Topic: You Can Lose It [Friday, 5th May 2017]
Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. – 1 Timothy 4:1
There are some teachings going the rounds that once you are saved, i.e, once you accept Jesus as Lord and saviour, you can’t loose your salvation. If there is no possibility of this happening, then there wouldn’t have been a mention of it in scriptures.
While we know that God would have all men to be saved and remain saved, we must understand the message of grace. God can go to any length to ensure that a backsliding Christian is restored by the instrumentation of grace, but it is important to know that grace is not a license for immoral act.
Scriptures says in Jude 1:4 that “…some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives…” Scriptures says that such people have already been condemned (Jude 1:4).
Grace is God’s strength that enables us live His life that is in us, and not the other way round. Titus 2:11-12 says grace teaches us to live a life devoid of sin. So if we sin, grace comes to teach us to deny ourselves such pleasures of sin, and helps us live righteously. But grace does not accommodate sin.
While it takes teachings to help us live righteously, it also takes teachings for us to lose our salvation, this is because teachings changing our mindset, which eventually powers our lives.
So it is possible to loose our faith? Yes. When we yield ourselves to seducing spirits and teachings of demons that takes our heart from Jesus. Scriptures says it is impossible to bring back to the faith those who “turn away from God.
It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame.” Just like we receive salvation when we accept Jesus and His sacrifice, when a we reject Jesus, we lose our salvation.
But this process starts from teachings and doctrines inspired by Satan, especially the one that abuses the saving grace of God. And this is what we must guide against.
Keep winning daily.
Dear Lord, I trust Your grace to teach me the right way to go always and not to give in to seducing spirits. I pray for all your children all over the world. Help us to stand firm in the liberty where with You have saved us, and not be entangled with the yoke of bondage, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.