“After Salvation, What?,” follows “How to be Saved.” Therefore, assuming you received Christ, now what? Congratulations!
In a moment in time you accepted Christ as your personal Savior, your sins were forgiven and instantly God the Holy Spirit sealed you into the “body of Christ” – you are a member in particular (1 Corinthians 12:12; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13, 22; 4:30). The instant you were saved, you were given a special gift (s) by the Holy Spirit so that you can execute God’s plan for your life in the body of Christ.
God’s Plan for you personally is that you learn His Word (the Bible). To do this you need to find a Bible teaching church in your area. For assistance on what to look for in a Church, write or email WOTM., or see our Study entitled “Spiritual Authority.” This study directs Deacons and Church leadership on how to select a Pastor/Teacher, but the same ingredients valid for you as a new believer when searching for the right church.
God has a purpose for you – a personal plan (PPG – see “Terms & Definitions for definition of PPG) that He designed just for you in eternity past. He knew you would trust Christ, and He made every provision for your life. “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory, both now and to the day of eternity (forever). Amen” (2 Peter 3:18; Ephesians 1: 3-23). You are now kept alive on earth to fulfill your personal destiny (the PPG) by becoming a mature believer. On the way up to maturity in Christ, you will experience many priceless events; many hardships; many experiences in life to include suffering and much inner peace. Life after salvation is designed by God for your benefit and His glorification (John 15:8, 16; 2 Corinthians 5:15). Be sure to give God the credit for everything that comes along in life, good or bad “Hebrews 4:15 “for we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Please turn in your Bible and read the following verses, written to believers by the Apostle Paul, the greatest believer who ever lived: Romans 8:38,39; 2 Timothy 1:12. God has called you personally out of darkness into His marvelous light. Please read 1 Peter 2:9. As a believer, you have been rescued, forgiven and restored by God through the Cross sacrifice of Christ in your place.
Now that you are saved eternally, learn God’s Word so you too can tell others the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Remember, your faith is new and must be nourished, else you fall back into doubt. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17).
God the Holy Spirit now indwells you, along with God the Father and God the Son. You are the Temple (dwelling place) of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16). Bible study will help your spiritual hearing. You will learn to listen for the still small voice of the Holy Spirit as you learn more and more of God’s Word.
Happy studying! Amen.