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Having A Peace About Our Salvation

Having a Peace About Our Salvation

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 5:1 (NKJV)

If you're like most Christians I have spoken with then you have definitely experienced spiritual warfare with Satan and his emissaries.  Their continual bombardment of fiery darts in the form of various thoughts within our mind should keep us continually on guard (2 Cor 10:3-5).  One of the most damaging lies thrown at us is his accusation against our salvation: we have not done, nor are we doing enough to be saved.
Q:    So why does Satan work so hard to get us to believe in this lie as Christian believers?

Because if he can get us to believe it we will live in defeat and we will lack peace.  For instance, if I thought my salvation was based upon my works, or my ability to keep a perfect lifestyle, then I would probably only have a peace about it on the days when I did good.  But on those days where I stumbled and I made poor choices I would have a lack of peace with regards to my salvation and this in itself could cause me to make even more bad choices.  It would cause me to become depressed, dejected, or to even give up any hope, and if not dealt with in truth it could cause me to even stop my fellowship with other Christians, and my walk with God.

If you are like me then there are times in your walk where you do some really great things, but there are also times when you don't do such great things; in fact they're not good at all.  If our peace about our salvation with God were dependent on our doing the good all of the time, then this peace would be broken when we didn't.

Let's clarify something with regards to peace here, we can have a lack of peace when there is unconfessed and unrepented sin in our life, and we can become uneasy and irritated.  This is normal, because we have broken fellowship with God.  This is different than worrying or having a lack of peace about our salvation.

We must always look to God's Word for His truth.  We are clearly told our justification, our being declared not guilty, is because of our faith and belief in Jesus.

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2 (NKJV)

Q:    How should this affect us with regards to having a true peace about our salvation?

We can now know our salvation is secure, and our peace with God is secure as well.  As a result of this we can now focus on being everything God would want us to be because we have a peace of mind.
I want to encourage you today, if you find yourself irritated, ask God to reveal any sin in your life.  If you find yourself doubting your salvation because you aren't living a perfect lifestyle or doing enough good works, then know this is as an attack from the enemy.  Salvation is a free giftthere is no earning it (Eph. 2:8-9).

STUDY QUESTION: According to Romans 5:1-2 how are we justified or declared not guilty by God?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Have you found yourself doubting your salvation because of the emotions you are feeling, or the things you have done?

APPLICATION: Focus on the truth of God's Word when you find yourself doubting, and not your emotions.  Every one of our actions should be based on Gods Word and not by how we feel or think.

Father, thank You for Your free gift of salvation.  Thank You for the peace You have given me with regards to my standing with You.  I acknowledge my standing of righteousness is not based upon my ability to live righteously, but by my faith and belief in Your Son as my Savior. Help me today to clearly see and identify the lies of the enemy, and to act in accordance to Your truths rather than my emotions.  In Jesus' precious name, amen...

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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