Summary: Just what do you think SAVED? Most of us BELIEVED that, being SAVED is going to Heaven when we die. Yes, it’s TRUE! But this is just a THEOLOGICAL definition of being SAVED. I just want to tell you that, “Just knowing about God and the Bible is not enough
“For God so LOVED [before] the world that He gave His ONLY Son, so that EVERYONE who BELIEVES in Him will NOT PERISH but have ETERNAL LIFE.” (John 3:16, NLT)
This passage is commonly used during EVANGELISM. They say that this is the HEART of the Bible. Yes, everybody AGREE. But it is mistakenly used to preach the TRADITIONAL “gospel” of Heaven and hell. Did you ever read in this passage that you will go to Heaven after death if you BELIEVE in Him? Or else, ENDLESS PUNISHMENT in a “Hell Fire”? If you BELIEVE like this and PREACH it, you are PREACHING that our Creator, the LOVING God, who LOVED us, even BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN, is so CRUEL! What’s the point of PREACHING the “Prodigal Son”? Have you ever read Romans 5:6-10? The Apostle Paul explains that when we WERE utterly HELPLESS, Jesus Christ came just the RIGHT TIME and died for us. God LOVED us even when we WERE STILL SINNERS and considered an ENEMY of God.
Just what do you think SAVED? Most of us BELIEVED that, being SAVED is going to Heaven when we die. Yes, it’s TRUE! But this is just a THEOLOGICAL definition of being SAVED. I just want to tell you that, “Just knowing about God and the Bible is not enough. EXPERIENCING the UNFAILING and UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and OVERFLOWING GRACE of God is what really matters.” Jesus came for SINNERS, WEAK, POOR, OPPRESSED, etc…
Jesus Christ came to SAVE us from our evil master, Satan, we were once a SLAVE of sin! Jesus Christ became human to TEACH us the WAY that leads to ETERNAL LIFE! So that we might experience HEAVEN! This was discussed above. Again, what is in Heaven that we can experience in this earthly life? PEACE, JOY, LOVE, PROSPERITY, etc… Because God wants you to experience ABUNDANT QUALITY of LIFE! A VICTORIOUS and SUCCESSFUL life! Now, If you are SAVED you are FREE (free of doubt, worry, fear, guilt). Should not live in POVERTY and SLAVERY. These are spirits of this world! WORRY is a spirit! FEAR and TIMIDITY is a spirit! POVERTY is a spirit! SLAVERY is a spirit! The Lord Jesus Christ has given you the AUTHORITY and POWER to CAST out this UNCLEAN spirits in your life, in your family, in your neighborhood, in your NATION and in ALL the NATIONS of the earth!
If you’re TRULY a Christian who LOVES God, you should live like you are in Heaven. You should also experience the ETERNAL LIFE! Just what do you think, ETERNAL LIFE? It is the HIGHEST QUALITY of LIFE you can’t even IMAGINE. An ABUNDANT QUALITY of LIFE you’ve never even DREAMED of. You will UNDERSTAND that you are part of God’s PERFECT PLAN from the FOUNDATION of the world. You will become WHOLE again, no matter what the devil had DONE in your life. When you face UNDESIRABLE things and UNWANTED situations, God turns them into GOOD and use them for your OWN BENEFIT, as long as you TRUST His PURPOSE, His PROMISES, follow His WAYS and OBEY His LAW. God will cause ALL THINGS (even bad things) for YOUR OWN BENEFIT. Now, that you already have ETERNAL LIFE, you should not FEAR and WORRY for tomorrow. You are already SECURED in the ETERNAL PLAN of God.
Those who don’t have ETERNAL LIFE always WORRY for tomorrow. That “GENTILE THINKING”! I mean, “SLAVE MENTALITY”. But you are SONS of God! God never FORSAKE those who LOVE, OBEY and TRUST Him. You should no longer “WORKING for a LIVING”, instead, “WORKING for a GIVING”! Earning money to be a BLESSING! And we should NO MORE WORRY FOR TOMMOROW. Why? Simply, you already have ETERNAL LIFE, the SUPREME HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE IN THIS WORLD! You have already ACQUIRED the ETERNAL LIFE through FAITH in our Lord Jesus Christ. You will live as if you have already EXISTED from ETERNITY to ETERNITY.
In addition, you are also SERVANTS of God. Think of a HOUSE MAID, isn’t it that all of needs are PROVIDED as long as she STAY in her master’s house? What more, if you are a SERVANT of God. God is the God of EVERYTHING. He is the source of EVERYTHING and he PROVIDES EVERYTHING you NEED. “Now you are FREE from the POWER of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead LEAD TO HOLINESS and result in ETERNAL LIFE.” (Romans 6:22, NLT). Be HOLY! What makes us HOLY? Nothing but the BLOOD of Jesus! This shall result to ETERNAL LIFE, not Heaven after death at all! Since, we are already a CITIZEN of Heaven. And we have the HOPE of RESURRECTION. During the RESURRECTION, we will RECEIVE GLORIFIED bodies that will NEVER DIE, this is to make the ETERNAL LIFE CLEARER. Many of us are DECEIVED of BELIEVING that ETERNAL LIFE is the same thing as Heaven where we go after death. So they WORK OUT to go to Heaven after death. This is the reason why the Body of Christ cannot be RECONCILED because of this. We really need to WORK OUT to RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE. The WAY is NARROW! “The WAY of HOLINESS; the UNCLEAN shall not PASS over it;” (Isaiah 35:8). This is to make CLEAR that we still need to WORK OUT to INHERIT and POSSESS the ETERNAL LIFE.