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How can I be assured of salvation

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How can I be assured of salvation?

How many times have you surrendered your heart to the Lord?

Many people give their life to Christ repeatedly because they are not sure if they are saved yet. The insecurity that comes from knowing can rob one of confidence in prayer.

This article is not meant to mock or belittle your efforts. Being assured of salvation is something that every believer ought to know. 

Being assured of God’s love and faithfulness is something to be treasured. When you know that you are unconditionally loved and that God’s faithfulness is available to you, you have confidence when you pray and you know that your prayers will be answered in accordance with God’s will.

When you answer the question, How can I be assured of salvation, the doubts will clear up. You can know that God deeply loves you and that you are saved in Christ Jesus.

How can I be assured of salvation - What does it mean to be saved?

There are two words for salvation in the Greek language.

One of them is Sozo and the other is Soteria.

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy…” (Psalm 103:2-4)

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5 ESV)

Sozo means saved, healed, and delivered. This implies that when you make Jesus Lord, your soul is saved, your body is healed and your life is delivered from destruction.

Soteria gets its root word from Greek mythology. It signifies the fourfold salvation package.

It implies that you are saved from the penalty of sin, power, presence, and the pleasure of sin. It means to be rescued from sin,

The Bible's use of Soteria indicates its etymology from Greek mythology, as the word is used to mean "fourfold salvation: saved from the penalty, power, presence and most importantly the pleasure of sin."

How can I be assured of salvation – Believe: Believing is the first step of salvation

To receive salvation, you must believe and have faith in God and His word. Believe that Jesus died on the cross as the sin offering and was resurrected back to life. That in His resurrection He lives seated at the right hand of God. From that position, He makes intercession for you on the earth.

The way to discover God and trust Him is found in the study of scriptures. Keep studying so that you can grow in the knowledge of God. Understand His nature, ability, and His Lordship. 

Understand the love that He has for you. He sent His son to die for you on the cross. He resurrected Him by the Spirit of the Lord. 

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

In dying on the cross, the son of God, Jesus, paid the price and the penalty of sin. This gives you the freedom to come into God’s presence to receive grace and help in the time of need. 

Jeremiah 29:11

How can I be assured of salvation – Speak: Give voice to your salvation

Salvation must be declared. When you believe in Jesus, you must declare His Lordship. 

After declaring His Lordship, you begin speaking the scriptures to establish your new life in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17-19

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ not counting people’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

You need to daily affirm that you are a new creature in Christ. As you daily declare these scriptures, you are growing stronger in your faith and your life. Begin speaking these scriptures daily, if you have not been affirming the newness of life in Christ.

How can I be assured of salvation – Pray: Salvation starts with a prayer

To be assured of your salvation in Christ, you need to say the prayer of faith.

Once you say the prayer of faith and acknowledge Jesus as Lord, you become a new creature. 

Romans 10:9-10

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe with your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

You are saved from sin and its penalty; you are saved from sickness and disease. You are also delivered from the dominion of the devil and his demons.

How can I be assured of salvation – Learn: See all salvation has to offer.

Salvation is not just about making heaven. Salvation is about living a victorious life on the earth. 

Ephesians 1:3

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

Salvation is about advancing the kingdom of God on the earth as a bona fide citizen of Zion. Salvation is about living above the situation and circumstances of the earth because the help of the Spirit of God is available to you. 

How can I be assured of salvation – Apply: Live out your salvation as you put the Word into practice.

Going deeper is where the benefits of Christianity are. One of the most profound you will ever do, as a Christian is to choose to live according to God’s word. It is the choice to live under the Lordship of the word of God. As soon as you begin to live according to the word of God, you begin pleasing God.

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

How can I be assured of salvation – Take the next steps in your relationship with the Lord

Commit to a closer relationship with the Lord. Start reading your bible daily. Begin communicating with God daily. Prioritize your secret place meeting with God. Praise the Lord with your voice. Worship the Lord daily with your voice and with instruments if you have them. 

Ephesians 4:18b-19

Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. 

Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

If you need prayer, send a message and we will be sure to pray with you and believe God for answered prayers. 

Conclusion

As soon as you are saved, you need to find a good bible believing church to teach you the word of God. They will disciple you, get you filled with Holy Spirit, and prepare you for ministry. 

Mark 16:15-18

He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs shall accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well. 

For ways to share your faith with the LORD, visit our shop and buy a t-shirt for your friend or neighbor as an icebreaker to give you an opening to talk about the Lord. Sharing Jesus daily with your world is one of the ways that you can begin fulfilling the great commission. 

Also read: How to get answered prayers?

All scriptures used in this article are gotten from the New International Version.

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