Last night was another one of those nights when I dream that I died. It seems to be a reoccurring dream, and not one that I enjoy! It’s not that I’m afraid of dying, I can say that I’m 100% sure that I’m going to heaven. You may say, “Wow! How can you be so sure?” In this day of easy believism, and a Christianity that wears too many odd faces, one truth is still as sure as the God Who gave it to us: Jesus Saves! I stand on the rock of His promise: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved. Romans 10:13
I admit, at rare times, I do have doubts. Yes, I remember the night that I read a tract alone in my bedroom. I remember ticking off the statements: 1. Do you know that you are a sinner? No problem there! 2. Do you know that the wages of sin is death and separation from God? Yes. 3. Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross for you, to take away your sins? Yes. Have you ever asked Him to be your Savior? …That one stopped me. I hadn’t, but I did that night.
Now, based on the Word of God, I am a born-again believer. You may notice that I rarely use the term Christian in my blogs. Many claim to be Christian, as opposed to being Muslim, but that is not true Christianity. We are not born into God’s family because our parents were Christians or because they took us to church, or because we were baptized or took communion. John 1: 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
I would say that most born-again believers doubt their salvation at one time or anothe. Questions like: Did I say the right words? Did I really mean it? Did I believe enough? I…I…I…Do you see that all these questions concern what I did, not what Jesus promised. I DID what He required and that settles it, but there’s more. When I doubt my salvation, I first talk to God about it. He reminds that He meant what HE said. Then I do a life check: 1. Do I love to read God’s Word? Yes. Do I love to be in His house whenever the doors are open? Yes. Do I love telling others about Him? Yes. Does God answer my prayers? Does He give me peace in my heart? These are all outward fruit of the Spirit of God dwelling in me. And then I sigh a big sigh of relief. Yes! I’m going to heaven when I die! I asked and He came! Praise the Lord.
Are the dreams still scary? Yes, not because I’m afraid to die, but because I want to live! This morning I laid in bed and just thanked God for giving me one more day! He didn’t have to, and as much as I want to see Him face to face, as much as I want the trials of this life to be over, as much I’m ready to REST, I more ready to live!
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20