BE CONVINCED SERIES (1)
The convinced series is written for those who are born again or those who claim to be. Whether you have doubts or some people have doubts about your being born again, if you claim to be then you very possibly are born again. Many have said many things conclusive about being born again. They said if you don’t know the date you got born again; if you can’t recall your salvation day and experience … you are not saved at all. They said we cannot inherit salvation; perhaps they are right. Well, many of us don’t know such date. And Timothy who learnt the Holy Bible from his mother and grandmother definitely grew up in the way of the Lord and wouldn’t really have any special piercing experience on any special day. He was brought up in the Lord. Timothy didn’t inherit it by property but he picked it as a legacy. So, whether you remember the date; whether you remember the experience; whether you just grew up and learnt THE WAY as a legacy of your family (I call that the best) or whether you just attend church for years and BY AND BY understood many things and got baptized and engaged in Christian activities, be it denominational activities or not and then you cannot point to a particular day when you cried or got very sorrowful and repented –I tell you, you are born again –IF ONLY ONE THING IS ASSURED –BELIEVE. Do you believe? You do? O Glory! You’re saved. Be convinced and let no one tell you otherwise. ABRAHAM BELIEVED. Gen. 15:16 And he believed in the LORD; and He counted it to him for righteousness.
BEILIEVE or believed is one of the most used words in the book of Acts. It is the most used gospel verb, actually. Let’s read:
Acts 8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
IF YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST THAT HE’S GOD, incarnated AS MAN, DIED FOR THE SINS OF MANKIND, RESURRECTED AND ASCENDED AND THAT HE IS YOUR SAVIOUR – I TELL YOU THAT’S ALL. YOU ARE UNDENIABLY BORN AGAIN! HALLELUYAH! NO ONE’S DOUBT OR JUDGEMENTAL REJECTION OF YOUR CHILDHOOD IN GOD’S FAMILY CAN CHANGE THIS FACT. HELLO, BELOVED, REJOICE. You are born again. You’re saved. You’re, as a result, a child –oh a child of GOD!(JOHN 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name).
Using this Simon’s case of believing is to let us know that though he seemed to act blamably, he still was saved. He wasn’t ejected from the church. No, we didn’t read of that. In fact, childish and erring or conflicting ones at Corinth are still believers. That a believer erred does not relinquish his being born again. NO! Isn’t possibility of erring is the reason why there is provision for DISCIPLINE AND FORGIVENESS? THINK ABOUT IT! THINK so that you may not misconstrue error for backsliding –they are two and different.
BE CONVINCED OF THIS. AND BE COMFORTED THAT YOUR FELLOW, humanity or frailty regardless, is also completely born again; and will grow in grace.
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Eric WordSmith (TFW)