There are many who are deeply convinced that when I say, “I am, once saved, always saved!” that what that means, is that I think it is okay to live in sin, and do any thing I want do do — because I am always saved!
This is very revealing that they ‘do not know‘ what God’s Salvation is even all about!
This is as far from The Truth as anything I have ever heard, that somehow it is now okay to sin.
I do not believe, just because I have been given eternal life by Jesus, that I can yet live anyway I wish.
What I believe is, that I am saved by His Blood, and by His Atonement; I am Justified, Forgiven and made Acceptable to The LORD.
Salvation is a Free Gift of God, received by Grace through Faith, to all who simply believe and receive.
Now that I am saved — for the first time ever — I am enabled by His Holy Spirit to serve The LORD.
Having been created unto holiness, I have become a New Creature in Christ………. I now can actually keep The Laws of God.
Before I was saved, I was only a sinner always. Not only was I a sinner — I did not even know how to be saved, or even believe to be anything else.
I was condemned under The Law, because I was and am a guilty sinner.
But now…. because of Jesus, my sins are forgiven! I am His. He is my LORD, and I am His Child.
I am a Son of God — not because I deserve to be, but by His Love, Grace, and Mercy, I have been adopted into His Family.
I am now freely given all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus, because I am an heir of all He has.
Now, let me explain further.
I am not now condemned by The Law of God, but I am now set free. He has done a work for me that I could not do for myself.
He died and paid the penalty (or cost) of my sins. He has saved me by His Grace. Jesus came down to earth to seek and save me.
Now that I am saved, I can please God for He lives in me, and empowers me over all sin. I can walk in victory in Him. I am His, and He walks with Me.
Some think that one who says he is forever saved, that it gives him “a license to sin” —- or to live anyway he wants to live. It is just the opposite!
Now in Christ, I desire to keep His Laws and I desire to live and walk without sin. I have a new desire, and a new nature.
The scripture says we are now new creatures in Christ, and old things have passed away and all things are new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of god, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
In Christ, I am a child of The Light. I am now live in The Kingdom of Light. I am no longer in the dark kingdom.
The Light of God does shine in my heart, and I am not ashamed in that Light, for I am forgiven and cleansed. I can have fellowship with God, and walk with Him in The Light.
Now that I am saved, I can do all things through Christ that gives me strength.
So you see, there is no license. There is no right to sin. For sin is still sin — but now, if I do sin [and I ought to know better than to sin] I know I have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
And, Jesus ever lives and prays for me. Not only does He pray for me, but He watches over me and protects me.
He is one Who is closer to me than a brother. He is LORD, and I am His servant. But, a servant who is becoming a friend.
I am now His Friend, for I have only the desire to keep His Commandments and to please Him.
So, there is no license to sin. God forbid! The Apostle Paul said,
“Just because one is now saved by grace, god forbid that he live any longer in sin. I am dead to sin. Sin has been put to death, and I am free.” Romans 6-8
There is now no condemnation in Christ! The Law does no longer bring condemnation for the curse of The Law was nailed to Jesus’ cross.
Jesus became a curse for me, and set me free. I am free! Free! Free! Yes free indeed! For if Jesus has set me free — I am free indeed!
And now… It even gets better… Sweeter and sweeter!
Now that I am saved, He has predestined that I be made like His Son. He is now living on the inside and working on the outside.
He is making me like Jesus. It is his work. For The LORD knows exactly what I need.
The LORD not only saved me, but He keeps me. Yes, He keeps me and I will preserver to the end, because of Him.
In Christ I am more than a conqueror, because He is in me in all power and might, giving me the victory over all.
He has even raised me up to sit with Him in heavenly places — above the world and the devil, and all the principalities of evil. They are under my feet!
I walk in power of The Holy Spirit, and I am able to do all things in Him.
So, where is “the license to sin”?
Who said, just because I am once saved always saved, that I can live any way I wish?
I do not want to live any other way — but to please my LORD. He is my LORD!
Now, for those who see God’s Salvation so shallow, to think that if one sins he will be lost again, or will somehow yet go to hell… they have totally missed the point and the meaning of Salvation.
God’s Salvation is totally of God. God loved me first. He came to save me. He did save me by His Blood.
He called me to Salvation. I was not given eternal life because I did anything! No! He did it all for me. He is my Salvation!
I have Jesus living in me, and the Scriptures say that he who has Jesus has life, for Jesus is life.
Eternal life! Jesus is eternal life — He never dies, and because of that I will never die. I will live forever with Him.
Finally, after all said, I love The Law of God. I do not hate or despise God’s Laws. They are no longer hard — but wonderful.
I delight to do the work of God, and to keep His Law.
His nature has become mine. I am like Him, for He has created me a new man.
I feel sorry for people who have missed this wonderful Salvation.
I feel sorry for those who have missed the real Jesus and have never seen His Cross and what Jesus did on that Cross.
I feel sorry for those who worry every day, wondering if they are really saved or not.
They question everyday, saying, “Have I done something wrong, or broken some Law of God?”
They have no peace, and for sure, no assurance that if they died — they would be saved!
The reason is because they are lost.
They still live, condemned by The Laws of God which they cannot keep. It is hard to be under The Law, for it is not possible to keep perfect. All fall short of keeping it!
I feel sorry for people who cannot sleep at night, because of doubt and lack of assurance. I do feel very sorry for them, and I think Oh LORD, please save them from their unbelief. Save them from their works religion. Save them LORD — and set them free!
“…… Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from The LORD Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: that in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” Ephesians 1:2-12
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I have written this Word in obedience to my Holy Spirit Teacher.
Thank you Holy Spirit for Your Power in me!
Its Real I Know Its Real!
Praise God my doubts are settled, for I know its REAL…………
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
The light will shine in His glory… In the desert.
Evangelist/ Prophet/ Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES“ in Belen, New Mexico, USA.
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