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The Greatest Peace In This World (2 of 2)
"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them He also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" Romans 8:29-32
What an encouraging passage of scripture this is as it speaks to us about God's plan for those who would believe upon Jesus and trust Christ as Savior. The greatest peace in this world is not just knowing that you're saved, not just knowing that you're a child of God, not just knowing that heaven is your home, the Holy Spirit is your guide, that Jesus is your Savior, that the Bible is your book, that the church is your family. The greatest peace in the world is knowing that Jesus is your Savior, that you've been saved by His grace, and that you can never lose it, that it can never be reversed, that you are now and forever a child of God because of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and the devil can never touch you because you are God's possession.
In the previous chapter, I listed four way of knowing that you are saved, knowing that we can't lose it. (1) the possession by the shepherd. We become His. And Jesus said, "No man can pluck them out of my hand." (2) the promise of the scripture that's so clear and plain in John 5:24, that we pass from death unto life. (3) the perfection of Christ's sacrifice, the fact that by His one offering of Himself on Calvary, He forever secured our salvation. And to say otherwise is to question the power of the blood of Jesus, which blood can never lose its power. Amen? (4) the perseverance of the Spirit. And we said it's not our ...
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