“…Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” -Acts 16:30 (KJV)
Paul and Silas where ministering at Philippi and because of their preaching and healing of a demon-possessed girl they were beaten by order of the magistrates and threw them into prison. They also had their feet locked down in the stocks. But at midnight they prayed and sang hymns to God. Then suddenly there was an earthquake and the foundations of the prison were shaken and all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains fell off. This in itself is a miracle worth further study bit for today we will focus in on what the jailer of the prison said next.
Thinking that all the prisoners escaped the jailer was ready to kill himself but Paul said hold on don’t do anything we are all still here. The jailer went immediately to Paul and Silas trembling before them and asked one question – “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?“. Now we don’t know if the jailer heard them praying and singing but I suspect he did and was moved in his spirit to ask them this question as the earth shook beneath his feet.
Paul answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household“. Paul and Silas then ministered the word of the Lord to him and he became saved. You see the jailer wanted to know what he had to do to escape the future judgment as he was now aware of the power of God. One must have faith and believe that the Lord was/is who He claimed to be and believe in the things He did – 1 Cor 15:3-4.
“but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” -John 20:31 (ESV)
Friends to be saved you must profess the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and believe in your heart (soul) that God raised Jesus from the dead. You must then confess your sin and repent living in holiness (Heb 12:14). For without repentance no man shall see the Kingdom of God – Luke 13:3. These are our instructions for obtaining eternal life. We must be born again (saved) in order to live with the Lord in His kingdom forever. There is nothing else on the face of the earth that will get you saved. But you may ask “saved from what?“. I say, saved form His wrath which is surely coming. Saved from hell – which is certainly a reality and certainly a place of endless torment.
“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10- For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.:” -Rom 10:9-10 (ESV)
So there it is and now the big question is what will you do about it if you are not really saved today? Will you answer His call and follow Him or keep rejecting Him and procrastinating until some future time which may never come? Today’s the day of salvation, not tomorrow or next week. Today! Seek Him beloved for we never know when we will take our last breath and by then your fate and mine is sealed – for heaven or for … hell!
-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman
“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” -2 Peter 3:11-12
GIVE ALMIGHTY GOD ALL THE GLORY FOR HE IS KING and HE IS LORD!