God is not a god of confusion. I believe He wants to make Himself clear to us.
He does not want any of us to be confused as to whether or not we have been saved.
God used His servant John to help us know the difference.
Let’s read his words:
“Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he (Jesus) appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.” (1 John 3:4-10).
John is making a very clear point. What we do, as a practice, reflects who we are.
Again, if we can habitually practice sin, plan to sin, live a lifestyle characterized by the things God calls sin, then we should not be assured of our salvation.
Yes, we all sin but walking in it as a practice is different than stepping in it and quickly walking out of it.
And friend, you know.
Deep down, you know.
Is Christ the Lord (boss) of all your life? Have you given Him everything but_______? Are you still in charge of that one area? Well, the fact is, He wants ALL of you!
And the thing is, when you finally surrender all you know of you to all you know of Him, that’s where you’ll find the peace your heart longs for. That’s where the doubts about your salvation dissolve and where you can rejoice because you know you are a child of God!
Can I get an Amen? Has this been your testimony? May the Redeemed of the LORD say so!
One thought on “You can know if you’ve been saved or not.”
So true! There has to be a conviction and true repentance before a conversion then a changed lifestyle with daily growth, the sanctification process.