So I really wanted to follow up my last blog post about spirit gifts with a post about the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and about fasting. However GOD had really put this topic on my heart so I am going to be talking about how it is impossible to lose your salvation.
To begin I will reference the Living word of GOD.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given themto Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.
29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Okay so to start it off I would just like to point out that GOD used the word eternal in a couple of different places, so lets take a look at the definition of eternal
lasting or existing forever; without end or beginning.
“the secret of eternal youth”
|synonyms:||everlasting, never-ending, endless, perpetual, undying, immortal, abiding, permanent,enduring, infinite, boundless, timeless;
(of truths, values, or questions) valid for all time; essentially unchanging.
“eternal truths of art and life”
seeming to last or persist forever, especially on account of being tedious or annoying.
“eternal nagging demands”
synonyms: constant, continual, continuous, perpetual, persistent, sustained, unremitting,relentless, unrelieved, uninterrupted, unbroken, never-ending, nonstop, around/round-the-clock, endless, ceaseless
I would like to put emphasis on: valid for all time; essentially unchanging.
I mean it doesn’t really get much clearer than that to me. To me the thought that you can lose your salvation is blasphemy in and of itself. To think that is to think that we, a human, can undo salvation, the most important thing GOD ever created, I mean the whole bible is about this one event in time. To think you can undo that is to think you can undo the fathers grand design.
However over the past couple of weeks I have encountered people who believe you can lose your salvation, and there primary argument on a couple of different occasions was this, “Well, people leave church and just get to keep on going out and committing sins?”
and a lot of talk about judgement and this and that so I let them know that no we don’t get to keep on sinning as we please however when we do mess up or even if we choose sin, we get to return to the father in repentance, and are covered with his grace, not saying there wont be physical repercussions but as Paul is saying in
6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; butthe life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
yes once saved always saved but he has so much more in store for us than sitting around waiting for Jesus to return. He wants us to walk in oneness with him, and in the power of the resurrection.
Kind of along the same lines is the story of the woman about to get stoned to death for adultry.
8 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” 6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.
7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up“He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” and said to them, 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her,“Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
11 She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Jesus first told the people, the things you have done are no worse than her.
Then he told the woman “I do not condemn you, but go forth and sin no more”
There in those moment when we get caught in our own sins we feel as though we are about to get stoned to death, a feeling to some that may feel like they might have lost salvation perhaps, but in that moment we can always go forth and do our best to sin no more
then he continues to say he wants us to walk in the light with him, even though we were just going against his word, he still wants us to walk in oneness with him.
We can either stay on the ground feeling condemned or take up our cross and follow him, although staying on the ground, may seem familiar, walking with him in the light is so much greater. Just like that woman did, that woman being Mary Magdalene, she got up out of the dirt and followed Jesus, she got to wash his feet and witnessed his death burial and resurrection. It was because Mary got up off the ground that she was able to travel and do all these things for Jesus, but if she did not get up off the ground she still wouldn’t be condemned
So maybe you’re finding yourself on this post down and out, maybe you are thinking you have lost your salvation or maybe you just want to know of the works of Jesus, than my prayer for all is this,
That we all may walk in the victory power of the ressurection that we come to GOD through Jesus right now to ask for the fogivness for the things we know we have done and the things we do not know we have done, that we may walk with him in the light and that he may love others through us, that we may not condemn our brothers and sisters or any of his creation. we declare and decree all these things right now, in Jesus name