A Look at God's Character
Updated: Sep 30, 2022
In recent months, there have been many events in the news that can make us fearful of the answer to the question, “Will I be safe during what comes next?” For the Christian, the question may be, “Will I be saved during what comes next?”
Reading books and watching movies, it’s easy to see how imagination can take hold, and truth can be set aside. Often, truth has been rarely studied so the imaginations of screen writers and authors can convincingly establish a new truth within us, a new view of reality that isn’t real at all.
The truth is that God is love. It’s not just that He exhibits love like a parent might hug a child and say loving words. No. God is love. He personifies love. This is not an easy concept for our human minds to understand, but it doesn’t make it any less real.
Some believe that we must work for God’s love. That’s not real either. God’s love is freely given to all of us. Ah, the question now is, “How easy is it to get?”
In Him (Jesus) you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance (eternal life) until the redemption (until Jesus comes again) of the purchased possession (we were all purchased by Jesus’ death on the cross of Calvary), to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1: 13, 14
What happens after we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise?
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he or she is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God … 2 Corinthians 5:17, part 18
So, let’s review the steps in this process. It begins when we believe the word of truth, the gospel of our salvation.
It continues when we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. Now the old things have become new so that now all things are of God.
Our inheritance continues throughout eternity because Jesus comes again: For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17
How do we know we belong to God?
Nevertheless, the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows who are His,” and “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 1 Timothy 2:19
Is there anything we are asked to do?
And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him. Acts 5:32
Is God hard to obey?
Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
So, let’s revisit this question: “Will I be saved during what comes next?”
How would you answer it now?
God loves to answer our questions. Here is a simple prayer that we can pray: “God, please help me to understand your words, and what they mean for my life. I ask this in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.”
Please Note: all the Bible passages that you read above come from the New King James Version.