“SAVED WITHOUT A DOUBT” PART TWO
11/5/93 san diego union-tribune seti postponed, “pulled the plug on nasa’s elaborate search for radio signals from alien life…some speculate that alien intelligence might beam vast streams of coded information, a virtual encyclopedia galactica, with insights into the origin of the universe or immortality.”
1. We KNOW Satan is the Adversary. “out of the bottomless pit” 2. We ARE Citizens of Heaven. “dwell on the Earth” 3. We HAVE a Secure Salvation. “names were not…” 4. We WERE chosen by God “before the foundation…”
Today, Why can we be sure our Salvation is Secure? First of all, theologically, our salvation is secured in a triple way.
I. We KNOW Satan is the Adversary. “out of the bottomless pit” II. We ARE Citizens of Heaven. “dwell on the Earth” III. We HAVE a Secure Salvation. “names were not…” A. OUR SURE SALVATION IS SECURED BY GOD. 1. By God the Father’s Decree 2. Through Christ the Son’s Defense 3. With God the Spirit’s Deposit B. By God the Father’s Decree 1. THE FATHER SENT 2. THE FATHER GIVES 3. THE FATHER SECURES 4. THE FATHER PROMISES C. Through Christ the Son’s Defense 1. CHRIST DIED FOR WHAT WE WERE: SINFUL 2. CHRIST PURGES WHAT WE ARE: DEFILED 3. CHRIST INTERCEDES WHAT WE WILL BE: WEAK D. With God the Spirit’s Deposit 1. THE SPIRIT SEALS 2. THE SPIRIT RESERVES OUR PLACE 3. THE SPIRIT SANCTIFIES
IV. WE ALSO HAVE SURE PROMISES. A. His Peace because the War is ended. B. His Presence because the Veil was opened. 1. In the Past there was Fear. 2. In the Present we have Free Access. 3. For the Future we have Great Boldness Confidence). C. His Promise of a Hope for the Future. 1. We have an Enduring Hope. 2. We have a rejoicing Hope.
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D. His Prevailing Love within us. 1. His love has been POURED OUT.. 2. His Love is now OVERFLOWING. E. His Power To Deliver Us.
Let’s examine each of these facts that make us triply secure in our Salvation.
2. Through God the Son, Christ’s Defense
a. CHRIST DIED FOR WHAT WE WERE: SINFUL 1. SINFUL Romans8:3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, (NIV) 1 John2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (NIV) 2. UNJUST 1 Peter3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: (KJV) b. CHRIST PURGES WHAT WE ARE: DEFILED Hebrews1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (KJV)
Hebrews9:14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (NKJV)
Hebrews10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (NKJV) c. CHRIST INTERCEDES WHAT WE WILL BE: WEAK Hebrews4:15-16 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (KJV) Hebrews6:19-20 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. (KJV)