Who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:5
Many times we don’t understand the weight of words we speak. Many people can quote the scripture John 3:16, but they fail to grasp the full import of the passage. It states, ” For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son(Jesus), that who so ever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life”. Beloved where the New Testament uses the word “will not”, its meaning is stronger in the greek. Its literal translation is “never ever”. So once you believe in Jesus and are born again, you are guaranteed never ever to perish. Why? Because you now possess eternal life(everlasting life).
When Jesus saves, He doesn’t do so partially. Jesus saves us to the uttermost, He holds nothing back. In the first place, if Jesus knew that we could add something to our salvation, that will aid us in getting to heaven, then there was no need for Him to come. We might hypothesize that His coming would have been in vain. But beloved, the life that we have now is a gift from God; it’s something we never merited, He gave it freely to us. You don’t work to get eternal life; all you need do is believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Romans 11:29 states that “the gift of God is irrevocable”. So if salvation is a gift from God, then according to Romans 11:29 this cannot be revoked or lost.
This is the full assurance of the gospel beloved; you have to be secure in the finished work of Christ. Many fear that when people are told this truth, they will go on living the way they want, because they know that salvation is irrevocable. But the truth is, the more you know to what extent Jesus saved you, the more it will cause you to love Him. This love will propel you to live for Him, because you will realize that it is none of you but all of Him. It’s 100% of His grace and 0% of you. Some people might ask about this verse, “work out your salvation with fear and trembling”? This will be discussed in the following devotional.
Beloved, be rest assured that Jesus have saved you unto eternity.
Prayer: Thank Jesus for Your finished work. Thank You for the guarantee that I have in You. I rest in the arm of Your love Lord. Amen.