This is a question to which so many people give wrong answers.
A lot of corrupt thinking and wrong teaching has left people wandering through their life with confusion and dismay about what will happen to them tomorrow or when they die. Where will they go? Heaven or Hell?
There must be a secure answer to the question. An answer for which your ‘eyes’ need to be enlightened by God to see the difference between an earthly life and a saved life. For God does not bring his children to confusion. Instead He brings them to a steadfast position which is incorruptible and unchangeable.
Sadly, many people even Christians believe that the gift of salvation which God gives us is corruptible and changeable. If that was the case, then what does it imply about our renewed mind and the way it works? It means that there can be room for doubt, uncertainty, fear, wavering and many more sinful thoughts.
We can’t trust in our good works and our way of living, which we believe is right. Yes faith without works is dead, but works alone doesn’t and can’t save us. If it did we could look to ourselves for our own salvation, which just can’t be, as we would be surely doomed.
This is not what God’s eternal salvation gift is all about. It’s about getting rid of the old man’s ways which are within our habits and mind. This can become difficult and sometimes means we are more than likely to slip and fall down, sin, on our path back to Heaven.
God knows everything. Don’t you think He knew that before He gave you the gift of salvation, that we are not perfect. We are not just or pure. We are sinners from the very beginning when we enter our mother’s womb and begin to grow.
Salvation is Eternal
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (Romans 8:38-39)
We can never ever remove sin from ourselves or another individual. This has to be a pure act of God. If I believed that every time I regretfully sinned after I been touched by the Holy Spirit that God would reject me, I would be a bag of nerves as the gift that was given to me wouldn’t be given to me with certainty, but with if’s and maybe terms and conditions. God’s promise of Salvation isn’t like that. It’s much more than that. God says He gives complete assurance, promise and hope.
“And be not conformed to this would: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”. (Romans 12:2)
The transformation in Romans 12:2, is given by God to renew the mind. This transformation only takes place in the soul (core being) of the individual who God has chosen to walk with from the beginning of time.
A child of God will be transformed to know God by the eternal state, which only God can create, apprehend and maintain in our soul and mind.
God will be with us through tribulations, temptations, grief, poverty and much more, but the main thing He will be with us for is sin. For if God wasn’t with us through sin, how could we possibly continue through “renewing of our minds” which is a constant process throughout our whole life.
This doesn’t mean that once we begin our new walk to heaven we become relaxed and have a lazy conscience and approach to falling into sin. I believe that someone who truly has been given the gift of salvation will not want for earthly things but the things of God.
When we fail and do fall into sin because we are sinners, we grieve and reap the consequences. However, God is there to convict us of sin and bring us back into his loving arms and safety net when true repentance is made.
God must be continuously with us to bring us back to repentance. For why should salvation be given to us if it is only to be taken away? God came on this earth to save us, not to doom us.
Jesus Christ took our sins to give us peace in this life and assurance before entering heaven. We can’t have a faith where we believe once I have been touched by the Holy Spirit I can be untouched and left because I’ve sinned.
God Always Keeps His Promises
God can only give and take away as he has promised in the scriptures as he is bound by his own laws.
“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;” (Deuteronomy 7:9)
We are blessed tremendously if we love God truly and experience salvation, as God had to love us first. The desire to serve, commit and change for the better and give our life over to our Creator is the greatest gift of all as He knows what is best for us and our daily needs.
“But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows”. (Luke 12:7)
For, if we are with and for God? Who can be against us? Surely not ourselves? God forbid. We would utterly fail miserably. Jesus has removed the blanket of covetousness from us and set us free from the bondage of sin for eternity.
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15)
We can sometimes experience fear during times of tribulations as Satan tries to bring us down to a mortal state of thinking which can lead to confusion.
Regardless of how foolish we have been, God knows our true heart and what we believe. The heart which is covered and owned by Christ; a heart which is one of the many reasons for His sacrifice. Our Father in Heaven sees us with the heart which is owned by Him, when the blood of Jesus Christ purchased our salvation.
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised). (Hebrews 10:23)
Gods adoption of us and eternal blessing is not something given to us to be taken away, but it is to be our safe guard and eternal tower of safety to run to at all times. (Proverbs 18:10)
“The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” (Proverbs 18:10)
Obey God’s Command to Repent and Believe
God will bring His children to Him before the end of the time in one way or another. He will not fail His children in receiving His eternal gift of life.
“but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear”. (1 Peter 3:15)
So do we have a reason for our salvation and hope?
Do we understand why we have that true connection with God?
Man’s words are useless and powerless. God’s power and might is what we need to succeed. For if we follow man’s way of life we would end up with nothing except death.
Do not forget the Holy Spirit who works continuously in us once saved and what this means.
Don’t leave salvation as a non-important subject resulting in a terrifying end of your life experience on your death bed or something you won’t even have the chance to truly think about because your life could be taken at any time.
Rather seek early and find eternal peace now. This isn’t fictional but the real true meaning and foundation of life, where it starts and truly ends. Eternity with God or Eternity in Hell. You choose to obey or disobey God’s commandment to repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour.
“…but now commandeth all men every where to repent:” (Acts 17:30)
I pray everyone who reads this article will “Seek and Find” the true everlasting peace with God. True Happiness is this and knowing this.
Listen and read God’s word. Do not disregard it or entwine it with your own thoughts or another man’s. Believe that with God you can achieve the greatest of things and never be lost again. As a shepherd always keeps his flock close to him, so will God. Even if we run astray, once we are His we are always His.
© March 2017
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