ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED
“But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All the righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he shall die.
Ezekiel 18:24 NKJV
There are people who believe in the doctrine which says; once someone is saved, he will always remain saved. Shortly is known as once saved always saved; they believe that the grace of God is so powerful to allow the people who were saved by Jesus to lose their salvation.
These teachers encourage people to live their lives and even if they will commit things which are against the word of life; they will receive pardon from God because He will never let them die in sin. I believe in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that there is a forgiveness of sin; and that we receive salvation freely by faith but I also believe that each one of us can lose that salvation.
The Bible says, if a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, and then it asks, shall he live? Here the Bible gives us the picture of a born again believer, who received Jesus and walked in His ways. Later this believer changed and started doing things that are not God's. Shall he inherit the kingdom of God?
Then the Bible answers by saying; all the righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he shall die. This means that even if you received Jesus, filled by the Holy Ghost and do the work of ministry; if you will not hold what the Lord has given you until the end. You will find yourself loosing it all and end up in the hell of fire.
This morning, I want you to know that you can lose your salvation if you will not be faithful until the end. If you want to be counted worth to inherit that coming Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ then be faithful in all of your ways. Don't be that servant who said in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, Luke 12:45.
Jesus continues by saying: the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers, Luke 12:46. If you want to inherit the kingdom of heaven; then you need to continue staying faithful in all of your doings waiting the Lord to come and take you in His Father's house.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, I have learnt that there is possibility of losing my salvation if I will not be faithful until the end. Lord I'm asking that You may help me to walk in faithfulness everyday; help me to grow in the Lord Jesus Christ while keeping the word of truth in my heart. In Jesus' Name, Amen.