Heaven Bound with the Hammer Down!
April 22. 2007
There's a little town in Texas near the Louisiana border named Uncertain. How would you like to live in Uncertain, Texas? Someone asks you where you're from and you would say, "Uncertain."
As a Christian you don't have to live in "Uncertain," spiritually speaking. You don't have to struggle with doubts about your salvation. You can know that you are saved!
A little fellow was standing on the side of the road when a man came up, stopped and rolled down his window: "Son, do you know how to get to town?" The little boy said, "I don't know." The man asked, "Well, do you know how to get to Route 20?" Again the little boy replied, "I don't know." The man then asked, "Where does this road go?" The little boy, as before, said, "I don't know." The man asked, "Do you know the name of this road?" As before, "I don't know." The frustrated man looked at the little boy and said, "Son, you don't know anything do you?" The little boy replied, "I know I ain't lost."
1. The PROMISE of the SCRIPTURE that GETS Me In!
[1 John 5:13] "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. "
KNOW: Gr. oida
"To know by perception/experience"
The words "know, knoweth, or known" appear 38 times in 1 John.
D. L. Moody:
"I have never known a Christian who was any good in the work of Christ who did not have the assurance of his salvation."
A) His Eternal WORK
[1 John 5:6a] "This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood."
The Lord Jesus was thrust in the side by a spear, and "forthwith came out blood and water."
This is the eternal work of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are saved by blood. We are sanctified by water.
(Where the bloody sacrifice was made.)
(Where the pries ...
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