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Assurance (10 of 14)
UNSHAKABLE TRUTH FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES
July 7, 2002
Today we are looking at lesson ten and we are talking about assurance. This is the third of our lessons on assurance. This will be the third and last lesson on assurance and we'll move on to some other great truths that stabilize our faith. Right now I want you to take your outline and notice what we studied last week. We're talking about the assurance of salvation. We began lesson one talking about how salvation was like a contract between the believer and God. It's like an issue, a contract, a business deal, a transaction that has been signed, sealed and delivered. The seal is that of the Holy Spirit that God has given to live in our heart. Again, and again, and again the crucial issue in having the assurance that you know you're going to heaven, you know you're God's child, you know you can't lose it is the Holy Spirit. He is the issue in each of these three lessons as we'll come to see.
Last week we talked about the fact that we are possessed by the shepherd. In John 10 Jesus said "I know my sheep and they follow me and I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish." Jesus called us his sheep, his possession. A believer is truly the possession of the Holy Spirit. Paul said "No ye not that you are not your own. You are bought with a price." The Bible says that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. So, we are possessed by God. He is not going to reject his possession. Secondly, we know that we have assurance because of the promise of scripture. Again and again the Bible promises eternal life. The nature of the word eternal means that you cannot lose it. It is something that is equated with God, himself. God is eternal. The life that He gives us is eternal. Therefore, we cannot lose such a salvation. Then, the perfection of Christ's sacrifice. We look in the book of Hebrews where the Bible says Christ, by the off ...
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