June 16, 2009
In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
Have you ever doubted your salvation? If so, you’re not alone. But it’s absolutely vital that followers of Christ understand that their salvation is secure.
Once you have truly repented of your sin and asked the Lord for forgiveness, there is no reason why you need to spend one more moment in doubt about your salvation.
God has fully forgiven you, redeemed you, restored you and received you in Jesus Christ. And He has given you the Holy Spirit as the mark, the identity, the divine seal of approval that you belong to Him!
According to our Scripture verses for today, you can know with confidence that you “…were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance…” The Spirit Himself is your guarantee!
You not only have the Word of God telling you that you’re saved by trusting in Christ, you also have the Holy Spirit testifying to your heart, reminding you, “You belong to Jesus. Live like a Christian and I’ll give you the power to do it.”
God guarantees to finish what He has started in you. He has already saved you from the penalty of your sin, so you are completely accepted in His sight. And He is continuing to work in you, to make you more like Jesus, so you’ll be ready for that great day when you’re with Him in heaven.
If you have made your decision to follow Jesus Christ, you can rest assured that your salvation is secure. So don’t allow doubts or lies from the enemy to rob you of the joy of your salvation!
REJOICE IN YOUR SALVATION BY SHARING YOUR PERSONAL TESTIMONY WITH A FRIEND TODAY!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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