The greatest miracle is not the opening of blind eyes or deaf ears or the straightening of crippled limbs. The greatest miracle is the healing of the sin-sick soul. If you have never experienced the greatest miracle — forgiveness of sin — you can do so, right now!
Because of the sin of the first man and woman, sin passed onto all mankind (Genesis 3). That means everyone born inherits a basic nature to sin:
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12)Just as physical traits are inherited, the spiritual trait of a basic sin nature is inherited. In addition, each person sins individually when they are drawn by their sinful nature to rebel against God:
“But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” (James 1:14-15)
All have sinned, but God has provided a way to escape the penalties of sin. Through repentance from sin and accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can be saved from sin’s penalities:
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
The wages of sin is death — that is why you need the greatest miracle to be manifested in your life. Right now, before God, acknowledge that you are a sinner.
2. CONFESS YOUR SINS TO GOD, REPENT, AND ASK HIM TO FORGIVE YOU:
The basic meaning of the word “repentance” is “a change in mind which results in a change in outward actions.” Some people associate repentance with emotions such as shedding tears and feeling sorry for wrong actions and thoughts. Repentance is not an emotion. Repentance is a decision. Emotion sometimes accompanies true repentance, but it is possible for a person to feel great emotion and shed many tears yet never truly repent. Other people associate repentance with fulfilling special religious requirements. This is sometimes called, “doing penance.” It is possible to meet many such religious requirements yet never repent, in the true Biblical sense.
True repentance is a change of mind that results in a change in outward actions. The necessary outward change is the act of turning away from sin and turning towards God and His righteousness. This outward, “turning away,” confirms the inward change of mind which has occurred.
The Bible declares:
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:8-9)
Right now, confess your sins to God; repent and ask Him to forgive you.
3. CONFESS FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR:
Jesus died on the cross of Calvary for your sins:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
You must believe that Jesus died for you and you must confess your faith in Him:
“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That 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)
Right now, confess Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
CONGRATULATIONS! If you took these three simple steps, you have just experienced the greatest miracle. To maintain your new spiritual health, follow these four important principles:
- Start each day with prayer.
- Praise and worship God every day.
- Read your Bible each day.
- Find a Biblically sound church in your community, where you can become part of the local Body of Christ.