The Holy Spirit Directs Me
I believe I am saved, because every day the Holy Spirit influences my decisions, behavior, reactions, and speech, etc.. Do you experience these and similar things. If so, doesn't this indicate eternal security and salvation?
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---Bob on 3/24/09
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"And I am so thankful today that Almighty God through his son the Lord Jesus Christ has forgiven me out ALL my sins!!!! The ones I have committed in the past, the ones I'm committing now, the ones I know about, the ones that I do not know about, and all the ones that I'm going to commit in the future. Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!"
mima on 5/18/09
The Lord you speak of, he came to fulfill Scripture and to teach:
The Lord will repay who does not live as indicated in Isaiah 58. He declared it in Mathew 25:31_46. Please do note, he was not speaking a parable.
Seems all the more that you are Praising yourself than the Lord fer sure! Please don't mind the interruption, carry on.
---Nana on 5/19/09|
mima- God may forgive past sins, but He doesn't forgive the ones you haven't had yet. If you sin today and you don't ask forgiveness from God, you don't have it.
---Betty on 5/18/09|
--Betty yet your statement is true. I feel certain that I have many more sin which I do not know about than the ones that I do know about if only because of pride on my part in admitting my sins. And I am so thankful today that Almighty God through his son the Lord Jesus Christ has forgiven me out ALL my sins!!!! The ones I have committed in the past, the ones I'm committing now, the ones I know about, the ones that I do not know about, and all the ones that I'm going to commit in the future. Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!
---mima on 5/18/09|
I like your question. Not enough "Christians" do these things. In fact it is an area most people need to work on, including myself.
---amand6348 on 5/18/09|
mima- A man can sin and not know it. Cleanse me from secret faults, said David. Psalm 19:12.
---Betty on 5/10/09|
Steveng- You're right about those things. Yet my aim was to remind people that hell is real and awful. Some get carried away by love doctrines and let themselves be lulled into sin.
I love God, for He is the Source of all Good.
If you listen to the Holy Spirit, you'll never go wrong.
---Betty on 5/10/09|
Betty: "Each day I'm going to be careful not to sin again because hell is real."
Christians shouldn't be "good" because of the exitance of hell, but to glorify God. In everything we do, we must do it to please God because we love him. We love him for giving us sinners a second chance at eternal life. We love him for all the gifts he's given us including his son, Jesus. We love him for giving us comfort when we need it and the wisdom he imparts on us at certain times. We love him for being alive.
Praying you and yours peace of mind, joy of spirit, good health, and many great friends to share them with in Jesus' name.
---Steveng on 5/8/09|
BOB:-with reference to your post, May I respectfully ask what are your views and feelings on the 7 sacraments of the RCC and in Particular the Bread of Life as written in the gospel of John, Ch.6Are you in accord and if you participate and where.
---MIC on 5/8/09|
---Betty in Hebrews 13:5,"Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." The Lord has said, I will never leave thee in our forsake thee yet you say,"Personally, I believe we should never consider ourselves eternally secure." Could you please explain how these two statements go together?
---mima on 5/8/09|
Yes, the Holy Spirit influences me also. Each day I'm going to be careful not to sin again because hell is real. Doing God's will every day of our lives indicates salvation. Personally, I believe we should never consider ourselves eternally secure. We must try each day to live unto God.
---Betty on 5/7/09|
steveng you are a blessing to me the way you continually send out the simple truth. Thank you and I thank God for you.
---DavidA on 3/29/09|
"As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." For The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are His children:" and are washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, by the Spirit of our God. And because we are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, it is by His Spirit that we are sealed (confirmed, authenticated, and placed beyond doubt) unto the day of redemption. It is by His Spirit that we may confidently state that we saved by His grace through His faith, not of ourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Our security is in Christ. The Father calls, saves and empowers man to follow.
Rom 8:1>Rom 8:16>1Cr 6:11>Gal 4:6>Eph 4:30>Eph 2:8
---Josef on 3/27/09|
Bob, just by asking this question, I sense doubt in your faith. Do not get too prideful about it because you may just lose it in time. Have you not read the Parable of the Sower?
