Summary: Are you sure of your eternal security. There only one way to know for sure.
HOW TO BE SURE YOU HAVE ETERNAL SECURITY
Golden Gate Bridge – 23 workers fell to their deaths in the San Francisco Bay. After that, the city erected huge nets beneath the bridge. After they were in place, only a handful fell, and they were safe, and the work was completed in record time and with record safety. Why? The workers could concentrate on their jobs and not have to worry about dying! To be a productive Christian you need to know that your future is absolutely secure. If you are to do a great work for Jesus, then you need to be able to focus on the task at hand, instead of always worrying about your future. This type of fear and doubt cripples us and prevents us from reaching our fullest potential as believers. It also prevents some from being saved. They fear that they do have the ability to live the Christian life. Fact is, they don’t, but neither do
they understand that it is Christ living in the believer that makes Christianity possible!
With God’s help, I want to show you how you can know for sure that you have eternal security. Next to salvation, the greatest blessing in life is knowing that you are eternally saved.
Before we discuss why the believer is eternally secure, we all need to be on the same page. We need to define our terms.
Just who is a believer?
• A believer is one who has received Jesus into his heart, as Savior, by faith.
• A believer is trusting Jesus Christ, totally, for salvation.
• This person is born again, John 3:3, and has been made a partaker of the Divine nature, 2 Pet. 1:4.
• This person can never be lost again!
But, what about those who appeared to be saved, but now have no interest in
• I would answer that they have never truly been saved!
They used to attend church, they may have been baptized, they may have made a
public profession of faith, they may have looked Christian, but now they are out
in the world.
-Jesus spoke of just this type – Matt. 7:22-23.
-They didn’t lose their salvation; they simply never had it to begin with. --The reason they fell away and stayed away is because they were never saved – Heb. 12:6-11.
For those who are truly trusting Jesus, allow me to show you several reasons why you are
I. GOD’S PROMISE (Rom. 8:38-39)
-His promises are guarantees (Rom. 4:21)
-If you believe the Bible, then you can believe in eternal security!
II. GOD’S PERSEVERANCE (Phil. 1:6)
-Who began the work? GOD!
-Who will complete the work? GOD!
-He brought us under conviction and then He helped us receive Jesus.
-He is the Convictor, He is the Converter and He is the Completer!
-He always finishes what He starts (Eccl .3:14).
-If any believe could ever be lost again, it would mean that
God would be defeated in His eternal purpose. That is an
impossibility! He will finish what He has begun in you!
III. GOD’S PREDESTINATION (Rom. 8:29-30)
-Those who receive Christ are predestined to go to Heaven and to be just like
-He saw it
-He planned it
-He predestined it
-He brought it to pass.
-It is impossible to be saved and then be lost again.
-Because it destroys the predestined plan of Almighty God.
-He sees us as already being in Heaven.
-If man or Satan could change that, it would mean that God
was not everywhere (Omniscient) and not all powerful
(Omnipotent) He would cease to exist!
-Think about it! That which is settled in eternity can never be
undone in time!
IV. OUR PERFECTION (Heb. 10:14)
-He made us perfect by His sacrifice. Not perfect for a time, but perfect
-He did not make a down payment on our sanctification, He paid the debt in
full and purchased it forever by His precious blood.
-As a Christian, I did not get a fresh start, I got a new life. Not a new
beginning, a new nature!
-We are not perfect in the flesh! Only in the soul! If I step out of line, I will
be chastened, but I will still be viewed as perfect by the Father. (Rom. 4:5-8)
-We are not saved by good works and we cannot lose it by bad ones.
-We are saved through the imputed righteousness of the Lord Jesus
-We have been declared perfect (1 Cor. 6:9-11)
V. OUR POSITION (2 Cor. 5:17)
-When a person receives Christ, he becomes a new creation, they literally become
a part of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13)
-The only way that a believer can lose his relationship with the Father is for the Son to