Salvation: What Say YOU?
You may be physically prepared for emergencies, disasters, and crises… but are you spiritually prepared for eternity? Are you saved?
I have walked with the Lord for over 40 years. I say “over” because I came to a saving knowledge of Christ when I was very young—somewhere between six and ten.
After bible college, I served in the ministry for several years—preaching and teaching the Word of God through different youth ministries and churches. I have since been called on to other fields of service—but have always found ways to share the gospel and teach the Word of God to others—including writing several books.
I mention this not to boast about myself. I absolutely relate to the Apostle Paul when he declared:
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1 Timothy 1:15).
Rather, I simply provide this background to establish that I have now become—later in my life and walk with Christ—an elder in the body of Christ. I have witnessed and experienced a staggering amount of things in this life and, as such, I have gained a deeper and broader perspective on God’s Word.
The greatest and most distressing tragedy that I see in the world today is an absolute failure to understand the ONE THING that matters above all else in our lives—the Gospel of Christ!
Are you truly saved? Do you know with absolute certainty that you have been redeemed by Christ, sealed with the Holy Spirit, and accepted by God for all of eternity?
There are many false gospels being preached in the world today. It is so easy to be deceived by them. And the consequences of that deception are both grave and eternal for you my friend.
How are we saved?
I recently came across one of the best messages I have heard on salvation. I could post my own message on how we are saved—I’ve taught and preached on this many, many times. However, I hold that if someone else in the body—a brother or sister in Christ—has done an excellent job with something, then we should graciously use that gift and let God work through it.
Thus, I encourage you to listen to this message from Brother Robert Breaker. I am confident that—if you will just watch and consider this message—you will come away with an accurate, deeper, and far greater understanding of God’s plan of salvation… whether you believe you are saved or not.
The Apostle Paul exhorted us to “examine ourselves”—to ensure that we are in the faith:
“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.” (2 Corinthians 13:5)
As preppers, we constantly examine our preparations. We repeatedly test our preparedness. Why? To identify weaknesses—weaknesses that might otherwise not be visible or apparent to us. We do so to ensure that we are as effectively prepared as possible.
It should be no different with our spiritual preparation!
Even if you think you are saved, Paul asserts that there is value in confirming that belief… in examining and testing it.
How else will you know if you are merely deceiving yourself? That you are, in fact, disqualified—not actually saved?
There is no greater question in life that you will ever answer than that which pertains to your salvation—your relationship to and with God. Many today have been deceived—believing they are “right” with God when they are not.
Don’t be like Cain. Don’t misunderstand salvation!
How you decide to respond to salvation is up to you. But whatever you do, don’t base your decision—don’t base your eternal future—upon a false understanding of it!
Please take a just a few moments out of your life to watch and consider this message—to ensure you have a biblical and effective understanding of what salvation is and how you obtain it…
May the peace, love, and mercy of Christ be with you in these challenging days!