DANCE OF FIRE
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Only GOD is perfect. It's vital that you seek the Lord to expose any errors that you've embraced. Please ask Him to expose any areas of darkness to you and for what is necessary to do to dispossess what's NOT of truth.
Flames of fire dance joyfully as dreams of fervor conjure up images of red hot passion for the gusto of life.
Sizzle, spark, explode -
Fireballs light up the sky. Wow! a thunder flash with a clap -
The flames are vivid with the awesome glow of orange colors blended with yellow highlights that accent the blaze.
This display is the bomb torched with a rocket plan. Such rapture has lit our fire. We are dynamite on this journey.
Come on fire, fall on us. Pour your liquid potency. Ignite our souls that we may be engulfed with magnified intensity.
Blow up our hearts. Dance with us....
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Friday, July 29, 2011
ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED?
Scriptures are from the King James Bible.
Before I did this piece, our Lord gave me Hebrews 12:14, "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:" Moments, and I do mean moments, after that I sat down to do this post but first I proceeded to check to see if I had any e-mail messages. There was just one new one. What is the subject of that e-mail? "HUNGRY FOR HOLINESS"! When I saw that I was wowed because I had just got finished reading "holiness" from Hebrews 12:14. I haven't yet read the subject e-mail, as I didn't want it to influence what I will express here. But I'm in awe of how rapidly our Lord provided confirmation about the holiness matter.
Many of us have heard it expressed, "Once saved, always saved." But is that truth? If anyone has any biblical evidence to support that, please share it here.
Note: The content below is not relative to those who are newly saved - baby Christians. They truly don't know enough...
- Are backsliders lake-of-fire bound if they don't return to the Lord before they pass from this life or if Christ returns and they have not repented? Revelation 21:8 - "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:..."
1 Corinthians 6:9, 10
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
- Are carnal/lukewarm Christians lake-of-fire bound if they continue to be carnal? Revelation 3:16, "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."
- Is there biblical proof to support, "once saved, always saved"?
These are the scriptures that our Lord gave me:
For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city,...
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
The Acts 17:30
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name: and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock.
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house: and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Matthew 24:12, 13
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall was cold.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
1 Corinthians 9:27
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
But Christ as a son over his own house: whose house we are, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Note: Here is my response to one of the commenters relative to this post topic:
You are right that GOD is the JUDGE.
Also, I firmly beieve in the scripture in 1 Corinithians 2:15 that says, "But he that is spiritual judgeth all things,..."
I agree that we are not to attempt to determine who might or might not be saved. And I agree that we need to tend to ourselves but I also believe that there is a lot of false teaching being promoted and that people need to know the truths of the Bible.
In particular, baby Christians may inquire about whether "once saved, always saved." Yes, they can seek the Lord through prayer and His Word... When I was a baby Christian, I asked lots of questions of GOD and of His people. I got some very helpful answers, of course from GOD, but also from His people. I asked my mentor the subject question. Her answer was no, not "once saved, always saved." She gave, in essence, what is stated above Matthew 24:13, "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Again, I agree that we need to tend to ourselves but I also believe that it is biblical to tend to others in the spirit of love, and as led by the Spirit of the living GOD.
I am deeply grateful that some dear saints tended to me when I was a baby Christian and beyond.
Biblical truths need to be shared because much false teaching is being spread.
Lord, please, I pray for us to remain steadfast in our aim to perfect holiness - 2 Corinthians 7:1. I pray that we will keep being burning lights that shine - John 5:35. Let us move in glorious holy freedom and go and glow firm with You until the end.
Please move upon carnal/lukewarm and backslidden Christians to become fervent for You - with steadfast aim to keep You, beloved Father, as FIRST LOVE.
Thank You, Lord - Amen