People search for knowledge and insight, and/or spiritual experience, or peace and holiness and righteousness, or assurance and clarity, as the greatest spiritual attainments.
People might seek for these things in many ways, in many different places.
But the best thing anyone can possibly receive is UNION WITH GOD through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
God is love.
Union with the God who is love is the greatest thing that can happen to anyone.
Union with God is joy unspeakable.
Union with God gives us the peace our souls crave.
The best possible thing for any human being is to live united with God our loving Father, in Christ our Savior, and the Holy Spirit, who indwells our spirit.
We receive EVERYTHING GOOD by God’s grace, through Jesus, by His death on the cross for all of our sins, through His burial, and through His resurrection.
We receive knowledge of the Gospel through the Scripture.
We receive salvation through believing in the Gospel of Jesus: 1st Corinthians 15:1-4.
We receive perfect sanctification through believing in Jesus’ Gospel.
Jesus Himself IS our sanctification.
We receive experience of God through his Holy Spirit in our the intuition of our conscience of our spirit, through Jesus’ Gospel, because we have been crucified with Christ, we have been buried, and we have been raised to eternal life through His resurrection.
Though we still sin, God daily forgives us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. God also tells us to confess our sins to one another. The forgiveness of God in the Lord’s Prayer is in the sense of daily practical fellowship, but we are forgiven for all our sins forever, past, present and future, in the moment of faith in Christ.
We are the holy children of God, through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, the Son of God, indwelled by the Spirit of our Father.
When a person first comes to faith, he believes in Jesus, who died for all sins of everyone on the cross, was buried, and rose again on the third day.
And Paul the apostle tells us that Jesus, the Christ, did more than simply die for our sins.
Look deeper into what Jesus actually did for us.
The Bible tells us also that we were in Him in His death and resurrection, washing away all our sins past, present, and future, with His holy shed blood, and giving us a new life of eternal glory. (Galatians 2:20)
We receive this free gift forever and irrevocably in a moment of faith.
When we believe in Christ, in that moment, we repent or change our minds about unbelief about our sinfulness, and we change our minds in thinking that Jesus was just a man.
Repentance from sins and/or commitment and perseverance in holy living are not requirements ~for~ salvation. But they are the possible, but not required for salvation, natural outgrowth and working out of salvation. A holy life is God’s will for His children, made holy in Christ.
When we believe in Jesus, we are immediately spiritually baptized by the Holy Spirit into the death and resurrection of Christ. (This is not water baptism, but spiritual baptism.)
We are saved and preserved forever in Christ.
We are saved by sheer divine grace, there is no merit or worthiness in us.
The Bible says all of our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.
Jesus is the infinite and eternal and unimaginable divine pinnacle of all spiritual desires, who dwells in glorious white light forever and ever.
Jesus is forever worshiped and glorified by the angels in Heaven and by the saints in Christ.
In Christ are ALL the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Through Jesus we receive forgiveness of sins.
Through Jesus we receive union with God.
Through Jesus we are destined for Heaven.
Through Jesus we commune with God the Father, through His Holy Spirit in our spirits, forever loved and at peace.
EVERYTHING SPIRITUALLY GOOD is given to us in Jesus who is God incarnate in human flesh, who died for all of the sins of everyone on the cross, who was buried, and who rose again on the third day.
All to the glory of God my Savior. John 6:47.
I believe that the two greatest prayers you could pray would be for another person’s salvation, and for the hearts of others to be filled with the love of God in Jesus Christ–both of these are the will of God.
I wish you grace, salvation, assurance of salvation, assurance of eternal security, growth in grace and knowledge, discernment in your spirit from God’s Spirit, God’s presence and comfort, His guidance, His peace, love, joy, wisdom, revelation, spiritual fellowship with God, spiritual fellowship with other believers, strength, health, healing, stability, security, provision, protection, honesty, purity, sincerity, success, bravery, righteous anger, blessing–and maturity, and heavenly rewards, in Christ. I wish you His love.
I send these emails to you because I love you and I care about your current and afterlife well-being. Here are some of my favorite Bible verses that clearly teach salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus, eternal security, and sanctification by grace through faith in Jesus.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he [or she] who believes in Me HAS everlasting life.” -Jesus, in the Bible book of John, chapter 6, verse 47.
“He who believes in the Son HAS everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” -John 3:36
“FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son, that who whoever believes in Him should not perish but HAVE everlasting life.” -Jesus, in John 3:16
“this [Jesus] is He who BAPTIZES WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.” -John 1:33
“Moreover, brethren, I declare to you THE GOSPEL which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved…For I delivered to you FIRST OF ALL that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures..”
-Paul the apostle in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4.
“In Him… HAVING BELIEVED, you were SEALED with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the GUARANTEE of our inheritance…”
-Ephesians 1:13, 14.
“For THE LAW was given through Moses, but GRACE AND TRUTH came through Jesus Christ…” -John 1:17
“Everyone who…believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I [Jesus] will raise [resurrect] him [or her] up at the last day.” John 6:40
“He who testifies to these things [Jesus] says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” Revelation 22:20,21 (the last two sentences in the Bible)
All these verses are quoted from the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible. The NKJV is the Bible translation I have found most accurate to the original Greek. It is a near-perfect English representation of the original.
..”what must I do to be saved?”
..”believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. -Acts 16:31
“…whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” -Acts 2:21
If you are not saved, or are not sure if you are saved from God’s Hell-punishment of you for your sins, just call out to Jesus right now with a sincere heart, “Jesus save me!” and you will be saved immediately and permanently. You can call out to Him and be saved by His grace through faith in Jesus. You will be immediately saved, you will be immediately forgiven of all sins: past, present, and future, you will immediately be declared righteous, you will immediately be indwelled by God’s Spirit–forever, and you will be guaranteed to go to Heaven the very moment you die.
“Therefore, HAVING BEEN justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Romans 5:1
“Through Him we have received grace… for obedience to the faith…” -Romans 1:5
“There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to those who are in Christ Jesus..” -Romans 8:1
“For sin shall NOT have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
You are a new creation in Christ.
Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
“…forgive…” -Matthew 18:35
“Let brotherly love continue….”
“Love others as yourself.”
“Fight the good fight!”
“…God is love…” -1st John 4:8
“He who does not love does not -know-* God, for GOD IS LOVE.” -1st John 4:8
*This verse refers to -knowing- God in -spiritual fellowship-. This is -not- a salvation verse.
Spiritually, everything boils down to this: having faith in the God-man Jesus, crucified on the cross for all sins, and resurrected, for our salvation; loving God, and loving and forgiving others as yourself, as Jesus loves; believing and following the Word and Spirit as a redeemed child of God, by His grace; and eagerly looking forward to Jesus’ Return and Our Father’s promise of Heaven–our destiny.