HOW TO RECEIVE SALVATION;
“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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”(Romans 10:8-10).
There’re many who believe that for a sinner to be saved he must confess all his sins to God, but that’s not true. You don’t receive salvation by confessing your sins. The Bible doesn’t say “If thou shall confess with thy mouth all your sins, then thou shall be saved”; rather, it says, “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….” This is the simple way to salvation.
When you believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is The Son Of God and that God raised Him from the dead, you’re made right with God. But then to enjoy what you have believed—to enjoy the full benefits of salvation, you’ll have to confess, that is, affirm with your mouth, the Lordship of Jesus. That you believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died for you is not enough. Even the devils, according to the Bible also believe and tremble (James 2:19), but that doesn’t mean they’re saved.
You’d have to announce your believing by proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus. This catapults you into salvation and you become awakened to the fatherhood of God.
It doesn’t matter that you’re the “nicest” person around. Jesus said in John 3:7 “ye must be born again”; this is not a suggestion. There’s a definite act required for salvation; it’s the confession of the lordship of Jesus. You can do so right away by praying this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I ask that you come into my heart and be the Lord of my life from this day forward. I confess with my mouth that you are Lord of my life, and believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead; thank you that I am saved now.”
2 Corinthians 5:17;
Romans 10:8-10 AMP