Text:1 John 5:12
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Romans 8:35 – Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As Christians we should be confident to say that we are sure of the promises of God and not living by chance or assumptions of our salvation. God gave us a famous hymn “Blessed Assurance” about our salvation. “
Assurance is simply confidence in a guaranteed fact”. God wants us to be sure that is why he has given us scriptures telling us with absolute sureness that we have eternal life through Jesus Christ.
Sometimes Christians doubt their salvation, whether they will make Heaven or not, below are a few reasons for this doubt: A person may not be truly born again-So many people claim to be Christians. They go to church, read the Bible, pray and say they believe in God but they have never truly repented of their sins and accepted Jesus as their Lord and saviour, they need to acknowledge their need for Christ and receive him truly into their hearts by faith.
Secondly; Satan tries to cast doubt in us, Satan hates to see people trust Christ, so he confuses God’s children using worldly things and instances, we shouldn’t allow Satan cast doubt in our hearts.
Thirdly is the confusion about works and grace. We are not saved by what we do. The Apostle Paul’s testimony dispels that untruth. (Romans 7:15-17). The old carnal nature with which we were born will give us trouble till we die, through the new nature we learn to reject the old nature. If we walk in the Spirit we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16-17).
Lastly is unfamiliarity with scriptures, People lack knowledge of the scriptures and thereby fail to take God at His word.
ANY ONE IN CHRIST JESUS IS NO LONGER CONDEMNED AND HE SHOULD EXERCISE HIS ETERNAL INHERITANCE
Prayer: Jesus Christ I surrender to you, make me a new creation and let every guilt in me be cancelled. I receive power to live freely in Christ.BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.