Saturday, July 08, 2006

Six Ways to Prove That I am Saved!!!

An email group member posted these sermon notes from a message she had heard during a recent revival service. I have heard similar lists of evidences of salvation in the past, but since this was recent and availabe, I thought I would post this on my blog. I would like to read about other evidences of salvation, so please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts.

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I took these notes last week on a message preached by Evangelist Hal Webb at our revival. It was an awesome message. It is the first time I've ever seen a check list, so-to-speak, of how to prove your own salvation. It is EXCELLENT. I am going to put it in my Bible so that I can share that with those who "think" they are saved but their lives don't show it. I hope it is a blessing to you!!!

Six Ways to Prove That I Am Saved:

1. I have no desire for habitual sinning in my life. If I smoke, my desire will be to quit and I WILL succeed with Christ's help. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (1 John 3:9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9)
2. I have a personal belief in Jesus Christ. I truly believe He is God Who left Heaven to come to earth; in His virgin birth; His sinless life on earth; He is the Messiah of mankind Who shed His blood on the cross of Calvary for MY sins; He was buried and on the third day, He arose from the dead; He ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father awaiting His return to reign on earth. Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. (1 John 5:1)
3. I live righteously. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. (1 John 2:29) I will have a different holy life. Do I try to please Christ every day? Do I find myself trying to please Him? Am I doing His will? Do I avoid evil? The greatest joy in life is the joy of serving Christ. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Cor. 5:17)
4. I will have a love for fellow Christians. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. (1 John 3:14) I can tell I'm saved by the crowd I CHOOSE to hang around with. Am I eager about Christian things? Do I desire to be around other Christians more than my worldly friends?
5. I'm overcoming the world. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4) There's always some Christian you know that "everything in their life is always going wrong"! Are they overcoming their circumstances? This is not to say things won't go wrong, but what is their attitude as they go through these circumstances? Are they overcoming or are they defeated? The world's opinion is not to be MY standard of living. My standard is the Word. I am not to please the world but I am to please the Lord, Jesus Christ. 1 John 2:15-16 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
6. I will have a desire for purity. We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. (1 John 5:18) I am to care for my soul and protect it from evil. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph. (Amo 5:15) Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1Th 5:22) I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cle ave to me. (Psa 101:3) Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (Eph 5:16) Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. (1Ti 5:22) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (Phi 2:12)

7 Comments:

Blogger Sis. Julie said...

I've heard these checklists before. Another thing is a love for the Word and for the preaching of it. There is also that conviction of the Holy Spirit when we do something wrong. I know that our pastor gave us 7 of them and I know that this lady mentioned some of them but these other two are the only ones I can think of right now. I may have to come back and comment again.

Oh yeah...I hope you all are getting to go to campmeeting in August. My husband is planning to come up a couple of nights...so you two will finally get to meet and talk in person.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Bro Tim said...

Bro Jim this is a good list I really can't think of any right now. I just did a post on The dangers of just a profession. I hope you check it out. The longer I am saved and preaching and teaching his Word the more I realize the greatest mission field is the independent baptist church. I just thank God that he gave me another chance after I made a false profession of faith. Thank God we are saved and we can know it.

Bro Tim

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Bro.Jim

What kind of baptsit are you?

Thank,

Tom

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Bro Jim,
I mean Baptist. Sorry

Tom

3:13 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Sis. Julie,

Lord willing, I plan on taking a few days off in August in order to attend the meeting.... I miss seeing and hearing Bro. Allen.

Bro. Tim,

I'll check out that post of yours... I apologize for not leaving comments on your blog more frequently.... keep up the good work!!!

Tom,

The biblical kind.... independent Baptist. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Bro. Jim,

Thank you for posting this list! These were notes I took at our revival services conducted by Evangelists Hal and Barry Webb! What a life changing revival it was! Pass this along to anyone who will hear! To God be the glory if anyone discovers that they've been trying to live the "Christian" life but never truly were saved.

The wife of our first pastor (both now deceased) had been serving as the Pastor's wife for years! She finally walked the aisle after realizing that she truly was not saved. What a testimony she had!

There's a reason why it's called "conversion"! :-)

3:22 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Sis. Kate,

Thanks for taking those notes during your revival services. I wonder how many Christians today faithfully take notes during the preaching of God's word so that they can study and be firmly grounded in the word of God???

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment....

10:40 AM  

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