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Is it True That Once Saved Always Saved (The Process of Salvation) – 2

Life is a seed. The seed you sow will determine the harvest (joy, peace, and reactions from the world). People go through life expecting seeds (peace, joy, and blessings); meanwhile, they have not sown any seed.

Until the earth receives a seed (prayer, fasting, tithes and other essential ingredients), it cannot germinate. It doesn’t matter how weak or strong you are; the seed you sow is the harvest you will reap (Meditate on Galatians 6:7). 

God has programmed the earth to produce and multiply the seeds of humankind. Like a  woman, she cannot get pregnant until she receives her husband's seed (semen). Although some scientists and researchers have several ways of making women get pregnant.

Humankind must follow God’s divine principles because using evil ways to break God’s principles unleashes His anger. I have realized in life that most people use their bad experiences to create life principles.

We must be careful not to only use life experience to train others. Although we can learn from the experience of others, the Word (Holy Scriptures) is the best and trusted principle we can rely on.

The Word of God is exceedingly trustworthy than the experience of humankind because all things will pass away, but the Word will never pass away (Meditate on Matthew 24:35). Some people walk outside the will of God and experience misfortunes in life.

Some people teach that experience is the best teacher. Experience has its advantage and disadvantage. The moment we uplift life experience above the Word of God, we become God’s enemies.

God expects us to trust in His Word and act on them, not on visions, prophecies, human experiences, philosophies, and the uninspired wisdom of humankind. Solomon, one of the wisest men that ever walked on this earth wrote, there is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end is destruction (See Proverbs 16:25).

The Word is our source of light (See Psalms 119:105). Any wisdom, prophecies, vision, and human experience that challenges the Word of God is false. God the Father and Holy Spirit always agree with the Word (See 1 John 5:7-8).

Any revelation that has no root in God’s Word is questionable. We must put all our trust and faith in the Word because heaven and earth will pass away, but the Word will never pass away. Experience of humankind, visions, and prophecies has a short life span, but the Word stands forever.

Human experience and knowledge fail as the world enters new spheres. Today, the internet, technology, and several discoveries are taking place. We cannot use the human experience, knowledge, and wisdom of the seventeenth century in this century because that knowledge and human experience have expired.

Today, robots, artificial intelligence, and technology are performing many human roles. If you don’t study and apply wisdom, you might think God is against you, but the truth is, you lack knowledge. As the Holy Scriptures declare, “lack of knowledge leads to destruction.”

 

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge

Hosea 4:6 KJV

Failure to acquire knowledge makes you vulnerable to the deception of the enemy. When you are ignorant, anybody can deceive and manipulate you. Develop a habit of reading relevant books and articles because knowledge comes from information.

The more you read, you increase in power, authority, and worth. In my article, the role of knowledge and power in the field of fruitful leadership, I enumerated some wisdom keys. You can read that article for more profound revelations.

One thing you must realize about life is that your level of wisdom and knowledge determines your decisions. If you have nothing substantial in your mind, you become a slave and victim of destruction.

The wisdom you carry will determine the choice you make. Love wisdom and knowledge with all your heart because they can shape your future and build you into a fixed asset. Your knowledge and wisdom determine your net worth so, pursue knowledge with all your heart (Meditate on Proverbs 8:11, 1 Timothy 4:13, Hosea 4:6, 2 Timothy 2:15). Know these these truths.

  • If you have nothing fruitful in your mind, the kingdom of darkness and enemies will bombard you with suicidal thoughts. 
  • Depression will set in if you have nothing significant in your mind. 
  • The devil and his agents will find work for you if you have nothing substantial in your head.
  • Anybody can deceive you with false promises if you have nothing significant in your head. 

In some churches, the leaders teach about eternal salvation (once saved, always saved). That is, you can never lose salvation once you receive Christ Jesus as your Savior and Lord.

This doctrine (once saved, always saved) makes many Christian believers walk and live in darkness. Because of this error, I will share my opinions and use the Holy Scriptures as my foundation of truth.

In my previous article, I wrote some essential truths. Kindly read that article for more profound revelations. In this article, I will write in detail the doctrine of once saved always saved and explain to you why the Word (Holy Scriptures) disapproves it. 

I will further prove to you from the Holy Scriptures that Christ Jesus and His apostles disagree with the doctrine of once saved always saved. Have you asked yourself why the Romans, gentiles, and Jews (some religious unbelievers) crucified our Saviour and Lord Christ Jesus with the two men in the hill and city of Calvary (Golgotha)?

