Sometimes we fall into the pit of thinking that we have done awful things and are beyond being saved. This mostly happens when we have given in to the desires of the flesh and have constantly poured into our sinful nature to the point that we have suppressed the Holy Spirit in us. In such a situation, you can feel like you are beyond being saved. However, what does the Bible really say? Will Jesus save me?
Absolutely yes! There is no greater sin or sinner that Jesus cannot save. The Bible even says that he loved us when we were sinners. Furthermore, he came to earth to save sinners who wanted to be saved. Therefore, if you decide that you want to turn from unholy ways, no matter how big of a sinner you feel you are, be assured that Jesus loves you and will save you. He died so that we may be saved from our sinful nature. Just believe in Him and accept him to guide your life, and you will be saved (John 3:16).
So, what does it mean to be saved by Jesus by Jesus? Does the Bible teach that Jesus saves? What can Jesus save me from? Can Jesus save me from the trouble I got myself into? How will Jesus save me? How do I ask Jesus to save me? Is asking Jesus to save me through prayer enough? What do I have to do to receive salvation from Jesus? Continue reading to get more answers to these questions and more.
What does it mean to be saved by Jesus?
To be saved by Jesus means that we no longer face condemnation for our sins, and our eternal death sentence has been written off. Salvation is, however, more than just knowing Jesus Christ. It is to accept and believe in him as the savior of your life and believe that he was raised from the dead and is now alive.
Furthermore, to be saved by Jesus requires one to confess their sins and acknowledge that one needs a savior. The Bible says in the book of Romans 3:23 that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Therefore, salvation is there to reconnect us with God. And that is why Jesus Christ died for us: whoever believes in him shall be saved and receive the gift of eternal life (John 3:16).
Does the Bible teach that Jesus saves?
Yes, the Bible clearly states that we receive salvation by believing in Jesus Christ. The book of Acts 16:31 says, “And they said, belief in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” There is no other way that we can be saved except through Jesus Christ. Jesus himself said he is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one can go to the father except through him. Therefore, Jesus is the only one who can save us as he became sinful so that we may be cleansed.
What can Jesus save me from?
Jesus saves you from your sins, both the original sin and future sins (through confession). The book of Mathew 1:21 says, “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.” By saving us from our sins, Jesus also saves us from the death sentence on our heads. We, therefore, not only live a peaceful life, but we are assured of eternal life.
Can Jesus save me from the trouble I got myself into?
Jesus can save you from the trouble you got yourself into. He does not discriminate against the sins he can save us from. The Bible says that he remains faithful to us even when we are unfaithful (2nd Timothy 2:13). Christ died for all our sins, and the book of Romans says nothing can now separate us from his love, not even sin.
However, we should not misuse the grace of God by sinning intentionally just because he will forgive us. Romans 6:14-15 says, “For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!”
How will Jesus save me?
Jesus will save you if you ask him to. This is by believing in him and confessing your sins. The book of Romans 10:9 says, “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.” Therefore, salvation only occurs by accepting Christ in our lives and believing he rose from the dead, confessing our sins, and no longer living in our sinful nature.
How do I ask Jesus to save me?
You ask Jesus to save you through an acceptance and confession prayer. In the prayer, you must acknowledge that you have sinned against him and are willing to turn away from your sinful nature and be saved by him. Furthermore, faith in Jesus Christ is an essential aspect of salvation. Therefore, while asking Jesus to save you, you must first have faith that you are already in him, believe that he died and rose from the dead, and confess your sins to him, and you will receive salvation.
Is asking Jesus to save me through prayer enough?
Asking Jesus to save you through prayer is not enough, as you have to repent and turn away from your sinful nature. Being saved by Jesus is simply believing in him. And the scripture is clear: those who claim to know and believe in him must walk as he did.
Furthermore, being saved by Jesus is entering into a relationship with him. Jesus himself says that those who truly say they love have to do the father’s will. Therefore, though you receive salvation through prayer, you have to abide in Jesus while at it.
Being saved will require you to put Jesus at the center of your life. For example, the story of the rich young man who asked Jesus how he could be saved. Jesus answered that he must give away all his riches to the poor. Jesus knew well that the young rich man loved his wealth more than anything else. Therefore, to be saved by Jesus will mean to let go of any other “god.”
What do I have to do to receive salvation from Jesus?
You only have to have faith and believe that you have been saved, and you will be saved. The Bible is clear that it is not by the righteous works that we receive salvation, but it is through the mercy and grace of God. Jesus died for our sins, and all we have to do is believe in him, and we will be saved.
Titus 3:5 says, “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.” The book of Ephesians 2:8-9 also insists that we have been saved through faith and not by our own works so that none can boast of the salvation we have received.