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    The very foundation of Salvation is grounded in the realization that God’s unmerited love toward us is greater than any other power— Including death!!  Romans 8:35-39, Ephesians 3:14-21

 

 

Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine!!

Can I be certain of my Salvation this very moment? You better be!!                                      1 Thessalonians 1:5, 1 John 5:11-13

But Beware of  a false assurance: Matthew 7:21-23

To Know Jesus Is The Key!! John 17:3

 

Three Vital Salvation Questions

    1. Have I been saved?

Simply accept Jesus and be saved! Have I ever come to Christ and accepted Him as my Savior and friend? If yes I am saved!

2. Am I being saved?

Am I staying with Jesus in a moment-by-moment relationship? Am I continually abiding in Jesus?

 3. And  Will I be saved when Jesus comes?

Absolutely if number 1 and 2 are true.

Now A Look At Forgiveness vs Justification:

 Let’s use the example of a thief to aid our understanding ,

Forgiveness: I am a forgiven thief.

 

Justification: I never was a thief!! God chooses to forget my entire past!!               Jeremiah 31:3,33-34,2 Samuel 12:1-9, 1 Kings 14:7-9, Numbers 23:21.

 

Understanding Justification:

 

Study Key: Romans Chapter 5

To “set right” or “put right”. To Be Rightified.

 

“To put what is out of harmony into harmony”.

 

“Complete Acquittal that brings peace and life”

 

“I Have never done it in the first place” I stand complete in Jesus as though I had never sinned!!

 

“Truly This Is The Gospel—Righteousness By Faith In Jesus Alone”

Is it really this simple? It Is Indeed!! Praise God!! We are the ones who make Salvation so very difficult!!

Summary on Justification

When man sinned, what changed that needed to be set right? Did God somehow get changed and now Christ needed to die and minister His blood to the Father to set the Father right? Or did mankind get changed and Christ needed to come in order to set mankind right with God again?

When God “justifies” us, He is setting us “right” with Himself. He is “rightifying” us! (Romans 8:31-34). This justification of the human race happened in the person of Jesus Christ, who, being fully human, being part of this race, having taken our humanity upon His divinity, lived a perfect life of love and destroyed the infection of sin, thus “rightifying” the species. He recreated, restored, healed, cleansed, set right, justified, and purified the human species in His own victorious life, death, and resurrection! It is in the Godman Jesus that the human race (species) was healed, set right, renewed, justified, rightified, and put back into God’s original ideal!

When we as individuals recognize all that Jesus revealed about the Father and are won to trust we open the heart and then we, as individuals, are “set right” or “justified” in our individual relationship with God. We then receive, via the work of the Holy Spirit, the transfusion of Christlikeness! The Holy Spirit takes what Christ achieved and reproduces it in us! His victory over evil, His perfect character of righteousness, His character of love, is downloaded into our hearts and we become like Him. Our thoughts are brought into harmony with His, our desires in union with His, our character renewed to be like His, our motives cleansed to be like His. We live a Christlike life, for it is no longer I, the sinful, selfish me living, but Christ, the lover of others who lives in me! Only in Jesus is this possible. Only in a trust relationship with Him can we ever be justified or set right, because only in Jesus can we know the truth about God, which wins us to trust and then, in that trust relationship, experience the transfusion of His character of love which restores us to His original ideal!

 

No wonder Justification brings peace!!

 Romans 5:1,9-11,18-21, John 5:24, John 6:37.

 

If I say “I am sorry but I did it again Lord” Jesus  says: “What are you talking about”?   Greater The Sinner –Greater The Savior!!  Romans 5:20

 

There Are Volumes of Biblical Assurance And Confidence!!                                       1 Thessalonians 1:5, John 5:24, John 11:26, 1 John 2:28, Philippians 1:6,3:8-10,

       

More Bible Texts on Assurance!!

 

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:5 Much Assurance!
  2. Matthew 7:21-23 False Assurance
  3. Matthew 24:13, Revelation 3:21 Endures and overcomes
  4. John 6:37 All who come are accepted
  5. John 11:26 Believer never dies
  6. Romans 5:1 Results of coming to Jesus
  7. John 5:24 Won’t come into judgment
  8. Romans 5:20 Greater the sin greater the Grace
  9. 1 John 2:28 Abide in Jesus and you won’t be ashamed!!

10. 1 John 5:11-12 I am saved NOW!!!

11. Philippians 1:6,2:12-13, 3:8-10,2 Timothy 1:12 It’s God’s work!

 

KEY: John 11:26: You Never Die, 1 John 2:28: If You Remain in Jesus!

We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it.  Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. Salvation is Now!!    1 John 5:11-13, 1 John 3:2, John 17:3

 

It’s All About Our Relationship With Jesus!!! John 17:3

 

The very foundation of Salvation is grounded in the realization that God’s unmerited love toward us is greater than any other power— Including death!!     Romans 8:35-39, Ephesians 3:14-21

 

    Graham Maxwell

“I believe that the most important of all Christian beliefs is the one that brings joy and assurance to God’s friends everywhere — the truth about our Heavenly Father that was confirmed at such cost by the life and death of His Son.

 

God is not the kind of person His enemies have made Him out to be — arbitrary, unforgiving and severe. Jesus said, “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” God is just as loving and trustworthy as His Son, just as willing to forgive and heal. Though infinite in majesty and power, our Creator is an equally gracious Person who values nothing higher than the freedom, dignity, and individuality of His intelligent creatures — that their love, their faith, their willingness to listen and obey may be freely given. He even prefers to regard us not as servants but as friends.

This is the truth revealed through all the books of Scripture. This is the everlasting Good News that wins the trust and admiration of God’s loyal children throughout the universe.

 

Like Abraham and Moses — the ones God spoke of as His trusted friends — God’s friends today want to speak well and truly of our Heavenly Father. We covet as the highest of all commendations the words of God about Job: “He has said of Me what is right”.

 

“When I thought, “My foot slips,”
your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. Psalms 94:18,                                                                      2 Corinthians 5:14-15,17-18, Colossians 1:17

I love those who love me,
and those who seek me find me. Proverbs 8:17

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.  Jeremiah 31:3

The one thing above all others that Christ desires that we should know is that The Father has loved us just like He loves His Son Jesus!!                                  How Awesome Is That!!!  John 17:23

I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. John 17:23

This Is truly The Everlasting Gospel of  Revelation 14:6

Are you following Jesus? If Not Then Follow Him Now— This Very Moment!! 

2 Corinthians 5:14-15,17-18

 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1:17-18

“Courtesy Dr. Tim Jennings and ComeAndReason.com”

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