 Prayer is sharing all your concerns, troubles, hopes and fears; with your Father, who loves you. He loves it when you pray unselfishly for others as well.
(See John Patmos letter: 04-11-2019 CALL TO ME) (See John Patmos letter: 01-27-2019 THE MOST BENEVOLENT PRAYER)
God tells us to love Him and others in his Word. Luke 10:27; John 13:34 Love is the most important concept that humans must understand. When we love God, we obey Him. When we love our brothers and sisters in Christ, and our neighbors as ourselves; we will not sin against them and hurt them. When we love and respect ourselves, as the ‘temple’ of God, we will not hurt our body by doing sinful things with it. Read God’s teachings in the Old and New Covenants (Testaments) and you will have a good idea how to carry out a life of love, according to God.
God promises eternal life and Heaven, for those that know Him through a personal relationship, (Revelation 3:20) and follow Him; which means obeying Him and all His laws. So read all of God’s Word, ask The Holy Spirit to help you understand it; then live what you learn. The quality and impact of your life on Earth, and hereafter; will depend on how you carry out God’s Plan, after salvation. Remember, to ‘stay in Christ’, so that you may receive these eternal blessings of God.
God’s Word’s also encourages you to assemble with other brothers and sisters in Christ, so join a church that adores the Eucharist and surround yourself with serious Christians. Hebrews 10:25; John 6:51; John 6:53-57; It is good to consider baptism, (Matthew 28:19-20), as most people then have a Holy Spirit indwelling experience, and this is critical for your salvation. Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; John 14:26
So, press ahead in all that God wants you to be and do, as if you are running a race. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Philippians 3:14; 1 Corinthians 2:7-13 Run this race until the end of your life and you will be blessed beyond your highest imaginations. Not everyone in your life may be happy that you have found the path to Heaven and joy forever, but keep your eyes on God and the beautiful eternal life He has created for you, until it is time to take you Home. Matthew 24:13; Matthew 10:22; 1 Corinthians 2:9;
God’s Word tells us that our life is like a vapor; it appears for a short time, then vanishes, like a cloud; and eternity is long, lasting beyond trillions of ages and more. James 4:14 So be wise; your investments in God’s Kingdom will benefit you, forever. Live the Word and love your God. Psalm 16:11
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