Many professing Christians believe in Jesus, but they have never received Him, they have never received salvation. They are not born again. They are just believing sinners. We read in John 1:12,13 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Those who have received Jesus, embraced Him, invited Him into their lives, accepted His Lordship and submitted themselves to Him, obey His words, repent and are baptized, they are born again. They receive a new life. They are born again, new creatures in Christ. They are not sinners any more. They long for the words and the revelation of Jesus. They yearn for Him and for His Spirit to fill them and dwell in them. They yearn for holiness and for the approval of Jesus. They walk in holiness and righteousness. They are children of God. They are born of the Spirit of God. They have not just had a change of mind and taken on religion. They have a new heart.
Have you become sick and tired of your life of sin, failure and despair? Are you tired of being a phony false Christian, a dirty religious hypocrite? Then run to Jesus. Accept Him, receive Him, receive His salvation that changes you into an obedient child of God.
If you don’t want holiness and you don’t want to be clean. If you still love your sin and enjoy the pleasures of the world, then don’t waste your time with religion. Only go to Jesus if you truly want Him and if you truly want to be a child of God. All your religion and Bible knowledge will bring you nowhere. You need Jesus. Receive Him and you will have Life. Receive Him and He will give you salvation. He will make you new.
Have you received Jesus? Have you received salvation? Are you a new creature, a born again child of God?
May Jesus bless you.