Step 1: Admitting you are a sinner.
You need to make this step by yourself, you need to admit that you are a sinner and living in the World without God. And if you continue living like this you will never reach Heaven.
Admitting is step nr 1.
God, I’m a sinner, I do realize that with this sin in my life, I can not be close to You! And will never receive the gift of Eternal Life.
I know that I need to stop sinning and that I need to ask God forgiveness for my past actions. And need to invite Jesus Christ into my heart to come and clean my mind and spirit of all past sin.
What is sin? Sin is anything that stands between you and God. With sin in your live, God will not be part of your life.
Yes. God does love you! But He does not like sin and there is no relationship between you and God if you are sinful. You need to repair this relationship.
By taking this step!
All people have sinned.
Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,
Sin is temptation.
Jas 1:15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin. And sin, when it is fully formed, brings forth death.
Sin begins in the mind.
Mat 5:27 you have heard that it was said to the ancients, “You shall not commit adultery.”
Mat 5:28 But I say to you that whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
God have to punish sin.
Ex. 32:34 and now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My Angel shall go before you. And in the day of my visitation I will visit their sin upon them.
We should humbly confess sin.
2Sa 24:10 and David’s heart struck him after he had numbered the people.
And David said to Jehovah, I have sinned greatly in what I have done.
And now, I beseech You, O Jehovah; take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have done very foolishly.
11 And David rose up in the morning. And the Word of Jehovah came to the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying,
12 Go and say to David, So says Jehovah, I offer you three things. Choose one of them, so that I may do it to you.
13 And Gad came to David, and told him, and said to him, Shall seven years of famine come upon you and on your land? Or will you flee three months before your enemies while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days’ plague in your land? And advise, and see what answer I shall return to Him who sent me.
14 And David said to Gad, I am in great distress. Let us fall now into the hand of Jehovah, for His mercies are great. And do not let me fall into the hand of man.
15 And Jehovah sent a plague upon Israel from the morning even till the time appointed. And there died from the people, from Dan to Beersheba, seventy thousand men.
Sin leads to eternal death.
Ezra 9:5 and at the evening sacrifice I rose up from my affliction. And tearing my garment and my mantle, I fell on my knees and spread out my hands to Jehovah my God.
6 And I said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to You, my God. For our iniquities have increased over our heads, and our guiltiness has grown up to the heavens.
7 Since the days of our fathers we have been in a great sin until this day. And for our iniquities we, our kings, our priests, have been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to shame of face, as it is this day.
8 And now for a little time grace has been shown from Jehovah our God, to leave us a remnant to escape and to give us a nail in His holy place, so that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a little life in our bondage.
9 For we were slaves, yet our God has not left us in our bondage, but has given mercy to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us some life, to set up the house of our God, and to repair its waste, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
10 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken Your commandments
11 which You commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, The land into which you go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations which have filled it from one end to the other with their uncleanness.
12 And now do not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters to your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth forever, so that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it for an inheritance to your sons forever.
13 And after all that has come on us for our evil deeds and for our great sin, since You our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such an escape as this,
14 should we again break Your commandments and join hands with the people of these abominations? Would You not be angry with us until You had crushed us, until there is no remnant nor survivor?
15 O Jehovah, the God of Israel, You are righteous. For we are left a remnant that has escaped, as today. Behold, we are before You in our sins, for we cannot stand before You because of this.
Sin becomes death.
Rom 6:23 for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
God will forgive us our sin, if we ask for forgiveness.
1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
In sin you are without God.
Eph 2:12 and that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.
Humans have a sinful nature.
Gen 3:1 now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said to the woman, is it so that God has said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said to the serpent, we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden.
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.
4 And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die,
5 for God knows that in the day you eat of it, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as God, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasing to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make wise, she took of its fruit, and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
7 And the eyes of both of them were opened. And they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made girdles for themselves.
8 And they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day. And Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God in the middle of the trees of the garden.
9 And Jehovah God called to Adam and said to him, where are you?
10 And he said, I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I am naked, and I hid myself.
11 And He said, who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree which I commanded you that you should not eat?
12 And the man said, the woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.
13 And Jehovah God said to the woman, what is this you have done? And the woman said, the serpent deceived me, and I ate.
14 And Jehovah God said to the serpent, because you have done this you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every animal of the
field. You shall go upon your belly, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He will bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
16 To the woman He said, I will greatly increase your sorrow and your conception. In pain you shall bear sons, and your desire shall be toward your husband, and he shall rule over you.
17 And to Adam He said, because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it! The ground is cursed for your sake. In pain shall you eat of it all the days of your life?
18 It shall also bring forth thorns and thistles to you, and you shall eat the herb of the field.
19 in the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.
God do punish sin.
Ex 32:34 and now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My Angel shall go before you. And in the day of My visitation I will visit their sin upon them.
God requires a clean heart a pure heart.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
The Flesh brings Sin; the Spirit brings freedom of sin.
Rom 8:1 there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the
2 But the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
Are you admitting that your a Sinner and by continuing on this Sinful Road you will end up in Hell ?
If your answer is YES
Pray this Prayer with me and Take the next step with me !
Lord I admit that I am a sinner in the World without you in my Life. Lord I do realize that if I continue down this road I will end up in Hell! Lord I made up my Mind taking the 12 steps to Heaven , Please meet me on my Journey to Heaven and walk with me all the way . I thank You Lord Amen and Amen