Rest Assured or Afraid of the Dark -by Lois Macdonald

Do you sleep peacefully, assured of your Salvation, or are you afraid of the dark and the unknown?
The foundation of trust is built during our childhood. If our parents prove to be trustworthy, we learn to trust. If they are unreliable, believing in them and in others will be a challenge. Parents who raise their families on this foundation will teach their children to be sure-footed, planted firmly on the pathway leading towards Salvation. The only path that begins and ends in faith.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” John 5:24. Jesus’ promise of peace stretches far beyond any worldly understanding.
Proof that Christians can rest assured of their Salvation is found at the cross, where Jesus cried out, “It is finished.” And bowing His head, gave up His spirit. John 19:30. Only the blameless Son of God could reconcile sinners to his Holy Father.
The payment was made in full on the cross. A gift from God. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9. If we truly believe the Bible is God’s Word, we can rest assured with these truths.
“Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7.
The anointing of His Holy Spirit confirms our relationship with our Creator. “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,” Romans 8:16. It removes all doubt.
I have often heard Christians talk about their fear of dying. Believing they are not worthy of Heaven. It makes my heart ache for them and prompts me to share this comforting verse, “I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.” Luke 15:7.

Remember, hear, believe, repent then rest assured of your Salvation.

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