What to do After You Pray to be Saved
- Romans 6:4 “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
- II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
After you receive Jesus as your Savior, you are “in Christ” (II Cor. 5:17) and are now “a new creature.” Now, you “should walk in newness of life” (Rom. 6:4). Here are some first steps you need to take in order to “walk in newness of life”:
#1 – You need to get baptized.
- Acts 8:36 “And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
- 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
- 38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
- 39 And when they were come up out of the water,”
This eunuch of Ethiopia was not saved, but he wanted to get baptized. Philip the evangelist told the eunuch in vs. 37 that he first needed to believe in Jesus and get saved. After the eunuch received Jesus as his Savior vs. 38 reveals that Philip “baptized him.” #1 – They did not wait to baptize the eunuch. His baptism was immediately after salvation. #2 – When you break down the word “baptism”, you find that it means immersion not sprinkling or pouring. The eunuch “went down both into the water” (vs. 38) and they came “up out of the water” (vs. 39) indicating immersion into the water. Make sure you are baptized by a church that immerses.
#2 – You need to go to church. Of course, it just makes sense that the church believes and practices all of the Bible. (I personally only go to independent, fundamental, Baptist churches.)
- Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
As you “see the day approaching” (the Rapture of believers, end times, and Christ’s return), you need to be “assembling” with other believers “and so much the more.”
#3 – Tell others about your Jesus.
- John 1:40 “One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
- 41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
- 42 And he brought him to Jesus.”
Andrew learned about Jesus the Messiah and told his brother Simon about Jesus and brought Simon to Jesus. You and I need to do the same. We do not want anyone to die in their sin and go to hell. Jesus is the Gospel/Good News. We need to tell others about this good news.
#4 – “Walk in newness of life.”
The “old things” (II Cor. 5:17) are your old sinful habits and the old sinful places you used to go. These “old things” of your unsaved life need to go: the bar, the gambling, the smoking, the illicit drugs, the adultery, the pornography, the cussing all need to go. “All things are become new” so you need to love others, forgive, work hard, go to church, read the Bible, pray, and talk to others about Jesus.
I hope these few thoughts help you as you begin your new life as a believer in Jesus Christ!