Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 … Totally Safe

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 Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 164

Devotional Song: Go to this link  … Please go the first video link to hear Fernando Ortega singing, Beyond the Sky, reminding us that one day our hope will be realized in heaven.

Highlight Passage – NKJV: 1st Peter 1: 3-4 [NKJV] …  
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, … 
Highlight Passage [Context] – NKJV: 1st Peter 1: 3-5 [NKJV] … Go to this link 

Reference Passages #1 John 3: 16 …[You know it, don’t you? But focus in on the concept of “EVERLASTING life,” which would have no meaning if we could lose our salvation. Our salvation is safe – forever – because of God’s saving grace and our faith in His finished work.] …  
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 

Reference Passages #2 John 10: 27-29 [NKJV] …   
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 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.

Reference Passages #3 1st John 5: 13 [NKJV] …  
13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

Reference Passages #4 1st John [NKJV] … Go to this link

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread addressed the deep-heart question which many Christians may have had at some time as to the assurance of our salvation. Have you ever wondered if you can lose your salvation? Well, to address this, ODB uses the word picture of Fort Knox, by this description of the country’s fortress of wealth [see the attached photo].

"The United States Bullion Depository in Fort Knox, Kentucky, is a fortified building that stores 5,000 tons of gold bullion and other precious items entrusted to the federal government. Fort Knox is protected by a 22-ton door and layers of physical security: alarms, video cameras, minefields, barbed razor wire, electric fences, armed guards, and unmarked Apache helicopters. Based on the level of security, Fort Knox is considered one of the safest places on earth.” 

Fort Knox is one of the safest places on earth, for sure; but it’s safety fades with the infinite safety of any born-again Christian’s wealth and safety in heaven when that believer surrenders – in hear-felt faith – to the finished work of Christ on the cross and receives The Savior as his/her Lord. So, if you’ve given your heart and life over to Jesus as your Lord, in His own words above (see Romans 10: 29), … no one can snatch you out of the Savior’s hand.

And if you have any doubts as to the safety of your salvation, I suggest you go back and read the entire first epistle written by the Apostle John, linked above, because as he writes, the epistle was written to Christians to help them (us) KNOW that we are truly saved (see 1st John 5: 13). And when you do, you’ll come away with the assurance that nothing, no nothing, … NOTHING!!! … can take away your salvation; and you’ll know, that you know, that you KNOW that heaven is yours FOREVER!!!

My Prayer for Today … Lord, I do KNOW that I will be with you FOREVER. … Amen

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