“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory and majesty and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him [for judgment]; and He will separate them from one another, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right [the place of honor], and the goats on His left [the place of rejection].
MAT 25:31-33 AMP
Today, we continue with the series Living with Eternity in Mind. This isn’t a post for you to doubt yourself, rather it’s for you to do an inward reflection. It’s possible for you to be going to church and participating in church activities, giving to the poor or volunteering in one thing or the other. Even if you’re a worker in church it’s possible you aren’t saved.
You know there are times when you hear a good message preached at church and you run to the altar and give your life to Christ, then the next day you’re back to living life like nothing changed. You aren’t really saved. You were just remorseful over the actions you committed that you know were wrong or the pastor said it was wrong, but you aren’t ready to change for the best.
I remember when I gave my life to Christ. I was from a Christian home, went to church most of the time, participated in church activities once in a while. . . I thought I was good. It was when I got into the university, in my first level, that I truly accepted Jesus as my Lord and personal Savior. I realised I could not be good on my own; that would just be me being self-righteous. If I died the day before would I have gone to heaven? I doubt it ’cause I had done a lot of things that wouldn’t be considered as ‘good’.
The bible let’s us know there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
Do You Believe In Jesus?
“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but that the world might be saved through Him.
Whoever believes and has decided to trust in Him [as personal Savior and Lord] is not judged [for this one, there is no judgment, no rejection, no condemnation]; but the one who does not believe [and has decided to reject Him as personal Savior and Lord] is judged already [that one has been convicted and sentenced], because he has not believed and trusted in the name of the [One and] only begotten Son of God [the One who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, the One who alone can save him].
JHN 3:16-18 AMP
It’s not just for you to simply say there’s a Jesus that you believe is just a prophet or someone named Jesus. Don’t just believe in Jesus because everybody is saying so but believe in Him for yourself. No other person’s salvation can save you but yours alone.
It’s just like the story of the Samaritan woman in the bible. When Jesus had spoken to her she ran to town and told everyone about Him and they believed ’cause of what she said, but when they got to hear from Jesus Himself they told her they didn’t believe just because of what she said but because they heard Him for themselves and He was truly the Christ. (John 4:42)
In other words, just because your parents or sister or husband is saved doesn’t mean you would make heaven. It’s for you to believe in Him. Believe in Jesus means to cleave/cling to, trust in and rely on.
In order that everyone who believes in Him [who cleaves to Him, trusts Him, and relies on Him] may not perish, but have eternal life and [actually] live forever!
John 3:15 AMPC
You cling to Him ’cause He’s your life source. John 1:4
You trust in Him because you have absolute faith and confidence in Him. You trust in Him as your Lord and personal Savior. Hebrews 11:1
You rely on Him because you know that without Him you can do nothing. John 15:5
So you may ask yourself, how sure am I that I’m saved?
Few Ways to Know You’re Saved:
1) You have genuinely repented and willingly want to change your ways. You do away with the sins of old (lying, cheating, stealing, forging documents, and so on) and start to live a new life of living for God and following His ways. 2 Corinthians 5:17
2) You believe in your heart that you’re truly saved. Romans 10:9
3) You seek to know more about God and you study His Word. 1 Peter 2:1-3
4) His Spirit bears witness with your spirit that you’re His child. Romans 8:16
Can you search deep within and affirm to the above truths? Or you haven’t even surrendered your life to Him? Then please say this prayer with me, Father, thank You for sending Your son to die for me. I acknowledge I’m image sinner and I confess my sins. Come into my heart Lord. Accept me as your own. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Savior. Thank You Jesus, in Your name I pray. Amen.
Welcome to God’s Kingdom! If you said the prayer feel free to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat.
Thanks for reading and please share with others.
♡ Bible Quote for the Day:
The Father loves the Son and has given and entrusted all things into His hand. He who believes and trusts in the Son and accepts Him [as Savior] has eternal life [that is, already possesses it]; but he who does not believe the Son and chooses to reject Him, [disobeying Him and denying Him as Savior] will not see [eternal] life, but [instead] the wrath of God hangs over him continually .”
JHN 3:35-36 AMP