NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
DYNAMIC DISCIPLESHIP SERIES
FROM SHATTER THE DARKNESS
HOW TO BE SURE THAT YOU ARE SAVED
ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
Salvation is the most powerful and spiritual experience you can receive this side of Heaven. Salvation is not only the gift of God it opens you to all that God has promised for those who are in Christ (saved)
''At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
God has done a great work in you life. A new beginning, new life and new future are yours now that you are saved (In Christ). This salvation is powerful and eternal. Here are two things to remember as you grow in you faith.
First God wants you to be filled with assurance of the salvation you received. He wants you to enjoy it and grow deep. Here is what the Holy Spirit says to all those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord.
''And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
And.....seek to memorize this verse
13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.''
It is clear that God wants you to know that your saved.
Secondly He also wants you to be aware of the enemy of salvation. Satan doesn't want you to be sure of your salvation or grow deep in Christ. The devil and dark powers will seek to weaken you and cause you to doubt. As a new Christian you should know that spiritual warfare means that at times your faith will be challenged. But God plans and will give you the victory and all the assurance you need.
God shows us in the Word of God the work of the tempter.
2 Corinthians 11 :3
''But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.''
So lets dig into the Word of God and see what it says about the assurance of your salvation.
Here are two primary ways and 7 other confirming Biblical spiritual evidences that assure you that you are saved. God really wants you to be totally confident of that salvation.(in Christ)
HOW TO BE SURE THAT YOU ARE SAVED
(ASSURANCE OF SALVATION)
1. THE WORD OF GOD SAYS YOU ARE IF YOU RECEIVED CHRIST
The Word of God is the foundation of your faith. It is the very words of God and in it He
reveals the way of salvation and the assurance of being saved. The Word of God is the
outward witness of your salvation.
''That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."[a] 12For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
2. THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD SAYS TO YOUR spirit YOU ARE SAVED
At the moment of receiving Jesus into your life you revived the promised Holy Spirit of
God. The Spirit of God in you assures you in wardly that you are His(in Christ and saved)
Romans chapter 8 Reveals the work and witness of the Holy Spirit in the life of the
believer that they are a child of God and in Christ.
''because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.[g] And by him we cry, "Abba,[h] Father." 16The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. 17Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.''
QUESTION FOR YOU
What does Romans chapter 8 tell you about the Spirit of Sonship(adoption)? What does it mean?
HERE ARE 7 MORE ASSURANCES AND CONFIRMATIONS OF YOUR SALVATION
1. You are Forgiven
1 John 2:
2. Answered prayers
3. Experience of Gods presence in Worship
Ephesians 5:17 ; the Psalms 150
4. Desire to obey the Word of God
1 John 2:1-6
5. New desires and new power for living
Galatians 5:22-26; 2 Peter 1:3
6. The confirmation of others
1 Thessalonians 1:4-10
7. Beginning to bear fruit for Christ
On the message POD CAST I mention these things
What do they mean?
' FACTS AND FEELINGS'
' DOUBT AND FAITH '
' FEED YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE '
' FOUNDATIONS FOR LIFE AND ETERNITY '
The apostle paul led by the spirit of God reveals that the work of Christ in salvation is a very sure and complete work. What has begun in your life will continue to the very day Jesus comes again. You can be sure and full of faith that Jesus is in you, that your salvation is a work of God and that He intends to do good and great things in your life to the end.
''being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.''
HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TO STRENGTH AND BUILD ASSURANCE
1. Stand on the Word of God
2. Confess and testify to your salvation
3. Worship in His Presence
4. Pray for answers
5. Be in Chruch
6. listen to other good Christians