Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, July 24
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Job 19:26-27 ERV “After I leave my body and my skin has been destroyed, I know I will still see God. I will see him with my own eyes. I myself, not someone else, will see God. And I cannot tell you how excited that makes me feel!”
THE ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
After you are born again, there should never be a moment in your life when you cannot speak with assurance that one day you will be with God in Heaven. You must ensure that you have this assurance in you always. Be worried when you don’t. There should always be the witness of the Holy Spirit in you that one day you’d see Jesus and spend eternity with Him.
We are all living for that day, when we’ll stand before Him and He’d say, “Welcome home!”
From childhood I’ve always wanted to go to heaven, and there are questions I’ve always wanted to ask God when I see Him! I won’t let anything or anyone prevent me from being with Jesus for eternity; from making it to the New Jerusalem; from seeing my favourite Bible heroes and heroines of faith; from occupying the place prepared for me; and from receiving my reward! The pains from fires of the Lake of Fire will be nothing compared to the pains I would feel within me if for any reason I am cast away.
Brothers and sisters, let the assurance of salvation always be in you. Not one borne out of false doctrines, self righteousness and a trust in your own works; but a genuine assurance by the Holy Spirit because you’re born again, because you’re cleansed by the blood, because you are not compromising and because you’re remain in Him, righteous and holy.