The first thing that must be put in place in order to build a lasting Christian foundation is a genuine salvation experience, and this is possible.
Ephesians 2:19-22 KJV
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens 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 corner stone;
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 an habitation of God through the Spirit.
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 Himself the chief cornerstone. The chief cornerstone is the corner piece of the foundation from where you take the measurement and 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 major, the first thing that God does is call you back to something basic. If you ever see any major event in life in which people fail, it was not a major thing that failed them; it was something basic – as basic as reassuring yourself about your salvation.
Are you born again? A born-again man is completely different from someone not born-again. 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. There is one manager in my office that steals things from the store and will be speaking in tongues, calling Holy Ghost fire and things like that.” But the truth of the matter is that man was born-again but was not behaving like one. My sister was not born-again at that time, and although she had better behaviour, her behaviour could not have taken her to heaven.
Are you born again? Do you want to give your life to Jesus today? Say this prayer:
Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus; I know that 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 and 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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