WHAT IS TRUE SALVATION? THE BIBLE TELLS US IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS
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WHAT IS TRUE SALVATION AND HOW DO I KNOW I AM SAVED AND GOING TO HEAVEN?
People have asked what then is TRUE SALVATION? How do I KNOW I am actually saved and going to heaven? How do I avoid being those REJECTED BY THE LORD in Matthew Chapter Seven? How do I know I am not being lied to? How can I identify wolves in sheep’s clothing, that is the preachers, teachers, evangelists?
4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Here we find something important. Jesus Christ claims He is THE LIGHT. Pure and simple.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
We find that the religious people immediately call Jesus a liar. The same is true today. However, once again it says HE IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
So, what is this LIGHT? Remember that Jesus told us that GOD WAS A SPIRIT, and that God was SPIRIT OF DIVINE LOVE. Divine love (agape) is a LOVE TYPE that mankind knows nothing about because it was CUT OFF FROM MANKIND AT THE FALL. Remember God warned that “in the day you eat thereof you shall surely die.” They did. The DEATH WAS A SPIRITUAL DEATH, and then followed PHYSICAL DEATH.
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
God is DIVINE LOVE:
1 John 4:7-8
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
God Is Love
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1Jn 4:8 He that lovethG25 notG3361 knowethG1097 notG3756 God;G2316 forG3754 GodG2316 isG2076 love.G26
Ok, we know that the LIGHT OF GOD is also THE LOVE OF GOD, because Christ WAS GOD. So, what are we being told?
From G25; love, that is, affection or benevolence; specifically (plural) a love feast: – (feast of) charity ([-ably]), dear, love.
This a DIVINE LOVE, a LOVE TYPE, unknown to humanity, and if you dig deeper into this, you find the Greeks had no word to describe GOD’S LOVE.
by W.E. Vine
from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words (McLean, VA: MacDonald Publishing Co, no date)
AGAPAO and the corresponding noun agape present “the characteristic word of Christianity, and since the Spirit of revelation has used it to express ideas previously unknown, enquiry into its use, whether in Greek literature or in the Septuagint, throws but little light upon its distinctive meaning in the N.T. [New Testament].
“Agape and agapao are used in the N.T. (a) to describe the attitude of God toward His Son, John 17:26; the human race, generally, John 3:16; Rom 5:8; and to such as believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, particularly, John 14:21; (b) to convey His will to His children concerning their attitude one toward another, John 13:34, and toward all men, I Thess. 3:12; I Cor 16:14, 2 Pet 1:7; (c) to express the essential nature of God, 1 John 4:8.
Now let’s take a look at a command from Jesus Christ that has been utterly removed for all modern Christian salvation doctrine.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Now here we find something of importance. There is only ONE condemnation. ONLY ONE. What is it? THAT DIVINE AGAPE LOVE CAME INTO THE WORLD AS JESUS CHRIST, and the world WILL NOT COME TO THE LIGHT OF DIVINE LOVE TO HAVE THEIR DEEDS REPROVED. Notice it does not say believe in the light, or have faith in the light, but rather we MUST COME TO THE LIGHT OF GOD AND BE JUDGED BY THAT LIGHT. Not one person of Earth has this type of DIVINE AGAPE. Hence the world is ALREADY CONDEMNED to eternal ruin.
THE WORD “COME”
ἔρχομαι – erchomai – er’-khom-ahee
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι eleuthomai or ἔλθω elthō; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively): – accompany, appear, bring, come enter, fall out, go, grow, X light, X next, pass, resort, be set.
Do you see that TRUE FAITH and TRUE BELIEF are action words that are to propel the true believer, the OBEDIENT believer to search out and find the LIGHT OF DIVINE LOVE? LIGHT and LIFE are code words for DIVINE AGAPE LOVE.
So then, TRUE SALVATION IS COMING TO JESUS CHRIST, TO FINDING JESUS CHRIST and thus MEETING WITH JESUS CHRIST. Without this meeting, in spite of all the protests to the contrary, there is to be a ONE TO ONE ENCOUNTER with Jesus Christ Himself as shown in Revelation Chapter 3:19-22:
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
How can anyone who is honest with themselves say this is NOT A MEETING WITH JESUS CHRIST AND THE BELIEVER?
17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
The key word is TO KNOW:
A prolonged form of a primary verb; to “know” (absolutely), in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as shown at left, with others not thus clearly expressed): – allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) known (-ledge), perceive, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.
How on earth could one meet Jesus Christ on a one to one encounter and not KNOW in an ABSOLUTE SENSE who He is? And what does Jesus say about this encounter? It brings ETERNAL LIFE TO THE BELIEVER. Hence the word KNOW must mean that Jesus Christ has manifested Himself, or we could say, revealed Himself to the believer!
