BIBLE VERSE FOR SATURDAY
Saturday, April 07, 2018
ASSURANCE OF SALVATION: PART 2
Therefore, if anyone is he is in Christ,he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Once we are in Christ, we are sealed by the Spirit to go all the way to be being glorified, which is to be fully conformed to the likeness of Christ.
The first evidence of the Holy Spirit's presence in us is a hunger and thirst for righteousness we never had before. This turns disinterest into a joyful devouring of spiritual things and produces a disposition of trust and repentance before God.
To know we are Christians is a gift of the Holy Spirit. He bears witness to us that we are saved, and His presence in us confirms God's faithfulness. If it were up to us, we would have lost our salvation a long time ago, but the wonderful thing is salvation depends not on what we do for God, but on what God has already done for us as believers through the cross of Christ.
Father God in Heaven, thank You that our salvation does not depend on us. We ask for a fresh, deep work of Your Holy Spirit in transforming us into an ever-increasing reflection of Your life in us. Thank You, Lord. Amen
Thank you my Spark Friends for coming to my blog and leaving your comments. I am sending you God's richest blessings for you and your families so God can cover you with His constant love and comfort in your times of joy and trouble. He will never leave you nor forsake you. We just need to call out to Him and know He will be right there listening as we speak to Him through our prayers.God bless each and everyone.