The key to having KingdomNomics principles for eternal significance become operative in your life is to make sure you have a living and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Once this relationship is established, the living and powerful Word of God can then begin to work in your life as you practice the principles of KingdomNomics.
Let’s take a walk together through a few verses of the Bible to show us how we can be sure we have the living relationship God wants us to have with Jesus Christ. It is through the gospel of Jesus Christ that life and immortality have been brought to light giving us the option to enjoy a life now that will echo into eternity.
What Jesus Christ Did For Us
The Apostle Paul said, “I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.” (1 Corinthians 15:3–6, NLT)
This is the gospel. It is of first importance that we understand, accept, believe and trust in the fact that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that God raised him from the dead on the third day. The Apostle Paul said this is the reason Jesus came into the world, “What I say is true, and you should fully accept it: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst.” (1 Timothy 1:15, NCV)
Jesus Christ Provides The Way And Is The Gate To The Father
“Jesus answered, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me.” (John 14:6, NCV)
“I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9, NIV)
I Am Accepted And Obtain Right Standing With God If…
I agree with God that I am a sinner. I have failed to be what God wants me to be, and I have failed to do what God wants me to do. Therefore, I qualify for being a sinner in the sight of God failing to meet his standard of righteousness.
“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” (Romans 3:23, NLT)
I understand that sin, if not paid for, will result in death. However, God has made provision for the payment of my sin through his Son, Jesus Christ. “The payment for sin is death. But God gives us the free gift of life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, NCV) My salvation is in the person of Jesus Christ, and it is a FREE GIFT to me if I will individually receive it by faith.
“Yet we know that a person is made right with God not by following the law, but by trusting in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus, that we might be made right with God because we trusted in Christ. It is not because we followed the law, because no one can be made right with God by following the law.” (Galatians 2:16, NCV)
I am made right with God by trusting in Jesus Christ alone for my salvation. Eternal life is in Jesus Christ, and it is a free gift given to me by God. I must not trust in myself, my good works, behavior, giving or any other works for my salvation.
“This is what God told us: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life, but whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (1 John 5:11–12, NCV)
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.” (Romans 10:9–10, NLT)
Pray this prayer.
Lord Jesus, I confess you are Lord. I believe in my heart you died for my sins, and that God raised you from the dead. I am trusting in you alone for my salvation, not my works, behavior or anything else. By faith, I ask you to be my Lord and Savior. I thank you for your gift of eternal life. I invite you, Lord Jesus, into my heart to take control of how I think, feel, and act. Thank you for doing so. In your name, I pray. Amen.
If you sincerely prayed this prayer believing that Jesus Christ is now your personal Lord and Savior, you are now secure in him with the guarantee of going to heaven. The following verses, along with many others, give us the assurance that our salvation is a present possession, to be enjoyed now, enabling us to be of service to Jesus Christ in the time we have remaining in this world.
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” (Ephesians 2:8–9, NLT)
““For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NLT)
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” (John 3:36, ESV)
“So it is with you. When you heard the true teaching—the Good News about your salvation—you believed in Christ. And in Christ, God put his special mark of ownership on you by giving you the Holy Spirit that he had promised. That Holy Spirit is the guarantee that we will receive what God promised for his people until God gives full freedom to those who are his—to bring praise to God’s glory.” (Ephesians 1:13–14, NCV)
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20, NIV)
““I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.” (John 5:24, NLT) This is wonderful news. Our sin has been judged at the cross, our salvation is secure, and we have passed from death to life—a life that now can echo into eternity by practicing the principles of KingdomNomics.
Let’s get started on this exciting adventure!
Your Companion in Christ,