Really Saved

We are saved by what God has done for us in the Person of His Son, Jesus Christ. When a person believes that Jesus died for their sins and then receives His free gift of salvation, they are saved. God forgives us of all our sins and makes us His child. We are given everlasting life… immediately!

How do I know that I have everlasting life? I know because God says so in His Word… and God cannot lie!

“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life…” (1 Jn. 5:13).

Whose word is this? It is God’s Word, so we know that it is true.

God said it! – I believe it! – That settles it!

Being a Child of God is the most wonderful thing in all the world, but let me tell you a secret… The Christian life is not an easy life here on earth. Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation [trouble]; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (Jn. 16:33). It may be tough, and we may fall from time to time, but we have someone on our side, an Advocate before the Father, who stands with us. Jesus is like a personal spokesman who pleads our case, because of our confession of faith in His personal sacrifice for us on the Cross. He now stands in heaven for us, before the Throne of God and declares our rights to all the benefits of salvation… peace, forgiveness, righteousness and power in the Presence of God. All that we need is available in Christ… and all we do is walk by faith.

We will have troubles and trials will chase us, but the goodness of God will follow us and His blessings will never end. This is the life, when we make our heart Christ’s home. If the Lord Jesus is living in our heart, we do not have to be afraid. He has promised, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5). We can feel confident in His powerful work in our lives.

So Are You Really Saved?

If you have taken the Lord Jesus as your Savior, please tell someone near you who can encourage and pray with you. This life is about the wonderful journey of knowing Christ as your friend and allowing God to be “father” to you in every choice you make. Expect God to speak to your heart often, as the Holy Spirit will confirm to you that you… are really saved (Rom. 8:16).

Jesus said, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul” (Mk. 8:36).

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