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“Are You Really Saved??” from the heart of an 18 year old.

I Know I've Been Born Again!!

When you have truly been born again you know it. No one can talk you out of it, no more can detour you from it. When a person gets saved a supernatural change takes place, no demon, no devil, no family member, no backslidden brother or preacher can change your mind. You are a new creature in Christ Jesus.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) If you know in your heart that you have been genuinely saved then no one can convince you otherwise. If you are one of these then Praise God!! All of heaven rejoices to know that you have joined the body of Christ. We rejoice with you in knowing that you are apart of our family and that your name is written down in heaven. Whether you are newly saved or have been saved for some time one of the first priorities is to find a church to attend. A church were the Truth is being preached. In the day we live in finding a church where the true Word of God is preached without any mixture is a challenging task. But God always leads His sheep to green pastures. As a Christian you need a steady diet of the preached Word. Just as flowers need water and sunlight to nourish them and help them grow, a Christian needs the Word to help him grow in God. You need to find a church where the Word not only encourages you but challenges you. We do not need to sit in church and be comfortable, we need our lives provoked, we need our hearts searched and probed. If we get in a church that soothes our flesh and our sinful nature we will end up religious or backslidden.

When you get saved the devil and your flesh are going to fight you tooth and nail. In 1 Peter 5:8 it says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” The enemy is not going to lay back and relax because you've gotten saved. He will come at you harder and stronger then he ever has. But the Bible always says, “For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently.” (1 Corinthians 10:13 Amplified Version) What a great God we serve that He will always make a way of escape for us.

As a Christian you should have a desire to hear the Word, to pray daily, to read your Bible and understand what God is saying to you. Not just reading it for the sake of reading it, but truly comprehending what God is saying through His Word. Even though the Bible was wrote thousands of years ago it still speaks and sets free men. The tragedy of many young believers today is that they get into a church where the doctrine in mixed with a worldliness, humor in the pulpit, psychology and a little bit of this and that. But you must do whatever you have to do to hear the Truth. It may require drastic measures such as changing jobs, moving to a new city or state, or leaving the church you're in now. But growing in the Lord and progressing in your walk with God should be your first priority, no matter what is requires. We have had families out of state that can't find a church in their area, so they have turned their home into a church. Whenever our church here is praying they are praying, whenever we are having church they are having church.

You must be determined in your walk with the Lord to let nothing detour you. When you gave your life to Christ you made an unconditional commitment to Him, just like in a marriage. The Bible often compares the body of Christ to a husband and wife. This is a life long commitment, whatever it takes to make it work, whatever the price, whatever has to change, whatever we have to do is the attitude we must take on when we become Christians. There are no options! When you get married you are committing your life to this man/woman, you are giving her/him your all. You don't get into the marriage and six months later when things aren't going well you want to get out. When you love someone you'll go to hell and back for them because you love them. That is how the Christian is to be with Christ. You don't have the option of quiting when the going gets tough, if you love Him you'll obey Him no matter what it costs you. Just as that husband falls more and more in love with his wife as time goes on, so the child of God falls more and more in fall with Christ. He desires to know Him more and more. When your heart and attitude is like this you'll find a place where you can hear from God and be challenged to move forward. You will want to know Him more, to experience Him in a deeper depth, you will be hungry for more of Him and thus you will find a place that feeds that hunger.