"I Am Saved!?

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The young farmer came to Christ in a barn. He had been anxious about his soul for a long time. He knew he was not right with God.
"Not right with God." Yet he was religious. He attended church regularly, even the prayer meeting. In fact, he never missed. "Not right with God"—for he knew that he was an unforgiven sinner.
A man who had himself been recently saved was used of God in his conversion. One night this man told how he himself had received the forgiveness of sins. He did not preach a sermon, but gave a simple account of his journey from death to life and from the power of Satan to God.
Stirred in his heart, the farmer returned to his home. He realized as never before how unfit he was to meet a holy God, and he was alarmed at his lost condition. He did not yet understand the simplicity of God's way of salvation: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.
The next morning he remembered another farmer in the neighborhood, one who had recently been converted. He thought, If that man can be saved, there is surely hope for me! Leaving his work on the barn floor, he went into a stall. Falling on his knees in the straw, he repeated the well-known hymn:
Just as I am without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid'st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come.
This hymn was his prayer. He felt he could not say anything else. With only these words he came just as he was to Christ. At once the light of life filled his soul and he cried, "I am saved!" In his heart he knew that the Lord Jesus had received him, for him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:3737All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37).) Are you saved? You cannot come to Christ a day too soon. Come now, just as you are.
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any hear My voice, and, open the door, I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with Me." Revelation 3:2020Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20)