Friday, September 18, 2009

Saved Again!

What in the world kind of heresy is this guy promoting, you ask? Before you deblog me, or take me off your list, please hear me out. I certainly do NOT mean that I or anybody else for that matter has lost their salvation & then regained it! The Holy Spirit has gone out of His Way to make it clear that salvation is eternal. Also, if it were possible to lose it, of course it is not, but for the sake of argument, if it was, then the Bible is also clear that it could never be regained. But all this is for other times. What I mean here, is that the Lord delivered me (saved!) from a very real spiritual battle recently, & this is not the first time He's done this in my life, hence the title! I won't go into the details here, but let's just say that 1 peter 5:8 was in play. I truly felt like I was being swallowed up in fear & dread, the enemy seemingly trying to destroy my faith. Then, a verse I had not thought of in awhile popped into my head, & it was just what I needed! Almost like the Father was right there, & said, "Here is what you need." Of course, I heard no voice, just His word from Isaiah right then when I desperately needed it! In case you are wondering, that verse, or the portion that came to my mind was this: "When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him." Then, my mind went over to Rev.12 & the picture of Satan & the woman there, & the flood out of his mouth designed to swallow her up, & the earth helping her by swallowing it up! Again, the contexts of these texts are for another time, but no doubt, the text He brought to my mind just when I needed it fit my situation to a "T" like we say down here in NC! God is so good! He should have thrown me out years ago, but because He is good & faithful & magnificently merciful & gracious, He has not done so (Jn.6:37). I just had to "say so" about my Redeemer's work in my life! (Ps.107:2) How about you?

14 comments:

ExPreacherMan said...

David,

You witnessed again, the boundless and merciful Grace of our Savior.

Rest in Him!!

In Jesus Christ eternally,

ExP(Jack)

David Wyatt said...

Bro. Jack,

Thank you dear brother for your kind words, & I always appreciate seeingg yo come by! Thankfully I am resting in Him! God Bless you!

Danny said...

Hey Dave! Glad to hear it. I don't know if you've read this post from Dave N. (not related to your post, but great nonetheless). It's from his old blog (dave-osas), and it's on Hebrews 10:26-27. I think you'll find it to be a smash-hit. I sent it to a friend of mine who is an ICOC member. Dave forgot to mention 10:18 in connection with 10:26, but he does a great job nonetheless using verses 10, 14, and 17. Also, please e-mail me your e-mail address. I got rid of the yahoo account and lost your address.

http://dave-osas.blogspot.com/2008/04/eternal-security-and-hebrews-1026-27.html

David Wyatt said...

Bro. Danny,

That was an excellent article by bro. Dave. I appreciate your sharing it! I will email you my email! God Bless.

David Wyatt said...

Ooops, bro. Danny, I'm sorry, I have lost your email address. Our old computer quit computin' & I don't have it on my new one.

Danny said...

My e-mail is what I'm signing on to your blog with. Check for it based on this post.

David Wyatt said...

Bro. Danny,

I'm sorry, I'm ignorant on a lot of these things! Maybe you can send me a message on Facebook. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Chris said...

Very encouraging post David.

I too am marvelling at how great our God and Saviour is, especially his longsuffering patience in saving me from many temporal disasters and also from my sins on a regular basis.

David Wyatt said...

Bro. Chris! Whyat a blessing to hear from you brother! I so agree! Our wonderful Lord Jesus is so good & kind to us every day. God Bless you!

p160 said...

The truths that have to do with God and the relations between God and men, completely surpass the sensible order and demand self-surrender and self-abnegation in order to be put into practice and to influence practical life.

Now the human intellect, in gaining the knowledge of such truths is hampered both by the activity of the senses and the imagination, and by evil passions arising from original sin.

Hence men easily persuade themselves in such matters that what they do not wish to believe is false or at least doubtful.

Read more, David!

David Wyatt said...

I am so thankful that God wrote His Word to us in a clear & understandable way, especially the truths of salvation in Christ. (Ro.10:8-10) Certainly the deeper truths of the faith are hidden in Christ, but still accessible for any believer who wants to know Him in a deeper way (Col.2:3). Anyone who in simple childlike faith will come to Christ for salvation will not be turned away & can then say along with Philip Bliss, Hallelujah! 'Tis done. I believe in the Son. I am saved by the blood of the crucified One!

PURE GRACE BELIEVER said...

Brother Dave,

It has been a while since your last blog. I hope you are going to keep writing about what God is teaching you?? The Internet certainly needs Christian believers like yourself to share the faith.

Your brother in Christ,

Dave

David Wyatt said...

Thanks bro. Dave! I re-read your articles often. A new one is on the way.