Thursday, August 10, 2017

Don't Celebrate You are NOT saved YET



Many Christian believers
have been led to believe that they are already saved and that they
have a guarantee of salvation. Therefor these people have become
arrogant and they look down on other people, on unbelievers. They
themselves boast that they are saved even though they do not live
different lives from other people. The truth is that nobody is saved
yet.
Those who have accepted
Jesus and who believe in Him, those who obey His words and have been
baptized in water, have received the Holy Spirit, and who are led by
the Holy Spirit, who follow Jesus Christ, they are being saved. They
are not saved yet. They have to follow Jesus Christ until the very
end to be saved. Nobody is finally saved until they endure with Jesus
Christ until the end.
I read from Luke 13: 23
"And someone said to Him: Lord are there just a few who are
being saved? And He said to them: Strive to enter through the narrow
door, for many I tell you will seek to enter and will not be able."
This is a warning that Jesus gave. Nobody is saved yet. The door is
narrow and very few will find it. Jesus is faithful. He will not
leave us, but we need to stay with Him and follow and obey Him until
the very end. We need to be led by the Holy Spirit and bear good
fruit, we need to serve Jesus and do what He requires of us.
The writer of Hebrews also
wrote this warning in Hebrews 3. Listen carefully: Hebrews 3:1
1 Therefore,
holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the
Apostle and High Priest of our confession; 2He was faithful to Him
who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house. 3For He has
been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the
builder of the house has more honor than the house. 4For every house
is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. 5Now Moses
was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those
things which were to be spoken later; 6but Christ was faithful as a
Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our
confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
7Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says,

   “TODAY
IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE,

8DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME,

   AS
IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS,

9WHERE YOUR FATHERS TRIED Me BY TESTING Me,

   AND
SAW MY WORKS FOR FORTY YEARS.

10“THEREFORE I WAS ANGRY WITH THIS GENERATION,

  AND
SAID, ‘THEY ALWAYS GO ASTRAY IN THEIR HEART,

  AND
THEY DID NOT KNOW MY WAYS’;

11AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH,

‘THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.’”

12Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an
evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. 13But
encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called
“Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the
deceitfulness of sin. 14For we have become partakers of Christ, if we
hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,

15while it is said,

“TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE,

DO NOT
HARDEN YOUR HEARTS, AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME.”

16For who provoked Him when they had heard? Indeed, did not all
those who came out of Egypt led by Moses? 17And with whom was He
angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies
fell in the wilderness? 18And to whom did He swear that they would
not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19So we see
that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.”

The children of Israel
that followed Moses out of the bondage in Egypt went through the Red
Sea and into the wilderness. They sinned against God, they disobeyed
Him as we read here in verse 18: "And to whom did He swear that
they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? So
we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief." If
we believe in Jesus we must obey Him. We must follow Him until the
very end. We are His house, we are His people, if we hold fast onto
Him until the very end, if we endure with Him until the very end.
Many believe in Jesus.
Many confess Jesus, many believe that they are saved, but very few of
them ever start following Jesus. Very few of them obey Jesus? Most
believers are like the children of Israel, they did not want to
listen to God. They said to Moses:"You go up the mountain and
speak to God and tell us what God says." Believers don't want to
listen to Jesus, they don't want to be led by the Holy Spirit. They
want to go to church and they say to the preacher: "You got
listen what God says, you can tell us and then we do it. They never
do it. Many preachers do not even listen to God, but the people go
astray because they do not follow Jesus.
Nobody is saved yet, dear
friends. We have to follow and obey Jesus, we have to be led by the
Holy Spirit. We read in Romans chapter 8:14 the Apostle Paul
writes:"Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are
the children of God, they are the sons of God." If we are not
led by the Holy Spirit, and if we do not have the Holy Spirit, then
we do not belong to Jesus and we are not His. Many have received the
Holy Spirit, they speak tongues. Some of them heal the sick, they
cast out demons, and they will stand before Jesus and He will say to
them:"Go away I never knew you." They might have received
His gift but they never followed Him. They never stayed with Him
until the very end. Many people wrongly believe that if they have
received the baptism in the Holy Spirit and they speak in tongues
that they have a guarantee of salvation. That is not true. Jesus
promised the Holy Spirit to all those who believe in Him but he
promises eternal life to those you stay with Him until the very end.
Many born-again, Holy
Spirit filled believers will end up in hell because they did not
endure with Jesus until the end. Many believers think that they are
saved. They boast in their salvation but they do not follow nor obey
Jesus. Many of them live in sin. They are conformed to the world.
They do not obey the words of Jesus. They are not led by the Holy
Spirit, still they believe then they are saved, but they have no
relationship with Jesus. That is the desperate situation that most
believers are in and they do not even realize it.
We need to go after Jesus,
look after our relationship with Him and make sure He that He is
pleased with us. We need to hear from Him, His sheep hear His voice,
they listen to Him and they follow Him. Very few believers know the
voice of Jesus. They just listen to the preachers, and they follow
their own mind. They read the Bible and they take whatever scriptures
they like and apply it to their liking, but they have no relationship
with Jesus. They think that they are saved, they believe that when
they die they will have a place in heaven. They won't. Jesus will say
to them:"Go away I never knew you." Dear friends, if our
relationship with Jesus is not real and alive, if we do not follow
Him every day, if we do not hear from Him ,if we're not led by the
Holy Spirit then we have no hope of salvation, and we have turned
away from Jesus, we are lost. We have to follow Jesus until the very
end. Those who have started the journey with Jesus and who stay with
Him, they are being saved; but many of those that think that they
are saved are not on that road. They are on the broad road to
destruction and yet they believe that they have salvation. They go to
church, they sit in church and they say Amen and Hallelujah and they
praise the Lord, and they are so boastful, they are so happy. They
refer to the outsiders as lost, but they themselves are lost because
they are not following Jesus Christ. They are deceived. That is the
situation with most of the church today. They are lost and deceived
and they are not following Jesus Christ. They have an illusion of
salvation but they do not know the Savior, they do not know Jesus.
They do not follow Him. They don't want to follow Him because they
think they have a ticket to heaven, they have a guarantee of
salvation.
Dear friend, how's your
relationship with Jesus? Do you know Him? Do you follow Him? Do you
hear from Him? Are your being saved or are you just deceived and on
your way to hell? Make sure today. Go on your knees and speak to
Jesus. Get serious before it is too late, because once you die, it is
forever too late. Today is the day of salvation. Speak to Jesus
today, and hear from Him, every day. Ask Him: "Lord am I still
in your way? Lord please guide, me please teach me." It is not
about your church attendance or your Bible knowledge or your faith,
it is about your obedience to Jesus, your relationship with Him. If
you have none, you don't know Him and He will turn you away. Make
sure today that you are right with Jesus and stay right with Him
until the very end. Nobody else can do it for you. You and I need to
look after our own salvation and stay with Jesus until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.

3 comments:

  1. Jesus will say
    to them:"Go away I never knew you."
    This statement by Jesus has always confused me. I thought Jesus knew EVERYBODY! So what does He mean here. What about the person he says this to who says back... well, I sure knew You; I walked and talked with you plenty of times, what do you mean, You don't know me!!!

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  2. Only foolish people think they can talk back to God, dear friend.

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    1. jilldorcassusannaevansSeptember 15, 2017 at 7:44 PM

      Amen.So true.

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