How do I know I’m Saved?
How do I know that I’m Saved? Is the most frequently asked question. The answer is simple but not everyone likes it or can believe it. It can’t be that easy, can it? Is a popular response. It’s human nature to want to do something for salvation, but we don’t have too. God doesn’t ask us to do anything but believe that His Son Jesus Christ did everything required for our salvation.
Scripture says it best.
2 Corinthians 5:18-21.
18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
19 namely, that God was in Christ (death, burial & resurrection) reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their (mankind) trespasses (sins) against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
And how did all this happen? Next verse…
21 He (God the Father) made Him (Jesus Christ the Son of God) who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Hard to twist those verses, so plain, and crystal clear. Jesus Christ death, burial, and resurrection are sufficient for salvation.
But How Do I Really Know I’m Saved
The answer is because God said if you believe by faith in the gospel you are saved. If you were hoping for visions of angels singing, or trumpets blowing or at least a certificate in the mail that you can cling too for comfort. Sorry NOT HAPPENING!
God’s Promise Will Suffice. That’s It. God said it so we believe it.
The Scripture is so clear, that if you believe the gospel you are saved.
The gospel is most clearly defined in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.
1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,
2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
These verses clearly state that you are saved the moment you believe the gospel. Remember this is God saying this not Paul. God doesn’t say you’re saved but I’ll check back with you in 3 months than again in a year. Don’t frustrate the mercy and grace that God has poured out to you and all mankind. (Galatians 2:21)
God Saves Us, It’s All About God and His Glory
Take a look at all the things God does the moment you believe;
- The moment you believe the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 1:16) you are saved,
- Instantly sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13),
- Baptized into the Body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13)
- Indwelled with the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5, 8:9),
- and blessed with all spiritual blessing in the heavenly’s. (Ephesians 1:3),
- We are all (believers) seated together in the heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 2:6)
Is God just going to take it all back every time you do something wrong? Ridiculous! Doesn’t sound like grace to me. Trust in His promises because of who He is. Rest in His word and have faith because God is always faithful.
It Always Comes Down to Faith
The key ingredient for salvation is faith. Believing, trust, and faith all mean the same thing. A person has to believe what God says because without faith it is impossible to please Him.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,
From the very beginning of Biblical history, it’s a person’s faith in what God says that will save them. In the book of Hebrews chapter 11, it is clear Salvation has always been by faith. By faith, Abel offered God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, by faith Noah believed God, built the ark and was found righteous. By faith, the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. Throughout the Bible, salvation has always been the result of a person’s faith (believing) in what God says.
God is Always Faithful
Asking the question “How do I know I’m Saved?” is a legitimate question for new believers and even for not so new believers. We are only human and doubts will enter our mind. We have to realize that there are many things in the Bible that are hard to understand. Things that are simply just mind boggling but that’s where faith comes in. God said it so I believe it. When it comes to your Salvation you must trust what God says and be totally convinced that He will fulfill what He promised. As you grow and mature in the Scripture your faith will strengthen. So pray and ask God to strengthen your faith and study your Bible daily. Most importantly, as soon as a tiny drop of doubt starts to enter your mind remember that God is ALWAYS FAITHFUL.
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