|Posted by marymccracken on June 14, 2008 at 8:35 AM|
Being saved is not difficult. Sometimes people only need it explained in a way that they can understand it. Because God is a holy God, sin separates man from God. Sin came upon all mankind because of the sin of Adam in the Garden of Eden when he disobeyed God. As a result this sinful nature passed down to all mankind. You can easily tell that sin passed down. I once saw a video clip of a small child. The child�s mouth was covered with chocolate. The parent asked the children did he eat the chocolate. The child said no. Anyone could see that the child did eat the chocolate because his face had chocolate all around his mouth. The child did not learn sin.
Sin was there. King David in Psalms 51:5 says, Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Following the plan of salvation in the Bible is the only way for a person to be saved. I Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between god and men, the man Christ Jesus. One place the plan of salvation is found in Bible is Romans 10: 8-13.
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
To be saved we must look at ourselves, our ways and our thoughts and know that we are a sinner in need of a Savior. We must come to the realization that I need God. I cannot change my ways without his help. Then we must repent. Repentance means to be sorry for the things that we have done. Not only does repentance mean to be sorry, it means to turn away from those things and never do them again. Repentance is not a 360 degree turn. It is a 180 degree turn because you do not return to the same place that you left. Then ask God to forgive you. You confess your sins to God and ask him to forgive you. Ask Him to come into your heart and He will. He has just been waiting for you to ask Him. He is ready and willing to save you. You are not so far gone that he cannot and will not save you. Accept his salvation. You must believe in your heart that God has saved you. For verse 10 of Romans 10 expressly says that 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
You have heard tongues spoken on this video. The gift of tongues is a free gift. You do not learn it. When you become filled with the Holy Ghost the gift of tongues will come as evidence that
The Holy Ghost has made his arrival in your heart. You will not have to guess if the Holy Ghost is there he will speak for himself. There are so many beautiful Christians who have not gone on to get this free gift of God. This was the case of people that Apostle Paul encountered in the Bible at Ephesus in Acts 19: 1-6. They were followers of Jesus but they did not know about the Holy Ghost.
1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollo�s was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
2 He said unto them, have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, we have not so much as heard whether there is any Holy Ghost.
3 And he said unto them, unto what then were ye baptized? And they said Unto John's baptism.
4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Notice that these people were believers and after they got the Holy Ghost they did speak in tongues.
In my own testimony, I, Evangelist Mary L. McCracken, am an educated individual. Having gone to two universities, nothing can compare to what God has done for me. I, like Paul, count it as nothing that I may win Christ. However, when I met a woman without a high school education who could speak in another language, I was interested. She told me about Jesus in a way that I had never understood it before. She explains Christ and salvation in a very plain way that I could understand. That is the reason why God is allowing many of you to read this. He is using this ministry to explain Christ in a simple way to many that are searching for him because of personal desire, problems or whatever. They are looking for Christ. They are looking for a word from the Lord. I only assumed that I was saved because I was trying to live a good moral life. I had taken two years of a foreign language and still could not speak it. When I heard her speak so eloquently in an unknown language I knew it had to be God. When I found out through the Bible what I needed to do to be saved, I got saved. I went on to get the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. It is the beautiful gift of tongues that God gave me that you hear on the video. What got my attention was that other people that I started to be around which were Pentecostal spoke in tongues but each person had their own beautiful God given language which God gave them. None of the languages were the same.
Luke 24:49 and, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Jesus loves us and we can be sure concerning the promise given in Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
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