Sequence Of Prophecy

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Does the Spirit Live Within?

When an individual receives Jesus as his or her Savior, God's Spirit, who is called "the Holy Spirit", comes into his/her heart (the heart of the soul, II Cor. 1: 22), and He dwells within that person (Rom. 8: 9) thus causing him or her to be born again, born of His (Jesus') Spirit (John 3: 3 - 6). Jesus' Spirit, who is also called the Spirit of Christ, comes into your heart (Eph. 3: 17) and He seals you (Eph. 1: 13) until the day of redemption.

The day of redemption would be the day you die. However, if the Rapture happens first, and you are yet alive, then, in that case, the day of redemption would be when the Rapture takes place.

At the same time that you believe in Jesus Christ and accept Him as your personal Savior, the Holy Spirit not only comes into your heart and seals you, thus causing you to be born again, but you are passed from (spiritual) death unto (eternal) life (John 5: 24). Every person who has not accepted Jesus as his/her Savior is spiritually dead without Christ. But when an individual receives Jesus as his Savior he becomes spiritually alive in Christ (John 10: 10). Jesus then takes you out of the family of Satan (John 8: 44), which we were all in at one point or other. (Don't forget there are two families, read John 8: 44.). Jesus then places you into the family of God (John 1: 12) and thus you become one of God's children (Gal. 3: 26), one of the sons of God (John 1: 11 - 12.). Jesus gives unto you eternal life, everlasting life (John 10: 28). According to the Scriptures, Jesus is the only way to Heaven (John 14: 6). (See I John 3: 10, 14, 4: 7, 13 - 14, 5: 1, Acts 4: 12.).

After receiving, accepting, believing in Jesus as your Savior, you can know for certain that you have, as of right now, as of this moment, eternal life (everlasting life).

For John said,
"If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God (the Father) which He (the Father) hath (has) testified (told) of His (the Father's) Son (Jesus)." (I John 5: 9)

"He that believeth on the Son of God hath (has) the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made Him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son."
"And this is the record, that God hath (has) given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son."
"He that hath (has) the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life."
"These things have I (that's John) written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye (you) may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on (in) the name of the Son of God (Jesus)." (I John 5: 10 - 13) (See also I John 5: 20, 2: 25, 4: 1 - 4, 6, II John 1: 7, 9.).

Peter said,
"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold,..." (I Pet 1: 18)

"But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and spot:" (I Pet. 1: 19)

John said,
"...the blood of Jesus Christ His (the Father's) Son cleanseth us from all sin." (I John 1: 7)

"If we confess our sins, (to Jesus through prayer), He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (I John 1: 9)

If you want to go to Heaven you must not deny any of the essentials (fundamentals) of the faith. These essentials are: the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, His shedding of His blood for our sins, His virgin birth, His coming in the flesh, the deity of the Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit, His (Jesus') coming (return). It is my belief that if you deny any of these essentials of the faith you cannot go to Heaven. To be able to go to Heaven you must pray to Jesus and ask Him to save you and forgive you of your sins before you die (Rom. 10: 13). Jesus is the only way to the Father and to Heaven according to the Scriptures (John 14: 6). Here is a suggested prayer.

Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I cannot save myself. I also realize that you are the only way to Heaven according to Your Word, the Bible. Lord Jesus, come into my heart and save me. Write my name down in the Lamb's book of Life and forgive me of my sins. Thank you Lord Jesus. In Jesus name I ask and pray, Amen!

If you prayed this prayer, then contact an evangelical Bible-believing church near you and tell them you just received Jesus as your Savior. Ask for some instruction to help you grow in the Lord. And read His Word, the Bible, daily. That is very important. It is also helpful to listen to Christian radio and tapes, and read good quality Christian books. They will help you to grow spiritually.

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