SRPC/BS – 2022 Nov 6: How sure am I about my salvation? Eligibility, Faith & validation, Fertile Ground…

SRPC *《《 BIBLE STUDY 》》*

Sunday 6 November 2022

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Here we continue with the discussion on salvation 

… from the question

Can one lose their salvation?

or basically…

How do I know & how sure am I about my salvation?

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Last week, our discussion was narrowed down to  2 main scriptures:

That focused around the shock of not being known by the Lord!!

>>  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’… Matthew 7:23

>>  But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you .’… Matthew 25:12

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In…

Matthew 7:21-27

… we are advised to ensure that we are known by the Lord 

… by diligently hearing and doing what He says and wants

… which is the wisdom required to overcome any resistance or persecution 

… so that we can gain access into His kingdom.

The Parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25:1-13

… where, even in Church, we are urged to carry extra oil

… and be found ready with our lamps burning at the coming of Christ

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Questions may arise such as…

  • What does it mean to carry extra oil?
  • What does the lamp represent and how is it kept burning?

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Discussion points for  consideration from last week…

Am I eligible as a bride of Christ, faithful & known by the Lord?

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  • Am I faithful ..

… in doing the will of the Father in order to enter the kingdom of heaven? 

… in building my life ( house) securely on a rock through the wisdom of hearing and doing the Word?

… in persevering through resistance & persecution ( rain, floods, wind…) and remaining steadfast in doing the will of the Father?

… in ensuring that my lamp is full of oil and is constantly burning?  

… to be found ‘rapture ready’ –  prepared & ready, with my lamp burning, to be taken by Jesus? 

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Can I pass the faith validation test?

… to know if I am indeed attached to the True Vine 

by subjecting my life through the application of the living & powerful Word  

… that discerns the thoughts and intention of my heart

… that constantly searches my heart, tests my mind and analyses the fruit that I produce 

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• Is my heart indeed fertile ground?

… for the Word to be heard, understood and applied for impact

… indeed for it to take root, grow and bear fruit in my life

… so that others may indeed taste and see that the Lord is good 

… in me and through me for His kingdom and glory

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Conclusion & prayer

May the Lord continue to grant us

… His amazing love, mercy & grace…

… His compassion & favour

… to be sanctified wholly by Him

…  to & be diligent to be found by Him in peace, holy & blameless 

   … & to be even more diligent in making our calling & election sure

… so that we may be successful in the process of proving the character of our faith

… that will result in praise, glory & honor at His revelation. 

Amen!!

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