As I thought of the two men who stood with Christ Jesus on the mountain of skulls, the Holy Spirit revealed that the two men the Romans and religious people crucified with Christ Jesus were symbols of the human spirit and soul.

The Lord also revealed to me that the two men beside Christ Jesus were symbols of the Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit standing with our Saviour and Lord in the realms of the spirit. In the natural, the men represented sinners, but in the spiritual realm, they represented the Trinity.

The death of the Son (Christ Jesus) created an eternal relationship and fellowship between humankind and the Trinity. The two men beside Christ Jesus were also symbols of the human soul and body seeking salvation with the human spirit (Christ Jesus dying for the human spirit).

Christ Jesus worked on the salvation of the human spirit. The salvation of the human spirit without the human soul and body is incomplete. God revealed the salvation of the human soul and body to humankind using the two men, but people did not recognize it.

Child of God, Christ Jesus saved our spirit because the day Adam and Eve disobeyed the Heavenly Father, their spirit was cut off from the Trinity. Their soul became independent of the Holy Spirit.

Their body could no longer eat from the tree of life. Sin opened a portal for the spirit of death to break the human spirit relationship with the Holy Spirit and angelic beings. Christ Jesus came to reconcile our (human spirit) relationship with the Holy Spirit with His precious blood.

Through the blood of Christ Jesus, the human spirit received eternal restoration. This restoration opened the portal for the human spirit to commune with the Trinity with no limitation. We had no power to save our spirit.

The blood of Christ Jesus opened the portal for the Holy Spirit to live in the human spirit of man with no limitation. You can read my series of books for more profound revelations. The Holy Spirit cannot live in sinful vessels and environments because of His holiness.

Until the human soul receives and follows the light of the Word, the body walks in darkness. This is one reason some Christians are full of jealousy, wickedness, pride, and other grave evil. Because their soul has not received salvation, evil spirits control it.

The Holy Spirit has no control over their soul, so they walk in darkness, yet their spirit is saved. When a Christian believer dies in this state, that is, when a Christian believer has received the salvation of Christ Jesus (redemption of the human spirit) and has not worked on his soul (salvation of the human soul), his saved spirit returns to the Holy Spirit. His unsaved or corrupted soul faces the wrath of God on judgment day. Kindly read my previous article for better understanding and meditate on these Holy Scriptures on Matthew 7:21-23, Matthew 26:31-46).

When one receives Christ Jesus and works on his soul (salvation of the human soul) and body (redemption of the human body), his saved spirit unites with his sanctified soul to meet Christ Jesus, holy saints, and angels in the Celestial City after death

You can read my book, What happens after death for more profound revelations. In the book of John, we see a profound Word,

 

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1 John 3:9 KJV

A Christian believer that has received the salvation of the human spirit and soul has no struggles controlling the body because the sanctified soul controls the body with the help of the Holy Spirit through the human spirit.

Such a Christian believer have no or little desire to sin because the Holy Spirit has conquered the spirit and soul, making the body submit to the desires of the Holy Spirit. However, the Christian believer will be tempted to sin.

He will not corporate with the spirit of sin because his spirit, soul, and body are saved. As the Apostle John writes, anyone born of God does not sin. Why? Because the seed (the Holy Spirit and the Word) has total control over his spirit, soul, and body.

Christian believers that have not worked on the salvation of the human soul and body always struggle with the desires of sin. These people are immune to the desires of the flesh because the Holy Spirit and the Word have no power over their souls. In the book of John, Christ Jesus made a powerful statement.

 

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

John 15:1-6 KJV

Christ Jesus spoke to His disciples (including every Christian believer) that anyone who does not abide in Him would be cast away and thrown into the lake of fire. This means it is not enough to call yourself a Christian.

You must become a believer in Christ Jesus. The Trinity must see the nature of Christ Jesus in your character, words, and actions. These are not legalistic rules; they are biblical principles. Don’t allow people to use grace to deceive you into thinking that the grace of our Saviour and Lord Jesus permits us to sin (Meditate on Romans 6).

The grace of Christ Jesus gives us power over sin. Grace provides us with the liberty to serve the Lord in holiness, purity, sanctification, and righteousness. Christ Jesus came with grace and truth (the Word), so don’t exclude the truth from the grace (Meditate on John 1:17). Grace works in the field of truth. As Pastor Zac Poonen said, “the grace of God which does not include the fear of God is a false grace.”

