SECURITY in an insecure world.
While the world hungers for security via different avenues such as money and love, [the two primates of the flesh of man], those grounded in Jesus* will find security in Him.
If we claim we are Saved and growing in Jesus Christ yet have no security in Him;
we then must ask ourselves what is missing?
Hope is of God, both the saved and the unsaved have that attribute within us to hope for something.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. [Hebrews 11:1]
We can all hope for something, not all of us have a working faith.
Faith the grain of a mustard seed is all it takes to believe in Jesus, that He died for us and rose from the tomb, that any who might believe in Him may obtain eternal life through Him [John 3:16]
Taking that initial step of faith toward Jesus* in humbleness of hearts repentance, inviting Him in as Lord and Savior is the beginning to realizing HE INDEED IS THE TRUE LIVING GOD. Prior to that step of faith we can only imagine and hope its true.
Praise to Jesus* once we have found Him our thirsty soul rejoices, our hearts swell with His Holy Spirit flooding our being, our lives renewed, forever changed not to return to the dead men we once were.
Forever changed not to return to the dead men we once were? How can I say that?
The answer is - SECURITY is in Jesus*
Does everyone have that? Absolutely not.
This is why the modern church flounders and falls apart. The corner stone is missing. Without the solid rock of the cornerstone
how can you build? On what do you build?
When your Salvation is questionable as if it could be taken from you while you sleep or when you wake, or next week or tomorrow; you have nothing to build upon. Hence from this sandy foundation you will NOT build, you will NOT grow, you will stay in the same stagnate place in time in your Christian walk falling short of the Glory of God.
How many souls will be lost because your not certain your saved eternally?
How appealing is your insecurity to a spiritually dead man that's hungry for something to fill the void in his life?
Who can work their way into heaven? Not one.. if that concept were possible then Jesus died in vain.
Many imagine they will work their way to heaven on good deeds on their righteousness and in the end, eternity with Jesus will balance out in their favor.
Why? because because in their heart they believe they did good works unto the Lord Jesus*
This is a road many travel to no avail, its contradictory to the word of God.
We must confess [John 3:16] the only begotten Son of God died, suffered much and died on the cross for a sinful world that all men might have a chance to consider and repent of their sins... gaining eternal pardon... gaining eternal life through Jesus Christ.
Who is secure in the Lord Jesus Christ?
- The Born Again, the Saved; those filled with the Holy Spirit.
They have something greater than gold of this world, something greater than any love of this world... they have the peace that surpasses all human understanding via the Holy Spirit of God within them... Salvation in Jesus* is eternal life with Him.
Do you imagine if you slip and fall in your walk with Jesus your out?
That's not SECURITY, if you believe that you have nothing to build upon, your already defeated before you have begun to grow in Christ.
Surely satan will rip you around like a rag doll.
He will taunt you strongly on the fact that your eternity is in question, and as you live in wonderment of your eternity.
Again, your not growing in Jesus* if your troubled by your Salvations foundation; SECURITY ALERT?
satan will tell you, if you do this or you do that it might take? or if you say this or that, it might take? But that's just a maybe?
You cant be certain, you have NO ASSURANCE. Without assurance how dare you call yourself a child of God. Is Jesus your eternal Savior or not? Maybe He is and maybe He is not? Fear may set in... and the spirit of fear is a sin to harbor. God did give you the spirit of fear.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Fear of the Lord is reverence and respect of Him. It is not cowering so that you [child of God] can not come boldly to the throne of God.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
If you permit satan a foothold on your eternal salvation, you have let him in to gain leverage in all other areas of your walk in Jesus.
Consider if your Salvation is insecure, what else is?
If you give the adversary an inch he will take a mile and so forth.
Why do some grow in Jesus more quickly and some never seem to get off the old launch pad?
From my personal studies on this topic; more often than not, its those that lack SECURITY in their Salvation that grow moldy and stale before they get started.
While those that are SECURE in their Salvation begin their journey in the Lord. They begin their new life in Jesus with excitement and wonderment. They take their tumbles, their failures and set backs to the Lord... They are tried in the fiery furnace of Jesus as He begins His work in them.
Look at what must go.. pride, lust of the flesh, selfishness and delusions of who and what God is, mans will verses Gods will.
Delusions of who and what God is; I say that as many imagine God is the genie in a bottle that gives out golden wishes.
Many begin asking amiss unto the Lord.
James 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
They grow in Jesus to ponder how this happened and what should have they done in Jesus to more successful in the Body of Christ. They gird up to better prepared for the next battle in Jesus* They realize the greater gifts are of the Holy Spirit, less of us and more of Jesus is our plight in Him.
Not that we but that He be glorified.
Its a lesson we must eat over and over again until we get it right.
We need to eat, sleep and breath; Jesus is my Savior.. I can do all through Jesus Christ whom strengthens me.
