OK, Jesus Christ saved me...now what?
Praise the Lord that you have been written in the Lamb's Book of Life! As a brand new Christian, you have just received the greatest gift a man or woman could ever receive from God--forgiveness of your sins and eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!
In a nutshell there are four things which are very important for a new Christian to do to grow in the faith and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Get yourself a King James Bible (KJV) or (NKJV) or (ESV) Bible. Read and Study daily to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God uses His word as a way of talking to you. Always use the KJV bible as your final authority over your personal feelings and what man has to say. [2 Pet 3:18, 2 Tim 2:15, Hosea 4:6, 2 Tim 3:16 ]
Talk to God in prayer every day. [Mat 6:7-13 , Psa 5:3, Psa 54:2, Psa 69:13, Psa 86, Psa 141, Phil 4:6-7]
Find yourself a Bible believing church which does not compromise the absolute authority and truth of God's Word. Confess your salvation before all men, be baptized, worship God, and have fellowship and serve with other born again believers. [Acts 2:47, 1 John 4:15, Acts 18:8, Phil 3:3, Rom 6:16-22]]
Tell others the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and what Jesus Christ has done for you. [Mark 16:15, Mat 10:32-33, Luke 4:23]
Below are topics of interest to Christians for help to grow as a Christian. Please take time and read these topics.
Please read the following scriptures to confirm your decision for Jesus Christ and what God has done for you.
Rom 10:13 (KJV): For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Psa 103:12 (KJV): As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Eph 1:6 (KJV): To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Eph 1:7 (KJV): In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
John 3:15 (KJV): That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John 10:28-30 (KJV): And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.
Titus 3:7 (KJV): That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
1 John 5:11-13 (KJV): And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Your spirit has been awakened by the Holy Spirit and He confirms in your heart by the scriptures that you are now a born again child of God. When you are born again you are given a new nature which will turn away from sin and seek God's righteousness. We are not saved by feelings or good works but by accepting the finished work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as written in God's word.
1 Pet 1:23 (KJV): Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
2 Cor 5:17-18 (KJV): Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
Eph 4:22-24 (KJV): That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Acts 13:37-39 (KJV): But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
2 Tim 2:19 (KJV): Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
Eph 2:4-10 (KJV): But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
How do we learn God's righteousness you ask? Just read His Word--The King James Bible. If you don't understand God's Word at first, don't seek man's wisdom, but pray to God for wisdom and spiritual discernment of His scriptures.
James 1:5 (KJV): If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Mat 7:7 (KJV): Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Rev 3:17-21 (KJV): Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Many are led astray by man's false teachings and perverted bible versions in these last days.
2 Tim 4:3-4 (KJV): For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Titus 1:14-16 (KJV): Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
You will learn very quickly that Satan who is God's sworn enemy will do all he can to sidetrack and shipwreck your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Do not underestimate your adversary the devil.
Luke 22:31-32 (KJV): And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
1 Pet 5:8 (KJV): Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Isa 14:12-15 (KJV): How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
By studying and learning God's word you can grow as a believer and learn to resist the wiles of the Devil by using God's word against the Devil.
James 4:7 (KJV): Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Eph 6:11-13 (KJV): Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
2 Tim 2:26 (KJV): And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Luke 4:8 (KJV): And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
We find our enemy is not man himself but the powers of Satan and unbelief dwelling in the unsaved. We are to love our enemies so they may also come to know Jesus as their savior.
Eph 6:12 (KJV): For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.