by David Faucet • June 5, 2015 • 0 Comments • 7 views
True Salvation is just pure faith. It’s just believing, and if you get any feeling, it’s a result of believing. But you are still saved by the Word and by faith, and not your feeling.
It doesn’t matter how you feel, the Word is the same. God’s Word is still just as effective and unchanging regardless of your feelings. It’s your faith that counts. And if you receive the Word and you believe it, regardless of how you feel, you’re saved! I’m convinced usually you will eventually have some feeling and you will have some experience, but it is not the “experience” nor the feeling which saves you, it’s a result of your being saved.
Salvation is not just a feeling experience, it’s something that God does as a result of your faith by just simply believing His Word and receiving Jesus.
The whole idea of the whole Bible from the Garden of Eden to the book of Revelation is free choice, your choice!–And if it’s not your choice, then the whole thing is a farce and a phoney and a fake and a travesty on God’s justice and mercy and love, if you have no choice!
Salvation is there, yours, ready and willing for the taking. You’re the one who makes the decision. I am totally convinced of free will and free choice, the majesty of choice. This is the one way in which God made us more like Himself than almost anything else.
He gave us free will to choose to do good or evil. And we either choose to receive Christ or to reject Him. We make the choice. God does not make the choice for us.
The salvation is already there, it is a free gift. All you have to do is reach out your hand of faith and receive it, accept it. It’s ridiculous to think that you’ve got to sit around and wait for God to knock you in the head with it or stuff it down your throat!
Of course salvation is a miracle of God, but it’s yours for the asking. All you have to do is ask Him for it. You don’t even have to do that–all you have to do is receive Him in your heart without a word! He’s already offered it, so why should you even ask Him? Just receive Him! He’s there waiting to come in. He’s already knocked and is asking you to receive Him!
You just have to receive Jesus because of your faith in the Word, and that’s something you can do and you have to do and God will not do for you.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:31) Period!–Plus nothing! The Word plus faith plus nothing! You receive it, that’s all. You believe the Word and you receive Jesus and you’re saved. That’s it! Nothing more! If you believe it and receive Him it’s done! Of course, if you never do anything for Him then you certainly don’t love Him very much–if you don’t show it. But I believe it’s done right there and I believe you will. You show faith by works. (Ja.2:17,18)
Salvation is not a reward, it’s not pay, it’s not wages, it is a gift that you don’t earn by faithfulness or by any kind of works of your own. What does Ephesians 2:8 and 9 say? “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves.
“It is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.” It is a gift, and all you have to do is receive it!–It’s all done–that’s what He means, “not of yourselves.” But there is one thing You have to do, but anybody can do it, even a little child: Receive it, just receive it. It’s not of works in any way. You don’t have to work up some emotional experience. You don’t have to pray it down or work it up, you just accept Him, receive Him, that’s all.
Just believe Him, receive Him, confess Him!–Plus nothing!–Believe Jesus and His love!–How could He refuse!–And He won’t! He will come in! He’s promised! Do it now! GBY! He’ll come in! (Rev.3:20) In Jesus’ name, amen!