Your Salvation Is Secured!
Updated: Mar 13, 2022
Hello Friends! I've noticed that Mathew 7:21-23 (in italics down below) is used a lot against many believers to scare them into thinking that their salvation is something that can be taken away from them. And I'm here to tell yall that your salvation CANNOT be taken away, and why this doctrine is a lie from the enemy! Let's start with the reading of the passage:
'“Not everyone who calls me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do. When the Judgment Day comes, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! In your name we spoke God's message, by your name we drove out many demons and performed many miracles!’ Then I will say to them, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you wicked people!’ '
To put this scripture into context, right before this scripture is mentioned in the Bible, Jesus was speaking to people about false prophets and how to figure out who is a false prophet. He told the crowd that you could tell by the fruit that they bear and by what they do. So when Jesus is like you can tell who is a false prophet by what they do, He then goes to say that even if them folks CLAIM to call Him Lord and CLAIM to drive out demons in His name; they were actually not serving God. And that can be shown when He states: "I never knew you."If this verse was meant to apply to Christians (The children of God, who definitely believe in and know Jesus) Jesus wouldn't have said that He never knew them. Because Jesus definitely knows about His kids. But if semantics ain't enough to convince you of this truth (which I understand) Let's break it down even further with the Word of the Living God.
So what does the Bible say is how someone becomes a Christian?
'If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved. The scripture says, “Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.” This includes everyone, because there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles; God is the same Lord of all and richly blesses all who call to him. As the scripture says, “Everyone who calls out to the Lord for help will be saved.” '
So based on this scripture, all someone has to do to be saved is to confess and believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and that He was raised from the dead. So what does "being saved" even mean? What are we being saved from?
'There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit, which brings us life in union with Christ Jesus, has set me free from the law of sin and death.
This scripture shows that we as Christians are saved from the condemnation of our sins. Sin leads to death; and when we believe in Jesus, He saves us from the death that our sins would cause us. When you see that all of this is available to you to receive, one might be confused as to why this is so. And to fully answer this question one would have to understand the character of God.
There are many scriptures and stories that showcase the character of God; but for the purpose of this topic, I want to focus on a few scriptures that talk about salvation.
'For it is by God's grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God's gift, so that no one can boast about it.
'His choice is based on his grace, not on what they have done. For if God's choice were based on what people do, then his grace would not be real grace. '
'For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below—there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.'
'God is not like people, who lie; He is not a human who changes his mind. Whatever he promises, he does; He speaks, and it is done. '
These scriptures help to illustrate that God is a God that is full of grace and love, and that He keeps His promises. So when God said, that the way you are saved is through His gift and NOT by works; HE MEANT THAT! If you can't receive the gift through works, then you cannot lose the gift through works either. God keeps His promises and if you believe in Jesus and confessed that He is your savior and He rose from the dead, then honeyyy you are saved!!! God is a promise keeper and He will keep you safe! Anyone who tells you that you can lose your salvation is trying to deceive you! God is not a man that He should lie, and He would NEVER let one of His children who acknowledge Him and love Him to be given to the hand of the enemy! God loves you and He keeps His word! So I pray that anyone who reads this and is still unsure about their salvation, will allow God to speak to your heart and believe that God will take care of you!
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never die. No one can snatch them away from me.”
John 10:27-28 GNTD