I can't explain it without quoting Revelation 3:20 which, as you say, does not apply; but I can't think of any other Scriptural explanation. I have asked Jesus to come into my heart more times than I can count. You'd think I'd know what it means, wouldn't you?
Sound very . . . American.
It means you don't have to repent of that nasty old self-rule, nor come to Christ as Lord for His rule - nor do you even have to trust God to do anything - all you need to do is say this prayer and if you believe that you did it the right way hard enough - then you won't have to go to hell when you die. (sarcasm should be obvious).
It means that instead of Jesus, you are in charge of your salvation, silly!
Ephesians 3:17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--However, this phrase is part of a long sentence (verses 14-19) that begins:For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
Oh, one more...Galatians 4:6And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" See, just pull a key phrase out and you have a one sentence gospel.
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