To stay strong in the faith, do an online bible search for "one another," "each other," and "encourag" because living a christian life is a 24/7 lifestyle - not a once a week pep talk that denominational "churches" dish out. Meeting with other christians on a daily basis will keep you strong daily and keeps you from detouring away from the path toward the Kingdom of God.
Praying you and yours peace of mind, joy of spirit, good health and many great friends to share them with in Jesus' name.
---Steveng on 3/26/09|
**The morning I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior I knew it was for real because I felt as if all the burdens I was carrying disappeared and I experienced a new feeling of freedom and joy, etc.**
So you go by what you feel, huh?
Feelings can and do fool us.
---katavasia on 3/26/09|
Bob: Thanks for the clarification. As a born again Christian (saved 10/74), I also share your experience with the Holy Spirit. I believe this is supernatural normative & should be common to all Christians.
Great questions! Thanks for asking. :)
---Leon on 3/26/09|
Actually I was saved on 10-20-84. I've been reading all the blogs on eternal security and eternal salvation. I've expressed my opinions several times on each subject. The morning I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior I knew it was for real because I felt as if all the burdens I was carrying disappeared and I experienced a new feeling of freedom and joy, etc.. From that moment on the Holy Spirit became my comforter and helper. I try to live by, walk in, and be led by the fruits of the Spirit. I was sealed in Him and He is the pledge of my inheritance. He guides me in every phase of my life. I asked the question to see how others felt about their salvation. After all, our relationship with the Father and Son is through the Holy Spirit.
---Bob on 3/25/09|
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But, Bob, you haven't claimed that the Holy Spirit has told you everything > you have said "influences". If we are led by the Spirit of God, Paul does say > "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God." (Romans 8:14) So, IF the Holy Spirit is leading you, including taking you through the grief of correction (Hebrews 12:8) . . . then I'd say, yes. However, we also have 1 John 4:17 > "Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as He is, so are we in this world." In THIS world, the Holy Spirit has us becoming like Jesus, and t-h-i-s is reason for "boldness in the day of judgment".
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/25/09|
Bob: Have you repented of your sins (had a change of heart/mind)? Do you believe Jesus died for your sins & then rose from the dead & "because of what he did for you" your sins are now washed away by his shed blood? If so, you are born again (saved: eternally secure in Him).
When one is truly saved, then & only then, the real Holy Spirit will come into your life & guide your decisions in accordance with what the Bible says. Anything apart from what the Bible says (no matter how experientially exciting) isn't from God, The Holy Spirit. What you see isn't always what you get if it doesn't parallel what the Bible says.
---Leon on 3/25/09|
Bob, what you are really saying is that you believe you are saved because of these works that you do.
You are saything that you are saved based upon the decisions, behavior, reactions, and speech that the Holy Spirit influences your decisions.
Where is this in scripture?
You are saved by grace through Faith in God, that not of yourselves, that any man should boast.
Eternal security and salvation is obtained ONLY through belief in Jesus Christ and Jesus alone, not these works you are mentioning. You're believing a false doctrine, who led you to believe this?
---donna8365 on 3/25/09|
The Holy Spirit will leave a person who sins continuously. Then we are not sealed and we can go to hell if we don't repent and ask God for forgiveness. Too much continual sinning after that may cause Him to give us up completely, and there will be no chance for repentance.
---bettyw on 3/25/09|
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There are any number of individuals who, when called upon to give account for their irresponsible/wrong behaviour/actions, say "the Spirit led me to". or "God told me". I know one "pastor" who had an emotional/paranoid meltdown causing untold damage to the church and all the while insisting "God told him" this that and the other thing.
Fact (the word) first and foremost. Feeling - always suspect.
Don't you suppose that the preachers Paul spoke about in Phil ch 1 or in Gal. "felt" they were doing the right thing?
---bruce5656 on 3/24/09|
So far, all we have is YOUR word for it that the Holy Spirit is personally directing you. Not even St. Paul claimed that about all his utterances.
I've noticed on these blogs that too often, the Holy Spirit seems to tell people EXACTLY what they want to hear, especially in serious Biblical matters such as divorce and remarriage--namely, their own.
---katavasia on 3/25/09|