We must abide in Christ Jesus by following His footsteps. Walking outside the path of Christ Jesus excludes you from the kingdom of God. Walking and living outside the domain of Christ Jesus makes you a candidate of the Satanic kingdom.

Like a tree and its branches, without the tree (Christ Jesus), the fruits (Christian believers) cannot receive life and light (total salvation). If you want to maintain your salvation, stay in the light of the Word (Holy Scriptures) because Christ Jesus is the tree, and light of life.

Outside the domain of Christ Jesus is darkness. Any Christian believer who claims that he is born again and fails to abide in Christ Jesus (walks and lives in the Word) lives in darkness. On judgment day, Christ Jesus will cast such Christians into the lake of fire because they did not abide in Him. Apostle Peter, in one of his letters to the churches, wrote these powerful words.

 

For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

2 Peter 2:20-22 KJV

In this letter, Apostle Peter warns the false leaders and their followers. Peter writes to the church that those (Christian believers) who pervert the ways of God have more outstanding judgment. What do we see in our churches today?

Christian leaders leading innocent souls astray with false doctrine and traditions will face the wrath of God on judgment day (Meditate on 1 Timothy 4:1-3). Child of God, you cannot act like the dog that returns to its vomit. Once you know the truth (the Word), God (Christ Jesus) will use it to judge you on the final day (Meditate on 2 Corinthians 5:10).

Receiving Christ Jesus is not enough. We must walk and live in His path. Christianity without the life, principles and personality of Christ Jesus is crisis, storms, and confusion. Christ Jesus is the leader, and we (Christian believers) are the followers.

Christ Jesus has given us the Word (Holy Scriptures) to follow. Walking outside the light of the Word is dangerous because Christ Jesus is the house of protection. In his letters to the church in Rome, Apostle Paul wrote some profoundly inspired letters to the gentile Christian believers.

 

Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.

Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.

For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Romans 11:18-25 KJV

These gentile Christian believers thought Christianity was fun. They boasted in their faith and goodness in Christ Jesus. These Christian believers failed to recognize God's harshness, strictness, terror, and discipline (Meditate on 2 Corinthians 5:1-11).

Some Christians only see Christ Jesus as their Saviour. They only serve Christ Jesus with one mind. Like a coin, it has three sides. Some Christian believers do not know that Christ Jesus is a Saviour and Judge.

Christ Jesus came as a Saviour, and He will return as a Judge. Christ Jesus is a lamb and a lion. If you fail to understand the nature of Christ Jesus, you lose. Like the Israelites, most of them perished on their way to the promised land because they did not know the ways of God.

The Israelites only knew the acts of God, and it led to their destruction (Meditate on Psalms 103:7). Child of God, get this truth once and for all. Christ Jesus is a Saviour and Judge. You can read my series of articles for more profound revelations.

1. How God Judges Cases

2. Understanding the Ways of God

3. How God uses the enemy to help enter your promised land.

You can also read Paul David Washer’s book titled, Knowing God for a more profound revelation. It is not enough to declare Christ Jesus as your Saviour. Christ Jesus must be the Lord over your friendship, business, marriage, school, and every area of your life.  Apostle Paul writes,

 

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 KJV

Paul writes that he keeps his body and brings it under subjection so that he will not be cast away on judgment day. Why do you think Paul will write these strong words to the church? He is alerting the church that we have a role to play to complete the salvation of Christ Jesus.

Apostle Paul does not want to perish on judgment day, so he worked on the salvation of his soul and body. It doesn’t end there; Paul writes to a sect of Jewish Christian believers concerning the salvation of the human soul and body.

 

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

Hebrews 6:4-6 KJV

Child of God, are you walking in the path of Christ Jesus. Receiving Christ Jesus and returning to the world (evil activities) keeps you under the bondage of the enemy. Once you receive Christ Jesus as your Saviour and Lord, you are supposed to walk in the path and light of the Word.

Anyone that calls himself a Christian believer and walks in darkness (willful sin) without repentance will face the wrath of God on the final day. As the Holy Scriptures declare, God will shame those Christians on the final day.

The doctrine of once saved always saved is dangerous because the Word disagrees with it. Are you living in willful sin as a Christian believer? Child of God, check your heart. Does your heart condemn you of your actions?

If you don’t feel any regret in your willful sin, iniquities, transgressions, and trespasses, you are dead in the spirit. Feed on the Word (Holy Scriptures) and practice them to enable the Holy Spirit to work on your soul because salvation is a process. Keep the body and bring it under subjection because salvation is a process.

To be continued…





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