This is one question that many believers are still battling with doubts. Jesus promised us in Joh 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let Not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
My Question to you: Can you trust Jesus ? of course you can !
The main ingredient in order to have the peace Jesus promised, is to know that you are saved once and for all. That no matter what you did or do or will do, shall change your salvation. And the good news is, yes this is how God designed and gave our irrevocable eternal salvation, the gift of righteousness, the gift of eternal life.
Many Christians live in this kind of what I called: Schizophrenic Christianity,
Sometimes God is angry with me , sometimes He is happy with me.
Sometimes He blesses me , sometimes He curses me.
Sometimes God cares for me , sometimes He leaves me.
Today, He prospers me , but tomorrow He may give me poverty to humble me.
Today, He heals me , but tomorrow He may give me a disease to teach me a lesson.
Today, He forgives all my sins , tomorrow I am responsible for my sins.
Are you living in this kind of uncertainty ? Because if you are then you are not getting what Jesus promised: the Peace beyond human’s understanding. Beyond what the world can give. The world & every religion give peace mostly based on the Old Covenant of Law, that is based on your own strength to get it, if you obey the Law you’ll get blessed, likewise, if you disobey the Law you’ll get cursed. My question is: Can you obey the Law 24/7 365 days a year? Because if you fail one point of Law, God considered you’ll have broken all the Law; Jas 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
While Jesus said His peace, He leaves with you, He gives to you, and it means you do not need to pay or perform any self righteousness, or religious rituals, or any legalism to deserve it, because It is Free.
Don’t you know when you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, it means you have received the eternal Salvation? And did you perform anything when you received Jesus? No! what you did was only to recite the sinners’ prayer, and believe in Him. And automatically, supernaturally, you were spiritually born from above as a new creation in Christ. And you possess the Righteousness of God.
Now, after you received Jesus, can you lose your salvation again ? Because if you believe you can still lose your salvation, it means you are still not getting the gift of Peace that Jesus promised. Or another words, you are still living as a Schizophrenic Christian.
My friend, the good news is, you cannot and will not lose your salvation, because firstly it is not your good deeds that brought you righteousness, it is the finished work of Christ Jesus, therefore it also not your bad deeds can bring you unrighteousness. Secondly, Adam sinned, and thus all humankind is born sinners until when you receive Jesus Christ. Now Jesus is greater than Adam, after you have been made righteous by Jesus, no hands of human nor devils can snatch you away from the great hands of Jesus. No hand is stronger than God Almighty’s hand.
Joh 10:27 My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.
Joh 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of My hand.
Joh 10:29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
Joh 10:30 I and the Father are one.”
Thirdly, Jesus said it is the Father who has given you to Him, it was not your choice nor will to be saved. It was predestined even before you were born. You did not choose to be born, nor did you choose to be saved !
Eph 1:4 For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love
Eph 1:5 He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will
Also, Not your sins, nor your bad deeds can reverse / revoke what God has given, because Rom 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Last but not least, it is the will and the pleasure of God to save you, God is a good Father, His goodness and mercy endureth forever. It is His pleasures and will to save you, because He loves you. And it is the will of God the Father that none of believers (Christians) shall be lost.
Joh 6:37 All those the Father gives Me will come to Me, and whoever comes to Me I will never drive away.
Joh 6:38 For I have come down from Heaven not to do My will but to do the will of Him who sent me.
Joh 6:39 And this is the will of Him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day.
At times, we may backslide, our unfaithfulness towards God, or we may offend God by our sins, and we temporarily lose our fellowship with Him. But our salvation is still secured. It is His promise never to lose you, and therefore God will do something to secure you back into His arms as He promised. And, God’s plan for us never changes. God promises never change, and it was His Eternal will to choose us, predestine us and love us. He is our good father.
Song “Jesus died for me”: …He is my father, the greatest king that I know, And I thank him for His love. He walked the painful road for me and He carried my cross, He laid His life, and He died to save me…God struck His son, for me, what have I done to deserve, love like this? A son of God, my guilt offering, Nailed to the cross, and stripped for all to see, God crushed His son, for me, This righteous man died on the cross to set me free… Thank you Father, Thank you Jesus.