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Am I Really Saved?

 

I don't know where you are at with the LORD, but I would like to help you know how
you can be absolutely sure that you are saved! GOD truly promises to be merciful to His
people and to forgive them from all of their sins. Knowing this, Apostle JOHN wrote by
the inspiration of the HOLY SPIRIT:

"If we confess our sins, He [GOD] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse
us from all unrighteousness." I JOHN 1:9 (KJV).

I hope and pray this will help you to understand true salvation of GOD and help you in
your relationship with the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

The most pressing struggle that any individual will ever go through is his struggle with
GOD. Many people have experienced the feeling of waking up in the middle of the
night, in a cold sweat, seized with terror with one burning thought in their mind, "AM I
REALLY SAVED?". This is the most important question that anyone will ever answer!

The answer to this question is found in GOD's WORD, the Bible.
In 1 JOHN 5:13 (KJV) GOD promises:

"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of GOD; that
ye may KNOW that ye have eternal Life, and that ye may believe on the name of the
Son of GOD."

GOD has given us His WORD so that we might be sure that we are saved. What a
wonderful gift!

Let me share with you how you can have a personal relationship with the LORD, and
then after this, no matter what anybody says, you can testify that you are saved entirely
by the blood of JESUS CHRIST, the LAMB of GOD! You obtain complete
SALVATION and begin your personal relationship with the LORD by complete trust in
the fact that JESUS CHRIST was tortured, whipped, beaten and died enduring the
wrath of GOD (DEATH & HELL) upon the cross for your sins (JOHN 3:16, 18,36;
1:12).

GOD's salvation plan can be explained with the following points:

1. You are separated from GOD because of your sin. GOD says in ISAIAH 59:2 (KJV):
"But your iniquities have separated between you and your GOD, and your sins have hid
His face from you, that He will not hear".

2. Much worse than that, GOD is going to judge you and condemn you for your sins.
GOD said in MATTHEW 16:27 (KJV):

"For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he
shall reward every man according to his works".

GOD also said in MATTHEW 13:49-50 (KJV):

"So shall it be at the end of the world; the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked
from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be wailing
and gnashing of teeth."

3. But GOD did not leave us hopeless. He sent His only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST,
the LAMB of GOD to endure the wrath of GOD for us (JOHN 1:29,36). JESUS
CHRIST is the MIGHTY GOD Himself (ISAIAH 9:6); that is why He was able to pay
with his own life for our sins and to forgive us our sins.

COLOSSIANS 2:9, (KJV) in reference to the LORD JESUS CHRIST, says:

"For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form..."

4. We are saved because JESUS CHRIST shed His own blood for us. As a perfect
sacrifice and offering once and for all, for all of our sins. He endured the wrath of the
Father for us to save us from the condemnation of eternal damnation and eternal
torment in the lake of fire!

Apostle PAUL tells us in ROMANS 5:8-9 (KJV):

"But GOD commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, CHRIST
died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from
wrath through him".

No matter what we do from now on, the fact remains that we blew it! None of our
human efforts can make an atonement for our sins. Apostle PAUL tell us in ROMANS
3:23 (KJV):

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of GOD;".

That means that we all have broken GOD's LAW and now we are under a curse as
DEUTERONOMY 27:26 (KJV) states:

"Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them".

Apostle PAUL tells us the BAD NEWS AND THE GOOD NEWS GOSPEL
MESSAGE in ROMANS 6:23 (KJV):

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of GOD is eternal life through JESUS
CHRIST our LORD".

Also, GALATIANS 3:13 (KJV) holds a wonderful promise for us:
"CHRIST redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us for it is
written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree..."

But we must receive JESUS CHRIST as our LORD and SAVIOR, as well as, His
perfect sacrifice and offering for our sins. Because it is a gift of GOD and a gift is not
yours until you receive it!

Apostle JOHN tell us this in Saint JOHN 1:12 (KJV):

"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become Sons of GOD, even to
them that believe on His name".

5. As proof that CHRIST did pay the penalty for our sins, and that He defeated death,
He arose from the dead on the third day. There are several written eyewitness
testimonies in the Bible: The books of Saint MATTHEW, Saint MARK, and Saint
JOHN. Even Apostle PAUL wrote in I CORINTHIANS 15:3-6 (KJV):

"For I delivered unto you as of first importance what I also received, that He was buried,
and that He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures, and that He
appeared to CEPHAS (PETER), then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more
than five hundred brethren at one time..."

NOW, do you acknowledge that you are a sinner? Do you believe that GOD is going to
judge and condemn you to eternal damnation and eternal torment in the lake of fire for
your sins? Do you understand that the only hope of escape is that JESUS CHRIST, who
is GOD, endured the Father's wrath for you? Have you cried out to GOD to save you?
If you have answered, "YES," to these questions then I have some comforting words for
you from GOD.

In JOHN 5:24 (KJV) JESUS CHRIST Said:

"Verily, verily I say unto you, He that heareth my WORD, and believeth on him that
sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from
death unto life".

Apostle PAUL writes in ROMANS 10:9,10,13 (KJV) by the inspiration of the HOLY
SPIRIT:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD JESUS, and believe in thine heart
that GOD hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved."

In ISAIAH 55:6-7 (KJV) GOD promises:

"Seek the LORD while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto
the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our GOD for He will abundantly
pardon."

