Unlimited: You Are Perfectly Saved
Apr 2, 2017 1453
God… has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began (2 Timothy 1:9, NKJV).
The apostle uses the perfect tense, meaning that this has already happened: “Who has saved us.” Believers in Christ Jesus are saved. They are not looked upon as persons who are in a hopeful state, and may ultimately be saved, but they are already saved.
Salvation is not a blessing to be enjoyed on your deathbed, or to be enjoyed in some future life above, but something you can have now; received, promised, and enjoyed now. The Christian is perfectly saved according to God’s plan… The price of salvation has already been paid: “It is finished” was the cry of the Saviour before he died. The believer is also perfectly saved in God’s covenant promise:Adam and Eve’s sin was our sin, and our life is now in Jesus Christ.
This complete salvation is accompanied by a holy calling…. God did not choose us or call us because we were already holy, but he called us so we could be holy, and holiness is the beauty produced by God’s workmanship in us.
Salvation must be of grace, because the Lord is the author of it: and what motive but grace could motivate him to save the guilty? Salvation must be of grace, because Jesus covers all our guilt and unrighteousness. – Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Do you feel perfectly saved? If not, are the wrong feelings in control of your life? What can you do to bring your feelings more into harmony with God’s promises to you? Can you focus more on the things that bring you assurance, comfort, and peace?