“He Saves, Keeps, And Satisfies”

Posted: May 19, 2015 in Promises

In these perilous days when so many people are unthankful, unholy, unloving, and unforgiving, every Spirit filled Christian can/should continually display a grateful heart to God and others (2 Timothy 3:1-5; Ephesians 5:18-21). In Psalm 103:1-5 the author reminds us that the Lord –

Saves. He can deliver us from eternal condemnation (John 3:16; Matthew 25:41, 46) and forgive those who put their faith and trust in Christ alone to save them. Judicial forgiveness takes place at the moment of salvation and family forgiveness is granted to His children when we confess our sins to Him (Ephesians 1:7; Proverbs 28:13; 1 John 1:9). Since He is omniscient, He can’t forget the sins we’ve committed, but once properly dealt with, He has promised not to hold our sins against us (Ezekiel 33:16; Psalm 103:12). But some time later He probably will give us another opportunity to show our love for Him rather than for the gratification we get from engaging in sin (Hebrews 11:25). He will allow us to be tempted periodically (James 1:12-15; 1 Corinthians 10:13). Did you know that God also heals all our physical diseases except the last one? We’re all going to die unless the Rapture takes place (Hebrews 9:27; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52). Today God doesn’t need divine healers to cure someone (1 Corinthians 13:8-10; James 5:14, 15). Do you know why He allows sickness? Consider John 9:3; 11:4; 1 Corinthians 11:30-32; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Hebrews 12:6-14.

Keeps. Did you know that the believer’s salvation comes in three tenses: Past – from the penalty of sin (Ephesians 2:8; Romans 8:1); Present – from the power of sin (Romans 6:14; 8:2), and Future – from the presence of sin (Romans 8:18-23)? “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). Jesus said, “And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand…or the Father’s hand” (John 10:28, 29). Furthermore, did you know that each believer has at least one guardian angel (Hebrews 1:14; 1 Peter 1:12)? Don’t make it difficult for him to keep you safe. He’s not omnipotent like God. Have you thanked God recently for crowning you with loving kindness and tender mercies that are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22, 23)? You can count on God to keep all His promises (Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29). Some are conditional; others are unconditional. Just make sure you’re claiming the promises that are given to you as a New Testament believer. Not all the promises in the Bible were given to you to claim. Don’t confuse Israel with the Church.

Satisfies. Yes, God satisfies our mouth with good things. Most of you can smell and taste things. Some of us can’t. We’re waiting for our new, glorified bodies that will be like Christ’s resurrected, glorified body (1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 John 3:2). Every good and perfect gift comes from God (James 1:17; 1 Corinthians 4:7). He is the One who renews our strength like the eagle’s (Isaiah 40:31; Psalm 68:35; 2 Corinthians 12:9). He has promised to supply all our needs, not our greed (Philippians 4:19). “Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content” (1 Timothy 6:6-8).

Memory. In loving memory of those who risked their lives for us “It is appropriate that every year we have [a Memorial Day] to honor our countrymen who made and still make enormous sacrifices for us. It is appropriate that every week we have a day to honor the Savior who died for the sins of the world [and rose again for our justification]” – Warren Wiersbe. Why not express a word of thanks to someone who risked, lost, or gave his/her life for you? Think of your mother, a police officer, a soldier, a firefighter, or someone else who comes to your mind.

Help. If you’ve been blessed by reading this, we’d like to hear from you. Then go out and bless someone today. Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give [bless others] than to receive [be blessed]” – Acts 20:35. We can be reached at 805-238-3549 or through our website at www.kelseypeach.com.  If you’re not sure about your personal salvation, we have “God’s Simple Plan Of Salvation” in 24 languages.  To receive future articles as they come out, click on “Follow.”  

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