Blessed Assurance

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“For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I k now whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.”  2 Timothy 1:12

Can we know for certain that we are saved?  It’s a dispute between certain denominations.  I can hardly imagine wondering; at what point do I lose my salvation?  What sin do I commit that causes me to lose my salvation?

I heard a lady say; I hope I am saved.  This dear woman did not have the assurance of her salvation.  Paul said, “For I am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I’ve committed unto Him against that day.”  “Christ died once for all.”  If you could lose your salvation; that would mean Jesus would have to be crucified over and over again.  If you can lose what’s been purchased for you by the perfect Lamb of God; then you are saying, salvation is works oriented.  It’s about what you can or can’t do. If that were so; then salvation depends upon man to keep himself saved.

Jesus draws men unto Himself, by His blood and the power of His Holy Spirit.  It is not His will that any man should perish without Him however; there are those who reject Christ as their Lord and Savior.  They do not believe He is “the way, the truth and the life, and that no man comes to the Father except by Him.”

“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.”  It is “by grace we are saved through faith, that not of ourselves, it is a free gift of God, least any man should boast.” Christ followers have not yet seen the Father and yet we believe in Him and His Son Jesus Christ.

There’s an old song that goes like this. “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine; oh what a foretaste of glory divine.  Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.  This is my story.  This is my song.  Praising my Savior, all the day long…”

Prayer in Motion:

Lord Jesus, thank you that my salvation rests upon Your work, the work of the cross.  You are the One in whom I am sealed for that day of redemption.  My hope is not in myself but in Your sacrifice, Your finished work at Calvary.  “For I am persuaded that You are able to keep that which I committed unto You against that day”.  Thank You Jesus!  It’s in Your Holy Name I pray.  Amen!

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Libby Williams

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