Do you truly know what life is like when you trust Jesus Christ? Do you believe in an eternal life?
John 3:16 is perhaps the most beautiful piece of scripture ever penned by God Himself.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
One sentence says it all.
There is no greater love than the love displayed by The Father and His One and Only Son on the Cross at Calvary.
Let us first examine the word “Christian” and what it means to be a Christian in 2021.
There are nearly 8 billion souls on the face of this earth and according to Global Christianity dot org, 2.5 million claim to be of the Christian faith.
Though Christianity in 2021 has become a splintered faith with varying beliefs.
In this free guide to what happens next when you trust Jesus Christ with the life you have been given, we will cover in great detail what it means to be a true follower of Christ and all that you should expect thereafter.
Read on because this message is for every soul, those who believe and those who do not yet believe in Jesus Christ.
When You Trust Jesus: You Are Born Anew
John 3:1-8, “There was a man from the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to him at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could perform these signs you do unless God were with him.”
Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” “How can anyone be born when he is old?”
Nicodemus asked him. “Can he enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born?”
Jesus answered, “Truly I tell you, unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you that you must be born again. The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
When you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and when you trust Jesus, you are born anew in Christ.
John 3:36, “The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who rejects the Son will not see life; instead, the wrath of God remains on him.”
You have received God’s Amazing Gift of Salvation.
Because you have confessed your sins to God Almighty.
Moreover, you repent for the sins you have committed during your life.
Jesus Christ, The Son of God Most High is interceding for you with The Father.
John 14:6, “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
And you profess your faith in Jesus Christ publicly when you are baptized by water.
You are now born again in Christ.
Because you are now a part of the family of families!
Find a Bible Based Church.
Profess your faith for Jesus Christ publicly in front of this amazing family at your Bible Believing Church.
What happens next is awe-inspiring!
Holy Spirit Of God Almighty Lives In You
The Spirit of Truth, God Almighty lives in you and you are now live in the body of Christ.
How will I know?
I don’t feel any different.
Here is how it happens.
When you trust Jesus Christ, what happens next is you receive The Holy Spirit of God Almighty!
As long as you ask The Father in prayer.
Luke 11:9-13, “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”
Your past decisions in life, some were good and others not.
When you trust Jesus Christ, and ask Father God to send you The Holy Spirit in prayer, He will.
As long as you continue to walk with Christ.
Moreover, The Spirit of Truth will live in you eternally, though it is you, who must walk in faith and only then when you ask Father God for His Spirit to guide you this day, will The Spirit of Truth guide you in all that you say and all that you do during that day.
Words will leave your lips and afterward, you will be amazed at what you said.
In truth, know that the Words came from God’s Holy Spirit through you!
Matthew 10:20, “For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”
When You Trust Jesus: Your Worth Is Infinite
You are worth so much to God.
Why would God have created you and entrusted your eternal well-being to His One and Only Son, if that were not true?
Moreover, now that you are a child of God Most High, your soul means a great deal to satan and he will come after you with continual fire balls, in his attempt to entice you into a life of sin.
You have now landed on satan’s big game board of life.
Satan does not want you to sin just once, he wants you to commit to him and a lifetime of sin.
His goal is to separate you from the love of Christ, win your soul and steal your gift of eternal life!
It won’t just be satan coming at you, as he will use other people as weapons to try and separate you from the love of Christ.
Moreover, those people may not even be aware they are being used by satan.
That’s how satan plays his big game.
Lost souls are pawns and are being used to win the souls who have committed theirs to Jesus Christ.
The Power of Christ lives in you now which means nothing can stop you, except you.
Lost Soul: “So I am a lost soul?”
For now you are, though you have the freewill to go from lost soul to eternal soul in the blink of an eye!
Moreover it is in your power to live forever once you have confessed that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior.
Your Greatest Resource In Any Supernatural Battle
The Word Of God!
Some years ago, a brother in Christ came to me after being baptized and asked me, “So what happens now?”
I turned to him and said, “All the answers, to any question you will ever have are found in God’s Word.”
