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January 8, 2021 7:00 am
Salvation isn't just a blank slate. Listen to Adrian Rogers when you get saved. I'll just get a fresh start. God doesn't say well I want to make about payment and you have to keep up the monthly installments. If you could just keep on making deposits on your account but maybe you can get to heaven, although listen. He paid it all the way through. It is God I didn't get a fresh dark bread. I got a new mate welcome to love worth finding, pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers said with a Christian knows that is futuristic, he can concentrate on the present. This is why John chapter 10 is fundamental to the eternal security of every believer in part one of today's message we learn that God promised us eternal security in Scripture and that he who first began a good work in us will complete what he has begun. He has predetermined our destiny and perfects us through sanctification. If you have your Bible turn to John chapter 10 and will begin in verse 27 is Adrian Rogers reveals the final reasons why and how you can be sure you are eternally secure and I want to talk to you today about this subject how you can know that you are eternally secure.
Listen to the Scripture, God's word. John chapter 10 verse 27 Jesus said my sheep you're my voice and I know them and they follow me and I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish meet Michelle any man pluck them out of my hand. My father, which gave in me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my father's hand. Now we're not talking about something that is incidental. Were talking about something that is fundamental when were talking about the personal security of the believer. How you can know that you are eternally secure, it is necessary for your spiritual health. But no reason why it is so important that you understand this it's important if you're going to be a productive fruit bearing Christian when you know that your future is secure, then you can concentrate on the present mate. Another reason why what I'm talking about today is very very important not only for your spiritual health and your spiritual productivity, but to help you in evangelism and in soul winning why good number of people never get saved. Very frankly, they're afraid they'll not be able to hold out or if we could only teach people what the Bible has to say about the fact that the God who saves you is the God who secures you. He is the God that keeps you. He has saved me and Me and I can tell you true that the God who saved me is the God who will save you and the God was Made is the God that will keep you now turn to the book of Hebrews chapter 10 and look with me in verse 14 what a wonderful verse. This is I love this when it may be my favorite of all of these verses. Hebrews 10 verse 14 for by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Notice this by one offering it perfected forever. I will give a challenge find anywhere in the Bible where anybody was ever saved twice. You can't do it. You know why because it's impossible to be safe twice.
Nowhere in the Bible, will you ever find where anybody is ever safe lies. These people believe you get saved you lose your salvation. They believe that you must be born again and again and again, they believe that you keep on getting say, but no by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Did you know an order for you to be safe twice, Jesus would have to die twice hi me when you got saved you got a ticket. Mark good for one salvation only as you are perfected forever. Jesus is never going back to that cross.
He's never going to die again. I one offering. We are perfected forever and so perfection what you say but wait a minute you're not perfect, Adrian. I know I'm not perfect.
All that is true, that is true in our flesh. We are not perfect. What we talking about here summarizes what you get saved.
What if you get saved and then you send again that I hear you say, what if what if no you say we can disobey God. If we do, he carries us to the woodshed, whom the Lord loves he chastens and will talk more about that and another message but let me give you some scripture here that talked about that perfection. I want you to watch this very carefully and is found in Romans chapter 4 is very important you look at this.
Romans chapter 4 and let's begin in verse five but to him that work is not, but believe the phone handed justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. You're not saved by doing good works.
People who believe you can lose your salvation believe many of them that you lose it because your good works are not enough, but to him that work is not, but believes on him to justify the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness, even as David also described with the blessedness of the man and to whom God imputed righteousness without works in that wonderful meal of the word impute means. It means to put that on your account when you go to the store and you want to charge something if you want to have a little fun with the clerk don't say charge you just say imputed means the same thing. God imputes our puts righteousness on your account without works, not one scintilla of an iota of good things they do do in order to get say now, so that's a blessing.
Yes verse six but now look in verse seven. Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven. That's a blessing. Having every stain, every blemish, every blot every blur is washed cleaner whiter than snow.
It is for given and whose sins are covered. What is that mean not only does he forgive it. He will bring it up again. It is gone and buried in the grave of God's forgetfulness because we uncovered it.
God covered it because we confess that God forgave it all right now you safe could it get any better than that. Yes it it does get better than that look in verse eight. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. Oh hallelujah glory to God. Yes, Blessed is the man God imputes righteousness. Yes, Blessed is a man forgiven. Yes, Blessed is the man who said Discover yeah, Blessed is the main, to whom God will not impute sin is a one half of one sin would send me to hell forever. I mean, I wouldn't trust you heard me say this many times about 15 minutes. I relived to get me to heaven. But Blessed is the man to whom God will not impute sin. For by one offering he hath perfected for them that are sanctified. Just put down perfection.
All right, now let me give you the next P and it is positioned position.
You are already positioned in the Lord Jesus Christ turn to second Corinthians chapter 5 and verse 17 second Corinthians 5 in verse 17 hi love this second rent is five or 17 therefore, all if any man be in Christ he is a new creation.
