Signs of True Conversion
I Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV
. . . Christ died for our sins. . . was buried, . . . He rose again the third day . . .
The assurance of our salvation is a reoccurring joy on the basis of the continuing work of the Holy Spirit, fellowship with Christ and the Father. This is a crucial part of our so great salvation. The person that is truly saved will be sensitive to sin in his or her life and cry out as Paul did in Romans 7:24, “O wretched man that I am!” True believers are to, “. . . walk in the Light as He is in the Light,” (I John 1:7), confessing and forsaking sin as it is made known to them. If we say we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness of sin, we are lying to ourselves and are not practicing the truth–––Light and darkness do not coexist.
God gives us the confidence to know that we have eternal life not based on feelings or experiences but on the truths of Scripture. If this is true, then there is never a reason for any of us to live a ho-hum Christian life. We are to live our lives experiencing His exceedingly abundant grace and mercy by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and what He has done for us on the cross.
Suffering rejection because of your faith is a painful test but you are not to be surprised by this persecution (I Peter 4:12,13). If you are being persecuted by the world and have experienced rejection, bitterness, hostility, and alienation, then this may bring clarity to whom you belong and whose name you bear.
It is the Christian’s blessed hope that one day Christ will return and we will see Him face-to-face. Our citizenship is in heaven and one day we will be transformed from this frail, sinful body into a glorious body bearing “the image of the heavenly” (I Corinthians 15:49b). Our longing to see Christ indicates the wonderful reality of eternal salvation.
Lord, thank You for saving grace.