Are you yourself a true believer in Christ? The true believer is in Christ, “reborn from above” – never to be “unborn” again. The true believer will never again be under the condemnation of God. Ever.
“That act of becoming born again — is an act of God upon our life. We don’t do it — He does it! And that is why it will never be undone. The true believer was made so by God, and God promises that His “rebirthing” (“have been reborn from above“-v3) sets us apart forever. From that moment in time we are “forever creatures”, eternal, never to be separated from His love!” – From the article: Watch out for the dogs!
How capable do you think God Almighty is? I’d say: Quite capable! Indisputably unstoppable, ever unerring, never bested, stops at nothing. What God does – is what ever He wants to do. And nothing can change what He sets out to accomplish. If God says it, then, THAT’s the way it is!
27 The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow Me.
28 And I give them eternal life, and they will never, ever [by any means] perish; and no one will ever snatch them out of My hand.
29 [a]My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are One [in essence and nature].”
God Himself forgave me of all my sinfulness, and from His heavenly Courts of Justice has already declared me “Not Guilty” (past tense – done!), freed me from His condemnation, freed me from slavery to sin, declared me His child, and changed me into a brand new creation in Christ. He did that. I did not do that. And since God Himself has justified me, declared me forgiven – “just as if I’d never sinned”, then, THAT’s the way it is!
See: Romans 8:1,37-39
I am now a forever citizen of Heaven. Nothing can change that, because it is God Himself that stands behind His Word. THAT’s the way it is in the dimensions of God’s very real world!
This world is not my home! That is why…
I live with confidence
I am not afraid of death
I cast aside fear. God is my refuge and strength
I do not allow sin to reign over me
I have exceedingly vibrant joy in my inner soul
Although I am not perfect, I have, growing in me… “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control”
I converse with my Savior all throughout my day
I make it my aim to do everything I do – with all my might, and – for the glory of God
I refuse to worry about God’s capability to save me. I thank God He has promised to keep working on me – but I am not relying on my good works to save me. Jesus alone saves. And what He does cannot be undone.
This is what I’m talkin’ ’bout: Romans 8:28-39 Amplified Bible (AMP)
28 And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew [and loved and chose beforehand], He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son [and ultimately share in His complete sanctification], so that He would be the firstborn [the most beloved and honored] among many believers. 30 And those whom He predestined, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified [declared free of the guilt of sin]; and those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity].
31 What then shall we say to all these things? If God is for us, who can be [successful] against us? 32 He who did not spare [even] His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect (His chosen ones)? It is God who justifies us [declaring us blameless and putting us in a right relationship with Himself]. 34 Who is the one who condemns us? Christ Jesus is the One who died [to pay our penalty], and more than that, who was raised [from the dead], and who is at the right hand of God interceding [with the Father] for us. 35 Who shall ever separate us from the love of [a]Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 Just as it is written and forever remains written,
“For Your sake we are put to death all day long;
We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]. 38 For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
– Romans 8:28-39 Amplified Bible (AMP)
You Can Never Lose Your Salvation, and Here’s Why! – by Andrew Farley on crosswalk.com; Author of The Perfect You: God’s Invitation to Live from the Heart
Excerpt: How can we be certain that Paul was not speaking to believers who had lost their salvation? Notice the contrast between “you” and “we” in the passage:
4 You have been severed from Christ,
you who are seeking to be justified
by the Law;
you have fallen from grace.
5 For we,
through the Spirit,
by faith, are waiting
for the hope of righteousness.
Galatians 5:4-5 NASB
No Tolerance for Error… After God sent His only Son, Jesus, into the world to die as a man on your behalf… do you think He will tolerate a life lived “ho-hum” for Him?
“He is no fool
who gives what he cannot keep
to gain what he cannot lose.”
– Jim Elliot
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