Pickup a Daily Devotional Bible.
Keep a Pocket Bible with you at all times to turn to God’s Word for strength!
Moreover, read His Word for free online.
God created His Perfect Book, The Holy Bible, for all who have walked, walk and will walk the face of this earth.
Joshua 1:8-9, “This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to meditate on it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do. Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
God’s servant Joshua Son of Nun, heeded that advice and was successful in all that he did and wherever he went because of God Almighty!
He chose eternal life.
When You Trust Jesus: You Will Face Trials
The first time I read this it stopped me in my tracks so to speak.
James 1:2, “Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials”
Trials, tribulations coming my way and I am to be happy about that?
Yes, because here is the rest of your story.
James 3-4, “because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.”
Loss of a job, loss of a relationship, things not going your way for a time, perhaps something even much worse.
These are just some of the trials you may face when you trust Jesus Christ.
Yet, it is possible that you will face none of the above mentioned trials in your life.
Your trials and tribulations that God has planned for your life are unique to you.
Moreover, know that your trial will happen and it’s a question of when it will happen, not if.
Live and walk in confidence because God is testing your faith for His good purposes, which means your faith will become stronger as long as you endure.
With each passing day, He knows that you will need a strong faith as you go out into the world!
Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
When you trust Jesus, know that He knows all that you need and He will carry you safely until your time comes to live with Him for all eternity.
You Will Be Judged and Persecuted
And there is a very good reason for this.
John 15:18-20, “If the world hates you, understand that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own.
However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you:
‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.”
The world hates God, why would the world love you now that you are not of this world any longer?
You will be judged because of who you are now, a follower of Christ.
Yet, do not falter, yours is to continue to ensure that more and more people hear The Gospel, The Good News about Jesus Christ and that in Him and through Him all things are possible!
Take heart because Jesus Christ has overcome the world and you are now living in Christ and when you continue to walk in truth, Christ lives in you.
Moreover, allow judgmental looks and comments to bounce off you, as the only one being truly hurt is the one dishing out the worldly judgement.
You may be persecuted because of your public declaration of trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
There are some countries where life on earth becomes more dangerous because of this. This country we live in, is not one of those, for now.
We ask that you join us in praying for those souls.
Rejoice that you are able to express your love for Christ here in the states publicly!
Matthew 5:10, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Clarity and Wisdom Take Over
Judgment, persecution, satan coming at you from time to time, the road will be rough.
The Lord provides!
Clarity comes from knowing what is real and not real.
Moreover, it is the quality of being clear on all things.
When you trust Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and receive The Holy Spirit, clarity will live in you.
You will know the difference between truth and fabrication, because the Power of Christ lives in you and you will know who and what is in Christ and who and what is of this fallen world.
I am no one special, though for the sake of truth, allow me to share with you.
Friends of mine often joke, laugh and call me the “observant one”, mainly because I am the one more likely to sit or stand in a prime watching position wherever I may be, watching the people all around me.
In truth, I am always in search of the next connection.
That person who Christ is calling to Him or that existing family member, one who is presently living in the Body Of Christ.
What happens is that along the way, you hear people tell you their story.
That’s where discernment enters and clarity takes over.
1 John 4:1, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
Furthermore, when you trust Jesus and spend time with Him in His Word, your knowledge will continue to grow more with each passing day.
The answer to any question you may have is a prayer away or in the Word Of God.
You are a child of God Most High and because of this you are Blessed, which means true wisdom is near!
Proverbs 3:13-18, “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand, in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.”
In summary, when you trust Jesus, life here does not get easier.
Why would it?
Because you are now a part of the Body of Christ and are no longer a citizen of this fallen world.
Here’s the spoiler (for satan), when you trust Jesus, you already know what ultimately happens next.
Eternal life is the gift of salvation for ALL who Believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!
Let’s take this journey together each week as you will find new Christian Blogs here each and every week designed especially for you to help with your walk through this life.
Psalm 102:18; “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord.”
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