Old things are passed away behold all things are become new matters. The old creation. That's Adam and his children bears the new creationist Jesus and his children. Every body is either an Adam. The old creation are there in Christ, the new creation, if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, a new creation.
I am in the Lord Jesus Christ.
What pertains to Jesus pertains to me.
I'll lose my relationship with God the father when Jesus Christ loses is because I am in Christ.
You see what is true Christ is true of me because I am in Christ. I am not surprised but I am in Christ, on the part of his body somebody. So what if you slip out of his hand print on one of his fingers.
I am in the Lord Jesus Christ. Now it's illustrated in the Bible by Noah's Ark, Peter tells us that Noah's Ark is a picture of our salvation. Noah's Ark is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is more than just the story of a great ship. Now remember how Noah was saved. Let's see how good you are on your Bible history. God said to Noah know I'm going to destroy the world with a flood, but I don't want you to perish know and I don't want Mrs. Noda pares on ham and Shem and Japheth.
The parish in Ottawa their wives to pares all eight of you need to be safe so no here's what to do. Put eight pigs on the outside of the ark drive amended and secure when it starts to rain get a stepladder then get hold of those page, Noah, and hold on as best you can and if you can hold on until the water goes down. Noah you will be safe.
That way it happened. Please don't say yes. Is that what happened malaise not the way it happened. That's the way some people think salvation is all they believe that Jesus is like the argument rather than big romance either on the outside holding all. Have you ever been in a prayer meeting where anybody would say something like this you folks. Please pray for me. I'll hold out faithful to the end. Please pray for me.
I'll hold out faithful to them. I can see Noah holding over that slimy pig saying Ms. Noah Ms. Noel. Please pray for me.
I'll hold out faithful to the, you know Noah never would've made it. Not a one of them.
Whatever made what happened. Listen, God brought them in the ark. If any man be in Christ, God brought them in the art in Genesis chapter 7 verse one. The Bible says and God said to Noah and his family come now into the ark, come in about when God said, come in. That meant that God was inside map. I'm in a room and I say come in. I'm inside if I am in place and I say go in.
That means you go where I'm not but I say come in. That means you come where I am God said in Genesis 71 come into the art.
That means that God was in that art and know was in that art and in the Bible says that God shot all know why did God shut the door to shut the water out in the shut knowing to shut the water out of the shop know in God, shut the door wasn't know that shut the door. It was God that shut the door and the doorknob will be inside.
The Bible says in the book of Ephesians.
After we have believe we are seal with the Holy Spirit of promise. And so it was God that shut Noah and I are with himself now. The only way that Noah could've gone down would be one for the ark to go down. The only way for me lose my salvation is for Jesus to go down because Frank I am in Christ. I am in the Lord Jesus at any man be in Christ is a new creation. Now Noah may have fallen down many times in the ark, but he never fell out of the ark. That's the important thing sure Kristin can slip and stumble and fall. But God shut Noah and God shot the door after that you believed your seal with the Holy Spirit of promise. Rather, some people have the idea that one day they'll be secure, but I think that when there secure is going to be when they get to heaven they going to step in.
Heaven slammed the door thanks what I made it hallelujah I am safe. I'm now in heaven.
Wait a minute, we paid a minute, what makes you think you will be safe up there.
If you're not safe down here.
The Angels fell from heaven. You see, security is not in the place security is in a person and his name is Jesus's name is Jesus. If any man be in Christ and Christ, he is a new creation. So your position is in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now here's the next P possession possession you already have eternal life. Listen to the Scripture John five and verse 24 Jesus said, verily, verily, I say to you, he that hears my word and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, not will get it. You have ever lasting life is not something you get when you die everlasting life is something you get when you believe listen to the verse again, verily very I sent you, he that hears my word and believes on him and sent me has everlasting life. That means you got it right now. Old King James English.
Hassan has is the same word path ever lasting life you have it right now.
Now suppose Amanda say for five years and then he loses a salvation what it had five-year life.
Suppose these say for 10 years and could lose a salvation. What if you have in your life.
