[cont’d study: 2 of 3]
1. Can you know for sure that you are saved?
There are multiple signs that accompanies us when we have successfully become children of God. They are:
i. A complete removal of all condemnation and guilt. 📖Rom. 8:1
ii. An over-powering feeling of freedom. This is also from all fear including the fear of death. 📖John 8:36 & 1 Cor. 15:55
iii. You feel as if the lights have just been turned on for the first time in your life; that is, overwhelming wisdom and clarity. Prov. 9:10
iv. Power that comes from indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This power also translates to power to overcome sin inclusive of your past addictions.
v. Clearer more consistent communication with yourself and God. 📖 Rev. 3:20
vi. Joy unspeakable, peace that surpasses all understanding and the fruits of the Spirit. 📖1 Peter 1:8
vii. A renewed conscience that is repentant and aware when sin has been committed. 📖Ezk. 36:26
viii. New desires and ambitions to do the things that will please the Lord. 📖 Ps. 51:10
ix. A passion for reading the Word of God, especially in the early stages. The devil will attack this area primarily.
x. Miracles, signs and wonders will follow. 📖Mark 16:17
There are so many other signs that follow when we give our lives to the Lord. These are just some of the main ones.
2. Is it Possible to be Deceived that You are Saved when You are Really Not?
It is very possible that one may believe they are saved when they are not. Let’s review the following verses.
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
There are some today that preach another gospel than the one preached in the Bible. They preach a God of love and grace without teaching a God of justice. To preach one and not the other can be very catastrophic for new believers. Holiness is a major key of salvation and eternal life. As such, many may be deceived into believing they may live anyway the wish, whilst being ignorant of how much God detests sin. Revelations chapters 2 & 3 represents this truth more in-depth.
Tomorrow, we will look at the most important question of this study:
Now that I am Saved, What’s Next?