God Keeps Whom He Saves! John 17:11-17

Text:  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for YOU, who are KEPT by the power of God through faith unto Salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:3-5.

Good morning, saved and Eternally secure Christian!  Not only has the Lord God seen fit to choose you and I for Salvation in Eternity, He has also given us to His dear Son in Eternity; and now keeps us secure for Eternity!  Wow!  Now we can say with complete conviction:  Hallelujah!  What a Saviour!

We who are currently saved are Eternally secured for Heaven by God.

My sheep (Gods chosen souls, the elect) hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give unto them Eternal life; and they shall never perish (Spiritually), neither shall any man (not even ourselves!) pluck them out of My hand.“   (John 10:27-28)

Christs Prayer:  The Lord Jesus Christ prayed the following prayer for us, His people, whom He came into the world to save:  “…Keep through Thine own Name those whom Thou hast given Me…”, and God the Sons prayers are always heard and answered by our wonderful Heavenly Father.  How do we know this?  Gods Word, the Bible, teaches us that it is so.

“…And Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast heard Me.  And I knew that Thou hearest Me ALWAYS; but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that Thou hast sent Me.  (John 11:41-42)

Christs Keeping Power: As the incarnate Son of God, God the Living Son; God in Bodily Form - Christ Jesus had, has, and will always have, Divine and Almighty power over all things.  He is the Creator Lord God, the Lord of Heaven and earth.  Glory to His Almighty Name!  (Philippians 2:8-12)

And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, ALL power is given unto Me in Heaven and in earth.  (Matthew 28:18)

When God the Father Divinely selected us to save us, in Eternity, ‘…before the foundation of the world…’, His will was to give all those souls whom He chose to His Son, Christ Jesus - that He might, in time, save us by suffering and dying for us on the Cross.  All souls that Christ was given by the Father, He saved, and will save - and when He saves, He Eternally keeps us secure!

All that the Father giveth (gives, and continues to give) Me shall come unto Me; and him/her that cometh (comes and continually comes) to Me I will in no wise cast out.  For I came down from Heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him (God the Father) that sent Me.  And this is the Fathers will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.  (John 6:37-39)

There it is!  We cannot set this truth forth in clearer terms.  We who are saved are Eternally secure in Christ Jesus!  Rejoice in this truth!

“Who shall separate us (born again souls) from the love of Christ?  Tribulation...distress...persecution...famine...nakedness...peril...a sword?  Nay, in all these things were are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death...life...angels...principalities (evil powers)...powers...things present...nor things to come...height...depth...nor any other creature (including ourselves!), shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  (Romans 8:35-39) 

If YOU are saved, you are Eternally saved.  If you are lost, you are Eternally lost, unless you get saved.  You cannot be saved and lost at the same time!  The two terms saved and lost are diametrically opposed terms.

Furthermore, IF you are saved - please do not be surprised that the world (the unsaved, the lost) hates you.  If they hated our Lord Jesus, they will hate you and me also.  Being hated by the world is a proof positive of our Salvation!

I have given them Thy Word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I (Christ Jesus) am not of the worldkeep them from the evil.  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  Sanctify them (set them apart) through Thy Truth; Thy Word is Truth.     (Vs. 14-17) 

With this vital Bible lesson in mind, beloved Christian, rejoice!  For you and I are Eternally secure in Christ, and all because of Calvary.  Hallelujah!  Thanks be to God!

Thought:  We are Eternally saved, safe, and secure in Christ Jesus.

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