The very first step of our faith is salvation. We can’t fully grasp the other areas like love, peace, joy, deliverance, healing, prosperity etc., until we embrace the very first step. You see it is with the heart man believes. The heart is where we believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He forgave us of our sins and we are a new creation in Him.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:10 kjv

When we confess Jesus as Lord over our lives we do so with our mouths, which is an extension of our hearts. For it is an act of our faith to believe with our hearts. Whatever is in your heart that’s what comes out of your mouth. Many don’t understand how they are not saved, when they in fact said with their mouth they are saved. It is one thing to say it and it is another thing to believe what you are saying. That’s where as a new creation in Christ Jesus you are being retrained starting that first day of your spiritual newness in Him. Your new spirit man is based on what you believe, in your heart. The old man was based on your flesh, which was tied to your feelings.

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:8 kjv

As you walk more and more in your spirit man you grow stronger in the things of Him. Your spirit man rises up and you lead in that manner until their is less and less of the old man. Until there is no reaction from your flesh. You see the ultimate is for your spirit man to take the front seat and your flesh man to ride shot-gun, until there is no more reaction from the flesh. This also means your daily walk is transformed and is made brand new. The truth is…we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. This scripture by design is knowledge, for knowledge is power as this is not to be a crutch to continue in the old man.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 kjv

Satan wants to keep you from heaven and the only way he is successful is by keeping you in your flesh which is the old way you use to operate. He can’t pluck your salvation but he sure can play tricks with your mind causing you to think you are not worthy. This is the only way he robs you of your salvation. Remember satan comes to kill – steal – destroy. Don’t allow him to steal your salvation through the annals of your mind.

Something new:

In previous seasons I never looked at salvation as an extension of my faith. Just the other day God dropped something fresh and yet its been there all along. It was waiting for you and me to recognize it. I kept hearing, “and shall not doubt in his heart”… Well this is apart of a common scripture:

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23 kjv.

The revelation is “and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass”… just showing that part as it requires are faith to believe the things we say. The first thing we confess as a new creation is our salvation. When we believe what we speak it comes to pass…As a believer that must be our basis for how we move and have our being. So if we did not believe what we spoke, when we spoke it, our confession was null and void and does not come to pass. Simply put how can we be saved if we never believed. When we believe with even the smallest thing, like salvation, that is how we learn to operate in our faith. You see start small in faith and at the appointed time your faith will extend as you surpass the trials and test that come your way.

We must be persistent about renewing our minds in Christ Jesus. You are probably asking, what does that mean? Simply put, to purify in Him or ask God for forgiveness. This is to keep yourself cleansed. In this season God showed me to perform this task daily. It is something follow daily. You see we can’t go before Him in a unclean state. If you want know why things aren’t taking place in your life, that would be uncleanness. This was something new for me as I was not taught this one thing. Many times we dev deeper into the things of God as we face what seem to be insurmountable challenges.

Pray Out Loud
I encourage you to take the first step of faith; confess and believe Jesus as Lord over your life. Ask forgiveness of all your sin as he died on the cross for all of your sin. This day you are a new creation in Christ Jesus. Welcome to the body of Christ. Now it is important to align yourself with a bible based church to keep yourself rooted. Remember God loves you and so do I.

Here is an encouraging song: