Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | January 30, 2014

SAVING FAITH


“Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation—IF you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel.” Colossians 1: 21-23

Faith means totally believing and trusting in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord. It means believing with all of your heart (spirit) (Romans 6:17), giving up your will, and committing your TOTAL SELF to Jesus Christ. There is an ‘intellectual’ (mind) belief that is spoken of in James 2:19, where even demons are said to believe that there is ONE God. Obviously, they are NOT SAVED by this type of belief.

So what kind of faith saves you and assures you of eternal life?

It is heartfelt personal devotion and attachment to Jesus that is expressed through your love, loyalty and gratitude towards Him. In fact, it is often hard to distinguish faith from love. It is an ONGOING activity of sacrifice and self-giving to Jesus Christ (John 21: 15-17). Because you love Him, you desire to obey His commands as written in the Bible (His directions). You KNOW He has the answer to every problem that comes up in your life and you DO what He says (Romans 1: 1-6).

You believe that Jesus took the punishment (death on the cross…Romans 6: 23) for ALL your past sin, your sin of today, and your sin of the future. Once you have truly repented, His Word gives you the ASSURANCE that God has at that moment forgotten your sins forever!

“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear (reverence) Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalms 103: 10-12).

When you have accepted Jesus into your heart, you not only know He died for you, but you KNOW He (Holy Spirit) LIVES within you (Galatians 4: 4-7) and He IS changing you moment to moment to become JUST LIKE JESUS (2Corinthians 3:18). He begins on the INSIDE (your heart) (Ephesians 4: 20-24) and He slowly works His way into all areas of your life!

If you have genuine faith in Jesus Christ and you allow His dominion in your life, you can then say with great joy:

“I KNOW Whom I have believed in and am PERSUADED that HE IS ABLE to keep all that I have committed to Him until that Day” (2 Timothy 1: 12).

He IS returning soon! Blessed be the Lord!


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