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Wednesday, August 15, 2007


The salvation God provided at the cross leaves no room for doubt. If you have received Christ as your personal Savior, then the Father wants you to be one-hundred percent sure you are saved, and secure in Him. Let me give you a three-fold test you can apply to your understanding of salvation.
First, ask yourself, "What does the Word of God say?" The Bible's teaching about salvation is clear, it leaves no room for uncertainty. Acts 16:31 says it well: "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved." That's it. No ifs, ands, or buts, it doesn't say maybe, or believe plus....; it just simply says, "believe."
Second, ask yourself, "What is the witness of the Spirit?" Romans 8:16 teaches that " The Spirit Himself testifies that we are children of God." When we by faith receive Jesus as Lord, the Father sets His Holy Spirit within us. This ever-present, indwelling Spirit is the one who enables us to relate to and communicate with God. The eternal witness inside us continually testifies that we are saved....regardless of how our feelings about salvation ebb and flow.
Third, ask yourself, "What is the desire of my heart?" When the Spirit takes up residency within the human heart, changes occur. A yearning for intimacy with the Lord and a sensitivity to His will start to develop. This doesn't mean that we will never sin, but it does demonstrate our born-again spirit reaching out for the Almighty. May I say, you can know that you are saved.

If you have made a commitment to trust Jesus Christ and Him alone, as your Lord and Savior, then rejoice today as a saved and secure child of the King. Our salvation is not a hope so salvation, it is a know so salvation. You think about that.