The Prayer For ETERNAL LIFE
This prayer is dedicated to anyone without Christ, without hope, without eternal life. Jesus Christ had you personally in mind when He went to the Cross. Every sin that you have ever committed - past, present, or future - was imputed to Him and judged so that at this moment you can have eternal life.
Eternal life is as close to you as your own soul. In your soul you have volition. The nonmeritorious expression of volition is called faith. The object of faith always has the merit. In eternal salvation, the object of faith is our Lord Jesus Christ, who carried our sins in His own body on the Cross.
In the privacy of your soul you have freedom. You are free to exercise your option for eternal life. You are free, therefore, at this moment to become the possessor of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. The issue:
The option: Your attitude toward Christ determines your eternal future; to believe in Him - eternal life; to reject Him - eternal condemnation.
How very simple salvation is. In the privacy and freedom of your soul, forming the sentences in thought only, speaking inaudibly, you can tell God the Father that you are believing in Jesus Christ, and that is the moment of eternal life for you. You can believe in Jesus Christ; you can express your faith to God the Father right now. This faith is a private matter between you and God. God has provided His part of salvation - the Father sent the Son; the Son went to the Cross. The Father imputed your sins to Christ on the cross and judged them. The rest is up to you. You can either believe in Christ for eternal life or reject HIM for eternal condemnation. The choice is yours.
We are able to receive God's gift of eternal life by one simple act of faith, in a moment of time. Faith is the only requirement. Faith is simply believing - Faith alone in Christ alone. Your "good deeds and works" are not an issue to God, nor are your sins and scars.
In Ephesians 2:8&9 , we read that by grace, we have been saved through faith. It is not ourselves and our works. It is the gift of God. The choice is ours, and we all have been given the freedom and the opportunity to make that choice.
Once you have made a decision for Christ, you are in a secure position and have eternal permanent security. There is nothing you can do to change it. Once you believe, you have life with God forever in heaven.
In John 10:28 we read, "I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of My Hand."
Your decision to believe in Christ is the most important decision of your life. The Book of Life contains everyone's name in it when they are born. Your name is blotted out of the Book of Life if you die without believing in Jesus Christ.
Revelation 20:15 says that if anyone's name was not found written in the Book of Life, he would be thrown into the lake of fire.
AFTER SALVATION, WHAT?
As a new believer, you have entered into a new life. You now have a permanent union with God The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. You are a Christian. God's perfection is your guarantee. He always loves you. He never alters His standards or changes a promise He has made to you. The barrier is gone forever! Nothing can take away your eternal salvation.