It is amazing to think that one who had been with the Apostle Paul and was counted as his fellow laborer could fall away . But that seems to be the case of Demas , whom Paul knew while in prison . Surely , there would have been salvations and miracles witnessed . Deliverances , and bondages broken for many . So, what happened with Demas ?
The Letter to the Church at Laodicea has a Right – Now clue for establishing our hearts for the Lord at His coming . And to guard against being left out of His Kingdom as the careless Laodicean .
There is an admonition in James chapter 5 that leaves me wondering how anyone could think that OSAS is true . We must balance scripture and rightly divide the Word ! In looking at scriptures that guarantee salvation versus scriptures that warn of losing salvation , the balance point is the God – given , free human will .
From a recent exchange I had on Twitter judging me :
Him : False teacher alert ( A Brother’s notification he placed on my Twitter account ).
Me : Have you read my blog ? Try reading it before judging . From where I have been, I know too well what I am talking about . I was under informed , too.
Him : Feeling guilty eh lol anyone that believes they can lose their salvation IS NOT saved in the first place. ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved’ refute that!
Well, let’s talk about a few things … judging and judgment and salvation …
Praise is so important to our walk . The Spirit inhabits the praises of His people . And if we walk in the Spirit , we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh . All the more important for the embattled Saint .
I crossed the line with God, with one foot only . I learned things in that place . This vessel marred upon the Potter’s wheel , now re – formed to another purpose . I know how the enemy destroys the salvation of the Christian . And the Holy Spirit is still talking . Brothers and Sisters , let’s have a little fire – side chat . I would like to get more detailed about exactly what the sin of willing , overt , unrepentant unforgiveness will do to a christian if carried beyond the grave . But remember, God certainly knows the faithfully struggling saint , struggling in good faith to obey against inhuman things they have suffered, making faithful progress , without being super human themselves . He is not out to ” get us .”
How do you take your comfort ? Stirred , Shaken , Straight , or Slanted ? I like mine straight or stirred . I don’t care for slanted . I might take a tumble , then I would be shaken ! Jesus went back up to heaven so that He could send us the Comforter . The Holy Spirit living in us .