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       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!!  1John 5:11-13,   1 John 3:2,   John 17:3

 

 

 

 

The Bible Tells Me So

     Children sing “Jesus loves me, this I know. . .” Then we become adults, and our tune changes.  We lose our childlike confidence and change the lyrics to “Jesus loves me?  I don’t know.”  Why the doubt?  Why the sense of dread and foreboding when we contemplate our readiness for Christ’s return?  Is the Christian entitled to the assurance of salvation?  Can we know for sure that we are saved?

 

I believe that it is the privilege of every born-again child of God to possess “the firm assurance of personal salvation here and now!”

 

Christ’s Assurance of Salvation

 

God alone can give us absolute assurance of salvation.  Jesus, the Son of God, brought the comforting news that the Father accepts everyone who comes to Jesus and believes in Him.  He said:

 

“All that the father gives me will come to me, and whoever

comes to me I will never drive away.  For I have come down

from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who

sent me.  And this is the will of him who sent me, that I

shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them

up at the last day.  For my Father’s will is that everyone who

looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life,

and I will raise him up at the last day:  John 6:37-40.

 Jesus Wants To Save You No Matter What Your Past Has Been!!!

God the Father and the Son are perfectly one in their will and acts to save believers from evil and death and even from themselves.  The reassuring news is that God has taken the initiative for our redemption.  He did not wait till we asked for help.  As the Father drew Israel with His everlasting loving kindness (see Jeremiah. 31:3), so He now draws all people and enables them to come to Jesus (see John 6:44, 65).  Jesus likewise promised: “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself”  John 12:32.  He draws them each time the gospel of the crucified and risen Savior is proclaimed. So, all the glory and honor due those who have provided salvation belong to the divine Father and Son.  No one obtains salvation because of personal achievement or merit.  From start to finish it is the gift of the gracious God—as Paul said: “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”  Rom. 6:23.

 

We owe everything to grace, free grace, sovereign grace.  Grace in the covenant ordained our adoption.  Grace in the savior effected our redemption, our regeneration, and our adoption to heirship with Christ.  Let this grace be revealed to others.

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!! 1John 5:11-13,   1 John 3:2,   John 17:3

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