RCCG OPEN HEAVEN TEENS DEVOTIONAL 23RD APRIL 2022 (NOT FOREVER SAVED)
TOPIC: NOT FOREVER SAVED
TEXT: Ezekiel 3:17-21
MEMORY VERSE: “If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.” John 15:6
Some people have been going about preaching a heresy that once saved is forever saved with the implication that all your actions after salvation, whether good or bad, have been covered by the blood of Jesus. Hence, you can do and undo. Some went further to say that even if you sin after giving your life to Christ, you will still make it to Heaven.
These are terrible lies from the pit of Hell. Today’s Bible reading establishes that when a righteous man returns to sin, all past righteousness becomes null and void and he will be judged as a sinner. The fact is that having once believed in Christ, backsliding can take a person to Hell. This is why you must work out your salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12 ).
The Bible also says that whoever places his hand on the plough and looks back is not fit for the kingdom (Luke 9:62 ). Don’t be deceived my child; once you give your life to Christ, you have to abide in Him by constantly living a holy life and developing your relationship with the Holy Spirit as He will guide you into all truths. This is the only way to ensure that your eternity is secure.
Point: Father, please give me the grace to constantly abide in You so that I wont be a castaway.
Bible in One Year: Luke 19:1-48 , 2 Samuel 7:1-29, 2 Samuel 8:1-18, 2 Samuel 9:1-13