Ephesians 2:19-22 KJV
19 Now, therefore, ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.
The first thing that must be put in place to build a lasting Christian foundation is a genuine salvation experience, which is possible.
Ephesians 2:19-22 shows us the first step in constructing a lasting Christian building (life): the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ, the chief cornerstone. The chief cornerstone is the corner piece of the foundation from where you measure the dimensions, and then everything spreads from there. A building starts from the cornerstone, and every other part of the building takes its stand and strength from it.
Anytime you are about to go for something significant, the first thing that God does is call you back to something essential. If you ever see any major event in life in which people fail, it is not a significant thing that failed them; it was something basic – as essential as reassuring yourself about your salvation.
Did you get born-again? A born-again man is entirely different from someone not born-again.
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
There are cases of sinners who are moralists who are even better than some Christians in their practices.
Before one of my sisters got born-again, she would tell me, “Listen, all this born-again thing is fake. One manager in my office steals things from the store and will be speaking in tongues, calling Holy Ghost fire and things like that.” But the truth is that man was born-again but did not behave like one. My sister was not born-again then; although she had better behaviour, her behaviour could not have taken her to heaven.
John 3:3 KJV
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Are you born again?
Do you want to give your life to Jesus today?
Romans 10:9-10 KJV
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Say this prayer:
Father, I come to you in Jesus’s name; I know I’m a sinner, and I cannot save myself. But Jesus died for me, that I might be saved; today, I accept Jesus as my personal Lord and Saviour. Forgive me all my sins, wash me with Your blood, and make me whole; I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus is my Lord. Amen!
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Rev. Olusola Areogun