You are now a partner of God’s family because by faith you received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. This has brought you into a wonderful and fulfilling relationship with God who created you. Receiving Christ as your Savior begins an eternal relationship with God.
Jesus in Acts 1:5, told his disciples that within a short time they would receive the “baptism of the Holy Spirit”. He said, “For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” (Acts 1:5) Jesus told them this just before he returned to Heaven.
Now that you are saved and have this assurance from the Word of God, God wants you to continue on in your Christian life. Remember that Ephesians 2:8, 9 tells you that you were saved “by grace through faith” and not by good works you have done or ever will do.
The Bible is God’s Word to man. It reveals the plan of God for all of mankind. It reveals the nature of God, the sinfulness of man, the plan of salvation in Christ, the place called heaven for the saved, the doom of the unsaved in hell. The Bible is the guidelines for the Christians to follow in order to live and act as we should. We are to love it, learn it, and then live by it.
After a child is born, he begins to grow. He must have proper food. What a joy for those parents when he begins to walk. The words “da da” and “ma ma” are sweet to the ears of a parent. So it is with the Christian. The Christian needs spiritual food, the Bible. He begins to walk with God.
When we were saved by trusting, believing, and confessing Christ, we became a member of the Body of Christ, the Church. Before our salvation, we served our own desires and Satan’s wishes. But now, as a child of God, we have a new relationship with God. We must not take this lightly, because God doesn’t take it lightly. The Bible says in I Corinthians 6:19-20:
Proverbs 11:30: “. . .he that winneth souls is wise”.
We have a responsibility to pass on to others what we have received. We have received Christ and His salvation. We should tell others of Christ and the way of salvation. Mark 16:15 tells us to “go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”