You must believe and trust that GOD heard your prayer and answered your call. Your
assurance is not based on feelings but on the WORD of GOD. Because we have the
promises of GOD who cannot lie!

Now, if you have not been baptized. Then go to Church and make a public profession of
your receiving JESUS CHRIST as your personal LORD and Savior by being baptized in
the name of the Father, the Son and in the Holy Ghost. (MARK 16:16).

Right now, start diligently and prayer- fully reading and studying the Scriptures. Then
while you are prayerfully studying the Scriptures GOD will give you wisdom and in-
crease your knowledge and understanding! Also, as you spend time with the LORD
JESUS CHRIST, you will develop a personal relationship that will grow and grow. The
more time you spend with Him the more your relationship will grow. You will develop a
relationship that will expand into a deep loving personal relation- ship far beyond
anything that you have ever experienced, or can comprehend!

In closing, MY FRIENDS IN CHRIST, Apostle PAUL tells us in ROMANS 10:17
(KJV):

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

That tells us we have to hear the WORD of GOD, not just prayerfully read and study it!
We must attend Bible Studies, Worship Services and meet together, assembling ourselves
in the name of the LORD JESUS. Speaking the WORD of GOD to each other, edifying
and building one another up in the LORD. So, we can hear the WORD of GOD and
have our faith increased!

For it is written by the inspiration of the HOLY SPIRIT in HEBREWS 10:25 (KJV):

"Do not forsake assembling yourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting
one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

For when we assemble ourselves together JESUS CHRIST is right there in our midst
(MATTHEW 18:20). That's right! We have the abiding presence of the MIGHTY GOD
right in our midst! So, when we do not attend Bible Studies, Worship Services and
meetings with our brothers and sisters in the LORD, then we lose out on the great
honor and privilege of entering into the abiding presence and fellow- ship of our LORD
JESUS CHRIST, and we lose out on having our faith increased by hearing the WORD
of GOD!

IN THE HOLY NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, I WRITE THESE THINGS,
THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE HIM, THE ONLY TRUE GOD, BELIEVE ON HIS
NAME, AND FOLLOW HIM. SO, YOU WILL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN HIM!

AMEN!

Pastor Wayne Wilson

Please, email or write us and let us know if this has helped you to understand the assurance of salvation promised by our LORD JESUS CHRIST!

Why We Must Have A Personal Relationship With God?


Jesus declared that: 21 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into
the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
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?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man,
which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not,
shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;
and it fell: and great was the fall of it." Mathew 7:21-27 KJV

Having a personal relationship with Jesus begins the moment we realize our need for Him,
admit we are sinners, repent from our sin, and ask Him into our hearts to be our Father -
the authority in our lives. God, our heavenly Father, has always desired to hug us and hold us
in His loving arms, and have an intimate relationship with us. Before Adam sinned in the
Garden of Eden Genesis chapter 3, both he and Eve knew God on an intimate, personal level.
They walked with Him in the Garden and talked directly to Him. Due to the sin of man,
we became separated from Him. He is perfect, and cannot live among sin. Before Jesus'
death on the cross, people had to sacrifice animals when they sinned,
for the Bible says that "the wages of sin is death."

What a lot of people don't know, realize, or care about is that Jesus gave us the most amazing gift-
the opportunity to spend eternity with Him and God the Father if we believe, and trust, in Him.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23.
God sent His Son to take on our sin, to take our death penalty and be executed in our place for us,
and then be raised again, proving His victory over sin and death.
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" Romans 8:1.
If we receive this gift, we have become acceptable to God and can have a personal
intimate relationship with Him.

We need to climb into His lap, in His loving arms and stay there, including Him in our daily lives
the same way we would any other member of our family, only He is the most important one!
We should pray to Him, read His word, and meditate on His Word in an effort to get to know Him better
and be able to do His will. We should pray for wisdom, which is the most valuable asset we could ever have.
We should take all of our requests to Him, asking in Jesus' name. Jesus said, "You did not choose me,
but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you
whatever you ask in my name" John 15:16. Jesus is the one who loves us enough to give His life for us, and He
is the one who bridged the gap between us and God. And God is the one who sent Jesus to do it; they are one
in the same, and both deserve all of our honor, praise, and worship.

The Holy Spirit is also God; the "part" who has been given to us as our Counselor. "If you love me, you will obey
what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-
the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him,
for he lives with you and will be in you" John 14:15-17. Jesus said this before He died, and after He died the
Holy Spirit became available to all who earnestly seek to receive Him. He is the one who lives in the hearts of
believers and never leaves. He counsels us, teaches us truths, and changes our hearts. Without this divine Holy Spirit,
we would not have the ability to fight against evil and temptations. But since we do have Him, we begin to produce
the fruit that comes from allowing the Spirit to control our us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control Galatians 5:22-23.

This personal relationship with God the Father is not as hard to find as we might think, and there is no mysterious
formula for getting it.As soon as we become children of God, we receive the Holy Spirit who will begin to work on
our hearts. We should pray without ceasing, read the Bible, and get in fellowship - join a Bible-believing church;
all these things will help us to grow spiritually. Trusting in God to get us through each day and believing that He
is our sustainer is the way to have a relationship with Him. Although you may not see changes immediately, you will begin to see them over time, and all the truths will become clear.


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