One of the weapons the devil uses on a new Christian is doubt. Doubt could be a natural thing. For instance, sometimes after locking the door and leaving the house, one’s mind may doubt if actually one has locked it or not. You may even have to go back just to satisfy your curiosity and find the door locked. As human beings, we may not be sure of some things and may wish to verify. This can be even more difficult when such things cannot even be seen.
Sometimes we doubt in our hearts whether we are saved or not. At times we feel as though the way of coming to Christ was too simple to be real. Many times, the devil tries to tell us lies that we are not really saved, probably because we partook in something we professed to have denounced when we came to the cross of Christ. Maybe you expected some dramatic changes and feelings inside you to really confirm that you are born again. But since this did not happen, you feel that you are not yet in God’s family. Such happens to almost everyone, but the Word of God is always there to give us directions.
As far as the devil is concerned, he doesn’t want anyone to come to the saving knowledge of Christ. All he wants is for people to go into eternal damnation in hell, which was actually prepared for him and his angels. For this reason, he is always ready to prevent people from coming to Jesus. And if anyone does come to Jesus, he would try to confuse such with doubts and fear so as not to enjoy the full benefit of his salvation.
Let us consider some things that the Word of God says about our salvation. The only way that God has provided for salvation is through Jesus Christ and nothing else (Acts 4:12). God allowed Jesus to bear all our sins and finish the work of salvation so that all who believe in Jesus are justified freely before God (2Cor. 5:21). To believe in Jesus is to acknowledge that He came form God -He is God’s Son (John 16:27), that He is the only way of salvation and to come to Him putting our trust in Him to save us.
The offer of salvation is not our own, but it is God who decided to give this gift (Rom. 6:23). So we can be sure that if we come to Him to receive it, He will not fail to give us (Matt.7:9-11) because He is willing (1Tim.2:4). The Bible makes us to realize that coming to Christ is not on our own, but it is God who draws us (John 6:44 &65). Therefore if it is God who draws us, we can be assured that if we respond He will not reject us. We must choose to believe God’s Word and promise rather than our thoughts, “for God is greater than our hearts and He knows everything’ (1John 3:20).
Have you turned to Christ to save you? Then believe that you are saved. However, if you have never asked Jesus to save you or you are not sure, then do it now and begin to enjoy your relationship with God. You can pray a simple prayer like this: ‘Lord Jesus, I thank you because You came to die for my sins. Thank you for paying the price to reconcile me unto the Father. I believe that I cannot save myself. I put my faith in You to save me and I now receive You into my life. Thank you for receiving me according to Your Word in John 6:37. To You be praise. Amen!’
You can hold on to Christ’s promise in John 6:37. Please complete the Bible Study and send to us. Also let us know how we can best be of help to you.
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