Growing we seek Gods personal will for our lives; in the body of Christ we all have our position, our work in Jesus... and its deeper still.. for we live this life on earth and walk in the Spirit with Jesus.. Over time we gain ground in this area with greater ability to walk both. No longer seeing it as two grounds but one; one ground, Christ walking. The Holy Spirit within you; is a gift from the True Living God, He is walking the earth with you daily. In Jesus you are never alone. Amen and being tried in the fiery furnace of Jesus is not over until Jesus says enough.
TIME is the greatest factor in our walk with the Lord. We all need time to grow in Him. Time allotted us in Him is a privy.
We must reflect on the thief on the cross that said  words to Salvation and died.
Luke 23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
He didn't have time to grow in Jesus, to work through and for Jesus.
The more time we have in Jesus the more we grow in Him.
Saved - we will be judged for our lives lived in Jesus from the moment of our betrothal to Him. Some of us will not have much to show for our lives lived in Jesus. Some of us will have more to much. It depends on our personal growth in Jesus.
How much room did we permit the adversary of Jesus in our lives?
Did we permit satan a daily walk through our lives, that he received more of our allotted life time than Jesus?
We need to check our hearts? Is Jesus your strong hold or is satan laying heavy in your heart, perplexing your mind, body and spiritual walk? We cannot serve two masters, we will love one and hate the other.
Darkness and light can not dwell together. A house divided will not stand. Who can build a house upon sinking sand?
Clearly we must be aware of the powers of darkness of this world, for the adversary of Jesus is our battle. We must become greater skilled and prepared for battle to win greater victories in Jesus, and we must have a boundary line as to who our mind and heart dwell upon.
The Luke Warm Church is neither cold nor hot, and God will spue thee out of His mouth.
In Rev 3:17] the Lord says these imagine they are in need of nothing and yet He claims them naked meaning unsaved.
In 3:20 Jesus pleas for the Luke Warm Church of our day to repent and come into Soul Salvation.
20 Behold, 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.
Many of these Luke Warm Church members are feeding the sheep of God... poison.
These poor wretched, miserable and blind are feeding the sheep of God worthlessness.
Feeding them worthlessness with which to build upon, hence its likened to a cancer of sound doctrine missing in the flock.
NO SECURITY AT GROUND LEVEL.
Now to the True Saved, to The True Church of Jesus Christ we read this message; The Message to Philadelphia
Rev 3:7 ;
These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Do you realize the Key of David is Soul Salvation? ... its our SECURITY AT GROUND LEVEL.
Its our SECURITY IN JESUS* its our SECURITY IN OUR SOUL SALVATION.
Praise Jesus* for that and Amen. What Jesus has given, is something no man can give you, and its something no man can take from you. Its something from which you can build upon. ITS ROCK SOLID!
How is it some walk in their Salvation securely in faith believing they are saved and some do not?
- The mental ascent to Jesus produces fraudulent children in God. They have always been and until the end they will always be. Those having a mental ascent [note these have no heart for Jesus, only intellect and knowledge doesn't save anybody,
only the blood of Jesus* saves.]
- The Luke Warm Church harbors many, they are also listed in 2 Tim 3] note the characters of men in the last days;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
- satan is the AUTHOR OF CONFUSION [1Cor. 14:33]
- We should discern the last days Signs of the times:
2Tim.3:1,13 In the last days evil men shall wax worse & worse
2Thes.2:2,3 The day of Christ shall not come except there come a falling
away (apostasy) first
Mat.24:12 Iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold
Mat.24:5,11,24 Arise false Christs, & false prophets deceive many
1Tim.4:1 In latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to doctrines of devils
- Increased persecution of true Christians:
Mat.24:9,10 Ye shall be hated of all nations many be offended
Lk.21:16,17 Ye shall be betrayed & some of you put to death
"To the NEW LAMB in JESUS";
You who know you are truly saved via the Holy Spirit of God within you. Have no doubt, but believe in your SECURITY of your SOULS SALVATION through the blood of Jesus.
Jesus defeated satan at the cross. Saved you are washed in the blood of the Lamb; walk onward in Jesus in faith, hope and trust believing the TRUE LIVING GOD.
Realize and RUN from the snare of frauds, these counterfeiters will rise up to cry out to the Lord one day; but right now...they will serve to drag you down and keep from growing in Jesus, from growing in your salvation.
[Mat 7:22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
You should seek to climb the Holy Mountain of God. Look for those that are climbing now, look for those that hunger for the greater gits of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior. Keep grounded in faith believing, till your journey is over and you are called Home to be with your eternal Savior; Jesus*
With the Saved, the truly Saved... comes the knowing of assurance in your Soul Salvation... its a precious gift from Jesus Christ to you. Jesus paid dearly for your gift of Salvation, guard its worth from spiritual thieves that seek to diminish it counting it worthless.
Jesus* Bless your heart and growth in Him.