WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED
In these last days, it is important to know if you are saved or lost. The main purpose that made God to take the form of man and come to the earth was because man’s relationship with man was severed in the Garden of Eden; when man disobeyed God and aligned with the devil. This was how man got lost from God, Genesis 3:1-24. God used to walk with man in the cool of the day, until sin was found in man. Man failed God’s first instruction and was lost, losing his loving and glory filled relationship with God. Now man needed a Savior and that brings the question of ‘WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED’ as written in Acts 16:30-33. This man, the jailer or prison keeper in the case that involved Paul and Silas in prison at Philippi; wanted to kill himself when he found the prison doors opened, believing the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried out to him with a loud voice saying, “Do thyself no harm for we are here.” He sprang in with a light, trembling, fell down before Paul and Silas, brought them out of the jail room and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” If you are not saved or in doubt if you are saved, then hear what Paul and Silas said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved, and thy house.” And also, they spake unto him the word of the Lord: and to all that were in his house.
This jailor saw the hand of God, and trembled. He was moved at the manner of life Paul and Silas had that gave them hope in prison; as they sang and praised God. Imagine the kind of anointing that was on them that produced verses 25-26 which reads, “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners had them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s hands were loosed.” Paul and Silas were not only prophets, preachers, but were also worshipers of God in songs, that created a great earthquake and loosened their hand bands. No wonder the jailor trembled, and asked for salvation. Many of us need praises to intensify our miracles. The jailor said, Sirs what must I do to be saved? Have you ever felt lost and needed a Savior?
They said to him, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved and thy house. Those present in the jailor’s house were welcome to hear their message and the opportunity to believe and get saved. The message of the gospel was simple and individualistic. Jesus Christ came to the world to die on the cross, to pay for the sins of all men who would accept it. He was of virgin birth by the Holy Ghost, as announced by the angel Gabriel. He fulfilled every prophecy of old by the prophets, about the Messiah, Christ the Lord. He preached the kingdom of God and the way of salvation; He delivered those in bondage of sickness, infirmity or possessed. He raised the dead, gave sight to the blind, made the lame to walk, cast out devils and even cleansed the lepers. But the greatest of all miracles was that he gave Himself for our salvation, and promised eternity to all who would believe his words and promises.
All the jailor did was to believe the preaching of them concerning Jesus Christ, His birth, death, resurrection and His coming back as King of kings and Lord of lords. They believed the whole counsel of God including the translation hell, paradise, heaven and the lake of fire after the Armageddon, millennium, the white throne judgment and the new heaven and new earth. To be partaker in the blessings of the gospel you must be born again: By confessing your sins, in repentance to God; through Jesus Christ and not through any mortal man or woman. Jesus Christ was the one who died on the cross of Calvary for us and no one else. He cannot share that glory with any. Jesus Christ is God. Repent, as you hear the gospel through faith and believe. Be baptized by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ who alone died for you. Jesus Christ is God. His is the fullness of the Godhead bodily, (Col.2:9). All who hear the gospel and believe shall be saved through faith not of works lest any man should boast, (Eph. 2:8-9). Sirs, what must I do to be saved? Now you know. Act before it is too late, time is short. One thing you cannot buy back, or reserve is time; Today is the day of salvation, (2nd Cor. 6:2). Study Mk.16:15-20.
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