Gods group thoughts for 2/26/2013 “Blessed Assurance”

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Isaiah 32:17The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assuranceforever.  (NKJV)

Before I even start to write about today’s topic…I would ask anyone who see’s what I am about to write, and who decides that it is not important for them to understand it…to realize that this rejection from the truth God wants them to see, is because of their pride…their ignorance…their blindness…or other reasons that are tied to sin in their lives; or to satanic thoughts that Satan will use to cast doubts on a person’s beliefs…

Absolutely, positively, knowing without a shadow of a doubt, that you are indeed forgiven of your sins by the grace of God…is something that you can only have with assurance forever…when the righteousness of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21) fills your heart, mind, and soul at the time God graces you with the free gift of salvation…  This is accomplished through saving faith alone in Jesus Christ, when He becomes your personal Lord and Savior…

How can a Christian know for sure, that they are headed for heaven ??   Because God tells us though the indwelt Holy Spirit, that we are indeed a child of His… Romans 8:14-16 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, (NKJV)

Do the words “born again Christian” rub you the wrong way ??  They shouldn’t…because if they do, it is possible that you are one of the many that have not found the narrow gate that Jesus speaks about, in…Matthew 7:13-14Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”  (NKJV)

There are a number of reasons why people never become a Christian in God’s eyes…  Even though they falsely believe that they are Christians in their own minds…  Some people say they were saved when they were very young…but there is no evidence of a life change, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit…  Some profess to be a Christian, because of a prayer they made many years ago (maybe in a youth group)…where someone told them falsely, that they were now a child of God…without becoming a true, new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)…

Friends, it’s not the “sinner’s prayer” that automatically transforms a sinner into a Christian…  It is a change in the heart, the mind, and the soul of an unredeemed sinner, by God’s gift of grace through saving faith alone in Jesus Christ…Ephesians 2:8-9For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.  (NKJV)

This saving faith is given to the unredeemed sinner, after God draws them to Himself (John 6:44)… They are given the will to repent and turn from their sins…as they seek Jesus Christ to become their personal Lord and Savior… This is accomplished by God’s grace, after understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…

Here is a link for this most important days writing about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…

https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/gods-group-thoughts-for-10202012-gods-grace-through-obedience-to-the-gospel-of-christ/

Some people have gone to a church their whole life…probably because their parents were brought up in the same faith…  But this faith speaks of sins being forgiven by some kind of human works… This false church doctrine, that sins can be forgiven by man, after they are confessed to another man, is just not found in the Bible…

There is only One intercessor between man and God… And this is Jesus Christ, Himself…as recorded in…John 14:6…  Jesus said to him,I am the way, the truth,and the life. Noone comes to the Father except through Me.”  (NKJV)

And if an unredeemed sinner dies before they become a Christian in God’s eyes (John 8:24)…they will spend an eternity separated from God, in a very real place (hell)…suffering excruciating pain and anguish that Jesus tells us about, in His narrative of “Lazarus and the rich man”, found in…Luke 16:19-31…    Before you decide that hell after death is not real…click on the following link (spoken by Jesus), and read about the eternal suffering one will find in hell, tormented in flames for an eternity…   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=lu16:19-31,&version=NKJV

Today’s writing was inspired by 2 audio sermons I came across, by Dr. Charles Stanley… If you are an audio kind of person…click on these 2 links, and listen to a godly man giving you a much better audio presentation, filled with more scripture in a much better format, than me with mere words on a page…

http://itm.edgeboss.net/download/itm/audio/radio/2013/itm20130218.mp3  “Turning Doubts into Blessed Assurance” – Part 1

http://itm.edgeboss.net/download/itm/audio/radio/2013/itm20130219.mp3   “Turning Doubts into Blessed Assurance” – Part 2

Heavenly Father, my hope and my prayer is for You to use Your Word, through my writing or the attached audio…to draw those in need of Your saving grace to Yourself…  And Lord…I pray that those who are truly Your children, who have doubts or fears because of Satan…or because of circumstances they find themselves in, that cast doubt upon their salvation…will have them seek Your face, to have present sins forgiven (1 John1:9)…allowing a renewed fullness of the Holy Spirit, to confirm that they are indeed one of Your children…  I pray that all who have read to this point will be blessed by You for their diligence…in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

written by bruce r mills

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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