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Peaks Above Clouds

The Promise of Jesus

Ptr. Erwin Concepcion

If we truly believed in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and surrendered our lives to Him, we are saved indeed, and life’s transformation will take place to authenticate our salvation. 

 

Aim: To prove in the Bible that when Jesus Christ saved us, He keeps us saved forever. We cannot lose Christ’s salvation.

Introduction: Many religions that teach works for salvation, also teach that we can lose salvation. This follows logically because if we are saved partly or wholly by our works, then we can fail to keep up the good works and hence, lose salvation. The truth is that if we call on Christ to save us, and He saves us, then He keeps us saved forever. The following Scriptures show us this:

1. “I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish.” John 10:28 

     • The word “shall” and the word “never” are two mandatory words that denote that whatever was proclaimed must happen.
     • This is an unconditional guarantee.
     • Eternal life means saved for eternity.

2. “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6
     • Christ will perform His work in us to the Second Coming.

3. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD… Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with 

       his hand… the LORD… forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved forever.” Psalm 37:23-28

     • Three times God tells us that He keeps us saved.

4. “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor       

      height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

      Romans 8:38, 39

    • For a born again believer to be lost, he must somehow be separated from the love of God, and become an object of God’s wrath. Paul              says that is impossible.

5. “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them”
      Hebrews 7:25  “to the uttermost” means “forever”

6. “...but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Hebrews 9:12

      • Redemption means to buy back by paying the price. Since we have an eternal redemption, we are redeemed for all eternity.

7. “…received the promise of eternal inheritance” Hebrews 9:15
      • Our inheritance is for eternity.
      • Our eternal inheritance is promised by God.


8. “And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” 1 Corinthians 15:49 
     • ”Shall” means that is a certainty that we will bear the heavenly image.”


9. “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God
       through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1: 4, 5

     • God repeatedly tells us that we are secured forever.
     • “Fadeth not away” means perpetual.

10. “…for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”

       2 Timothy 1:12
    • Paul committed the keeping of his soul to Christ. He was sure that Christ would keep him saved to his heavenly kingdom. 

11. “And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom...” 2 Timothy 4:18
    • The Lord will deliver us and preserve us.


12. “And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.” 1 John 2:25
    • “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began” Titus 1:2 
    • God has promised eternal life to us, and He cannot lie.


13. “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

         that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting
         life...” John 3:15, 16 & 36
   • Twice God says that we will not perish.
   • Three times God says that we have eternal life.

14. Our destiny is to be conformed to the image of His Son, not to be lost.
   • “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among
many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called,… justified…
glorified.” Romans 8:29, 30


15. We are indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption.
   • “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30

 

Conclusion:
Security, not fear, produces godly living. Loss of salvation is never threatened.
Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Corinthians 6:15

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:1-2

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