Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Salvation is Eternal

Wondering if your Salvation took or not?

While others are wondering if they are saved, if it took, if its true or real... Those that believe in their heart and mind that they are saved will truly begin to live a new life in Jesus Christ: the Crucified one. The one that died on the cross for the sins of the world ..That not one might perish but that their is Salvation available to all men..

John 3:16 6 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Saved you are a new person in Jesus Christ. All things are new as the Holy Spirit of God; the third person of the Holy Trinity has taken up residency within your vessel. Yes your body is likened to a vessel... a vessel that has the ability to hold something within it.

Imagine a vase filled with water; you get the picture. Now if your vessel is not currently filled with the Holy Spirit it is then harboring demons and does indeed work for... Satan; the adversary of God.

We are all victims of Adams fallen nature, if Adam did not fall we would have... its in us to fail as flesh alone is made of corruption.. We are sinners and must own up to it before the true living God. If we are contradictory or prideful and find it within ourselves we have no sin of which to repent of... then we are in grave danger of slipping eternally away one day to the unloving arms of our father the devil.

Oh its true not all Christians believe in hell fire and the devil.... im not speaking to defend the word of God on that note today.
You can believe all of the word of God or not, that's your web to untangle and prayerfully you will in due season. Fact is if we do not belong to Jesus via soul salvation then we belong to satan. Man cannot serve two gods {God}, he will love one and hate the other.

This reference comes from the scripture of money being the root of all evil.

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. [mammon - greed, money, it breaks down to self pleasure}

You may say to yourself or others "I'm a good person, I don't have any demons and I don't follow satan or pay homage to him."
Still the truth is ... if your unsaved, if your not filled with the Holy Spirit, if your not walking with Jesus and uplifting His will in your life and the lives of others you are indeed then walking with the adversary the devil. This also leaves you open to fall for anything.... shrewd as you may imagine you are and though you cannot see it...you are actually on the menu...its just a matter of time before you, yourself are devoured.

Saved you begin to grow in Jesus Christ; the Savior of the World. Its a life long process growing in Him. Salvation does not mean all your problems slip away into the obis never to return again... in fact its more of the opposite... as once saved... you will be tried over and over again through fire... your life is going to take on attacks from satan and his principalities of darkness of this world.
You may imagine you fight is against flesh and blood, that's an illusion.
Scripture tells us we fight against spirits of darkness in high and low places.

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Revelation 12:Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Inclusive are those that follow the adversary the devil witches, soothsayers and the like ... those that bring up and transform themselves into familiar spirits, spell casters, spies set out to carryout evil against you.

2 Chronicles 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.

The spiritual battle is non ending, yet through it all - Saved; we grow in Jesus.. All the Praise All the Glory and All the Honor to Jesus*
Jesus above all knows what your in for when you claim Him as your Savior and become filled with the Holy Spirit. There are times you may feel He has abandoned you, left you in the midst of the battle field to be trampled over, flayed and killed. But those are the times you and I are to grow much in Jesus. Ouch its painful, but it has an end, the sun will shine upon us again, we will smile again, we will rejoice in the Lord and say Praise to Jesus* for He has heard me and delivered me.

The real good news is ... along our paths way though we may slip backwards loosing our footing -loosing ground... the truly saved will regain prior ground in Christ and rise upward beyond the prior place of failure in Jesus and and climb onward, upward, higher than before the fall. Praise Jesus*

Waiting out the storms of life; Jesus is with us.
Jesus with us; we are never alone [His precious Holy Spirit dwelling within us].

Lets examine the big picture... how can one truly know they are saved. There must be some change from the inward man emanating the outward man. One must be growing from the old man to the new man in Jesus. If there is no obvious change in verbiage, action or how one lives. Then its a good sign it was a mental ascent. Truly Saved one is not forcing some new change instead its the Holy Spirit within working His way outwardly through that vessel. Working out your salvation; is the Holy Spirit working His way outwardly in your life, hence touching the lives of others.

Anything less, is a mental ascent where the mind agreed unto inviting Jesus in as Lord and Savior but the heart was not willing and Jesus is the reader of hearts.
Man can fool men, but man cannot fool God. As their are many false prophets, false teachers, self ordained clergy, wolves in sheep clothing ready to devour sheep... at the expense of the souls of others... these Antichrists are most often.. I say most often motivated by money [the root of all evil]. Not all... some are motivated by pride and the see me, hear me, honor me spirit takes over.
Some are motivated by hatred and jealousy of true Christians and these often work hand in hand with satan to strive to pull Christians down to the pit or keep them from growing in their faith.

Consider its a great tactic of the adversary to have one loose sleep at night imagining they are not saved. That's key one;
if any saved imagine there salvation is not real, temporary, depending on this or that... who can live up to that? Its a good height to kick one off - sending a soul catapulting to a mental, emotional pit of despair and grave wonderment of the uselessness of Salvation and perhaps Jesus did die in vain. Get the picture? Its an ugly tactic that works to bring down the babes in Christ. Satan also will remind a Christian of their past and strive to keep them from rising above it... even though Jesus has forgiven us of our sinful past upon remorseful request...

Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Jesus separates us from our sins to an immeasurable distance.. as we can measure the north pole from the distance of the south pole but can not measure east from west as they pass one another on the globe. Truly Jesus is gracious to us, mercifully forgiving to those of us that repent. Praise to Jesus*

Why else does satan strive to continually attack the truly saved? He was in Heaven... He was the anointed cherub...

Ezekiel 28: 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

Who knows God better? The adversary the devil knows what blessings the saved are in for if we grow in Jesus Christ... satan knows we can be as strong as the Saints of old listed in Hebrews 11. Do you imagine satan wants us to grow to be strong as the Saints of old? Of course not and his plan to attack Christians from is to keep them from SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN JESUS, to keep them from the ANOINTING & BLESSINGS OF JESUS, that they might spend their days in the Lord wondering in the wilderness of their faith, never entering into the spiritual promised land. What do I mean by that?

Holy Spirit - allow Him to control and empower your daily life Galatians 5:16-17 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Corinthians 12:1

I Corinthians 12:7-11 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19

THE GREATER GIFTS ARE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT... if satan has it his way, no Christian will grow to come to know the full glory of God in their lives and all will fall short of the Glory of God.

I pray your insight as to your walk in Salvation is more clear and that you realize its not going to be easy... however TRULY SAVED...you will VICTOR! How can I proclaim that?

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Jesus* Bless your hearts and growth in Him.
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

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