Plan of Salvation
HOW DO I REPENT?
Repentance prepares our hearts for God. Repent means to change one’s mind, to feel sorry and to move forward in a completely new direction. “For Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”(II Cor. 7:10). Sometimes God reveals his goodness to men to make them want to repent. Anointed preaching of God’s word is often the means of causing us to want to repent.
HOW SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
“...Except a man be born of the water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5) Water baptism is a command. ‘The Peter said unto them, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Act 2:38) There are over ten examples of water baptism in the Name of Jesus listed in the Bible. (Acts 2, 8, 9, 10, 19, 22; Romans 6; 1 Cor. 1:6; Galatians 3; Colossians 2)
HOW DO I RECEIVE THE HOLY GHOST?
The first step is to thoroughly repent, secondly to be baptized in the Name of Jesus, and thirdly to believe that God will fill you with the Holy Ghost. “He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved...” (Mark 16:16). Let the spirit of God submerge you. Just begin praising and thanking God for his goodness, mercy, for sacrificing his life for you; for all the many things he has done for you, and the many things he is doing right now! Open up your mouth and praise the Lord! Hallelujah is the highest praise we can give to the Lord! As you begin to surrender your life to the Lord and begin to praise the Lord from depths of your heart, expect God to fill you with the Holy Ghost. You will speak in an unknown tongue, or heavenly language, as the spirit gives the utterance or ability to. “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:4) Oh, what joy will fill your soul! After you have received the Holy Ghost, you will be a new creature. God will saturate your soul and you will have a clean heart, and a mind to live for Jesus! You must have this experience if you want to reign with the Lord!!!!