Free Gift of Salvation
There is a free gift awaiting you. You cannot earn it. You cannot pay for it. You cannot work for it. It's yours for the taking.
First, let's destroy some misconceptions. Some believe that you can just be a good person and still get into heaven. This is not true. We can never be good enough, because we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Legalism is a trick of the enemy and it will ensure a curse. Apostle Paul asked the Church of Galatia -who has bewitched you? The term bewitched here implies being maligned or fascinated by false representation.
The church had been led astray, charmed into believing a lie. Curses that are brought about by legalism are caused by lack of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. It cannot be stressed enough. There is but one way to obtain eternal salvation, and that is through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, His burial, and His resurrection, and the confession of that faith.
Attempts to receive righteousness through a set of rules is an impossible feat. We know this because scripture clearly lays down this foundational principle. Therefore, it is a futile, vain attempt to try to be good enough to obtain salvation. Not only that, but it is an act of unbelief toward the Blood of Jesus Christ as means of cleansing us from our sins.
Salvation is a gift, it cannot be earned, and the Blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness if we will only confess and repent.
Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the acknowledgment of sin Ro 3:20 KJV.
Legalism attempts to go beyond the requirements set forth by God. It is a mindset or stronghold that suggests that the Cross is not sufficient for providing salvation. It is a way of thinking that refuses to accept the Blood as the atoning sacrifice for sin. It is only through Jesus that we have access to God the Father.
Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness. We too must believe. The curse of legalism had blinded the eyes of the Pharisees to the living Savior who stood before them. Christ Himself said that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the Scribes and Pharisees, you would never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Legalism is an accursed thing!
Dear heavenly Father,
Please forgive me for thinking I could never be good enough . Forgive me
for not realizing that you gave your Son for my sins and that His Blood was the penalty paid for all my sins. I choose today to receive this free gift. I confess I am a sinner. I ask you to forgive my sins. I confess today, that I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died, was buried and on the 3rd day he arose from the grave and now sits at the right hand of God, the Father. I choose to receive you today as my Lord and Savior and I will live to honor you. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen