People think it’s complicated to become a believer. Scripture reminds us it is one of the easiest things anyone can do. Today we will focus on an amazing passage of scripture taken from Romans 10.
Romans 10:9 says, “Because, 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.”
There are really only two requirements for salvation; confession and faith.
Let’s pick apart this verse.
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord.”
What I found profoundly awesome about our Lord Jesus Christ is that He is the Master Creator of languages. He can understand any language from the most complex to the simplest of them. He understands the most verbally eloquent as well as the vast intricacies of the 200 sign languages used around the globe.
God wants us to acknowledge His sovereignty as Almighty. He wants purity in confession by means of our voice, whether verbal or non-verbal. He is The King and worthy of acknowledgement.
“believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Faith in the true depths of your heart is essential for salvation. Many people in our world claim to believe in Christ, but walk their daily path apart from Him. Even the demons in the bible claimed to have belief in the Son of God. Belief leads to real change and a visible lifestyle of humbling yourself unto the Lord.
James 2:19 says, “Even the demons believe and shudder!”
John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. “
What Jesus Christ is offering to you is not just a choice, it’s a chance. Sure, you can make your own decisions and live life however you want, but are you happy? Do the things of this earth make you feel satisfied? Maybe they do. The fruits of the spirit we have talked about before; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control can ONLY be experienced through a relationship with Christ Jesus. Without Him, you are going to walk around like a zombie, a living dead person just waiting to enter into the next life without Him. Confess and believe. It is that simple.
Jump down to Romans 10:13. It says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
It does not matter if you have never been in a church.
It does not matter if you have any scripture memorized.
It does not even matter if you have ever opened up a bible.
Confession and belief is all you need to inherit His goodness, direction and saving grace.