Commentary By: Gordon King
Stand tall, stand firm in your faith, take action and believe in the promises of God. He is with us and shall never forsake us!
He has given to us an inheritance, one of which is ours now and forever more! I believe this to be true, yet their are many believers with different beliefs regarding our “salvation”, that we can lose our salvation, I do not believe this to be true. In this post I will give scripture which influences my beliefs on eternal salvation. This is how I see it, you may disagree.
“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.”
As children of the Most High God of the Universe, we have eternal access to the things of God. We were sealed by the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of our eternal inheritance. The most important part of this inheritance is our eternal salvation through the blood of Jesus! Amen
“In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.”
The Holy Spirit of promise has sealed us until the day of our redemption. This is a promise of God Almighty! If we are sealed by God, then who could break that seal? And if it is a promise from God, then will He not honor it? No matter what we do or how bad we do it, will God not keep His promise to us?
“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.“
Of course He will, God is always faithful and true to His word. He never lies, never takes away a promise, He cannot, He is perfect! The following verses tell us that we have eternal life and shall never perish. Jesus tells us that neither shall anyone snatch us from His hand or the Hand of His Father!
“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.”
The following bible verses are used by some Christians to say that we can lose our salvation, yet I see them differently.
“You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”
They use this verse to say that God will blot out some Christians from the “Book of Life”. The way I see it the verse does not say that. What I see it saying is that “believers” names will not be blotted out of the Book of Life, another promise from God! This is totally different from saying that some Christians names will be blotted out of the Book which it does not say.
Another verse from the book of Revelation used by some believers to say that our names can be taken out of the Book of Life.
“and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
I believe that this verse is not referring to true believers in Christ, but those who are not saved, those who may profess Christ, yet do not know Him. A true believer in Jesus Christ would not attempt to change the word of God! We see many today attempting to change the word of God to meet their own fleshly desires and sinful lifestyles.
Other verses that some Christians say tell us that we can lose our salvation are from the book of John.
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”
I believe that this is speaking of believers and unbelievers in Christ. Believers bear the fruit of the Spirit while unbelievers do not and are cast into the fire. When does the bible ever say that believers in Jesus Christ are cast into fire? It doesn’t. It does however, many times speak of unbelievers being cast into fire. Every branch that bears fruit our Father in heaven prunes in order for us to bear more fruit. He sanctifies us to be more Christ like. He disciplines His children in the direction that they should go, just as a parent disciplines their children.
This is my belief, my understanding of holy scripture. Once a person repents of their sin and accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, then he is sealed by the Holy Spirit once and for all. A person cannot lose their salvation, as long as they were truly saved. Salvation is given to us as part of the inheritance promised by God Almighty! The inheritance of God includes all of what the Lord and heaven has. We are joint heirs with our Savior Jesus Christ! We have access to our inheritance now!
I believe that our inheritance includes: eternal salvation, baptism of the Holy Spirit, authority, protection, strength, power, courage, might, vision, wisdom, peace, rest, comfort, and all of the fruits and gifts of the Spirit. I believe that it includes anything necessary for the advancement of the kingdom of God, this could be financial, healing, blessings, and miracles. I believe that we have angels available for us in time of need.
Our ability as Christians to perform the will of God depends upon our level of faith and belief in the principles and promises of God. It also depends upon taking a step of faith, or “action in faith”. Faith without works is dead. Therefore we must show our faith by first taking action, performing works by our faith. This is the will of God.
Not all of us as believers in Jesus Christ will access all that God has given and made available to us. Not all will know how to access our inheritance. All we need to do is have faith and ask, it shall be given according to His will!
I pray for the Lord to give us wisdom, vision, and clarity regarding His word and His will. In Jesus holy name, Amen
God bless my friends! Maranatha!