PERMANENT AND IRREVOCABLE SALVATION
Whether a person who has once believed in Jesus does any good works or not, whether he sins or not, whether he lives by faith and grace or not, whether he follows the Holy Spirit in his spirit or not, a person who has once believed in Jesus is ~saved eternally~.
For a saved believer, sins do not cancel his salvation and good works are not necessary for salvation; but sins are something he or she ought to avoid and good works are something a saved believer ought to do.
Salvation is it free gift received by faith.
Only faith in Jesus is necessary for salvation.
EXPERIENCING UNION WITH GOD
The blessing of the saved believer by faith believing God’s promise of co-death and co-resurrection with Christ is: experiencing the truth of the spiritual condition that God says exists (that our sinful self died to sin with Christ and were raised to new life with Christ), thus ~experiencing~ union with God in the holiness and perfection of Jesus. We receive this reality by believing it, not first by trying to do things. Believing the doctrine of who we are in Christ is the key to overcoming the sinful nature effortlessly. Pray for faith if you cannot believe it.
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
The nine fruit of the Spirit are a natural outgrowth of spiritually abiding in Christ, in His words and Spirit, as a branch abides in the Vine.
KNOWING GOD THROUGH LOVE
If you do not love people, then you do not know God, says 1st John. And you can love people by abiding in God’s love. Then you know God.