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Is Salvation Enough?

Read | Romans 14:7-12

There are many people who have trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and yet continue to live in rebellion against Him. Why is it that some individuals who claim to follow the Son of God refuse to serve Him?

The simple answer is that salvation is only part of the picture. The eternal destiny of anyone who receives the Lord is sealed forever—he will go to heaven. But salvation doesn’t guarantee a godly or fruitful life here on earth.

The will of the Father is that we live under the lordship of His Son. That means we must submit to Jesus as the one in charge of our life. Daily decisions and leadership of those under our care ultimately belong in God’s hands, not our own—Christ provides us with the guidance and direction. Though we’ll sometimes make mistakes, we need to remember that God’s grace is for imperfect people.

The problem is that we often desire to give Him dominion over just certain areas of our life. For example, too many of us want Him out of our finances, out of our schedule, or out of our career. But when we are lying in a hospital bed, which of us will tell Jesus to stay out of our health? So ask yourself, Is Jesus the Lord of my life or not?

Salvation is a one-time experience, but the Christian life doesn’t stop there—the lordship of Jesus Christ is ongoing. There comes a time when every believer must recognize that God’s Son came to do more than save us. He came to be the Master of our life—for our good and His glory.

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  • March 02, 2013 08:03 AM

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    At one time i would have felt ashamed to say a was a Christian.that is to say that I did not want to be Luke warm.although i knew the lord had me because I understood that nothing could separate me from his love.like many I made attempts to walk the walk but it never lasted very long.now i know why. We have all heard of the fruit of the spirit.most believe that we have to build our faith or that GOD helps us to build our faith or give us hope or ask GOD to send us peace.all believers have been given a brand new spirit or nature.our old broken nature or rebellious nature does not exist anymore. What we are left with is the damage the old nature did. We were not given the spirit of bondage again to fear,but a spirit of adoption where by we cry abba father. Rom.5.8. The spirit of bondage is the old spirit. JESUS is the natural son,we are the adopted children.the natural child inherits everything.the adopted share equally.most have read where JESUS said,oh you of little faith,but he said that before he went to the cross and paid your sin debt.your new spirit produces all the fruit.the hope,joy and peace plus more.it is not dependent upon your flesh.your new spirit is how GOD sees you.you already have the spirit that will be with you for all eternity.GOD wants what is in your spirit to manifest through your flesh.to do that you must be transformed by the renewing of your mind.for something to manifest it has to already exist. Just believe that you have all the hope,peace and joy already.it is not something you can lose or that it fluctuates. I often hear a Christian say they have lost hope or peace.that is impossible when you understand that we don't produce any of the fruit.
  • March 01, 2013 01:18 PM

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    just speaking from my own personal experience.... at about age 6 i was invited to a neighborhood vbs and at the end of the week was told the gospel and asked if we wanted Jesus. I did,, more than anything! I raised my hand and in faith recieved. But i had to return to a severly dysfuntional family where emotional, mental,and physical abuse were prevalent. Needless to say i didnt get the support to spiritually grow. So even though i lived like a heathen, i was very aware of God. But its very hard for me to believe that i was saved way back then. I made many bad decisions that led to my own emotional injuries as well as others. So was i truly saved or was i undiscipled and by not knowing Gods word as i child, i acted out what i was taught by my parents? Im saved now. And Christ has renderd much healing in my life over the past 20 years and He has much work left to be done in me. But i always ponder my childhood. What Jesus did ... what i did.
  • March 01, 2013 09:21 AM

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    The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want. I thank you Lord that you have forgiven my sins and I dwell in your House for ever. Amen
  • February 28, 2013 06:29 PM

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    God did not call us to stand on our own strength!!
  • February 28, 2013 12:11 PM

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    It sounds as if you are saying that salvation and the Christian life are not connected at all. Doesn't the Bible more or less say that if we are truly saved then our life as Christians will show it. I recognize that there are those who have "made a decision to follow Christ", then never seem to walk that out. Just because someone prays the sinners prayer does not necessarily make them saved. The Holy Spirit must draw them and they must respond to his drawing or invitation. I think that too often people follow the crowd in "making a decision for Christ", not the Holy Spirit.
  • February 28, 2013 11:50 AM

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    Lord help me to submit my life under your control every day!
  • February 28, 2013 10:35 AM

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    Thank you Father for loving me and forgiving my sins. All my praise is for You! Amen
  • February 28, 2013 10:26 AM

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    This is usually where a lot of people are! But thank you Jesus that you forgive us and our shortcomings. I love Christ with all my heart, soul, and mind. Lord please forgive my sins and be with me all the days of my life.
  • February 28, 2013 08:56 AM

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    I wish i could get my family to understand this Amen
  • February 28, 2013 08:46 AM

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    I truly enjoyed this message.
  • February 28, 2013 07:32 AM

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    Wonderful message.
  • February 28, 2013 07:26 AM

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    Lord father God change us to submit in all areas of our lives ! Change us, mode us into the image of your son ! Im so thankful !

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