Now let’s turn to John Chapter 10 and pick a few more tidbits, and remember ALL OF THIS is not only DENIED, it is called SATANIC. John 10:24-30:
24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
This confirms John 17, does it not? Again, Jesus says He knows His sheep and they know Him. He calls them BY NAME IN John 10:1-3:
10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
Jesus calls His sheep BY NAME and leads them OUT of the Matrix, out of the DECEPTION all humanity is born under because SATAN deceives the WHOLE WORLD. Jesus came here to LEAD US OUT FROM UNDER THE DECEPTION OF SATAN. He came here to rescue us from a horrific eternal RUIN in HELL. It is all real, and humanity has no clue as to what is really going on here.
One of the words for being BORN AGAIN is called quicken or quickening,
20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
The words “quickened us together with”:
Συζωοποιέω – suzōopoieō – sood-zo-op-oy-eh’-o
From G4862 and G2227; to reanimate conjointly with (figuratively): – quicken together with.
So being born again is to be JOINED TOGETHER WITH CHRIST. How can that happen if you have NOT MET JESUS CHRIST?
Now let’s look at this:
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
The word MANIFEST:
ἐμφανίζω – emphanizō – em-fan-id’-zo
From G1717; to exhibit (in person) or disclose (by words): – appear, declare (plainly), inform, (will) manifest, shew, signify.
Here Jesus plainly states that HE HIMSELF, HE PERSONALLY will come to that believer and DISCLOSE OR EXHIBIT HIMSELF to the believer. Why is all of this not spoken of today? The reason is simple, Satan and his agents (called preachers, teachers, evangelists and prophecy folks) do not want you to KNOW WHAT TRUE SALVATION IS!
Look at this one:
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
So then let’s look at REVEAL & REVELATION
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
ἀποκαλύπτω – apokaluptō – ap-ok-al-oop’-to
From G575 and G2572; to take off the cover, that is, disclose: – reveal.
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
ἀποκάλυψις – apokalupsis – ap-ok-al’-oop-sis
From G601; disclosure: – appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation.
The word KNOWLEDGE:
ἐπίγνωσις – epignōsis – ip-ig’-no-sis
From G1921; recognition, that is, (by implication) full discernment, acknowledgement: – (ac-) knowledge (-ing, -ment).
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
ἀποκάλυψις – apokalupsis – ap-ok-al’-oop-sis
From G601; disclosure: – appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation.
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
So then, what is TRUE SALVATION? That we HAVE COME TO THE LIGHT OF DIVINE LOVE, THAT WE HAVE STOOD BEFORE THE SON OF MAN, THAT WE HAVE BEEN JUDGED BY THE LIGHT OF DIVINE AGAPE LOVE, AND THAT WE KNOW WITH AN ABSOLUTE KNOWLEDGE WHO JESUS CHRIST IS BY DIVINE REVELATION, BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST CAME TO US, HE CALLED US BY NAME, HE JUDGED US AND OFFERED SALVATION TO US AND WE ACCEPTED IT. It is all FULLY EXPERIENTIAL and KNOWABLE.
This what the Bible ACTUALLY teaches us is TRUE salvation. The modern Christian salvation is a LIE. The leaven of FAKE SALVATION came into the Church right after Christ ascended in Acts. It has now leavened the ENTIRE CHURCH.
Why is all of this NOT taught in our Churches? Why is this HATED and pushed under the RUG by preachers, teachers, evangelists and prophetic people? WHY?
It has reduced God and Jesus Christ down to something SO WEAK, SO FRAIL that we just take it BY FAITH He is in us and that this “arrival” of Jesus Christ into our hearts is not experiential.
That is like saying that God who created the entire Universe can come into your sick, puny sin-ridden spirit and soul and you would not KNOW IT? It is like saying you can have a nuclear bomb go off 100 miles away and you would not KNOW IT!
Let me assure one and all that when Jesus Christ COMES TO VISIT, you will know it, and the entire meeting is all about HIS DIVINE LOVE vs. YOUR FALLEN LOVE. There is ONLY ONE CONDEMNATION, and it is the issue of DIVINE LOVE LOST AT THE FALL, and Jesus coming to you IN PERSON and offering you SALVATION by covering you with His Robe of Divine Agape and regenerating your DEAD SPIRIT back to LIFE!! Nothing could be more obvious, nothing more clearly stated.
These people are LIARS, SATANIC ANGELS OF LIGHT, who peddle a FALSE SALVATION GOSPEL JUST AS CHRIST WARNED US. The Bible is clear. You have a choice, you can either believe the Bible or the fakes out there with their “sinner’s prayer” and instant salvation BROAD WAY TO RUIN.