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How to be Truly Saved
- Acknowledge to yourself and to God that you have sinned. The scripture says, All have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). This is our condition before repentance. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8).
- Repent from your sinful condition. Repentance means to turn away from. You must be truly sorry for your sins, and willing to turn away from them unto God, asking His forgiveness. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon (Isaiah 55:7).
- Receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, believing that he died in your stead on Calvary and rose again that you might have power to live a holy life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
As we fast, we relinquish the things of the world and become extremely sensitive to God's perspective.
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