Good mornin to you my friend.
Today we’re going to rejoice in the fact that God’s election of His people & the Lord Jesus Christ’s atonement is Great news for His beloved saints!
Here now is Scripture to strengthen my brethren in what the risen Lord has accomplished for the elect of God: [it’s sooooooo exciting!]
(Oh the relief that our salvation isn’t dependent on us)
“Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”
(we elect of God are from all nations & all types of people of the world, and Jesus took away ALL of our sin)
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
9 “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.”
(we receive His salvation by grace through the faith of Christ)
“To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”
“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
Eternal security & eternal life makes perfect sense in every way doesn’t it?
Here’s a thought for you (the born-again Christian) to chew on a while…
The salvation of God’s elect is fail-proof. It’s impossible for any of us to be lost.
Because God has already accomplished our salvation (by Himself).
It’s finished; it’s as over with & unchangeable as last week’s weather. Everything that God requires of you has already been accomplished & accepted by the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
You as a Christian are walking into a situation where you’re merely receiving the benefits of an event that was already triumphed & finished before you were even born!
(How’s that for reason to not only rest in, but to celebrate the finished work of Christ?)
In all of scripture, there’s not even one instance where a born-again Christian has ever been lost.
Moreover, Jesus Christ Himself assures us in scripture that we elect of God can never be lost.
He turns away & loses none of which the Father has given to Him.
35 “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. 37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”
All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and no glory to us whatsoever!