Shocking Reality

BethanySMC - Wednesday, 2 April 2014 11:50

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall 1 Pet 1:10

Too many people who profess to be a Christian and claim the assurance of salvation have no clue how mistaken they are in their assurance. Due to increased number of false doctrines and compelling messages of many reformed preachers people comfort themselves in false assurance of their salvation. In this message, I will not be able comprehensively cover this subject, rather than give you something to think about and stimulate your heart for self examination of your walk with God! As it is written: Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 2 Cor. 13:5

 God in His faithfulness fulfilled His part in the salvation of mankind and now His Spirit is drawing all men to the cross where Jesus was crucified for your and my sins offering us eternal life in His everlasting Kingdom! And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. Jn.12:32

On the cross, God gave men access to His saving grace! However, this saving grace that leads a person to repentance, new birth, justification, and ultimately salvation, according to the word of God, is very much conditional upon the yielding, obedience and willingness of the one being drawn by the Holy Spirit to cooperate with the Holy Spirit! Our response to the Holy Spirit and the faith that we put in God’s accomplished work sets the stage for our relationship with God and has much to do with biblical assurance of salvation. Genuine faith cooperates with the Holy Spirit allowing God to complete the work of salvation as we live life of obedience, consecration and sanctification.

 Having dead faith and boasting of assurance of salvation doesn’t do any good for the one who possess it. In fact, dead faith brings much offence for Christianity and became a major stumbling block and a reason for blasphemy against God. As it is written: For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you; Rom 2:24.

America and its culture excelled in the practice of dead faith causing whole world to mock the “Christian” nation who gave birth and became main avenue for spreading immorality, perversions, and all manner of evil around the globe alongside of every known false doctrine.

There is one ways to the check the pulse of your faith and assurance of salvation.  True faith will always find itself in conflict with the culture of its day and course of this world. In Eph. 2:2 we read that the course of the society in general set up by the prince of the power of the air. Day in and day out we are on the battlefield where only those of true faith will remain standing!!

Sadly many “Christians” are wounded and spiritually dead while clinging to a false sense of salvation, which is nothing but a dream that is quickly fading. If you consider yourself a child of God, yet you fall in love with passions and pleasures of this world, if you partake and enjoy sensuality, immorality, and perversions of this world – you should be terrified, because you are no longer have any saving faith in you!

The bottom line is, if you enjoy the world and drag yourself to church, if you find more pleasure in sin and entertainment then in serving and fellowship with God and His children, you are not the way to everlasting life and don’t comfort yourself with false assurance of salvation.

It is crucial to examine ourselves regularly, opening our needs before God allowing Holy Spirit to sanctify us and renew our faith! We all get wounded from time to time but genuine faith will heal the wounds and will help solder of Christ get back into the fight and sustain him until the day of Christ. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1Jn.5:4

 If examining your faith, you find yourself in a situation where you are trying to be a Christian which you don’t want to be and don’t enjoy being, yet you coming to church as to save yourself form wrath of God-  it is a sure sign of dead faith and all your works would be of dead religion.

 I counsel you to get back to the cross, meet your Savior there who loves you in a very real way confessing all your sins. Pray that God will give you strong convictions that would lead to true repentance. Yield yourself to the Holy Spirit as an obedient child, renounce the world, embrace the cross with your entire mind, heart and will. Join the fight! Our complete victory and deliverance is not far!! Unite yourself with other fellow Christ’s solders- we need each other. 

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