Dear reader, some persons relax after receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. They become lukewarm and gradually go back into their former worldly ways. This post encourages all Christians to cling on to Jesus daily until they cross from this earth to Heaven.
Salvation is a long journey
When you become saved or call it Born-again, you die to self daily to keep yourself in a pure state that enables you to enter Heaven anytime death comes. The Devil will fight you to make you loose your hold onto Jesus. Instead of clinging to Jesus, some Christians attach themselves to the day they were saved. They remember very well the year, the month, the day and the hour they were saved. They can even tell you the direction where wind was blowing. They forget that because of Satan and demonic attacks, salvation is a daily experience. You have to renew your salvation daily through prayer, repentance, and asking God to take you through the Devil’s traps.
Jesus confirmed that salvation is a daily experience
When you read the Lord’s Prayer, you will see that Jesus himself wants us to take salvation as a daily experience by praying daily as follows.
- “Forgive us our sins as we have forgiven those who have done us wrong”. Jesus knew that we would need to repent of our sins on a daily basis. This is contrary to what some Christians believe that “Once saved, Always saved”
- “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from all evil”. Jesus knew that we would need God’s help on a daily basis to prevent trials and temptations in our lives.
“Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me“. (Luke 9:23)