TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
12th July 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: I John 4:17(NKJV)
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
As we continue to examine fruits that the gospel produces, one fruit that’s very important to note is that the gospel produces assurance of salvation in your heart.
Before you heard the gospel, many of you were unsure of your eternal fate, whether or not you’d make heaven. You felt you needed to work your way to heaven.
See, from the day I heard the gospel, I got peace when I learnt that my going to heaven was not dependent on me or my actions but simply believing in Jesus.
What an assurance this gospel gives!
I John 4:17 says;
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world
Do you notice that this boldness in the day of judgment is a perfection of love?
How is God going to love you and love you halfway?
Think about it.
Loving you halfway will put you in fear.
If God loves you and loves you halfway, it will keep you in fear or panic of your fate, wondering whether or not you’ll be judged and what sort of judgment He intends to mete out for your actions.
But if you know He loves you completely, it gives you boldness, confidence all the time.
Any child who does wrong but knows his father loves him still, there will be the sense of longing to please his father.
Such a child won’t be able to stand offending his father.
Listen friends, we have boldness in the day of judgement because we have been loved completely.
This is the believer’s assurance. That the love that saved you and gave you new life is the same one that gives you confidence of what your eternal fate will be. No more uncertainties.
If I am I worried about making heaven, it means I don’t know that I have been loved completely.
-I believe in the good news of the gospel, that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus has announced the provision of forgiveness of my sins.
-I don’t just know the gospel, I live the gospel. I am transformed by the gospel. The gospel is working through me.
-The hearing of the gospel produces the fruits of Genuine Faith, Love for all the Saints and Hope of a Guaranteed Future in me.
-The fruits of the gospel are not a product of my ability but are generated supernaturally.
-The gospel produces assurance of salvation in my heart.
-I am not unsure about my eternal fate or if I’d make heaven.
-God’s love has been perfected in me. I have boldness and I am not afraid of judgment.
-God did not love me halfway. I have been loved completely. Therefore, there are no uncertainties about my eternal fate.
-God’s love for me frees me from fear.
HEARING BY THE WORD
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