How do you know that you have a relationship with Jesus? Well, all you have to do is look in the Bible to know for sure. God in all His infinite wisdom knew that we would need confirmation of that relationship and the salvation He gives us when we enter into that relationship.
THERE IS A PLAN TO KNOW YOUR SALVATION
You cannot find salvation by trusting in yourself.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God not of works, lest anyone should boast- Ephesians 2:8-9
If you say “Look how good I am. I deserve salvation” or, “I said all the right words to be saved” then you are trusting in something you said or did to be saved and not in Jesus. You are putting your trust in yourself! If you were able to work for your salvation you would treat your salvation like a job. You do a good thing; so you deserve salvation. It would make Jesus’ death and suffering a waste of time and of no value. There would have been no point in God sending Him to earth as a sacrifice and God’s Word says just the opposite. Jesus did die. He did sacrifice Himself for us.
- You are not saved by your feelings – and you do not receive assurance by your feelings but by the Holy Spirit.
“He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.”–1 John 5:10
Not once does the Bible say we need any special feeling to be saved. Of course, there will be a feeling of peace and joy when we know our sins are forgiven, but this feeling comes as a result of our salvation. It does not produce salvation.
Feelings can change, but God’s Word will remain the same. We need to rest completely on the Word of God as our only assurance. Do not think you are saved or not saved because of any feelings you have or any feelings you don’t have. Go to 1 John and read it.
- God knows that we will have doubts so He told us in His Word not to.
“And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”-1 John 5:11-13
This is pretty amazing. John says so that we may know and continue to believe. God had John the Apostle, write this down so we don’t have to doubt. Doubt will happen in our lives. People will say things to us and there will be situations that come up in our lives that will put doubt into our minds. If we go to 1 John and read it then we will be reassured of our salvation. Better yet is to memorize it so we have it planted in our hearts.
- Your salvation is a one-time promise from God and it lasts forever.
“My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.”-John 10:29
When we are saved we are given to Jesus and no one can take us away. We are born again into the family of Jesus. You are born into your family. You can leave when you get older or pretend that you are not part of them, but you can’t change who you were born to. It is the same with Jesus. Once He’s got you, you belong to Him.
Day 5 will present you with a test of your salvation, so check it out.