Saturday, May 25, 2019

ARE YOU REALLY SAVED?



You may believe in Jesus, know the Bible and attend church faithfully but that does not mean you are saved. Satan believes in Jesus, knows the Bible and faithfully attends church as well. You may have prayed the prayer, say you accepted the Lord and call yourself a Christian but that doesn't mean you are saved. There are many who are very good at talking the Talk but can't walk the Walk. If the Spirit, Himself, has not drawn you and filled you, you are not a child of the Father therefore, you are not saved.

Christianity is not a social club one joins. It is a bonafide relationship with the true and living God.

“Not everyone who calls out to Me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of My Father in Heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to Me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in Your name and cast out demons in Your name and performed many miracles in Your name.’ But I will reply, 'I never knew you. Away from Me, you who break God's laws." Matthew 7-21-23

How can one know, without a shadow of a doubt, if they are a true born-again follower of Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit and whose name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life?

When one is drawn by the Spirit of God, they walk, talk and live by His authority and power. Demons fear them for a true child of God bares the Mark of the Lord and therefore demons are required, by God, to obey them. Those who are truly saved have committed their lives to the Son and their soul to the Father therefore, they are forever changed. Those who are truly saved have a strong desire to know Jesus. They want nothing more than to please and obey their Lord and Savior. His Word comes alive in their heart which causes them to progressively move onward and upward as they consistently align themselves with His Will. Those who are truly saved breathe in deep the sweet fragrance of holiness and are repulsed by the stench of sin for they are the true children of God. He knows them and they know Him. They hear His Voice and obey. No other voice do they follow.

“Does this offend you? Then what will you think if you see the Son of Man ascend to Heaven again? The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. The very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But some of you do not believe Me." (For Jesus knew from the beginning which ones did and would not believe, and He knew who would betray Him.) Then Jesus said, "That is why I said that people cannot come to Me unless the Father gives them to Me." John 6:61-65

If this is you, you are truly saved. Be at peace. "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children of God, and if children, then heirs - heirs of God and joint with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together." Romans 8:14-17

If this is not you - but once was you - is there hope for you? Only God knows. Repent and return your heart to the Lord before it is too late. “Let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding. For it is impossible to bring back to repentance those who were once enlightened - those who have experienced the good things of Heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the Word of God and the Power of the age to come - and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing Him to the cross once again and holding Him up to public shame. When the ground soaks up the falling rain and bears a good crop for the farmer, it has God's blessing. But if a field bears thorns and thistles, it is useless. The farmer will soon condemn that field and burn it." Hebrews 6:1-8  

If this has never been you,  pray to the Father that He draw you. "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day." John 6:44