But if a man has eternal life if he ever loses it. Whatever it was one eternal right, he might've called and eternal life, whatever you have. If you lose whatever it wasn't what meter Jesus said that you have any terminal life friend that is your possession right now you have eternal life. I wish I had more time to talk about that but just know this friend that my eternal life will not begin when I die, my eternal life began the moment I received the Lord Jesus. He that hath the son hath life, and he that hath not the son of God hath not live very very nice and you, he that hears my word, I've heard it and believes on him and sent me, I believe only God to send his son the Lord Jesus has everlasting life. I have everlasting life. Now here's a threesome not only possession or excuse me, here's the seventh reason prayer prayer, Jesus is interceding for you. Jesus is praying for you turn to John chapter 17 for moment, John chapter 17 Jesus Christ is bringing his great high priestly prayer and Jesus is praying for his disciples, and this is what he prays for them. In John chapter 17 and verse nine. I pray for them. I pray not for the world. That is the unsaved, but I pray for them which thou has given me, for they are vine Jesus that I'm praying for those that you given me. Father, they belong to you and then what does he pray for them will skip on down verse 15 and you see what he prays for. He says this I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil eye Lord is saying father I'm not praying that they going to escape tribulation and heartache and difficulty. Not that you take them out of the world, but father my prayer is that you will keep them from evil hallelujah now I will ask you question has Jesus Christ ever prayed a prayer that was an answer, of course not. Why, because he always prays in the will of God, and he said father, I thank you that you always hear me.
I thank you father that you always hear me when you say yes but he was praying for Peter, James and John, that's true. But now, go down to chapter 17 in verse 20 and Jesus said neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word and that wonderful I am praying for those that will believe on me through their word. You can just put your name their friend Jesus Christ has praying for you that you be Now are you going to be, of course, if you are not His prayer is not answered. Hebrews 725 wherefore he is able to save unto the uttermost in the coming to God by him saying he want ever liveth to make intercession for them. I have a Savior dear loving Savior. He is praying for me day by day by day by day and night my mind and my life and my year-end year-by-year basis of his perfect sacrifice is the reason I'm secure prayer.
The last is powered the last word I want you to turn to first Peter chapter 1 and look at these verses listen to them all. Hallelujah. All of these first Peter 13 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again unto a lively hope that means a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled. That fate is not a way, reserved in heaven for you, who are By power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last day who are God.
Think of it By the power of God. You see somebody says, but Pastor Rogers what is Satan were to take you out of the hand of God.
Remember the Scripture we began with my sheep in my voice and I know them and they follow me and I given to them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand. Remember that you shall any pluck them out of my hand. Can you think of a power strong enough to pry open the mighty hand of God and of the Lord Jesus, my father, which gave them is greater than all no man is able to pluck them out of my father's hand you say, but the word man is there doesn't say that Satan can't do it, friend. If you look at your bottle real carefully, the word man is italicize that means is only supplied by the translator to make it read more smoothly. What it literally says is neither shall any pluck them out of my hand. Remember what Jesus said to Peter, Peter, Satan has desired you, but I pray for you now? If Jesus is not able to keep you if Satan indeed is able to pluck you out of the father's hand. Why hasn't he done it.
Why hasn't he done it if he's able to do limitation (the only reason he is not done is because he can't do if you think that Satan can take you out of the father's hand and he hadn't done it.
When you know what the conclusion would have to be Satan's been good to you and are you going to heaven by the goodness of the devil. When it is strange doctrine where you say yeah maybe Satan can take out what you can take yourself out friend John chapter 10 verse 28 says, and they show never perish that is in the middle voice. It literally means.
They shall never destroy themselves.
Listen, if he didn't save me from the heat and save me from my worst enemy. They shall never destroy themselves a dumb stupid.
She has such a that Savior will keep that dumb. She power of God who are by the power of God. That's the reason we turn secure know what is that have to do with you there somebody here today who needs to be saying that we just tell you coming give your heart to Jesus in the same God who has saving Me is the God who will save you and keep you. I promise better than that.
He promises and if you are saying you will rejoice today and say hallelujah I got a Savior, not a probation officer have you got salvation not just a down payment. Hallelujah, thank God I'm save and I am secure father seal the message to our hearts. And I pray today that many will come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior in his wonderful name I pray, amen about you today.
You know that you know, if you aren't sure about your eternal security get this solved right now by praying something like this from your heart and giving your heart and life to God right now. Unreserved father in heaven got.
I know I'm a sinner you are holding. I'm not in you sent Jesus to live a perfect sinless life, so that he could give himself on the cross. I believe that he died in my place and he rose again to new life and you want to make that new life, a reality for me today so I give you my heart and my life.
I do not cling to anything but what Jesus did for me.
I trust in him today for my security in his name I pray, amen will if you prayed that prayer. We love to celebrate with you and invite you to our discover Jesus page on the website find answers there. You may need about your newfound faith. There's a response section as well just go to LWF.org/radio and click discover Jesus at the top of the page welcome to God's forever family. Let us hear from you today again go to LWF.org/radio and click discover Jesus after like to order a copy of today's message. Call us at 1877 love God and order the title how you can be sure you are eternally secure. This message is also part of the insightful back to the basics series for the complete collection all 18 powerful messages: number 1877 love God or you can order firstname.lastname@example.org/radio or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183. Now many of the messages in this series are also featured in our new resource what every Christian ought to know utilize this study to what the website LWF.org/radio. Thanks for setting in God's word with us today. Remember, the same God who saved us will keep us believe in him.
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