Can You Be Assured Of Eternal Life With GOD?

Most people who believe there are a heaven and a hell do not want to go to hell. For those who believe Scripture is the truth, realize that heaven is a more preferable place than hell. There is a test that we can take to prove that the Holy Spirit is in our lives. Since we have accepted Christ as our Savior and our lives have changed, we should become more Christ-like in the way we live.

Ephesians 1:4–13 “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,”

We must realize that prior to our birth, God chose us to become an adopted member of His family. However, we have a choice to accept or rebel by choosing the devil’s ways instead of God’s ways. The result of that choice, we find ourselves going to heaven or hell when life is over.

Once I accepted Christ as my Savior, my life changed totally. The worldly things I believed were fun and important diminished. I think it can best be described by I Corinthians 13:4–7 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

I noticed a difference in my heart and started to see a love that became patient and kind. It didn’t happen overnight, but it gradually improved. I had a problem with anger and had a short temper. I became more considerate of other people and a lot less judgmental. I developed a desire to be more kind to others.

You should find yourself overcoming jealousy and having no desire to control or manipulate others or envy what they had that you didn’t. As you grow older and realize that people with confidence need not brag and that no longer becomes a problem. Some people who lacked confidence and struggled with a low self-esteem have a problem dealing with pride or self-righteousness.

The Holy Spirit helps you to interact with people that may provoke you to the point you want to retaliate. We must never get even with someone doing evil things to us by getting even. I do not see the Holy Spirit at work in the lives of many who are running for political office. Scripture says it is God who will deal with those who do evil to you.

Love does not rejoice in evil but in the truth. We must make it a practice to never lie to anyone. You may not help giving out information that you believe is true and later find out it was inaccurate. But we must never intentionally deceive someone.

Love protects, always hopes and always perseveres. Our love must choose to trust and believe the best in people. Often times, people will disappoint us. Over the years I have worked with thousands of people and have learned that people come from different backgrounds, with different temperaments and personalities. In most cases they are doing the best they can with what they have to work with.

Test yourself! Since being saved have you noticed any change in how you live and do you now love differently? Could you have made the changes without the assistance of the Holy Spirit? If you passed the test, you can be assured of eternal life with God and Christ. You should now have no doubt where you will spend eternity.

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