Security of The Believer
God knew everything about you and everything He would do concerning you before He created the world. God chose and knew the day He would cause you to be born, the day He planned to save you and the day He would end your earthly life. He knew that the day He would save you He would put everlasting life in you. He knew before He created you that you would have a struggle with your fleshly sinful nature. He knew before He created you every sin that you would commit between the day of your birth and the day of your salvation. He knew every sin that you would commit between the day of your salvation and the day of your death. He knew that those sins would not end the everlasting life in you. He knew that the day of your death He would change you into an incorruptible person and take you to heaven.
Ephesians 1:4: 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:
Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2b: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; . . .
Isaiah 55:6: Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: (That is a time chosen by Him to make Himself available.)
1 Corinthians 15:52: In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Peter 1:1-2: Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
This letter was written to the Elect, the people that God chose. He never changes. He will never reject someone that He has already chosen.
I Peter 1:4-5: 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.
We are not kept by our power to avoid sin, we are kept by the power of God. There is an inheritance reserved in heaven for us. No one will successfully steal that inheritance.
Philippians 1:6: 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.
Isaiah 51:6b: . . . but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Jude 1: Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
Preserved in Jesus Christ. Now there is a preservative.
Romans 11:29: For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
God doesn*t take back His gifts or calling.
II Corinthians 4:7: But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
The earthen vessels never devalue the eternal treasure.
John 10:27-29: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give unto them eternal life: and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father*s hand.
Try to imagine someone strong enough to loosen God*s grip. Impossible! Try to imagine God the Father giving a gift to God the Son, the Lord Jesus and then taking it away from Him. It won*t happen!!
II Timothy 1:12: For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: 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.
Romans 8:38-39: 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.
No place! No time! No one! No way! Nothing! can separate us from the love of God.
Ephesians 1:12-14: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
II Corinthians 1:21-22: Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Sealed by the Holy Spirit! No one could ever break that seal. The word earnest means something like a down payment on a house or car along with signing a contract. The Holy Spirit in us is the down payment. Can you imagine God backing out on a deal?
Numbers 23:19: God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
John 3:16: 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.
If salvation only lasted as long as we feel it, or until our next sin, it wouldn*t be everlasting.
Hebrews 7:25: 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.
Uttermost means full-ended, entire, completion. If you could get past the uttermost, which you can*t, maybe you could be lost again.
1 John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
He that hath the Son hath (eternal) life right now.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon on 2 Samuel 23:5:
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