Sunday, October 2, 2016
At what point does Jesus save you?
At what point does Jesus Christ save a person? Jesus Christ saves you the moment that you humble yourself before Him and cry out to Him and ask Him to save you, to forgive your sins, and to accept you as a child of God. He immediately accepts you. He immediately saves you, He immediately sets you free from the bondage of sin and of addictions. Jesus Christ makes you absolutely free, the moment that you call on Him.
The problem is that many people do not stay with Jesus, they go away from Him. They go back to their sin and they get entangled again and then they are in a worse situation than then they were before they came to Jesus. We only remain saved as long as we stay with Jesus, as long as we obey Him, and as long as we follow Him. If we do not stay with Jesus we do not stay saved anymore. He has accepted us as His own as His children but if we stray from Him and refuse to obey Him, we will get cut off and burned. Jesus said that:" every branch in M that does not bear fruit, will get cut off and burned." If we come to Jesus for salvation we have to obey Him. We have to immediately turn away from sin, immediately turn away from our previous lifestyle of self-gratification, doing what we wanted to do, and we have to go after Him.
We must immediately be baptized in water and we must seek the infilling of the Holy Spirit. We must seek Jesus in us and we must stay with Him. We must obey the guidance of His Holy Spirit. If we go away from Jesus we are in danger of Hell fire. If we backslide and no away from Jesus the Holy Spirit will convict us, He will discipline us, He will draw us back to Him but if we continue in following our own mind, turning away from Him, eventually we will get cut off and burned.
Jesus loves us and He cares for us, but He will not force us to stay with Him. He said that if we deny Him, He will certainly also deny us. He is faithful, and nothing and nobody can snatch us out of His hand but if we turn our back on Him, if we go away from Him He will not hold us back. If we deny Him He will deny us. We are only safe and saved as long as we stay with Jesus, as long as we obey Him, as long as we obey His words; the words that He spoke as they are also recorded in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The Holy Spirit that He will give in us will remind us of those very same words. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever. What He commanded when He walked on this earth He still requires of every disciple.
There is only one way to have eternal life and that is to serve the King, Jesus Christ; to follow and obey Him, to follow his commands as also recorded in the Gospels and to follow the guidance of His Spirit living in us, so that we can serve Him and do His will. If we turn away from Jesus we will be thrown out of His kingdom, we will be rejected.
We have to follow Him and serve Him until the very end, to enter His kingdom.
May Jesus bless you.