WHAT IT MEANS TO BE “SAVED”
We must all acknowledge that we are physical creatures and will eventually die one day. This is not what our Creator desired in the beginning. It was because of man’s disobedience to Yahweh that sin came upon the world, and death through sin. You can see the effects of sin all around us. Your physical body dies and you will go on to live spiritually for eternity with Yahweh or in Hell, depending on who you follow…
If you aren’t living your life according to the Scriptures, then you are not following your Creator and will not be with Him in the renewed heavens and earth! The Scriptures state the obvious that, “All have sinned and fall short of the esteem of Elohim (God).” (Romans 3:23) Even liars are listed among those who will go to Hell.
The Scriptures also inform us that, “The wages of sin is death, but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting ḥai (life) in Mashiaḥ Yahushua our Adon (Master).” (Romans 6:23)
This is where Yahushua steps in. Because we have all broken Yahweh’s laws and rejected Yahweh through our disobedience and sin, Yahweh sent His Son: Yahushua the Messiah to die in our place! “But Elohim (God) proves His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Mashiaḥ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Not only this, but He proved who He said He was by rising from death!
This means that all we have to do for the first step is accept Yahweh’s free offer of salvation through Yahushua Messiah. “If you confess with your mouth the Master Yahushua and believe in your heart that Elohim has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
WHAT TO DO
- ADMIT YOU ARE A SINNER TO YAHWEH
Talk to Yahweh as you would any other person and confess everything you know you have done that is wrong. There is nothing too evil that Yahweh cannot forgive. (1 John 1:9)
- BELIEVE IN YAHUSHUA MESSIAH
Accept that Yahushua is the Son of Yahweh and believe that He died in your place and rose from the dead so you can be free from the punishment that you deserve. (John 20:31)
- REPENT OF YOUR SIN AND BE “BORN AGAIN”
Turn away from everything you know is bad. This is as though you are born again (John 3:3). Yahweh promises to forget all the evils you have ever done, you are a new you and He will write His Law on your heart! One of the outward signs of this inward change is the act of immersion (baptism) in water in the Name of Yahweh and Yahushua (Acts 2:38) commanded in Scripture and exemplified by Yahushua.
- TELL OTHERS OF YAHUSHUA MESSIAH
An important step in living a life obedient to Yahweh is to tell others that you are a follower of Yahushua. This solidifies your commitment to Yahweh and also gives others the chance to hear this good news. (Mark 16:15)
- READ YAHWEH’S WORD – THE SCRIPTURES (BIBLE)
The Scriptures are our only source of Truth. By reading Them, you will find out how to please Yahweh (2 Timothy 3:16). You will find out how you got here, what you are to do here, and what is going to happen in the end.
- OBEY WHAT YOU READ
Many people may say that once you’re saved you can live like you want. This is NOT what the Scriptures say. 1 John 2:4 reads, “The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard His Commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” Our love for Yahweh is expressed through our obedience and others should recognize your belief by your actions.
- FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHERS
Try to find others who believe the Scriptures, Call on the Creator by His Name YAHWEH, and practice what they preach! Don’t go looking for a big fancy Church. Meeting in a home with one or two others is perfectly acceptable to Yahweh. “Where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there I am in their midst.” (Yahushua) – Matthew 18:20
Scriptures quoted are taken from “Halleluyah Scriptures” www.halleluyahscriptures.com