Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saved by Faith or Feeling
I can feel it in my soul, a popular song says and that sounds good but is it true?
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
To really BELIEVE is to know without any doubt and that is what our Lord had above, last 2 verses and this same Faith we must have.
The absolute knowing He has pardoned us and we are His and He will raise us also at the last day as He was raised.
If a one then have that true Faith I won’t argue with him that he can’t feel it in his soul but for me it has to come back to knowing and trusting fully in His pardon and my full repentance and then following obedience.
When obedience is dropped then a backslidden state has occurred and this needs to be realized, any and all can backslide and many are deceived by slick well oiled orators of deception that now sin committed is already forgiven.
No friends, when He forgives us He admonishes us, Go Sin No More! Yes, you now can as Christ dwells in those He has forgiven and you now have His power to walk in this world as He walked.
Know this, He was an over comer and we must be also.