Becoming a Christian is different than becoming a person of any other religion. To become a Christian means that you must invite Jesus Christ to come into your life. You need to ask Him to forgive you. We are all sinners. Our sins can be forgiven and washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus can forgive us of our sins. To have your sins forgiven, and to receive eternal life, you may ask or invite Jesus into your life to forgive you. He will. Your sins will be washed away and you will receive eternal life.

Jesus is an invited guest

The Bible teaches us that God: “wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4). God doesn’t want anyone to perish and be lost. He wants everyone to be saved and to go to heaven. God wants everyone to follow Jesus Christ and Him as their Lord and Saviour.

Jesus will not force Himself onto anyone. Jesus will not be an uninvited guest. Jesus will only forgive you if you ask Him too.

Jesus said: “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” (Revelation 3:20).

Jesus said that we have to open the door of our hearts and invite Him into our lives to live inside of us. Jesus has to be invited into our hearts and lives.

Jesus knocks at the door of our hearts

Jesus said: “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” (Revelation 3:20).

Jesus will knock at the door of your heart for a long time. He will do miracles in your life for a long time. He is very patient and knows that many people are afraid to accept Him as Lord and Saviour. So Jesus uses dreams and visions. People see Jesus in dreams. People see miracles happening all around them. People start to believe that the Bible is the true Word of God.

But, the people will not be saved until they open the door of their hearts and allow Jesus Christ to enter their lives. The Bibles teaches us: “Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter.” (Psalm 24:9).

We have to open the door and allow the King of glory, Jesus Christ, to enter into our lives. He is waiting to enter. He wants to live in you.

Our bodies are the Temple of God

A Temple is a building where people go to worship God. In the Old Testament King Solomon built a Temple for the people of God to worship God.

Jesus gave us a new teaching. Jesus teaches us: “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

This is what Jesus prophesied in John: “If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you. (John 14:15-18).

You will know Jesus is in your life when you have the Holy Spirit

We know we have Jesus in our lives when we feel the Holy Spirit living inside of us. The Holy Spirit is God. And when we invite Jesus Christ into our lives, Jesus washes us with His blood, and we are given the Holy Spirit.

“For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” (Romans 8:16).

After we invite Jesus into our lives, God gives us the Holy Spirit. We are born again. The Spirit of God enters our bodies and changes our hearts. We become new people. Our hearts are touched by the Spirit of God and we become happy. We are forgiven by God and we have received eternal life.

We become new with Christ

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

The new life that Jesus Christ offers us starts when we accept His invitation to open the door of our hearts to Him. After we open the door of our hearts to Jesus, Jesus will enter into our lives. He will forgive us of our sins and we will receive the Holy Spirit and we will be born again.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7).

We receive the Spirit of Power to live a holy life for God. We receive the Spirit of God so that we can witness and tell other people about Jesus Christ. We receive the Spirit of God and are able to bless other people because we have received gifts of the Holy Spirit.

And all of this begins when we invite Jesus Christ into our lives. God teaches us in the Bible: “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.” (John 3:18-21).

Invite Jesus Christ into your life and you will be saved.

© Somali Christian Ministries, 2018