DCLM Daily Manna 7 August 2019 – No Eternal Security, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TOPIC: No Eternal Security
TEXT: 1 Samuel 16:14-23
KEY VERSE: “But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him” – (1 Samuel 16:14).
DCLM Daily Manna 7 August 2019 – MESSAGE:
Judas Iscariot was an apostle of Jesus Christ. He was born again. He and the other eleven were sent by Christ on mission work where they preached that “men should repent… and cast out many devils…” (Mark 6?:7,12?,13). But eventually, he betrayed his Master and later hanged himself.
When Saul met with Samuel and was anointed with oil as the first king of Israel, “God gave him another heart” and “the Spirit of God came upon him” (1 Samuel 10:9?,10). But a series of disobedient acts and failure to fully carry out all God’s commandments cost him the kingship and the kingdom.
In his trespasses, he failed to show genuine repentance, and God rejected him. And because nature abhors vacuum, as soon as the Spirit of God left him, an evil spirit took over. There are many who think they are Christians because they attend church service. They may be good but are however considered as mere religious activities which takes one nowhere. Before God, all those things amount to nothing, except such activities are preceded by genuine repentance, turning away from sin, forsaking them, and receiving Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Saviour.
- Today: DCLM Daily Manna 7 August 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
There are many people today who profess to be born again but have gone back to their old sins saying that “once saved always saved”. That is the satanic doctrine of eternal security. The children of Israel are a classic example; after being saved from Egypt, most of them could not enter the Promised Land. To be eternally saved and secured, we must steadfastly follow the Lord in full obedience.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Continuous abiding in Christ is the believer’s sure hope.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 8-10
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