Vital Signs - Friday, December 27, 2019

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand (John 10:28–29, NLT).

Sometimes I don’t feel an overwhelming assurance of salvation but feelings are not a reliable guide to spiritual reality. God knows how untrustworthy our feelings are. That’s why many times in the Bible He describes what I can only call an “overwhelming assurance of salvation.” Look at Jesus’ promise in John 10:27–31.

Jesus seals it with the identity of the Father and of the Son. There is nothing in the universe that can take away the eternal life that Christ has given you. These words are absolute.

We must break the connection in our minds between our feelings and our salvation. Our assurance depends on God’s incredible, generous gift alone.

“For by grace are we saved through faith.”

Nothing more , nothing less!


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